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Council rejects plans for woodland cabins

Campaigners fighting plans to build seventy holiday cabins in woodland in Northamptonshire are celebrating tonight - after councillors decided to reject the application.

Forest Holidays wanted to build a new retreat at Fineshade Wood near Corby.

But, following strong local opposition - including from the Wildlife Trust - the plans were this evening turned down on ecological grounds.


Women warned to watch out for bicycling handbag thief

Corby handbag thefts Credit: ITV Anglia

Two women had their handbags stolen by a man on a bicycle in Corby at the weekend.

Police investigating the two thefts believe they may have been carried out by the same man.

The first happened on Saturday, January 3 at about 5.25pm in Elizabeth Street when a handbag was taken off the handlebars of a woman’s bike.

The suspect was a skinny white man who was wearing a dark hoody and riding a mountain bike. After the theft, he rode away towards Alexandra Road and went through the car park of the Co-op supermarket.

On the following day, another woman had her bag taken by a man on a bicycle in Beanfield Avenue.

He was a slim man, wearing black trousers, a black hooded top and a high-visibility vest.

Three boys arrested in connection with car park fire in Corby

Three boys aged 12, 13 and 14 have been arrested in connection with a fire at Willow Place car park in Corby earlier this week.

The boys were arrested on New Year's Eve.

It brings the total number of people arrested now in connection with the fire, to seven.

All have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Two teenage boys aged 14 and 17 along with a 19 year old and a 20 year old were arrested on the night of the fire.

Male pedestrian seriously injured after being hit by a car in Corby

A male pedestrian has been seriously injured after he was hit by a car in Corby. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A male pedestrian has been seriously injured after he was hit by a car in Corby.

It happened at around 17.25pm yesterday evening when a silver Ford Transit collided with the 65-year-old man near to Tesco's in Weldon Road.

Police believe that the car was driven by a 45-year-old man from Peterborough.

The pedestrian, who is from Blackpool, was taken to Kettering General Hospital.


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
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