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M1 re-opens after accident closes northbound for 7 hours

M1 northbound in Northamptonshire after accident Credit: ITV News Anglia
Recovery work on the M1 after collision between a car and a lorry Credit: ITV News Anglia

The M1 in Northamptonshire has now fully re-opened after a collision at 4.30am closed the road for around 7 hours.

A man died in the accident between Junction 16 and 18.

There were long delays all morning and traffic was trapped on the carriageway way after the collision.

Delays stretched back to junction 15.

M1 northbound was shut for 7 hours this morning Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police 'concerned' for missing 15-year-old girl

Police say they are growing increasingly concerned for a missing 15-year-old girl from Northampton.

Maria Nicole Ramos Gouveia Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Maria Nicole Ramos Gouveia was last seen in Northampton town centre on Saturday 6 December, where she was due to meet friends.

She made a call during the afternoon to say she was staying with friends for dinner and has not been heard from since.

Police describe Nicole as white, 5ft 5in tall, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Police are urging Nicole, or anyone who thinks they may have seen her or has any information as to her whereabouts, to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

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Licences suspended after street brawl

Two Northampton bars have had their licences suspended after six people were stabbed in a street brawl.

In total, eight people needed hospital treatment after the fight on Bridge Street early yesterday morning. The police say more than fifty people may have been involved.

Northampton Borough Council has temporarily suspended the licences of Nu Bar and Faces Bar, where it is believed some of the fighting broke out.

The council says it will review the suspension after seven days.

“We want people to be reassured that Northampton is a safe and welcoming town. Last night's incident is something that we do not expect to see in our town, and we will make sure that as the licensing authority, we take the appropriate actions to ensure people coming to Northampton are safe as they enjoy their night out.”

– Cllr David Mackintosh, Leader of Northampton Borough Council

Opening date set for new £20million Northampton train station

An opening date has finally been agreed for Northampton's new £20million train station. Credit: ITV News Anglia

An opening date has finally been agreed for Northampton's new £20million train station.

The train operator London Midland announced the news today and say the station will be open no later than January 12.

It follows a meeting yesterday when the town's council leader and local MP demanded answers from Network Rail about why it's taken so long to open.

“Everyone has been extremely patient, and we’ll all be glad to finally see the new station in use.

It is a key gateway to our town, and the kind of facility that rail passengers to and from Northampton have deserved for many years.

It will also be good to get on with demolition of the old station buildings so our plans for the new multi-storey car park can be put into operation.”

– Councillor David Mackintosh, leader of Northampton Borough Council

Police believe as many as 60 people could have been involved in Northampton street brawl

Police say that they believe as many as 60 people could have been involved in the brawl. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police say that they believe as many as 60 people could have been involved in a brawl in a Northampton street earlier this morning

Officers understand that there was initially a fight at the NU Bar in Northampton, before things also got heated in the Faces nightclub later.

At this point, the brawl spilled onto Bridge Street.

Police also say that a lot of people had congregated on the town for a pre-arranged event, with many coming up from London.

Six people were stabbed, while two others were injured.

Three people were taken to a specialist trauma unit in Coventry and the other five were taken to Northampton General.

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Six stabbed in Northampton bar fight

Six men were rushed to hospital after being stabbed during a brawl near a bar in Northampton earlier this morning. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Six men were rushed to hospital after being stabbed during a brawl near a bar in Northampton earlier this morning.

Two others were also injured. Police were called to Bridge Street at 4am after reports of a fight involving several people.

Three men were taken to a specialist hospital unit in Coventry and the other five to Northampton General.

Northampton couple who admit fraud charges await sentencing

Paul and Sandra Dunham.

A couple from Northampton are awaiting sentencing in the US after admitting carrying out a £1 million dollar fraud.

Paul and Sandra Dunham have been told they can't leave Maryland before sentencing on January the 29th.

They had fought extradition for five years, but pleaded guilty to charges of fraud relating to a period of seven years when they worked at American electronics company, Pace Worldwide.

Meeting branded a "waste of time" as opening date for new Northampton train station is still not agreed

Local politicians in Northampton say they're "demanding" to know when the town's new £20million train station will open - after a three-month delay.

The council leader and one of the town's MPs met with Network Rail this afternoon - but they've described the meeting as "a total waste of time", because they still can't agree on an opening date.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Sarah Cooper

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