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Former Northampton Town star Carlisle banned from driving for three years

Clarke Carlisle arrives in court today. Credit: PA

Former Northampton Town footballer Clarke Carlisle has been banned from driving at Highbury Magistrates Court for three years and ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid community work after pleading guilty to a drink-driving offence.


Man goes missing from hospital during treatment

Martyn Binks Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Police are concerned for the welfare of a man who went missing from hospital in Northampton yesterday afternoon.

Martyn Binks, 37, left Northampton General Hospital, where he was receiving treatment, at about 1.45pm, and is believed to have walked towards Bridge Street.

Mr Binks is white, about 5ft 7ins, of large build and has receding brown, shaven hair and a beard. He was last seen wearing a grey jumper with shoulder patches, black tracksuit bottoms and blue trainers.

“We are extremely concerned for the welfare of Martyn and appeal for him or anyone with information regarding his whereabouts to come forward."

– Police spokesman

Train delays in Northampton and Birmingham


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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