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  1. Updates on Tuesday, 7 June 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume on Thursday at 08:00

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Live updates for Northamptonshire have now finished

    We have finished the live update for today, but if you want to follow the cricket you can do so online.

    Tomorrow we'll bring you the outcome of various matters due to discussed at Northampton Borough Council's cabinet meeting and a look at the air ambulance service as it approaches its 25,000th mission.

  2. Northants set Lancashire target of 288 in one-day cup match at Wantage Road

    Alex Winter

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    Northamptonshire have posted 287-7 in their 50 overs in the one-day cup match at Wantage Road.

    It feels a touch light on a good wicket. Lancashire chipped away well at the Northants batsman and will now have to try and chase down that target.

    There is full coverage with me online and via the BBC Sport app.

  3. Northamptonshire's Prasanna called into Sri Lanka one-day squad

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    Sri Lankan leg-spinner Seekkuge Prasanna, who is currently playing for Northamptonshire in the one-day cup this afternoon against Lancashire, has been called up to the Sri Lanka one-day squad.

    Seekkuge Prasanna

    Sri Lanka take on England in the final test at Lord's on Thursday, hoping to avoid a 3-0 defeat.

    They will then move to Dublin for two one-dayers against Ireland, before returning to England for a five-match ODI series against the hosts to be followed by a Twenty20 International on July 5.

  4. PMQs: David Cameron rejects Peter Bone for Andrew Marr

    BBC Politics

    David Cameron has rejected an offer to meet Wellingborough MP Peter Bone when he takes part in an anti-EU campaign in the PM's Witney seat.

    But the leader suggested a pub the Tory MP could visit while there - with Mr Cameron adding that he will not be there because he is on BBC One's Andrew Marr Show.

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    Video caption: David Cameron rejects an offer to meet an anti-EU MP, but suggests a pub he could visit
  5. BreakingBorough council withdraws waste to energy plant plan from Cabinet agenda

    Sam Read

    BBC Radio Northampton politics reporter

    It's what the protesters pictured below wanted, sort of...

    Northampton Borough Council will now no longer be discussing the option to lease land at Westbridge in St James, Northampton to a developer wanting to build a waste-to-energy plant.

    The Cabinet has decided the potential developers, Rolton Kilbride, have not carried out a sufficient public consultation to allow for any discussion to take place.

    The authority say "no land deal will be discussed until [the developers] can show that they have carried out a sufficient level of consultation".

  6. Protesters against Northampton power plant gather at Guildhall

    Sam Read

    BBC Radio Northampton politics reporter

    There are around 15 protesters at Northampton Borough Council, opposed to the St James waste to energy plant plans, which are due to be discussed tonight at the authority's Cabinet meeting.

    Here are some of them...

  7. Duckett goes short of century as Northamptonshire try to set big target

    Northamptonshire are attempting to post a big target for Lancashire in the Royal London one-day cup at Wantage Road this afternoon.

    But they have lost Ben Duckett just short of his century...

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  8. Northampton Chronicle speaks to the residents association leader who says a planned power plant is a 'woeful' idea

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    Ahead of tonight's Northampton Borough Council Cabinet meeting the Northampton Chronicle and Echo says a residents’ association chairman has described the consultation for a new power plant in Northampton as “woeful” in an open letter to the borough council leader.

    It's essential reading ahead of the debate about the plan tonight.

  9. Protest planned ahead of decision over Northampton power plant

    Sam Read

    BBC Radio Northampton politics reporter

    The new rough sleeping strategy Craig has been telling you about isn't the only item being discussed at a Northampton Borough Council Cabinet meeting tonight.

    The authority will also decide whether to grant a two-year option to develop the Westbridge Depot into a waste-to-energy plant to the company Rolton Kibride.


    However, there are objections to the plan from residents and there is expected to be a protest outside Northampton's Guildhall ahead of the meeting.

  10. Homeless strategy for Northampton to be discussed tonight

    Craig Lewis

    BBC News

    The inquest into the death of homeless Mark Pettifer came on the same day Northampton Borough Council's Cabinet will discuss a new rough sleeping strategy.

    Fifty-five year old Mr Pettifer's body was found by the River Nene in November last year. He had been homeless since July. An open verdict was recorded at the inquest.

