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Weekend Picks: Northampton Food Show

Northampton Food Show: Sat 10th - Sun 11th Sept (Delapre Abbey Park, Northampton)

Credit: Oakleigh Fairs

The Northamptonshire Food Show will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary this weekend at Delapre Abbey Park.

Visitors can enjoy a range of food and drink from across the region including condiments, artisan cheeses, home cured fresh meat, dairy products, confectionary, bakery, wine and beer.

A full programme of food and cookery demonstrations will be on offer. Celebrity chef Sophie Grigson will be on hand to give visitors cooking tips and advice.

We are really looking forward to bringing Northamptonshire Food Show to the heart of the county and to the show’s success at Delapre Abbey Park for many years to come”

– Charlie Owen, MD Oakleigh Fairs

For times, prices and more information visit: http://www.oakleighfairs.co.uk/NorthantsFood/

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Man's body found in river in Northampton

This was the scene where the body was found Credit: Andrew Phillips

A man's body has been found in the river near the Barnes Meadow roundabout in Northampton.

Police were called to the scene toward the town centre at around 6.15pm yesterday (Saturday, 27) when the body was discovered.

His death is not being treated as suspicious and officers are preparing a report for the coroner.

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Mother of baby mauled by dog taken to hospital and sentencing adjourned

There were clashes outside Northampton Crown Court Credit: ITV News Anglia

A mother who was due to be sentenced after her six-month-old baby was mauled to death by a dog has been rushed to hospital and the case adjourned.

Claire Riley, 23, was treated by paramedics before the hearing began on Friday morning at Northampton Crown Court.

Her daughter Molly Mae Wotherspoon was killed by the dog at the family home in Daventry, Northamptonshire, in October 2014.

Riley was due to be sentenced after admitting owning a dangerously out of control dog at a previous court hearing.

Susan Aucott, 55, also of Northampton, admitted being in charge of a dangerously out of control dog and was in court for sentencing.

Mrs Justice Carr adjourned the sentencing for both defendants until September 15th so the mother and grandmother can be sentenced together.

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Baby death: chaotic court scenes in 'banned dog' sentencing

A Judge has delayed the sentencing of a Northamptonshire mother who has admitted owning a banned breed of dog which killed her baby daughter.

There have been chaotic scenes outside Northampton Crown Court as 23-year old Claire Riley arrived with her family to be sentenced.

6 month old Molly Mae Wotherspoon died in October 2014, she was mauled to death by the family dog, an American Pitbull.

At a previous hearing both Claire Riley and Molly Mae's grandmother 55-year old Susan Aucott, both from Northampton, admitted owning a banned breed of dog.

An ambulance is called to Northampton Crown Court Credit: ITV News Anglia

An ambulance was later called to the court to treat Claire Riley who had become unwell. She was taken away.

The Judge adjourned the hearing until 2pm when he is expected to make a decision of whether or not to proceed with the sentencing.

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Mother of baby mauled to death by dog rushed to hospital after scuffle outside court

An ambulance is called to Northampton Crown Court Credit: ITV News Anglia

The mother of a baby who was mauled to death by a dog was rushed to hospital after a scuffle outside the court where she was due to be sentenced.

Six-month-old Molly Mae Wotherspoon died after an American pit bull attacked her in Daventry on October 3rd.

Claire Riley, Molly Mae's mother, pleaded guilty to owning a dangerously out-of-control dog at a previous court hearing.

Riley, 23, of Northampton, was taken away from court in an ambulance before the hearing began on Friday morning at Northampton Crown Court.

Susan Aucott, 55, also of Northampton, had admitted being in charge of a dangerously out-of-control dog and remains in court.

23-year-old Claire Riley is due to be sentenced after admitting she owned a banned breed. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The sentencing has been adjourned until 2pm, when the judge will make a decision on whether or not to proceed today.

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