The town of Corby has a long association with Scotland. So should its Scottish residents be allowed to vote on Scottish independence?
Two people have died, hundreds of thousands of homes have been left without power after hurricane-force conditions battered Britain.
The family of Lance Corporal James Ashworth, who was killed by a grenade blast in Afghanistan, have accepted a posthumous VC.
L/Cpl Ashworth's commanding officer Lieutenant-Colonel James Bowder paid tribute to the VC winner after the inquest.
A Corby soldier who was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross after he died trying to rescue his comrades was unlawfully killed, a coroner ruled today.
Lance Corporal James Ashworth, 23, of 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, was fatally injured by his own grenade after he was hit by a Taliban bullet just as he went to throw the explosive device into an compound in June last year.
Northamptonshire's Coroner said a post mortem showed the cause of death was blast injuries caused by an explosion and recorded a verdict of unlawful killing while he was serving on operations in Afghanistan.
L/Cpl Ashworth died after crawling along being peppered with bullets to throw his last grenade at a sniper who had his team pinned down.
Speaking after the inquest in Kettering, his mother Kerry said her son, died doing the job he loved.
"His smile can light up any room he goes into and we all love and miss him so. James passed away doing a job he loved. At times it was a hard job but he did get to experience new countries, learn new skills and make some wonderful friends.
"James will be forever be in our hearts, thoughts and prayers and we will never get over his passing. But we will stay strong together as a family and along with his friends we will remain positive and celebrate his life at every opportunity as I know that is what he would want us to do."
An inquest into the death of a soldier from Northamptonshire has ruled he was unlawfully killed while in active service.
Lance Corporal James Ashworth was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery.
An inquest takes place today into the death of a soldier from Northamptonshire, who was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery.
Lance Corporal James Ashworth, from Corby, died in June last year after coming under fire from insurgents in Afghanistan as he crawled along the ground to throw his last grenade at a sniper.
Police are appealing for any information on the whereabouts of 56-year-old Isabel Griffin who has been missing since Saturday 27 July.
Isabel was last seen in Daniel Walk, Corby, at around 1.00pm. It is believed she may have got onto a bus at George Street, Corby, at around 1.18pm.
Isabel is described as a white woman, around 5ft 6ins tall, of medium build and with short, brown/grey hair.
She wears glasses and was last seen wearing a white short sleeved shirt, long beige skirt, gold sandals and carrying a black handbag.
Officers are keen to locate Isabel and are appealing to anyone with information to contact the police.
A man arrested on suspicion of the murder of a Coby businessman has been charged with burgling his home. David Ross was found dead at the Village Inn hotel in the town last December. His home had been burgled three days earlier.
Six men were arrested last week on suspicion of murder. Five were bailed but one man, Steven Gaskell from Corby, was charged with burglary and remanded in custody.
Six men have been arrested in connection with the murder investigation into the death of Corby businessman David ‘Les’ Ross.
Addresses in Corby were raided at 7am today and the men – whose ages range from 20 to 35 – were taken into custody at the Criminal Justice Centre in Northampton.
The arrests were part of a planned operation involving 50 officers from Northamptonshire Police, Leicestershire Police and the East Midlands Special Operations Unit.
Detective Chief Inspector Martin Kinchin, who is leading the murder investigation, said: “We believe the people we have arrested have vital information around the circumstances that led to the murder of Mr Ross.”
Mr Ross was found dead at the Village Inn Express hotel in Corby on the morning of Monday 17 December – his home in Corby had been burgled three days previously.
DCI Kinchin added: “We now know that the burglary on Friday 14 December was not an opportunist crime but a planned crime targeting Mr Ross.
“He moved into the hotel but was keeping his whereabouts very quiet. However, somebody who knew of his location has likely provided the information to Mr Ross’s enemies.
“We know there are still people with key information for our inquiry and continue to encourage people to contact us directly or, on an anonymous basis, through Crimestoppers.”
Armed Forces Day has been marked with events taking place across our region. In Corby, a town square was re-named to honour Lance Corporal James Ashworth who was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for the bravery he displayed storming an insurgent position whilst on duty in Afghanistan.
Northamptonshire police have released CCTV footage of a man and a vehicle they are looking to trace in connection with the murder of Corby businessman David 'Les' Ross last December.
The man is filmed driving a car, thought to be a Vauxhall Insignia, out of Chapel Lane car park in Corby during the early hours of the morning on Monday 17 December.
The car is then filmed travelling along Rockingham Road.
A debate is due to take place in the House of Commons today on the accident and emergency services at Kettering General Hospital.
It will be lead by Labour MP Andy Sawford, who will make the case for additional funds for the hospital's A&E department.