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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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.

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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

MP for Corby to debate cuts to bus services in Parliament

The MP for Corby, Andy Sawford will be debating cuts to bus services in Parliament later. The Labour MP's been on the buses in the town to listen to the concerns of passengers.

He says Northamptonshire has had more cuts to bus services than any other county.

"Bus services matter a lot to many of our constituents and I want to make sure they are affordable, reliable and convenient, that people really feel they can get about using the buses."

– Andy Sawford MP, Corby

Three fires in Corby spark police investigation

Police area investigating three fires in Corby. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Police are investigating three fires in Corby - including one which left two people in need of hospital treatment.

Four people had to escape after a rubbish fire spread to a nearby house at Llewellyn Walk at about 2.30am on Sunday.

The blaze damaged both the inside and outside of the house and one of the occupants and a neighbour who tried to help had to be taken to Kettering General Hospital after inhaling smoke.

It followed two other fires at Lingfield Walk at about 11.30pm on Thursday - when a wheelie bin and a pile of rubbish were set alight outside a house - and at Bizzy Bees Minibus Hire at St James Road, when a temporary office building was destroyed.

Police say they do not currently have reason to believe the fires are linked but are appealing for information.

Woman seriously injured after being run over on zebra crossing

A pedestrian has been seriously injured after being hit by a car on a zebra crossing in Corby.

The 48-year-old woman was using the crossing on Elizabeth Street at about 5.45pm on Thursday (12 June) when a silver Chevrolet Kalos failed to come to a stop at the crossing and collided with her.

The woman was airlifted to University Hospital Coventry for treatment to her injuries.

Witnesses or anyone with any information about this incident can call the police on 101 or the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.

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