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Getting ready for broadcast at Northampton's balloon festival

Aidan McGivern getting ready for tonight's broadcast at 6pm Credit: ITV News Anglia

Here's a quick picture of our weather presenter Aidan McGivern and cameraman Lee Georghiou getting ready for tonight's ITV News Anglia at 6pm.

We will be live at the festival and have a full report from the skies of Northamptonshire too.

Northampton Balloon Festival Credit: ITV News Anglia
The ITV News Anglia team getting ready for broadcast Credit: ITV News Anglia

Up and away for Northampton's Balloon Festival

Thousands of people will head to Northamptonshire this weekend for the 26th annual Balloon Festival. It's the second largest event of its kind in the UK.

ITV News Anglia's Sarah Cooper took a trip up in a hot air balloon. Click below to watch her report over the skies of Northamptonshire.


Tributes to dancer killed in road crash

The performing world has been paying tribute to a dancer from Northampton, who's been killed in a road accident.

Jonathan Ollivier grew up in Northampton, and began dancing when he was seven years old. He became internationally known, dancing some of ballet's most sought-after roles.

The 38 year old, who was married, was on his motorbike in central London when he was in a collision with a car. The driver of the car was arrested, and has now been bailed.

To watch Olivia Paterson's report click below.


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.

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