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.
It seems all the rain we've had this week has come at just the right time.
The World Puddle Jumping Championships are being held today at Wicksteed Park in Northamptonshire.
Competitors are scored on everything from how high they can jump and how much of a splash they can make - the bigger the better.
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust has been named among seven nationwide, as having above average death-rates, for patients who die in hospital or within 30 days of discharge.
According to new data, from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), three of the trusts have had higher than expected death-rates for the last two years. However, the trust in Northampton, was not among these.
Last week, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) also revealed 44 trusts out of 161 were highest risk, after looking at 150 indicators of how trusts were doing. This included incidents involving patient safety, whistle-blowing staff and patient satisfaction.
Elsewhere, 17 trusts had a lower than expected death-rate, while 118 had rates that were as expected.
Both new reports cover the period from April 2012 to March 2013.
Six care workers from Northampton will go before a Nursing and Midwifery disciplinary panel today, accused of failings at a nursing home.
An official inquiry found 'severe neglect' at Parkside Nursing Home in 2009, where five elderly residents died within two weeks of each other.
There are delays and queueing traffic after a lorry broke down on the M1 southbound between J15A A43 / A5123 (Towcester / Northampton Services) and J15 A45 / A508 (Northampton).
All lanes have now been re-opened and the lorry has been moved to the hard shoulder.
A man being hunted by police for attacking two people in Milton Keynes may be in the Midlands.
Darren Levy, aged 31, is wanted for attacking a man and a woman outside a Tesco Express store in the Walnut Tree area of the city, using a dog chain to attack the woman and fracturing her jaw.
He is also wanted on recall to prison.
Police believe he could be in the Northamptonshire or West Midlands areas.
They have warned anyone who thinks they have seen him not to approach him but to let them know immediately.
A spokesman for Birmingham City Council, which was singled out for criticism in Ofsted's report on child protection, has acknowledged that there is a long-standing problem:
– birmingham city council spokesman
We are already on record as saying that we have failed to meet the basic expectation of keeping vulnerable children in this city safe.
This is a long-standing problem which we acknowledge and the leader has said that improving children's services is his number one priority.
While we can only agree with the seriousness of what Sir Michael [Wilshaw] has said with regard to children's services - indeed we have said it ourselves - we now need improvement rather than further diagnosis lacking any offer of solutions.
The Chief Inspector at Ofsted has highlighted Birmingham as one of the worst councils for child protection.
Sir Michael Wilshaw said: "We've allowed failure to go and on and on in Birmingham for far too long.
"The stats are there to see, it points to endemic failure. This isn't good enough and children are at risk, now is the time for central government to do something about it and see if local government is working. If it's not working then I'm calling on central government to break Birmingham up."
Four Midlands councils are "inadequate" at caring for some of the most vulnerable children in society, a report has found.
The standard of child protection at the councils is "unacceptably poor", Ofsted has warned.
The local authorities criticised:
A spa in Corby in Northamptonshire is offering what it calls a "snail facial", where live snails are put on your face and encouraged to slither around.
It is thought their slime could be the new "Botox" because the mucus contains proteins and oxidants.
Diane Gower, boss at the spa, insists it is not a gimmick:
"We've been trialling it for the last few weeks, we're working with the London Dermatology Centre.
"Garden snails do have parasites so very serious health warning, please do not copy and put garden snails on your face.
"I've got nearly 70 snails, they're nurtured and organically fed, no cross-contamination, when we're working with one client, they're not put on another one."
1/5 Regarding #NorthamptonClown, we can confirm that we have neither arrested nor dealt with any crimes involving anyone dressed as a clown.