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Boats gather for waterways celebration

Canal boats lining up in Northampton

Boats of all shapes and sizes have been making their way to Northampton this weekend for a major event celebrating the 200th anniversary of the opening of the Northampton canal Arm.

The Arm connected the Grand Union Canal (or Grand Junction as it was then known) to the Nene in Northampton, creating a route to the East Anglian waterways and the Wash by water.

The 200th anniversary event

The Arm replaced an earlier horse drawn railway between Gayton Junction and an unloading point at Far Cotton where a restored historic crane still stands.

The Arm enabled ironstone and limestone to be carried to local blast furnaces, grain and flour to and from mills along the Nene, coal from North Warwickshire and timber from London's Surrey Docks to Northampton.IWA is holding a major waterways event on the river Nene over the August Bank Holiday Weekend in 2015.

The event was opened by actor Timothy West and his wife, Fawlty Towers star Prunella Scales. The couple present a television series on canal boat journeys.

Timothy West and Prunella Scales at the opening ceremony


Northamptonshire shock Bears to reach T20 final

The teams shake hands at the end of the match Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Northamptonshire Steelbacks produced a stunning bowling performance to shock the Birmingham Bears in the first semi-final of the T20 Blast competition at Edgbaston.

Four early wickets for Northamptonshire slowed Birmingham's hopes for a big early score, with David Willey getting the top three.

Fifty-one from Ateeq Javid helped Birmingham post a respectable score though, with Laurie Evans scoring a quick-fire 18 to total 131 from their 20 overs.

Rory Kleinveldt celebrates the wicket of Tim Ambrose Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Northamptonshire started strongly though, and apart from a slight wobble when a few wickets fell in the middle overs, cruised to the total.

Opener Richard Levi top scored for the Steelbacks, scoring an unveaten 63, with Shahid Afridi hitting the winning runs with two overs to spare.

Northamptonshire will take on either Hampshire or Lancashire in this evening's final.


Body found in Stourport-on-Severn

A man's body has been found on a road in Stourport-on-Severn in the early hours of the morning.

It's thought the man was dragged down the road by a vehicle Credit: Google Street View

Police are appealing for anyone to come forward with information after the body of the 36-year-old was discovered on Hillary Road just before 4am.

Paramedics declared the man dead at the scene, and police say early indications suggest he had been struck by a vehicle

It would appear that the man has been hit by a vehicle and dragged some distance down the road. He received multiple injuries consistent with this.

While the investigation is in its early stages, I would say it extremely unlikely that the person driving the vehicle would not have realised they had hit something, so I would appeal to the driver of that vehicle to contact us immediately.

There are signs that damage was caused to the vehicle involved so I would encourage anyone who spots a damaged car in the area to contact us so we can carry out enquiries.

The last sighting of the man was at 11.30pm last night and his body was discovered at around 4am this morning. This is the timeframe we are currently looking at and we will be carrying out enquiries to identify vehicles in the area at this time.

I would appeal for anyone with information to contact us as soon as possible."

– Detective Chief Inspector Neil Austin, West Mercia Police
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