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  1. Updates on Monday, 25 April 2016
  2. Kettering's Kyren Wilson reaches World Snooker Championship quarter-finals
  3. No charges will be brought against Corby Borough Council staff after an investigation into the sale of land, police say
  4. High street retailer BHS, which has two stores in Northampton, has filed for administration
  5. Tresham College could end A-level courses because of a fall in demand
  6. Updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

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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 the latest news, weather, sport and travel for Northamptonshire.

    See you then.

  2. Statue of Northamptonshire's 'Peasant Poet' to be unveiled

    Andrew Radd

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Northamptonshire's best known poet, John Clare, is to be commemorated with a statue in the courtyard of Northampton's Guildhall on Wednesday.

    John Clare

    Know as "The Peasant Poet", Clare was born in the village of Helpston and died in Northampton in 1864.

    The statue is the work of sculptor Richard Austin.

  3. Multimillion-pound heritage project to open to the public

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    Chester Farm near Irthlingborough, which is costing the county council £12.7m to restore, will be opening to the public from next month.

    Chester Farm

    The history of the site dates back more than 10,000 years and contains the west, north and east ramparts of where a Roman town once stood.

    The refurbishment won't be completed until 2018, but people will be able to see what work has been done so far and what the site will offer when finished.

  4. Weather: Wintry showers today and tomorrow

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    Overnight there will be clear spells and scattered wintry showers. Feeling cold with a low of 0C (32F).


    It will be windy tomorrow which will add to the cold feel. The showers will continue, with a high of 9C (48F).

  5. Headlines: BHS in administration... No charges in Corby land sale investigation

    Sarah Foster

    BBC Radio Northampton

    If you're catching-up, here'a the latest headlines:

    • Administrators appointed to run high street chain BHS, which has two stores in Northampton, say the retailer will continue trading while they try to find a buyer
    • Police say no charges will be brought against Corby Borough Council staff after an investigation into the sale of land
    • Kettering's Kyren Wilson is through to the quarter-finals of the World Snooker Championship after beating Mark Allen 13-9
  6. No more play for Northants at Essex today

    Alex Winter

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    The groundsmen have pinned the sheets down here at Chelmsford and the rain is coming down quite hard.


    I'm afraid that will be it for today, with only nine overs played. Day three, weather permitting, will start with Essex 351-3 in their first innings.

  7. Wilson 'delighted' to win 'crazy, crazy game' to make quarter-finals

    BBC Sport

    Kettering's Kyren Wilson said his 13-9 victory over Mark Allen in the second round of the World Snooker Championships was a "crazy, crazy game".

    He said it was "probably the strangest" he had played in, after he started with seven straight frames before the pair traded runs of winning four frames on the trot.

    Kyren Wilson

    The 24-year-old said he was "delighted to get through" and there was "no need to be scared" of his quarter-final opponent - world number one Mark Selby.

  8. Paramedic left with broken leg after being hit by car at petrol station

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    A man has been arrested after a paramedic was struck by a car at a Northampton garage and left with a broken leg.

    BP garage

    It happened between 02:00 and 02:30 on Sunday at the BP garage on Harborough Road, Northampton.

  9. Funeral for navy veteran and asbestos disease campaigner

    Sarah Foster

    BBC Radio Northampton

    The funeral of Northampton navy veteran Fred Minall has taken place this afternoon.

    He campaigned for fair treatment for service personnel suffering from Mesothelioma, after he was diagnosed with the terminal lung disease last year. He served on destroyers in the 1950s, where he regularly came into contact with asbestos. 

    Fred Minall

    The service took place at the Church of St Peter in Weston Favell.

  10. BHS administration: Another big name going from Abington Street?

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    Should administration mean the demise of BHS, it could see another iconic British store leave Abington Street in Northampton.


    Woolworths, which was opposite BHS's entrance on Abington Street, closed in 2009. It is now a Tesco store.

    Administrators will now try to find a buyer for all or part of the 88-year-old BHS business.

  11. Wilson reaches quarter-finals of World Snooker Championship

    Kris Holland

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Kettering's Kyren Wilson has beaten world number seven Mark Allen 13-9 to reach the World Snooker Championship quarter-finals for the first time.

    Kyren Wilson

    The 24-year-old held off a strong comeback from Northern Irishman Allen, but will now face world number one Mark Selby in the next round.

  12. Couple from Daventry district village marry on 40th anniversary of the night they met

    Daventry Express

    A couple from a village near Daventry who have been together 40 years got married after he accepted her leap year proposal.

  13. Play stopped in County Championship at Chelmsford

    Play didn't last long - nine overs in fact - in the County Championship match between Essex and Northants at Chelmsford.

    Bad light stopped play, and the signs don't look good...

    View more on twitter
  14. Play under way in County Championship

    Alex Winter

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    We are finally under way at Chelmsford as Essex resume their first innings against Northants, passing 350 for the loss of just 3 wickets.

    Chelmsford cricket ground

    You can listen live or follow text updates online.

  15. Tresham's principal 'had no choice' but to propose cutting A-level courses

    Martin Borley

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Tresham's principal Stuart Wesselby said the decision to possibly end offering A-level courses had "not been taken lightly".

    Tresham, Corby

    The move puts 22 staff jobs at risk and affects 64 current students. 

    Mr Wesselby, who oversees the campuses in Kettering, Corby (pictured) and Wellingborough, said there had been a "consecutive decline in applications and enrolments in the past three years". A 30-day consultation is under way.

  16. Weather: Cold with scattered showers

    BBC Weather

    There's a lot of cloud across Northamptonshire today. Here is Corby from BBC Weather Watcher 'silver beaver'...


    This afternoon the cloud will bring scattered showers and feel cold, with a high of 11C (52F).

    More details available on the BBC Weather website.

  17. Headlines: No charges as police close Corby council investigation... BHS files for administration

    Sarah Foster

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Here are your lunchtime headlines:

    • No charges will be brought against Corby Borough Council staff after an investigation into the sale of land, police say
    • BHS, which has two stores in Northampton, has filed for administration
    • Tresham College could end A-level courses because of a fall in demand
  18. World Snooker Championship: Wilson two frames away from quarter-final

    Shamoon Hafez

    BBC Sport at the Crucible Theatre

    Kettering's Kyren Wilson needs just two more frames to reach the quarter-finals of the World Snooker Championship after opening up a 11-5 lead over Mark Allen.

    Kyren Wilson

    Shanghai Masters champion Wilson took the opening session 7-1 and despite Northern Irishman Allen taking four frames on the trot closing to 7-5, Wilson took the next four himself - including the 16th on the black - to move closer to victory.

    They play to a finish from 13:00, with live coverage across the BBC.

  19. Cobblers set new club record with 1-1 draw at Yeovil

    Joe Townsend

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    Nicky Adams' equaliser against Yeovil meant Northampton Town set a new club record as they extended their unbeaten run...

    22 games unbeaten. Last defeat was Portsmouth on 19 December 2015

    However, the 1-1 draw meant the Cobblers, already crowned champions, cannot reach 100 points for the season.

    They will be presented with the League Two trophy at their home game against Luton on Saturday.