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  1. Updates on Monday, 27 June 2016
  2. Talking down UK 'not helpful', says Wellingborough MP and Leave campaigner Peter Bone
  3. Fellow Leave campaigner Andrea Leadsom says no more free movement to the UK is 'essential'
  4. Northampton tennis player Alex Ward knocked out of Wimbledon
  5. Northampton Saints' Dylan Hartley 'proud' of England as he leads them to a whitewash over Australia
  6. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Pete Cooper

All times stated are UK

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  1. Northamptonshire's live updates are finished for today

    That's all from us.

    We'll be back tomorrow looking at a planned biogas plant near Kelmarsh which will go before planners.

    If you're watching the football tonight, enjoy it (if you can) and keep an eye out for England and Tottenham right-back and former Cobblers' loanee Kyle Walker. 

    Ain't he all grown up now...

    Kyle Walker

    See you at 08:00 tomorrow.

  2. Northampton Labour candidate organises letter calling for Jeremy Corbyn to go

    BBC News Channel

    Fifty-seven of Labour's parliamentary candidates have backed a letter telling Jeremy Corbyn to go.

    The letter was organised by local Labour member Kevin McKeever and it's been signed by names including Sally Keeble, previously MP of Northampton North, and Abigail Campbell who stood in Daventry.

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    Video caption: Northamptonshire Labour member organises letter calling for Jeremy Corbyn to go.

    In the Commons this afternoon, Jeremy Corbyn said: "Our country is divided and the country will thank neither the benches in front of me nor those behind for indulging in internal factional manoeuvring at this time."

  3. Weather: Sunny this evening and tomorrow morning

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    Sunny spells to end the day. Then a dry night with light winds and lows of about 10C (50F).


    It will be a dry start to Tuesday with spells of sunshine, but rain is expected to move eastwards during the afternoon and this could turn heavy. Highs of 19C (66F).

    BBC Weather has the latest.

  4. See Action Man launched into space (almost)

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    The hunt is on to find an Action Man that was launched into near space.  

    Maj Bob Tom, from Essex, was was launched in Leicestershire on Sunday and then came down in a field in Creaton in Northamptonshire... but he hasn't been seen since.

    If you're wondering how he got up there, this is how...

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    Video caption: An Action Man astronaut doll is missing after being launched into near space.
  5. Action Man missing after 'space' flight

    Helen Burchell

    BBC News

    An Action Man astronaut doll is missing after being launched into near space.

    The original 1966 doll, belonging to Rob Wisdom, from Essex, was launched in Leicestershire on Sunday to celebrate Action Man's 50th anniversary.

    Action Man

    It travelled 19 miles (30km) before falling back to earth. A tracker device led the team to a Northamptonshire field but "Major Bob Tom", his space capsule and camera were gone.

    A reward has been offered and a "Find Major Tom" campaign started.

  6. Glastonbury 'amazing', says Northampton band

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    Northampton band OhBoy! says Glastonbury "has their hearts" after performing on the BBC Introducing stage on Saturday afternoon.

    Emailing us today, the group says the mud almost took a few of their wellies too...


    They thank everyone for their "kind words and support", adding they had "the most amazing time".

  7. Northampton's Ward loses in Wimbledon first round

    BBC Sport

    Alex Ward, from Northampton, has unfortunately been beaten in the first round of Wimbledon.

    Alex Ward

    The 26-year-old, number 245 in the world, had a battle on his hands and lost to the 11th seed, Belgium's David Goffin 6-2, 6-3, 6-2.

  8. 'Fat failures' by Labour in EU referendum, says former MP

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    Sally Keeble, the former Labour MP for Northampton North, has written a piece for the party's magazine "Progress".

    She said there were "two fat failures for the Labour party in the European referendum".

    sally keeble

    She wrote: "One was the inability to mobilise the support of Labour supporters to vote for the party's policy to remain in the European Union. 

    "The other was the inability to articulate the fears and concerns of voters who would normally look to Labour for their chance of a better life. 

    "This was painfully visible in Northampton."

    You can read the full article here.

  9. South Northamptonshire MP 'not saying anything' over Tory leadership

    Sam Read

    BBC Radio Northampton politics reporter

    The South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom has refused to say if she will stand for the Conservative party leadership.

    The prominent Leave campaigner is third favourite with some bookies. 

    Andrea Leadsom

    She told Radio 4's World At One: "I'm looking at all sorts of angles and considering and I'm not saying anything at this moment".

