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  1. Around 80 businesses are at a conference in Northampton today aimed at reducing cyber crime
  2. Northampton's Dylan Hartley led England to the Six Nations Grand Slam at the weekend
  3. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Pete Cooper

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  1. Our live coverage through the day

    Local Live is finished for today, but we'll be back tomorrow with the news, sport, weather and travel you need for Northamptonshire.

  2. Headlines: Secrets of 'bone crypt' to be revealed... Saints 'pride' in Hartley

    Sarah Foster

    BBC Radio Northampton

    If you're catching up:

    • It's hoped the secrets of ancient human remains stored at a church in Rothwell will soon be revealed
    • Northampton Saints chairman Tony Hewitt thinks the club should take real pride in Dylan Hartley's achievements with England
    • One of England's 2003 Rugby World Cup winners, Danny Grewcock, has been appointed director of sport at Oundle School
  3. Weather: Cloud tonight but clear tomorrow

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    It will stay dry overnight, but clear intervals could bring some mist and fog patches. Lows of 1C (33F).


    Any early mist and fog will clear tomorrow, leaving a settled, dry day with highs of 11C (52F).

  4. Heavy congestion in Northampton town centre

    BBC Travel

    There is heavy traffic causing congestion in Northampton town centre, especially along the A508 Horsemarket and the St Peter's Way roundabout.

  5. Six Nations Grand Slam 'ultimate' in Hartley's 'roller-coaster' career, says Saints chairman

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    Northampton Saints chairman Tony Hewitt said Dylan Hartley captaining England to the Grand Slam in the Six Nations was "absolutely fantastic" and that the club "couldn't be more proud".

    Dylan hartley

    Hewitt said Hartley's career with Saints and England "had been a roller-coaster," but there have been many highs including winning the Premiership with the Saints and "now the ultimate; winning the Grand Slam with England."

  6. Former England and British Lions forward to become director of sport at Oundle School

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    Former England international second row and current academy director at Bath, Danny Grewcock, will be leaving the club at the end of the season to take up the role of director of sport at Oundle School.

    Danny Grewcock

    Grewcock, who also played five times for the British and Irish Lions before retiring in 2010, will take up the post at the independent school later this year.

  7. Inside the 'bone crypt' at the Charnel Chapel in Holy Trinity Church in Rothwell

    Martin Borley

    BBC Radio Northampton

    I've taken a trip inside the "bone crypt" at the Charnel Chapel at Holy Trinity Church in Rothwell, which is being studied by the University of Sheffield.

    Initial tests to carbon date the bones are now being carried out and it's thought there are skeletons of a least 2,500 people in the subterranean chapel.

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    Video caption: Inside the "bone crypt" at the Charnel Chapel at Holy Trinity Church in Rothwell.
  8. Hartley and the Six Nations trophy: The morning after

    Yesterday morning Northampton Saints hooker and England captain, Dylan Hartley, posted a picture of himself and the Six Nations trophy after England secured their first Grand Slam in 13 years...

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  9. North shortlisted for player of the tournament

    BBC Sport

    Northampton Saints and Wales wing George North is among 12 players shortlisted for the Six Nations 2016 player of the tournament award.

    George North

    North, who previously suffered four head blows in a five-month spell and was sidelined for much of 2015, was the only player in the championship to score more than three tries, notching four.

  10. Burglars who targeted a Northampton training centre for disabled people stole its CCTV system

    Northampton Chronicle & Echo

    A burglary at a centre for people with learning disabilities in Northampton saw a host of electronic equipment stolen.

  11. Mallinder 'delighted' for Hartley after Six Nations Grand Slam win

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder said Dylan Hartley captaining England to the Six Nations Grand Slam was a "very proud moment" for the club.

    Dylan Hartley

    Mallinder said the victory "justified our faith in Dylan," adding he was "absolutely delighted for him".

  12. Drugs arrests in Corby

    Sarah Foster

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Eight people have been arrested on suspicion of possession and cultivation of controlled drugs in Corby. It follows a series of raids across the town.

    The eight, aged between 16 and 49, have been released on bail. During the searches, officers seized more than £4,000 in cash and a quantity of Class B drugs.

  13. North gives 'man of the match' medal to his dog

    Northampton Saints and Wales wing George North scored his fourth try in successive games in the Six Nations on Saturday in his country's record-breaking 67-14 win over Italy.

    North was named man of the match, having carried the ball for 143 metres and taking his try tally for this year's tournament to four.

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  14. Motorcylist from Northamptonshire killed in crash in Cambridgeshire yesterday

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    A motorcyclist killed in a crash at Great Staughton in Cambridgeshire yesterday has been named by police as Ben Daniells, from Chelveston.

    The 26-year-old, of Raunds Road, crashed with a van on the B645 at about 13:20. The driver of the van - an 86-year-old man from Perry near Grafham Water - was unhurt.

  15. Rothwell bone crypt: Dating bones, a wall painting and making 3D models

    Martin Borley

    BBC Radio Northampton

    The Rev John Westwood, from Holy Trinity Church in Rothwell, told me people are "fascinated" by the bone crypt at the church and want to know who the people buried there are.

    bone crypt

    A team from Sheffield University are taking samples to carry out carbon dating and have also been photographing a "very badly preserved" medieval wall painting, which is between 600 and 800 years old.

    They are also making 3D ''virtual reality" models of the crypt from photos and have launched a website for updates on their research.

  16. 'Stevenage win speaks volumes about us,' says Wilder

    Joe Townsend

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    Northampton's comeback win against Stevenage shows why they are 11 points clear at the top of League Two, says boss Chris Wilder.

    Ricky Holmes winner against Stevenage

    The Cobblers came from 2-0 down to win through Ricky Holmes' 95th-minute goal.

    "Championship-winning teams have those afternoons and come through it and that's why they're teams that do ever so well," said Wilder.

  17. Seats going in to East Stand at Sixfields

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    This is sight that will please Northampton Town fans - seats going in on the East Stand...


    Last month Cobblers chairman Kelvin Thomas said phase one of the redevelopment would be completed by early April.