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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

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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.

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.

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