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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.

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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.

Two die after road collision in Corby

Two men have died following a collision in Corby this morning.

The incident too place at around 12:30 this morning on the A6003 when a red BMW and silver Vauxhall Corsa were in collision between the Oakley Hay roundabout and the BP Fourways roundabout.

The 25-year-old man driving the BMW and the man driving the Corsa were both pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the Corsa has been taken University Hospital Coventry with a foot injury.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northamptonshire Police.

Investment at crisp plant a boost for Corby

Two months since 500 people lost their jobs at the Solway Foods factory in Corby, but today there was some much needed good news for the town.

Sixty new jobs have been created and millions of pounds being invested at the Golden Wonder crisp factory.

The factory will be able to produce 160 bags of crisps a minute - that's two million a week.

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Irish firm took over Golden Wonder in 2006

Crisp boost Credit: PA

Irish firm Tayto Group have announced a multi-million pound investment in the Golden Wonder factory in Corby.

It comes eight years after Golden Wonder entered administration with the loss of 200 jobs.

Golden Wonder's had been a massive employer in Corby since the 1960s - making everything from knickknacks to Pot-Noodle- but sales had plummeted.

Tayto stepped in to take over some of the firm's production and was rebranded the following year.

Since then the firm has been developing new products and reintroducing some former favourites, with Ringo's making a return in 2011.

Investment welcomed by council boss

Investment in the Golden Wonder factory has been welcomed by Tom Beattie, leader of Corby Council, he said:

“It is great to see companies within Corby thriving and choosing to invest further into their future within the Borough, creating more job opportunities for local people.”

– Tom Beattie, Leader of Corby Council

Town's MP welcomes factory investment

Andy Sawford MP Credit: PA

Andy Sawford, Labour MP for Corby said:

“It is great news that Tayto are investing in their Corby site and creating 60 new jobs for the town.

"The company knows that both I and the Borough Council are keen to support local businesses to succeed.

"The Solway Taskforce has been working closely with Tayto to ensure that former Solway workers are considered for these new jobs."

Investment boost for crisp factory to create 60 new jobs

Golden Wonder crisps Credit: PA

The owners of the Golden Wonder crisp factory in Corby have announced a multi-million pound investment in the plant.

Tayto Group Ltd said the cash will create 60 new jobs and upgrade machinery for its handfried crisps products it will allow them to produce around 2m bags of hand-fried crisps a week

Paul Allen, CEO of the Tayto Group, said: “We have begun recruiting for 60-65 operators who will work on this line, which is a new technology for the factory.

"We have also recently upgraded other equipment across the Corby site, with 14 new, cutting-edge, packing machines now operational. This new machinery increased the plant’s packing capabilities substantially, from 100 to 160 bags per minute.”

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