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  1. Updates on Monday, 16 May 2016
  2. A body found at Pitsford Reservoir over the weekend is that of missing man Colin Addington
  3. A Northampton woman was followed by private detectives following a workplace injury
  4. Corby Business Academy evacuated due to small fire
  5. More news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Pete Cooper

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Thanks for joining us for today's Local Live.

It's now 18:00 and we're signing off, but we'll be back tomorrow at 08:00 to bring you the latest news, weather, sport and travel for Northamptonshire as it happens.

Will see you then.

Weather: Clear tonight and sunny tomorrow

Julie Reinger

BBC Look East weather

This evening and overnight will remain dry with clear spells, with a low of about 4C (39F). 


Tuesday will be fine and dry with spells of warm sunshine, and highs of 18C (64F).

You can get the detailed forecast where you live from BBC Weather.

Saints confirm 'at least one game' in Milton Keynes next season

Pete Cooper

BBC Local Live

Northampton Saints chief executive Allan Robson says the club will have at least one game at Stadium:MK next season, as it gives it "the opportunity to create additional revenues that we can then re-invest".


Robson said the "difference in the revenues created by a 15,000 crowd at Franklin’s Gardens and a 30,000 crowd at Stadium:MK is sizeable".

Playing in Milton Keynes also "grows the club's supporters base", he added.

Corby winding-up petition dismissed after club pays tax bill

Pete Cooper

BBC Local Live

Corby Town won't be wound-up by the taxman, after a petition was dismissed at the High Court today.

Steel Park
Corby Town FC

First reported in the Northamptonshire Telegraph, the club settled its bill with HM Revenue & Customs. The exact amount it owed hasn't been made public though.

Corby were relegated from National League North last month and will play in the Northern Premier next season. 

Stevie Noble, chairman of Corby Town, said the petition came "out of the blue" and the tax bill was paid a few days later. He added that finances were "fine" despite relegation.

A5 at Crick blocked southbound

BBC Travel

The A5 is blocked southbound at the A428 Crick junction due to a multi-vehicle accident.

Headlines: Corby Town winding-up petition dismissed... Ambulance service apology after two hour wait over hip break

Sarah Foster

BBC Radio Northampton

Here are your evening headlines:

  • Corby Town Football Club won't be wound-up by the taxman, after a petition was dismissed at the High Court today
  • South Central Ambulance Service has apologised after a 79-year-old woman from Higham Ferrers waited two hours for an ambulance after breaking her hip in Milton Keynes
  • Corby Business Academy was evacuated this morning after a small fire

Thieves steal part of CCTV camera on Northampton Racecourse

Northampton Chronicle & Echo

Part of a CCTV camera attached to a lamppost on the Racecourse in Northampton has been stolen.

Hartley 'looking forward' to Australia despite his dad telling him to stick to New Zealand

Pete Cooper

BBC Local Live

England captain Dylan Hartley, who was born and grew up in New Zealand, said his father used to say to him, "Why would you ever want to go to Australia, we've got all the beaches here in New Zealand?"

Dylan Hartley
Getty Images

The Northampton Saints hooker revealed he has never been to Australia having twice missed out playing a test series in the country, with injury ruling him out with England and suspension for the British and Irish Lions.

He said: "I'm looking forward to experiencing Australian culture, sightseeing, doing all the touristy things and enjoying a bit of sun, some seafood, and maybe a couple of cold beers on 25 June."

Hartley wants to beat Australia 'to be the best'

Pete Cooper

BBC Local Live

England rugby captain Dylan Hartley has told the England Rugby website he thinks England can win their forthcoming test series in Australia, saying: "There would be no point me going if I didn't think we could go to Australia and win."   

Getty Images

The 30-year-old Northampton Saints hooker said: "If we want to be the best, we've got to beat the best and what better place to do that than against Australia in their own back yard."

The three test series begins on 11 June.

Corby Business Academy evacuated due to small fire

Martin Borley

BBC Radio Northampton

Hundreds of pupils lined the school grounds after Corby Business Academy was evacuated because of a small fire.

It was believed to have been caused by an electrical fault in the part of the school used by children with special needs. No-one was harmed.

Principal John Henrys told me its emergency procedures worked well.

Northants pair build big stand

Kent 396 v Northamptonshire 107-1

Alex Winter

BBC Radio Northampton sport

"This is a slow wicket that requires patience and Jake Libby has it in spades. He never gives you the impression that he’ll do anything rash despite the odd period of successive dots.

"He’s gone through to a second half-century for Northants, quickly followed by his captain Alex Wakely - also his second of the season.

"This is a solid Northants reply - what must Ben Duckett be thinking back in the pavilion? Gone for just seven before lunch."

