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Northants MP suggests Conservatives and UKIP should work together

Peter Bone, the MP for Wellingborough and Rushden, has tweeted that it could be time for UKIP and the Conservatives to work together.

It follows a second Westminster seat for UKIP in yesterday's by-election in Rochester and Strood.

Mr Bone has denied that he is considering defecting to UKIP.

Mementos of notorious killer fetch over £2.5k at auction

Mementos belonging to a notorious murderer have fetched more than £2,500 pounds at auction in Northamptonshire.

Dr Hawley Harvey Crippen with Ethel Le Neve, his alleged accomplice, during their trial for murder. Credit: PA images

Dr Crippen's glasses, poison bottles and pill machines went under the hammer in Towcester last night.

The doctor was hanged in 1910 for poisoning his wife Cora.


Midlands road deaths figures revealed

More than 300 people were killed on roads in the Midlands last year, according to new figures from the road safety charity Brake.

The figures have been released as part of a new campaign by the charity Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The statistics have been released to try and encourage road users to look out for each other more.

The new campaign is being backed by Avril Childs, whose daughter Sarah was killed by a speeding driver.

Brake are also trying to how vulnerable pedestrians or cyclists are.

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