You may have seen press reports about a 'Monster Storm' heading to the UK. Keep reading for the Met Office reaction.Read the full story ›
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."
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."
Temperatures are rising! By the time we get to Friday they will be 4 or 5 degrees above average.Read the full story ›
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 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.
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.
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.
"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."
It's hard to believe after the weather over the past 24 hours but it is warming up over the coming days. However the rain is never far awayRead the full story ›
A group of women from Northamptonshire have decided to bare their worst bits in a charity calendar to try and raise thousands of pounds.Read the full story ›
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'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.
It's all about the rain this week, it's going to remain very unsettled and cloudy with not much sign of sunshine.Read the full story ›