A former pet shop worker murdered his colleague during a robbery and later confessed to the killing, a court heard.Read the full story ›
Northampton has been celebrating the Chinese New Year at the town's Market Square.
Organised by the Northamptonshire Chinese Society with support from the borough Council, the event involved a mix of traditional entertainment including dragon and lion dances, acrobats and martial arts demonstrations.
It followed the success of Northampton's first-ever Chinese New Year celebration back in 2015, which attracted more than 7,000 visitors.
Counterfeit goods worth up to £35,000 have been seized during a raid at a house in Northampton.
Roy Leah who is 62 of Woodland Close, Duston admitted admitted six offences contravening the Trade Marks Act and was given a fine totalling £1,724 including court costs of £1,060 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court.
Trading Standards say he planned to sell the items which included clothes and perfume in local pubs.
- 31 Jo Malone Candles
- 18 Bottles of perfume
- 13 pouches of tobacco
- 70 Designer coats
- 29 Football shirts
"This is a great result for our Trading Standards team and it demonstrates that unlawful trading will not be tolerated in Northamptonshire. I would urge people not to buy counterfeit goods and only use reputable traders. It may be tempting to buy what appear to be authentic items at a low price, but if it seems too good to be true, it probably is."
The historic Delapre Abbey in Northampton is undergoing a multimillion pound restoration to become a tourist attraction.Read the full story ›
Specialist divers searching a lake for clues to help solve the murder of pensioner David Brickwood have found a "number of items".Read the full story ›
Police are appealing for help to find a missing woman with links to Northampton and Cambridge.
Sophie Davis, 22, was last seen in Coventry at the start of December.
She is described as white, of large build, with very long brown hair.
Officers are keen to speak to Sophie or anyone who might know of her whereabouts. They want to know whether she is safe and well.
The trial of a man and woman charged with more than 100 offences - including multiple counts of historical drug and sexual assault offences - is due to begin today.
Northamptonshire Police said 47-year-old Nicholas Taylor, from Northampton, had been charged with 96 counts, including supply of Class A drugs, rape and other sexual offences.
43-year-old Joan Taylor, also from Northampton, is facing 35 charges, including supply of Class A drugs, rape, other sexual offences and being in possession of indecent images.
The trial is due to be heard in front of Judge Nicholas Dean at Leicester Crown Court.
Nearly a year since India Chipchase was raped and murdered after a night out in Northampton, her friend hopes lessons have been learnt.Read the full story ›
A diving team has been called in to search a lake in Northampton in connection with the murder of a pensioner in 2015.Read the full story ›
Six women rescued during raids on brothels by police have been taken to a place of safety.Read the full story ›