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Midlands athletes to be honoured at Buckingham Palace

Helen Richardson-Walsh Credit: ITV News

Nottingham's Helen Richardson-Walsh will be awarded an MBE for helping the national hockey team win gold at the Rio Olympics.

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She will be honoured along with Northampton swimmer Ellie Robinson at an event at Buckingham Palace this morning.

Ellie Robinson Credit: ITV News

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Police name 17-year-old murder victim

A 17-year-old who died after an attack in Northampton has been named.

Officers were called to St George's Street in the town, shortly after 5pm Tuesday, 14 February.

A 17-year-old boy, arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody.

A second arrest, a 15-year-old boy, has also now been made in connection with the investigation.

Arundel Street in Northampton was closed while investigations took place.

"This happened in a residential area (St George’s St) at 5pm when people may have been coming home from work."

– Detective Inspector Phil Mills

Officers are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident or seen people acting suspiciously in the area to come forward.

Aldbury Court remains cordoned off. McDonalds at the Drapery which had been closed as part of the investigation, is now open.

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Pictures: one injured after suspected gas explosion

Credit: Ben Gibson

One person is believed to have been injured after a suspected gas explosion in Northampton town centre.

Emergency services were called to Gold Street just after 12.30pm. The road has been closed whilst investigations take place.

Credit: Ben Gibson
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