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Council takes out temporary injunction in dispute over Northampton Town loan

David Cardoza. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Northampton Borough Council have confirmed they've applied for a temporary injunction to stop the wife of former Northampton Town chairman David Cardoza selling her house.

They say they've taken the action as part of their investigation into what happened to a £10.25 million loan they leant to the Cobblers for the building of their new East Stand when Mr Cardoza was in charge.

A hearing is due to take place in Birmingham tomorrow morning.

The Borough Council applied for an interim injunction to prevent the sale of Christina Cardoza’s house. Christina, Anthony and David Cardoza, have been named in the proceedings.

We have taken this action against the Cardozas as part of our pursuit of the £10.25million loan made by Northampton Borough Council to Northampton Town Football Club, of which David and Anthony Cardoza were directors.

The Borough Council took on the right to pursue the debt from the Football Club under the memorandum of understanding signed with the Club’s new owners and we have made it clear that we do intend to take the action needed both to find out what happened and to recover the public money that has not been repaid.

– Northampton Borough Council Spokesperson

Teenage Northampton swimmer smashes butterfly record

Ellie Robinson set a new British record. Credit: British Swimming.

Teenage Northampton swimmer Ellie Robinson has qualified for the Rio Paralympics after setting a new British record at the Para-swimming trials.

14-year-old Robinson, who has a form of dwarfism, clocked 36.70 seconds in her S6 50m butterfly heats, before registering an even better time of 36.34 seconds in the final.

It means she easily achieved the qualification standard required to qualify for September's games in Brazil.

She will now be aiming for the world record of 36.05 which is held by Ukraine's Oksana Khrul.

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Police appeal after forecourt crash leaves paramedic's leg broken

A paramedic suffered a broken leg after he was hit by a car on a garage forecourt in Northampton.

The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday 24 April at the BP garage on Harborough Road in Kingsthorpe. The paramedic's leg was broken in several places.

The driver of the car is described as white, 5ft 10in with a medium to stocky build.

CCTV shows there were customers present at the garage at the time and investigating officers are appealing for them to contact police.

A man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently being held in custody for questioning.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the incident.

Apprenticeship fair being held in Northampton

Apprenticeship fair is to take place in Northampton Credit: ITV News Anglia

Hundreds of schoolchildren across Northampton will be attending an apprenticeship fair in the town today.

The show, thought to be biggest of its type ever held in the country, is taking place at the Royal and Derngate theatre.

Both the Education Secretary Nicky Morgan and the Minister for Apprentices Nick Boles are going too.

Hundreds of schoolchildren aged from fourteen to eighteen and from ten Northampton schools will be attending with more than 35 businesses with apprenticeship vacancies on offer.

A win today could seal the deal for promotion chasing Cobblers

Fans at Sixfields. Credit: Jon Buckle/PA Wire.

Northampton Town could confirm their promotion to League One today.

A win against Bristol Rovers at Sixfields could be enough to seal the deal for the Cobblers who are top of League Two.

It would cement a pretty impressive turn of fate for the club which late last year was on the verge of going out of business.

Rob Halden-Pratt reports.

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Adele says 'hello' to Northampton fan look-alike during concert

Emily and Adele Credit: Emily Bamforth

An Adele fan from Northampton says she was 'shaking like a leaf' when she met her heroine at a concert at The O2 Arena in London.

Emily Bamforth was plucked out of the crowd to snap a selfie with the singer, after a host of concert-goers commented on their likeness.

The moment Emily and Adele met on stage Credit: Emily Bamforth
Emily told ITV News Anglia she was 'shaking like a leaf'. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Honestly I was in awe, just looking at her and she asked me a question, I was just dumbfounded if you like. I was shaking life a leaf honestly, but it was an amazing experience definitely."

– Emily Bamforth

More fans can watch Cobblers promotion charge

New stand opens at Sixfields Credit: PA

More fans will be able to watch Northampton Town's promotion charge after its East Stand was granted a safety certificate.

The stand will be open for the game against Notts County on Saturday - a match which could see the Cobblers clinch promotion.

Chairman Kelvin Thomas told the club's website:

“It’s been a long wait for fans to be able to sit back in the East Stand and we are very pleased to have been able to get this phase of the development completed sooner than expected. It is going to be wonderful to see fans enjoying that stand again and hopefully celebrating the end of this fantastic season."

– Kelvin Thomas

Read more on this story here.

Northampton boss Chris Wilder says 'I chose the wrong side'

Northampton Town boss Chris Wilder said he'd made the wrong team selection for the game against Mansfield.

Town found themselves 2-0 down within 15 minutes and their long unbeaten run ,looked under threat.

But the Cobblers fought back after Mansfield were reduced to ten men to take a share of the points.

Watch Donovan Blake's interview with Chris Wilder below:

Woman's death no longer being treated as murder

A post mortem has now taken place. Credit: ITV Anglia.

The death of a woman in Northampton is no longer being treated as suspicious.

The body was found in a house on Agnes Road, Semilong, on Monday evening (March 21).

Detectives arrested a 41-year-old man from the town on suspicion of murder, but he has since been released.

A post mortem has now taken place and a file is being prepared for the coroner.

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