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Carlsberg shelves plans for distribution centre in Northampton

Bottles of Carlsberg beer.
Carlsberg has announced it is shelving its plans for a national distribution centre in Northampton. Credit: Press Association Images.

A major brewer has shelved plans to build a new national distribution centre in Northampton.

Carlsberg had planned to move its current centre from Swan Valley to the town's Brackmills Industrial Estate.

A spokesman for the company said the decision not to continue with the relocation plan was down to commercial considerations.


Britain's Got Talent's Ashleigh and Pudsey to get freedom of town

Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey pose for photographs at the premiere of their new film in London.
Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey attend the premiere of their new film in London. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Britain's Got Talent winners Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey will be given the freedom of Wellingborough today.

The dancing duo have been jet-setting around the world after their success in the ITV show in 2012.

On Sunday, they attended the premiere of their new film Pudsey The Dog: The Movie.

It has a special screening in Northamptonshire tonight.


Concerns grow for missing Northamptonshire woman

Kelly Morgan Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a vulnerable Northamptonshire woman.

Kelly Morgan, 35, of Mantlefield Road, Corby has not been seen since about 11am yesterday when she was released after treatment at Kettering General Hospital.

She is described as 5ft, slim, with shoulder-length straight brown hair.

She has brown eyes and a fair complexion. She is possibly wearing her hair in a tight bob and may have a burgundy top on.

Anyone with any information about Kelly’s whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101 quoting PID 5109

Football match for Victoria Cross soldier

A special football tournament's has been taking place in Northamptonshire to honour the memory of a soldier who won a Victoria Cross for his bravery.

Lance Corporal James Ashworth was just 23 when he died trying to rescue comrades in Afghanistan. Now the Corby soldier has been honoured once more by his home.

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

Sale of statue prompts massive row

The auction of a small Egyptian statue has prompted a massive row in Northampton over its multi million pound sale. The Sekhemka limestone stands just 30 inches high and last night it sold for nearly £16 million - it was only expected to raise £6 million.

The Egyptian ambassador to Britain says if Northampton Museum didn't want it they should have handed it back to his country. Olivia Paterson reports....

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