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Police photos show scene of Oundle school bus crash

The scene of the bus crash at Oundle. Credit: @XBorderCops

Police on the scene of a bus crash in Northamptonshire have published these photographs showing the overturned vehicle in the middle of the road.

Posting on Twitter, the cross-border police team, made up of officers from Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire as well as Northamptonshire, said a total of three air ambulances had landed at the scene at Cotterstock Road.

One took an injured person - believed to be the driver of the car involved in the crash - to hospital.

Police confirmed all children had been accounted for and none had suffered serious injuries.

The scene of the bus crash at Oundle. Credit: @XBorderCops


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Campaign to recruit more retained firefighters in Northamptonshire

A campaign to recruit more retained firefighters has been launched by Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A recruitment drive's been launched for more retained firefighters across Northamptonshire.

The fire service has vacancies across the county and is looking for applications from more under-represented groups such as women.

Here's what is required to be a firefighter:

  • -Must be aged 18 or over
  • -Must have a good level of fitness
  • -Must live or work within five minutes travelling time of a fire station which uses retained firefighters.
  • -Must be committed to providing a professional service.
  • -Must be able to attend a weekly training/drill night for two-three hours a week

The role of a retained firefighter is a demanding but ultimately rewarding one.

They are expected to perform the same duties as whole time crew members, and this could be anything from responding to house fires or attending a road traffic collision, to helping provide educational safety programmes in schools.

The work of NFRS is diverse and we are sincerely hoping to attract applications from the kind of people who can show commitment and drive, and who would pride themselves in helping keep members of the public safe.

– Mick Berry, Station Manager


Credit: PA Images

The A5 Watling Street in Northamptonshire is closed in both directions due to a lorry fire between Kilsby Road and B5385 (Watford Gap Crossroads).

The fire is due to a lorry full of kitchen furniture.


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Cameron: Theresa May to be installed as PM by Wednesday

Theresa May will be installed as Prime Minister by Wednesday evening, David Cameron has announced.

Speaking outside of Downing Street, Mr Cameron said there was "no need for a long period of transition" and that he would chair his last cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

In addition, he will appear at Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday before heading to Buckingham Palace to tender his resignation to the Queen.

Speaking of the Conservative leadership race, Mr Cameron said Andrea Leadsom had been "absolutely right" to withdraw.

Mrs Leadsom's campaign came under fire after comments she made about being a mother appeared in The Times newspaper.

Mr Cameron described incoming Prime Minister Theresa May as having the "overwhelming support" of the Tory party, adding that he was "delighted" she would be taking over at No 10.

"She is strong, competent, and she's more than able to provide the leadership this country is going to need in the years ahead", he said.

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Theresa May arrives at Westminster

Theresa May has arrived at Westminster as she prepares to be confirmed as the next prime minister.

It comes as Andrea Leadsom withdrew from the Conservative leadership race to succeed David Cameron.

David Cameron must formally resign to the Queen, who is staying privately outside of London, ITV News understands, and this could affect the schedule for the transition.

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May set to be confirmed as new leader of Tory Party

Theresa May will be formally confirmed as the new Conservative Party leader as soon as the Conservative Party board has been consulted, Graham Brady, the chairman of the Tory backbench 1922 Committee, has said.

He refused to give an exact timetable of when this will happen.

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Andrea Leadsom: I wish Theresa May the greatest success

Andrea Leadsom wished Home Secretary Theresa May "the greatest success" as she pulled out of her bid to be prime minister.

Here is Andrea Leadsom's speech in full:

So this morning I have written a letter to Graham Brady, the chairman of the 1922 Committee, and I would like to read it out to you.

The best interests of our country inspired me to stand for the leadership. I believe that in leaving the EU a bright future awaits, where all our people can share in a new prosperity, freedom and democracy.

The referendum result demonstrated a clear desire for change - strong leadership is needed urgently to begin the work of withdrawing from the European Union.

A nine-week leadership campaign at such a critical moment for our country is highly undesirable.

Business needs certainty - a strong and unified Government must move quickly to set out what an independent United Kingdom's framework for business looks like. It is also essential that current EU workers in the UK and businesses that employ them know where they stand.

The Conservative Party was elected only last year with a strong manifesto. We now need a new prime minister in place as soon as possible, committed to fulfilling that manifesto as well as implementing the clear instructions from the referendum.

Theresa May carries over 60% of support from the Parliamentary party. She is ideally placed to implement Brexit on the best possible terms for the British people and she has promised that she will do so.

For me personally, to have won the support of 84 of my colleagues last Thursday was a great expression of confidence for which I am incredibly grateful.

Nevertheless, this is less than 25% of the parliamentary party and after careful consideration I do not believe this is sufficient support to lead a strong and stable government should I win the leadership election. There is no greater privilege than to lead the Conservative Party in government and I would have been deeply honoured to do it.I have, however, concluded that the interests of our country are best served by the immediate appointment of a strong and well-supported prime minister. I am therefore withdrawing from the leadership election and I wish Theresa May the very greatest success. I assure her of my full support. Thank you very much.

– Andrea Leadsom
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