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  1. A football hooligan known as the Pig of Marseilles has been prevented from travelling to France for Euro 2016
  2. Desborough residents have backed a motion of no confidence in their town council over plans to increase council tax by 400 per cent
  3. Updates resume at 08:00 on Monday

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By Pete Cooper

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That's it for Local Live for today and the week

Live updates have now finished for Northamptonshire.

You can follow Northamptonshire's T20 match against Worcestershire online.

There is coverage of Dylan Hartley's England against Australia tomorrow from 11:00 on the BBC Sport website. Plus there is also coverage of the Canadian Grand Prix.

And don't forget tomorrow is the Northampton Carnival. There will be pictures on our Twitter feed and coverage on BBC Radio Northampton.


Weather: Isolated showers around

Dan Holley

BBC Look East weather

A few isolated showers are possible tonight, but most places will be dry with rather cloudy skies. Temperatures dipping to 11C (52F).


There will be some bright or sunny spells on Saturday, but it will often be cloudy with a few scattered showers developing. Highs of 22C (72F).

More details on the BBC Weather website.

Lewis Hamilton quickest in Canada

Andrew Benson

Chief F1 writer

Lewis Hamilton led his Brackley-based Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in first practice at the Canadian Grand Prix.

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The world champion was 0.331 seconds quicker than Rosberg, despite using a slower set of tyres than the German.

James Shayler being arrested following riots in Marseille

A football hooligan known as the 'Pig of Marseille' is barred from travelling to France for England's opening game of Euro 2016.

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Three enforced changes for Northants against Worcestershire

Alex Winter

BBC Radio Northampton sport

It's dry at New Road at Northamptonshire take on Worcestershire in the T20 blast.

As expected Rob Keogh comes in for Richard Levi, who has an injured shoulder; Ben Sanderson comes in for Rory Kleinveldt, who had a calf injury; and Richard Gleeson comes in for Olly Stone, who is out for the season.

new road

The eagle-eyed among you will spot there are no floodlights at New Road, meaning we start earlier at 17:30, and Northamptonshire will bat first.

Full commentary, with me, online and via the BBC Sport app.

Mallinder moves to fly-half for England U20s, but loses captaincy

Graham McKechnie

BBC Radio Northampton sport

Northampton Saints' Harry Mallinder has been moved to fly-half for tomorrow's Under 20 World Championship match against Scotland in Manchester.

Harry Mallinder

But he's not captain this time - instead Jack Walker of Yorkshire Carnegie will do the role.

Air Ambulance is called out by road traffic collisions more than any other incident

With the 25,000th mission having been completed by the Warkwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance earlier this week, we thought you might be interested to see this breakdown of their work...

Mission breakdown infographic
Warkwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance

Air Ambulance completes 25,000 mission

Pete Cooper

BBC Local Live

The air ambulance service which covers Northamptonshire completed its 25,000 mission yesterday evening.

Northamptonshire & Warwickshire Air Ambulance night car
Northamptonshire & Warwickshire Air Ambulance

But it's wasn't the helicopter taking to the skies, but rather the service’s new night car, which took the Critical Care Team to a medical emergency in Burton Latimer at 21:00 yesterday.

The 25,000th mission is a combined total for call outs by Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and its sister service, the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance.

Desborough Town Council chairman 'won't resign' over 'no confidence' vote

Tom Barton

BBC Look East political reporter

A councillor responsible for increasing council tax by 400% in Desborough has defended the decision.

Desborough Town Council chairman, Councillor Alan Matthews, was speaking after residents last night passed a vote of no confidence in the council and the tax increase.

Cllr Matthews defended the decision, saying some of the money will be spent on parking and the vote will not change his plans...  

Carnival organisers praise 'fabulous' groups

Pete Cooper

BBC Local Live

At tomorrow's Northampton Carnival there will be visiting troops from across the UK, but also local schools, community groups, and charities.

Morcea Walker, sporting an appropriate headdress in the picture below, from the carnival organisers says it's those groups which are important...

"It's about our local troops and schools. When you see that spirit it's fabulous" - Morcea Walker, Chairwoman, Northampton Carnival Arts Consortium

Northampton Carnival head to it's new home of the Racecourse tomorrow

Pete Cooper

BBC Local Live

The Northampton Carnival takes place tomorrow and it has a new home - the Racecourse.

The parade sets off at 14:00, meaning there will be various road closures.

