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  1. Updates for Friday, 11 November 2016
  2. Three people deny murdering Northampton man
  3. 'Poppy man' unveiled for Armistice Day
  4. Body found in Wellingborough 'not suspicious'

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    Severe accident: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

    BBC Travel

    M1 Northamptonshire northbound severe accident, between J15A for A43 and J16 for A45.

    M1 Northamptonshire - One lane blocked and queuing traffic on M1 northbound between J15a, A43 (Northampton Services) and J16, A45 (Daventry), because of an accident.

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  2. Our live coverage across the week

    Regular updates for Northamptonshire have now come to an end for the week - thanks for stopping by. 


    The team returns Monday from 08:00 with more live updates of news, sport, weather and travel for the county.

    Have a great weekend. 

  3. Weather: Dry for most - turning cold

    Dan Holley

    BBC Look East weather

    Dry for much of tonight with clear spells across the region, but cloud will increase with outbreaks of rain arriving from the west later. 

    Chilly initially with temperatures falling to 2C (36F), but turning milder later as the southerly winds strengthen.

    Weather map for Saturday

    Saturday will be rather cloudy and breezy with outbreaks of rain for much of the day, turning drier but quite misty from the west later. 

    Feeling cold in the wind and rain, despite temperatures reaching 9C (48F).

    Visit BBC Weather for more details.

  4. Fourth defendant in murder case fails to appear in court

    A fourth person charged with murdering David Miller in Northampton has failed to appear at Birmingham Crown Court.

    Mr Miller, 56, was found dead at his home in Patterdale Walk last June.

    Three other defendants pleaded not guilty earlier in the day, but Ian Cuthbertson, 50, of no fixed address, did not arrive in court in time.

    The case has been adjourned.

  5. What the papers say...

    Stuart Bailey

    BBC News

    Elsewhere in Northamptonshire today:

    The Northampton Chronicle & Echo reports an 82-year-old woman had her car broken into and her disabled parking badge stolen from a Northampton car park.

    A convenience store in Raunds was robbed by two armed men, says the Northants Telegraph.

    In the Northants Herald & Post there's more on Paralympic swimmer Ellie Robinson's success at the Northamptonshire Sports Awards last night.

  6. Third person denies murdering Northampton man

    Stuart Bailey

    BBC News

    Three people have now denied murdering Northampton man David Miller, who was stabbed and dismembered at his home on Patterdale Walk in June.

    Joseph Catlin, 30, of no fixed address, appeared at Birmingham Crown Court via video link from prison and pleaded not guilty.

    Earlier today, Zena Kane, 36 and Michael Hallett, 58, both of no fixed abode, also entered not guilty pleas.

    Another man, also charged with murder, is expected in court later.

  7. Lewis Hamilton fastest in Brazilian Grand Prix practice

    Andrew Benson

    Chief F1 writer in Austin

    Brackley-based Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton got his critical Brazilian Grand Prix weekend off to the ideal start with fastest time in first practice.

    To take the title fight to the final race, Hertfordshire's Hamilton must stop team-mate Nico Rosberg winning the race on Sunday.

    Lewis Hamilton

    Hamilton was 0.230 seconds quicker than the German, who was only third, the two separated by Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

    Hamilton was 0.096secs quicker than the Dutchman, whose team-mate Daniel Ricciardo was fourth fastest.

    Hamilton was faster on both the medium tyres that the Mercedes drivers ran early in the session - by 0.05secs - and on the softs later on.

  8. Body found in Wellingborough 'not suspicious'

    Stuart Bailey

    BBC News

    Police have confirmed that the death of a man, whose body was found in Wellingborough this morning, is not being treated as suspicious.

    A member of the public made the discovery on a bridge over Harrowden Road just after 06:00.

    A cordon around the area has now been lifted.

  9. A sunny afternoon in Northamptonshire

    Stuart Bailey

    BBC News

    It's Friday afternoon and the county is bathed in sunshine. What more could you ask for?

    BBC Weather Watchers "Seamosknee" and "Blue Shoes 42" have sent us these pics.

    A sunny morning in a field Irthlingborough.
    Image caption: A sunny morning in Irthlingborough
    Autumnal sunshine in Corby
    Image caption: Autumnal sunshine in Corby
  10. Northampton Saints team news

    Graham McKechnie

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    Meanwhile, Sam Dickinson captains Saints for the first time tomorrow for the match against Gloucester in the Anglo-Welsh Cup. 

    Jamie Elliott starts for the first time this season having dislocated his shoulder in pre-season training.

