Feb 22 - A budget vote at Northamptonshire County Council has been postponed following a warning from auditors.

NCC has been struggling financially - with a non-essential spending ban imposed and an agreement put in place to sell its new, multi-million pound HQ in Northampton.

The county council, who oversee services like Trading Standards, Highways and Libraries - have been told by auditors KPMG that their plans for the financial year ahead could have been unlawful.

KPMG have been looking at how much money NCC would need to spend next year and where it would come from.

A meeting among county councillors is now set to be held next week about what to do next.

Feb 16 - Police have made an appeal over a road collision near Market Harborough which saw three Corby residents killed.

Ciprian Merla and Gheorghe Sofitchi, both aged 22, and Tatiana Chiosa aged 40 - died in the collision while two others were taken to hospital.

Officers are keen to speak to any witnesses or those who saw the cars involved - a Peugeot 407 and a Ford Focus - at 7:20 a.m. on Monday February 12 between Harborough and Dingley on the A427.

Network Rail say the next stages of work on the Kettering to Corby rail line will see passenger services suspended for a week.

There will be no service by rail between the towns over the 17th to the 25th of February. Instead there will be a replacement bus service.

It's as testing begins on newly fitted equipment on the line, with engineers needing a nine day period of "wheels free" access to the railway.

Network Rail claim passengers will see the benefit of the upgrade work soon.

So far twelve kilometers of new track has been laid as work continues on providing a second track between Kettering and Corby.

Government funding's to be issued so a road upgrade linked to a new Corby housing area can be carried out.

£3.9m has been announced for the A43 and Steel Road roundabout and nearby access roads - close to the Weldon North Industrial Estate and Priors Hall Park.

Welcoming the news the MP for Corby said he wanted to continue to make the case for more new investment for local infrastructure.

The leader of Corby Borough Council also welcomed the news, saying they wanted to work with planners andthe new owners of Priors Hall on sustainable growth of the area.

NHS Corby have revealed proposals for the Urgent Care Centre on Cottingham Road - in future requiring patients to book an appointment before they get there, by phone or online.

The site would be re-dubbed a "Same Day Access Hub". 

NHS Corby said their proposals had been influenced by the views of local people taken in the last few months of last year. Additional primary care provision is also being promised, 

Local MP Tom Pursglove welcomed the retention of urgent care services, but later added that patients should not come up against hurdles to access the care they need.

A public meeting about the moves is to be held next Tuesday ( Jan 30 ) in the Cube from 6pm.