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  1. Updates for Monday, 21 December 2015

Live Reporting

By Pete Cooper

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage through the day

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

    Have a good evening.

  2. Curry house in Thrapston has licence suspended following immigration arrests

    Martin Borley

    BBC Radio Northampton

    The Bengal Brasserie in Thrapston has had its premises licence suspended for 10 weeks after immigration officers arrested three men at the restaurant.

    East Northamptonshire councillors ruled the owners have to keep a diary of training at the premises.

    The business owner has 21 days to appeal. The restaurant has been contacted for comment.

  3. Weather: Fairly dry tonight, mild tomorrow

    Dan Holley

    BBC Look East weather

    It will be dry with long clear spells through this evening, but there could be outbreaks of rain in the early hours. Temperatures dipping to 6C (43F).

    Weather map

    Tuesday will be rather cloudy and windy with some patchy rain at times, but also a few brighter spells. Exceptionally mild once again with temperatures reaching 15C (59F).

  4. Headlines: Outsourcing of 999 calls ruled out... Government pushes for EU to talk about steel

    Sarah Foster

    BBC Radio Northampton

    If you're catching up:

  5. Cobblers full-back Moloney says club is 'buzzing' despite loss

    Joe Townsend

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    Even though Northampton Town lost 2-1 to Portsmouth, the club is still sitting second in League Two heading into Christmas.

    Full-back Brendan Moloney said despite the loss the club is "buzzing".

    It's a brilliant position and everyone's buzzing. We look forward to the next games, two in quick succession, and hopefully we'll pick up the points.
  6. Cat in Wellingborough shot for a second time

    Sarah Foster

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Police in Wellingborough say a cat has been shot with a pellet gun for the second time this year.

    Charlie the cat

    Charlie was shot in the Oak View area last Tuesday and had to have an eye removed. The "very friendly" cat was also shot in the face back in February.  

    Officers believe he may have been specifically targeted.

  7. Bronze statue of a man and a dog stolen

    A large bronze statue of a man and a dog was stolen from the garden of a house in Northamptonshire.

    bronze statue of a man and a dog

    The 5ft (1.5m) statue was taken sometime between 21:00 on Tuesday, 15 December and 07:00 the next day. 

    Police have appealed for witnesses.

  8. Alliance of councils that includes Northamptonshire set to expand

    Sam Read

    BBC Radio Northampton

    It's been confirmed an alliance of local councils that includes Northamptonshire County Council is set to expand. 

    county hall

    Named "England's economic heartland", the group tries to attract investment for transport and infrastructure projects.

    The alliance, between Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, was formed a year ago and it's been confirmed Cambridgeshire, Milton Keynes, Luton, Bedford and Central Bedfordshire are to join the group.

  9. Headlines: Outsourcing of 999 calls ruled out... Cat shot for second time

    Sarah Foster

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Here's what we are looking at:

    • Three police forces including Northamptonshire that were considering letting private security firm G4S run their control rooms have ruled out the move
    • Police in Wellingborough say a cat has been shot with a pellet gun for the second time this year
    • It's been confirmed an alliance of local councils that includes Northamptonshire County Council is set to expand
  10. BBC to end Formula 1 television contract early

    BBC Sport is to "reluctantly" end its Formula 1 television contract three years early as part of savings across the corporation.  

    Forumla 1 British Grand Prix

    Channel 4 will take on the broadcast rights from next season showing 10 races, although it won't be until next year when it's decided if the British Grand Prix at Silverstone will be one of those shown on the channel.

  11. On patrol with police in Northampton on 'Black Eye Friday'

    BBC News England

    The last weekend before the Christmas holiday is usually one of the busiest for UK pubs and clubs.

    Charities and Public Health England warned people to drink responsibly on what has been dubbed "Black Eye Friday". 

    BBC News followed police in Northampton on Friday night and found that as well as dealing with people spilling out into the streets, there were other incidents and essential work which took up their time.                                      

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    Video caption: On patrol with police in Northampton on 'Black Eye Friday'.
  12. Civil partnership meant 'system looked at us as people'

    Stuart Ratcliffe

    BBC Look East

    Berndette Rogers, 86, from Woodfood Halse and her late wife Joyce were one of the first couples to tie the knot when civil partnerships were brought in 10 years ago.

    She told me the partnership provided them with financial security and the local community was "very supportive".  

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    Video caption: Woodfood Halse woman says her civil partnership meant the "system looked at us as people".
  13. UK steel industry: 'Little action' taken to combat crisis

    BBC News UK

    "Little action" was taken by the government over the steel industry crisis, a committee of MPs has said.

    Steel works

    It was not alert enough to the impact of collapsing steel prices and failed to push for EU action on cheap Chinese imports, the business committee added.

    Currently 500 people are employed at a factory in Corby and the Community steelworks union said the jobs were safe "at the moment".

  14. Saints' Hartley shouldn't be England captain or even starting, says Leicester's Cockerill

    Joe Townsend

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    Northampton hooker Dylan Hartley has been the leading contender to replace Chris Robshaw as England rugby captain.

    But Leicester's coach believes he shouldn't even be in the team - and, unsurprisingly, has backed his own player for the job.

    Tom Youngs

    "Tom Youngs (pictured right) is the best hooker in England by a country mile and should be the starting No 2 against Scotland," Richard Cockerill said. "There are a lot of other captaincy options, including Tom himself."

  15. Headlines: Nortamptonshire shelves plans to outsource control rooms... 'Little action' taken to combat steel crisis

    Sarah Foster

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Here's what we are looking into:

    • Plans to use the private security firm G4S to operate the 999 control rooms of three police forces including Northamptonshire have been shelved