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Lanes closed near Northampton's Greyfriars bus station

The Greyfriars bus station will be demolished next month Credit: ITV News Central

Motorists in Northampton are being warned about lane closures on roads around the Greyfriars bus station from today.

Specialists are getting ready to demolish the building next month. Lady's Lane and Greyfriars will be reduced to a single lane of traffic while special matting is laid down.


Rubbish collectors to 'check' recycling bins in Northamptonshire

Collection crews will now check recycling bins for 'contamination' Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

Household bins in Wellingborough are going to be checked to reduce the amount of ordinary rubbish put in the green 'recycling' bins.

If any 'contamination' is found, the bins will not be emptied and householders will be contacted if non recyclable rubbish is found in them.

The move comes after new figures show the town has the lowest recycling rate in the whole of Northamptonshire.

Silverstone to host 2015 and 2016 MotoGP

Silverstone has come to the aid of Circuit of Wales and will stage the British round of MotoGP for the next two years, after Donington Park pulled out of discussions to host the event.

Silverstone has secured the rights to Moto GP for the next 2 years Credit: JOE CASTRO/AAP

The Northamptonshire venue ran the event from 2010 to 2014 until Circuit of Wales negotiated a deal with rights holders Dorna to stage the race for five years from this season.

That was despite the fact construction work had yet to commence on the troubled facility at Ebbw Vale.

With ongoing difficulties regarding planning, CoW bosses turned to Donington Park initially to host the 2015 GP.

But on Tuesday, Donington Park chiefs withdrew from the opportunity to play host after neither party could agree terms to form a legal contract.

Donington, which last hosted MotoGP in 2009, claimed difficulties arose regarding funding arrangements to help them stage the event.

CoW has now turned to Silverstone, whose new management team, led by Patrick Allen has welcomed the approach to accommodate the August 28-30 race.

"A lot of work has been done over recent years to ensure MotoGP fans enjoy what Silverstone has to offer, and it was devastating for the venue to lose the event last autumn.

"Two-wheel racing is as much a part of Silverstone's heritage as four-wheel racing and I am obviously delighted to be in a position to announce we are hosting both the F1 and MotoGP Grands Prix in 2015.

– Patrick Allen, Managing Director, Silverstone
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