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Corby MP Andy Sawford proposes bill to renationalise parts of the UK's rail network

Andy Sawford MP. Credit: PA

A Labour MP is hoping to renationalise parts of our rail network.

Corby's MP Andy Sawford's 10-minute rule Bill went through its first stage in the Commons today.

It would allow public sector companies to bid against private companies to run rail services.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey


Burglars threaten man with machete and baseball bat

Burglars who broke into a house in Corby threatened the home owner with a machete and baseball bat before stealing his watch and cash..

The 23-year-old victim handed over his replica Audemars Piquet watch and the offenders left the house in Lapwing Close.

The first offender was 5ft 11in and wore a black tracksuit top with blue stripes down the sleeves. The only description of the second offender is that he was shorter than the first.

Both were wearing gloves and made off from the scene in a red SAAB Aero with a 2010 registration plate.

Watch stolen from Corby home Credit: ITV Anglia

New consultation over waste plant proposal

Site of the proposed plant Credit: Gretton Brook Estates

A new public consultation has opened on plans for a controversial waste plant in Corby.

The Borough Council will hold Developers want to build a waste plant in Brookfield Plantation near Rockingham Raceway.

The consultation runs until October 16th. So far the council has received more than 350 objections to the scheme and more than 1,200 people have signed an online petition opposing it.


Car tyres slashed in Corby

Police are investigating after three cars and a van had their tyres slashed in Corby.

Map showing the two streets where tyres were slashed. Credit: ITV News Anglia

It happened in Stephenson Way and Gilchrist Avenue on Wednesday 20 August at some point between 10pm and 10:30pm.

The Ford Focus, Citroen Xsara, Ford Transit Van and a Micra were all parked along the two roads.

Anyone with information can call Northamptonshire Police on 101 - alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Corby hurdler sprints into the semi finals

Great Britain's William Sharman (left) during the Men's 110m Hurdles Heats in Zurich. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Corby hurdler Will Sharman is on course for a second major championship medal of the summer.

Sharman, who won silver at the Commonwealth Games last month, finished first in his 110m hurdles heat at the European Championships in Zurich this morning.

His time of 13.29 seconds was the joint fastest in the four heats.

The semi-finals and final take place tomorrow.

Corby: Soldiers given heroes welcome on their return home from Afghanistan

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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