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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday, 29 January 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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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 is finished for today, but we'll be back on Monday from 08:00 with all the latest news, weather, sport and travel for Northamptonshire.

  2. Weather: Patchy rain and gusty

    Chris Bell

    BBC Look East weather

    It will be cloudy with patchy rain with gusts in excess of 40mph at times and lows of 3-5C (upper 30sF) heading into Saturday morning.

    weather map

    Tomorrow will feel quite chilly,although it should be a largely fine and dry day. Highs around 6-7C (mid 40sF).

  3. GP surgery rated 'inadequate' by inspectors 'disappointed'

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    The Meadows Surgery in Thapston says it is "disappointed" after being rate inadequate by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

    Assistant practice manager, Michelle Bell, said the surgery is working with NHS England, the local clinical commissioning group and the local medical committee to put into place recommendations made by the CQC.  

  4. Headlines: Police officer found guilty of murder... Drugs arrests in Kettering

    Sarah Foster

    BBC Radio Northampton

    If you're catching up this evening, here are the latest headlines:

    • A Northamptonshire police officer has been found guilty of murdering his wife
    • Thirteen people have been arrested in Kettering as part of an operation to tackle the supply of Class A drugs
    • Kettering Hospital has cancelled non-urgent operations and outpatient appointments
  5. Thirteen arrested as part of drugs crackdown in Kettering

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    Police have arrested 13 people as part of an operation to tackle the supply of Class A drugs in Kettering.

    The arrests of nine men and four women took place over the last two days and saw a large amount of drugs and weapons recovered.

    Kettering Drug bust

    Officers discovered drugs believed to be crack cocaine, amphetamines, cocaine and cannabis, as well as two air pistol hand guns, pepper spray, a hunting knife and cash.

    Police took action after an increase in drug related violence in the town in recent months.

  6. Royal and Derngate losses out on regional theatre award

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    The Stage Awards 2016 have been taking place today at London's Theatre Royal in Drury Lane (pictured), but Northampton's Royal and Derngate has missed out on the Regional Theatre of Year award.

    Royal Theatre, Drury Lane

    The honour went the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, which pipped the Northampton theatres and the Chichester Festival Theatre.

  7. Adrian Goldsmith guilty of murder: Detective was 'afraid of what I might do'

    Elinor Cross

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Outwardly Adrian Goldsmith was a respected police officer, but he was described as a "Jekyll and Hyde" character with an explosive temper by the wife he brutally beat to death.

    Goldsmith had written copious notes to himself and his wife in the summer before her death, Stafford Crown Court heard.

    Stafford Crown Court

    Computer-typed and amounting to 23 pages, the rambling self-analysis reveals he had "scared Jill", who was "increasingly concerned about my behaviour". He added he had a "fear of losing my temper or control, because I'm afraid of what I might do".

    Goldsmith told police his wife had picked up a mallet and hit herself on the back of the head with it. He had superficial stab injuries but admitted they were self-inflicted.

    Today the jury found him guilty of murder and he'll be sentenced on Monday.

  8. Adrian Goldsmith guilty of murder: Detective 'made jokes' while giving evidence

    Elinor Cross

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Adrian Goldsmith, today found guilty of murdering his wife Jill, sat in the dock taking notes throughout the trial at Stafford Crown Court.

    While giving evidence he made jokes. He compared his martial arts skills to someone on Strictly Come Dancing and said he was the "old man at the back" in classes, disputing the prosecutor's claims he was an expert in self-defence.

    Stafford Crown Court

    There were no tears from Goldsmith during the trial, the only sign of emotion coming when he dropped his head into his hands as the court heard he faked his injuries to make it look like his wife had attacked him with a knife.

    He also buried his head in his hands when today's verdict was delivered.

  9. Adrian Goldsmith guilty of murder: 'One of the worst crimes possible'

    Deputy Chief Constable Andy Frost, from Northamptonshire Police, said Adrian 'Otis' Goldsmith "committed one of the worst crimes possible, taking the life of his wife".

    Mr Frost added that what Goldsmith did "profoundly affected many, both within and outside of Northamptonshire Police".

    He said no Northamptonshire officer had been involved in the murder investigation. Detective Superintendent Kate Meynell, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, who lead the investigation, said they were "pleased" with the guilty verdict.

  10. Adrian Goldmsith guilty of murder: What happens now?

    Elinor Cross

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Today, after a day of deliberation, a jury at Stafford Crown Court found 50-year-old Adrian Goldsmith guilty of murdering his wife Jill at their home near Police HQ in Northampton.

