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Former England coach Uttley backs current generation to shine at World Cup

It's the final test for our top international players before the Rugby World Cup kicks off.

In just under two weeks time it all starts, with all the games live on ITV.

Today it's the final warm up games. Northampton Saints have George North playing for Wales against Italy, with Courtney Lawes and Tom Wood are starting for England against Ireland.

When England were joint hosts in 1991 their coach was Roger Uttley who now lives in Northamptonshire.

He's been sharing his memories of that tournament and his hopes for this one.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Donovan Blake

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Bedford woman jailed after chasing her boyfriend down a street and repeatedly stabbing him

Charlene Brown. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

A woman who chased her boyfriend down a street in Bedford and repeatedly stabbed him has been jailed for six years.

33-year-old Charlene Brown from Bedford stabbed her partner 16 times during the attack on 25 May.

She chased him along Needwood Road and knifed him in the back. He suffered a punctured lung during the ordeal.

Brown was eventually stopped by members of the public who managed to corner her in a garden.

She was initially charged with attempted murder but pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

She was jailed for six years and eight months at Luton Crown Court.

“This was a very nasty attack which could easily have resulted in the death of the victim.

I’d like to thank neighbours who came to his aid and the actions of the paramedics who were able to quickly treat his injuries.

We will not tolerate violence of any kind, especially domestic abuse and will work hard to ensure offenders are brought to justice.

This case should send a clear message that anyone who thinks they can use such violence against their loved ones faces a lengthy spell behind bars.”

– Detective Sergeant Mark Stewart

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Light aircraft crash kills pilot in Northamptonshire

The plane came down at the Hinton-in-the-Hedges airfield near Brackley just after midday. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A pilot's died after a light aircraft crashed at a Northamptonshire airfield this afternoon (September 4).

The plane came down at the Hinton-in-the-Hedges airfield near Brackley just after midday.

The pilot was treated by paramedics from the local ambulance service but couldn't be saved.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch say they'll now carry out an investigation into the incident with support from the police.

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