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  1. Updates for Tuesday, 9 February 2016
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

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 tomorrow from 08:00 with all the latest news, weather, sport and travel for Northamptonshire.

  2. Weather: Scattered showers tonight but clearing tomorrow

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    This evening, it will gradually turn cloudy with some scattered showers also expected. It will be pretty chilly still as well, with lows of 2-4C (35-29F).

    Weather map

    And you might want to keep your mac on in the morning, because they'll be some more showers around then. They should clear as the day goes on though, with high of 6-7C (42-45F).  

  3. County council 'pleased' with extra money from government

    Sam Read

    BBC Radio Northampton politics reporter

    The government has announced it will give Northamptonshire County Council an extra £3.4m over the next two years.

    I've been to see Bill Parker, the councillor responsible for finance at the authority...

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    Video caption: County council "pleased" with extra £3.4m over the next two years from government.
  4. Wilder links to managerial jobs means Cobblers 'getting noticed,' says Moloney

    Joe Townsend

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    Northampton Town full-back Brendan Moloney says he's not surprised at the attention the club's manager is attracting.

    Chris Wilder has been linked to vacancies at Rotherham and Barnsley this week, and with the Cobblers top of League Two, Moloney says you've got to expect it...

    When things are going well you get linked with stuff and it's great for the club that we're getting noticed. - Brendan Moloney
  5. Is the Cobblers rise to Division One sport's best fairytale finish?

    The Daily Telegraph

    With Leicester City drawing closer to the unlikeliest of Premier League titles, The Telegraph asked their writers what they considered to be sport's best fairytale finishes.

    Cricket writer Nick Hoult chose Northampton Town reaching the top flight in 1966.

  6. Headlines: Academy chain criticised... Police investigated over India Chipchase search

    Sarah Foster

    BBC Radio Northampton

    If you're catching up this afternoon:

    • An academy organisation which runs two schools in Daventry has been accused by Ofsted inspectors of not making enough progress
    • The Independent Police Complaints Commission says its begun an investigation into Northamptonshire Police's responses before and during the search for India Chipchase
    • Northampton Town full-back Brendan Moloney says he's not surprised manager Chris Wilder has been linked with managerial vacancies at other clubs
  7. Northampton Town draw with Championship Wolves in friendly

    Joe Townsend

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    Northampton Town’s reserves played a behind closed doors friendly at Wolves earlier today, drawing 1-1 with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

    Sam Hoskins

    In what assistant boss Alan Knill descibed "a good competitive game", Sam Hoskins (pictured) scored the Cobblers goal and new signings Danny Rose and Luke Prosser bother played the full game.

  8. Travel: Two lanes closed on A43 southbound in Kettering

    BBC Travel

    There are two lanes closed southbound on the A43 Rockingham Road in Kettering at the Holiday Inn junction because of a collision between two vehicles.

  9. Transgender Ash, 16, was the victim of bullying - including people spitting at him

    Martin Borley

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Transgender Ash, 16, was born with the physical characteristics of a girl, but aged 11 realised he was male.

    Today, a conference on bullying is taking place at the Corby Cube, focusing on homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.

    Ash explained that when, at the age of 15, he started dressing like a man, he experienced bullying in the street - including people spitting at him...

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    Video caption: Transgender Ash, 16, was the victim of bullying - including people spitting at him.
  10. Preparations for open weekend at Stoke Bruerne canal lock

    This weekend Stoke Bruerne are hosting an open day to allow members of the public to see a lock drained outside the Canal Museum.

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  11. School should teach about homosexual and transsexual people, says youth charity

    Martin Borley

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Earlier today I was at the Corby Cube where there is a conference on homophobic and transphobic bullying.

    John Padwick, a tutor at Kettering youth charity Youthworks said schools should "make sure that all bullying is reported".

    Corby Cube

    He also told me schools need to "make sure in the curriculum they are referring to lesbian, bisexual, gay and transsexual because all those people have been around in history and done great things, but sometimes those things are noticed".

  12. Watchdog begins investigation into police response to India Chipchase missing person report

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it had started its investigation today into the Northamptonshire Police response to the missing persons report for India Chipchase.

    India Chipchase

    India, 20, was reported missing by her family on 30 January and her body was found the following day. A 51-year-old man has been charged with her murder.

    The IPCC said the investigation will initially focus on the actions and decisions made by police dealing with the missing persons report by Miss Chipchase's family.

  13. Three non-league games hoping to be on tonight

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    With the sunshine out - and the forecast not looking too bad - there is a good chance of some non-league football tonight.

    Brackley Town travel to Gainsborough in National League North, while Kettering Town host Leamington in Southern League Premier.

    Also, top of the table AFC Rushden and Diamonds are at home to Arlesey at the Dog and Duck in Wellingborough in Division One Central.

  14. Weather: Sunny spells and a few showers

    BBC Weather

    We have seen a mix of cloud and some sunny spells this morning, as you can see in this picture from BBC Weather Watcher 'Dave from Billing'.


    These sunny spells will continue, but there will also be showers this afternoon.

    Top temperature of 6C (43F).

  15. Headlines: Attempted murder charge... Academy chain criticised by Ofsted

    Sarah Foster

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Here are your lunchtime headlines:

    • A man has been charged with attempted murder following an incident in Northampton
    • An academy chain which runs two schools in Daventry has been accused by OFSTED inspectors of not making enough progress
    • A conference on tackling homophobic and transphobic bullying is being held in Corby
  16. Burrell says Saints 'owe' fans after Wasps defeat

    Graham McKechnie

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    Northampton Saints centre Luther Burrell is already thinking about this weekend's Premiership match against London Irish at Franklin's Gardens.

    The Saints pulled off a miraculous win at Harlequins on Saturday, eight days on from a disappointing home defeat by Wasps and Burrell says that result is still on the players' minds...

    It's going to be a huge game. We were embarrassed last time. We owe it to ourselves, we owe it to our fans. - Luther Burrell