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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A43 Northamptonshire southbound

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    A43 Northamptonshire southbound severe accident, between B4525 and Northampton Road.

    A43 Northamptonshire - A43 in Crowfield closed and slow traffic southbound between the B4525 junction and Bp roundabout, because of an accident involving two cars. Diversion in operation - Diverting traffic through Brackley.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

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    M1 Northamptonshire southbound severe disruption, at Watford Gap Services.

    M1 Northamptonshire - No fuel available on M1 southbound at Watford Gap Services.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Northamptonshire southbound severe accident, between J17 for M45 Dunchurch and J16 for A45.

    M1 Northamptonshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J17, M45 (Dunchurch) and J16, A45 (Daventry), because of an accident.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A5123 Northamptonshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A5123 Northamptonshire both ways severe disruption, between A5123 East Park Parade and A4500 Lower Mounts.

    A5123 Northamptonshire - A5123 St Matthews Parade in Northampton closed in both directions between The White Elephant and Abington Square, because of The Northampton Carnival. Also affecting A5095 Kingsley Road between The White Elephant and A5101 Park Avenue and A4500 Abington Street between Abington Square and A5101 Park Avenue.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire southbound severe disruption, between J11 for A361 and J10 for A43 Brackley.

    M40 Oxfordshire - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M40 southbound between J11, A361 (Banbury) and J10, A43 (Brackley), because of an overturned vehicle.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Northamptonshire northbound severe disruption, between J15 for A45 and J15A for A43.

    M1 Northamptonshire - Queuing traffic and one lane blocked on M1 northbound between J15, A45 (Northampton) and J15a, A43 (Northampton Services), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Northamptonshire northbound severe disruption, at J15 for A45.

    M1 Northamptonshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic northbound at J15, A45 (Northampton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  8. Man cautioned for damaging swan statue 'beyond repair'

    A man has been cautioned after damaging a wooden sculpture of a swan, which police said was "beyond repair".

    The 24-year-old climbed the structure in Croyland Gardens, Wellingborough, on Wednesday and vandalised it.

    Damaged swan statue.

    PC Andy Stephens, from Northamptonshire Police, said: "This incident really upset the community in Wellingborough and rightly so."

    A spokesman for Wellingborough Borough Council said the sculpture will be cut up and removed. He said the remaining tree stump will be made safe.

  9. Anglian Water pledges to cut plastic pollution

    Anglian Water has made a pledge to help tackle all plastic waste which is not reusable, recyclable or compostable in the East of England by 2030.

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    It said it wanted to create a coalition of businesses, manufacturers and retailers to get rid of single-use plastics and to stop micro-plastics ending up in rivers and seas.

    The scheme was unveiled this morning in Southend, Essex.

    Anglian Water chief executive Peter Simpson said: ”We’ve all seen the huge impact single-use plastics are having on our environment.

    "We know a truckload of plastic is entering our oceans every minute, with rivers and watercourses acting as the highways for plastic waste pollution out to sea."

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Northamptonshire northbound severe disruption, between J16 for A45 and J17 for M45 Dunchurch.

    M1 Northamptonshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J16, A45 (Daventry) and J17, M45 (Dunchurch), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Northamptonshire southbound severe disruption, between J18 for A5 and J17 for M45 Dunchurch.

    M1 Northamptonshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J18, A5 (Rugby) and J17, M45 (Dunchurch), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  12. Traction engine makes trek to air show

    Servicemen and women from RAF Wittering in Cambridgeshire have started an 80-mile road-trip to RAF Cosford in Shropshire on an old steam traction-engine.

    They hope to arrive in time for Sunday's air show.

    Wittering engine

    The Vanguard engine was used to roll runways and they're attempting the journey as part of celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the RAF.