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Man and woman remanded into custody after being charged with more than 100 offences

A man and woman have appeared in court charged with a total of 105 offences, including the supply of Class A drugs, rape, other sexual offences and being in possession of indecent images.

Nicholas Taylor, 47, of no fixed abode has been charged with 71 offences, including the supply of Class A drugs, rape and other sexual offences.

Joan Taylor, 43, of Lorne Road, Semilong, Northampton, has been charged with 34 offences, including supply of Class A drugs, rape, other sexual offences and being in possession of indecent images.

The couple appeared at Northampton Magistrates’ Court Friday morning and were remanded into custody. They will next appear at Northampton Crown Court on Friday, 19 August.


Police investigate serious fire in Luton

Police investigating the cause of serious fire in Luton are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Between 1.30am and 2.30am on Sunday (17 July), a car caught fire in Redgrave Gardens which then spread into a neighbouring house and garden, causing severe damage.

This was a serious fire causing severe damage to a property and it’s very lucky that nobody was seriously injured. At this stage we are treating the cause of this fire as suspicious and are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward and assist our enquiry.

– Detective Constable Mandy Godfree


Cambridge United land Portsmouth striker McGurk

Adam McGurk has joined Cambridge United. Credit: PA

Cambridge United have signed Portsmouth striker Adam McGurk on a two-year deal.

The 27-year-old only moved to Pompey last summer from Burton Albion but was placed on the transfer list.

Reflecting on last season, we felt that we required more fire power if we are to continue improving and I’m absolutely delighted we have been able to bring in Joe Pigott and now Adam McGurk.

He is a dynamic player in the way that he works his way towards the goal and from looking at his goal scoring attributes, he’s obviously had a lot of success from the middle of the park.

Adam has a flexibility to play in numerous positions, but we have brought him in as a centre forward.

– Shaun Derry, Cambridge United manager

Fire and Rescue service warn about dangers of open water

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue have spoken to ITV News Anglia about the dangers of open water, following the death of a woman in the River Ouse in Bedfordshire.

The river Great Ouse is accessible virtually all along its length.

It was quite challenging getting the rescue boat to the incident.

Crews worked really hard, both the fire service, police and ambulance.

– Derek Hobbs, Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
Earlier today police found the body of a woman in the River Ouse. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Derek Hobbs from Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue said people should avoid open waters, which include rivers, lakes and ponds.

He says it can be the debris under the water that can get some people into trouble.

Crews were out searching for the body in the River Ouse last night. Credit: Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue

Don't swim in the river, don't swim in any lakes, rivers or ponds.

Go to a recognised swimming pool, or outdoor swimming pool in this weather.

It's what's under the water that counts. You may have shopping trolleys and any other debris under the water that can get people into trouble.

– Derek Hobbs, Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
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