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  1. Road rage driver Andrew Nay is sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail for causing a crash that left two sisters paralysed
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume on Tuesday at 08:00

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By Pete Cooper

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It's been a very busy day across Northamptonshire - but now we have a Bank Holiday weekend to look forward to.

There is live coverage tonight of Northants T20 match against Derbyshire on BBC Radio Northampton and the BBC Sport website.

Plus the Monaco Grand Prix will be across BBC Radio 5 Live and the BBC Sport website.

Have a good weekend.

The League Two trophy and Clarence come to the BBC

Pete Cooper

BBC Local Live

Northampton Town have been taking the League Two trophy around Northampton, along with Clarence the Dragon - and today they came to the BBC Newsroom.

The club told me the tour has been so popular they've had to extend it into a second week.

And you can see why, everyone gets excited, including me (apologies for the beard). I'm the one of the left...

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Champagne, parties & F1's most challenging circuit

BBC Sport

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg goes for his fourth consecutive Monaco Grand Prix win this Sunday at Formula One's most challenging circuit.

Santa Pod drag racer from 50 years ago still holds three world records - at least

Jonathan Park

BBC Look East sport

Santa Pod raceway, on the Northamptonshire border with Bedfordshire, is celebrating 50 years of drag racing.

It was built in 1966 at RAF Poddington - a disused Second World War air base. This weekend the track is hosting its flagship event, the European Drag Racing Championships.

I met Harrold Bull, who was one of the first to race 50 years ago...

Weather: Chance of showers tomorrow

Chris Bell

BBC Look East weather

It will be a largely dry night across the region with clear spells and patchy cloud. Lows of 9C (48F).

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Tomorrow will be rather cloudy. Although much of the day will be dry, there is the small chance of a few showers developing. Highs of around 19C (66F).

Road rage driver: Family of paralysed sisters release more pictures

A driving instructor who left two young sisters paralysed after a "road rage" crash in Northamptonshire has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.

Andrew Nay, 39, crashed his Land Rover into the girls' family car as he made a right turn across oncoming traffic on the A509 near Wellingborough.

Katrina Raiba, now six, and her sister Karlina, eight, have been left paralysed from the waist down.

The girls' parents said they would "never be able to forgive" Nay.

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Katrina Raiba, now six, and her sister Karlina, eight
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North set to face Saints team-mates on Sunday

BBC Sport

There are four Saints players in the England team for their game against Wales on Sunday at Twickenham.

They'll be up against their team-mate, George North, who starts on the wing for Wales.

George North
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Cars getting up to 300mph at Santa Pod as it celebrates 50th birthday

The Santa Pod circuit on the edge of Northamptonshire is looking back on 50 years of drag racing - where the cars can go pretty fast...

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Santa Pod drag racing track celebrates 50 years

Jonathan Park

BBC Look East sport

Santa Pod, which sits close to the border with Bedfordshire, is the most famous drag racing track outside of America and it’s celebrating 50 years of racing this spring.

This weekend it hosts the European Drag Racing Championships, but I've met someone who was here at the start...

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How do you face a cricket ball coming at you at 85mph?

Tom Percival

BBC Radio Northampton

Northamptonshire take on Derbyshire at Wantage Road in the T20 competition tonight and I got thinking... how hard can it be?

So this is how I got on when I faced the club's bowling machine...

On this day: Saints secure Heineken Cup

Pete Cooper

BBC Local Live

In 2000 - on this day - Northampton Saints won their first major trophy, the Heineken Cup.

The Saints beat Munster 9-8 in the final at Twickenham thanks to a boot of Paul Grayson.

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Homelessness in Kettering: Current housing system slammed as 'madness'

Stuart Ratcliffe

BBC Look East

Paul Calland, from South Northants Homes, says the current housing system, which has lead to shortage of homes is "madness".

He told me the lack of affordable rented property and social housing is leading to a rise in homelessness and that the government is "going in the wrong direction".

Road rage driver: Law needs to be changed, father of teen killed by drunk driver comments on Nay case

Mark Hollands' daughter Bryony was killed by drunk driver Thomas Burney in August last year.

