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  1. Flood warnings remain in place across Northamptonshire
  2. Deaths and injuries on the county's roads has fallen since speed cameras switch off, according to a new report
  3. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday

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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.

  2. Headlines: Flood warnings still in place... Hartley leads unchanged England

    Sarah Foster

    BBC Radio Northampton

    If you're catching up:

    • There are now six flood warnings in place for Northamptonshire covering several sections of the River Nene between Northampton and Thrapston, the River Tove at Towcester and the Great Ouse at Brackley
    • England have named an unchanged team for Saturday's Six Nations match against Wales at Twickenham, with Northampton Saints' Dylan Hartley once again captaining the side
  3. Weather: Frost overnight but sun tomorrow

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    It will be staying dry this evening and overnight, with the chance of a frost, some mist and fog patches developing towards the end of the night and a low of -1C (30F).


    There will be a chilly start to the day tomorrow. Some parts of the region may be rather cloudy at times with highs of 9C (48F).

  4. Hartley says captaincy is 'on the line' unless England win Six Nations

    Jonathan Overend

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Dylan Hartley has told me his time as England captain has "been good so far," but said the team have to "just keep winning".

    Dylan Hartley

    England take on Wales this Saturday and Hartley, appointed captain for the Six Nations by new coach Eddie Jones, said he was aware they "hadn't achieved anything yet" and that "unless we achieve something substantial my job [as captain] is on the line".

  5. Molony pleased team-mate McDonald has been 'recognised' with player of the month nomination

    Joe Townsend

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    Rod McDonald's defensive team-mate Brendan Moloney has told me it is "great he's been recognised" after the 23-year-old was nominated for player of the month.

    Brendan Moloney

    Northampton Town boss Chris Wilder, who's been nominated for the manager of the month gong, and McDonald will find out if they've won League Two's February awards, at 06:00 tomorrow.

    The Cobblers took 16 points from 18 last month, with McDonald scoring an overhead kick at Leyton Orient, which Moloney said he "couldn't believe he even tried".

  6. Travel: A5 partially blocked at Weedon Bec

    BBC Travel

    The A5 is partially blocked in Weedon Bec at the Lower Weedon turn because of emergency repairs and a collapsed manhole.

  7. Flood warnings in place, but "no further significant rain" - Environment Agency

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    Lee Edzin, from the Environment Agency, has said it is "not expecting any further significant rain to exacerbate the situation" with many places in Northamptonshire still flooded following yesterday's heavy rain.

    The Cherwell River over the footpath between Chipping Warden and Edgecote Manor

    There are still seven flood warnings in place across Northamptonshire, but most of the county's roads are returning to normal.

  8. Northamptonshire flooding: Blisworth tunnel turned into waterfall

    During Wednesday's heavy rain Blisworth tunnel at Stoke Bruerne turned into waterfall - as captured by Alan Andrews...

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    Video caption: During Wednesday's heavy rain Blisworth tunnel at Stoke Bruerne turned into waterfall.
  9. Flooding at the Harringworth viaduct

    Although there is no more rain forecast there is still plenty of water around, such as at the Harringworth viaduct...

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  10. Weather: Drier and brighter through the afternoon

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It's going to become drier and brighter through the day, so hopefully any remaining standing water will begin to dissipate.

    Here's a picture of taken by BBC Weather Watcher 'Nassington Girl'.


    It will feel chilly though, despite a top temperature of 9C (48F). You can find more details on the BBC Weather website.

  11. BBC School Report: Is blogging a career?

    BBC School Report

    Children across the UK are being invited to pick up their pens and notepads for BBC News School Report Day.

    It's the tenth year pupils have been making their own reports on issues affecting them, and this time, some of the school reporters have been looking at the daily impact of social media.

    Our school reporters Victoria, James and Liam, from Wrenn Academy in Wellingborough, look at how going online is becoming a career for BBC Breakfast...

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    Video caption: Wrenn Academy in Wellingborough look at blogging as a career for BBC School Report.
  12. Billing Aquadrome evacuated due to flooding

    Stuart Ratcliffe

    BBC Look East

    I've been at Billing Aquadrome near Northampton which has been hit by yesterday's heavy rain.

    Around 300 caravans have been evacuated affecting lots of people - and their pets...

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    Video caption: Three hundred caravans evacuated at Billing Aquadrome due to rising water levels.
  13. Kettering MP says traffic lights should be switched off to help traffic flow

    BBC Politics

    MP for Kettering, Philip Hollobone, has told the the House of Commons people in the town say that "when the traffic lights aren't working traffic flows much better" and has asked the government to consider a pilot scheme of switching off all traffic lights to help "cars and buses flow more freely".

    philip hollobone

    Transport Minister Andrew Jones said he had "major reservations" about Mr Hollobone's suggestion and said traffic lights were a "key ingredient in traffic safety", but agreed to look at the idea.

  14. Flooding still affecting Northamptonshire

    James Burridge

    BBC Look East

    Various parts of Northamptonshire are still affected by flooding, including Station Road towards Grendon.

    You can see here a car just about make through the flood water and Anglian Water arrive to try and alleviate the problem...

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    Video caption: Various parts of Northamptonshire are still affected by flooding, including near Grendon.
  15. Couple make boxes for Kettering's Special Care Baby Unit

    Carroll Weston

    BBC Radio Northampton

    A couple from Wellingborough have developed a box of items that supports parents and babies at Kettering Hospital.

    Grace box

    Peter and Jade Webb put together boxes of items such as baby blankets and toiletries to give to parents, using the hospital's Special Care Baby Unit.

    So far around a hundred 'Grace Boxes' have been handed out.

  16. Echoes of 1998 Easter floods after yesterday's downpour

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    For many the heavy rain of yesterday brought back memories of the 1998 Easter Floods.

    Floods from 1998 and 2016

    However, when the River Nene burst it's banks on Good Friday in April 18 years ago, the damage was devastating - with two people dying, and thousands of homes affected.

    So far the flood defences, built in the aftermath of those floods, have provided parts of Northamptonshire with some protection, but some areas, such as the village of Yelvertoft, still felt the affect of yesterday's deluge.

  17. Northamptonshire flooding your pictures: Barnwell Country Park

    This picture was taken of the River Nene at Barnwell Country Park this morning by resident Mike Rooney.

    He told us the river is flooding neighbouring fields.

    River Nene