Warm welcome home for Royal Lancers

Among the events that have taken place this weekend to mark Armed Forces Day was the return of the 9th/12th Royal Lancers to Northampton

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Man left with broken arm after pub car park attack

Police have launched an investigation after a man received a broken arm after a fight in a Northampton pub car park.

The incident happened outside the Bat and Wickets in Louise Road, close to the Racecourse, at about 3.45pm on Monday.

Three men were involved in the fight. One was left with a broken arm. His black Volkswagen car was also damaged.

Police would like to speak to one of the men who was Asian, about 5ft 10in, heavily built and clean shaven with a bald head.

Witnesses, or anyone with any information, can call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Ashleigh and Pudsey return to region for special screening of first feature film

Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey pose for photographs at the premiere of their new film in London.
Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey attend the premiere of their new film in London. Credit: Press Association Images.

Britain's Got Talent winners Ashleigh Butler and her dog Pudsey were back in the region today to be given the freedom of Wellingborough.

Tonight, they'll head to Northampton for a special screening of the dancing duo's first feature film.

Our reporter Olivia Paterson has been there too.

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Carlsberg shelves plans for distribution centre in Northampton

Bottles of Carlsberg beer.
Carlsberg has announced it is shelving its plans for a national distribution centre in Northampton. Credit: Press Association Images.

A major brewer has shelved plans to build a new national distribution centre in Northampton.

Carlsberg had planned to move its current centre from Swan Valley to the town's Brackmills Industrial Estate.

A spokesman for the company said the decision not to continue with the relocation plan was down to commercial considerations.

Britain's Got Talent's Ashleigh and Pudsey to get freedom of town

Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey pose for photographs at the premiere of their new film in London.
Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey attend the premiere of their new film in London. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Britain's Got Talent winners Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey will be given the freedom of Wellingborough today.

The dancing duo have been jet-setting around the world after their success in the ITV show in 2012.

On Sunday, they attended the premiere of their new film Pudsey The Dog: The Movie.

It has a special screening in Northamptonshire tonight.

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Northampton family desperately try to raise funds to bring home their critically ill father

A family from Northampton are desperately trying to raise funds to bring their critically ill father home from the Philippines. 66 year old Peter Robinson is paralysed, and only able to blink, after suffering a massive stroke.

He does not have medical insurance, and his daughters say the hospital, near Manila, will not discharge him unless they pay bills of tens of thousands of pounds. They will need another £19,000 to fly him home.

Northampton's very own 'Boris bikes' scheme to launch

'Boris bikes' parked at a station in central London.
'Boris bikes' parked at a station in central London. Credit: PA

A bicycle hire scheme similar to London's 'Boris bikes' launches in Northampton this morning.

Set up by the County Council, the £150,000 initiative called 'Cycle Connect' will provide 50 bikes for hire from 10 sites.

It's hoped it'll be a convenient and sustainable way to travel around the town.

Plans to turn Northampton's old Greyfriars Bus station into a shopping and leisure complex revealed

Greyfriars Bus station.

Plans have been revealed to turn Northampton's old Greyfriars Bus station into a shopping and leisure complex in the town.

The four acre site is being demolished ready to be marketed to potential developers by the end of the year.

Northampton Borough Council will take charge of Greyfriars after ending a prior joint redevelopment agreement with Legal and General.

Council bosses say they will now apply for planning permission and if successful work could start next autumn.

Sale of statue prompts massive row

The auction of a small Egyptian statue has prompted a massive row in Northampton over its multi million pound sale. The Sekhemka limestone stands just 30 inches high and last night it sold for nearly £16 million - it was only expected to raise £6 million.

The Egyptian ambassador to Britain says if Northampton Museum didn't want it they should have handed it back to his country. Olivia Paterson reports....

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