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Body recovered from reservoir in Northamptonshire

Woman's body recovered from Pitsford Reservoir.

Police have confirmed that a woman's body has been recovered from a reservoir in Northamptonshire.

Emergency services were called to Pitsford Reservoir following a report of a body in the water, close to the treatment works and the Grange Lane causeway.

The area was cordoned off while police and fire and rescue service officers recovered the body of the woman, who is aged in her late 50s or early 60s.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.


Police discover body in town centre river

Police have recovered a body from the river in Northampton Credit: PA

Police and fire and rescue officers have recovered a body from the River Nene at Nunn Mills Road in Northampton town centre.

Emergency services attended after a call from a member of the public at about 3pm this afternoon (Monday, 13 March).

They are currently at the scene and the area has been cordoned off.

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Corby couple calling for an end to the trade of reptiles on Facebook

You can watch a report by ITV's Sarah Cooper below.

Jo and Jeremy Aldwinckle have set up a snake rescue centre. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A couple from Northamptonshire are warning people to think carefully before buying snakes.

Jo and Jeremy Aldwinckle from Corby have turned their dining room into a snake rescue centre. Since last summer they've taken in nearly 50 reptiles and now have a waiting list.

It comes as the RSPCA says it's rescuing a rising numbers of reptiles.

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Jo is also warning about the frequent danger of buying snakes from people on social media, having paid £40 to rescue an anaconda from Chichester herself.

"I think it's becoming far too easy to buy. I could go on Facebook now, £300 - and I can go and get you a 14 foot female reticulated python, today, in the next five minutes. Not everyone's going to check, or ask you the questions, can you look after it? Have you got experience?"

– Jo Aldwinckle, Midland Large Snake Rescue and Rehoming

Mobility scooter rider killed in Northampton crash is named

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A 48-year-old man who died when his mobility scooter was involved in a crash with a lorry in Northampton earlier this week has been named by police.

Keith Matson was killed following the incident at the crossing by Sol Central in Horsemarket on Wednesday 8 March. His family have described him as a "funny and lovable man."

Anyone with information or who witnessed this incident is asked to call the ‘Drivewatch Hotline’ on 0800 174615.

Read more: Man on mobility scooter dies in accident with a lorry


Police issue fresh appeal for missing 16-year-old

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Police are re-appealing for information about the whereabouts of a missing 16-year-old from Kettering.

Lily Rose Carr went missing last Wednesday from her home in Lower Lodge, Pipewell, at about 8pm and has not been seen since.

She is described as 5ft 7in with a slim build, shoulder-length, straight brown hair and a tanned complexion. She was last wearing black and grey Nike trainers, turquoise socks, black leggings, a grey cropped top and a black puffa-style gilet.

Police say Lily could be in either Corby or Leicester and are appealing for her, or anybody who knows of her whereabouts, to them on 101.

A14 closures following serious collision between two lorries

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The A14 in Northampton has been fully closed Westbound between junction 2 for Market Harborough and junction 1.

Emergency services are at the scene and dealing with a major incident involving two lorries.

There is a signalled diversion in place for West-bound traffic and drivers are being asked to exit at junction 2 and follow signage via the A508 / A4304.

Highways England are advising people to plan extra time of their journeys in the area this evening.

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