Here's the route...

Northampton Carnival
Northampton Carnival

Football hooligan James Shayler won't go Euros even if banning order not imposed

The news one of England's most infamous football thugs won't be travelling to Euro 2016 comes a day after fans were involved in trouble in the city he blighted in 1998.

James Shayler, 50, from Wellingborough - known as the Pig of Marseille - was jailed for his part in clashes in the city during the World Cup in 1998.

James Shayler

One England football fan and one local man have been arrested after police used tear gas to break up trouble in the same city ahead of Euro 2016.

A decision will be made at Wellingborough Magistrates' Court on July 11 as to whether a banning order will be imposed on Shayler.

But whatever happens, he won't be going to the Euros - the tournament ends a day earlier on July 10 and his bail conditions prevent him from leaving England.

Pig of Marseille prevented from going to Euro 2016 previously jailed for dealing cocaine

James Shayler - the football thug dubbed the Pig of Marseille who has been prevented from travelling to France for Euro 2016 - was previously convicted for running a cocaine-dealing operation, partly from a prison cell in France.

James Shayler

In August 1998, he pleaded guilty at Northampton Crown Court to conspiracy to supplying cocaine between November 1997 and 3 July 1998.

The 50-year-old from Northampton was jailed in France in June 1998 after clashes between English and Tunisian fans in Marseilles during the World Cup that year.

Wellingborough Magistrates' Court will make a decision on whether a banning order should be imposed on July 11.

Football hooligan James Shayler faces banning order over alleged threats made in paper

Football thug James Shayler - whose passport has been confiscated to prevent him travelling to France for Euro 2016 - has been served with a Section 21b Football Spectators Act 1989 banning notice.

A decision on whether to impose a banning order on him will be made next month after the case was adjourned.

The 50-year-old, from Wellingborough, was previously jailed for his involvement in an attack on the police following England's victory over Tunisia.

The case came to court after police acted upon two complaints made against Shayler following alleged comments in a Sunday newspaper on May 22 in which he suggested he intended to join up with Russian supporters against Muslims.

'Pig of Marseille' prevented from going to Euro 2016

He came to notoriety as the Pig of Marseille following his involvement in clashes between English and Tunisian fans in Marseilles during the World Cup in 1998.

Now convicted football hooligan, James Shayler, has been prevented from travelling to the same city for England's opening game of Euro 2016 tomorrow.

James Shayler

The 50-year-old, from Wellingborough, appeared before Northampton Magistrates' Court, where his case was adjourned until July 11 at Wellingborough Magistrates' Court.

But whatever happens, he won't be able to travel to France in the meantime - the court imposed bail conditions on him saying he can't leave England or Wales before the next hearing and that he continues to surrender his UK passport to Northamptonshire Police.

Former Yorkshire seamer Ashraf in Northants squad for T20

Alex Winter

BBC Radio Northampton sport

It appears seam bowler Moin Ashraf - released by Yorkshire at the end of 2015 - is in the Northamptonshire squad for tonight's T20 trip to Worcestershire.

Moin Ashraf
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We'll wait and see whether he plays, but the Steelbacks will be without bowlers Rory Kleinveldt, who has a calf injury, and Olly Stone who is out for the season.

What does the weather have in store for the weekend's big events?

BBC Weather

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Well we've got some good news for Northamptonshire batsman Ben Duckett as when he and his teammates take on Worcestershire in the T20 it'll be cloudy, but dry with highs of 20C (68F).

Then Northampton Saints hooker Dylan Hartley leads England's rugby team against Australia in Brisbane tomorrow at 11:00, where it'll be sunny with temperatures up to 20C (68F).

The Northampton Carnival takes place tomorrow, with the parade starting at 14:00. It'll be dry until the afternoon with showers from 1600 and highs of 19C (66F).

Finally, the Canadian Grand Prix is in Montreal, where it'll be dry over the weekend with highs of 21C (70F).

Former Ireland keeper Kenny joins Cobblers a goalkeeping coach

Graham McKechnie

BBC Radio Northampton sport

Former Sheffield United, QPR, Leeds United and Republic of Ireland keeper, Paddy Kenny, is Northampton Town's new goalkeeping coach.

Paddy Kenny
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Kenny will also be registered as a player at Sixfields, but his primary role will be coaching the club's goalkeepers.

The 38-year-old has made more than 600 appearances in an 18 year playing career.

