Retail giant Argos could be moving a major distribution hub, and hundreds of jobs, to Northamptonshire - according to union officials. The unite union say that there are plans to relocate their Lutterworth distribution hub from Leicestershire to Kettering - 25 miles away.
Commuters are braced for travel disruption during the evening rush hour on Thursday with sleet and snow forecast for parts of the region.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and say heavy rain and strong winds may prove additional hazards. As skies clear on Thursday night there is also potential for widespread ice to form quite rapidly on untreated surfaces.
Councils across the Midlands have said they are ready to deal with the weather disruption and that gritting teams will be working through the night.
There is queueing traffic in Welford, Northamptonshire, due to people slowing to look at the crash on the A14 Westbound between J1 A5199 (Welford) and M1 J19 / M6 (Catthorpe Interchange).
A stretch of the motorway has been closed in Northamptonshire following the discovery some time before 3am this morning.Read the full story ›
A stretch of the M1 motorway heading northbound in Northamptonshire will be closed for most of the day after a body was found in a road.
The northbound carriageway was closed at about 3am this morning from junctions 16 to 17.
Diversions are in police and a police investigation into the incident is under way.
Two people have died following a house fire in Northamptonshire. Crews were called to Hill Morton Lane in Lilbourne at 11.30 on Saturday night.
A man and woman in their 80s died. The cause of the fire is not being treated as suspicious.
Northampton Town manager Rob Page has apologised for a comment he made after watching his side lose 5-0 at Bristol Rovers on Saturday.Read the full story ›
One lane is closed on the A14 Eastbound at J8 A43 / A6013 (Kettering / Broughton), with congestion on A14 to J7 A43 / Henson Way (Kettering North).
This is due to an earlier accident after a car crashed into the central barrier.
Barrier repairs are now being carried out.
Des Coleman has your weekend weather forecast.Read the full story ›
The former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine has been fined £5,000 by magistrates after he admitted knocking a cyclist off his bike.Read the full story ›