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.
Crowds of people lined the streets of Northamptonshire today to welcome home around 200 soldiers from the Royal Anglian Regiment back from service in Afghanistan.
The servicemen and women marched through the streets of Corby and Kettering as part of a week-long homecoming parade.
Click below to watch a report from Sarah Beecroft
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.
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.
A woman who has been missing since the weekend has been found safe and well say Northamptonshire police.
35-year old Kelly Morgan from Corby had disappeared after leaving Kettering General Hospital and there were concerns for her safety.
Four fire crews are dealing with a fire at a factory in Saxon Way in Corby, Northamptonshire, which broke out early this morning.
Pumps from Kettering, Burton Latimer and two from Corby are at the scene.
It's been called 'little Scotland', and Corby in Northamptonshire has been staging its own Scottish independence referendum.
The real vote is just two months away, but only people living in Scotland can actually vote. The mock vote event is all part of a special Highland Gathering.
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.
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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."
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.