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Northampton grandmother's body parts found scattered in French wood

Violet Price lived in the village of Moustier in the Dordogne Credit: ITV News Central

A British grandmother's body parts have been found scattered in a wood in France.

Violet Price - a widow from Northampton who moved to Moustier in the Dordogne region three years ago - hadn't been seen since a family barbecue at her house last Saturday.

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Man charged with murder of woman in Northampton

Whernside Way, where the woman's body was found Credit: Google Maps

A man has been charged with murder of a woman in Northampton.

The 57-year-old woman died in a house on Whernside Way in Duston. Police and ambulance were called to the scene shortly after 2am where they found her body.

David Love, 32, of Overslade Close, Northampton, is due to appear at Northampton Magistrates’ Court this morning.

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Accident between three lorries and car closes two lanes on M1 in Northamptonshire

Queueing traffic, long delays and two lanes closed due to accident, three lorries and a car involved on M1 Southbound between J15 A45 / A508 (Northampton) and J14 A509 (Milton Keynes), congestion on M1 to J16 A45 / A4500 (Daventry).

A lorry left the road at around 07:45 and the air ambulance has attended the scene. The Southbound carriageway was completely closed until 09:25. Lanes one and two (of three) are still closed past the scene.

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M1 Southbound closed, queueing traffic due to accident, three lorries and a car involved between J15 A45 / A508 (Northampton) and J14 A509 (Milton Keynes), congestion to J16 A45 / A4500 (Daventry)

The Highways Agency has advised all drivers to leave the M1 southbound at J15 and follow the circle symbol via the A508 and A5 southbound towards Milton Keynes. Take the A509 eastbound through Milton Keynes to rejoin the M1 at J14.

Two Northampton men charged with murder

Two men charged with murder and attempted murder after a man died in Northampton Credit: ITV News

Two men have been charged with murder and attempted murder after a man died in Northampton on Friday.

Olegs Sergejevs who was 38, was airlifted to hospital from an address in Cliftonville Court but later died.

Vladlens Ignashko, who is 39 and Igors Kolkunovs, 27 - both of Cliftonville Court - are in custody and will appear before Magistrates today.

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Police urge shoppers to show 'tough love' to beggars in Northampton

Police and homeless charities in Northampton have a hard-hitting message for shoppers, telling them they are "killing with kindness" by giving money to beggars.

The campaign, launched in Northampton town centre, hopes to raise awareness that much of the money given to people on the street is used to fund drink or drug habits. They say money should be given to homeless charities rather than individuals.

Click below to watch a report by Stuart Leithes:

Northampton man in court accused of climbing on roof of Palace of Westminster

Palace of Westminster Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.

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