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EU REFERENDUM RESULT: Kettering votes Leave

Kettering in Northamptonshire is the first result to come in the Anglia region and has gone strongly in favour of leaving the European Union.

The local MP for Kettering is Conservative Philip Hollobone who has long campaigned for the Britain to leave EU. He was one of the founding members of the cross-party Grassroots Out movement

Kettering declares


Firefighters deal with 'major gas leak' in Rothwell

Emergency Services in Northamptonshire say they're dealing with a 'major gas leak' at a medical centre in Rothwell near Kettering.

The A6 has been closed and people are being urged to avoid the area.

Suspected burglar stuck in window arrested

A suspected burglar has been arrested after they were found stuck in a window.

It is understood the intruder was found trying to break into a property in Kettering on Saturday morning.

A tweet from the Northamptonshire Police's control room said: "First incident of the day, Burglar stuck in a window! 1 under arrest."

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: "Police were called at 6.30am to an address in Barnwell Street, Kettering.

"The householders were awoken by a lot of noise and discovered a man stuck in a downstairs window.

"Police arrested the man on suspicion of burglary and drugs offences."

Urgent appeal to find missing Northamptonshire man

James Hawkins Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Police have issued an urgent appeal to find a missing 23-year-old man from Northamptonshire who has not been seen for the past week.

James Hawkins from Kettering has not been seen since Tuesday 26th April. He told his mother he was he was going to work, but he has not been seen or heard from since and has turned off his mobile phone.

James is described as white, 6ft 1in, with a medium build. He has brown short curly hair and well-kept stubble and he has a tattoo on his neck saying Est 1992 and another on of the cartoon character Batman. He has a further tattoo of a card deck on his left hand knuckles.

He was last seen wearing black combat trousers, a grey hoody and black Adidas plimsols with three white lines on the sides.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Northamptonshire Police.

Wilson vows to become the best despite World Snooker Championship loss

Kettering's Kyren Wilson is adamant he can become the best player in the world one day - despite losing his World Snooker Championship quarter-final to Mark Selby today.

The 24-year-old hit a 143 break at the Crucible - the highest of the tournament so far.

World number one Selby went on to win the match 13-8, but Wilson was proud of his efforts regardless.

I'll win this event in the future, without a doubt.

I completely believe in myself, this hasn't dampened my confidence. I'll go away from here, I'll have a little bit of a rest with my family and friends and I'll be back working very, very hard to make sure next season's even better than this one.

– Kyren Wilson
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