Police and homeless charities in Northampton have a hard-hitting message for shoppers, telling them they are "killing with kindness" by giving money to beggars.
The campaign, launched in Northampton town centre, hopes to raise awareness that much of the money given to people on the street is used to fund drink or drug habits. They say money should be given to homeless charities rather than individuals.
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The building locals described as the Mouth of Hell will find new life as materials for roads and pavements.
Greyfriars bus station in Northampton may have been demolished - but most of it will get used again.
The building was reduced to 22 thousand tonnes of rubble when it was demolished in March.
Contractors say they expect to recycle about 97% of the materials - crushing stone, concrete and bricks up to go into hard-standings, paths and roads.
The site is due to be cleared and levelled at the end of July.
A dad from Northampton says he has been let down by the Government after a hospital gave him blood contaminated with hepatitis C.
Matthew Harris who is a haemophiliac and needs the clotting agent Factor 8 contracted the disease at birth.
He was one of thousands of patients who were either infected with hepatitis or HIV in the 70s and 80s.
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A man was punched in the face, and had his phone and wallet stolen, in a knifepoint robbery in Northampton.
He was walking home through Dallington Park at about 10.20pm on Saturday the 28th of March when two men approached him on Harlestone Road near The Avenue.
One of the men told him to hand over his wallet and phone. When he refused, the robber punched the man in the face and pulled out a knife. The other man then hit him in the back of the head, knocking the victim to the ground.
Police describe the men as both white and in their early twenties. One had short cropped ginger blonde hair, and was of average build and about 5ft10 tall. He had a Northampton accent and was wearing light coloured clothing. The second man had slightly longer hair and wore dark clothing.
A Northamptonshire police officer has appeared at court charged with the murder of his wife.
Adrian (also known as Otis) Goldsmith appeared at Northampton Crown Court via a video link and was remanded in custody.,
The 49 year old was arrested last Thursday, 26th March, after the body of his wife Jill Goldsmith, 49, was found at their home in Wootton Hall Park, Northampton.
A post mortem examination conducted at Leicester Royal Infirmary concluded that Mrs Goldsmith died as a result of a head injury.
A woman found dead in Northampton has been formally identified as 49-year-old Jill Goldsmith.
She was found dead in Wootton Hall Park on Thursday March 26.
Otis Goldsmith, aged 49, has been charged with her murder and is due to appear before Northampton Crown Court on Tuesday, 31 March.
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A serving Northamptonshire Police Officer who was arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife has been named as Police Constable Otis Goldsmith.
He has served in the force for 28 years.
The East Midlands Special Operations Unit will lead the investigation and around 50 officers will be working on the case.
No officers from Northamptonshire will be involved.
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"I can now confirm that the man arrested was Police Constable Otis Goldsmith.
He's an off-duty officer for Northamptonshire Police.
Otis Goldsmith has served for more than 28 years. What has happened has understandably shocked and upset people within the local community and I would like to offer our sincere condolences to all those affected."
A post mortem will be carried out at Leicestershire Royal Infirmary at 2pm today.
Police have cordoned off a house in Northampton after a serving Northamptonshire Police officer was arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife yesterday.
The 49-year-old, who was off-duty at the time, was arrested after an emergency call to a house in Wootton Hall Park which is close to the force's headquarters.
The murder investigation will not include anyone from Northamptonshire Police.
No details have yet been released about the victim.
The officer remains in custody.