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Kingsthorpe 'smart corridor' scheme will not start until late 2018 at least

Plans to establish a so-called "smart corridor" to ease traffic in Kingsthorpe are unlikely to start until late 2018 when planning sweetener funds become available.

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Barham was working at the Northampton offices of Capita when he made the comments.

Northampton benefits assessor who called claimant 'too fat' given five-year caution

A disability benefits assessor from Northampton who said a claimant was "too fat" to wipe her bottom has been given a five-year caution.
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Billing Road crossroads.

Gas works at Northampton crossroads will be delayed until October after hitting 'unexpected' difficulties

A company has apologised to motorists after extending a set of gas works until October, two weeks after the original deadline.
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Barham was working at the Northampton offices of Capita when he made the remarks.

Northampton benefits assessor found guilty of calling claimant 'too fat' and faces ban

A disability benefits assessor from Northampton who said a claimant was “too fat” to wipe her bum faces a ban from the profession.

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People pulling suitcases alongside stationary traffic

UPDATED WITH PICTURES OF THE SCENE: Witness describes 'suspicious object' causing M1 delays near Northampton

A motorist has given some details about the object police are dealing with under a bridge between junctions 15 and 14 of the M1.

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The southbound carriageway opened last night at about 10.30pm.

UPDATE: Bin-liner that kept the M1 in Northamptonshire shut for NINE HOURS contained 'highly corrosive material'

The southbound carriageway of the M1 reopened last night after a suspicious object was found between junction 14 and 15.
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Cars are now being allowed to pass the scene on the northbound side.

Chemical filled bin-liner dumped on the M1 near Northamptonshire was not a terror attack

There is no evidence to suggest the suspicious chemical dumped on the M1 was a "terrorist incident" police have confirmed.
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The full list of Ryanair cancellations and what to do if you’re affected

Ryanair have now revealed the full list of cancelled flights for the next six weeks.

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Emergency services at the scene this afternoon (Tuesday, September 19).

Northamptonshire detours now in force after M1 closure

Diversions have now been issued by Highways England after the M1 was shut both ways in Northamptonshire to make way for a bomb disposal team.

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Barham was recorded by an undercover reporter at the Northampton offices of Capita.

Northampton benefits assessor caught calling claimant "fat" faces tribunal

A disability benefits assessor from Northampton told an undercover reporter a claimant was "too fat" to wipe her bum, a tribunal heard.
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A bomb disposal van drives towards the scene on the M1.

M1 closed in Northamptonshire after 'suspicious object' is found under bridge

A major motorway stretch in Northamptonshire has been closed in both directions for most of today after a suspicious package was found under a bridge.
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Far Cotton Food & Wine faces being stripped of its license.

Northampton local shop where illegal worker was found in back shed could be stripped of licence

A Northampton local shop faces losing its licence after it was caught employing a man who was working in the country illegally.
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Popular brand of kids’ water bottles recalled due to choking fears

Popular brand of kids’ water bottles recalled due to choking fears

A popular brand of children’s drinking bottle has been recalled by the manufacturer due to a risk of choking being identified.

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Disney Frozen socks recalled over cancer fears

A line of Disney Frozen socks have been recalled by their manufacturer due to concerns that it may contain a cancer-causing chemical.

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Britain's biggest 'fatberg' weighing a massive 130-tonnes and stretching more than n 850 feet has been lurking under the streets of Whitechapel.

Here’s why you shouldn’t put oil down the sink

Britain’s biggest ‘fatberg’ weighing a massive 130-tonnes and stretching more than n 850 feet has been lurking under the streets of Whitechapel.

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Tesco recalls biscuits due to allergy fears

Tesco recalls biscuits due to allergy fears

Tesco has recalled one of its own brand of biscuits because of allergy fears.

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The old pound coin

There’s only one month left to spend your old pound coins

Look under your sofa, empty your piggy bank and check your pockets – there are only 30 days left to spend the old £1 coin before it becomes worthless.

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All trains to London have been disrupted.

TRAVEL: All trains to London from Northampton station will stop at Milton Keynes following fire

All trains between Milton Keynes and London Euston have been suspended.
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Car manufacturer set to open £6million Daventry state-of-the-art apprentice training facility

Car manufacturer set to open £6million Daventry state-of-the-art apprentice training facility

Volvo has begun training staff members at its new £6million Daventry facility where, in 2020, it intends to accommodate hundreds of apprentices as part of an ongoing recruitment drive.

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Lead brewer John Smith and his team have brewed one of the best beers in Britain according to the editor of the CAMRA Good Beer Guide Richard Protz.

Beer experts raise a glass to Northampton's Phipps Brewery for 'best golden ale in Britain'

A Northampton-brewed ale has been named one of the best beers in the Britain.

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