Vote counting in Desborough

Residents of a town whose council tax levy was increased overnight by 400% pass a vote of no confidence in their town council.

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Hull six shots behind after first round in Women's PGA

BBC Sport

Northamptonshire's Charley Hull made four bogeys and two birdies for a two-over-par 73 in the opening round of the Women's PGA Championship in Washington State in the US.

charley Hull
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It's the second women's major of the season and the Burton Latimer golfer is six shots behind the leader, Canada's Brooke Henderson.

Weather: Cloudy with some showers

BBC Weather

Rain has hit Northamptonshire...


It'll be mainly cloudy for the rest of the day, but any showers could be heavy. Temperatures will get up to 21C (70F).

There are more details on the BBC Weather website.

Kettering signal fault fixed, but disruption continues

Powercut in Kettering causes train disruption

There had been a powercut in Kettering...

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And it's caused problems on the Midland Mainline...

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Councillor hoping county council will back motion for power station referendum

Pete Cooper

BBC Local Live

The idea of a referendum about a waste-to-energy plant planned for St James in Northampton has been backed by a Labour borough and county councillor.

county hall

Gareath Eales, who represents Dallington Spencer on the county council, has put forward a motion calling for a referendum on the plant, which will be heard at a full county council meeting next week.

Graham Croucher, from the St James residents' association, said he hoped the county council "would follow" the borough council - which earlier this week said there hadn't been sufficient public consultation.

Residents' association call for power plant referendum

Pete Cooper

BBC Local Live

Yesterday there was a parish poll in Desborough. Later this month there is the EU referendum. So how about a vote about a power station in Northampton?

There are now calls for a local referendum over the planned waste-to-energy plant in the St James area of the town.

Waste to energy

The borough council's Cabinet had been expected to move the scheme forward at a meeting earlier this week, but at the last minute the item was pulled from the agenda.

Graham Croucher, from the St James residents' association, says it's a "huge issue" for Northampton and people within a "one and half mile radius" of the plant should get a vote.

Northampton Chronicle: Purdah rules see artwork display dropped

Pete Cooper

BBC Local Live

Heard the one about the artwork that can't be displayed because of the EU referendum?

The Northampton Chronicle & Echo has revealed the borough council blocked the display of artwork, called the 'Aftermath Dislocation Principle​ Riot,’ depicting the aftermath of a riot - because of purdah rules that dictate how communications can be made in the pre-election period.

Miniature mayhem on university campus

Almost 20 polling cards for EU referendum incorrectly sent out in Northamptonshire

The electoral commission have revealed polling cards were wrongly sent to at 3,502 EU citizens not allowed to vote in the EU referendum.

Of those, 18 were in Northamptonshire, with Northampton Borough sending out the highest number with nine.

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South Northamptonshire was the only authority in the county which didn't send any polling cards incorrectly.

The Electoral Commission said a software "issue" meant polling cards and some postal votes were sent out to some "non eligible" voters, but the problem had been resolved.

College students 'friendlier' than TV viewers, says MP

Sam Read

BBC Radio Northampton politics reporter

South Northamptonshire MP, Andrea Leadsom, has swapped the ITV studios for Northampton College today.

Before making the case for the UK to leave the EU, she told students "you look a lot friendlier than 4m TV viewers last night".

Andrea Leadsom

Lamb says England's Bairstow should move up the order and Compton should be dropped

Pete Cooper

BBC Local Live

England take on Sri Lanka, at Lord's, in day two of the third test.

There has been a lot of focus on the batting line-up and former England and Northamptonshire batsman Allan Lamb has offered his opinion on what the selectors should do...

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Desborough 'no confidence' vote: An analysis

Tom Barton

BBC Look East political reporter

A parish poll is an official vote - a mini referendum that allows people to express their anger - or satisfaction - with a decision taken by their town or parish council.

And, although it doesn't hold the legal weight of a full referendum, it can still send a powerful message to local councillors.

And yesterday the message from the voters of Desborough was one of dissatisfaction with the town council's approach to increasing their council tax bills.

The council may point out that only 27 per cent of people voted - but 95 per cent of those who did said they had no confidence in the town council.

To put it another way - in the five hours from 4pm to 9pm yesterday one person in every four in Desborough left their house, went to a local polling station, and put a cross next to a box marked "no confidence".

That will be food for thought for those running the council.