    He'll be sentenced on Monday.

    Stafford Crown Court

    The only sentence available to the judge is life imprisonment, but what will be set is the minimum term Goldsmith needs to serve before he'll be considered for release. That's what will be decided on Monday.

  11. Adrian Goldsmith guilty of murder: Victim's family 'left devastated'

    The family of Adrian Goldsmith's wife Jill have said he not only took Jill's life, but "destroyed the life of her son, her mother and her brother."

    Mrs Goldsmith's son Charlie, brother Kevin and mother Janet said in a statement that "Jill was a caring, fun loving person who lived life to the full. She had many good friends and was loved by everyone". 

    They thanked the police investigation team, the Crown Prosecution Service and members of the jury, adding: "Adrian Goldsmith has left us all devastated by the actions he took that day, we will think of Jill every day and miss her for the rest of our lives."

  12. Adrian Goldsmith guilty of murder: 'Hard-working officer and murderer all wrapped up in one'

    When Adrian Goldsmith (left) was arrested at the home he shared with his wife Jill (right) in Wootton Hall Park Police headquarters he was found holding a kitchen knife and broken glass.

    Mr Goldsmith had typed up notes saying he was and had "scared Jill", who had called him a "Jekyll and Hyde" character.

    Adrian Goldsmith and Jill goldsmith

    John Lloyd-Jones, prosecuting, said he was a "commended, hard-working officer and murderer all wrapped up in one".

  13. Adrian Goldsmith guilty of murder: Wife had 70 injuries inflicted by a can of paint, a large battery and a mallet

    A police officer has been found guilty of beating his wife to death using a can of paint, a large battery and a mallet.

    Jill Goldsmith, 49, was found dead in the foetal position in a pool of blood in the couple's porch having suffered more than 70 injuries, including defensive wounds, Stafford Crown Court heard.

    Adrian and Jill Goldsmith

    A jury dismissed Adrian 'Otis' Goldsmith's claim that he acted in self-defence after he admitted in court that he stabbed himself.

    He'll be sentenced on Monday.

  14. Adrian Goldsmith guilty of murder: His 999 call

    Rob Adcock

    BBC Radio Northampton

    A Northamptonshire police detective has been found guilty at Stafford Crown Court of murdering his wife.

    Jill Goldsmith, 49, was found with multiple head wounds at their house in Northampton in March.

    Adrian Goldsmith made this 999 call after killing her...

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    Video caption: Police detective Adrian Goldsmith guilty of murder: His 999 call
  15. Adrian Goldsmith guilty of murder: Police detective 'dropped his head' as verdict delivered

    Elinor Cross

    BBC Radio Northampton

    A Northamptonshire police detective has been found guilty at Stafford Crown Court of murdering his wife.

    The Goldsmith's Wootton Hall Park home

    Jill Goldsmith, 49, was found with multiple head wounds at their house in Northampton in March.

    Adrian Goldsmith closed his eyes and dropped his head as the verdict was delivered. He'll be sentenced on Monday.

  16. BreakingDetective Adrian Goldsmith found guilty of murdering his wife

      A jury at Stafford Crown Court  has found Adrian Goldsmith guilty of murdering his wife Jill.

  17. Headlines: Kettering hospital has one it's 'busiest weeks'... Drugs arrests in Kettering

    Sarah Foster

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Here our latest stories from across Northamptonshire:

    • Kettering Hospital says it's experiencing one of the busiest weeks in its history and is urging patients not to attend A&E unless absolutely necessary
    • Thirteen people have been arrested in Kettering as part of an operation to tackle the supply of Class A drugs
    • A mother from Northampton is fighting for a change in the law to allow inquests into some still-births
  18. Wood hoping Saints can bring Wasps 'down' tonight

    Graham McKechnie

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    Northampton Saints face Wasps tonight at Franklin's Garden.

    The visitors go into the match on the back of a big win against Leinster in Europe, but Saints flanker, and captain tonight, Tom Wood thinks that could work to his side's benefit...

    "After a big win like that you've got to come down at some point and hopefully we can help them do that." - Tom Wood
  19. GP practice put into special measures

    Andrew Radd

    BBC Radio Northampton

    A GP practice in Northamptonshire has been placed into special measures following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

    It found the quality of care at The Meadows Surgery in Thrapston was inadequate after an inspection last November, making the only surgery in the county that is rated inadequate.

    The surgery serves nearly 5,500 patients. Inspectors found the practice was "Inadequate" for providing safe effective services that were well led. It was rated "Good" for being caring and "Requires Improvement" for being responsive.