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Snooker star in Isis logo mix-up

Snooker player Rory McLeod has been forced to deny claims he supports the Islamic State after appearing on television wearing an 'Isis' badge.

Rory McLeod in action Credit: PA Images

The 43-year-old Muslim sparked outrage on Twitter by sporting a logo with 'Isis' on his waistcoat during his game against Ronnie O’Sullivan on Monday night.

Rory McLeod wearing 'Isis' logo Credit: Euro Sport

But the sportsman was actually wearing the logo of Wellingborough company, Isis Business Solutions, which has sponsored him for the last 14 years.

Many of Rory's fans came out in support on social media...


Burger King trials home delivery

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Burger King is trialling a home delivery service in Yorkshire, Essex, Cornwall, Lincolnshire and London in a move that has seen those lucky enough to receive the service celebrating their good fortune.

Social media lit up at news of the three-month trial, despite it only taking place from eight restaurants in Northampton, Romford, Truro, Hornchurch, Gants Hill, Hull, Skegness and Hayes.

Those keen on having a Whopper and fries delivered direct to their front door can enter their postcode on the dedicated Burger King Delivery website to find out if they are eligible.

However the company said the trial was a test of the service ahead of a national roll-out later in the year.

Matthew Bresnahan, marketing director of Burger King for Northern Europe, Russia and Africa, said: "Burger King is firmly committed to delivering great-tasting food at affordable prices to all of our customers.

"We are extremely excited about this Home Delivery service trial so customers can continue to enjoy the perfect combination of taste, at great value prices, now delivered straight to their homes."

The news was met with reactions ranging from joy to despair on Twitter.

@GreyMCMLXXIX wrote: "Burger King now deliver. What a momentous day this is," while @hpd1998 added: "Burger King start to deliver in the UK, the beginning of a new era?"

But those not eligible shared their grief, with @NotFaulty writing: "Burger King doesn't deliver to my postcode. All life is pain."

Memorabilia from the Great Train Robbery sells for more than £20,000

The lots included the original bank notes that were taken.

Memorabilia from the Great Train Robbery sold at auction in Northamptonshire last night for more than £20,000.

The Lots - including stolen bank notes and the watch worn by Ronnie Biggs went under the hammer in Towcester, along with the keys to the getaway car and a length of wire used to alter railway signals.


Council rejects plans for woodland cabins

Campaigners fighting plans to build seventy holiday cabins in woodland in Northamptonshire are celebrating tonight - after councillors decided to reject the application.

Forest Holidays wanted to build a new retreat at Fineshade Wood near Corby.

But, following strong local opposition - including from the Wildlife Trust - the plans were this evening turned down on ecological grounds.

Opposition to plans for holiday cabins in woodland

People fighting plans to build seventy holiday cabins in woodland in Northamptonshire will find out if their campaign's been successful tonight, in a council vote. Forest Holidays put in an application to build a new retreat at Fineshade Wood near Corby. There's been strong local opposition - including from the Wildlife Trust... But the company says it's taking wildlife into account. Olivia Paterson has the story...

Pixie the costly cat


This is Pixie the cat, from Wood Green Animal Centre in Cambridgeshire, who was diagnosed with a possible tumour after volunteers were worried about her sneezing. The charity took immediate action, taking Pixie first to the vets and then to a specialist health trust in Suffolk running up £1,500 in vets bills.

The good news was it wasn't a tumour. The bad news ...for their pockets at least, was that the offending body in Pixie was actually piece of grass that had made its way up her nose!

Well Pixie has now made a full recovery and is enjoying life in a new home after being adopted by Peter Hodgkin and his fiancée Chrissy-Ann Steward from Northamptonshire.


Prime Minister visits the region

David Cameron at Vauxhall's Luton plant

The Prime Minister visited Luton and Northampton today. This morning David Cameron was at the Vauxhall plant in Luton where they are producing Vivaro vans. About half of the them are exported to Europe.

He then went to Northampton to officiallyopen a new plant at the Cosworth engine factory. During his visit the Prime Minister defended the latest unemployment figures, which show unemployment in East Anglia's increased by 1.3%. Claiming that over the last four years more jobs have been created in Britain than in the rest of Europe put together.

Here is Matthew Hudson's report on the Prime Minister's visit:

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