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Plans for former bus station site go on show

There are plans to develop the site of the former Greyfriars bus station in Northampton. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Proposals for the future of the demolished Greyfriars bus station site in Northampton will be put on display this week.

The iconic building was demolished last year, and the council will put forward two plans for the site - which could include shops, restaurants and housing.


Video shows policeman stabbed with a samurai sword

PC Rob Monk after he was stabbed Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Two Northamptonshire police officers have been nominated for bravery awards after one of them was stabbed through the leg with a samurai sword.

Constables Rob Monk and Gary Liddle were recognised at the national police bravery awards after an incident in 2014 when they were called to a house in Northampton.

When they attempted to enter PC Monk was stabbed through the thigh, just missing a major artery. PC Liddle improvised a tourniquet and rushed his colleague to hospital with the help of other officers

The whole incident was captured on their body cameras:

Farron: Leadsom should be sacked for 'stupid' paedophile comments

Andrea Leadsom is in trouble again. Credit: PA

Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron says new Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom should be sacked after she suggested men shouldn't take on childcare roles in case they are a paedophile.

The controversial comments were made in an interview published in The Times today.

"Your odds are stacked against you if you employ a man", she told the newspaper.

"We know paedophiles are attracted to working with children. I'm sorry but they're the facts."

The South Northamptonshire MP was promoted to the cabinet yesterday by her former rival for the Conservative leadership Theresa May, but the man in charge of the Lib Dems thinks she should be removed straight away.

Andrea Leadsom has let yet another of her masks slip. I have to admire The Times - journalists are there to hold politicians to account and this interview was clearly a masterclass in doing just that.

These remarks are stupid, ignorant and not ones any minister should be making. Over the last day Theresa May has shown she is willing to relieve ministers of their duties and she must do so again now.

It is inconceivable that somebody who holds such offensive, ignorant views should be sat around the Cabinet table.


20 children wounded following Oundle bus crash

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes

Dozens of school pupils involved in a bus crash in Northamptonshire have been offered counselling.

One child was airlifted to hospital, another suffered a broken arm and more than 20 were left walking wounded after their double decker bus overturned on their way home from school.

Those living close to the crash scene at Cotterstock near Oundle say the junction needs to be made safer.

Police praise community response to Oundle bus crash

A police officer has praised people in Northamptonshire for their help after a bus carrying school children overturned in the county yesterday.

The incident happened yesterday afternoon when the vehicle collided with a car and turned on its side on the Cotterstock Road in Oundle.

49 children from Oundle Primary and the Prince William school were on the bus but no-one was seriously injured.

Inspector Julie Mead says she was grateful so many people helped to make the children comfortable.

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