Bryony Hollands (left) with her sister Keren
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Mother and grandmother in court over dog attack baby death

Laura Cook

BBC Radio Northampton

The mother and grandmother of a six-month-old baby who was mauled to death by a dog have appeared in court.

Molly Mae Wotherspoon died after an American pit bull attacked her in Daventry on 3 October  2014.

Northampton Crown Court
BBC

Claire Riley, Molly Mae's mother, and grandmother Susan Aucott were both charged with being in charge of a dangerously out of control dog which caused injury to Molly Mae resulting in her death. 

Aucott has previously entered a plea of not guilty, and Riley entered a not guilty plea at Northampton Crown Court today. 

Judge Rupert Mayo granted the pair bail until their trial which is due to start at Northampton Crown Court on June 7.

Road rage driver: How it is being reported

Pete Cooper

BBC Local Live

Andrew Nay, 39, of Harrier Close, Weldon, Corby, has been jailed for four-and-a-half years for causing a crash which left two young sisters paralysed.

Road rage driver: 'I hate myself'

Mike Cartwright

BBC Look East

In a statement read out in court, Andrew Nay said he was "truly sorry for all hurt and pain I've caused".

It continued: "Never did I intend to cause the accident and cause so much pain and upset. I wake up knowing what I've done. I hate myself. I wish I could change things."

In jailing Nay, 39, of Harrier Close, Weldon, Corby, for four and half years, Judge Adrienne Lucking said no sentence could "bring back normal lives for the children", which have been left paralysed by the crash.

Road rage driver: Judge was 'constrained by law' over sentence, says solicitor

Outside court, the victims' solicitor, Richard Langton (right) said there was "huge disparity" between the five year maximum sentence available in this case and that for death by dangerous driving, which is 14 years.

Roberts Raidais and Richard Langton
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Andrew Nay, 39, of Harrier Close, Weldon, Corby, has been jailed for four-and-a-half years for causing a crash which left two young sisters paralysed.

Mr Langton said he felt that had the judge been able he would have given Nay a longer sentence, but she was "constrained by the law".

Road rage driver Andrew Nay 'should be banned from the road'

Andrew Nay, 39, of Harrier Close, Weldon, Corby, has been jailed for four-and-a-half years for causing a crash which left two young sisters paralysed.

Speaking outside court, the girl's father Roberts Raibais said Nay 'should be banned from the road'.

Nay will have to re-take his driving test when he comes out of prison.

Road rage driver: 'Story very upsetting' says father of victim of death by dangerous driving

Mr McManus's daughter Rebecca was killed when a car ploughed into a bus shelter she was standing at in May 2014.

Rebecca McManus
West Midlands Police

Road rage driver: Andrew Nay's former employer says 'thoughts are with the family' of paralysed sisters

Jaguar Land Rover have said in a statement it is "deeply saddened by this terrible incident and our thoughts are with the Raibais family".

Andrew Nay was a Jaguar Land Rover manager and also was a lead off-road driving instructor for the company.

The company said: "We can confirm that Andrew Nay is no longer an employee of Jaguar Land Rover."

Nay, 39, of Harrier Close, Weldon, Corby, has been jailed for four-and-a-half years for causing a crash, which left two young sisters paralysed.

Road rage driver: Father of paralysed sister says he hopes 'one day they will feel their legs again'

Speaking outside court, Roberts Raibais said he'd try and give his injured daughters, Katrina and Karlina, the best life they could.

He said: "I will spend all my life trying to do the best that we can."

He said he hoped his daughters, who are paralysed from the waist down, will "one day feel their legs again and will tell me they start to feel their knees".

Andrew Nay, 39, of Harrier Close, Weldon, Corby, has been jailed for four-and-a-half years for causing the crash.

Road rage driver: Judge saw through Nay's story

The parents of two girls left paralysed after the car they were travelling into was hit by Andrew Nay's 4x4 said the sisters were "happy, active children".

