The pilot of a light aircraft that crashed in Northamptonshire is the owner of a high-end watch company with a string of celebrity clients.
A father and son from Northamptonshire have been jailed for 11 years in connection with the death of a lorry driver on the M1.
The family of a schoolgirl from Northamptonshire who lost a leg in a dog attack is raising £6,000 to buy her a prosthetic replacement.
One lane of the M1 southbound carriageway in Northamptonshire is blocked due to a four-vehicle crash near Watford Gap Services.
Congestion back to J18 A5 / A428 (Rugby), not helped by the closure of the M40.
Conservative MPs have called the decision to close down Wellingborough Prison a "disastrous mistake".
Peter Bone and Philip Hollobone urged the Government to reconsider plans to dispose of the prison, which they described as "cost-effective".
Speaking today Mr Bone said:
Wellingborough Prison is on a brownfield site, has massive room for expansion; people want an expanded prison there; millions of pounds have been invested in the prison.
The closure of the jail last year resulted in the loss of almost 600 prison places.
There is slow traffic on the A43 Stamford Road northbound in Kettering, Northamptonshire, between A43 / A4300 Stamford Road (Kettering) and West Street / Newton Road (Geddington).
It is down to congestion caused by a diversion around the Rockingham Road closure.
There are severe delays on the M1 in Northamptonshire after a lorry crashed through the central reservation and spilled oil.
The outside lane is closed in both directions between J15 for Northampton and J14 for Milton Keynes.
Two lanes are closed on the M1 motorway in Northamptonshire this morning due to a multi-vehicle pile-up.
The outside lane in both directions is closed due to extensive damage to the central barrier in the crash, which involved a lorry, between J15 A45 / A508 (Northampton) and J14 A509 (Milton Keynes).
A businessman from Coventry has appeared in court denying murdering a family of four from Northampton.
Anxiang Du pleaded not guilty to the murders of university lecturer Jifeng "Jeff"' Ding, his wife, Ge "Helen" Chui, and their two daughters at their home in April 2011.
Du, who was formally arrested in February after being extradited to the UK from Morocco.
His extradition was approved by the Moroccan Ministry of Justice and the Home Office in the UK and he was flown back from Casablanca in February.
The 55-year-old denied four counts of murder at Northampton Crown Court. He has been remanded in custody until his trial, which is due to commence later this month.
A man from Northamptonshire has beaten off competition to become the National Scrabble Champion 2013.
Paul Allan, a teacher from Rushden clinched the title on Sunday after a gruelling best-of-five showdown at the finals in London.
He sealed the win by playing "bandura" a Ukrainian lute, scoring 86 points. He finished with an overall score of 503. His competitor scored 389.
Other words played throughout the final included....
Kernite – a mineral – 100.
Mete – to measure – 34.
Exordial – to begin - 92.
Shrieval - relating to a sheriff - 97.
Valerate - a chemical salt - 36.
Coniines - a poisonous alkaloid found in poison hemlock - 98.
Paul said: “I am delighted to have won, especially given the fact that the final is played to a public audience of players who expect to be impressed!"
Paul was previously crowned champion in 2007 and has won a number of tournaments since starting to play Scrabble on a competitive level in 1993.
A teacher from Rushden in Northamptonshire is preparing to battle it out at the National Scrabble Championship this weekend.
Paul Allan has successfully got through to the final of the competition.
He's no stranger to the event having won the title back in 2007 and is confident he could be bringing the trophy back to the region together with a £2500 cash prize when he goes head to head with his rival on Sunday 3 November.
To reach the final he competed against 57 talented Scrabble experts in 14 hard-fought games at the semi-final in Cardiff in September.
Now Paul will participate in a gruelling best-of-five games showdown at The Cavendish Conference Centre in London.
If he wins he stands a good chance of taking on players from around the world for the title of World Scrabble Champion in December.
The recent wet weather has not been much fun for many of us but it's being celebrated at Wicksteed Park in Northamptonshire.
Today it hosted the World Puddle Jumping Championships. Competitors were scored on how high they can jump, and the size of their splash - the bigger the better.
Competitors are making a splash at the inaugural World Puddle Jumping Championships, being held at Wicksteed Park, today.
The event which kicked off this morning is part of the park's drive to encourage children - and adults - to get out into the fresh air and have fun.
A special series of championship-standard puddles have been created at the park, and competitors in age groups ranging from toddlers to young at heart pensioners will be encouraged to jump in and make a splash.
Judges will give scores based on things such as height of jump, enthusiasm, distance of splash and stickability (the amount of mud which clings to each competitor).
The event follows on from the park's participation in national Playday in August, when more than 1,000 people took their teddy bears to the park and came close to breaking the world record for a teddy bear chain.
Wicksteed Park is currently undergoing a £2million lake restoration project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to further encourage people to enjoy its 147 acres of countryside.