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Comment: Nationalising our railways is the only way to fix chronic problems

Just who exactly supports the UK’s privatised railway industry?

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Network Rail's upgrade plan was completed on January 3

Upgrades on London North Western railway line complete as track fully reopens

The railway between London Euston and Carlisle has fully reopened after a successful programme of upgrades over Christmas and the New Year, Network Rail has confirmed.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Severe delays on the M1 near Junction 16 after vehicle fire

Drivers on the M1 are being warned of severe delays northbound between junction 16 and 18 after a vehicle fire.

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Armed police set to patrol railways across the country

Armed police set to patrol railways across the country

Armed officers on trains across the UK may become a more common sight, following an announcement by British Transport Police.

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VIDEO: Shooting stars due to provide one of most dazzling displays ever this week

Night-time sky-watchers willing to brave the cold can look forward to a spectacular display of shooting stars later this week.

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Temperatures could drop to -10C tonight.

WEATHER: Temperatures in Northamptonshire set to plunge to -10C tonight

Temperatures across Northamptonshire are expected to drop to at least -7C tonight with some rural areas falling to as low as -10C.

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Some of Northamptonshire's recycling centres will delay opening today while they grit their roads and pathways.

Northamptonshire recycling centres delay opening times to grit roads and walkways

Wintery weather conditions means Northamptonshire's recycling centres will open late today.
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Gritters are out following heavy snowfall over the weekend.

Gritting crews work round the clock in Northamptonshire after seven inches of snow falls

Below freezing temperatures and wintery weather conditions will keep Northamptonshire's gritters out on duty today.
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TRAFFIC ALERT: Warning to motorists after accident closes one lane of M1 near Junction 17

Drivers are being warned of delays on the M1 southbound near Junction 17 after a crash involving a car and a lorry.

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VIDEO: Top LA directors create new campaign to show dangers of driving with a mobile phone

The directors behind the video for Pharrell Williams’s hit song Happy have teamed up with THINK! for its latest road safety campaign, aimed at cutting the numbers of people killed or injured by drivers using mobile phones.

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Research by the Taxpayers Alliance has found that, nationally, local authorities made �223m in mileage allowance payments to their employees in 2016-17, down from �231m in 2015-16

Half of Northamptonshire’s councils are paying generous mileage rates

Half of councils in Northamptonshire are still paying more than the approved mileage rate to employees who use their own cars for business purposes – although the total amount paid out has fallen from last year.

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VIDEO: Daventry house crashed into by lorry was sold to son by his father three weeks ago

A fully-loaded truck caused significant damage to a Daventry property - only recently passed down from father to son - when it crashed straight into the house's front door around 1am on Thursday morning.
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Police and fire services attended the scene

Driver rescued from lorry after crashing into Daventry house

The driver of an articulated lorry had to be rescued from his cab after he collided with an unoccupied detached house in Daventry early on Thursday morning.
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Dominic Raab - why tougher penalties for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

Dominic Raab - why tougher penalties for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

In a split second, someone’s life can be changed forever.

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VIDEO: Shocking CCTV footage released to put the brakes on reckless drivers hitting refuse workers

Shocking CCTV footage has been released to help put the brakes on reckless drivers hitting refuse workers as they push past in their cars and mount pavements to avoid bin lorries.

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HS2 artist's impression

HS2 concerns voiced at community event may be similar to those of Daventry District residents

South Northamptonshire residents' dislike and disapproval of the HS2 project were reiterated at a community information event held at Sulgrave Manor on Thursday evening.

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VIDEO: Chilling footage showing moment child’s buggy rolls into the path of freight train released as warning to parents

This is the shocking moment a thankfully empty child’s buggy was ripped apart when it rolled across a railway platform and into the path of an oncoming train as footage is released to serve as a warning to parents.

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Look out for stunning meteor showers this month

October meteor showers and when you can watch them

Stargazers are in for a treat next month as two meteor showers are set to light up the night sky this October, with the first due this week.

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The lorry at junction 18

M1 exit slip road near Crick closed after lorry hits barrier

A lorry involved in an accident has led to the closure of an exit ramp on the M1 Northbound.

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People pulling suitcases alongside stationary traffic

UPDATED WITH PICTURES OF THE SCENE: Witness describes 'suspicious object' causing M1 delays near Northampton

A motorist has given some details about the object police are dealing with under a bridge between junctions 15 and 14 of the M1.

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