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Daventry building gets a secure future

Daventry District Council has agreed to take action to secure the future and restoration of Overstone Hall. Built in 1866, it was badly damaged by fire in 2001 and has continued to decay. The next step will be to acquire the building from its current owners.

Action will also be taken to secure the Weedon Depot Site which dates back to the Napoleonic era.

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New green fuel filling station for lorries

For years scientists have been trying to come up with an environmentally friendly fuel for heavy goods vehicles. One company thinks it has the answer and has the backing of the Government.

Daventry in Northamptonshire has been chosen for the first Bio-LNG filling station, which was officially opened on Thursday and the Transport Minister Norman Baker was there for the official opening.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey:

Ban on feeding the birds in Daventry

It's an issue which divides opinion - the presence of pigeons in our town centres and whether we should encourage them or not. One town in Northamptonshire now wants people to stop feeding the birds.

Daventry District Council wants people to stop throwing food to pigeons because the birds make a mess and their droppings can carry diseases. The council says it's looking at fining people or possible prosecutions.

Cllr Alan Hills said: "The droppings are not just unsightly but they represent quite a health risk if the wind catches them or they become dust."

There are different opinions from shoppers though with some saying they don't mind the pigeons.

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Residents fight plans to build homes

People living on a new housing development in Northamptonshire are fighting plans to build homes on a site they say was saved for a new school.

The residents of Middlemore in Daventry are opposed to plans by the local council to build 45 homes on the land, after it was decided a school was no longer needed. Neil Bradford reports.

Fight against housing plans

People living on a new housing development in Northamptonshire are fighting plans to build homes on a site they say was saved for a new school.

The residents of Middlemore in Daventry are opposed to plans by the local council to build 45 homes on the land, after it was decided a school was no longer needed.

Daventry District Council says it's identified other sites on the estate should the school go ahead.

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