  10. Racism examples compiled on social media

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    Since the EU referendum results revealed the UK voted to leave, people have been compiling reports on social media of racism they've encountered.  

    Just this lunchtime in Northampton, I heard a man talking about voting Leave. He said "we now live in independent Britain", adding if people "don't like it, they can [expletive] back to where they came from".

    Northampton Town centre

    The BBC has compiled a list of examples where people have experienced hostility because of the colour of their skin and their ethnic background in the past few days.  

  11. Glastonbury: Northampton's OhBoy! star on the BBC Introducing stage

    BBC Music

    It was Glastonbury this weekend, and amongst the mud and music Northampton's OhBoy! performed on the BBC Introducing stage on Saturday.

    Here's their performance of "God Look after the Quiet Kid"...

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    Video caption: Performing live on the BBC Introducing Stage on Saturday
  12. Alex Ward: Wimbledon wildcard speaks about tennis' Futures tour

    James Burridge

    BBC Look East

    Before he took the trip down to Wimbledon, I caught up with Northampton's Alex Ward to find out what life was like for the world number 244...

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    Video caption: Ward on life in tennis' third tier
  13. Northampton's Alex Ward ready for Wimbledon bow

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    Today's the start of Wimbledon. And Alex Ward, from Northampton, will be making his tournament debut after being given a wildcard.

    alex ward

    He'll be third on Court three today facing world number 11, Belgium's David Goffin.  

  14. Unusual clouds spotted in Northamptonshire

    BBC Weather Watchers

    This unusual cloud formation was captured over Northamptonshire by two BBC Weather Watchers. This is Aldwincle from 'rob'...

    Cirrus fibratus vertebratus

    And this is Northampton from 'CTA1000'...

    Cirrus fibratus vertebratus

    The formation called cirrus fibratus vertebratus is caused by air moving parallel to the main cloud line. The "ribs" of the cloud correspond with areas of uplift.

    Meanwhile, this afternoon will be dry and sunny, with the highest temperatures of 19C (66F) likely around Northampton. BBC Weather has more.

  15. Was there a Brexit graduate gap?

    Jon Kelly

    BBC News Magazine

    Voters without degrees were more likely to back leaving the European Union, figures suggest. 

    In Corby just 14.9% of the population have university degrees, according to the 2011 census. And in the town 64% voted Leave.

    But its relationship with Europe is more complicated than it first appears.   


    Read why people in Corby voted the way they did and why indeed some didn't vote at all.

  16. Jeremy Corbyn 'should resign' says Labour Corby councillor

    Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson has told Jeremy Corbyn he has "no authority" among Labour MPs and warned him he faces a leadership challenge.

    It seems that even those who supported him previously, such as Corby councillor Matt Reay, say he should resign...

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    Mr Corbyn has rejected calls from many of his MPs to resign, despite a fresh wave of resignations by shadow cabinet members and shadow ministers. 

  17. EU referendum: South Northamptonshire MP pens own newspaper column

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    Many of today's talking points from the fallout of the EU referendum come from Boris Johnson's column in the Telegraph today, but he's not the only Leave MP to take up newspaper inches...


    South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom uses a column in today's Times to say parliament must now implement the "people's wish" to leave the EU.

    She says "everything must be done to involve the Scots and Northern Irish who voted Remain, and the English and Welsh who voted Leave" and to "work towards full collaboration with all MPs of all parties".

  18. EU referendum: Leave MP welcomes chancellor statement

    Peter Bone says there is "no logic" to argument that the economy is going to suffer in the wake of the vote to leave the EU.

    George Osborne

    Eurosceptic Mr Bone, who founded the Grassroots Out campaign to leave the EU, welcomed the statement from George Osborne earlier where he said the UK was ready to face the future "from a position of strength".

    The Conservative MP for Wellingborough told BBC Radio Northampton there was no reason why jobs would be under threat, adding people should still "be able to buy houses".

  19. EU referendum: Talking down UK 'not helpful', says Wellingborough MP

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    The MP for Wellingborough, Peter Bone, says the UK still has a "strong government" despite the prime minister announcing he will stand down by October.

    However, he told BBC Radio Northampton these were "extraordinary times".

    Peter Bone

    Mr Bone, who campaigned for the UK to leave the EU, said it "wasn't helpful" people were "talking this country down" and said things looked positive despite the immediate economic downturn.