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Engineers admit that they may never know what caused Northampton hole

The hole appeared in Earl Street on Thursday afternoon.

Engineers trying to repair a large hole that has appeared in Northampton town centre say that they may never know what caused it.

The hole opened up on Earl Street on Thursday afternoon.

It's about eight foot wide and fifteen foot deep.

Anglian Water, who are working on the hole, say that they are hoping that the road will be opened again by the end of next week.

"We are no closer to knowing what caused it and we may never know.

Movement in the ground can cause pipes to burst, so this may have been the trigger, or vice versa.

With the water washing away the ‘evidence’ it can be hard to tell. Suffice to say our priority is returning things to normal for customers and road users, and we’re sorry for any inconvenience."

– Emma Staples, Anglian Water


Apple thrown at van cracks windscreen on A11

Officers are appealing for information after a van windscreen was damaged on the A11 at Wymondham in Norfolk.

It happened around 5.10pm on Monday 13 April as the white VW Caddy van travelled southbound close to the Hethel and Wymondham turn off.

The police say an unknown person or persons are believed to have been seen throwing apples at the traffic from the side of the road causing the van's windscreen to crack.


Nelson or Erpingham? Which should be Norfolk's most famous?


Horatio Nelson is Norfolk's most famous son - but what about Sir Thomas Erpingham? Some say he was just as important because he helped win the Battle of Agincourt - arguably one of the greatest English military victories over the French. It's 600 years since that great triumph and the Norfolk village named after him is making sure their hero is being remembered as Natalie Gray reports:

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