Towcester in Northamptonshire has become the first horse racing course to be expanded into greyhound racing.Read the full story ›
Pictures and drawings by the notorious Charles Bronson - said to be Britain's most violent prisoner have sold at auction for more than £25,000.
The 200 lots, by Bronson, who was born in Luton, went under the hammer at JP Humbert auctioneers in Towcester earlier this evening.
Selling in two and a half hours the auction attracted buyers from as far away as Japan, America and Canada.
Personal items belonging to the late Ronnie Kray are being auctioned off at Towcester in Northamptonshire at 5pm.
The auction of 150 lots, include a Birdcage from his Broadmoor prison cell along with one of several pieces of original artwork by the notorious prisoner Charles Bronson.
"We've had international interest in Ronnie Kray's glasses, nothing much more personal than a pair of glasses that actually perched on his very nose. Also huge interest in some of his jewellery. His cuff links, he was know as the watch man so we have some very high quality watches including and 18 carrot Longine watch which has already got significant international bids on."
More than 150 possessions owned by the gangster Ronnie Kray will go under the hammer at an auction in Northamptonshire.
The sale includes watches, a birdcage, paintings and letters from his life inside and outside jail.
The auction will be held in Towcester later this month.
Police are appealing for witnesses to crashes involving six vehicles in Northamptonshire yesterday which left one man fighting for his life.
Two separate collisions, each involving one car and one motorcycle, took place on the A5 close to Towcester racecourse at about 12.30pm.
One was on the northbound carriageway while the other was on the southbound side.
The crashes caused two other motorcycle riders to come off their bikes too.
A 33-year-old man, who was riding the black Yamaha FZ6 and crashed with silver Citroen C3 on the southbound carriageway, suffered life-threatening injuries.
Two other riders were also taken to hospital with minor injuries.
The A5 was closed near to the racecourse until about 5.30pm yesterday.
Queueing traffic due to broken down lorry on M1 southbound between J15A A43 / A5123 (Towcester / Northampton Services) and J15 A45 / A508 (Northampton).
Queueing traffic due to earlier overturned vehicle on A43 in both directions between A5 (Towcester) and B4525 (Crowfield). All lanes have been re-opened.
Traffic is queueing on the M1 southbound after an accident involving a lorry and a car at junction 15 (Towcester / Northampton Services).
A temporary speed limit of 40mph is in place. There are delays to Watford Gap Services.
The man responsible for a badly fitted fireplace which crushed to death a four-year-old boy from Northamptonshire has been sentenced in court.
Matthew Green was killed back in 2005 when the 50 kilo structure fell off the wall at his home in Towcester. Today, the company boss was fined £7,500, plus costs - a punishment Matthew's family said was nowhere near tough enough. Watch Matthew Hudson's report:
Slow traffic on M1 Southbound between J15A A43 / A5123 (Towcester / Northampton Services) and J15 A45 / A508 (Northampton).