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'Greatest batsman' Don Bradman video uncovered in attic
The black and white film was shot at Northamptonshire's County Ground in 1934.

Severe accident: A6003 Northamptonshire both ways

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A6003 Northamptonshire both ways severe accident, between Northfield Avenue and Sheep Street.

A6003 Northamptonshire - A6003 Headlands in Kettering closed in both directions between the Northfield Avenue junction and the Sheep Street junction, because of an accident.

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'Dementia friendly' ambulance launched

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

The first "dementia friendly" ambulances in the UK have been launched by East Midlands Ambulance Service.

The four vehicles will be out across Leicestershire and Northamptonshire from Monday.

EMAS has worked with the University of Northampton to make the ambulances less frightening and confusing for people with dementia.

Inside a dementia friendly ambulance
East Midlands Ambulance Service

The window nearest the ambulance stretcher is now covered with a scene containing key points to talk and reminisce about.

Staff will be able to play music from different decades and give patients "twiddlemuffs" – a decorated knitted hand muff.

EMAS responds to emergency calls from 43,000 patients a year who are living with dementia.

There are plans for all 104 ambulances across the two counties to be "dementia friendly" by the end of October.