    Homeless people in Northampton

    The new strategy, to be discussed this evening, includes a plan to convert the former British Rail Sports & Social Club in St Andrew’s Road into a “temporary night shelter” to add to the 48 beds currently available at Oasis House.

    It also claimed an established number of people are choosing to sleep rough as a "lifestyle choice".

  11. Man found dead by the Nene had been sleeping in bushes, coroner hears

    Craig Lewis

    BBC News

    A homeless man found dead in bushes by the banks of the River Nene in November last year had been staying at the Hope Centre during the day and sleeping outside in a hedge at night.

    A statement by Mark Pettifer's former wife, read out at Northampton Coroner's Court this morning, said he had moved in with a friend in Northampton in May 2015, but had ended up on the streets.

    In July, he was labelled a missing person and by November his body was being identified via DNA found on his toothbrush.

    Coroner Anne Pember recorded an open verdict.

  12. Homeless man found dead in bushes had been mother's only carer

    Craig Lewis

    BBC News

    Homeless Mark Pettifer, 55, suffered no skull fracture and no penetrating injuries, Northampton Coroner's Court heard this morning.

    The former butcher and warehouse operative, who had been the full time carer for his mother since 2012, was found dead in bushes near Nunn Mills Road in November last year.

    He had been living on the streets since July 2015.

    Coroner Anne Pember recorded an open verdict.

  13. Open verdict in inquest of homeless man found on the banks of the Nene

    Craig Lewis

    BBC News

    I went to the inquest of homeless man, Mark Pettifer, this morning.

    Mark Pettifer

    The 55-year-old's body had been found in a state of advanced decomposition by the side of the River Nene in November last year.

    Northampton coroner Anne Pember recorded an open verdict into the cause of his death.

  14. More 'should be done' to help people dispose of rubbish, says action group

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    Tonight, Northampton Borough Council will set a maximum fine of £400 for fly-tipping.

    Sue Armstrong, who runs Action Support in Northampton, which raises funds by carrying out house clearances and doing garden maintenance, say fining people is not enough...

    There should be more done to enable people to dispose of waste responsibly - Sue Armstrong
  15. How do thunderstorms form?

    BBC Weather

    There were thunderstorms across Northamptonshire yesterday and there is a yellow weather warning issued by the Met Office for heavy rain.

    But what conditions do you need for a thunderstorm? BBC Weather's Darren Bett explains...

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    Video caption: How do thunderstorms form?
  16. Weather: Sun, cloud and possible heavy rain

    BBC Weather Watchers

    There is cloud around, as you can see from the this BBC Weather Watcher picture...


    There are also sunny spells. leading to highs of 24C (75F), but on top of that a yellow weather warning for rain has been issued from the Met Office.

    For more details head to the BBC Weather website.

  17. Molly-Mae Wotherspoon: Killed by an illegal dog

    The American pit bull which killed Molly-Mae is banned under the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act.

    The six-month-old suffered severe blood loss from head wounds. 

    The dog, called Bruiser, was put down at the scene.

  18. Daventry dog death: Molly-Mae's grandmother admits guilt

    Molly-Mae Wotherspoon was attacked at her mother Claire Riley's home in Daventry, by an American pit bull on 3 October, 2014. She died in hospital.

    Morning Star Road, Daventry

    Northamptonshire Police previously said the baby's grandmother, Susan Aucott, had been looking after Molly-Mae at the home in Morning Star Road and that she was injured while trying to protect her.

    Claire Riley, 23, denies being the owner of a dangerously out of control dog which caused injury, resulting in death. Her trial begins at Northampton Crown Court on Monday.

  19. Molly-Mae Wotherspoon: Grandmother Susan Aucott pleads guilty

    The grandmother of a six-month-old girl killed by an American pit bull dog has admitted her guilt.

    General view of Morning Star Road

    Susan Aucott, 55, from Alfred Street in Northampton, was looking after Molly-Mae Wotherspoon when the dog attacked in October.

    She pleaded guilty to being in charge of a dangerously out of control dog leading to injury and resulting in death at Northampton Crown Court. She'll be sentenced at a later date.

  20. BreakingGuilty plea in Molly-Mae Wotherspoon case

    A grandmother has admitted being in charge of an American pit bull dog which killed her six-month-old baby granddaughter.