Ambulance service 'sorry' for two hour wait for woman who broke hip

Pete Cooper

BBC Local Live

South Central Ambulance Service has apologised to Patricia Simms, from Higham Ferrers, who had to wait two hours after breaking her hip in Milton Keynes.

Milton Keynes hospital and ambulance

The 79-year-old had a fall on 6 May and was eventually taken to Milton Keynes General Hospital.

The ambulance service said it was in the "process of reviewing the call" and was unable to comment further.

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg blame each other for Spanish GP crash

Andrew Benson

Chief F1 writer

Lewis Hamilton said he felt "hurt and disappointment" and apologised following his crash with Nico Rosberg, but did not accept blame.

The two Brackley-based Mercedes drivers collided on the first lap of the Spanish Grand Prix, with both retiring from the race.

Spanish GP crash

"I apologised to the team," Hamilton said. "To not deliver... whenever it happens, it is a painful experience.

He added he "saw a gap and went for it", while Rosberg said he was "surprised" his team-mate made the move.

School meals revealed: Inside the firm serving 8,000 meals every day to Northamptonshire children

Northamptonshire Telegraph

A former home economics teacher and a school cook are the brains behind a businesses that provides 8,000 school meals each day to primary school children across Northamptonshire.

Denly scores double century to give Northants trouble

Alex Winter

BBC Radio Northampton sport

Kent finished on 396 all out, thanks to a maiden double century for Joe Denly. Monty Panesar claimed three wickets for Northants at a sunny Wantage Road.

Wantage Road

But it's not been a great start for Northants in reply. They've already lost Ben Duckett, and at lunch are 17 for 1.

You can get full commentary of day two online and via the BBC Sport app.  

Weather: Dry with sunshine for most

BBC Weather Watchers

There are blue skies and sunshine across Northamptonshire, as you can see from BBC Weather Watcher 'WeatherWatcherWill' and his photo of Daventry...


That sunshine will continue for most, with a high of 16C (61F) this afternoon.

More details available on the BBC Weather website.

Headlines: Body found at Pitsford Reservoir is missing man... Driver dies hitting tree in Moulton

Sarah Foster

BBC Radio Northampton

Here are our top stories:

  • Northamptonshire Police say a body found at Pitsford Reservoir over the weekend is that of missing man Colin Addington
  • A man from Northampton has died after the car he was driving hit a tree in the village of Moulton
  • Northants cricketers are in action against Kent in day two of their County Championship match

Campaign to get healthier workforce across Northamptonshire launches today

Northampton Chronicle & Echo

Healthy Workplace Week, organised by Northamptonshire Sport, aims to encourage employers to promote and inspire staff to get active.

GPs find ME 'hard to diagnose' but should do more, says doctor

Pete Cooper

BBC Local Live

A doctor from the Nene Clinic Commissioning Group, which looks after many heath services in the county, said GPs must do more to help patients with the fatigue syndrome ME.


Dr Darin Seiger commented after the Association for Young People with ME said as many as half the GPs in the county were failing to respect, understand or diagnose young people with the condition.

Dr Seiger said it is hard to diagnose, but doctors and patients should "work together to create an action plan to alleviate the symptoms".

One lane blocked on M1 southbound after junction 15

BBC Travel

The M1 has one lane blocked after junction 15 because of an accident involving two cars.

Drivers are warned there is very slow traffic.

Driver dies after hitting tree in Moulton

Pete Cooper

BBC Local Live

A man from Northampton has died after the car he was driving hit a tree in the village of Moulton.

It happened in Boughton Lane shortly before midnight on Saturday.

boughton lane

The driver, aged 51, died at the scene. His passenger was taken to Northampton General Hospital, who is said to be in a "stable" condition.

Police want to hear from anyone who saw what happened.  

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg's collision in Spain reignites a fiery rivalry

Andrew Benson

Chief F1 writer

In a cloud of dust, a touch of wheels and two broken Formula 1 cars, the pressure that had been building inside Brackley-based Mercedes through the first four races of the season was released.

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg
Getty Images

A confluence of unfortunate circumstances led to a conjoining of the two silver F1 cars, and Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg ended up in the gravel at turn four on the first lap of the Spanish Grand Prix, each nursing their own resentment, even if they tried to hide it afterwards.

The effects of this incident will reverberate through the rest of this already compelling F1 season.

Body found at Pitsford Resevoir is missing man Colin Addington

Pete Cooper

BBC Local Live

Northamptonshire Police have confirmed the body of a man found at Pitsford Reservoir on Saturday is that of missing man Colin Addington.

