People living next to a school in Northamptonshire are piloting a scheme aimed at stamping out inconsiderate parking.
Family and friends have said farewell to a colourful character at the Santa Pod race track in Wellingborough.
Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service is continuing to deal with a major fire at a recycling plant.
A former Mayor of Wellingborough has been convicted of benefit fraud.
Bhupendra Patel, who represents the town's Hemmingwell ward, had admitted falsely claiming incapacity benefit.
He was sentenced to eight weeks in prison suspended for a year. Mr Patel has resigned from the conservative party and there are calls for him to leave the council.
A clear-up has started on one half of a street in Northamptonshire, which was deliberately not cleaned over the weekend. Wellingborough Borough Council wanted to show how much rubbish it has to pick up.
So, while litter was still collected from the south side of Church Street, the north side was left all Saturday and Sunday.
Every year, the council spends more than a hundred-thousand pounds clearing up the streets.
Litter picking is being stopped on one half of a street in Northamptonshire this weekend - to show how much rubbish accumulates when nothing's done to tidy it up.
The council in Wellingborough spends more than £100,000 a year on litter picking, now It wants to encourage people to put more of it in bins.
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Litter picking is being stopped on one half of a street in Northamptonshire - to illustrate how much rubbish council staff have to pick up.
Wellingborough Borough Council spends more than £100,000 cleaning up the streets each year.
Litter will still be picked from the south side of Church Street - but the north side will be left untouched all weekend.
MPs have hit out at the Ministry of Justice's decision to close down Wellingborough Prison.
Kettering MP Philip Hollobone backed his fellow Tory saying:
"Can I gently suggest to you that I think the governmental papers must have got muddled on this particular prison, because it's extremely cost-effective, one of the lowest costs per prisoner across the whole of the prison estate.
"And you say there's lots of money needed to improve the site, but having gone around it myself, I simply don't think that that is the case.
"Can I just urge you to take Mr Bone's advice and look again at this wrong decision?"
Mr Wright said the costs of bringing the prison up to standard were prohibitive, saying it would cost around £50m.
Wellingorough MP Peter Bone has hit out at the decision to close Wellingborough Prison.
He said: "Wellingborough Prison is on a brownfield site, has massive room for expansion; people want an expanded prison there; millions of pounds have been invested in the prison."
He called on Prisons Minister to look again before "making a disastrous mistake".
Prisons Minister Jeremy Wright pointed out that a meeting was already in the diary between himself and Mr Bone, but he would not be swayed with regards to the prison, which closed in December 2012.
MPs have hit out at the Ministry of Justice's decision to close down Wellingborough Prison, calling the move a "disastrous mistake".
Conservative MPs Peter Bone and Philip Hollobone urged the Government to reconsider plans to dispose of the prison, which they described as "cost-effective".
Mr Bone said the decision was "completely and utterly wrong."
Wellingborough MP @peterbonemp says Govt "completely wrong" to sell off Wellingborough prison site
Accident, a cyclist involved, on Gold Street at The Pyghtle.
Slow traffic and partially blocked due to accident, a cyclist involved on A4500 Wellingborough Road Westbound near Meadway.