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 this afternoon. Access around the immediate area is limited.
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Counterfeit goods worth up to £35,000 have been seized during a raid at a house in Northampton.
Roy Leah who is 62 of Woodland Close, Duston admitted admitted six offences contravening the Trade Marks Act and was given a fine totalling £1,724 including court costs of £1,060 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court.
Trading Standards say he planned to sell the items which included clothes and perfume in local pubs.
- 31 Jo Malone Candles
- 18 Bottles of perfume
- 13 pouches of tobacco
- 70 Designer coats
- 29 Football shirts
"This is a great result for our Trading Standards team and it demonstrates that unlawful trading will not be tolerated in Northamptonshire. I would urge people not to buy counterfeit goods and only use reputable traders. It may be tempting to buy what appear to be authentic items at a low price, but if it seems too good to be true, it probably is."
The trial of a man and woman from Northampton charged with multiple counts of historical drug and sexual assault offences is set to begin.Read the full story ›
The historic Delapre Abbey in Northampton is undergoing a multimillion pound restoration to become a tourist attraction.Read the full story ›
A 16-year-old boy has suffered a fractured skull and a broken nose after being attacked by two younger boys outside a school in Northampton.
The teenager was pulled off his bicycle in Rickyard Road, behind the Weston Favell Academy.
The two boys, believed to be aged 11 or 12, took his bag and emptied the contents into a bush, before kicking him in the head.
The attack happened between 2pm and 3pm on 26 January.
Both boys were white and one had ginger/blonde hair. They were thought to have been wearing tracksuits.
Specialist divers searching a lake for clues to help solve the murder of pensioner David Brickwood have found a "number of items".Read the full story ›
Nearly a year since India Chipchase was raped and murdered after a night out in Northampton, her friend hopes lessons have been learnt.Read the full story ›
Northampton Saints' Dylan Hartley has been confirmed as England captain for the forthcoming Six Nations tournament.
Hartley will continue as skipper for the Grand Slam defence despite being sent off for striking Sean O'Brien during Northampton's defeat by Leinster in December, an offence that resulted in a six-week suspension.
Under his captaincy, England went unbeaten for an entire calendar year last year.