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Motorcyclist killed in A14 crash named by police

The crash happened between junctions 2 and 3. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A motorcyclist who died in a crash on the A14 in Northamptonshire last month has been named as 45-year-old Thomas McNeill.

Mr McNeill from Corby died when he hit the central reservation on the westbound carriageway near Kettering on May 28.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen what happened.

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Women's Tour 2017 kicks off in Northamptonshire

Thousands of people lined the route for Stage One of the Women's Tour as it passed through Northamptonshire today.

The 147.5 km route took the riders from Daventry to Kettering. The stage was won by Polish star Katarzyna Niewiadoma.

The tour now moves on to Stoke for Stage 2.

Watch highlights of Stage One on ITV4 at 11.05pm tonight

Teenager bitten by dog in Kettering

The 16-year-old was walking along Fir Road in Kettering at about 3.45pm. Credit: Google Street View

A teenager was been bitten by a dog as he walked home from school in Kettering on Thursday, 16 March.

The 16-year-old was walking along Fir Road at about 3.45pm when it’s alleged that a German Shepherd being walked on a lead lunged at him, biting his thigh.

The dog was being walked by a white man, aged 30-40, around 5ft 7ins and of slim build. He had dark coloured hair, a beard and wore glasses. He wore dark coloured clothing and was walking with a child.

The dog had a long coat of light brown coloured hair.

Witnesses or anyone with information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 111 555.

Latest stage of Midland Mainline electrification due to start

The work is expected to last for several months and will mostly take place overnight. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The latest stage of work to electrify the Midland Mainline between Kettering and Corby gets underway this weekend.

Network Rail are warning people living in Northamptonshire to expect some disturbance.

The process is expected to last several months. It is particularly noisy, as it involves drilling steel into the ground.

Most of the work will take place overnight.

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Police searching for missing teenager

Lily Rose Carr from Pipewell near Kettering went missing on Wednesday 1 March 2017. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Police in Northamptonshire are looking for a missing 16-year-old girl.

Lily Rose Carr disappeared from her home in Pipewell near Kettering on Wednesday.

Lily is 5ft 7in with a slim build, shoulder-length, straight brown hair and a tanned complexion. She was last seen wearing black and grey Nike trainers, turquoise socks, black leggings, a grey cropped top and a black puffa-style gilet.

Police are appealing for information on her whereabouts.

Weetabix sale could see breakfast cereal firm join £1bn club

The Chinese owner of Weetabix has reportedly put the breakfast cereal firm up for sale in a deal that could value it at £1 billion.

Bright Food Group, which acquired a 60% stake in Weetabix in 2012, is working with Goldman Sachs on the sale process, according to Reuters.

The remaining 40% of Weetabix is held by Baring Private Equity Asia. State owned Bright Food said when it bought Weetabix that it would look to crack the Chinese breakfast market, but the bulk of its sales still come from the UK.

Weetabix has also been embroiled in the wave of strike action affecting the UK over the festive period after workers voted on Monday to go on strike in the new year following a row over shift patterns.

The Usdaw union said action will affect workplaces in Corby and Kettering, with the first strike taking place in the new year.

The company said "changing consumer breakfast habits" have increased demand for biscuit production, resulting in the new shift patterns.

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