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Authorities: Nothing we could do to save Baby Jamie

Child services bosses have said there was nothing they could have done to save an eight-week-old baby boy from being killed by his parents.

Jamie Kightley died in 2012 after suffering more than 40 broken bones and a serious head injury. His parents, Jacqueline Parker and Adam Kightley, were jailed for seven years for causing or allowing his death.

Chairman of the Children's Safeguarding Board in Northampton, Kevin Crompton, told ITV News that despite some areas of improvement identified in a review, authorities do not believe it would have saved Jamie's life.

Read: Couple guilty of baby death


Northampton couple facing extradition after case dismissed by the High Court

The Dunhams have lost their extradition fight.
The Dunhams have lost their extradition fight. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A British couple have lost their High Court fight against extradition to the US over an alleged work expenses fraud.

Paul and Sandra Dunham launched their action after the US Department of Justice sought their extradition over what the couple claim is an "employment-related dispute".

Mr Dunham, 58, who was Chief Executive and President of Pace, a US company manufacturing soldering irons for the electronics industry, was indicted on 13 counts of fraud and money laundering by a grand jury in Greenbelt, Maryland, in December 2011.

The Dunhams chatting to our reporter Olivia Paterson last month.
The Dunhams chatting to our reporter Olivia Paterson last month. Credit: ITV News Anglia

His 57-year-old wife is accused of aiding and abetting him.

The couple, from Northampton, "vehemently reject" allegations relating to expenses claims while working in the US.

Their counsel Ben Watson had asked Lord Justice Beatson and Mr Justice Simon to allow their claim under Article 8 of the Human Rights Act, which relates to private and family life.

He said the couple's lives had been "shattered" and that extradition would be disproportionate in the circumstances.

The Dunhams were not in court in London to hear the judges dismiss their case.



Casino Twitter stunt "distasteful and bizarre"

A casino in Northampton has apologised to a local church after tweeting an image of a semi-naked woman superimposed onto the church's tower.

The Priest in charge of All Saints Church, in the town centre, says he found the stunt distasteful and bizarre.

Aspers Casino has now apologised for any offence it might have caused.

Olivia Paterson reports.


Name sought for 'Boris Bikes' in Northampton

Boris Johnson launching his bike hire scheme in London

'Boris Bikes' are coming to Northamptonshire and the County Council says it's been inundated with suggestions for a name for its own bicycle hire scheme. In the three days since the contest was launched to find a name almost 200 entries have been submitted.

Suggestions so far include Bike n Ride and Cobblers Carriages. The £150,000 scheme will provide 50 bikes around the town.

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