Wellingborough man jailed for 'HIV admission' killing

A man from Wellingborough, who admitted killing his partner and setting fire to his flat after learning he was HIV positive, has been sentenced to 13 years and nine months in jail.

Hairdresser Ashley Gillard, 31, was discovered after the blaze in the third-floor property in Wolverton, Milton Keynes on 8 June.

Thomas White, 26, of Bibury Close, Wellingborough, pleaded guilty to manslaughter by gross negligence.

Thomas White
South Beds News Agency

Luton Crown Court also heard White admit to arson being reckless as to whether other lives were endangered.

He was told he would be jailed for nine years and nine months and be on licence for four years following his release.

M1 junction 15 nouthbound entry slip blocked because of accident

BBC Travel

The northbound entry slip at junction 15 of the M1 is current blocked by an accident between a van and a lorry.

Australia v England: Saints Burrell and Australia's Pocock look ahead to 'huge' test

BBC Sport

Northampton Saints and England centre Luther Burrell believes the "huge" Test series against Australia is what rugby dreams are made of.

Australia flanker David Pocock, meanwhile, expects the tourists to pose a "tough" threat...

Weather: Rather cloudy, some scattered heavy showers

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC Look East weather

It's set to be a rather cloudy day, with limited brightness as scattered morning showers develop to become locally heavy by this afternoon. A high of 21C (70F).

You can see my full forecast below...

There are more details on the BBC Weather website.

Desborough residents want town council to 'talk' to them

Pete Cooper

BBC Local Live

People in Desborough have backed a no confidence motion in the town council.

But the vote is not legally binding - so what happens next?

One of the residents behind the poll says he doesn't want resignations and urged the council to "talk".

"We want them to talk to us with a clear plan and that applies to all members" - Kevin O'Brien, Desborough resident

Desborough residents also vote for consultation over council tax

Tom Barton

BBC Look East political reporter

As well as voting for "no confidence" in Desborugh Town Council, residents in the town last night also voted in favour of public consulation on any increase in council tax.

However, the vote isn't legally binding, meaning we'll have to wait to see how the town council reacts before we know if there will be any change or not.

Parish poll

Happy Euro 2016 - we want to see your patriotic pictures

The wait is finally over... Euro 2016 kicks off in Paris tonight, and in honour of the tournament we want to feature your patriotic pictures online and on BBC Look East

The Plough

Whether you run a pub or have decked your living room head to toe with the flag of St George, the Welsh dragon or are cheering on any other nationality, share your photos with us on Twitter using:






#SuffolkEuro2016 can also send them to us via email, by posting them on your local radio station's Facebook page, or post them here.

Remember to give us your name, where you live and tell us about anything you're getting up to to celebrate the tournament.

If you need your footballing fix in the meantime, you'll find everything you need to know on the BBC's Euro 2016 page

Desborough votes for 'no confidence' in town council

Tom Barton

BBC Look East political reporter

Voters in Desborough have backed a no confidence motion in their town council. On a 27.2 per cent turnout, 95 per cent of voters said they didn't have confidence in the authority.

The parish poll, which isn't legally binding, was called because of a rise in council tax which campaigners said was totally unreasonable.

Council tax

The town council said it was necessary to pay for new play facilities, speed restrictions and better parking - which residents had asked for.

The council hasn't yet commented on the result.

EU referendum: ITV debate highlights and analysis

Sam Read

BBC Radio Northampton politics reporter

You can watch and read more highlights of last night's ITV debate on the EU referendum, which featured South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom, on the BBC News website, and also read BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg's analysis of the clashes.

EU debate
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BBC Radio Northampton is hosting it's own EU referendum debate on Thursday, 16 June at the Park Inn Hotel, Northampton, from 18:30, hosted by Stuart Linnell.

If you would like to apply for tickets, you can do so here.

Andrea Leadsom defends controversial '£350m a week' claim

BBC Politics

The debate last night heated up over the controversial claim by the Leave camp that the UK sends £350m a week to the EU, which critics point out does not include the UK's rebate.

Labour's Angela Eagle pointed at the Leave campaigners, telling them to "get that lie off your bus", pictured here in Northampton, while claiming it was an "absolute whopper".

EU bus

But South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom, for Leave, said when people gave their salaries they did not deduct NI and tax, adding the rebate and EU subsidies were controlled by the EU. "£10bn a year goes to the EU which we never see again," she said.