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New deal to repay Northampton Town's debts to the council

Northampton Town fans on the coach heading for Tuesday's match against Crawley. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A deal is being hammered out between Northampton Borough Council and the prospective new owner of the town's football club over the repayment of a £10 million loan.

Kelvin Thomas has been in talks with the council all day. On Monday he agreed to take over the troubled club from current chairman David Cardoza.

ITV News Anglia understands that the club's multi million pound debt will be repaid by transferring development land around the stadium to the council. The should see the club avoiding moves to have it wound up.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Olivia Kinsley from outside Northampton Guildhall

Rail line re-opened but delays and buses continue

The main rail between London and Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk has re-opened after signalling problems near Witham but there will still be delays for commuters well into the evening.

Buses replacing trains outside Witham station in Essex. Credit: ITV News Anglia / Serena Sandhu

Buses have been replacing trains between Chelmsford and Witham affecting passengers heading to and from Colchester, Ipswich and Norwich as well as stations between.

Rail operator Abellio Greater Anglia is warning that delays and disruption could continue until 9pm.

In the past fortnight, Abellio Greater Anglia has been forced to cancel 900 train services. Credit: ITV News Anglia / Serena Sandhu


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