Robert and Renate Raibais, released a statement, saying: "Andrew Nay has robbed them of that. We will never be able to forgive him."

Robert and Renate Raibais
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I'm pleased to see the judge has been able to see through Mr Nay's story, and... see what the witnesses have evidenced to us over the few months, to highlight how long this incident actually went on for".

Sgt Tony HopkinsSerious Collision Investigation Unit in Northamptonshire

Road rage driver: Dashcam footage of crash 'sends powerful message'

The family of two sisters left paralysed following a car crash have released dashcam footage of the event.

Katrina and Karlina Raiba, aged five and eight, were in the car with their parents when a 4x4 driven by Andrew Nay pulled in front of their vehicle.

Nay, 39, of Harrier Close, Weldon, Corby, has been jailed for four-and-a-half years for causing the crash.

Richard Langton, from Slater and Gordon Lawyers who are representing the family said: "The footage is shocking to watch, but it sends a powerful message. Road rage destroys lives."

Road rage driver: 'Two innocent children paid the price,' says family's solicitor

Two innocent children paid the price for Andrew Nay's "total disregard for other people on the roads".

That's what Richard Langton, from law firm Slater and Gordon Lawyers, has just told reporters outside Northampton Crown Court.

He was speaking on behalf of the family of Katrina and Karlina Raiba, who have been left paralysed as a result of a crash caused by Nay.

Northampton Crown Court
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Mr Langton said: "Their world has been turned upside down. He will serve time behind bars for his crime, but sadly no sentence can undo the damage caused."

Nay, 39, of Harrier Close in Weldon, was sentenced today to four-and-a-half years for causing injury by dangerous driving.

Man pleads not guilty to murdering India Chipcase

Pete Cooper

BBC Local Live

Edward Tenniswood, 52, from Stanley Road, Northampton has pleaded not guilty today to raping and murdering 20-year-old India Chipchase who went missing after a night out.

Her body was found at his terraced house in Northampton.

India Chipchase
BBC

He made a brief appearance at Northampton Crown Court via video link from Woodhill Prison in Milton Keynes.

Judge Rupert Mayo said a defence case statement should be served by 3 June. Adjourning the hearing, he set a two week trial to begin on 18 July and remanded Mr Tenniswood in custody.

Road rage driver: Nay 'showed complete disregard for others,' says traffic cop

The senior investigating officer for the crash, Sgt Tony Hopkins, said of Andrew Nay - who has worked for Land Rover as a lead off-road driving instructor: "This was someone who was an experienced driver, who should have been more aware of his driving." 

Andrew Nay
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Sgt Hopkins, of Northamptonshire Police, said Nay, 39, of Harrier Close, Weldon "showed complete disregard for other drivers".

He said the four-and-a-half year sentence "will, sadly, make no difference to the lives" of Katrina and Karlina Raiba, but added "we have done what we can to secure a conviction and get this man off our roads".

Road rage driver: 'No sentence will ever feel like enough,' says judge

In sentencing Andrew Nay, Judge Adrienne Lucking said: "This was a prolonged, persistent and deliberate course of very bad driving."

Andrew Nay
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Nay (pictured), 39, of Harrier Close, Weldon, was handed a four-and-half-year prison sentence, but Judge Lucking told him "no sentence I can pass will ever feel like enough for this family".

Road rage driver: Andrew Nay's actions had 'devastating consequences' for paralysed sisters

The parents of two girls left paralysed after Andrew Nay's 4x4 crashed into the car they were in have said his "reckless actions" have had "devastating consequences" for the girls.

"Every day they ask 'when will we start feeling our legs again?' They think it's going to get better and it's too hard to tell them," they said.

Nay, of Harrier Close, Weldon, Corby, has been jailed for four-and-a-half years for causing injury by dangerous driving.

Road rage driver: Four-and-a-half years for driver who left girls paralysed

Pete Cooper

BBC Local Live

Andrew Nay has been sentenced to four and half years for causing a crash on the A509 near Wellingborough which left two sisters paralysed.

Katrina and Karlina Raiba, aged five and eight, were left with life-changing injuries.

