Firefighters across the region will today begin their longest strike yet - as many people gear up for bonfire and fireworks parties.
Members of the Fire Brigades Union will not work for four days because of an ongoing dispute with the government over pensions.
Fire services say they will still be providing emergency cover, but warn response times may be slower and calls from automatic fire alarms will not be answered.
Anyone planning to host or attend and event in the countdown to Bonfire Night is urged to take extra precautions.
The Mayor of London will be swapping the capital for Northamptonshire today.
Boris Johnson is visiting Northampton University to see how undergraduates are learning about the town's shoe industry.
He is also going to Corby with Northampton North MP Michael Ellis to discuss transport issues.
A major airport satisfaction survey has placed Birmingham Airport as the second best in the UK.
The survey asked 10,000 passengers across the country their views on things including queuing, the cost of food, parking, cleanliness, noise, and the helpfulness of staff.
Birmingham was pipped to the top spot by Glasgow Airport.
The M1 Northbound is closed between J15A A43 / A5123 (Towcester / Northampton Services) and J16 A45 / A4500 (Northampton West / Daventry).
It's because of a fuel spillage and accident, which involved two lorries and a car.
The accident happened around 04:20, with trapped traffic behind the accident still being turned around.
Police hope to have lane three reopened by 07:30, but say lanes one and two could stay closed until 13:00.
Police are urgently appealing for information to find a missing eight-year-old boy in Northampton.
Harry Pilsbury was last seen at around 1.30pm today in Adams Avenue.
He was wearing a blue sports jacket, red shorts, a blue t-shirt, yellow football socks and Nike trainers
A supermarket in Kettering has been left severely damaged after thieves drove a digger through the front of the building.Read the full story ›
A supermarket in Kettering has been left severely damaged after thieves drove a digger through the front of the building.
Police were called to Budgens in St Stephen's Road just before 4am as thieves tried to remove a cash machine from the shop using a JCB.
Police say the shop is off limits while the building is checked out.
They've recovered the digger, and are looking for a stolen 4x4 also used in the crime.
“This incident has left the shop severely structurally damaged so we are not letting anybody into the building at the moment and we are guarding the scene to make sure the public remain safe.
We have recovered the yellow JCB which was used to break into the building. We believe this vehicle, along with a 4x4 which was possibly green, was stolen by the thieves before they carried out the robbery.
We would encourage anyone who saw what happened in St Stephen's Road in the early hours of this morning, or who knows anything about the two stolen vehicles, to contact us as soon as possible.”
A £7.2 million training centre for army cadets has been opened in Northamptonshire.
It replaces old First and Second World War buildings used to train cadets at Yardley Chase since the 1980s.
The new centre, partly paid for by the Ministry of Defence can accomodate nearly 200 army, air and sea cadets at any one time and is the largest training centre of its kind in the UK.
The army cadets were first formed nearly 160 years ago. The aim to challenge and educate young people and to find potential military recruits.
The cadets are sponsored by the Army, although they aren't part of it. Some go on to have distinguished military careers.
"It's not what the movement's about but certainly 15% of regular personnel in the army have been cadets and for reserve forces it's slightly higher, it's 17% so there's a natural pull through but in the charter of the cadets is promoting an interest in uniformed service and mentoring those people who are showing an interest."
We have had decent dry spells throughout October and the sound of crunchy leaves will be replaced by wet ones as rain moved in.Read the full story ›
The A6900 St Mary's Road in Kettering, Northamptonshire is blocked due to an accident.
It involves a car and a van between A6098 Windmill Avenue and A6003 London Road.