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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    That's it from the Northamptonshire Live team on Monday.

    We'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow bringing you the news, sport, travel and weather updates as they happen. 

    So have a good evening and enjoy the summer sunshine.

  2. Cricket: Rob's double century puts Northants in position to declare

    BBC Sport

    A double century by opener Rob Newton has put Northants in a strong position as they declared on 397 for 7 in their first innings against Leicestershire in the County Championship.

    Rob Newton
  3. Weather: A sunny end to the day - much of the same tomorrow

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    There'll be plenty of sunshine to end the day and then a dry night with some isolated mist and fog patches. 

    Light winds and temperatures down to about 10C (50F).

    Map of the East of England

    Tomorrow will be another fine and dry day with plenty of sunshine.

    Temperatures are expected to climb to about 23C (73F). It will be a few degrees cooler on the coast with an on-shore easterly wind, light to moderate in strength.

    You'll find your local forecast at BBC Weather.

  4. Seaside fun in the centre of Kettering draws in thousands

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    The seaside  came to Kettering in a heat wave - and proved a huge success with thousands flocking to a huge sandpit and splash fountain in the town centre.


    Lesley Thurland, the borough council's head of community and culture, said: "Once again Kettering by the Sea has been a fantastic event, drawing thousands of people into the town centre for fun in the sun. 

    "For the families who did not travel abroad for the season, this free community event has been the ideal way to spend the summer holiday and we are extremely grateful for everyone who helped make it a memorable summer."

  5. Travel: Accident shuts A509 at Wollaston

    BBC Travel

    An accident involving a car has closed the A509 road in Wollaston and delays are being experienced between the York Road junction and the B570 Gypsy Lane. 

    Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

    There are more details on BBC Travel.

  6. Walkers injured after being knocked down by herd of cows

    Two walkers have been injured after being knocked over by a herd of cows in Northamptonshire. 

    The Air Ambulance says it has flown a woman with severe chest trauma to hospital in Coventry. 

    There are no other details on the condition of the other walker at present.

  7. Second track scheme on Corby-Kettering line to cost £100m

    Stuart Ratcliffe

    BBC Look East

    Network Rail is to spend £100m on laying a second track between Corby and Kettering as part of its upgrading programme for the Midland Main Line.

    Single track line

    The company, with East Midlands Trains, has mounted an exhibition at Corby Railway Station so passengers can find out more about the scheme. 

    From 10 September to 24 October, the line will be closed for strengthening and upgrade work on key bridges and viaducts with a bus services replacing trains.

  8. The goal that defined Dalian Atkinson's career

    Dalian Atkinson, who died today after being tasered by police in Telford, is best remembered for scoring the Match of the Day goal of the season in the 1992-93 campaign - the inaugural Premier League season.

    Then at Aston Villa, the former Ipswich striker dribbled the ball from inside his own half before lobbing Wimbledon keeper Hans Segers from the edge of the area.

    View more on youtube
  9. Cattle settle in valley-side pasture under almost clear skies

    There are almost clear lunchtime skies at Glapthorne near Oundle, where a herd of cattle has settled into the valley side to relax in the warm sunshine.


    It's the height of summer in the east Northamptonshire countryside with fruit ripening and pasture at its most lush.

    The picture was taken today by BBC WeatherWatcher Ziggy's Wood.

  10. Development agencies join forces following government sign-off

    A merger has taken place between two of the agencies which look after the development of Northamptonshire.

    The government has approved the deal between the Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership and the South East Midlands Enterprise Partnership.

    We'll try to explain exactly what that means for people later on... hold on to your hats!

  11. Weather: Fine and clear, but cloudy overnight

    Georgina Burnett

    BBC Weather

    This evening will be fine and clear. Overnight, although cool, it will stay dry as cloud fills in from the east. 

    Maximum Temperature: 22C (75F).

  12. Legends day at Northampton

    Leicestershire 519 v Northamptonshire 211-5

    Alex Winter

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    "It's a perfect summer's day at Wantage Road and there's good atmosphere in the ground with Northants legends here for former players' day. Plenty of autograph hunters are around with most of the 1976 Gillette Cup-winning side around - the first silverware won by Northants as a first-class county.

    "The 2016 crop are trying to show the old boys their character as they try to battle back into the game. Adam Rossington fell for a skittish 26, but Rob Newton remains obdurate and has Saif Zaib, surviving some leg theory, for company."

    Northamptonshire v Leicestershire
  13. Life-changing experience of Judy after she moved to growing Corby 10 years ago

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    Moving to Corby can bring life-changing benefits, according to Judy Caine, who moved to the town 10 years ago and became borough mayor in 2013.

    Corby Cube

    Corby is the fastest expanding town in England and is predicted to grow to a population of 76,000 by 2024.

    Ms Caine said: "I will have nothing said against the town. It's phenomenal and the commitment of the people to make it work after the steelworks closed in the 1980s makes it a wonderful place to be."

  14. Transformation of Corby attracting new growth and more people

    Willy Gilder

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Ten years ago or so I was in Corby town centre on a damp November evening and I remember thinking how depressing it was.

    But if you look around the same place now it is transformed with new shops, the striking Cube building complete with theatre and library, an international sized swimming pool and a cinema. 

    A lot of effort has been put into regenerating Corby since the steel-works closed in 1980, with new companies, jobs and housing.

    Six years ago Corby was Britain's fastest growing town - and it seems set to keep that accolade. Population projections suggest 6% will come here due to natural growth - that's more babies being born - 5% from people moving from other countries and 5.5% from people moving from elsewhere in Britain.

    In the 1930s steelworkers from Scotland transformed the small village into a town of 12,000 people by the outbreak of the Second World War. At the last census its population was 61,000 - by 2024 it's likely to be 76,000.

  15. Council prepares for Corby's 17% population growth by 2024

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    The population of Corby is set to grow by 17% up to 2024 with 76,000 people predicted to make the town their home.

    Borough council leaders Tom Beattie said the increase will bring pressure on schools, health services and housing.

    Corby Centre

    "We've managed growth to date and know the challenges it brings for regeneration, new jobs and facilities," he said.