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Date set for trial of man accused of barmaid murder

A man accused of killing a 20-year-old woman from Northampton is due to stand trial in July.

India Chipchase Credit: Police

Edward Tenniswood, 52, appeared at Northampton Crown Court on Friday charged with the murder and rape of barmaid India Chipchase.

Appearing via video-link, Tenniswood, of Stanley Road, Northampton, pleaded not guilty to both charges.

Judge Rupert Mayo remanded him into custody ahead of a two-week trial which is due to start on July 18.

Flowers laid outside the pub where India Chipchase worked. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Woman sexually assaulted in Northampton club

Woman sexually assaulted in Northampton club Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after a woman was sexually assaulted in a club in Northampton town centre.

It happened at 3.45am on Saturday, 9 April, at NB’s in Bridge Street.

The offender is described as an Asian man with a chubby build, about 5ft 4in with short, black hair and a short, black beard. He is described as having a non-English accent.

Anyone who recognises the man in the attached image - or who witnessed the incident - is asked contact police.


Appeal to name police puppies

Two puppies will soon be joining Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire Police forces this week.

They are yet to be named and the forces are asking the public to help name them.

Appeal after 8-year-old girl seriously injured in collision

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Police are appealing for witnesses after an 8-year-old girl was seriously injured in a road traffic collision in Northampton yesterday (Wednesday, 18 May).

The incident happened just before 4pm when a red Chrysler Ypsilon travelling south along Great Billing Way towards Rectory Farm Roadhot the girl who was on a bike.

As a result the victim sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to the Birmingham Children's Hospital. She is described as being in a stable condition and her injuries aren’t thought to be life changing.


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Northampton school having to be creative to cope with demand for places

A rise in demand for school places in Northamptonshire has forced the county council to convert existing office blocks into schools - because new ones can't be built.

The county's seen an increase in pupil numbers of almost 40 per cent in ten years.

One school in Northampton's so keen to make the most of existing space, it's planning to turn its rooftop into a playground.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes.

Suspected burglar stuck in window arrested

Suspected burglar stuck in window arrested Credit: PA

A suspected burglar has been arrested after they were found stuck in a window.

It is understood the intruder was found trying to break into a property in Kettering on Saturday morning.

A tweet from the Northamptonshire Police's control room said:

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Weekend Picks: Food & Drink Festival

Food & Drink Festival: Sat 14th - Sun 15th May (Becket’s Park, Northampton)

Jazz and country bands will provide entertainment at the event Credit: Northampton Food PR

Locally produced food and drink from in and around Northamptonshire will be at the festival this weekend.

The Food Halls will feature a line up of British food, locally reared meats, artisan baking, mico brewing and also a real ale marquee. Visitors can also sit in on live cooking demonstrations at the festival's ‘Chefs of Stage’ area.

On Saturday chefs at the event include Levi Roots, Jean Christophe Novelli and Holly Bell. On Sunday Phil Vickery and Theo Randall will provide entertainment for visitors in the main food theatre.

On the smaller food roadshow stage there’ll be cooking demonstrations by chefs from local eateries. There’ll be entertainment from jazz and country bands at the event.

For prices, opening times and more information visit:

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