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Severe accident: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 Northamptonshire - Queuing traffic and one lane closed on M1 southbound between J17, M45 (Dunchurch) and J16, A45 (Daventry), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 Northamptonshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 northbound between J16, A45 (Daventry) and J17, M45 (Dunchurch), because of an accident involving car and lorry.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 Northamptonshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 southbound between J17, M45 (Dunchurch) and J16, A45 (Daventry), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 Northamptonshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 southbound between J18, A5 (Rugby) and J17, M45 (Dunchurch), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Mum's worries over Northamptonshire library closures
A new mum says she worries for other parents over plans to close libraries in Northamptonshire.

Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 Northamptonshire - Heavy traffic and one lane closed on M1 northbound between J16, A45 (Daventry) and J17, M45 (Dunchurch), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Can you help find missing Que?

Police are looking for a missing 14-year-old boy.

Named by police as "Que", he has been missing since Saturday and was last seen at 17:00 BST in Medstead, East Hampshire.

Hampshire Constabulary says he has links to Northampton.

He is described as white, 5ft 2, slim with short brown hair and was last seen wearing khaki tracksuit bottoms, a black t-shirt, black baseball cap, and black trainers.

Que
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Que has been missing since Saturday

Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 Northamptonshire - Queuing traffic and one lane closed on M1 northbound between J16, A45 (Daventry) and J17, M45 (Dunchurch), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Half of social workers recruited in 2017 leave

James Averill

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Almost half the number of social workers that Conservative-controlled Northamptonshire County Council recruited last year have already left their jobs.

During an update on Ofsted's latest findings on children's services in the county at a meeting of the children, learning and communities scrutiny committee, councillors were told the authority had hired 172 social workers last year, but that 82 had already left.

County Hall
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Cabinet member for children, families and education, Councillor Victoria Perry, said: "Our workers are not badly paid compared to other places, but it's the working environment that is causing them to leave.

"We are looking at ways in which to work on that. You don't go into social working for the money, you do it for the love it."

Councillors were told that there are around 400 social worker posts and the current vacancy rate is 23%.

Brett Hutton bowling for Northants

Northants hammer Glamorgan by an emphatic 233 runs with a second successive victory taking them off the bottom of Division Two.

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Yeovil Town v Northampton

League Two champions Northampton Town set a new club record of 22 games unbeaten after a draw at Yeovil Town.

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Appeal for families for fitness trial

Richard Westcott

Science correspondent

Families across the east of England are being recruited to take part in a keep-fit trial.

Cambridge scientists say you're more likely to put on unhealthy extra weight if you have young children and a quarter of our youngsters aren't active enough.

Fitness
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The idea of this new project is to get whole families to exercise together.

See my full report on BBC Look East, and if you want to know more about the project visit here.

Northamptonshire batters

Glamorgan start the final day in trouble on 121-4 chasing a mammoth 434 to beat Northants, after the visitors pile up 406-9 declared.

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Three arrests after Rutland ram-raid

Dave Wade

BBC News

Three men have been arrested after a car was used to break in to a petrol station supermarket in Uppingham.

Budgens
Budgens

Alcohol and cigarettes were stolen from Budgens in North East Street about 04:00 yesterday morning.

Leicestershire Police said the men, two aged 39 and one aged 31, from Corby in Northamptonshire, were arrested this morning on suspicion of burglary.

Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange) and J18, A5 (Rugby), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange) and J18, A5 (Rugby), because of an accident involving a car and a lorry. Traffic is coping well.

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

Brackley blaze fought by firefighters

Firefighters tackled a large blaze at an industrial unit in Brackley overnight.

Crews were called to Borough Road at about 22:20 on Tuesday and people living nearby were advised to keep doors and windows closed.

In total, eight fire crews attended to bring the fire under control, including some from Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Fire in Brackley
Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service

The fire service said a couple of crews remained at the scene this afternoon.

Fire in Brackley
Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service
Fire in Brackley
Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service

Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Northamptonshire southbound severe disruption, between J16 for A45 and J15A for A43.

M1 Northamptonshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J16, A45 (Daventry) and J15a, A43 (Northampton Services), 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

Rob Keogh

Northamptonshire all-rounder Rob Keogh snaps a tendon in his finger and is set to miss the rest of the 2018 season.

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Severe accident: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Northamptonshire southbound severe accident, at J18 for A5.

M1 Northamptonshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 southbound at J18, A5 (Rugby), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 Northamptonshire - Slow traffic on M1 southbound between J17, M45 (Dunchurch) and J16, A45 (Daventry), because of an earlier broken down vehicle.

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

Severe accident: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Northamptonshire southbound severe accident, between J16 for A45 and J15A for A43 affecting J17 for M45 Dunchurch.

M1 Northamptonshire - Queuing traffic and delays on M1 southbound between J16, A45 (Daventry) and J15a, A43 (Northampton Services), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is around 30 minutes. Congestion to J17, M45 (Dunchurch).

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

Usman Khawaja celebrates his efforts for Glamorgan

Usman Khawaja becomes the first Glamorgan batsman to hit centuries in his first three matches, but Northants lead by 196 runs.

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Severe accident: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Northamptonshire northbound severe accident, at J16 for A45.

M1 Northamptonshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 northbound at J16, A45 (Daventry), because of an accident.

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

Auction house inundated with rare number plate enquiries

M4RRY number plate
Humbert and Ellis

An auction house in Northamptonshire has seen a hike in the number of people offering rare and unusual number plates for sale.

Several number plates, including 'UK6' and '1RAN', will go under the hammer at Humbert and Ellis Auctioneers in Whittlebury on Thursday.

Now a rare plate - '45GB' - estimated between £25,000 and £35,000, and 'M4RRY' - priced at £15,000-£20,000, are up for sale.

Also included is a shorter plate, 'T32', which could reach between £22,000-£25,000.

Auctioneer Jonathan Humbert said: "Our phone was red hot over the weekend with enquiries and we anticipate a great level of interest in our number plates, many of which are on sale for the first time in decades."

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 closed on M1 southbound between J17, M45 (Dunchurch) and J16, A45 (Daventry), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Your pictures: Northamptonshire in the sun

BBC Weather Watchers

The Met Office has issued a yellow health warning for heatwave conditions from Tuesday until Thursday evening.

The warning means there is an 80% chance of temperatures which could be a risk to health, and is intended to help social and healthcare teams prepare.

But at least the fine weather is giving our BBC Weather Watchers a chance to capture some bright blue skies across the county...

Braunston canal
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Sibbertoft field
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Northampton town centre
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The hot weather is expected to last until the weekend, when temperatures will slowly drop off.

Severe accident: A43 Northamptonshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A43 Northamptonshire southbound severe accident, between M1 J15A and A5.

A43 Northamptonshire - A43 closed and slow traffic southbound between Northampton Services and the A5 junction, because of an accident involving a car and a motorbike.

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