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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday, 16 May 2016
  2. A body found at Pitsford Reservoir over the weekend is that of missing man Colin Addington
  3. A Northampton woman was followed by private detectives following a workplace injury
  4. Corby Business Academy evacuated due to small fire
  5. More news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Pete Cooper

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage through the day

    Thanks for joining us for today's Local Live.

    It's now 18:00 and we're signing off, but we'll be back tomorrow at 08:00 to bring you the latest news, weather, sport and travel for Northamptonshire as it happens.

    Will see you then.

  2. Weather: Clear tonight and sunny tomorrow

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    This evening and overnight will remain dry with clear spells, with a low of about 4C (39F). 

    Weather

    Tuesday will be fine and dry with spells of warm sunshine, and highs of 18C (64F).

    You can get the detailed forecast where you live from BBC Weather.

  3. Saints confirm 'at least one game' in Milton Keynes next season

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    Northampton Saints chief executive Allan Robson says the club will have at least one game at Stadium:MK next season, as it gives it "the opportunity to create additional revenues that we can then re-invest".

    Stadium:mk

    Robson said the "difference in the revenues created by a 15,000 crowd at Franklin’s Gardens and a 30,000 crowd at Stadium:MK is sizeable".

    Playing in Milton Keynes also "grows the club's supporters base", he added.

  4. Corby winding-up petition dismissed after club pays tax bill

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    Corby Town won't be wound-up by the taxman, after a petition was dismissed at the High Court today.

    Steel Park

    First reported in the Northamptonshire Telegraph, the club settled its bill with HM Revenue & Customs. The exact amount it owed hasn't been made public though.

    Corby were relegated from National League North last month and will play in the Northern Premier next season. 

    Stevie Noble, chairman of Corby Town, said the petition came "out of the blue" and the tax bill was paid a few days later. He added that finances were "fine" despite relegation.

  5. Headlines: Corby Town winding-up petition dismissed... Ambulance service apology after two hour wait over hip break

    Sarah Foster

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Here are your evening headlines:

    • Corby Town Football Club won't be wound-up by the taxman, after a petition was dismissed at the High Court today
    • South Central Ambulance Service has apologised after a 79-year-old woman from Higham Ferrers waited two hours for an ambulance after breaking her hip in Milton Keynes
    • Corby Business Academy was evacuated this morning after a small fire
  6. Hartley 'looking forward' to Australia despite his dad telling him to stick to New Zealand

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    England captain Dylan Hartley, who was born and grew up in New Zealand, said his father used to say to him, "Why would you ever want to go to Australia, we've got all the beaches here in New Zealand?"

    Dylan Hartley

    The Northampton Saints hooker revealed he has never been to Australia having twice missed out playing a test series in the country, with injury ruling him out with England and suspension for the British and Irish Lions.

    He said: "I'm looking forward to experiencing Australian culture, sightseeing, doing all the touristy things and enjoying a bit of sun, some seafood, and maybe a couple of cold beers on 25 June."

  7. Hartley wants to beat Australia 'to be the best'

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    England rugby captain Dylan Hartley has told the England Rugby website he thinks England can win their forthcoming test series in Australia, saying: "There would be no point me going if I didn't think we could go to Australia and win."   

    Hartley

    The 30-year-old Northampton Saints hooker said: "If we want to be the best, we've got to beat the best and what better place to do that than against Australia in their own back yard."

    The three test series begins on 11 June.

  8. Corby Business Academy evacuated due to small fire

    Martin Borley

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Hundreds of pupils lined the school grounds after Corby Business Academy was evacuated because of a small fire.

    It was believed to have been caused by an electrical fault in the part of the school used by children with special needs. No-one was harmed.

    Principal John Henrys told me its emergency procedures worked well.

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    Video caption: Corby Business Academy is evacuated after a small fire.
  9. Northants pair build big stand

    Kent 396 v Northamptonshire 107-1

    Alex Winter

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    "This is a slow wicket that requires patience and Jake Libby has it in spades. He never gives you the impression that he’ll do anything rash despite the odd period of successive dots.

    "He’s gone through to a second half-century for Northants, quickly followed by his captain Alex Wakely - also his second of the season.

    "This is a solid Northants reply - what must Ben Duckett be thinking back in the pavilion? Gone for just seven before lunch."

  10. Ambulance service 'sorry' for two hour wait for woman who broke hip

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    South Central Ambulance Service has apologised to Patricia Simms, from Higham Ferrers, who had to wait two hours after breaking her hip in Milton Keynes.

    Milton Keynes hospital and ambulance

    The 79-year-old had a fall on 6 May and was eventually taken to Milton Keynes General Hospital.

    The ambulance service said it was in the "process of reviewing the call" and was unable to comment further.

  11. Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg blame each other for Spanish GP crash

    Andrew Benson

    Chief F1 writer

    Lewis Hamilton said he felt "hurt and disappointment" and apologised following his crash with Nico Rosberg, but did not accept blame.

    The two Brackley-based Mercedes drivers collided on the first lap of the Spanish Grand Prix, with both retiring from the race.

    Spanish GP crash

    "I apologised to the team," Hamilton said. "To not deliver... whenever it happens, it is a painful experience.

    He added he "saw a gap and went for it", while Rosberg said he was "surprised" his team-mate made the move.

  12. Denly scores double century to give Northants trouble

    Alex Winter

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    Kent finished on 396 all out, thanks to a maiden double century for Joe Denly. Monty Panesar claimed three wickets for Northants at a sunny Wantage Road.

    Wantage Road

    But it's not been a great start for Northants in reply. They've already lost Ben Duckett, and at lunch are 17 for 1.

    You can get full commentary of day two online and via the BBC Sport app.  

  13. Weather: Dry with sunshine for most

    BBC Weather Watchers

    There are blue skies and sunshine across Northamptonshire, as you can see from BBC Weather Watcher 'WeatherWatcherWill' and his photo of Daventry...

    Daventry

    That sunshine will continue for most, with a high of 16C (61F) this afternoon.

    More details available on the BBC Weather website.

  14. Headlines: Body found at Pitsford Reservoir is missing man... Driver dies hitting tree in Moulton

    Sarah Foster

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Here are our top stories:

    • Northamptonshire Police say a body found at Pitsford Reservoir over the weekend is that of missing man Colin Addington
    • A man from Northampton has died after the car he was driving hit a tree in the village of Moulton
    • Northants cricketers are in action against Kent in day two of their County Championship match
  15. GPs find ME 'hard to diagnose' but should do more, says doctor

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    A doctor from the Nene Clinic Commissioning Group, which looks after many heath services in the county, said GPs must do more to help patients with the fatigue syndrome ME.

    Doctor

    Dr Darin Seiger commented after the Association for Young People with ME said as many as half the GPs in the county were failing to respect, understand or diagnose young people with the condition.

    Dr Seiger said it is hard to diagnose, but doctors and patients should "work together to create an action plan to alleviate the symptoms".

  16. One lane blocked on M1 southbound after junction 15

    BBC Travel

    The M1 has one lane blocked after junction 15 because of an accident involving two cars.

    Drivers are warned there is very slow traffic.