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  1. Updates on Monday, 13 June 2016
  2. Guilty plea from mother of six-month-old killed by dangerous dog
  3. Man dies after his car hit a tree on the A45
  4. Updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Pete Cooper

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Thanks for joining us today. We'll be back tomorrow from 08:00.

    If you venture out tonight, remember to take a brolly with you, more of the wet stuff is on its way I'm afraid.


  2. Weather: Showers tonight and tomorrow

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    There is a risk of heavy, slow moving and possibly thundery showers continuing through this evening and overnight with lows of 11C (52F).


    Tuesday is looking a similar day of sunny, or bright, intervals and further heavy and possibly thundery showers. Highs of around 19C (66F).

  3. Wilkinson says assistant manager role at Cobblers 'too good to turn down'

    Joe Townsend

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    The new Cobblers assistant manager Paul Wilkinson told me the chance to join the club as assistant manager was "too good to turn down".

    The 51-year-old former Northampton Town striker was part of the Barnsley coaching staff which helped that side get promoted to the Championship last season...

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    Video caption: Paul Wilkinson says new assistant manager role at Cobblers was "too good to turn down".
  4. Northamptonshire Telegraph: Wicksteed at War 2016 in pictures

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    This weekend saw the annual Wicksteed at War event in Kettering.

    The Northamptonshire Telegraph has an extensive gallery of the event capture by photographer Alison Bagley. It's well worth a look.

  5. Dog which killed six-month-old 'lacked stimulation and control'

    Sally Chidzoy

    BBC Look East home affairs correspondent

    Northampton Crown Court heard a dog that caused injuries resulting in six-month-old Molly-Mae Wotherspoon's death was "jealous" and was "targetting" the baby.

    Claire Riley

    The illegal pitball, named Bruiser, was described by a vet as the most aggressive they had ever seen. The animal could be head barking during the 999 call, according to Prosector James Howes.

    He also said the dog's cage was flimsy and not big enough, and that it "lacked stimulation and control".

    Molly-Mae's mother Claire Riley, 23, of Southfields in Northampton, pleaded guilty to owning the dog and will be sentenced next month.

  6. Mother of six-month-old killed by her dog tries to avoid cameras and journalists at court

    Sally Chidzoy

    BBC Look East home affairs correspondent

    I was at Northampton Crown Court today, where Claire Riley - the mother of the six-month-old who was killed by a banned breed of dog - pleaded guilty to owning the animal.

    She was flanked by men who were minding her and also shielding her from the cameras. When we asked her for a comment, one of the men turned on us calling us "low life".

    Claire Riley

    Riley, 23, from Southfields in Northampton, today changed her plea to guilty to the charge of owning the dog and will be sentenced next month.

  7. Musician turned vicar still feels the beat

    The Vicar of Finedon just can't help but feel the beat.

    But when it's former Communard Richard Coles that's perhaps not a surprise...

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  8. See the land slip still causing disruption on Corby line

    The land slip near the Corby Tunnel has caused disruption on trains travelling north from Corby and some coming through the station towards London.

    Although this picture is not very dramatic, Network Rail assures us it would be if they allowed trains to run over it.

    Corby land slip
  9. New assistant manager for the Cobblers

    Joe Townsend

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    Northampton Town have appointed Paul Wilkinson as the club's new assistant manager.

    Wilkinson has worked in coaching roles with Leeds United, Grimsby Town, Cardiff City and Norwich City, as well as being assistant manager at Sheffield Wednesday.

    Paul Wilkinson

    The 51-year-old had an 18 year playing career, which ended in 2000. He made over 650 senior appearances, scoring more than 150 goals and including a brief spell at Sixfields.

  10. England trouble in Marseille recalls 1998 scenes

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    For many, the scenes in Marseille in England's opening match in Euro 2016 recalled thosethat marred the first game for the Three Lions in the 1998 World Cup in France.

    England trouble

    On Friday, we brought you news that a football hooligan from Wellingborough - known as the 'Pig of Marseille' - has been barred from travelling to France for England's opening game.

    James Shayler, 50, was arrested and jailed in 1998. Along with many other fans, he was expelled from France, but this time UEFA have warned it is the England football team which faces being booted out of the tournament.

  11. Northants Herald & Post: Could number plate sale save Shopmobility?

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    Could a number plate save Shopmobility?

