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Magnificent fountain brought back to life at iconic Northamptonshire stately home

It's a house of such splendour it's been compared to the French royal palace of Versailles.

But for the past 200 years one thing's been missing from one of the finest stately homes in Northamptonshire.

Yes Boughton House near Kettering once boasted a magnificent fountain that pumped water tens of feet into the air.

Now an extensive programme of restoration has brought the water jet back to life.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Olivia Paterson

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Cat's body dumped on Kettering allotment

Map of the scene

Police in Kettering are appealing for information after the body of a cat was dumped in an allotment.

The animal went missing from Whiteford Drive last week and was found the following evening in a nearby allotment. Police described its injuries as serious.

A local vet confirmed the injuries had not been caused by another animal and it was possible they had been caused deliberately.

Witnesses or anyone with any information are asked to call Northamptonshire Police.

CCTV released following armed robbery at Kettering bookmakers

Northamptonshire Police are searching for two masked men who carried out an armed robbery at a bookmakers in Kettering.

CCTV of two men jumping over the counter at Coral in Kettering. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

The pair entered a branch of Coral in Montagu Street at about 9.30am on Monday 16 March.

CCTV footage shows that once inside, they jumped over the counter before threatening staff with knives. They got away with money and headed off in the direction of Bath Road.

Witnesses, or anyone who recognises the men in the CCTV image, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101.

Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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Kettering Woman who was abused as a child tells her story to encourage others to come forward

Lisa Edwards. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A woman from Kettering who was abused by a neighbour from the age of five, has waived her right to anonymity to try to encourage other victims to speak out.

Lisa Edwards, who's 29, was sexually abused for eight years during the 90s.

It wasn't until 2012 that she told police about what happened.

As a result of her coming forward, 67-year-old Richard Cornwell was jailed last Friday for 26 years for a series of sexual offences against boys and girls.

Richard Cornwell. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

"There's no shame in being a victim.

Coming forward is the only way to catch them pretty much and even though it's an historical case, they still need to be punished for what they've done.

By me coming forward, I hope I've saved god knows how many other children."

– Lisa Edwards

Man jailed for 26 years for abusing boys and girls

Richard Cornwell has been jailed. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

A man who sexually abused boys and girls in Northamptonshire over several decades has been jailed for 26 years.

Richard Cornwell, from Kettering, was found guilty of a total of 28 offences, including indecent assault of boys and girls and rape.

His abuse began in the 1960s and carried on until the late 90s.

Police concerned for missing woman

Northamptonshire Police say they are growing increasingly for a woman who has been missing since yesterday morning.

Marilyn Toseland Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Marilyn Toseland was last seen going for a walk in the Woodford area of Kettering at 10am on Friday (6th March).

She is about 5ft 6 tall, with jaw length white hair and is believed to have been wearing a dark fleece jacket with a cream and furry collar, blue jeans and black shoes. Northamptonshire Police are asking anyone who might have seen her to contact them as soon as possible.

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