    James Craig is also back from injury to start and Ben Nutley is named on the bench.

  11. Cobblers 'full of confidence' ahead of Gillingham clash

    Stuart Bailey

    BBC News

    Northampton Town return to league action tomorrow with a trip to Gillingham.

    Northampton Town FC logo

    The Cobblers are sixth in the League One table, which manager Rob Page says is a great platform to build on.

    He said: "We've put ourselves in a great position. We've got a tough month coming up but we're looking forward to it. 

    "We've had a bit of a break and we're full of confidence going into the Gillingham game. 

    "We're the second-highest scorers in League One and have been working on getting rid of the silly mistakes that cause us to concede goals."

    The Cobblers will be without midfielder Jak McCourt, who has suffered suspected nerve damage to his neck. 

  12. Northamptonshire Police remembers the fallen

    Stuart Bailey

    BBC News

    Staff from Northamptonshire's emergency services gathered at the police headquarters earlier to mark Armistice Day.

    The service of remembrance at Wootton Hall was led by force chaplain Viv Baldwin. 

    Northamptonshire Police holding a remembrance service at Wootton Hall.

    Wreaths were laid by the police chief constable, police and crime commissioner and chief fire officer.

    Northamptonshire Police holding a remembrance service at Wootton Hall.

    Services were also held at other police and fire stations across the county.

  13. Lewis Hamilton has 'nothing to lose' as he aims to deny Nico Rosberg

    Andrew Benson

    Chief F1 writer in Austin

    Stevenage's very own Lewis Hamilton says he has "nothing to lose" in Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix, as he attempts to stop Brackley-based Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg clinching the F1 title.

    German Rosberg, who has a 19-point advantage, will seal the championship if he is victorious at Interlagos, where he has won the past two seasons.

    Lewis Hamilton

    The Hertfordshire champion has never won in Brazil but clinched his first title here in 2008.

    "I have had lots of experiences here. It's tough to come here and win, that's the goal," said the world champion.

    "I don't really know why I have not won here."

  14. Two deny murdering Northampton man

    Stuart Bailey

    BBC News

    Two people have denied murdering a man who was stabbed and dismembered at his home in Northampton.

    David Miller, 56, was found dead at the property on Patterdale Walk in the early hours of 14 June this year.

    A house on Patterdale Walk in Northampton surrounded by a police cordon.

    Zena Kane, 36, and Michael Hallett, 58, both of no fixed abode, pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder at Birmingham Crown Court this afternoon. 

    They were remanded in custody.

    Another two men, also charged with murder, are expected in court later this afternoon.

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    Severe accident: A5 Northamptonshire both ways

    BBC Travel

    A5 Northamptonshire both ways severe accident, at A43 affecting Jenkinson Road.

    A5 Northamptonshire - A5 in Towcester blocked and very slow traffic in both directions at the A43 junction, because of an accident. Congestion to the Jenkinson Road junction.

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  16. Paralympian Ellie wins county sports award

    Stuart Bailey

    BBC News

    Paralympic champion Ellie Robinson has rounded-off a momentous year by being named Northamptonshire Sports Personality 2016.

    Ellie Robinson

    The 15-year-old, who has a form of dwarfism, won gold at Rio with a Paralympic record in the S6 50m butterfly final.

    She was honoured at last night's Northamptonshire Sports Awards at Sywell Aerodrome. 

    Speaking to us afterwards, she said: "The Sports Personality Award means a lot. It shows that Paralympics is finally getting the recognition it deserves. 

    "I want to thank my school for helping me fit training around lessons. I also want to thank my swimming club who have done so much to help me on the way to Rio."

  17. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

    BBC Travel

    M1 Northamptonshire northbound severe accident, between J18 for A5 and J19 for M6.

    M1 Northamptonshire - Slow traffic on M1 northbound between J18, A5 (Rugby) and J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange), because of an accident involving three lorries earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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  18. Northamptonshire marks Armistice Day

    Stuart Bailey

    BBC News

    Armistice Day services have been held in towns and villages across Northamptonshire. 

    People gathered outside The Cube in Corby for the two minutes' silence at 11:00.

    People gathered at The Cube in Corby for Armistice Day.

    A service was also held at All Saints' Church in Northampton town centre.

    People gathered at All Saints' church in Northampton town centre.
  19. Armistice Day being reflected across the UK

    People have been marking Armistice Day, with services being held across the UK.


    This short video (below) tells you how the tradition of wearing poppies came about, and you can read more about today's ceremonies here.

    Video content

    Video caption: How the poppy tradition began

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