Colin Addington
Northamptonshire Police

Mr Addington, 55, went missing on 10 May after failing to arrive at work. His van was later found at the reservoir.

His death is not being treated as suspicious and officers are now preparing a report for the coroner.

Spanish GP: 'Difficult incident to analyse' - Wolff

BBC Radio 5 Live

Team principal of Brackley-based Mercedes, Toto Wolff, refuses to apportion blame following the first corner crash between team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

Monty admits to 'nerves' on his Northants return

Alex Winter

BBC Radio Northampton sport

Playing first-class cricket for the first time since August and the first time for Northants since 2009, Monty Panesar said he "enjoyed" yesterday's first day against Kent, but admitted he was "nervy first thing".

Monty Panesar
Getty Images

Monty, 34, who is targeting a return to the international fold, said he "got some rhythm going" and said the caught and bowled dismissal of Sam Northeast was "one of my best catches".

You can get full commentary of day two from 11:00 online and via the BBC Sport app.

Daventry district's commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War recognised by Imperial War Museum

Daventry Express

Daventry District Council has been recognised for its efforts to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Two hour wait for an ambulance for Northamptonshire woman with broken hip

Pete Cooper

BBC Local Live

A man from Higham Ferrers wants to know why it took so long for an ambulance to arrive for his wife, who fell and broke her hip in Milton Keynes.

Milton Keynes Hospital

It took more than two hours for 79-year-old Patricia Simms to get to Milton Keynes General on 6 May. Her husband Alan says they waited one and half hours for a paramedic and then a further half an hour for an ambulance.

The BBC contacted South Central Ambulance which has been unable to comment on the incident.

F1: Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg crash as Max Verstappen wins in Spain

Andrew Benson

Chief F1 writer

Red Bull's Max Verstappen became the youngest winner in F1 history as both Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, driving for Brackley-based Mercedes, crashed out of the Spanish GP.

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg

Hamilton and Rosberg came together on lap one as the world champion tried to pass his team-mate.

Verstappen, 18, held off Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and team-mate Daniel Ricciardo to secure the victory.

Monty Panesar makes wicket-taking return for Northants

Alex Winter

BBC Radio Northampton sport

Monty Panesar took his first wickets since rejoining Northants to help the hosts keep Kent's innings in-check on the first day of the County Championship match at Wantage Road.

Monty Panesar
Getty Images

The 34-year-old ex-England spinner, playing on a self-funded basis, caught and bowled Sam Northeast, then had Calum Haggett caught behind.

He had not played a first-class match since August last year, when he bowled for Essex.

Kent will resume on 300-7, and we'll have full commentary online.

Kettering burglary suspect found stuck in a window

BBC News England

A suspected burglar who got stuck in a window during an attempted break-in in Kettering was arrested on Saturday.

Barnwell Street

Officers were called when the owners of the home in Barnwell Street were "awoken by a lot of noise and discovered a man stuck in a downstairs window", police said.

A tweet from Northamptonshire Police's control room said: "First incident of the day, Burglar stuck in a window! 1 under arrest."

Woman followed by private detectives after workplace injury

Matt Precey

BBC Look East

A worker at a supermarket distribution company was followed by private detectives after she filed a disability discrimination case, a tribunal has heard.

Natalia Samuel

When Natalia Samuel filed the case against Wincanton PLC after being injured at work by a falling drill bit, she was trailed and videoed by private detectives.

A DVD of Mrs Samuel going to buy food at Northampton market was used by the company to prove she had misled them about her injuries. But a tribunal ruled she had been unfairly dismissed, saying "no reasonable employer would have behaved in this way".

Wincanton PLC said they were not criticised in this case, nor "found to be at fault, for its health and safety or whistleblowing procedures".

Headlines: Woman with workplace injury 'followed by private detectives'... Wickets for Monty during comeback

Andrew Radd

BBC Radio Northampton

Here are our top stories:

  • A Northampton woman was followed by private detectives when the company she was working for tried to prove she was lying about her symptoms following a workplace injury
  • As many as half the GPs in Northamptonshire are still failing to respect, understand, or diagnose young people with ME, according to a charity
  • Monty Panesar took his first wickets since rejoining Northants at Wantage Road yesterday

Weather: A dry day

Aisling Creevey

BBC Look East weather

It will be a fine and dry day with sunny spells for many, with a top temperature of 16C (61F).

You can see my full forecast below...

There are more details on the BBC Weather website.

Thanks for joining us for a new week on Northamptonshire Live

Pete Cooper

BBC Local Live

Good morning. It's the start of another week, and it's a sunny start. Here's Ashton from BBC Weather Watcher 'beeshepherd jnr'.


We've got a full weather forecast coming up shortly. 

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