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'Give it some welly': The World Puddle Jumping Championships gets underway at Wicksteed Park

Picture from last years World Puddle Jumping Championships at Wicksteed Park in Northamptonshire.

It is the World Puddle Jumping Championships at Wicksteed Park in Northamptonshire today.

Competitors will have to 'give it some welly' if they want to beat last years winner, seven-year-old Lucy Chapman from Kettering.

People are scored on how high they can jump, and the size of their splash - the bigger the better.

Kettering: Community in shock as JCB raid leaves supermarket in ruins

Workers at a Northamptonshire shop hit by an overnight raid on its cash machine say it's caused immeasurable damage to the business

Robbers used a stolen digger to ram the Kettering store, bringing down the front wall. The manager says the shop's been so badly damaged it may have to be demolished.

The JCB caused a trail of destruction. Credit: ITV News Anglia

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


Kettering store wrecked as thieves try to steal cash machine using JCB

Thieves tried to remove a cash machine. Credit: Sam Marloww

A supermarket in Kettering has been left severely damaged after thieves drove a digger through the front of the building.

Police were called to Budgens in St Stephen's Road just before 4am as thieves tried to remove a cash machine from the shop using a JCB.

Police say the shop is off limits while the building is checked out.

They've recovered the digger, and are looking for a stolen 4x4 also used in the crime.

“This incident has left the shop severely structurally damaged so we are not letting anybody into the building at the moment and we are guarding the scene to make sure the public remain safe.

We have recovered the yellow JCB which was used to break into the building. We believe this vehicle, along with a 4x4 which was possibly green, was stolen by the thieves before they carried out the robbery.

We would encourage anyone who saw what happened in St Stephen's Road in the early hours of this morning, or who knows anything about the two stolen vehicles, to contact us as soon as possible.”

– Detective Sergeant Nick Cobley, Northamptonshire Police

Great-grandfather fights off three burglars armed with crowbars

A great-grandfather has fought off three burglars armed with crowbars at his home in Kettering.

59-year-old Andrew Adamson was still wearing his dinner jacket when he was confronted by the intruders after returning from an evening out with his wife Liz.

Pictures of the shocking encounter, captured on CCTV, have just been released - but Mr Adamson insists he was just doing what any good husband would do.

Click below watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey

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