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Daughter's 36 year search for missing dad leads to Northampton shelter

A woman is hoping that she could soon be reunited with her long lost father in Northampton.

Adele Greenacre was just a baby when her dad Derek disappeared in 1978 but now she hopes she can trace him after rumours he could be staying at a homeless shelter in the town.

Click below to watch a video report from Peter Bearne:

'Pyro' Amnesty bins installed at Sixfields

The Police poster Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Northamptonshire Police are putting amnesty bins at Sixfields Stadium to collect flares and other pyrotechnics.

The pyro bins are designed to highlight the dangers of taking smoke grenades and fireworks to matches. The bins will be in place for both Coventry and Northampton home games until the beginning of May.

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Artists impression of sex attacker

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Police in Corby are re-appealing for the public’s help in identifying a man who sexually assaulted a woman in the town nearly two weeks ago. The assault happened in Oakley Road, on Monday, 31 March, at about 11.30pm, and detectives have now released an artist’s impression of the suspect.

The victim, a 27-year-old woman, was pushing her bicycle along the footpath on Oakley Road, near the Lidl supermarket, away from the town centre, when she was approached by a man. The man spoke to her and made sexual advances, which were rebuffed.

The man then dragged the woman into the bushes beside an alleyway near Shannon Court and the Lyvedon Way roundabout and assaulted her. The offender was disturbed by a member of the public who chased him away.

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Northamptonshire in good spirits ahead of the new cricket season

While there's little joy to be found from England's winter, in the domestic game Northamptonshire have plenty to look forward to.

But they have been dealt an early blow with South African bowler Rory Kleinveldt forced out of his overseas player contract because of injury - the latest in a long line. But that apart, they're in good spirits, as Jim Rice reports.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Jim Rice

New Wellingborough mayor named

Jim Bass has been named as the new Mayor of Wellingborough and will take office in May Credit: Borough Council of Wellingborough

Conservative councillor Jim Bass has been named as the new Mayor of Wellingborough.

Mr Bass, who had a long career in the engineering industry, wants to use his year as mayor to develop relationships with industry and educational facilities.

Cllr Bass said: “It is a great honour to be appointed as mayor by my peers. The borough is changing and growing, and we’re excited to become a part of new communities that will be developing throughout this year and beyond."

Jim Bass has been a councillor for Ecton, Mears Ashby and Sywell for seven years. He takes office as mayor on Thursday 29 May.

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

by Stuart Leithes

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".

Watch the CCTV images here

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

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