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Calls to make Silverstone cheaper for racing fans

Lewis Hamilton during Mid Season Testing at Silverstone Race Track Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

The new chief of Silverstone says he's working towards making the British Grand prix more affordable for fans.

Patrick Allen took over at the circuit in Northamptonshire earlier this month.

He said that the cheapest day ticket for this year's race, which was £155, was far too expensive.

Silverstone hosted its first British Formula One Grand Prix in 1948.


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Date set for Greyfriars demolition in Northampton

Greyfriars bus station in Northampton. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A building often described as Northampton's ugliest will finally be demolished in March.

Greyfriars bus station has loomed over the town for nearly 40 years but was replaced by the new £7m North Gate interchange last year.

An exclusion zone will be put in place around the site, before the building is brought down by a series of controlled explosions on March 15th.

The borough council said the demolished building would remain in its existing footprint and be cleared up quickly to allow businesses to re-open on the same day.

Power failure hits rush hour trains between the Midlands and London

An electrical problem between Watford Junction and London Euston leaves thousands of commuters stranded.

Delaying Virgin and East Midlands Trains services for Birmingham and Northampton.

Train operators say power has been restored but there is still disruption to services.

Passengers at London Euston left stranded by delays. Credit: ITV.
Passengers at London Euston left stranded by delays. Credit: ITV.

TRAINS: Service disruption between Midlands and London

Virgin train. Credit: Martin Keene/PA Wire

Disruption on Virgin Trains between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central due to electrical supply problems between Watford Junction and London Euston.

East Midlands trains are also suffering delays from London to Northampton and Birmingham.

Tickets being accepted on CrossCountry, East Coast, Chiltern Railways, London Midland, East Midlands Trains and Overground services.


Witness appeal after woman punched in the face on night out

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was punched in Northampton Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was punched in the face and left with a broken jaw on a night out in Northampton.

The victim was walking along Bridge Street with a group of friends just after 4am on Sunday when an argument broke out with a group of two or three men, and the woman was assaulted.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses to contact them.

A man was arrested in connection with the assault and has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Man arrested on suspicion of Northampton murder

Police investigating the murder of a father-of-two in Northampton have arrested a 19-year-old man.

Jon Casey Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Jon Casey, 35, was found stabbed in Barrack Road, close to the Lazeez restaurant, at around 5.30pm on Friday. He later died at Northampton General Hospital.

Police arrested the man yesterday afternoon on suspicion of murder and remains in custody this morning.

Jon Casey was found stabbed on Barrack Road Credit: ITV News

Officers are still appealing for anyone who may have witnessed an altercation in Barrack Road to come forward.

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