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Govt commissioners sent in to take over finances at Northamptonshire County Council

The taskforce will take over financial management at the council. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has announced he is sending in commissioners to take over the governance and strategic financial management of Northamptonshire County Council.

It comes after an independent report found that the Conservative-run authority had lost control of its budgets and failed in its duty to provide best value for money.


Holiday company creates new jobs at Stansted

Their Stansted operations will increase by 20%. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Holiday company Jet2 has announced it's creating new jobs with an expansion at Stansted Airport.

The company only started flying from the Essex Airport three years ago.

Credit: ITV News Anglia

Now it's ordering a number of new aircraft and adding three new destinations- Chania in Crete, Bourgas in Bulgaria and Izmir in Turkey.

It'll mean their Stansted operation will increase by 20% in the next year and they will be recruiting new staff in Cabin Crew, Flight Deck and Ground Operations to handle the growth.

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