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Father of paralysed sisters says he just wants them to walk again

The family say they are staying strong despite what has happened Credit: Family picture

The father of two little girls who were left paralysed following a crash hopes that they will one day walk again and has vowed to spend the rest of his life trying to get the best for them.

Katrina, who is 8, has to use a wheelchair now Credit: Family picture
Karlina, 6, uses a wheelchair after the crash Credit: Family picture

Speaking outside court following the sentencing of crash driver Andrew Nay, Roberts Raibais, father of Katrina and Karlina Raiba, added that "life has totally changed since the crash", and that along with his wife "they are doing everything to try and get the best for the girls".

He added the sisters were back at school and doing well, and that they were happy and smiley, but they kept asking when they would be able to feel their legs again.

"We are a very strong family", Mr Raibais said.


Road rage driver who paralysed girls gets four and a half years

Andrew Nay Credit: PA Images

A man from Northamptonshire who left two sisters paralysed after his 4x4 smashed into their family car during a road rage chase, has been jailed for four and a half years.

39-year-old Andrew Nay from Corby crashed into the Vauxhall as he made a right-hand turn across oncoming traffic near Wellingborough - causing sisters Katrina and Karlina Raiba, aged five and eight, to suffer life-changing injuries last October.

The judge said "Although you pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity you maintained your account to the very end" and there was "overwhelming evidence against you". "You continued to maintain an account that was incredible and inconsistent".

Nay will serve 4.5 years in jail and be disqualified from driving for a further four years after release.

Government considers pension law change to speed up Tata Steel sale

Tata steel employs 500 people in Corby. Credit: PA

The government is looking at changing pension laws to help the sale of Tata Steel which employs 500 people at Corby.

A consultaton process has been launched to look at price index changes to the British Steel pension fund which many of the Corby workers belong to, that could potentially save billions of pounds.


Tata plants up for sale as future of Corby mill remains uncertain

Around 500 people are employed at the Corby plant. Credit: PA

Tata steel will begin the official process to sell its UK plants today, with the future of the Corby site still unclear.

The government says a number of interested parties have come forward, including Liberty Steel, who are said to have had "positive meetings" with the business secretary.

The steel rolling mill in Corby employs around 500 people.

Uncertain future for Corby steelworkers

Tom Pursglove MP has tweeted in reponse to the decision. Credit: ITV Anglia.

There is still uncertainty for the future of workers at Corby's Tata Steel Mill after the company announced it will try to sell all of its UK plants.

Six hundred jobs there are currently at risk as part of the latest cutbacks in steel production.

The decision was taken in India last night.

Since that decision the MP for Corby Tom Pursglove has tweeted his support for the workers in his constituency and the steel industry as a whole

11-year-old girl seriously injured in crash

11-year-old girl seriously hurt in Corby Credit: ITV Anglia

An 11-year-old girl was seriously hurt in a road traffic collision in Corby on Friday afternoon.

The girl was crossing the road when the collision involving a black VW Golf took place at about 3.35pm in Beanfield Avenue, near to Newark Drive. She was airlifted to Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham with serious internal injuries.

Police would like to speak to anyone who saw what happened.

Witnesses or anyone with information about what happened are asked to call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.

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