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Summary

  1. A man from Daventry has won a place in the semi-finals of a national competition for board games enthusiasts
  2. Northamptonshire collapsed to 119 all out in the county championship game in Essex
  3. More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Wednesday

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

    See you then.

  2. Weather: Chilly overnight with wintry showers tomorrow

    BBC Weather

    Wintry showers will die away through the evening, but it will remain chilly with a low of 1C (34F).

    weather

    Tomorrow will start cold and bright with wintry showers and a high of 9C (48F).

  3. Who is the winner of our Battle of the Board Games?

    In honour of Daventry's Ken Hawkley, who has reached the semi-final of the National Board Game Championship, we've been having our own Battle of the Board Games on Twitter today.

    The championship sees players take part in Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Who's Who, Connect 4 and Jenga.

    We've pitted those five board games against on another and here is your winner...

    View more on twitter
  4. Junior doctor calls on David Cameron to intervene in contract crisis

    Tom Percival

    BBC Radio Northampton

    I've been speaking to Dr Malik Moledina, who has been the picket line at Northampton Hospital.

    Junior doctors have staged their first ever all-out strike over the dispute about their new contracts.

    Dr Moledina told me he wants David Cameron to intervene...

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    Video caption: Junior doctor, Dr Malik Moledina, calls on David Cameron to intervene in contract crisis.
  5. Headlines: Junior doctor strike over for the day... Man charged after paramedic injured by car

    Sarah Foster

    BBC Radio Northampton

    If you are catching up, here our main stories:

    • Junior doctors are returning to work following their first ever all-out strike over a dispute about new contracts - but they will strike again tomorrow
    • A man has been charged by police after a paramedic was hit by a car and injured in the early hours of Sunday morning at a petrol station in Northampton
    • Northants are struggling on day three of their county championship match at Chelmsford
  6. Man appears in court after paramedic has leg broken by car

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    A man has appeared at Northampton Magistrates' Court charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving after a paramedic had his leg broken when he was hit by a car in the early hours of Sunday morning. The incident took place at the BP petrol station on Harborough Road, Kingsthorpe, Northampton.

    BP

    The man, who is 30 and from Northampton, is also charged with arson, neglect of a child or young person, driving a motor vehicle without insurance and driving while above the alcohol limit.

    He was remanded in custody and is set to appear at Northampton Crown Court on 13 May.

  7. Wilson 'showed his character' in opening session of quarter-final

    Ken Doherty

    1997 world snooker champion

    To win those last two frames, to get to 6-2 down, showed Kyren Wilson's character and keeps him in the match.

    Kyren Wilson

    The 24-year-old from Kettering has had two great wins and now he's got to come back this evening and do it all again.

    Winning those last two frames will certainly give him a bit of a gee up.

  8. Battle of the Board Games - The Final Two

    It's the last round in our Battle of the Board Games today, in honour of Daventry's Ken Hawkley, who has reached the semi-final of the National Board Game Championship.

    The championship sees players take part in Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Who's Who, Connect 4 and Jenga.

    It's time for the last match...Connect 4 v Monopoly... cast your vote now:

    View more on twitter
  9. Monopoly beats Trivial Pursuit in our Battle of the Board Games

    We're playing Battle of the Board Games today, in honour of Daventry's Ken Hawkley, who has reached the semi-final of the National Board Game Championship.

    The championship sees players take part in Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Who's Who, Connect 4 and Jenga.

    Monopoly was the clear winner here, so it's on the final...

    View more on twitter
  10. Lewis Hamilton 'will struggle to break Nico Rosberg'

    Allan McNish

    BBC Formula 1 analyst

    Lewis Hamilton's difficult start to the season has set the 2016 World Championship up beautifully.

    Hamilton is 39 points behind Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, who has won all three races after problems for the world champion in all of them.

    Rosberg and Hamilton

    With 18 races to go, that is by no means an insurmountable challenge - but it is the effect it will have on the protagonists that makes the season so interesting now.

    I've taken a look at how their battle might unfold on the BBC Sport website.

  11. Essex 'rampant' against Northants at Chelmsford

    Alex Winter

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    Northants are in complete disarray at Chelmsford needing 292 to save the follow-on.

    Essex are rampant but some bad weather may help get out of this deep hole as rain stops play.

    Chelmsford

    They are currently seven wickets down and have not reached 100 yet.

    If play resumes commentary will be available online or by clicking the Live Coverage tab on this page.

  12. Junior doctor: Contract will 'make things worse'

    Tom Percival

    BBC Look East

    Junior doctors are today staging the first all-out strike in the history of the NHS.

    I've been speaking to Chris Carson, the British Medical Association representative and a junior doctor at Kettering Hospital.

    I asked him whether patients in hospitals today were safe...

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    Video caption: Kettering junior doctor, Chris Carson, says the new contract will "make things worse".
  13. What's your favourite board game - Monopoly vs Trivial Pursuit

    We're playing Battle of the Board Games today, in honour of Daventry's Ken Hawkley, who has reached the semi-final of the National Board Game Championship.

    The championship sees players take part in Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Who's Who, Connect 4 and Jenga.

    Connect 4 romped the first of the group stages with 53% of the vote to eliminate Jenga and Who's Who - but this match is a biggie...

    View more on twitter
  14. Kettering's Wilson trails Selby 6-2 at interval in snooker's world championship

    It's the interval at the world snooker championship, where Kettering's Kyren Wilson is taking on Mark Selby in the quarter-final of the competition.

    Kyren Wilson

    The rising star got off to the worst possible start as he lost the first six frames, but has pulled things back by winning two frames before the break.

    The match will resume at 19:00

  15. What's your favourite board game - The Round One Poll so far

    It's the last few minutes of our Battle of the Board Games contest - Round One.

    In honour of Daventry's Ken Hawkley, who has reached the semi-final of the National Board Game Championship, we are asking you what your favourite board game played at the competition is.

    Round One pits Connect 4 against Who's Who and Jenga... and the popular connection game is leading the way - click here to have your vote.

    Latest standings in battle of the board games
  16. Headlines: Junior doctors on strike... Wilson in world snooker quarter-final

    Sarah Foster

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Here are your lunchtime headlines:

    • Junior doctors at Kettering and Northampton hospitals have join colleagues across England in an all-out strike
    • Kyren Wilson is in the World Snooker Championship quarter-final against the world number one, Mark Selby
    • A Daventry man has made it to the semi-finals of the National Board Game Championships
  17. Tresham College A Levels students should be allowed to complete studies, says MP

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    The MP for Corby, Tom Pursglove, says he has written to the principal of Tresham College "raising concerns" about proposals to stop A Level courses.

    Tresham College

    The move would could mean redundancy for 22 members of staff, and affect 64 students courses across campuses in Kettering, Wellingborough and Corby (pictured).

    Conservative Mr Pursglove says he has asked for a meeting with Tresham's principal Stuart Wesselby and said he strongly believes: "those who've started courses should be allowed to complete them without disruption."