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Northamptonshire couple distraught as honeymoon turns into a disaster

Xanta Watts was hospitalised for a week. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A couple from Northamptonshire are taking legal action against a travel company after their honeymoon was blighted by illness.

Xanta and Paul Watts from Kettering were staying at a resort on Koh Yao Noi Island in Thailand when Xanta became seriously ill with food poisoning and was hospitalised for a week.

She contracted Paratyphoid which is a disease caused by the Salmonella bacteria.

The couple are planning legal action. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"I've never actually felt that ill in my life," Xanta Watts told ITV News Anglia.

"Some days I would just cry because I felt so disappointed that this had happened. I felt trapped because I was on a deserted island."


  1. Stuart Leithes

Woman who took on burglars: 'The attack has ruined my life'

A woman who was assaulted by burglars she found trying to break into her home in Northamptonshire has said the attack has ruined her life.

CCTV footage shows Jacqui Horden being punched after confronting the two men as they attempted to gain access to her house in Kettering. But she says she's not "a have a go hero".

Jacqui told ITV News Anglia said: "I didn't get a chance to say anything and they didn't say anything. It was seconds and it was all over but I can still feel that first blow now and it's ruined my life basically."

Watch Jacqui's interview in a report by Stuart Leithes below

Dramatic moment woman in dressing gown tackles two burglars

Dramatic footage has been released of a woman being punched in the face as she bravely tackles two burglars who broke into her home.

Northamptonshire Police are hoping the video will help track down the two men who tried to steal the family cars in Kettering.

The 56-year-old woman tackled the intruders in her dressing gown after they broke into her home and stole her car keys.

During the confrontation she was punched in the face six times but they fled without taking the cars.

Both men were white, slim and in their early 20s. Once was just under 6ft and the other was slightly shorter with short dark hair.

Detective Constable Greg Hemmington, said: “This was a horrific attack on a woman in her own home, who was only trying to protect her property."

Art scheme set to transform the high street

...and after

A new scheme to install art in empty shops has been launched in Kettering. A series of murals have been introduced into Newland Street in the town.

The scheme is designed to ensure the town centre looks vibrant. Kettering Borough Council hopes to roll out the scheme to Desborough, Rothwell and Burton.

  1. Matthew Hudson

Hospital mistakes that led to the death of a teenager

A woman from Northamptonshire who lost her daughter after a series of hospital blunders has spoken of her relief that a report into her death has finally been made public.

Victoria Harrison was just 17 when she bled to death in Kettering Hospital after a routine operation for appendicitis. The hospital initially refused to release the report into what went wrong saying it would put more stress on staff.

Tracy Foskett said she had forgiven those who made mistakes.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson

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