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Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

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

M1 Northamptonshire - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 southbound between J15, A45 (Northampton) and J14, A509 (Milton Keynes), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Family from Kettering injured in Devon road crash

Del Crookes

BBC News Online

Police say a family from Kettering, Northamptonshire, were involved in a crash on the A361 on Friday morning.

The accident happened at about 06:45 on the eastbound stretch of the North Devon link road at Knowstone, South Molton.

Officers say a silver Jaguar X-Type left the carriageway and ended up stationary in a ditch.

A 42-year-old woman and a 49-year-old man were seriously injured and are in surgery after being airlifted to Derriford Hospital.

A seven-year-old child in the car has minor injuries and is being treated for shock.

The road was closed for six hours while a full investigation of the scene took place.

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Severe accident: A4500 Northamptonshire both ways

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A4500 Northamptonshire both ways severe accident, between St Michael's Road and Campbell Square.

A4500 Northamptonshire - A4500 Upper Mounts in Northampton closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the St Michael's Road junction and the Campbell Square junction, because of an accident.

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

Kyle Coetzer captains Scotland during the ODI match between Scotland and England

Northamptonshire re-sign Scotland captain and former Durham batsman Kyle Coetzer for this season's T20 Blast.

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Northamptonshire Police's new chief constable announced

The person to take charge of Northamptonshire Police when the current chief constable retires has been confirmed as Nick Adderley.

He's the current assistant chief constable of Staffordshire and will replace Simon Edens, although a start date has yet to be announced.

Nick Adderley
Northamptonshire Police

Stephen Mold, Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner, said: "This appointment follows a very tough selection process and I am pleased the Police and Crime Panel has agreed with my choice and were as impressed by Nick’s leadership qualities as I was.

"Nick is a highly experienced police officer with a passion for policing and I know he will bring new ideas that will lead to genuine and lasting improvements to Northamptonshire Police."

Severe accident: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

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M1 Northamptonshire southbound severe accident, between J17 for M45 Dunchurch and Watford Gap Services affecting J18 for A5.

M1 Northamptonshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M1 southbound between J17, M45 (Dunchurch) and Watford Gap Services, because of an accident and a fuel spillage. Travel time is around 20 minutes. Congestion to J18, A5 (Rugby).

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

Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

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

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

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

Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

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

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

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

Severe disruption: A43 Northamptonshire both ways

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A43 Northamptonshire both ways severe disruption, on Sunday 8th July at the Silverstone Race Track.

A43 Northamptonshire - One-way system in place and F1 Grand Prix race day on A43 in Silverstone on the Sunday 8th July at the Silverstone Race Track junction. Diversion in operation - sign posted.

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

Severe accident: A428 Northamptonshire both ways

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A428 Northamptonshire both ways severe accident, between Church Lane and Glebe Lane.

A428 Northamptonshire - A428 in East Haddon blocked in both directions between the Church Lane junction and the Glebe Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

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

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

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

Organist takes on 70-mile, 10-day trek

An acclaimed organist has started a 10-day, 70-mile walk through Northamptonshire, and beyond, as part of the Oundle International Festival.

William Whitehead is performing at nine stops along the way as part of his Big Bach Walk, named after the composer Johann Sebastian Bach, which started in Towcester yesterday afternoon.

William Whitehead
William Whitehead

He said: "We're paying homage to a walk Bach did in his younger years when he was in his first job and walked 250 miles to Lubeck in north Germany and study with the great Buxtehude, the organist and teacher.

"We're walking the length of Northamptonshire and ending up in Peterborough."

Yesterday William walked from Towcester to Northampton, where today he's playing the organ at All Saints Church before heading to Little Houghton tomorrow, Finedon on Saturday then Titchmarsh, Cotterstock, Warmington and finishing with a concert at Peterborough Cathedral on 13 July.

Severe accident: A5101 Northamptonshire both ways

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A5101 Northamptonshire both ways severe accident, between Lindsay Avenue and Broadway.

A5101 Northamptonshire - A5101 Park Avenue North in Northampton closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the Lindsay Avenue junction and the Broadway junction, because of an accident.

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

Northamptonshire libraries set to close in September

Northamptonshire's 21 at-risk libraries are likely to close at the end of September, a county council report suggests.

Volunteer bids to take on the running of 17 of the libraries will be considered next month.

But the county council has said the legal process for transferring building ownership is complex, and it will cease to manage and fund the libraries on 30 Septembe,r which means there could be a period of time when they're closed until the independent bodies start.

The closures were voted through in February as part of £40m of budget cuts.

Children protested outside Desborough Library during a consultation on possible library closures.
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Children protested outside Desborough Library during a consultation on library closures

Meanwhile, two separate legal actions have been lodged questioning the validity of the authority's consultation into the closures, which a council spokesman said it would be defending.

Severe disruption: A5 Northamptonshire both ways

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A5 Northamptonshire both ways severe disruption, between A45 High Street and A43.

A5 Northamptonshire - A5 in Towcester closed in both directions between the A45 High Street junction and the A43 junction, because of a serious fire.

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

Police warn 'stringent' searches at F1 in Silverstone could cause delays

A four-day policing operation has begun at Silverstone, where more than 325,000 people are expected for the F1 British Grand Prix this weekend.

Northamptonshire Police said it might take longer to get inside in the circuit this year because of "stringent" searches.

Silverstone during F1 Grand Prix.
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Officers also warned people to buy their tickets from a legitimate source and not from touts outside the venue.

The force said regular policing across Northamptonshire would be unaffected despite the resources being deployed to Silverstone and other events this weekend.

Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

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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

Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

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

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

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

Severe accident: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

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M1 Northamptonshire northbound severe accident, at J15 for A45.

M1 Northamptonshire - Heavy traffic and one lane blocked on M1 northbound at J15, A45 (Northampton), because of an accident involving lorry and two cars.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

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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 car.

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

Overturned lorry causes A14 Rothwell disruption

A person was taken to hospital after a lorry overturned off the A14 near Rothwell.

The accident happened at about 08:15 when the HGV, which was carrying concrete, overturned on an island just off the A14 spilling diesel and part of its load.

Overturned lorry on A14
Highways England

The eastbound and westbound exit slip roads at junction three for Rothwell were closed after the crash as recovery and clean-up work was carried out, but Highways England announced the roads were open again shortly before 11:45.

East Midlands Ambulance Service said one person was taken to Kettering General Hospital but was unable to give details of the extent of the patient's injuries.

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Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

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M1 Northamptonshire northbound severe disruption, between J18 for A5 and J19 for M6.

M1 Northamptonshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J18, A5 (Rugby) and J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

County Hall, Northampton

A panel says the cash-strapped council's decision to sell its former home "followed due process".

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Cherwell and Oxfordshire chief to be appointed

Bethan Phillips

Political reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

A new joint chief executive of Cherwell and Oxfordshire councils will be paid £190,000 a year, it's been revealed.

The appointment of Yvonne Rees, who is currently in charge of Cherwell and South Northamptonshire, is expected to be confirmed at a meeting next week.

The salary is an increase on the current pay for Oxfordshire County Council’s chief executive, who gets £175,000 a year.

Cherwell is breaking its ties with South Northants, because of an expected shake up of local government north of the border.

Boy, 3, seriously injured after collision with car

A three-year-old boy has been seriously injured in a collision with a car in Northampton.

It happened in Billing Brook Road outside Weston Favell Shopping Centre at about 12:55.

The boy was taken by air ambulance to a hospital in Nottingham with a suspected head injury.

Northamptonshire Police said the incident involved a red Seat Alhambra and appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Weston Favel Shopping Centre
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