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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 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.
Here's Wesley Smith's report:
There is disruption on London Midland train services on the following lines due to trespassers on the line between Northampton and Wolverton.
- Between London Euston and Birmingham New Street
- Between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street
- Between London Euston and Hereford
- Between London Euston and Wolverhampton
Trains across the whole London Midland network are affected. Services may be delayed by up to 45 minutes or cancelled at short notice. Disruption is expected to continue until around 19:00.
Police officers in Northampton are investigating a serious sexual assault that happened in the early hours of this morning in Miller’s Meadow, St Andrew’s Road.
They are searching for a man in connection with the incident, described as slim, white and about 6ft tall with a slim build. If anyone saw a man fitting this description in the area in the early hours of this morning they are asked to contact police.
Officers believe this is an isolated incident and ask people in the area who may have information or concerns to contact them.
Anyone with any information can call Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Local residents have been tweeting their photos of a fire which broke out at a car workshop in Kingsthorpe.Read the full story ›
Local emergency services have been providing updates on the development of a fire in Kingsthorpe.
East Midlands Ambulance service told ITV News Central that they were called to the scene but that there were no patients requiring treatment.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area of Ruskin Road, Kingsthorpe following a fire at a garage this afternoon: http://t.co/DnUzQceav9
Ruskin Road remains closed following fire. Other road closures have now been lifted.
Firefighters are this afternoon at the scene of a fire in the Kingsthorpe area of Northampton. Smoke has been seen billowing over the area. People are being told to avoid the Harborough Road area
A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a pensioner whose body was found in a Northampton pet shop more than 20 years ago.
Stuart Jenkins, 39, of Ossett, West Yorkshire, spoke only to confirm his name and enter a not guilty plea during a short hearing at Northampton Crown Court.
The body of 76-year-old Arthur Brumhill was found in the basement of Denton's pet and garden shop in Wellingborough Road on January 22 1993.
Jenkins was charged in May this year with his murder after officers from Northamptonshire Police reviewed the case.
He will next appear at court in December with a trial starting next spring.
Two lanes are closed and there's queueing traffic due to smoke blowing across the road and car fire on the M1 Northbound between Newport Pagnell Services and Junction 15 A45 / A508 (Northampton).
A car caught fire on the hard shoulder just north of the Newport Pagnell services.
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