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Melrose Plant, a prominent secondary protagonist in the Richard Jury series of mystery novels by Martha Grimes, resides in Northamptonshire, and much of the action in the books takes place there. This is a chart of trend of the regional gross value added of Northamptonshire at current basic prices in millions of British Pounds Sterling (correct on 21 December 2005): [51] Year

Prior to 1901 the ancient hundreds were disused. Northamptonshire was administered as four major divisions: Northern, Eastern, Mid, and Southern. [22] During the 1930s, the town of Corby was established as a major centre of the steel industry. Much of Northamptonshire nevertheless remains rural. [ citation needed] HM Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire". Northamptonshire County Council. Archived from the original on 13 May 2016 . Retrieved 19 April 2016. There are seven colleges across the county, with the Tresham College of Further and Higher Education having four campuses in three towns: Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough. [72] Tresham, which was taken over by Bedford College in 2017 due to failed Ofsted inspections, provides further education and offers vocational courses and re-sit GCSEs. [73] It also offers Higher Education options in conjunction with several universities. [74] Other colleges in the county are: Fletton House, Knuston Hall, Moulton College, Northampton College, Northampton New College and The East Northamptonshire College. Towcester: Famous mostly for its horse racing course, Towcester is an ancient town which was originally the Roman Lactodorum, getting its current name from the River Tove. Northamptonshire (UK Parliament constituency) - historical list of MPs for the Northamptonshire constituency

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Main article: History of Northamptonshire § Economy Silverstone adds millions every year to the local economy - Kimi Räikkönen testing for McLaren at Silverstone in April 2006 Connecting Communities – Expanding Access to the Rail Network" (PDF). London: Association of Train Operating Companies. June 2009. p. 19 . Retrieved 7 September 2018.

Peterborough Diocesan Registry". Peterboroughdiocesanregistry.co.uk. Archived from the original on 6 February 2018 . Retrieved 20 January 2018. Mills, A.D. (1998). A Dictionary of English Place-names. Second Edition. Oxford University Press, Oxford. p256. ISBN 0-19-280074-4 Between 1974 and 2021, Northamptonshire, like most English counties, was divided into a number of local authorities. The seven borough/district councils covered 15 towns and hundreds of villages. The county had a two-tier structure of local government and an elected county council based in Northampton, and was also divided into seven districts each with their own district or borough councils: [35] Council Bathurst, David (2012). Walking the county high points of England. Chichester: Summersdale, England. ISBN 978-1-84-953239-6.Ellie Robinson". Rio.paralympics.org.uk. Archived from the original on 7 November 2017 . Retrieved 5 November 2017. Midland Championships". midlandchampionships.org.uk. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014 . Retrieved 12 July 2014. Northants ASA". northantsasa.org. Archived from the original on 16 August 2018 . Retrieved 4 November 2018.

After the Romans left, the area eventually became part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, and Northampton functioned as an administrative centre. The Mercians converted to Christianity in 654 AD with the death of the pagan king Penda. [10] From about 889 the area was conquered by the Danes (as at one point almost all of England was, except for Athelney marsh in Somerset) and became part of the Danelaw – with Watling Street serving as the boundary – until being recaptured by the English under the Wessex king Edward the Elder, son of Alfred the Great, in 917. Northamptonshire was conquered again in 940, this time by the Vikings of York, who devastated the area, only for the county to be retaken by the English in 942. [11] Consequently, it is one of the few counties in England to have both Saxon and Danish town-names and settlements. [ citation needed] The gap in the hills at Watford Gap meant that many south-east to north-west routes passed through Northamptonshire. Watling Street, a Roman Road which is now part of the A5, passes through here, as did canals, railways and major roads in later years. Much of Northamptonshire's countryside appears to have remained somewhat intractable as regards early human occupation, resulting in an apparently sparse population and relatively few finds from the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic periods. [7] In about 500 BC the Iron Age was introduced into the area by a continental people in the form of the Hallstatt culture, [8] and over the next century a series of hill-forts were constructed at Arbury Camp, Rainsborough camp, Borough Hill, Castle Dykes, Guilsborough, Irthlingborough, and most notably of all, Hunsbury Hill. There are two more possible hill-forts at Arbury Hill ( Badby) and Thenford. [8] The flag of the historic county of Northamptonshire The Corby Radio Story". corbyradio.com. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016 . Retrieved 5 March 2016.

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Northamptonshire County Council 'should be split up', finds damning report". ITV News. 15 March 2018. Archived from the original on 2 August 2018 . Retrieved 30 May 2018. {{ cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown ( link) Northamptonshire forms part of the Milton Keynes and South Midlands Growth area which also includes Milton Keynes, Aylesbury Vale and Bedfordshire. This area has been identified as an area which is due to have tens of thousands additional homes built between 2010 and 2020. In North Northamptonshire (Boroughs of Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough and East Northants), over 52,000 homes are planned or newly built and 47,000 new jobs are also planned. [66] In West Northamptonshire (boroughs of Northampton, Daventry and South Northants), over 48,000 homes are planned or newly built and 37,000 new jobs are planned. [67] To oversee the planned developments, two urban regeneration companies have been created: North Northants Development Company (NNDC) [66] and the West Northamptonshire Development Corporation. [67] The NNDC launched a controversial [68] campaign called North Londonshire to attract people from London to the county. [69] There is also a county-wide tourism campaign with the slogan Northamptonshire, Let yourself grow. [70] Education edit Schools edit The county road network (excluding trunk roads and motorways), managed by West Northamptonshire Council and North Northamptonshire Council, includes the A45 west of the M1 motorway, the A43 between Northampton and the county boundary near Stamford, the A361 between Kilsby and Banbury (Oxon) and all B, C and unclassified roads. Since 2009, these highways have been managed on behalf of the county council by MGWSP, a joint venture between May Gurney and WSP. Malte-Brun, C. Universal geography: or, A description of all parts of the world. 1832. Retrieved 5 September 2009. English Partnerships - Corby". 23 June 2004. Archived from the original on 23 June 2004 . Retrieved 20 January 2018.

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