Northamptonshire Police has asked the public to 'keep an eye out' for illegal raves during the Bank Holiday weekend.
They are warning such events could lead to a spike in antisocial behaviour in normally quiet rural communities.
The force says raves can be more difficult to clear once they have started, so it is vital that people report any concerns as soon as possible.
“In many cases those people who are looking to set-up a rave will visit the proposed site a couple of days before the event and I would urge anyone who spots any suspicious activity in their village, along a country road or around farmland to let us know.”
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A public consultation gets underway today (28 April) on plans for a controversial new rail depot in Northamptonshire.
Rail Central want to build the rail depot on a 700 acre site between Milton Malsor and Blisworth.
People living in the area say it would cause traffic problems and ruin the countryside but the developers say it will create 8,000 jobs.
The plans for Rail Central will go on show from today until 21 May.
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Ofsted inspectors say children's services provided by Northamptonshire County Council are know longer inadequate.
Following a five week inspection Ofsted ruled that services have improved across all areas but need further improvement before they can be graded as good.
Child protection and adoption services are among those which are now heading in the right direction.
Here's Alex Hopkins, the Director of Children's Services in Northamptonshire:
A disability scooter was stolen from a property in Northamptonshire earlier this week.
The silver Nippi Trippi scooter registration number FJ10 GWP, was stolen from Whiting Court, Moulton, sometime between 7pm on Monday and 6am on Tuesday.
It was taken by cutting through a padlock and chain.
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Northamptonshire police have stopped more than one hundred drivers as part of roadside spot checks in Wellingborough.
Police say some were caught texting while driving, not wearing seatbelts and speeding.
One person was found speeding and using his mobile phone and not wearing a seatbelt.
- 76 drivers were spoken to
- 8 for using mobile phones
- 14 for failing to wear a seatbelt
- And some for vehicle defects
"It was a great opportunity for us to speak to drivers face-to-face and really raise their understanding of why behaviour such as using a mobile phone at the wheel or breaking the speed limit can have such damaging repercussions. Sometimes drivers having that experience of being stopped by an officer can work to help redirect their attention back to the quality and safety of their own driving."
Police say that during their roadside checks, 3,200 vehicles drove by with just 100 stopped.
The A4500 WEllingborough Road was chosen due to the high number of collisions there.
In the last three years there have been 41 collisions, with two deaths and 44 casualties.
It's part of the Europe-wide TISPOL speed enforcement campaign to help raise awareness of the dangers of speeding (held from April 18-24 and led by the network of European traffic police forces).
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