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  1. Updates on Friday, 12 January 2018

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  1. Mum of girl with cerebral palsy fundraising for surgery

    Northampton Chronicle & Echo

    A four-year-old girl from Northampton, with quadriplegic cerebral palsy, is in need of £100,000 for a life- changing spinal operation in the USA, which will give her the chance to walk.

  2. Elderly woman's roadside death 'unexplained'

    Northamptonshire Police has said it no longer believes an elderly woman who died in Barton Seagrave, near Kettering, was hit by a car, but her death remains "unexplained".

    She was pronounced dead after officers were called to reports of an injured woman on the pavement in Barton Road at 05:00 today.

    A police spokesman said her death was not being treated as suspicious but it had been established she had not been involved in a road traffic collision.

    The area was closed to traffic for several hours while investigations were carried out.

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    Severe accident: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Northamptonshire southbound severe accident, between J15 for A45 and J14 for A509.

    M1 Northamptonshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M1 southbound between J15, A45 (Northampton) and J14, A509 (Milton Keynes), because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

  4. Barrow sign Jamaican international in time for cup tie

    Barrow have signed winger Chris Humphrey on loan from League One side Bury until the end of the season.

    The 30-year-old Jamaican international, who has also had spells with Preston North End, Shrewsbury, Motherwell and Hibs, has made 13 appearances for Bury this season.

    He goes straight into the squad for tomorrow's FA Trophy tie at Brackley Town.

    Chris Humphrey
  5. Protests and legal action planned over at-risk libraries

    A campaign group trying to save Oundle Library has arranged a "sit-in" protest at the building this afternoon, inviting people to "peacefully demonstrate" against its possible closure.

    A similar event has been organised at Brackley Library, while the Save Desborough Library campaign group has instructed lawyers to consider legal action to keep the facility open.

    Northamptonshire County Council announced in October that some libraries could be community-run while some smaller ones could close as part of proposals to make £10m of cuts.

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    A council spokesman said: "Due to the authority’s significant funding pressures, we have no option but to consult on a proposed review of the current model for Northamptonshire libraries.

    A consultation on the future of the county's libraries runs until tomorrow and a decision will be made on 22 February.

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    Severe disruption: A6003 Northamptonshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A6003 Northamptonshire both ways severe disruption, between Cranford Road and Woodland Avenue.

    A6003 Northamptonshire - A6003 Barton Road in Barton Seagrave closed in both directions between the Cranford Road junction and the Woodland Avenue junction, because of a police incident.

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

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    Video caption: Petrol station evacuated after car fire in Northampton

    A busy road near Northampton town centre was closed after the vehicle burst into flames.

  8. Arrests in cash machine attack investigation

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    Six people have been arrested in connection with a series of cash machine attacks across the East Midlands and neighbouring counties.

    Cash machine

    Firearms officers were deployed to addresses in Markfield, Barlestone and Walton-on-Trent.

    Two men, aged 27 and 35, both from Leicestershire, and a man, 22, from Northamptonshire, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle.

    Two women, aged 31 and 36, both from Leicestershire, were arrested on suspicion of possessing criminal property.

    A 62-year-old man, from Derbyshire, was arrested on suspicion of offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

    They are all in police custody in Leicestershire being questioned by detectives.