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Summary

  1. A man was killed crossing the M1 during a police chase causing the motorway to be closed
  2. A driver from Northampton who says he was "deliberately and repeatedly rammed" by a lorry on the M1 has criticised police's response
  3. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

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By Martin Borley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    We'll be be back tomorrow from 08:00 with the latest news, sport, travel and weather in the county.

  2. Administrators warn of redundancies at Fairline

    Martin Borley

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Fairline Boats' administrators, FRP Advisory LLP, say they anticipate redundancies "in the near term" although a core team of workers will remain to help sell the business.

    Existing orders will also be "serviced", according to the administrators.

    The company employs around 450 people in Oundle and Corby.

    Fairline boats
  3. Referrals to Northamptonshire's anti-terrorism unit have doubled

    Elinor Cross

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Northamptonshire Police's anti-terrorism unit says referrals have risen to around 60 so far this year, twice as many as the same time last year.

    So called "soft targets" for terrorists, such as pubs, clubs, restaurants and theatres, are now being given advice on what to do in case of a terrorist attack.

    Dr Mils Hills, associate professor of risk resilience and corporate security at the University of Northampton, said: "We need to be more conscious about remembering where the exits are and what we can do if the power fails."

  4. Headlines: Fairline Boats goes into administration... Man dies after police chase on the M1...

    Sarah Foster

    BBC Radio Northampton

    • Fairline Boats, based in Oundle and Corby, has gone into administration
    • A man has died following a police chase on the M1 in Northamptonshire resulting in the motorway being closed for most of the day
    • Northamptonshire Trading Standards are warning anyone thinking of buying a dog to be wary of illegally imported puppies
  5. BreakingFairline Boats goes into administration

    Martin Borley

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Luxury boat builder Fairline, which has factories in Oundle and Corby, has gone into administration.

    Staff have been sent home and told to wait until the administrators have assessed the business.

  6. Pubs and restaurants in Northamptonshire offered anti-terrorism advice

    Elinor Cross

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Counter-terrorism security advisers are giving town centre venues training about what to do in the event of gun attacks, such as those in Paris.

    "My work has doubled in the last couple of weeks" - Andy Tomlinson, Counter terrorism security advisor to Northamptonshire Police

    Smalls venues used by members of the public, such as pubs, clubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas are said to be "soft targets" for terrorists.

  7. Secure centre 'requires improvement'

    Martin Borley

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Inspectors say a secure training centre near Daventry is improving, but it still has a way to go. Rainsbrook Centre was rated "inadequate" by Ofsted earlier this year.

    Arial view of Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre

    The latest report says the centre has made ground but, overall, has a rating of "requires improvement".

  8. BreakingM1 reopened after 13-hour closure

    BBC Travel

    The M1 southbound between J18 and J16 has reopened after an incident at around 03:25 when a man died.

    There is still slow traffic on the motorway.

  9. Northamptonshire mother of girl murdered by Yorkshire Ripper “doesn’t care where he is as long as he never gets out”

    Northampton Chronicle & Echo

    A Kettering woman whose daughter was murdered by the Yorkshire Ripper says she doesn’t care where he is as long as he never gets out, after reports he could move back to prison.

  10. Investigation 'continues' into MP's campaign payments

    Sam Read

    BBC Radio Northampton

    There seems to be confusion within the Conservative Party over the investigation into campaign payments made to the party of Northampton South MP, David Mackintosh.

    David Mackintosh

    Earlier some local party members told me no action would be taken over the payments - but now a spokesman at Conservative central office has said: "We are still investigating this matter."

    I'm still trying to find out the truth of the matter and will let you know when I hear more.

  11. M1 southbound still closed 13 hours after incident

    BBC Travel

    The M1 southbound is still closed after an incident at 03:25 in which a man died following a police chase..

    There is queuing traffic and long delays due to the closure between J18 and J16.

    There is also disruption on the M45 eastbound which is closed between J1 and the M1.

  12. Fatal accident victim named

    Martin Borley

    BBC Radio Northampton

    A woman who died in a road accident between Slipton and Kettering Road at 11:30 on Monday morning has been named by the police.

    Rachel Dewick, 40, from Kettering, was driving a silver/blue Ford Focus towards Kettering Road when there was a collision with a silver/blue Ford Focus-C Max travelling in the opposite direction. 

    Police are appealing for witnesses.

  13. Trading Standards warn against illegally importing puppies

    Martin Borley

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Northamptonshire Trading Standards wants people who are thinking of buying a dog to be wary of illegally imported puppies.

    Concern about the importation of puppies

    Since October, a Slovakian puppy was imported into Northamptonshire and had to be quarantined for 21 days. 

    And recently a dog from Moldova was put into quarantine for four months.

  14. Headlines: Man dies after police chase on the M1... The Conservative Party 'to take no action' over payments to MP's election fund

    Sarah Foster

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Here are the headlines so far this afternoon:

    • Police say they were following a stolen car when the driver got out and ran across the carriageway when he was hit by a vehicle and killed
    • The southbound carriageway of the M1 between J18 and J16 is still closed following this morning's incident
    • BBC Radio Northampton understands the Conservative Party will take no action over campaign payments made to the local party of the Northampton South MP David Mackintosh
  15. Fairline pensions 'not paid'

    Martin Borley

    BBC Radio Northampton

    The Unite union is claiming Fairline Boats, which has factories in Oundle and Corby, has not paid its employees' pension contributions for three months.

    One of the luxury boats made by Fairline

    The luxury boat builder employs 468 people. It is owned by private equity firm Wessex Bristol who have not yet commented about the claims.

  16. M1 fatality: Police and Crime Commissioner aware of "tragic incident"

    Adam Simmonds
    Quote Message: I am aware of the tragic incident on the M1 this morning and await the results of the police investigation and the view of the IPCC.” from Adam Simmonds Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner
    Adam SimmondsNorthamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner
  17. M1 fatality following police chase referred to police complaints commission

    Craig Lewis

    BBC News

    An incident in which a man was killed when he ran across the M1 while trying to escape Northamptonshire Police officers has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

    Traffic diverted off M1 at J16 meets traffic heading north from Northampton

    The man died when he was struck by a vehicle.

    The M1 southbound remains closed while an investigation into what happened takes place. Two lanes of the northbound carriageway are now open.

  18. Police suspect killed trying to run across M1

    Craig Lewis

    BBC News

    A man died in a road traffic collision on the M1 this morning, Northamptonshire Police have revealed.

    Police officers were following a vehicle, which was believed to be stolen, at about 3.25am on the northbound carriageway when it came to a stop on the road.  

    Once the vehicle had stopped the man got out and ran across the road, at which point he was struck by a vehicle on the southbound carriageway and died.

  19. BreakingM1 closure caused when man fleeing police was run over

    The M1 closure today was caused when a man fleeing police stopped his vehicle, ran across the motorway and was struck by a vehicle.

    The man was killed as a result.