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  1. Closing headlines for Tuesday, 19 January 2016
  2. Seven thousand Northampton Town fans will travel to Milton Keynes for tonight's FA Cup third round replay against MK Dons

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By Pete Cooper

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  2. Northampton Town hoping for change of fortune in Milton Keynes

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    MK Dons host Northampton Town in their FA Cup third round replay, with the winners set to host Chelsea.

    However, the Cobblers haven't enjoyed their short trips down the M1 to date...

    3 visits to stadium:mk for the Cobblers and they've lost each one. Fourth time lucky?
  3. Weather: Cold with frost possible

    BBC Weather

    It will be mainly dry overnight, and developing clear spells will allow temperatures to fall away to give a frost in places.


     Freezing fog patches are also likely to develop with a low of -3C (27F).

  4. Corby steel works job losses not 'as bad as it could have been'

    Martin Borley

    BBC Radio Northampton

    I’ve been talking to current workers at the Tata Steel tube works in Corby following yesterday’s announcement of 30 job losses.

    Andy Trigg has been employed in the steelworks at Corby since 1981. He now works in the six inch mill.

    Andy Trigg
    Quote Message: There were rumours flying around that Corby could shut and there was a lot of relief it wasn't as bad as it could have been." from Andy Trigg Tata employee
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  5. Northampton Saints' Harry Mallinder gets call up after winning try

    After scoring the winning try for Northampton Saints against Glasgow at the weekend, there has been more good news for Harry Mallinder today.

    Harry Mallinder

    The 19-year-old centre, son of director of rugby Jim Mallinder, has been named in the England Under 20 squad for the Six Nations next month.

  6. Son of Northampton detective accused to killing wife tells court she has 'a temper'

    Elinor Cross

    BBC Radio Northampton

    The trial of Northamptonshire Police detective Adrian 'Otis' Goldsmith, 49, accused of killing his wife Jill has heard from Adrian Goldsmith's son, Michael.

    He described his step mother Jill Goldsmith, 49, as an angry drug addict with a temper.

    He told the court that after moving into his father's house she commandeered areas of it and would not allow him or his siblings to enter.

    The court also heard from Jill Goldmith's son, who said he'd get out of the house as often as he could and thought Mr Goldsmith had two sides.

    Mr Goldsmith denied murder. The trial at Stafford Crown Court continues.

  7. Headlines: Detective murder trial hears from son...Two Daventry schools scrapping governers

    Sarah Foster

    BBC Radio Northampton

    If you're catching up:

    • The trial of a Northampton detective accused of killing his wife has today been hearing evidence from his son
    • The organisation running two schools in Daventry is planning to change the way its schools are governed
    • Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder is backing his players to rise to the occasion tonight against MK Dons
  8. St Michael's Road in Northampton blocked due to five car accident

    BBC Travel

    St Michael's Road in Northampton is blocked because of a five car accident between Kettering Road and Upper Mounts.

  9. Fans £10,000 loan to Northampton Town 'not repaid,' but supporters trust say it's 'not a problem'

    A £10,000 loan given to Northampton Town to its supporters' trust is order to pay staff has not yet been repaid.

    Northampton Town

    Northampton Town Supporters' Trust raised a total of £37,909 through crowdfunding to help the Cobblers during its recent financial crises. The £10,000 was given to the club on 23 November, shortly before Kelvin Thomas bought it from previous chairman David Cardoza.

    The Trust said it did not know when the money would be paid back, but said it was "not a problem".

  10. Wife of Northampton detective beaten to death with 'can of paint' and a 'mallet'

    Elinor Cross

    BBC Radio Northampton

    It's a week into the trial of a Northampton detective accused of killing his wife.

    Jill Goldsmith, 49, was beaten to death in the porch of her home in Wootton Hall Park, near Northamptonshire Police's headquarters, last March.

    So far, Stafford Crown Court has heard Mrs Goldsmith died after being brutally beaten with a can of paint and a mallet. Adrian Goldsmith, 49, denies murder.

  11. Northampton Town 'playing great football' ahead of FA Cup tie

    Tim Oglethorpe

    BBC Radio Northampton Cobblers commentator

    Tonight 7,000 Northampton Town fans will head to stadium:mk for their FA Cup third round replay, and it's not just the prospect of Chelsea in the fourth round that means they'll be such a large following.

    Marc Richards

    The Cobblers are playing great football, but I'm sure tonight my mind will switch back to the autumn where I, and a lot of Northampton Town fans, thought there might not be a club to commentate on.

    It's some turnaround.

  12. Two schools in Northamptonshire to scrap governors

    Sean Coughlan

    BBC News, education correspondent

    An academy chain, which runs two schools in Northamptonshire, is scrapping the current form of governing bodies for its schools in England.


    The E-ACT academy group, which runs the DSLV Academy and The Parker E-ACT Academy, both in Daventry, says it will replace them with "academy ambassadorial advisory bodies".

  13. Flooded road in Corby leaves 'horrible, smelly sludge'

    Martin Borley

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Residents of Netherfield Grove in Corby are calling on the authorities to take responsibility for flooding in their street.

    Resident, Jean Martin, said someone needs to take responsibility.

    "We have a flood every time half decent rain comes down and then you’re left with a horrible, smelly sludge" - Jean Martin from Netherfield Grove
  14. Northampton Town Supporters' Trust launch consultation on Crowdfunding cash

    Craig Lewis

    BBC News

    Northampton Town Supporters’ Trust is set to launch a consultation with fans over how money raised to save the club should be used following the buy-out by Kelvin Thomas.


    The Trust raised £37,909 at a time the Cobblers faced a court hearing over a £166,000 tax bill.

    Fans can give their views on how the money should now be spent via an online survey or by emailing the Trust.

  15. Council must find out 'what went wrong' with Cobblers loan, says leader

    BBC Look East

    Northampton Borough Council has agreed the details of an investigation into whether procedures were followed correctly back in 2013 when a £10.25m was given to Northampton Town.

    The probe will also look at whether the policies in place were robust enough.

    Council leader Mary Markham says any lessons learned must be implemented straight away...

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    Video caption: Council must find out 'what went wrong' with Cobblers loan, says leader.
  16. Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder wants to 'repay' fans travelling to MK Dons

    Tom Percival

    BBC Radio Northampton

    There will be 7,000 Northampton Town fans travelling to MK Dons for their FA Cup third round replay.

    The Cobblers face MK Dons at stadium:mk for the right to host Chelsea in the fourth round of the competition.

    I spoke to manager Chris Wilder, as well as a couple of excited fans picking up their tickets...                   

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    Video caption: Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder wants to 'repay' fans travelling to MK Dons.