History is in the making today with the launch of the UK's first ever women's professional cycle tour, to be hosted by the East in May.
Bus users in Northampton have had their first chance to look round the town's new North Gate bus station.
A report has found serious failings by health professionals who missed opportunities to save a baby girl killed by her father.
Britain's last circus elephant, who was filmed being beaten in a barn in Polebrook near Peterborough, is getting a new enclosure at Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire.
Undercover campaigners filmed Anne the elephant's groom at the circus beating and abusing her with a pitchfork.
Her new home got the go ahead following a two day seminar with elephant sanctuary experts, animal welfare groups and vets.
Investigations will continue today into a fatal fire at a disused hotel in Wellingborough near Northampton.
A 48-year-old man was pronounced dead after emergency services were called to the property in Midland Road at about 9am on Tuesday.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
She was the country's last circus elephant. Undercover filming showed how Anne had a terrible life - being attacked by her groom.
Now she has a much happier existence at Longleat Safari Park - and it's about to get a little more comfortable. A new home is being built for Anne to live out her days. Our Wiltshire Correspondent Robert Murphy reports.
Wellingborough MP Peter Bone has called on the Prime Minister to speed up the decision on a £50 million retail development in Northamptonshire.
Last month the Government delayed the decision on whether or not to approve the Rushden Lakes development.
The proposals, which include shops and leisure facilities, have already been agreed by East Northamptonshire Council but the final decision rests with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
Speaking in the House of Commons, Peter Bone MP asked the Prime Minister:
"I've never known of a development that has so much public support. Could the Prime Minister use his best efforts to ensure that the outcome of the public inquiry is announced as soon as possible?"
In response, David Cameron said:
"I know my honourable friend campaigns vigorously for his constituents and for local businesses and for job-creating developments like this one.
"As I'm sure he is aware, I'm not able to get involved in specific planning decisions but I understand that a decision on this application will be made as soon as possible."
Top motorcycle racer Maria Costello will be aiming to inspire teenage girls in Northampton to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths when she visits them today.
The former world record holder, who was born in the town, is due to speak at the University of Northampton's Girls Going Global event as part of International Women's Day.
Northamptonshire Police have been criticised for the way they handled a domestic abuse case which ended with the death of an elderly woman
Today an inquest found that 75 year old Mavis Clift had been unlawfully killed in a fire started by her daughter's estranged husband. The hearing was told the police had been repeatedly told about his campaign of harassment and threats to kill.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission found there were 'a significant number of failings' by Northamptonshire police, who say they have made changes in the way they deal with such cases. Russell Hookey reports
Vandals targeted 11 cars in a Corby street in one night, scratching the vehicles and carving obscene words into the paintwork.
The cars were damaged in Rowlett Road, Corby sometime during the evening of Thursday 20 February or in the early hours of the following day.
PC Charlotte Freer who is investigating the incident, said:
“These attacks have caused these motorists a lot of distress and will cost them a lot of money to put right. I would urge anyone who knows anything about them to come forward.”
The cars were all either parked in Rowlett Road or in driveways off the street.
Anyone with information can call Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
The inquest into the death of a Northamptonshire woman is expected to conclude today.
Mavis Clift, who was 75, died in house fire started by her daughter's estranged husband on New Years Day 2008. Paul Barber, who had been charged with the murder, died in prison the following year from natural causes while on remand in connection with the killing.