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Plans for the site of the demolished Northampton bus station

There are plans to develop the site of the former Greyfriars bus station in Northampton. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Plans are being made in Northampton to use the now cleared site of the old Greyfriars bus station in the town.

It's a question many people who live and work in Northampton have been wondering since the building, regarded by many as an eyesore, was demolished back in March.

Work to clear the site is now complete and it's planned replace it with what's being called a "once in a generation opportunity to transform the area".

Woman 'strangled' by 6ft 8in man in Northampton street

The incident happened between 6pm and 9pm on Thursday July 23. Credit: PA

Police have asked for anyone who may have seen an alleged assault where a woman was held around her throat and 'strangled' in a Northampton street to come forward.

The incident happened between 6pm and 9pm on Thursday July 23 in St Leonard's Road, Far Cotton.

The woman was apparently approached by the man who grabbed her by the throat. A member of the public then intervened.

The man was 6ft 8in tall and had short dark hair.

Witnesses, or anyone who knows anything about this incident, are being urged to call Northamptonshire Police on 101.


"Huge interest" in former Greyfriars bus station site after rubble is cleared

Northampton's Greyfriars bus station was demolished but has now been cleared. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Thousands of tonnes of rubble created when Northampton's Greyfriars bus station was demolished has now been cleared.

The building was brought down in less than 9 seconds, in a controlled explosion in March.

Northampton Borough Council says the site can now be sold to a developer, for retail and leisure use.

"I already know that there's huge interest in the site.

It's four acres of really premium site, so we've got to find something that's absolutely the right thing for Northampton town."

– Jo Lappin, Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership

White coats return for doctors so patients can spot them

Northampton Hospital now has doctors in white coats so patients can can spot them. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two out of three patients at one of the region's major hospitals say they've no idea whether or not they've seen a doctor during their visit.

It's prompted managers at Northampton General to have a rethink and turn back the clock to the days when doctors wore white coats.

They've been updated to allay fears about hospital infection rates and are being introduced alongside a new policy where staff introduce themselves to patients.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Wesley Smith

Campaigners call on David Cameron in fight to stop export of Sekhemka statue

The Sekhemka statue.

Campaigners fighting the export of a statue sold by Northampton Borough Council have called on David Cameron to prevent it leaving Britain.

The Egyptian statue of Sekhemka was sold by the authority for nearly £16 million pounds to a foreign buyer last summer - but a temporary export ban was later put in place.

Campaigners have asked the prime minister to intervene "urgently" before the ban expires on Wednesday.

Read more on the Egyptian statue of Sekhemka


Thousands head to classic car rally

More than 100,000 people are visiting Silverstone to see the world's biggest classic car festival.

On the 25th anniversary, they're predicting over 10,000 classic cars will be there over the three day event. (24th-26th July)

A crew from ITV news Anglia were lucky enough to spend a day at the show. Jonathan Wills took a trip down memory lane in three of the finest examples of classic motors.

Celebration event for Northampton's market place

Northampton's market place is one of six venues chosen to host a special roadshow today.

It's part of the National market Traders' Federation, 'Making Markets Matter' event which organisers say will create a 'festival atmosphere'.

The aims of the roadshow are to raise public awareness of the great benefits of market shopping, encourage more shoppers to shop local and support their local market and attract new traders.

The market team will be on hand to talk to budding entrepreneurs considering becoming a market stall holder.

"Making Markets Matter is a great campaign that demonstrates the importance of local markets, both to our economy and our sense of community. The roadshow promises to be a fun day for all the family and a busy one for the traders. There will be plenty of entertainment and I really hope people will come along and join in the celebration."

– Cllr Jonathan Nunn, Northampton Borough Council

The Making Markets Matter roadshow is at the Market Square in Northampton today from 10am to 3.30pm.

Teenager stabbed during fight in Northampton

St James Park Road in Northampton. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A teenager has been arrested after another young man was stabbed in Northampton.

Police were called to St James Park Road at about 3am following reports of a fight.

They found a 19-year-old with knife wounds.

He was then taken to hospital where his injuries are described as serious, but not life-threatening.

Another 19-year-old has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently being questioned.

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