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    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, between J19 for M6 and J18 for A5.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M1 southbound between J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange) and J18, A5 (Rugby), because of a broken down coach.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  2. Businesses evacuated after Northampton town centre fire

    Fire in Northampton

    There has been disruption in Northampton town centre this afternoon because of a fire at a shop.

    It happened at about 13:30 on Abington Street, close to York Road.

    Smoke filled the Europe Supermarket and rose from the rear of the building. A number of adjoining businesses including a Burger King were forced to close.

    Three fire engines were called and the blaze has now been extinguished.

    No-one is believed to have been injured.

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    Video caption: Brackley prepares for football club's Wembley debut

    The town of Brackley in Northamptonshire is preparing for its football club's first visit to Wembley. The sixth-tier side face Bromley in the Buildbase FA Trophy final on Sunday.

  4. Court delay for man accused over death of two-year-old

    Arthur St

    The latest court appearance of a man accused of murdering a two-year-old boy who was in his care has been adjourned.

    Dylan Tiffin-Brown died in hospital after being found unresponsive at a property on Arthur Street, Northampton, on 15 December.

    A post-mortem examination found he had suffered blunt-force trauma to his abdomen.

    Raphael Kennedy, 31, of Arthur Street, has already pleaded not guilty to murder at the town's crown court.

    A hearing scheduled for today has been postponed until Monday, because the judge is not sitting today.

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    Severe accident: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe accident, between J11 for A361 and J12 for B4451.

    M40 Oxfordshire - Queuing traffic and one lane closed on M40 northbound between J11, A361 (Banbury) in Overthorpe and J12, B4451 (Gaydon) in Warwickshire, because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  6. New village centre and apartments approved following delay

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A new village centre, apartment scheme, retail units and public open space works have been approved for Corby borough's newest village.

    After years of hold ups, Little Stanion will now have a village hall plus shops and play areas after two separate planning applications were approved by Corby councillors on Tuesday.

    The building of amenities for the village off the A43 had stalled several years ago after the developer Silent Pride went into administration.

    The company came out of administration last year and following involvement with the council a new scheme has been created.

    Director of Silent Pride's parent company JME, Civils James Moore, said "We will start work on the first two luxury apartments in August and then start work on the new village hall."

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    Severe accident: A45 Northamptonshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A45 Northamptonshire westbound severe accident, between A509 Wilby Way and B573 Earls Barton Road Great Doddington affecting A5001 Crown Way.

    A45 Northamptonshire - A45 in Wilby closed, delays and queuing traffic westbound between the A509 Wilby Way junction and Great Doddington, because of an accident involving lorry and car. Diversion in operation - Follow the Hollow Triangle. Go via the A509 onto the A4500 through Wilby to rejoin the A45 at Earls Barton. Congestion to Rushden Lakes.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  8. Historic England to help with repairs to Eleanor Cross

    Historic England will contribute towards "urgent conservation work" on Northampton’s Eleanor Cross.

    The 13th Century monument, erected by King Edward I in memory of his wife, will also be added to Historic England's Heritage at Risk Register with the "expectation" that it can be removed again as soon as repairs are complete.

    Eleanor Cross, Northampton

    Campaigners had called for urgent repairs to the cross last year, but at the time neither Northampton Borough Council nor Northamptonshire County Council claimed ownership for Eleanor Cross.

    However, the borough council later said it would make sure the cross on London Road was maintained as an important monument.

    The authority has been working with Historic England for a number of months and an application has also been made by the council for grant funding which will enable the Grade I listed building – also a Scheduled Monument – to be preserved.

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    Severe accident: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe accident, between J11 for A361 and J12 for B4451.

    M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M40 northbound between J11, A361 (Banbury) and J12, B4451 (Gaydon), because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time