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Firefighters deal with 'major gas leak' in Kettering

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Emergency Services in Northamptonshire say they're dealing with a 'major gas leak' at a medical centre in Rothwell near Kettering.

The A6 has been closed and people are being urged to avoid the area.

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Northamptonshire boxer Cameron out of Olympic contention

Chantelle Cameron won't be at this summer's Olympics. Credit: PA

Northamptonshire boxer Chantelle Cameron's hopes of making this summer's Olympics are over.

The 25-year-old was eliminated at the Women's World Championships in Kazakhstan.

She'd needed a semi-final finish to qualify for Rio, but lost on a split decision to Finland's Mira Potkonen in the Astana preliminaries.


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Hot air balloon crash caused blackout, company confirms

The balloon that crashed in Northamptonshire today. Credit: Eddie White

A power company has confirmed there was a temporary power-cut in the Northamptonshire village where a hot air balloon crashed today.

It happened just after 7.30 this morning at Earls Barton - in a field next to the B573.

Eyewitnesses at a nearby car-boot sale reported seeing flames on the balloon before it dropped from the sky, with some claiming it had hit electricity pylons.

Western Power Distribution say the power was temporarily cut from more than 2,000 homes.

We had one of our 33,000 volt circuits trip - it was a momentary interruption to 2,360 customers and they were restored automatically within a minute.

We had a report of a hot air balloon crash and since then we have switched the circuit out. Engineers attended and the circuit was completely isolated.

They inspected the line and completed minor repairs.

The line did not come down.

– Western Power Distribution spokesman
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Hot air balloon crashes in Northamptonshire field

The hot air balloon crashed in Earls Barton. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A hot air balloon has crashed in Northamptonshire.

It came down in a field in the village of Earls Barton near Northampton earlier this morning.

A woman on board suffered serious burns and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.


Appeal after 8-year-old girl seriously injured in collision

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Police are appealing for witnesses after an 8-year-old girl was seriously injured in a road traffic collision in Northampton yesterday (Wednesday, 18 May).

The incident happened just before 4pm when a red Chrysler Ypsilon travelling south along Great Billing Way towards Rectory Farm Roadhot the girl who was on a bike.

As a result the victim sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to the Birmingham Children's Hospital. She is described as being in a stable condition and her injuries aren’t thought to be life changing.

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