M1 Southbound closed, queueing traffic due to accident, three lorries and a car involved between J15 A45 / A508 (Northampton) and J14 A509 (Milton Keynes), congestion to J16 A45 / A4500 (Daventry)
The Highways Agency has advised all drivers to leave the M1 southbound at J15 and follow the circle symbol via the A508 and A5 southbound towards Milton Keynes. Take the A509 eastbound through Milton Keynes to rejoin the M1 at J14.
Two men have been charged with murder and attempted murder after a man died in Northampton on Friday.
Olegs Sergejevs who was 38, was airlifted to hospital from an address in Cliftonville Court but later died.
Vladlens Ignashko, who is 39 and Igors Kolkunovs, 27 - both of Cliftonville Court - are in custody and will appear before Magistrates today.
A man who was stabbed in the stomach in Northampton chased his attacker through the streets after the assault.Read the full story ›
Police and homeless charities in Northampton have a hard-hitting message for shoppers, telling them they are "killing with kindness" by giving money to beggars.
The campaign, launched in Northampton town centre, hopes to raise awareness that much of the money given to people on the street is used to fund drink or drug habits. They say money should be given to homeless charities rather than individuals.
Click below to watch a report by Stuart Leithes:
Police are asking shoppers in Northampton town centre not to ‘Kill with kindness’ by giving money to beggars.Read the full story ›
One lane closed and queueing traffic due to accident on M1 Northbound between J15A A43 / A5123 (Towcester / Northampton Services) and J16 A45 / A4500 (Daventry).
A man from Northampton has appeared in court accused of climbing on to the roof of the Palace of Westminster.
Braydon Anderson allegedly caused £20,000 of damage by breaking a stained glass window, 11 other windows, an ornamental crown and a CCTV camera.
A security alert was sparked when a man was spotted on the roof of the Houses of Parliament late on March 7. He engaged police in an eight-hour stand-off before being arrested at 5.15am the following day.
Anderson, 23, of Portland Place in Northampton, is charged with criminal damage and trespass on a protected site.
Dressed in a grey tracksuit he appeared at London's Southwark Crown Court and spoke only to confirm his name.
Anderson was remanded in custody and is next due to appear in court on June 2 for a plea hearing.
Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to in connection with a knifepoint robbery in Northampton.
At about 7.30pm on February 3, a man was walking along Mill Lane in Kingsthorpe towards the Cock Hotel.
He was approached by two strangers who threatened him with a knife and demanded that he hand over his bank cards and PIN numbers.
The two men then ran away.
The cards stolen from the man's wallet were later used at the nearby Asda store in Thornton Road, Kingsthorpe, to buy a number of expensive electrical products.
Comedian Alan Carr has been taking a sardonic stance on the demise of Northampton's Greyfriars bus station this morning.
Carr - who grew up in Northampton - marked the occasion with a series of funny tweets.
Northamptonians can you help? Just had a tweet saying Greyfriars Bus Station is going to be demolished this weekend is this true?
Obviously I don't care about the station being demolished just want to swing in naked on the wrecking ball! No seriously is it?
Don't know how I feel about the demolition of Greyfriars bus station - I used to drink cider in there before I went to Roadmenders. #sobs
What are they replacing Greyfriars with? A trendy wine bar? *rolls eyes and shuffles off in slippers*
Can't believe Greyfriars Bus Station's been demolished - not cos it's an eyesore - I was taking my mum to the caff there for Mother's Day
Over 400 homes have been evacuated in Northampton ahead of today's demolition of the town's iconic Greyfriars bus station - and this rabbit was one of those taken to safety....