Residents win rumble strip battle

People living on one Northampton street have won a 3 year battle to get the road resurfaced because the current one makes too much noise.

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Daughter's 36 year search for missing dad leads to Northampton shelter

A woman is hoping that she could soon be reunited with her long lost father in Northampton.

Adele Greenacre was just a baby when her dad Derek disappeared in 1978 but now she hopes she can trace him after rumours he could be staying at a homeless shelter in the town.

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Northampton couple fear they could be locked up after losing their battle against extradiction

A couple from Northampton say they're frightened of being locked up in an American jail if they lose their battle against extradition to the US on fraud charges.

Paul and Sandra Dunham deny embezzling more than a million dollars in a work expenses fraud, but lost their appeal against extradition this week.

The couple now want to take their case to the European Court of Human rights.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Emily Knight

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MP Andrea Leadsom offers support to Northampton couple facing extradition

Andrea Leadsom, MP for South Northamptonshire, has offered her support to a couple from Northampton who are fighting extradition to the US.

Paul and Sandra Dunham could be extradited to America over an alleged work expenses fraud.

Mrs Leadsom wants to ensure that if the couple are extradited, every effort is made to ensure that their pre-trial treatment by the American authorities is fair and proportionate.

“I am extremely concerned that the treatment of suspects extradited from the UK to the U.S. appears to bear little resemblance to the pre-trial treatment of citizens here, despite claims by U.S. officials that our systems are essentially the same under the current extradition treaty.

“The point at issue is that the presumption of ‘innocent until proven guilty’ must not be simply ignored due to budgetary or political considerations.”

– Andrea Leadsom, MP for South Northamptonshire

Read more: Northampton couple ask for 14 days grace to prepare application

Northampton couple fighting extradition ask for 14 days grace to prepare application

Paul and Sandra Dunham.

A couple from Northampton fighting extradition to the US have asked the government for 14 days grace to prepare an application to the European Court of Human Rights.

Paul and Sandra Dunham, who deny embezzling more than a million dollars, have been refused permission to appeal to the Supreme Court and could be extradited at any time.

Education Secretary promotes political engagement for teens

It was anything but an ordinary Friday for students at an academy in Northampton today.

The Education Secretary paid staff and students a visit.

Michael Gove told our Education Correspondent Elodie Harper that engagement in politics among our young people needs to be better encouraged.

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

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Campaigners hand in petition against plans to bring traffic back to Northampton street

Traffic could be brought back to Abingdon Street.
Traffic could be brought back to Abingdon Street. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Northampton Borough Council has been handed a petition with more than a thousand signatures from people objecting to plans to bring traffic back to parts of Abington Street.

The idea is part of a multi-million pound regeneration scheme which it's claimed will encourage more shops and businesses into the area which is currently pedestrianised.

Bird injury blow for Northants

Jackson Bird. Credit: PA Images

Northamptonshire are hoping to sign a replacement for Jackson Bird following confirmation that the Australia Test seamer will be unavailable this season because of his back injury.

Bird has suffered a recurrence of the problem which restricted him to just one first-class appearance since last summer's Ashes Test at Chester-le-Street.

The 27-year-old will therefore be unable to feature, as had been planned, in the first six LV= Division One County Championship matches of the season for promoted Northamptonshire.

A club statement added:

"Over the weekend, we have made an offer to another overseas bowler with Test Match experience and we hope we are at advanced stages of securing a signed contract for that player to join us from the start of the season, for both LV= County Championship and NatWest T20 Blast cricket."

Bangladeshi community celebrates Independence Day

Children in traditional dress
Children mark Bangladesh's Independence Day in Northampton. Credit: ITV Anglia

The 43rd Independence Day of Bangladesh has been marked with singing and a special ceremony in Northampton.

Girls in traditional dress waved the Bangladeshi flag and sang the country's national anthem. Organisers say it's important for youngsters to learn about their identity and roots.

Children with pumpkins
Independence Day celebrations in Northampton Credit: ITV Anglia

Campaigners to protest against plans to 'de-pedestrianise' part of Northampton

Campaigners say they'll gather in Northampton Town Centre tomorrow to protest against council plans to allow traffic back into Abington Street.

It is part of a multi-million pound regeneration scheme which it's claimed will encourage more shops and businesses into the area which is currently pedestrianised. But opponents say public funds could be better spent.

Click below to watch a report by Russell Hookey.

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