NN Journal

NN Journal focuses on delivering original news from Northamptonshire, covering a wide range of local issues such as political events, social care challenges, environmental activism, arts and culture, health services, and community campaigns. It features investigative reports, profiles on local figures, and updates on significant local developments.

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805 implied HN points 09 Jan 24
  1. A local community successfully campaigned to save a meadow from being turned into warehouses, showcasing the power of people coming together.
  2. The developer's plan was rejected due to concerns about biodiversity and the landscape, highlighting the importance of protecting natural habitats.
  3. The activist leading the campaign hopes to transform the area into a country park and is prepared to continue fighting against future development plans.
707 implied HN points 19 Jan 24
  1. North Northamptonshire Council is defending spending on cultural services despite overall spending limits.
  2. The council is justifying large cultural renovation projects by seeking grants and emphasizing the importance of cultural offerings.
  3. West Northamptonshire Council faces criticism for the closure of a care home despite protests and calls to preserve it for community use.
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727 implied HN points 11 Jan 24
  1. Hospital rebuild plans for Kettering General Hospital are progressing quickly and smoothly.
  2. The hospital's director noted that the project is considered 'fairly simple' compared to others due to its location and lack of lengthy land sales and planning permissions.
  3. Some car parking on the site will be lost during the construction of a new energy center, resulting in a reduction in staff parking.
727 implied HN points 04 Jan 24
  1. Reform UK chose Ben Habib as candidate over Nigel Farage or Peter Bone for Wellingborough byelection
  2. Reform UK aims to contest every constituency in upcoming election as the party for the working class
  3. Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrats, Green Party, and Britain First all preparing candidates for the Wellingborough byelection expected in February
530 implied HN points 20 Jan 24
  1. White Cobra theater company founders aim to challenge their audiences with serious plays alongside lighter shows
  2. The company tours across the UK, exploring different locations and building a local following
  3. Richard and Kate, the founders, prioritize audience enjoyment over financial gain and work with a mix of professionals and local talent
353 implied HN points 06 Feb 24
  1. An independent member resigned due to feeling voiceless in holding the police commissioner accountable.
  2. Concerns arise over controversial appointments made by the police commissioner.
  3. The resignation brings attention to ongoing issues within the panel overseeing police, fire, and crime matters.
432 implied HN points 01 Jan 24
  1. NN Journal's focus for 2024 will be on politics and health.
  2. The author thanks for support in 2023 and looks forward to continued support in 2024.
  3. 2024 promises to be a big year for politics on both local and national levels.
373 implied HN points 05 Dec 23
  1. The two unitary authorities are in a dispute over how to handle the billion pound debts from the former council.
  2. Audits for councils' accounts are delayed due to a lack of professionals, leading to national issues.
  3. The debt standoff impacts financial sustainability, and overspending in children's services is a major concern.
176 implied HN points 09 Feb 24
  1. The fire chief candidate is under investigation by the police watchdog for behavior during her time as deputy chief constable.
  2. North Northamptonshire Council is facing scrutiny for a planning fiasco involving a warehouse approval mix-up.
  3. A University of Northampton student has been sentenced to prison for the murder of another student during a drug dispute.
373 implied HN points 19 Oct 23
  1. Northampton Community Shed needs more space to accommodate their growing number of members and activities.
  2. The charity has been struggling to find a new venue despite efforts and a grant from the National Lottery.
  3. Members of the shed emphasize the sense of community, learning, and fulfillment they experience at the current space.