Before the crash, Andrew Nay, 39, of Harrier Close, Weldon, Corby, had been tailgating and "bullying" another driver, Northampton Crown Court heard.

Katrina and Karlina Raiba
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BreakingRoad rage driver who paralysed two sisters jailed

Jaguar Land Rover manager Andrew Nay - who smashed his company 4x4 into an oncoming car during a road rage chase paralysing two young sisters - has been jailed at Northampton Crown Court for four years and six months.

Homelessness in Kettering: Landlords 'taking advantage,' say borough council

Stuart Ratcliffe

BBC Look East

The average rental price for a two bedroom property in Kettering has risen by almost £200 in the last four years.

John Conway, the head of housing at Kettering Borough Council, told me landlords are "taking advantage" of rising rents which has lead to an increase in homelessness in the town.  

Fans enjoying the League Two trophy and Clarence the Dragon

Homelessness in Kettering: Tom 'never expected to end up on the streets'

Stuart Ratcliffe

BBC Look East

I've been looking into the rise in homelessness in Kettering. The borough council there say there has been a 90% rise in the last 12 months in the number of people who have applied to be declared homeless.

However, it is not just a problem confined to Kettering. I met Tom at the Hope Centre in Northampton, which takes in homeless people, and discovered how he ended up on the streets...

The League Two trophy is in the building

It's been touring Northampton and now it's here...

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Padding up for a bit of battling practice

Tom Percival

BBC Radio Northampton

Ahead of tonight first T20 match of the season at Wantage Road I've been put through my paces at the indoor training centre at Northamptonshire Cricket Club.

I faced the bowling machine and I think you'll agree I at least looked the part...

Tom Percival
BBC

Find out later how I got on.

What is a waste to energy plant actually like?

Pete Cooper

BBC Local Live

The debate about the waste to energy plant proposed for St James is not going to end soon. 

But with a planning application yet to be submitted it'll be a while before we know what the proposals actually are.

However, in Europe there are quite a few waste to energy plants and the BBC's Matthew Price went inside one in Norway...

BreakingSaints Harrison set to make England debut on Sunday

BBC Sport

Uncapped Northampton forward Teimana Harrison will make his England debut in Sunday's Test against Wales at Twickenham.

Teimana Harrison
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He'll be alongside team-mates Courtney Lawes at lock, Luther Burrell at centre and hooker Dylan Hartley - who once again captains England.

St James energy plant: Emissions 'lower than other industries'

Pete Cooper

BBC Local Live

Constantly monitored and "a lot lower" than emissions from the car and other industries.

That's the view of Professor Margaret Bates, a lecturer at the University of Northampton and an expert in waste management, on the proposed waste to energy plant earmarked for St James.

Campaigners and residents have raised health concerns, but Prof Bates says this is often based on "out-dated evidence" and there is "a lot mis-information" out there.

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St James energy plant: How the story has been covered so far

Pete Cooper

BBC Local Live

It's one of the biggest stories in Northampton at the moment - but a campaign group opposing the waste to energy plant in St. James says there hasn't been enough information about it.

The 'NoMoInNoHo' group - which stands for No Monster Incinerator In Northampton - said there hadn't been enough "reports" on the story.

That's not strictly true though. The Northampton Chroncile & Echo have been covering developments closely - starting in 2014, and then again last year. This year they've covered it in Februaryagain in April, and even today.

There has also been detailed piece on the plant in the Northants Herald & Post.

The company behind the plant, the Rolton Group, did however, tell BBC Radio Northampton it "could do more" to provide information to residents.

Information to residents on power plant has 'constantly changed'

Pete Cooper

BBC Local Live

The chairman of St James Resident's Association, who hosted last night's public meeting, has stepped down from the committee set up to share profits from the proposed waste to energy plant.

Rubbish bags
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Graham Croucher says information given to him and residents has "constantly changed". He wants people in the area to be given "25% of the profits," adding he believes total profits are expected to be around £4m every year.

But Ian Crummack, who represents the Rolton Group behind the scheme, said a figure can't be put on profits yet.