Couple ordered to rip up flowers

Northamptonshire County Council have told William and Mary Geidt their flowers are obscuring visibility for road users.

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Children robbed at knifepoint in Kettering

Police patrols have been stepped up around schools in the north of Kettering after a number of children were robbed at knifepoint on their way home.

It is believed a gang of between three and five teenage boys carried out a series of robberies between Tuesday 4 February and Sunday 9 February.

In all the incidents a gang of between three and five youths stole mobile phones from the children and threatened them with knives.

The officer investigating the case, Detective Chief Inspector Steve Woliter, said one of the main issues of concern was the increasing level of violence used.

In the majority of incidents, the gang asked the children for the time before demanding their phones. The gang members are all white boys aged somewhere between 15 and 18-years-old.

Anyone with information should contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Students unravel Enigma

Children from Kettering in Northamptonshire have been getting hands on experience of one of the most significant wartime inventions.

The German Enigma machine generated codes which proved almost impossible to break but were deciphered at Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes.

Students try out the machine Credit: ITV

Students at Latimer Arts College were given the chance to try out an original machine and learn about the formula used to decode messages.

Cash injection 'needed' for Kettering Hospital

A cash injection of more than £20 million is needed to give people in Kettering the healthcare services they need according to three of the area's MPs.

Conservatives Philip Hollobone and Peter Bone have joined forces with Labour's Andy Sawford in asking the Health Minister Dan Poulter for the funding.

They say the hospital's A & E department isn't fit for purpose as Russell Hookey reports.

MPs want extra cash for Kettering Hospital

3 Northamptonshire MPs are calling for and extra £20 million for the hospital
3 Northamptonshire MPs are calling for and extra £20 million for the hospital Credit: ITV Anglia

Calls for extra funding for Kettering General Hospital will be made at Westminster.

Northamptonshire MPs Peter Bone, Andy Sawford and Philip Hollobone will be meeting Health Minister Dan Poulter to ask for additional funding.

They're calling for an extra twenty million pounds to improve hospital services and three million for local health care provision. The MP's have lead a campaign to save and improve services at the hospital.

Teenager bled to death for 15 hours after routine surgery

An inquest heard how Victoria Harrison, who was 17, died in Kettering General Hospital following routine surgery that went wrong.

Recording a narrative verdict the coroner said there had been a catalogue of fatal errors.

The family of Victoria say it's been a harrowing couple of days - hearing evidence into the inquest of her death.

Click below to see a full report from ITV Anglia's Dani Crawshaw:


Northampton teenager bled to death after routine surgery went wrong

Victoria Harrison.

A teenager from Northampton bled to death in Kettering General Hospital following routine surgery that went wrong.

An inquest in Corby has heard that Victoria Harrison, who was 17, died after a surgeon tore an artery during an operation.

The inquest heard it took 15 hours for her to die. The coroner today recorded a narrative verdict. Victoria's death has left her family devastated.

Thorny debate between residents and council

Town hall bosses have been branded "petty" for ordering a couple to rip up flowers outside their home.

Northamptonshire County Council have told William and Mary Geidt that they're obscuring visibility for road users in their cul de sac in Great Cransley near Kettering.

But the couple argue their own safety - and that of their property - is being ignored. Nick Quraishi reports.

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