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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Northamptonshire southbound severe accident, between J17 for M45 Dunchurch and J16 for A45.

    M1 Northamptonshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J17, M45 (Dunchurch) and J16, A45 (Daventry), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Northamptonshire southbound severe disruption, between J17 for M45 Dunchurch and J16 for A45.

    M1 Northamptonshire - One lane blocked on M1 southbound between J17, M45 (Dunchurch) and J16, A45 (Daventry), because of a broken down caravan. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Northamptonshire northbound severe disruption, at J15 for A45.

    M1 Northamptonshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J15, A45 (Northampton), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Northamptonshire northbound severe disruption, at J17 for M45 Dunchurch.

    M1 Northamptonshire - One lane blocked on M1 northbound at J17, M45 (Dunchurch), because of a broken down van. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Video content

    Video caption: Jamie Gibson: Northampton Saints flanker turns up heat before Leicester derby

    Northampton's cooking connoisseur Jamie Gibson cooks up a storm for BBC Look East before returning to Leicester for Saturday's East Midlands derby.

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed on M40 northbound between J10, A43 (Brackley) and J11, A361 (Banbury), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

  7. Drugs are 'pants' - just say 'no'

    A suspected drug dealer learnt the true meaning of "stop and search" when he was stopped - and searched - and police pulled a load of drugs out of his pants.

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    Officers from Northamptonshire Police stopped a car in Judith Road, Kettering, at about 19:00 on Wednesday.

    There were three people in the vehicle and one of them - a 17-year-old male - was arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs.

    Officers tweeted a photograph of the drugs saying they were found in the teenager's underwear following a stop and search operation.

    He is still in custody being interviewed.

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Northamptonshire northbound severe disruption, at Watford Gap Services.

    M1 Northamptonshire - M1 entry slip road closed northbound at Watford Gap Services, because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Northamptonshire northbound severe disruption, between J16 for A45 and J17 for M45 Dunchurch.

    M1 Northamptonshire - Speed restriction of 30 mph, a lane blocked and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J16, A45 (Daventry) and J17, M45 (Dunchurch), because of an obstruction on the road.

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

  10. Northamptonshire Police chief to retire

    The Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police, Simon Edens, has announced he will retire from the force at the end of October.

    Simon Edens has been a police officer for 37 years and became Chief Constable of the county's force in July 2015.

    Chief Constable Simon Edens

    Mr Edens began his career in 1981 as a constable and sergeant with the Royal Ulster Constabulary before moving to Cambridgeshire Constabulary in 1991 where he served for 17 years, rising to the rank of chief superintendent. In 2008 he became assistant chief constable at West Mercia Police and then deputy chief constable of the Leicestershire force in 2012.

    "It has been a huge privilege and an honour to serve as Chief Constable for Northamptonshire and to have worked alongside colleagues from across the Force who do so much to protect people from harm every day," Mr Edens said.

    "However, I believe the time is now right for me to hand over the reins to a new chief who will take the force forward over the next five years."

    His last day at work will be 28 October.

  11. Video content

    Video caption: Northampton 1998 floods remembered with special poem

    It's 20 years since the Northamptonshire floods damaged thousands of homes. Memories of that day have been turned into verse by local poet, G K Kingsley.

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Northamptonshire northbound severe disruption, between J17 for M45 Dunchurch and J18 for A5.

    M1 Northamptonshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J17, M45 (Dunchurch) and J18, A5 (Rugby), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M1 Leicestershire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 southbound between J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange) and J18, A5 (Rugby), because of a broken down car.

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

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange) and J18, A5 (Rugby), because of a broken down vehicle.

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