    The scheme which helps disabled people in Northampton with wheelchairs and scooters has been under threat after a cut in its funding.

    Today, the Northants Herald & Post is reporting there are calls for Northampton Borough Council to sell the number plate which adorns the car for the town's mayor to help fund the service.

  12. Mother and grandmother of baby girl killed by dog to be sentenced next month

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    The mother and grandmother of a six-month-old killed by a banned breed of dog will be sentenced on 13 July.

    Claire Riley, 23, from Southfields in Northampton, pleaded guilty today at Northampton Crown Court to being the owner of a dog which caused injury resulting in death while dangerously out of control.

    crown court

    Last week, Susan Aucott, 55, from Alfred Street in Northampton pleaded guilty to being in charge of the dog.

    Molly-Mae Wotherspoon died at a house in Daventry in October 2014 after being attacked by the American pit bull called Bruiser.

  13. Bath confirm Fotuali'i signing

    BBC Sport

    It's news that has been coming for a while. Bath have confirmed the signing of Northampton Saints' Samoa scrum-half Kahn Fotuali'i for the 2016-17 Premiership season.

    Kahn Fotuali'i

    The 34-year-old, who had been with Northampton since joining from Ospreys in 2013, was part of their Premiership title-winning side in 2014.

    Former head coach Mike Ford revealed to BBC Radio Bristol back in May that Fotuali'i would be added to Bath's ranks.

  14. Dodging the downfall: Rainfall figures

    It was a bit of a rain-soaked weekend, but just how much fell across the region over 24 hours? Weatherman Dan Holley has tweeted the figures:

    • 33mm Santon Downham (Norfolk)
    • 27mm Writtle (Essex)
    • 25mm Woburn (Bedfordshire)
    • 18mm Tibenham (Norfolk)
    • 16mm Northampton
    • 12mm Norwich
    • 11mm Shoeburyness (Essex)
  15. Weather: Cloud and showers across the county

    BBC Weather Watchers

    This is the cloudy scene in Towcester from BBC Weather Watcher 'Weatherbee'...


    There are slow-moving, heavy and often thundery showers across Northamptonshire today and a weather warning is in place for rain.

    There are more detail on the BBC Weather website.

  16. Northamptonshire's squad woes

    Injured - Rory Kelinveldt out for six weeks with a side strain
    Injured - Olly Stone out for the season with a knee injury
    Injured - Richard Levi out with shoulder injury for two weeks
    Call up - Prasanna could miss five T20s with Sri Lanka call up
  17. Ripley looking to boost Northampton squad numbers after injuries

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    Northamptonshire coach David Ripley is looking to recruit an overseas player who can "help out" on a short-term basis due to the depleted numbers in his squad following a number of injuries.

    David Ripley

    Moin Ashraf - released by Yorkshire at the end of last season - was in the T20 squad on Friday for the game against Yorkshire, but has yet to play for the 1st XI.

  18. The reinvention of Captain Britain

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    I've been looking at how Marvel comic book superhero Captain Britain might be rebooted for a 21st Century audience.

    Northampton comic book legend, and creator of Watchmen, Alan Moore wrote Captain Britain in the 1980s - he was the only Marvel character Moore made stories for.

    You can more about the character, his past, and his future here.

    Captain Britain
  19. Guilty plea from mother of six-month-old killed by Daventry dog

    Sally Chidzoy

    BBC Look East home affairs correspondent

    The mother of a six month old girl killed by a banned breed of dog has pleaded guilty to being the owner of a dangerously out of control dog which caused injury, resulting in death.

    At Northampton Crown Court today, Claire Riley, 23, from Southfields in Northampton, changed her plea from not guilty.

    Morning star road

    Her daughter, Molly-Mae Wotherspoon, died on 3 October 2014, following the dog attack at her mother's former home in Morning Star Road, Daventry.

    She was rushed to hospital where she died from severe blood loss from head wounds. The dog was put down at the scene.

    Last Wednesday, Molly-Mae's grandmother Susan Aucott, 55, from Alfred Street in Northampton, pleaded guilty to being in charge of the dog.

  20. BreakingMother pleads guilty to owning dog which killed daughter in Daventry

    Claire Riley - the mother of a little girl who was killed by a banned breed of dog in Daventry in 2014 - has changed her plea to guilty to owning a Pit Bull dangerously out of control.