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More than 100 people evacuated from Northamptonshire nightclub after gas canister goes off

Bar Qbano in Ebenezer Place. Credit: Google Street View

More than 100 people were evacuated from a nightclub in Northamptonshire in the early hours of this morning after what is believed to be a gas canister was let off.

Police, the fire service and two ambulances were called to Bar Qbano in Ebenezer Place in Kettering.

Police said it is believed a "CS-type gas" was released. Investigations are on-going.

A spokesman for East Midlands Ambulance Service said: “Two patients required treatment for breathing difficulties and were both treated at the scene. An additional patient was suffering from abdominal pain and was taken by DCA to Kettering General Hosptial.

“Our second DCA remained at the club to support Police and Fire and be on hand to assist anyone needing medical support.”

A spokeswoman from the club said the venue had now reopened.

Watchdog: Hospital Trust 'requires improvement'

Kettering Hospital

The trust which runs Kettering General Hospital has been given an overall rating of 'Requiring Improvement' by the Care Quality Commission.

The health watchdog said it needed to improve a number of areas including its emergency services, maternity and gynaecology.

The Trust says it will address the areas highlighted and is also committed to building on its strengths.


Kettering hotel raided by gang in Halloween masks

Police are hunting four men who raided a Kettering hotel and threatened a member of staff while dressed in Halloween masks.

Travelodge sign Credit: PA Images

The men entered the Travelodge on the westbound side of the A14 sometime between 3.40am and 4.10am on Monday 13 October.

Two of the men climbed over the hotel counter, dragged the receptionist into a back room, threatened to poke his eye out with a screwdriver and punched him before making him lie on the floor while they searched the office.

The thieves stole a small amount of money from the hotel’s safe before getting away.

Police say all four of the men spoke with Asian accents and were around 5ft 5in tall. The men wore Halloween masks, long sleeved T-shirts, jeans and gloves.

Witnesses, or anyone with any information about this incident, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Northamptonshire: Taxi driver punched in the face after getting into heated argument with passengers

A taxi driver was punched in the face after he got into an argument with three passengers in Northamptonshire. Credit: PA

A taxi driver was punched in the face after getting into an argument with three passengers in Northamptonshire.

The driver was assaulted between 5am and 5.15am on November 2 in Horse Market, Kettering.

The driver was struck in the face by one of the passengers, causing facial injuries.

The passenger in question is described as white and was wearing a light-coloured T-shirt.


'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

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