Northamptonshire have surprised a few people with the signing of Pakistani big-hitter Shahid Afridi for this year's NatWest T20 Blast.
The all-rounder will be available for the first six games of the tournament, if the deal is cleared by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
A patient at Northampton General Hospital, who was being treated in isolation as a precaution, has tested negative for Ebola, Public Health England said today.
Tests on a female patient at Northampton General Hospital have shown Ebola "is considered unlikely", the hospital said.
Tests have now shown that the patient is malaria negative and Ebola is considered unlikely. Further testing is being done as a precaution, as is usual practice in these circumstances.
We are confident that all appropriate actions are being taken to protect the public’s health and ensure there is no risk to patients or staff
Public Health England (PHE) said it was "considered unlikely" a female patient being tested for Ebola at Northampton General Hospital had contracted the deadly virus.
PHE wrote on its official Twitter page:
1/2 PHE can confirm it is due to receive a sample for #Ebola testing, involving an individual at Northampton General Hospital
Northampton General Hospital has confirmed a woman has been admitted with a suspected case of Ebola.Read the full story ›
Northampton General Hospital has confirmed a patient has been admitted with a suspected case of Ebola.
Tests are being carried out on a woman who has recently travelled abroad.
Staff at the hospital say they have isolated the patient and are confident they've taken all necessary precautions and they have stressed there is no risk to the public.
The World Conker Championships have taken place today in a quintessentially English celebration of the humble brown nut.
Hundreds gathered in a field in the village of Southwick, Northamptonshire for what is the 49th unbroken year of conker competition.
The competition, started by a group of pub regulars in 1965, today features 187 entrants from 15 countries.
A thief starred directly into a camera lens in shock as he realised his raid of a couple's home in Northamptonshire had been caught on CCTV.Read the full story ›
Conservative MP Peter Bone and his wife will not face any charges over fraud allegations, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced.
Northamptonshire police investigated the Wellingborough MP and his wife over claims that assets belonging to his mother-in-law were concealed so Northamptonshire County Council would fund her care home fees.
The CPS said: "We have decided there is insufficient evidence to charge any criminal offence."
It explained: “The evidence showed: firstly that the woman’s mother considered the suspects' conduct to be acceptable; secondly that the suspects acted openly in declaring the sale of the mother’s house to the Council; thirdly that no element of dishonesty could be proved."
It added that there is an ongoing civil litigation case.
A babbling brook that alarmed onlookers when its waters turned a deep shade of crimson last week was caused by an ink spillage, an investigation has found.
Some residents who live near Billing Brook, in Northamptonshire, feared that there may have been a fatality in the river - while other more outlandish explanations suggested it was a sign of the apocalypse.
Pep Finn-Scinaldi, 28, who lives close to the brook, said: "At first I thought something had died as it looked like blood but when it was all the way along we said it must have been a whale to create that much blood."
One Facebook user commented: "The start of the book of revelations. Thou local waters will turn red like blood is the sign of the coming of the Anti-Christ."
However, an investigation by the Environment Agency found that nothing more dramatic than an ink spillage had caused the water to flow red."The red colour was caused by a water-based ink," a spokesman for the agency said.
"The water has returned to its natural colour and, apart from the discolouration, we do not believe there were any negative environmental effects," the spokesman added.