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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

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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.

Man dies after Corby assault

A man has died after an assault outside a KFC in Corby Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has died after an assault in Corby.

It happened at the KFC on Oakley Road last month - a 38-year-old man was taken to hospital, but died ten days later.

Ashley Palmer, who's 28 and from Corby, has been charged with GBH and is due to appear at Northampton Crown Court next Monday.

Police are patrolling the area tonight looking for witnesses.

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Elderly woman robbed while waiting at bus stop in Corby

An elderly woman was robbed while waiting for a bus in Corby. Credit: ITV Anglia

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 75-year-old woman was robbed while waiting at a bus stop in Corby.

She was approached by a young woman who grabbed her handbag, causing her to fall to the ground, and ran off. It happened at Gainsborough Road, near York Road, at about 11.15am last Thursday.

The suspect was described was a white woman in her 20s, about 5ft11 and of medium build. She was wearing a dark hooded top and dark bottoms.

Police are particularly keen to speak to anyone on a bus which stopped at the bus stop while the robbery was taking place.

Fire at Corby garage may have been arson

The blaze at Corby Car Centre was tackled by more than 30 firefighters. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A fire at an industrial estate in Corby this morning may have been started deliberately, police have said.

Officers are investigating the blaze which needed more than 30 firefighters to tackle it.

Firefighters were called to the scene at the Corby Car Centre, at Brunel Road, just after 5am today.

They managed to contain the flames but not before it had spread to surrounding buildings.

Emergency services at the scene of the fire in Corby. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Warning over smoke detectors after two fatal house fires

Fire authorities have issued a warning to check home smoke detectors after two fatal house fires at the weekend.

Craig Robertson, 46, died in the fire at his home in Corby on Saturday. Credit: ITV News Anglia

46-year-old Craig Robertson died in the fire at his home on Brixham Walk in Corby on Saturday. A man and a woman escaped through an upstairs window.

Fire crews say they found smoke detectors inside but they weren't working.

In Hertfordshire, the Fire Service has confirmed that one person was killed in a fire at Hole's Farm Cottages near Hitchin on Sunday morning.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Olivia Kinsley

Tributes to chip pan fire victim from his local football club

Corby Town Football Club has paid tribute to one of the club's fans who died in a house fire at the weekend.

Craig Robertson died after a chip pan caught fire at a house in Brixham walk in Corby on Saturday. It took just a few minutes for smoke and flames to spread through the house.

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