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Teenager appears in court charged with murder following Daventry killing

A 17-year-old boy has appeared in court today charged with murder following the death of a teenager in Northamptonshire over the weekend.

Emergency services were called to a house on the Lang Farm Estate in Daventry in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Stanley Harrison, from Daventry, died.

Matthew Hudson sent us this report from outside Northampton Magistrates' Court.

Teenager charged with murder

A teenager has been charged with murdering another teenage boy on an estate in Northamptonshire.

Police were called to a house on the Lang Farm estate in Daventry in the early hours of Saturday 14th June.

The victim has been named as 17 year old Stanley Harrison.

Another 17 year old youth has been charged with murder. He's due to appear before Northampton magistrates court.

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Murder investigation launched following teenagers death in Daventry

Stanley Harrison Credit: Northamptonshire Police

A murder investigation has been launched in Daventry after the death of a teenage boy.

Police were called to an address at the Lang Farm Estate around three am on Saturday 14th June.

The victim has been named as 17-year-old Stanley Harrison from Newbury Close.

A 17-year-old youth is currently in police custody being questioned.

DI Louise Hemingway, from the Major Investigation Team of the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, said they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the teenager’s death.

Walking to school safely: A campaign to lower the speed limit takes to the streets of our region

With more than 2,000 children killed or seriously injured on our roads each year, getting them to school safely is a concern for all parents.

Aound 5,000 children across the region have marched for their right to feel safe on the streets near their schools, and to get the speed limit reduced to 20 in built up areas.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Elodie Harper

Children take the 'walking bus' to school in bid to make the streets safer

Over 5,000 children from across the region have been on a walking bus march.
Over 5,000 children from across the region have been on a walking bus march. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Over 5,000 children from across the region have been on a walking bus march this morning, in a campaign to make the streets safer.

It's part of an initiative by the charity Brake who want to lower the speed limit to 20mph in all residential areas.

The walk is also meant to teach children about road safety and encourage them to be more active.

Belinda Dugdale wants to lower the speed limit around her school to 20mph.
Belinda Dugdale wants to lower the speed limit around her school to 20mph. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"What we're trying to do is encourage cars to slow down," Falconers Hill Junior School teacher Belinda Dugdale said.

"We're trying to tell people that twenty is plenty near our school, and to keep our community safe."

Daventry building gets a secure future

Daventry District Council has agreed to take action to secure the future and restoration of Overstone Hall. Built in 1866, it was badly damaged by fire in 2001 and has continued to decay. The next step will be to acquire the building from its current owners.

Action will also be taken to secure the Weedon Depot Site which dates back to the Napoleonic era.

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New green fuel filling station for lorries

For years scientists have been trying to come up with an environmentally friendly fuel for heavy goods vehicles. One company thinks it has the answer and has the backing of the Government.

Daventry in Northamptonshire has been chosen for the first Bio-LNG filling station, which was officially opened on Thursday and the Transport Minister Norman Baker was there for the official opening.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey:

Ban on feeding the birds in Daventry

It's an issue which divides opinion - the presence of pigeons in our town centres and whether we should encourage them or not. One town in Northamptonshire now wants people to stop feeding the birds.

Daventry District Council wants people to stop throwing food to pigeons because the birds make a mess and their droppings can carry diseases. The council says it's looking at fining people or possible prosecutions.

Cllr Alan Hills said: "The droppings are not just unsightly but they represent quite a health risk if the wind catches them or they become dust."

There are different opinions from shoppers though with some saying they don't mind the pigeons.

Click below to watch Stuart Leithes report:

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