A man from Northampton has appeared in court accused of climbing on to the roof of the Palace of Westminster.
Braydon Anderson allegedly caused £20,000 of damage by breaking a stained glass window, 11 other windows, an ornamental crown and a CCTV camera.
A security alert was sparked when a man was spotted on the roof of the Houses of Parliament late on March 7. He engaged police in an eight-hour stand-off before being arrested at 5.15am the following day.
Anderson, 23, of Portland Place in Northampton, is charged with criminal damage and trespass on a protected site.
Dressed in a grey tracksuit he appeared at London's Southwark Crown Court and spoke only to confirm his name.
Anderson was remanded in custody and is next due to appear in court on June 2 for a plea hearing.
Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to in connection with a knifepoint robbery in Northampton.
At about 7.30pm on February 3, a man was walking along Mill Lane in Kingsthorpe towards the Cock Hotel.
He was approached by two strangers who threatened him with a knife and demanded that he hand over his bank cards and PIN numbers.
The two men then ran away.
The cards stolen from the man's wallet were later used at the nearby Asda store in Thornton Road, Kingsthorpe, to buy a number of expensive electrical products.
Comedian Alan Carr has been taking a sardonic stance on the demise of Northampton's Greyfriars bus station this morning.
Carr - who grew up in Northampton - marked the occasion with a series of funny tweets.
Northamptonians can you help? Just had a tweet saying Greyfriars Bus Station is going to be demolished this weekend is this true?
Obviously I don't care about the station being demolished just want to swing in naked on the wrecking ball! No seriously is it?
Don't know how I feel about the demolition of Greyfriars bus station - I used to drink cider in there before I went to Roadmenders. #sobs
What are they replacing Greyfriars with? A trendy wine bar? *rolls eyes and shuffles off in slippers*
Can't believe Greyfriars Bus Station's been demolished - not cos it's an eyesore - I was taking my mum to the caff there for Mother's Day
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People in Northamptonshire are being urged to double-check their Lotto tickets as an unclaimed Lotto jackpot of £2.5 million is believed to belong to a ticket bought in the county.
A National Lottery spokesman said the prize-winning ticket was purchased in the south Northamptonshire area for the draw on February 7.
The six winning numbers were 3, 6, 15, 17, 18, 35 and the Bonus Ball was 22.
The lucky ticket-holder has until August 6, 2015 to claim their prize.
If no-one comes forward then the prize money will go to help National Lottery-funded projects across the UK.
"We're eager to find the mystery ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings - this amazing prize could really make a huge difference to somebody's life. We're urging everyone who bought a Lotto ticket in this area to check their old tickets again or look anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding.
Contractors are making their final preparations to demolish Northampton's old bus station this weekend.
The Greyfriars building will collapse in on itself in a matter of seconds in a controlled explosion.
An exclusion zone will be in place from 6am on Sunday.
Police are warning businesses to be extra vigilant around Northampton after two armed robberies in as many days.
Detectives say three armed men went into the Fox and Hound pub in Harlestone in the early hours of Saturday 7th March and stole property.
They are linking the robbery with a second at Buddies New York cafe in Upton on Thursday 5th March.
Police are asking businesses to be extra vigilant around opening and closing times. Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was attacked in three separate locations in Northampton.
The 18 year old was assaulted as she walked along St Gregory's Road, Grange Road and then Broadmead Avenue in the town. Police say are looking for a man who was riding a green mountain bike.
It happened at around 3.30 in the afternoon on Tuesday 3rd March.
Police say the man is described as:
- White and in his 20s
- About 5ft 10ins tall and of slim build
- Brown hair and a beard
- Was wearing a blue top, blue jeans and a blue cap
Police would like to speak to any witnesses to the assaults. Anyone with information should call Northamptonshire police on the 101 number.