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Midlands commuters will pay 3.5% more for rail fares

Commuters across the Midlands will face a 3.5% increase in rail fares next year.
Commuters across the Midlands will face a 3.5% increase in rail fares next year. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA

Commuters across the Midlands will face a 3.5% increase in rail fares next year.

According to the TUC a season ticket from Northampton to London is set to increase by £185 to £5,317 and Stoke on Trent to Birmingham New Street could rise by £102 to £2,934.

Prices have shot up by 25% since 2010.

Investigation into police breaching social media rules

A number of police employees have been investigated for breaching social media guidelines
A number of police employees have been investigated for breaching social media guidelines Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A number of police employees in the region have been investigated for breaching social media guidelines.

Information obtained by the press association found two special constables in Northampton resigned after they were pictured in a "compromising position" on Facebook.

Nottinghamshire police say a constable received management action after revealing information about a confidential operation online

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Mum hopes plans for cerebral palsy treatment trial will help hundreds of youngsters like Holly

A life-changing operation that will help hundreds of people with cerebral palsy is to be trialled for the first time in the UK thanks to years of campaigning by a family from Northamptonshire.

In 2010, four-year-old Holly Davies from Daventry went to America for surgery that allowed her to stand flat on her feet and walk without falling over for the very first time.

Her mum and Dad say they are delighted that many more will now be given the chance to live a better life without having to raise the tens of thousands of pounds needed to have the operation abroad.

Sarah Beecroft reports.

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Northampton Balloon Festival gets underway

Early morning sun for the Northampton Balloon Festival in 2012 - will it be the same this year?
Early morning sun for the Northampton Balloon Festival in 2012 - will it be the same this year? Credit: ITV News Central

Organisers for the Northampton Balloon Festival will be hoping for good weather as today marks the beginning of the 25th event in the festival's history.

The three-day event will see 40 hot air balloons from around the UK floating across the skies of Northamptonshire.

Weather dependant, the balloons will be aiming to fly at both 6am and 6pm from Billing Aquadrome.

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