Moeen Ali makes 42 on his return for Worcestershire but Brett Hutton takes 6-57 for Northants.
Two Henry VIII silver groats are the latest finds to be designated treasure near Deanshanger.
Abellio, which will run the rail franchise for the next eight years, promises £600m of investment.
Live coverage of Saturday's League Two game between Northampton Town and Macclesfield Town.
No play is possible in any of the eight T20 Blast games scheduled to take place on Friday because of rain.
Campaigners fighting council cuts label the amount spent on outside law firms "ridiculous".
Up to one million homes could be built around Oxford, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Cambridge.
As a schoolboy Lewis Ludlam vowed he would play for England - and that he would give his teacher tickets.
"Godfather of goth" Peter Murphy undergoes emergency surgery.
Lancashire's Alex Davies scores an unbeaten 75 as they beat Northants to extend their lead at the top of the T20 Blast North Group.
The retailer posted a photo of a model posing in Northampton after it quit the town last year.
Vintage Jaguars, Rolls Royces and Bugattis are up for auction - but they are all miniature versions.
A convent school once dominated a town centre, but all that remains is its cemetery.
Che Ambe was riding a moped when he attacked Tyler Stevens with a machete.
Live coverage of Tuesday's Carabao Cup game between Swansea City and Northampton Town.
Northampton flanker Lewis Ludlam and uncapped Bath wing Ruaridh McConnochie earn shock call-ups to England's World Cup squad, with centre Ben Te'o a glaring omission.
Matt Coles extends his loan with Northamptonshire from Essex until the end of the T20 Blast.
Officers raided four properties in the West Midlands following a spate of illegal sheep slaughtering.
Live coverage of Saturday's League Two game between Port Vale and Northampton Town.
Police are linking the latest theft to a spate of recent incidents across the county.