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  1. Updates on Friday, 12 February 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Monday

Live Reporting

By Pete Cooper

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage through the day

    Local Live for Northamptonshire has finished for today, but we'll be back on Monday will all the latest news, weather, sport and travel.

  2. Travel: M1 delays northbound between junction 15 and 15a

    BBC Travel

    There are two lanes closed and long queues on the M1 northbound between junctions 15 and 15a because of a broken-down lorry.

  3. Hundreds of bathtubs worth of water emptied from canal lock

    Carroll Weston

    BBC Radio Northampton

    The canal lock at Stoke Bruerne has been drained for essential repairs, meaning visitors can walk along the bottom of the canal, which dates back to 1835.

    Stoke Bruerne Lock

    Sarah Brown, from the Canal and River Trust, told me they have emptied the equivalent of 700 bathtubs of water out of the lock and that the repairs were needed as "56,000 gallons of water moves through the lock on a regular basis".

  4. Weather: Cold tonight with a chance of rain tomorrow

    Chris Bell

    BBC Look East weather

    There will be a small chance of an isolated shower this evening, but it will stay largely dry with clear spells and lows of 0C to 2C (mid 30sF).

    Weather map

    It will be rather cloudy tomorrow, with the chance of some patchy rain and highs around 5-7C (low 40sF).

  5. Headlines: Northampton hospital chief doesn't support imposing junior doctor contracts... Barwell Stand official opening tomorrow

    Sarah Foster

    BBC Radio Northampton

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  6. Travel: Delays on the A508 into Northampton through Kingsthorpe

    BBC Travel

    The A508 Harborough Road in Kingsthorpe towards Northampton is very slow with queuing traffic back to the Holly Lodge Drive junction from the Cock Hotel junctions. There is also queuing traffic along Mill Lane.

  7. Northampton Town has 'really good professionals,' says manager Chris Wilder

    Joe Townsend

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    Chris Wilder, the Northampton Town manager, has been telling me about the leadership within the squad which is key to his side's position at the top of League Two...

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  8. Closure of courts in Kettering and Corby ‘could see trials collapse’

    Northamptonshire Telegraph

    The chairman of Corby magistrates' bench says trials could collapse and defendants could walk free following the announcement that three courts in Northamptonshire are to close.

  9. Ofsted says school standards "not really there yet" in Northamptonshire

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    A senior Ofsted inspector for the county, Emma Ing, has told BBC Radio Northampton that schools in teh county need to be much better than they currently are.

    school pupil

    She said it was a "worry" standards "were not really there yet," but "people were working hard" to improve the county's schools.

  10. Owner of four Northamptonshire papers set to take over the 'i'

    BBC News UK

    Johnston Press, which owns the Northampton Chronicle & Echo, Northamptonshire Telegraph, Daventry Express and the Brackley & Towcester Advertiser, is set to buy the 'i' newspaper from the owners of the Independent.

    I newspaper

    ESI Media confirmed it is selling the 'i', and that the Independent and Independent on Sunday newspapers were to cease print editions in March and move to a "digital-only future".

  11. Cobblers' Moloney says Orient's Simpson 'knows where the back of the net is'

    Joe Townsend

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    Northampton Town full-back Brendan Moloney has been talking about the merits of the top scorer in League Two, Jay Simpson, whose Leyton Orient side host the Cobblers tomorrow...

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  12. Canal lock drained for repairs and for public to see the lock gates

    Carroll Weston

    BBC Radio Northampton

    This is the drained lock at Stoke Bruerne today where the Canal and Rivers Trust is carrying out repairs to make sure the lock gates are water tight.

    Stoke Bruerne

    It is also inviting the public to come and have a look on their open weekend.

    Lee King, from the Trust, encouarged people to come while "there aren't many boats about" on the waterway.

  13. Lawes back in England side because he "fits the game plan," says head coach Jones

    BBC Sport

    England head coach Eddie Jones said recalled Saints forwards Courtney Lawes had "been pushing hard for selection during training".

    Courtney Lawes

    Jones said Lawes, who will be alongside Saints team-mate and England captain Dylan Hartley for the Six Nations game in Rome, "fits the game plan we want to implement against Italy".

  14. Flog It! at Althorp House proving popular

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    BBC One's Flog It! is at Althorp House today and already there are long queues of people hoping to get their items valued.

    Althorp house

    The team are there until 16:00 and will be recording items for the programme later this year.

  15. Northampton Town midfielder D'Ath signs new contract

    Joe Townsend

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    Northampton Town midfielder Lawson D'Ath has signed a new contract with the club.

    Manager Chris Wilder described the 23-year-old as "young, talented, skillful, mobile with a fantastic attitude".

    Northampton Town midfielder Lawson D'Ath has signed a new two and a half year contract with the club