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  1. Northamptonshire County Council has revealed it will make cuts of £77m as part of its budget for 2016-17
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Pete Cooper

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

  2. Watchdog probes claim Northants Police officer 'punched' teenager

    A police watchdog is looking into an incident where an officer allegedly punched a teenager "several times".

    Northamptonshire Police

    The Independent Police Complaints Commission said the 17-year-old was searched and detained at a house in Northampton in August as officers responded to reports of an assault.

    It is alleged one of the two Northamptonshire Police officers at the scene punched the boy "several times" and swore at him. The teenager was subsequently released without charge. 

  3. Closure to council Nourish service will affect 150 schools and 100 'Meals on Wheels' recepients

    Sam Read

    BBC Radio Northampton

    As part of £77m of proposed cuts by Northamptonshire County Council the Nourish meals service will close.

    Currently it supplies meals to 147 primary schools, two secondary schools and one nursery school, plus 'Meals on Wheels' for about 100 residents.

    meals on wheels

    The council say should the proposal go ahead, it will support schools to allow them to provide their own hot meals and work with those who receive 'Meals on Wheels' to provide an alternative.

  4. Weather: Cool tonight, dry tomorrow

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    Feeling cooler this evening, but mainly dry with the small risk of an isolated shower with lows of 3C (37F).

    Weather map
  5. Headlines: £77m of cuts proposed by county council... Jobs going at Fairline Boats

    Sarah Foster

    BBC Radio Northampton

    If you are catching up:

    • Northamptonshire County Council is planning to make its biggest budget cut for more than 15 years, saying it needs to save £77m next year
    • Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder has described the club's FA Cup third-round tie against MK Dons as "a great chance to go through"
  6. Fairline Boats workers told jobs will go

    Mike Cartwright

    BBC Look East

    I've been at Fairline Boats where workers have been told all but 69 jobs will go. Those remaining are are only temporary to clear existing orders.

    The Oundle and Corby based company announced it had gone into administration last week.

    The Unite Union has been meeting with workers this lunchtime.

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    Video caption: Workers at Fairline Boats have been told all 450 jobs will be going.
  7. County council say demand for services is 'soaring' despite budget cuts

    Sam Read

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Northamptonshire County Council has today put forward a budget proposing £77m of cuts - at a time when it admits demand for the services it provides is "soaring".

    Pressure on county council services: 900 children needing a school place in last three months 60,000 population growth in the next five years
  8. Problems on the A428 and A45 in Northampton

    BBC Travel

    There has been collision on the westbound A428 Bedford Road in Northampton at the Victoria Promenade junction, meaning the road is partially blocked and there is queuing traffic.

    On the A45 Eastbound between Barnes Meadow and Riverside westbound there has been a collision involving three cars and lorry, which is causing tailbacks to the Queen Eleanor junction.

  9. Dog might have been stolen from garden in Northampton using sausages

    Sarah Foster

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Police in Northampton say a family pet may have been stolen from the garden of a property in Fullingdale Road.

    The seven year-old dog, a black Lhasa Apso, was in the garden between 18.15 and 18.35 on Monday, 30 November when the owner believes it was taken.

    They found raw sausages on the garden path when they went to look for their pet.

  10. County council cuts will 'damage' people, warns opposition

    Sam Read

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Brendan Glynane, the leader of the opposition Liberal Democrat group, has said the county coucil's proposed £77m worth of cuts are "really going to affect people".

    Northamptonshire County Council

    Councillor Glynane added that the savings, which include a £27m cut to adult social care, would means people would "be damaged quite badly".

  11. No buyer yet for Fairline Boats, but some jobs will be saved temporarily

    Mike Cartwright

    BBC Look East

    Workers at Fairline Boats in Oundle and Corby have been told 69 of the 450 jobs at the company are to be saved, temporarily, to clear existing orders.

    Fairline Boats

    The union Unite have been speaking to workers and they were told a buyer has not yet been found for the business that went into administration last week.

  12. Cobblers could have got better FA Cup draw, admits Wilder

    Joe Townsend

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Cobblers boss Chris Wilder has admitted Northampton Town could've got much better draw than MK Dons in FA Cup, but added that plenty of names came out where he screamed "no, not them".

    Chris Wilder

    He also told me he is speaking to Sheffield United about extending the loan of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who scored the winning goal in the FA Cup third round comeback against Northwich.

  13. Headlines: County council aims to make £77m cuts... Some Fairline jobs temporarily saved

    Sarah Foster

    BBC Radio Northampton

    These are our latest stories:

    • Northamptonshire County Council has announced plans to save £77m next year
    • The administrators brought in to find a buyer for the Northamptonshire boatbuilder Fairline say around 380 jobs are likely to be lost
    • Justice Minister Mike Penning has agreed to meet the mother of a boy from Corby kicked to death by a teenage gang more than 20 years ago
  14. A45 eastbound entry slip at Brackmills closed

    BBC Travel

    The A45 entry slip road is closed eastbound at Brackmills in Northampton due to a collision between a car and lorry.

    Drivers are warned this is causing severe delays.

  15. Motorcyclist seriously injured after crash in Pipewell

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    A motorcyclist suffered serious head injuries after a crash with a black Mitsubishi car on Oakley Road, Pipewell at about 22:30 yesterday.

    The 21-year-old rider from Corby, who was on a KTM motorcycle, was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Coventry.

  16. Mother of murdered Corby teenager to meet justice minister

    BBC Politics

    A government minister has agreed to meet the mother of a boy from Corby kicked to death by a teenage gang more than twenty years ago.

    Tom Pursglove

    Justice Minister Mike Penning has agree to meet Anne Forbes after her MP Tom Prusglove raised the issue in the commons. 

    Five people were jailed for the 1993 murder of her son Iain, who was 18. Mrs Forbes has had to make three three "victim statements" this year as a result of the case.