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  1. Updates for Monday, 7 December 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Pete Cooper

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage through the day

    Local Live has finished for today but we'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 with all the latest news, weather, sport and travel for Northamptonshire.

    Have a good evening.

  2. Weather: Dry tonight but rain coming

    Dan Holley

    BBC Look East weather

    Dry at first tonight but outbreaks of rain later in the night with temperatures dropping no lower than 9C (48F).

    Weather map

    Outbreaks of rain on Tuesday morning, heavy in places, but becoming brighter for the afternoon with temperatures up to 13C (55F).

  3. Daventry man, 19, in serious condition in hospital after A45 crash

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a car came off the A45, near Daventry, last night and crashed into a ditch.

    A blue Seat Ibiza was being driven towards Weedon about 23:00 when it came of the road, but the police do not know why.

    The driver, a 19-year-old man from Daventry, was taken to University Hospital Coventry, where he is reported to be in a serious but stable condition.

  4. Government 'wants to learn' from Northamptonshire emergency services integration

    Mike Cartwright

    BBC Look East

    Home Office minister James Brokenshire has been in Northampton today, visiting the county's police headquarters to see how the closer working between the emergency services could be replicated elsewhere...

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    Video caption: Northamptonshire emergency services integration praised by Home Office minister.
  5. Shepherds' warning: Red skies science explained

    Dan Holley

    BBC Look East weather

    Did you see a red sunrise over Northamptonshire this weekend? Here's a quick look at the science...

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    Video caption: Weather explainer: Dan Holley on red skies
  6. Headlines: New service for road accident victims... 'Blue-light' integration praised

    Sarah Foster

    BBC Radio Northampton

    If you're catching up, here's the latest from the Northamptonshire newsroom:

    • A new service has been launched to help victims of road-related trauma and their families with the support they need following distressing accidents
    • A government minister has praised the closer integration between the "blue-light" emergency services in Northamptonshire
    • Northampton Town await the draw for the third round of the FA Cup tonight at 19:00
  7. New service launches in Northamptonshire to support victim of road traffic accidents

    Willy Gilder

    BBC Northampton

    A new service for victims of road-related trauma called RoadHarm has been launched in Northamptonshire.

    M1 accident

    Police and Crime Commissioner, Adam Simmonds, said the service will provide "assistance to victims of distressing road-related incidents and their families" to help them recover from "the physical and psychological impact of their experiences".

  8. Holocaust surviver to speak at school tonight

    Students at Wollaston School will tonight hear the story of 85-year-old Zigi Shipper, who survived the Holocaust.

    He was just nine-years-old and living in Poland when World War Two broke out, and was taken to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

    “We must not forget and we must not give up.” Zigi Shipper Holocaust survivor
  9. Northamptonshire Police test drivers for cocaine and cannabis at roadside

    Carroll Weston

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Northamptonshire Police will be carrying out random tests on drivers for cannabis and cocaine in the run-up to Christmas.

    PC Dave Lee explained how the roadside drug test works.

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    Video caption: Northamptonshire Police test drivers for cannabis and cocaine at roadside
  10. Headlines: 'Blue-light integration' praised...Police introducing drug driving test

    Sarah Foster

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Here's what we are looking at this afternoon:

    • Home Office minister James Brokenshire has praised the closer integration between the blue-light emergency services here in Northamptonshire
    • Northamptonshire Police will be carrying out random drug test on drivers alongside alcohol breath tests in the run-up to Christmas
    • Students in Northamptonshire will tonight hear the remarkable story of how 85-year-old Zigi Shipper managed to survive during the Holocaust 
  11. Northampton Town in the FA Cup third round for the first time in 10 years

    The Cobblers are in the third round draw of the FA Cup tonight, for the first time since they lost 4-1 to Crystal Palace in 2006.

    Mark Bunn

    Playing in goal for Northampton Town was current BBC Radio Northampton summariser Lee Harper, and on the bench for the Cobblers was current Aston Villa 'keeper Mark Bunn (pictured).

  12. Saints and England prop Corbisiero set to miss Six Nations

    BBC Sport

    Alex Corbisiero is set to miss next year's Six Nations because he needs knee surgery

    Alex Corbisiero

    The Northampton loose-head will undergo an operation on Tuesday.

    Saints boss Jim Mallinder said: "Six Nations is a very long way off for him. I think his focus is on getting himself fit and back in the Northampton squad."

  13. Home Office Minister to see Northamptonshire's 'blue light integration'

    Mike Cartwright

    BBC Look East

    James Brokenshire MP, a Home Office minister, is at Police Headquarters today to see multi-agency 999 vehicles and how the emergency services are working closer together.

    James Brokenshire MP

    Northamptonshire is seen a pioneer in this area and I'll be hoping to see what the minister makes of the approach.

  14. Northamptonshire business advice service helps 2,000 in two years

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    Two years ago Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership set up a project called Growth Hub, to support people interested in starting or progressing their small businesses.


    It has since handled more than 2,000 enquiries.

    Janette Pallas, the Growth Hub's manager, says a lot of their work is "signposting" businesses to other bodies who can help with things like recruitment and exporting.

  15. Teenager motorcyclist seriously injured in Kettering at the weekend

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    An 18-year-old man was seriously injured after his motorcycle hit a wall in Almond Road, Kettering on Saturday about 15.05.

  16. Christmas campaign to crack down on drink drivers

    Carroll Weston

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Northamptonshire Police say that the biggest problems with drink-driving are people being over the limit the morning after they've been drinking.

    PC Dave Lee told me that people sometimes don't realise they are still over the limit and that is why the force often carries out roadside tests in the morning.

    82 drink-driving arrests in Northamptonshire in December 2014
  17. Weather: Drier and brighter this afternoon

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC Look East weather

    Any rain should have cleared leaving a dry and bright afternoon, feeling mild with a top temperature of 13C (55F).

    Weather map
  18. Headlines: 11-year-old injured in Corby... Drink drive campaign launched by police

    Sarah Foster

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Here are our top stories into the afternoon:

    • An 11-year-old girl has been seriously injured in a collision with a car in Corby
    • Northamptonshire Police launch their annual drink drive campaign in the run-up to Christmas