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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire southbound severe disruption, from J11 for A422 to J10 for A43 Brackley.

    M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed on M40 southbound from J11, A422 (Banbury) to J10, A43 (Brackley), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

  2. No progress on site of former Greyfriars bus station

    Craig Lewis

    BBC Northampton Politics Reporter

    Progress on the Greyfriars bus station site in Northampton is no further forward more than three years after the bus station building was demolished.

    The old "brutalist" bus station was knocked down in March 2015 and the following year plans for student and retirement accommodation, flats and leisure facilities were approved.

    Greyfriars site, Northampton

    The development was also supposed to include restaurants, a hotel, a coach station and either a cinema or trampoline centre.

    However, in November last year those plans were scrapped with the council going back to the drawing board.

    No further plans have been produced and the authority says it is currently engaging with developers who continue to show interest in the site.

  3. Second charge over Northampton town centre stabbing

    A second person has been charged in connection with a stabbing in Northampton town centre.

    It follows an attack on a man, in his 30s, in St Katherine's Gardens at about 18:30 on Tuesday, 7 August which left him with serious injuries.

    St Katherine's Gardens, Northampton

    A 17-year-old boy has been charged with committing grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of a bladed article.

    Two weeks ago, a 22-year-old man was charged with the same offences.

  4. In pictures: New University of Northampton campus

    There are now just weeks to go until the University of Northampton begins welcoming students to its new £330m campus in the town.

    Several buildings at the Waterside Campus, less than a mile from Northampton town centre, are already open with the new term beginning for some 15,000 students in late September.

    Waterside Campus, Northampton
    Waterside Campus, Northampton
    Waterside Campus, Northampton
    Waterside Campus, Northampton
    Waterside Campus, Northampton

    The campus at Nunn Mills Road will replace the university's current sites on St George's Avenue and at Moulton Park.

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Northamptonshire northbound severe disruption, from J18 for A428 to J19 for A14.

    M1 Northamptonshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J18, A428 (Rugby) to J19, A14 (Catthorpe Interchange), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Northamptonshire southbound severe disruption, from J18 for A428 to J17 for M45 Dunchurch.

    M1 Northamptonshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J18, A428 (Rugby) to J17, M45 (Dunchurch), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Northamptonshire southbound severe accident, from J17 for M45 Dunchurch to J16 for A4500.

    M1 Northamptonshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J17, M45 (Dunchurch) to J16, A4500 (Daventry), because of an accident.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, between J19 for A14 and J18 for A428.

    M1 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J19, A14 (Catthorpe Interchange) and J18, A428 (Rugby), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Buckinghamshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Buckinghamshire northbound severe accident, from J14 for A509 to J15 for A508.

    M1 Buckinghamshire - An accident on M1 northbound from J14, A509 (Milton Keynes) to J15, A508 (Northampton).

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

  10. Council 'dissatisfied' over closure of tree top walk

    Sarah Ward

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A council leader has written to express his "dissatisfaction" at the closure of a popular visitor attraction at Salcey Forest.

    The tree top walk, which is run by the Forestry Commission, has been closed since May after a safety inspection found maintenance problems with the structure.

    Salcey forest tree top walk

    More than 33,000 people have since signed a petition calling for the attraction to be repaired.

    With the Forestry Commission unsure how long it will be closed, South Northamptonshire Council has agreed for its leader Ian McCord to write to Therese Coffey MP, who has responsibility for forestry at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to "advise her of the dissatisfaction of the council".

    The authority also agreed at a full council meeting last month for the council chief executive to write to their counterpart at the Forestry Commission with a motion slamming the "neglect and inaction" of the Commission.

  11. Have your say on autism strategy

    Sarah Ward

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A new strategy about how people with autism in Northamptonshire are supported has been drawn up.

    The county council is consulting on the strategy which is a redesign of the current service and people have until 5 October to have their say on the proposals.

    Autism spelt out in word blocks with hands placing two puzzle pieces together

    The strategy is a joint initiative between the county council, the Corby & Nene Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and the Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

    It looks at all aspects from diagnosis to support, planning for people's future needs, transitions between stages of life, education, accommodation and employment.

    It is estimated that 9,530 people in the county have autism.

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Northamptonshire northbound severe disruption, at J15 for A508.

    M1 Northamptonshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic northbound at J15, A508 (Northampton), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

  13. Woman waited 17 hours for ambulance crew to arrive

    Nick Smith

    BBC News Online

    Five patients in the East Midlands waited more than 16 hours for an ambulance.

    One 95-year-old woman who had a fall waited more than 17 hours for a crew to arrive.

    The figures come from a BBC report into ambulance waiting times between June 2017 and June 2018.

    Ambulance

    East Midlands Ambulance Service said those who were left waiting were not classed as serious or life-threatening and the bad weather in March caused further delays.

    They added they're now hiring more staff and more ambulances to improve responses.

    In May, the the service requested £20m to help hit response time targets.