Two sisters from Northampton have flown to the Philippines to bring home their seriously ill father, who had a stroke there in June.
A family looking for a bone marrow donor for their seriously ill son will hand out a thousand spit-kits at the Northampton Balloon Festival
A family from Northampton are desperately trying to raise funds to bring their critically ill father home from the Philippines.
Two people who murdered a man in a Northampton churchyard have been jailed for more than 40 years between them.
The pair targetted Jamie McMahon as he made his way home from a night out with friends last October.
The court heard how Mr McMahon was targetted for no other reason than to steal from him. His killers- 20 year old Mark Lewis and 33 year old Michael Francis- got away with just £20 and a mobile phone.
Two men have been jailed for the murder of man in a Northampton churchyard last year.
Mark Lewis and Michael Francis were sentenced to over 40 years between them for killing Jamie McMahon.
Mr McMahon was attacked by the pair in the St Giles churchyard after a night out with friends last October.
– Detective Inspector Louise Hemingway
We are pleased with the significant jail terms handed down to Lewis and Francis. They are both extremely dangerous individuals who targeted a young man who was on his way home from an evening out with friends, for no other reason than to steal from him. Hopefully these lengthy prison sentences will provide some closure to Jamie’s family, who have been left heartbroken by this senseless murder.”
Breaking News: Two men have been jailed for the murder of Jamie McMahon in a Northampton churchyard in October 2013.
Mark Lewis, aged 20, has been jailed for a minimum of 20 years, 8 months for robbery and murder.
Michael Francis, aged 33, has been jailed for minimum 26 years for robbery and murder of Jamie McMahon.
Two men are due to be sentenced today for the murder of a 26-year-old man in a Northampton churchyard.
Jamie McMahon was attacked at St Giles' Church in the town after a night out with friends in October last year.
Michael Francis, 33, was found guilty of murder and robbery following a trial at Northampton Crown Court.
Nineteen-year-old Mark Lewis pleaded guilty to the same offences.
Plans to build a three hundred and thirty million pound campus at the University of Northampton have been approved by the council. The new campus will be based in the Waterside Enterprise Zone. The student accommodation will contain 1,500 beds and a visitors' hotel with 150 bedrooms. Building work is forecast to finish in time for the arrival of new students in September 2018.
Here's Russell Hookey's report:
Police have launched an investigation after a man received a broken arm after a fight in a Northampton pub car park.
The incident happened outside the Bat and Wickets in Louise Road, close to the Racecourse, at about 3.45pm on Monday.
Three men were involved in the fight. One was left with a broken arm. His black Volkswagen car was also damaged.
Police would like to speak to one of the men who was Asian, about 5ft 10in, heavily built and clean shaven with a bald head.
Witnesses, or anyone with any information, can call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Britain's Got Talent winners Ashleigh Butler and her dog Pudsey were back in the region today to be given the freedom of Wellingborough.
Tonight, they'll head to Northampton for a special screening of the dancing duo's first feature film.
Our reporter Olivia Paterson has been there too.
A major brewer has shelved plans to build a new national distribution centre in Northampton.
Carlsberg had planned to move its current centre from Swan Valley to the town's Brackmills Industrial Estate.
A spokesman for the company said the decision not to continue with the relocation plan was down to commercial considerations.
Britain's Got Talent winners Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey will be given the freedom of Wellingborough today.
The dancing duo have been jet-setting around the world after their success in the ITV show in 2012.
On Sunday, they attended the premiere of their new film Pudsey The Dog: The Movie.
It has a special screening in Northamptonshire tonight.