Food company confirms 900 job losses

Solway Foods has confirmed that it is to close its food processing plant in Corby, Northamptonshire with the loss of 930 jobs.

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Car tyres slashed in Corby

Police are investigating after three cars and a van had their tyres slashed in Corby.

Map showing the two streets where tyres were slashed.
Map showing the two streets where tyres were slashed. Credit: ITV News Anglia

It happened in Stephenson Way and Gilchrist Avenue on Wednesday 20 August at some point between 10pm and 10:30pm.

The Ford Focus, Citroen Xsara, Ford Transit Van and a Micra were all parked along the two roads.

Anyone with information can call Northamptonshire Police on 101 - alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Corby hurdler sprints into the semi finals

William Sharman (left) during the Men's 110m Hurdles Heats in Zurich.
Great Britain's William Sharman (left) during the Men's 110m Hurdles Heats in Zurich. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Corby hurdler Will Sharman is on course for a second major championship medal of the summer.

Sharman, who won silver at the Commonwealth Games last month, finished first in his 110m hurdles heat at the European Championships in Zurich this morning.

His time of 13.29 seconds was the joint fastest in the four heats.

The semi-finals and final take place tomorrow.

Corby: Soldiers given heroes welcome on their return home from Afghanistan

The Royal Anglian Regiment march through Corby.
The Royal Anglian Regiment march through Corby. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Hundreds of people lined the streets of Corby this morning to welcome home soldiers from the Royal Anglian Regiment following their tour of Afghanistan.

Around 200 service men and women marched from West Glebe Pavilion to Corby Borough Council using the 'Freedom of the Borough' awarded to them in 2012.

Another homecoming parade is due to take place in Kettering this afternoon.

Further celebrations will be held in Bedford and Stevenage later this week.

Mock Scottish independence referendum in Corby votes for the UK to remain united

Mock Scottish independence referendum held in Corby.

A mock Scottish independence referendum held in Corby this weekend resulted in a vote for the UK to remain united.

The Northamptonshire town has a large Scottish community and Corby Borough Council had campaigned for its residents to have a say on Scotland's future.

But only those permanently living in the country can vote on independence in September.

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Football match for Victoria Cross soldier

A special football tournament's has been taking place in Northamptonshire to honour the memory of a soldier who won a Victoria Cross for his bravery.

Lance Corporal James Ashworth was just 23 when he died trying to rescue comrades in Afghanistan. Now the Corby soldier has been honoured once more by his home.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson

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