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CPS not to prosecute nightclub owners after deaths in 2011

The Crown Prosecution Service has decided not to prosecute the owners of Northampton's Lava & Ignite nightclub on charges of gross negligence manslaughter, after two people were crushed to death in 2011.

22-year-old Nabila Nanfuka and 19-year-old Laurene-Danielle Jackson died following a crush at the nightclub three years ago.

In June 2014 the CPS was passed a full file of evidence following an investigation by Northamptonshire police and the Health and Safety Investigators from Northampton Borough Council.

The CPS was asked to consider the offence of Gross Negligence Manslaughter against the clubs General Manager and Head of Security.

"After carefully examining the evidence in this case, including accounts from eye witnesses, in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors there is not a realistic prospect of conviction for any of the charges considered."

– Dan Jones, CPS Special Crime Division

The Leader of Northampton Borough Council, Cllr David Mackintosh has released this statement regarding the decision of the CPS not to press criminal charges.

"We carried out a thorough investigation alongside Northamptonshire Police into this tragic incident, which cost the lives of two young women. It is crucial to me that we learn any lessons that should be learned from this, so that it is prevented from happening again.

"We will review the evidence that we have gathered and, when we have liaised with the Coroner, we will look to see if action should be taken under the Health and Safety at Work Act."

– Cllr David Mackintosh, Leader of Northampton Borough Council

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Inquest due to open into death of baby attacked by dog

An inquest is due to open into the death of a six month old girl who was attacked by a dog in Northamptonshire.

It happened at a house on Morning Star Road in Daventry Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

It happened at a house on Morning Star Road in Daventry earlier this month.

Police confirmed that the dog was an illegal breed.

The case has also been referred to the Serious Case Review Committee in November.

Top tips: How to make the biggest energy savings

Turn off to save money Credit: PA Pictures

According to the Energy Saving Trust here in the Midlands we could make big savings on our energy bills. Here's their tips on how

Standby Savers - There here are a number of products available to help cut down your standby electricity consumption, such as standby savers that allow you to easily turn all of your appliances off from standby without having to reach for the plug.

Televisions and games consoles are now among the primary sources of our everyday entertainment, yet when left on permanent standby they are costing us £45-80 a year. Check your appliances regularly and switch your supplier to take control of your bills.

Cold appliances - Is your fridge-freezer 15 years or older? If it is, then the chances are that it could be using more electricity than required. As fridges, freezers and fridge-freezers are switched on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it could be worth finding models that are more energy efficient and will save you money on electricity bills. Tenants can ask their landlord to buy a newer model if the current one is faulty or not performing efficiently. If it's not possible to replace the model, then the following tips and advice can help save money on refrigeration:

o Make sure the back of your fridge-freezer is ventilated and dust free - dusting should be done at least once a year to keep it running efficiently;

o Make sure the fridge-freezer is out of direct sunlight from outside or other sources of heat from inside the home, such as your oven or boiler;

o Make sure the door seal is not damaged

o Check that it is cycling on and off as it should - ideally you should only be able to hear your fridge or freezer running 30-40% of the time; and

o Don't keep the fridge-freezer doors open longer than necessary.

Lighting - Lighting is a vital aspect of any home, especially during the darker winter evenings. Lighting makes up 16 per cent of household electricity consumption. By turning off the lights when they're not needed you could save around £7 a year. If households want to go further, replacing all the remaining old-fashioned bulbs with CFLs and all the halogens with LEDs could typically save around £45 a year.

Froch near to confirming Vegas fight with Chavez Jnr

Carl Froch has told ITV News exclusively that he is near to confirming he will fight in Las Vegas against Mexican boxer Julio Chavez Jnr.

He told us:

I've said before if I can't fight in Vegas I'll probably call it a day, it has to be big, and Chavez Jnr is that man, and I have had a good chat with my promoter this morning and we are making good progress with that fight and hopefully we'll have an announcement soon.

– Carl Froch
Nottingham boxer Carl Froch Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

"I've said before if I can't fight in Vegas I'll probably call it a day, it has to be big, and Chavez Jnr is that man, and I have had a good chat with my promoter this morning and we are making good progress with that fight and hopefully we'll have an announcement soon."

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Little girl has 3ft long hair cut for first time for cancer charity

An 11 year old schoolgirl from Northampton has had her hair cut for the first time in her life to help an organisation which makes wigs for children with cancer.

Harlei Clarke had hair that was more than 3 feet in length Credit: ITV News Central

Harlei Clarke's hair who goes to Ecton Brook Primary was more than 3 feet long but it's been cut short to help the Little Princess charity.

She had it cut for the first time for a cancer charity Credit: ITV News Central
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