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By Pete Cooper

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  1. Rugby: Hartley leads England for training session at Twickenham

    The England Six Nation squad took to Twickenham for an open training session today in front of 15,000 fans.

    New captain, Northampton Saints hooker Dylan Hartley, was much in demand when the hard work was finished.

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  2. Weather: Any rain clearing but still gusty

    BBC Weather

    Rain will clear to leave sunny spells after a cloudy start, captured in Oundle earlier by BBC Weather Watcher 'PandA'.

    Oundle

    The wind will decrease slightly, but it'll still be gusty with a top temperature of 12C (54F).

  3. Travel: A43 disruption at Riverside in Northampton

    BBC Travel

    There is one lane blocked on A43 Lumbertubs Way eastbound at Riverside in Northampton because of a broken down van.

  4. Headlines: GP practice put in special measures... Mother campaigns for still-birth law change

    Sarah Foster

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Here are your lunchtime headlines:

    • A GP practice in Thrapston has been placed into special measures
    • A mother from Northampton is fighting for a change in the law to allow inquests into some still-births
    • Northampton Saints play Wasps at Franklin's Gardens in rugby's Premiership tonight
  5. West says Saints need to 'be at their best' to beat Wasps

    Graham McKechnie

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    Northampton Saints play Wasps at Franklin's Gardens tonight in rugby's Premiership, with the home side in fifth and the visitors two points behind them in sixth.

    Forwards coach Dorian West says Saints need to raise their game again...

    "They'll be desperate to come here and make a statement and we need to make sure we're at our best." - Dorian West
  6. Kettering Hospital makes urgent appeal for people not to go to A&E 'unless absolutely necessary'

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    Kettering Hospital has issued an urgent appeal for patients not to attend Accident and Emergency unless absolutely necessary.

    The hospital is currently experiencing one of the busiest weeks in its history...

    This week A&E attendance has involved 1,021 patients over the last four days – 255 patients per day. This compares to 784 patients (196 a day) over the same week last year and is a 30.2% increase.
  7. 'We are not learning the lessons' from still-births, says Daventry's MP

    Stuart Ratcliffe

    BBC Look East

    Chris Heaton-Harris, the MP for Daventry, has given his support to Northampton mother, Michelle Hemmington, who is behind a campaign for still-born babies to have inquests...

    Video content

    Video caption: 'We are not learning the lessons' from still-births, says Daventry's MP.
  8. Billing Brook Road murder inquiry: Police may not identify body for 'a while'

    Kate Williams

    BBC News

    Northamptonshire Police say it will be 'a while' before a body discovered on Billing Brook Road in Northampton on Tuesday is identified.

    body discovery

    A murder inquiry has been opened after the discovery of a man's body, which police say may have lain undetected for years.

    Officers are also looking into the disappearance of Adeyemi Olugbuyi, known as 'Big Man' or 'Baz,' who went missing in September 2013, in connection with the discovery.

  9. Mother campaigning for inquests over still-births says it's a 'hidden death'

    Stuart Ratcliffe

    BBC Look East

    Northampton mother, Michelle Hemmington, started a campaign for still-born babies to have inquests after her son was still-born at Northampton Hospital nearly five years ago.

    Currently still-born babies are not given a birth or death certificate and there is no inquest carried out. 

    She told me how that should change...     

    Video content

    Video caption: Northampton mother campaigning for inquests over still-births says it's a 'hidden death'.
  10. Headlines: Still-birth law change urged... Adrian Goldsmith trial jury continue deliberations

    Andrew Radd

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Here's the stories we are looking into this morning:

    • A Northampton mother is urging a change in the law to allow inquests into some still-births
    • The jury in the trial of a Northampton police officer accused of murdering his wife will continue considering its verdict this morning
    • Northampton Saints are preparing for tonight's Premiership game against Wasps at Franklin's Gardens
  11. Unison wants 'immediate halt' to county council re-organisation plans

    Willy Gilder

    BBC Northampton

    The local government union, Unison, says it's considering legal action over Northamptonshire County Council's Next Generation Model plan, which will see the authority have a small "core" staff with work carried out by four social interest companies.

    "We will be looking at legal action in relation to county council's proposals. We want an immediate halt to the next generation plan" - Ben Wesson, Unison
  12. Adrian Goldsmith murder trial: Jury to continue deliberating today

    Elinor Cross

    BBC Radio Northampton

    The jury in the trial of a Northampton police officer accused of murdering his wife will meet again this morning to continue deliberating on a verdict at Stafford Crown Court.

    Stafford Crown Court

    Jill Goldsmith was found dead in the family home in Wootton in March last year.

    Adrian Goldsmith, also known as "Otis," denies murder.

  13. Stillbirths 'should be investigated by a coroner.' says Northampton mother

    Stuart Ratcliffe

    BBC Look East

    Northampton mother, Michelle Hemmington, is fighting for a change in the law to allow inquests into some still-births after her son was still-born at Northampton Hospital nearly five years ago.

    As the law stands a still-birth is not classed as a death and a stillborn baby won't receive either a birth or a death certificate.

    She said the way still-births are investigated also needs to change...

    "In no other organisation would you have a death happen and it only be internally investigated, it would be investigated by the coroner and I don't see why that shouldn't happen" - Michelle Hemmington
  14. Headlines: Mother campaigns for still-birth inquests... Union considering legal action against county council

    Andrew Radd

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Here are our top stories this morning:

    • A mother from Northampton is fighting for a change in the law to allow inquest into some still-births
    • The local government union, Unison, says it's considering legal action over major re-structural changes at Northamptonshire County Council
    • The jury in the trial of a Northampton police officer accused of murdering his wife is considering its verdict
  15. Weather: Some rain and gusty winds

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC Look East weather

    This morning will be cloudy and mild with a period of rain and gales. The rain will clear around midday bringing some sunny spells.

    It'll be gusty today with a top temperature of 12C (54F).

    Here's my full forecast...

  16. Good morning and welcome to Local Live for Northamptonshire

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

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