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Emergency night shelter helps dozens in first month

The night shelter opened for the first time on 6 February,

An emergency night shelter in Northampton has helped more than 30 people in its first month.

The temporary accommodation and support services are being used by men aged 18 to 59 since it opened on the 6 February.

Since staying at the shelter, some have moved to supported housing and others have reconnected with family.

We opened the night shelter to help people move away from dangerous situations and that’s what’s happening.

Our aim is to help and encourage everyone who stays at the shelter to engage with services and take a leap of faith.

The key to the night shelter’s success is the fantastic team of volunteers who spend time talking to people about the support they need, and their hopes and fears.

– Stephen Hibbert, Cabinet member for housing and wellbeing



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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