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Loss of Northamptonshire bakery is sad news for town

The business was established in the town in the 1860s. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The administrators of a 150 year old Northamptonshire bakery, which announced the sudden closure of all its sites in the county, say the loss of the brand is sad news for the area.

Oliver Adams Bakery told its 150 staff last week, that the company was closing after financial troubles.

The business, which is based at Gladstone Road in Northampton, was established in the town in the 1860s.

More than 20 shops in the region have closed as well.

It's always difficult to tell people their job is no longer their job...It never gives us any pleasure to be involved with mass redundancies.

– Peter Windatt, Director, BRI Business Recovery and Insolvency


CCTV cameras better than burglar alarms, says chief inspector

Is CCTV better than a burglar alarm? Credit: ITV News Anglia

A chief inspector has warned that people who live in the countryside are better off getting CCTV than alarms, if they want to protect their homes from burglary.

James Sutherland, from Cambridgeshire Police, says the lack of cameras in rural areas is one of the reasons preventing crime is so difficult.

CCTV could help prevent crime in rural areas.


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