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  1. Updates for Thursday, 28 January 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday

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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.

  2. Weather: Dry overnight, with strong gusts tomorrow

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    There will be clear spells at first and it will stay dry for the rest of the night with lows of 6C (42F).


    It will be rather cloudy tomorrow with the chance of a few spots of light rain.

    There will be gusts in excess of 40mph and highs of 11C (51F).

  3. In demand Premier League striker 'throws back' to time at Northampton Town

    West Brom and England Under-21 striker Saido Berahino is still the subject of transfer speculation, but he's taken some time to remember his time at Northampton Town - where he made his professional debut.

    He scored six goals in his 14 appearances for the Cobblers.

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  4. Weedon travellers' site plan draws complaints from residents

    Martin Heath

    BBC Radio Northampton

    A plan has been put forward to provide space for a mobile home and a touring caravan with a day room for travellers near Weedon.

    But it's provoked a strong reaction with residents, who say they're worried about access to the site from the busy A5 and the effect on the scenery. Concerns have also been expressed about whether the home will be for one family or for several groups coming and going.

    However, councillors are being advised to grant permission next week as the site will make a small but appropriate contribution towards meeting the district's required travellers' provision.

  5. Headlines: Billing Brook Road murder investigation... Residents complain about travellers' site

    Sarah Foster

    BBC Radio Northampton

    If you're catching up:

    • Detectives investigating the discovery of a body in Northampton are looking at the possibility it might be a man who went missing over two years ago
    • More than a hundred letters have been sent to a local council objecting to plans to create a small travellers' site near Weedon
    • The Kingfisher pub in Corby's Fotheringhay Road is to increase its opening hours
  6. Prop Brookes 'buzzing' ahead of Wasps match

    England and Northampton Saints prop Keiran Brookes is to start tomorrow night's match against Wasps at Franklin's Gardens.

    Brookes had previously been out injured, something which prevented him being the England squad for their Six Nations opener against Scotland next weekend.

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  7. Corby pub's opening hours extended despite neighbours' noise concerns

    Martin Borley

    BBC Radio Northampton

    The Kingfisher pub, based in Corby's Fotheringhay Road, is to increase its hours of opening, but not for as long as it had hoped

    The operators of the pub, Radar Leisure, applied to increase its licensed hours from 09:00 to 02:00 seven-days-a-week. Nearby residents objected, complaining about noise.

    Kingfisher Road

    Corby's Licensing Panel has now accepted a changed application for the pub. It'll now be allowed to open at 09:00, but will stop serving alcohol and playing music at 23:00.

  8. Adrian Goldsmith murder trial: Jury dismissed for the night

    Sally Chidzoy

    BBC Look East home affairs correspondent

    The jury in the Adrian 'Otis' Goldsmith murder trial at Stafford Crown Court has gone home for the night.

    Stafford Crown Court

    They will be back tomorrow at 10:30.

  9. Billing Brook Road murder probe: Police have twice before appealed for information about missing man

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    Police first issued an appeal to find Adeyemi Olugbuyi in September 2013 a week after he was last seen. They later re-issued the appeal for information in May 2014.

    Adeyemi Olugbuyi

    Offiecsr are now once again looking into the disappearance of Mr Olugbuyi after a body was found in Billing Brook Road in Northampton on Tuesday. A murder investigation has also been launched.

    Formal identification of the body has not yet taken place and officers said they are "keeping an open mind".

  10. Billing Brook Road murder probe: Police looking into disappearance of a man in 2013

    Elinor Cross

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Northamptonshire Police are looking into the September 2013 disappearance of Adeyemi Olugbuyi, in connection with the discovery of a body in Billing Brook Road, Northampton.

    Mr Olugbuyi, 32, was last seen in North Holme Court, Thorplands, on Friday, 13 September 2013.

    Police searching

    Mr Olugbuyi, who is Nigerian, and known as ‘Baz’ or ‘Big Man’ is believed to have been involved in an altercation in the area just after 08:00 that day.

  11. Harry Mallinder has spent 'a lot of time thinking about the game'

    Graham McKechnie

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    Harry Mallinder is set to switch from centre to full-back for Northampton Saints' clash against Wasps.

    It'll be the second start for the son of director rugby Jim Mallinder, after two eye-catching performances in the European Champions Cup against Glasgow and - as a sub - the Scarlets.

    Forward coach Dorian West says they've all been impressed by the 19-year-old...

    "Harry Mallinder is a great lad. He really understands the game. He's spent a lot of time thinking about the game and talking to his Dad." - Dorian West
  12. Smith and Matfield to renew old rivalry tomorrow

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    Northampton Saints veteran lock forward Victor Matfield will once again be facing old rival George Smith at Franklin's Gardens tomorrow.

    The South African has clashed with Australian Smith, who will be captaining Wasps, a number of times on the international arena.

    18 - Saints' Victor Matfield & Wasps' George Smith played 18 Tests versus each other, they meet again tomorrow
  13. BreakingAdrian Goldsmith murder trial: Jury retires

    The jury has retired to consider its verdict in the trial of Adrian 'Otis' Goldsmith, a former Northamptonshire detective accused of murdering his wife.

  14. Centre for Cities report: Cheaper land and connections to London prompting start-up businesses in Northampton

    A Centre for Cities study of the 63 biggest cities and towns in the UK, has placed Northampton second behind London for business start-ups with it's proximity to London named as one of the factors.

    Northampton Rail Station

    Chief economist at the Centre for Cities, Paul Swinney, said Northampton was "well connected" with the capital and that "land is cheaper than many places in the south east".

  15. Northampton Borough Council 'let public down' with Sekhemka sale

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    The Museums Association has said there are still ramifications to Northampton Borough Council's sale of Sekhemka in 2014.

    They have been barred from the association for five years, with no guarantee of re-admission after that.

    "Funds will not go in to Northampton now because they've contravened the ethical code and let the public down." - Sharon Heal, Museum Association
  16. Public to have say over planned car park for Northampton's Delapre Abbey

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    The plans for a new car park at Delapre Abbey have gone out to public consultation with people given until 18 February to comment on the proposals.

    Delapre Abbey

    The Delapre Abbey Preservation Trust wants to add a further 80 car parking space to the current 46 to the Abbey which is currently undergoing a £6.3m restoration.

  17. Man arrested following stabbing in Corby

    Andrew Radd

    BBC Radio Northampton

    A 32-year-old man was arrested yesterday following a stabbing incident in Corby.

    Police were called to Blenheim Walk, in the town at 18:30 to find a man, 34, with a stab wound.

    He was taken to hospital in Coventry, but his injury is not believed to be life-threatening.