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  1. Crash driver sentenced for second time after one victim dies

    Elinor Cross

    BBC Radio Northampton

    A driver who caused a crash eight years ago has been sentenced for a second time after one of the victims died.

    Michael Mattacola, then 25, lost control of his BMW car in heavy rain on the A45 London Road in Northampton in 2009.

    It veered into the path of a car carrying married couple Dawn and Norman Chandler, who were injured and had to be cut free.

    Northampton Crown Court

    He was found guilty of careless driving and fined £700.

    But Mrs Chandler's health deteriorated as a direct result of injuries caused by the crash and she died in 2016, aged 71.

    Mattacola pleaded guilty at Northampton Crown Court to a fresh charge of causing death by careless driving. He was given a 12-month suspended prison sentence, ordered to do 200 hours' community service and banned from driving for a year.

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire southbound severe disruption, between J11 for A361 and J10 for A43 Brackley.

    M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M40 southbound between J11, A361 (Banbury) and J10, A43 (Brackley), because of an overturned lorry.

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

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    Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Northamptonshire northbound severe disruption, after J16 for A45.

    M1 Northamptonshire - Queuing traffic on M1 northbound after J16, A45 (Daventry), because of a rolling road-block.

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

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    Severe accident: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Northamptonshire southbound severe accident, at J16 for A45.

    M1 Northamptonshire - M1 lane closed on entry slip road and heavy traffic southbound at J16, A45 (Daventry), because of an accident.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Northamptonshire southbound severe accident, between J15 for A45 and Newport Pagnell Services affecting J16 for A45.

    M1 Northamptonshire - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 southbound between J15, A45 (Northampton) and Newport Pagnell Services, because of an accident. Congestion to J16, A45 (Daventry).

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A6086 Northamptonshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A6086 Northamptonshire both ways severe disruption, between A43 Stamford Road and A427 Weldon Road.

    A6086 Northamptonshire - A6086 Geddington Road in Corby closed and slow traffic in both directions between the A43 Stamford Road junction and the A427 Weldon Road junction, because of a jackknifed lorry.

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

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    Severe accident: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Northamptonshire southbound severe accident, before J18 for A5 affecting J20 for A4303.

    M1 Northamptonshire - Two lanes closed, queuing traffic and long delays on M1 southbound before J18, A5 (Rugby), because of an accident involving two lorries and a flatbed truck, recovery work and a fuel spillage. Travel time is 1 hour 20 minutes. Congestion to J20, A4303 (Lutterworth).

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

  8. Video content

    Video caption: Northampton Saints CEO says Jim Mallinder sacked at right time

    Northampton Saints CEO Mark Darbon tells BBC Look East the club sacked director of rugby Jim Mallinder at the right time.

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    Severe accident: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Northamptonshire northbound severe accident, between J15 for A45 and J15A for A43.

    M1 Northamptonshire - Slow traffic and one lane blocked on M1 northbound between J15, A45 (Northampton) and J15a, A43 (Northampton Services), because of an accident involving lorry and car.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Northamptonshire southbound severe accident, between J15 for A45 and Newport Pagnell Services.

    M1 Northamptonshire - Queuing traffic and one lane blocked on M1 southbound between J15, A45 (Northampton) and Newport Pagnell Services, because of an accident involving a van and a car.

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

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    Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Northamptonshire southbound severe disruption, at J18 for A5.

    M1 Northamptonshire - M1 exit slip road closed and slow traffic southbound at J18, A5 (Rugby), because of a lorry fire.

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

  12. Chris Jones

    BBC Radio 5 live rugby reporter

    Mike Ford

    Chris Jones

    BBC Radio 5 live rugby reporter

    Former Bath and Toulon boss Mike Ford emerges as an early contender to replace Jim Mallinder at Northampton Saints.

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    Severe accident: A43 Northamptonshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A43 Northamptonshire northbound severe accident, between A422 and A413 Brackley Road.

    A43 Northamptonshire - A43 blocked and queuing traffic northbound between Brackley East in Brackley and the A413 Brackley Road junction in Silverstone, because of an accident involving three cars.

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

  14. Dealer jailed for supplying drugs 'on commercial scale'

    A 22-year-old Birmingham man has been jailed for his part in a conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine into the towns of Kettering and Corby in Northamptonshire.

    Jamal Marshall

    Jamal Marshall, 22, from Wheeleys Lane, was sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court on Friday to eight and a half years in prison.

    Police say the gang traveled from Birmingham to the Northampton towns daily, buying and selling drugs on a "commercial scale".

    In April, three other men were also jailed for their parts in the operation.