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Summary

  1. Updates on Friday, 12 May 2017
  2. Woman dies after A605 crash
  3. Man dies following A43 junction crash
  4. Daventry travellers could face eviction order
  5. Cobblers announce pre-season dates
  6. Northamptonshire at Leicestershire in One-Day cup

Live Reporting

By Kris Holland

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage for the week

    I'm afraid that's it from us today and indeed this week.

    Keep an eye on this BBC News live feed for the latest on the NHS cyber attack.

    We'll return with the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Northamptonshire on Monday from 08:00.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. NHS attack 'could have been prevented', says security expert

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    Dr Mils Hills, who is an associate professor of risk, resilience and corporate security at the University of Northampton, has told the BBC the cyber attack on the NHS "could have been prevented".

    "It's most certainly going to have come from a user clicking something they shouldn't have, whether it's in an email or on an internet browser tab," he said.

    "Hospitals should have measures to prevent this.

    "It will be fixed and removed, but it will cost a lot. The task to fix it won't be difficult, but will be time-consuming.

    "The problem is this is a pretty low-level attack and it's causing such chaos."

    An NHS Digital statement said: "NHS Digital is working closely with the National Cyber Security Centre, the Department of Health and NHS England to support affected organisations and ensure patient safety is protected."  

  3. Overnight weather: Largely dry and frost-free

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    Most of this afternoon's showers should quickly move away to leave a largely dry and frost-free night with clear spells across the BBC East region.

    Temperatures in some spots will remain in double figures.

    Overnight weather map

    It’s spells of sunshine and scattered showers for Saturday, and while we can’t rule out an odd heavy downpour, there will be some places that stay dry throughout the day. 

    The winds will be a light to moderate south to south-westerly with temperatures possibly reaching 20C (68F).

  4. Hospitals cyber attack: Kettering General reports IT and phone problems

    This is what Kettering General has put on Facebook in the last hour...

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    We've yet to hear any further comment from the hospital.

  5. Hospitals 'cyber attack': Is it affecting Northamptonshire?

    You may have seen the breaking news in the last few moments that hospitals across England have been affected by what's believed to be a cyber attack, leading to serious IT failures.

    Northampton General Hospital Trust says it hasn't been affected, but has taken precautionary measures to protect IT systems and has closed down its email accounts.

    Kettering General Hospital has yet to confirm whether it has been affected.

    We'll bring you the latest when we get it.

  6. Northants travel to Leicestershire in One-Day cup

    Graham McKechnie

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    With little at stake for Northamptonshire's cricketers, head coach David Ripley has rotated his squad for this afternoon's Royal London One-Day Cup match at Leicestershire. 

    Having lost heavily against Yorkshire on Wednesday, the Steelbacks cannot now reach the knock-out stages of the 50-over competition.  

    Josh Cobb, Ben Sanderson, Rory Kleinveldt and Alex Wakely are among the Steelbacks players carrying injuries and are rested for today's match.

    Grace Road

    "We want to try and be as competitive as we can," said Ripley. "But realistically the competition has gone.

    "It's a chance to mix and match a little bit and hopefully finish with a bit of a flourish."

    Play got under way at 14:00, and we have live commentary available here with Northants 95-1 from 13 overs batting first.

  7. Local news round-up: Care home celebrates, sailing event and success for local band

    Kris Holland

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Elsewhere in Northamptonshire:

    • Staff at a care home near the centre of Northampton are celebrating after being ranked among the top 1% in the UK, reports the Northampton Chronicle and Echo.
    • The Daventry Express has news of a sailing and windsurfing festival aimed at families which begins on Saturday.
    • And NNBC has news of a Northampton-based band that are to perform at Camden Rock Festival.
  8. Election candidates for Warwickshire seats

    The full list of candidates for each constituency in the forthcoming general election has been issued: 

    Warwick and Leamington's candidates can be found here.

    Here are the candiates for North Warwickshire and Nuneaton and Bedworth.

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  9. Daventry travellers could face eviction order

    Martin Heath

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Travellers camped on a playing field near Daventry could receive an eviction order from a magistrates court on Monday.

    They've already been served with notice to leave by the council, but that expired at 10:00 yesterday.

    The travellers remain camped on Easter Way Playing Field.

    Eastern Way Playing Fields
  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, between J19 for M6 and J18 for A5 affecting J20 for A4303.

    M1 Leicestershire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M1 southbound between J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange) and J18, A5 (Rugby), because of a broken down car transporter and recovery work. Congestion to J20, A4303 (Lutterworth).

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  11. Despite overnight rain, the dry spell continues

    After one of the driest Aprils - just 41% of the monthly average rainfall - it was refreshing to see that rain has fallen overnight.

    But by how much? Dan Holley's tweet shows the dry spell continues;

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  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Northamptonshire southbound severe accident, between J18 for A5 and J17 for M45 Dunchurch affecting J19 for M6.

    M1 Northamptonshire - Two lanes closed and very slow traffic on M1 southbound between J18, A5 (Rugby) and J17, M45 (Dunchurch), because of an accident involving a lorry and a car and recovery work. In the roadworks area. Congestion to J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange).

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  13. Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton fastest in Spain

    Andrew Benson

    Chief F1 writer in Bahrain

    Stevenage's Lewis Hamilton set the pace as Brackley-based Mercedes impressed in first practice at the Spanish Grand Prix.

    Hamilton was 0.029 seconds quicker than team-mate Valtteri Bottas, and a second clear of Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel in third and fourth.

    Max Verstappen, driving for Milton Keynes-based Red Bull, was fifth, just 0.250secs behind Raikkonen.

    McLaren-Honda's dismal season of unreliability continued, with Fernando Alonso sent into a spin by a major engine failure on his first lap.

    Lewis Hamilton
  14. Cobblers announce pre-season dates

    Caroline Densley

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    Northampton Town will travel to non-league side Frome Town and host Championship club Derby County as part of their pre-season preparations this summer.

    The Cobblers will travel to Frome, of the Evo-Stik Southern League, on Tuesday, 18 July.

    Justin Edinburgh's side will then host Gary Rowett's Derby a week later at Sixfields on Tuesday, 25 July.

    Derby finished ninth in the Championship last season.

    Northampton's pre-season plans also include a training camp in Spain between 9-15 July and the Maunsell Cup final against Kettering Town at Latimer Park on Saturday, 22 July.

  15. Man dies following A43 junction crash

    Police say a 50-year-old man has died following a crash in Corby yesterday.

    The local man, who has not yet been named, was driving a blue Ford Focus which collided with a red and white Scania lorry at the junction of the A43 and Geddington Road at about 07:15.

    Geddington Road junction of the A43 in Corby
  16. Woman dies after A605 crash

    Tom Horn

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    A woman has died following yesterday morning's crash on the A605 at Elton, near Peterborough, say police.

    Josephine Booth, 82, from Church Street, Nassington, was driving a car that crashed with a lorry at the junction with the B671.

    Crash scene

    She was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge but later died. The driver of the lorry was not hurt.

    She is the third person killed on the road in a week after a pair died in a crash at the weekend.

  17. Video: Forecast of sunshine and showers

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC Look East weather

    It's a damp and grey start to the day, with some showers still to clear across the BBC East region.

    We can expect sunny spells later, with showers - these could be heavy in places, with the chance of thunder.

    Top temperature: 19C (66F).

    As for the weekend - tomorrow's looking mostly dry and warm. After a wet start to Sunday, there'll be sunny spells and showers through the afternoon.

    BBC Weather has a local forecast for where you live.