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County council may charge some adults £50 for a social care assessment under new proposals

Adults in need of care who earn more than £23,250 per year in savings and capital investments will need to pay for their assessment, Northamptonshire County Council papers reveal. The measure - which is subject to a six-week consultation - proposes an ad

today, 15:13 in Regional East
 

Former Geddington school goes on the market for just under £1m

A renovated former school in Geddington has gone up for sale. The Old School in Grafton Road, which dates back to 1849, is being sold by its owners for £995,000. The owners believe the school, which is Grade II Listed, closed in the 1980s. The building i

today, 14:28 in Regional East
 

Naked female cleaners wanted to clean houses in Northamptonshire totally nude for £45 an hour

Naked female cleaners are being sought to clean houses for £45 an hour - on condition they do it in the nude. The requirements are laid out in a job ad from a naturist cleaning firm that wants people to clean houses of naturists up and down the country t

today, 12:09 in Regional East
 

Areas of Kettering to become residents’ parking only

More areas of Kettering will be residents’ parking only when new rules come into force next week. From January 27, anyone parking on the public highway in Legion Crescent, Bowhill, 1-7 Windermere Road, West Street and Hazelwood Court will need a permit.

today, 12:09 in Regional East
 

35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

Take a look around your office. If a new study is to be believed, 35 per cent of your colleagues have taken a nap on the job and got away with it. And only 12 per cent say they have had been disciplined by their boss for sleeping at work. The study, with

today, 11:15 in Regional East
 

Convicted sex offender watched Wellingborough schoolchildren play football

A Wellingborough man who was caught watching children play football is to be sentenced next month. John Gray, 55, appeared before magistrates in Northampton on Monday (January 16) after breaching a Sexual Offences Prevention Order. The court heard that G

today, 10:10 in Regional East
 

Rushden schoolchildren help raise more than £2,000 for Poppy Appeal

Schoolchildren from across Rushden have been thanked for their help in raising more than £2,000 for the Poppy Appeal. Rushden’s Royal British Legion (RBL) has once again had great support from schools in the area. As well as thanking them for their suppo

today, 06:31 in Regional East
 

Royal British Legion thanks Wellingborough supermarket staff for support

Supermarket staff have received a special award in recognition of their support for the Royal British Legion. Poppy sellers are often seen in Wellingborough’s Morrisons store in the lead-up to Remembrance Day, but the supermarket’s support doesn’t stop t

today, 06:31 in Regional East
 

Complaints over lengthy closure of Wellingborough’s ‘Mad Mile’

Every effort was made to minimise disruption after complaints about the length of time a stretch of road in Wellingborough was closed, says the county council. Sywell Road, or ‘Mad Mile’ as it is known locally, was closed for a number of months while wor

today, 06:31 in Regional East
 

Corby battery business still fully charged after 20 years

A Corby businessman is celebrating his 20th anniversary. Easystart Batteries, in St Mark’s Road, was founded by Trevor Horner, 61, in December 1996 from a storage unit in Rutland. Despite a skeleton staff and without an office, the business grew until it

yesterday, 15:13 in Regional East
 

Mountain bike stolen from Wellingborough flat

A black and orange Scott Aspect mountain bike was stolen during a burglary in Wellingborough. The incident happened at some point between 6.50pm and 8pm on Saturday, January 14, when the offender(s) entered the hallway leading to a flat in Stream Bank Cl

yesterday, 13:57 in Regional East
 

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found. An endless cycle of sore throats, runny noses, migraines and sickness bugs means mums are left feeling u

yesterday, 11:59 in Regional East
 

One in 16 people in Northamptonshire has type 2 diabetes, says NHS

One in 16 people across Northamptonshire has Type 2 diabetes, new figures have revealed. During the past 12 months, figures show that 1,547 people have been diagnosed – an increase of 4.4 per cent on last year. Latest statistics compiled by NHS Digital s

yesterday, 11:47 in Regional East
 

British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Britain is among the top five countries worldwide for mothers drinking during pregnancy, according to new research. The findings should cause concern, as the researchers have warned of the huge impact alcohol can have on babies’ health, and recommend abs

yesterday, 11:44 in Regional East
 

Police want to speak to this man about a theft in Wellingborough

Do you recognise this man? Police want to speak to him as they believe he may have information about money stolen from a woman in her 80s. The incident happened in Orient Way, Wellingborough, when an elderly woman allegedly had money stolen from her purs

yesterday, 11:40 in Regional East
 


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