Northamptonshire County Council has agreed to a budget which has cut a further £9.9m in spending commitments.

Among measures to be enacted are NCC giving up control of smaller libraries, including at Danesholme in Corby; a reduction in the Highways Maintenance Budget; the loss of bus subsidies and a staff pay freeze.

A government inspection of the county authority over its finances continues  - it's set to report in mid-March.

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Corby Borough Council agreed to its budget for the year ahead on Tuesday.

It includes a 2.7% council tax increase, which works out at £5 for Band D properties.

Council leader, Cllr Tom Beattie, described the budget as "one of the most straightforward the authority had delivered" which was doing everything government had asked of it in terms of effencies and growth.

However he added a number of factors meant the future finances of the borough council remained uncertain with all local government subject to what he called "significant change going forward".