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By Pete Cooper

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  1. That's all from us today

    Live updates for Northamptonshire have now finished.

    You can find more details on the disruption to London Midland trains via the BBC Travel website.

    Tomorrow, Ellie Robinson, Northampton's 15-year-old Paralympic gold medallist, competes in her final event - the 100m freestyle S6. You can follow that on the BBC Sport website.

    See you on Monday.

    Ellie Robinson
  2. Weather outlook

    BBC Weather

    Weather forecast

    After a very wet day, it'll be mostly dry with a few clear spells tonight. Cloud is also forecast, with some patchy rain in the far east. It will be breezy, but a fresher night for sleeping, with temperatures falling to 12C (54F).

    Saturday will be rather cloudy in many places with some patchy light rain or drizzle. The brisk north-westerly winds will ease through the day, with temperatures reaching highs of 18C (66F).

  3. Saints 'stepping up a level' against Premiership champions Saracens, says coach King

    Graham McKechnie

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    Northampton Saints need to take the game to Saracens tomorrow afternoon when the two teams meet in the Premiership, according to coach Alex King.

    Although they're just two games into the new campaign, Saturday's trip to Allianz Park will be one of Saints' toughest matches of the season, against a team that won the Champions Cup and Premiership double last year.

    Alex King

    King says they need to "replicate the first half" the Saints had against Bristol in their 32-10 victory, but admitted they are "going up a level in class" in facing Saracens.

  4. Cobblers set to face 'great club' Chesterfield

    Joe Townsend

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    Rob Page goes back to one his old clubs tomorrow, as Northampton Town travel up to Chesterfield in League One.

    The Cobblers boss played for the Derbyshire side between 2008 and 2011.

    Page says he looks back on his time there fondly.

    Rob page
    Quote Message: I've got some good memories from playing there. It's a great little football club with a great fanbase." from Rob Page Northampton Town manager
    Rob PageNorthampton Town manager
  5. Daventry UTC needs to 'improve marketing' to attract students

    Martin Heath

    BBC Radio Northampton

    The principal of Daventry's University Technical College says he's taking action to recruit more students.

    When it opened the government said the UTC would have 600 students by this month, but there are currently just 147 on the roll. 

    Daventry UTC

    Across the country 50 UTCs have launched since 2014, but four of them have been forced to close.

    Daventry principal Russell Ball said the college is "sustainable", but it is "concerned" about the number of students and the Department for Education says it "needs to improve their marketing".

  6. 'It means I'm not the only one'


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    Video caption: Newsround asked some disabled children for their views about the Paralympics

    The Rio Paralympics have been a massive success for ParalympicsGB - but what has it meant to children with disabilities in the UK?

    Well, who better to ask than the children themselves?

    If you want to find out more about disability sport click here - or find inclusive options on our full list of guides.

  7. Local paper round-up: Rail depot, Spitfire crash and family contesting by-election

    Pete Cooper

    BBC Local Live

    Elsewhere in the news today:

    • Residents will have further time to take part in the ongoing consultation on Rail Central, the proposed new strategic rail freight interchange near Northampton, reports the Northampton Chronicle & Echo
    • The Daventry Express says a Spitfire was damaged after crashing during a landing at Sywell Aerodrome
    • A grandson was beaten by his nan in a Burton Latimer by-election. Jenny Davies (Lib Dem) claimed one of the two available seats on the town council beating her grandson Michael Davies (Labour), according to the Northamptonshire Telegraph
  8. Singapore Grand Prix: Sergio Perez talks sombreros and Tom Cruise

    Tom Clarkson

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    I've caught up with Silverstone-based Force India's Sergio Perez, as he discusses his career in F1, wearing sombreros and being mistaken for Tom Cruise.

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    Video caption: Formula 1: Up close and personal with Sergio Perez
  9. Nico Rosberg crashes as Max Verstappen fastest in Singapore GP practice

    Andrew Benson

    Chief F1 writer

    Max Verstappen edged team-mate Daniel Ricciardo in a Red Bull one-two, with Lewis Hamilton fourth in first practice at the Singapore Grand Prix.

    nico rosberg

    Hamilton's Brackley-based Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg, fifth fastest, crashed late in the session, misjudging his entry to turn 18 and wiping off his front wing.  

  10. Ben Duckett: 'Dream' to play for England

    Graham McKechnie

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    Northants' opener Ben Duckett says it's a "dream" to be picked for the England squad to tour Bangladesh.

    The 21-year-old says he would like to spend the rest of his career with the county.

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    Video caption: Northants' opener Ben Duckett says it's a "dream" to be picked for the England squad
  11. Hartley drops of Saints team to face Saracens with injury

    Graham McKechnie

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    England captain Dylan Hartley hasn't recovered from a back injury and is replaced at hooker by Mikey Haywood for the Saints to face Premiership champions Saracens.

    It is the only change to the side which beat Bristol last week 32-10.

    Dylan Hartley

    France number eight remains in the side and will face England conterpart Billy Vunipola, who starts for Saracens.

  12. Ben Duckett: 'Great news for Northants'

    More reaction has been coming in to Ben Duckett's England selection. Former England captain Michael Vaughan says it's "great news"...

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    While Telegraph cricket writer, and former Northampton Chronicle & Echo reporter, Nick Hoult praises Northants head coach David Ripley...

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  13. Molly-Mae Wotherspoon dog death: Officer failed to take action, despite RSPCA concerns

    Martin Heath

    BBC Radio Northampton

    An investigation has found a police officer failed to take appropriate action about a dangerous dog which went on to kill a six-month-old child.

    Molly-Mae Wotherspoon was attacked by a banned American pit bull in October 2014 at a house on Morning Star Road, Daventry, and died from her injuries. 

    Her grandmother Susan Aucott, who was looking after her at the time, and her mother Clare Riley were both jailed for two years yesterday.

    morning star road

    The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) carried out an investigation to examine how much the police knew about the dangerous dog and what was done as a result.

    The conclusions have been revealed this morning. One police officer was found to have failed to take action despite knowing that an RSPCA inspector was concerned about the dog. 

    That officer had a case to answer for misconduct, said the IPCC, adding it had been dealt with by "management action" from Northamptonshire Police.

    We therefore got in touch with the force. A Northamptonshire Police spokesman said the officer in question was given "management words of advice" - the least serious outcome of a disciplinary hearing or meeting - and was given further training.

    Another officer investigated over the incident was found to have no case to answer, but was also given "management words of advice" and taken on further training.

  14. BreakingTrain derailment: Passenger describes incident

    Justin Dealey

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    I'm in Kings Langley where passengers have just arrived from the London Midland trains that crashed near Watford this morning. 

    Jessica Long says it's been "awful" and described what happened...

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  15. Women dies in crash on A5

    Andrew Radd

    BBC Radio Northampton

    An 88-year-old woman died in a crash on the A5 yesterday.

    It happened at the Heyford Lane junction near Weedon at about 13:00.

    The victim's car hit a tipper truck which then hit another lorry travelling in the opposite direction. 

    The two lorry drivers were airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.

    Police want to speak to anyone who saw what happened.