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Plans for the site of the demolished Northampton bus station

There are plans to develop the site of the former Greyfriars bus station in Northampton. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Plans are being made in Northampton to use the now cleared site of the old Greyfriars bus station in the town.

It's a question many people who live and work in Northampton have been wondering since the building, regarded by many as an eyesore, was demolished back in March.

Work to clear the site is now complete and it's planned replace it with what's being called a "once in a generation opportunity to transform the area".

Two Northamptonshire officers commended for their bravery

The officers used their body cams to capture the incident. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/PA Images

Two police officers from Northamptonshire have been commended for their bravery after being attacked by a man wielding a large knife.

In footage captured on one of their body cams, the officers can be heard telling Lee Vickers from Corby to put the weapon down.

He was later jailed for three and a half years.


Two men trapped in car wreckage after collision with lorry

Two men trapped in car after collision with lorry Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Two men became trapped in their car following a collision with a lorry on the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire border earlier today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the scene at 5.40am.

When crews arrived they found two men, the driver and passenger of the car trapped in the wreckage.

Ambulance staff assessed both men and found the passenger had sustained suspected serious injuries to his leg and pelvis whilst the driver escaped with less serious injuries.

"Whilst fire colleagues worked to release the two men, ambulance staff and the doctor continued treatment. The passenger was given pain relief before he was extricated from the car and immobilised with a neck collar, spinal board and pelvic splint.

"The man was then taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, a major trauma centre, for further treatment. The doctor travelled in the back of the ambulance to continue treatment en route. The driver, who had sustained a collarbone injury, was also immobilised and taken to the same hospital for further treatment.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman
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