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A family looking for a bone marrow donor for their seriously ill son will hand out a thousand spit-kits at the Northampton Balloon Festival

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Northamptonshire sisters to fly back from the Philippines with seriously ill father

Peter Robinson is almost completely paralysed.
Peter Robinson is almost completely paralysed. Credit: The Robinson's.

Two sisters from Northamptonshire who flew to the Philippines to bring home their seriously ill father are flying back with him today.

Peter Robinson is almost completely paralysed after having a stroke in June.

Dianne Sutton and Dale Robertson, Peter's daughters.
Dianne Sutton and Dale Robertson, Peter's daughters. Credit: ITV News Anglia

His family have raised more than £20,000 to pay for flights and medical bills.

They say people have been incredibly generous.

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Northampton Balloon Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary

Northampton Balloon Festival.
Northampton Balloon Festival. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

More than 40 hot air balloons from across the country have gathered in Northampton for the start of the town's balloon festival.

The popular event at Billing Aquadrome is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

At 6am today, the balloons took off for their first flight.

They will fly again at 6pm and the festival runs until Sunday.

Northampton Balloon Festival is well underway

Reporter Olivia Paterson and cameraman Jonathon Stevens have been up, up and away in a hot air balloon to get some fantastic shots of the festival.

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Olivia Paterson tweets from the Northampton balloon festival

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Almost our turn now. In just a few minutes we'll be high over Northamptonshire @itvanglia http://t.co/FCF6nar1f7

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Pilots briefing underway. Conditions looking good. About 20 balloons expected to take off this morning @itvanglia http://t.co/YmEYuiR0Gi

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'Trace Track' sculpture to be unveiled

A work of art commemorating the closure of the Northampton to Peterborough railway line will be unveiled today.

The 'Trace Track' sculpture
The 'Trace Track' sculpture Credit: Xevi Bayona

The 12-metre high sculpture emerges from Stanwick Lakes near Wellingborough. The railway line was closed as part of the Beeching cuts and is now used by walkers and cyclists in the Nene Valley.

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