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Shoppers treated to sneak peak of musical!

The cast took to the streets of Corby to give shoppers a sneak peak of the musical. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Shoppers in Corby got a sneak preview of the town's brand new musical this weekend.

The cast of "Danny Hero" took to the streets to perform songs from the show - which premieres at the Corby Cube at the end of the month.

The dancers certainly attracted plenty of attention! Credit: ITV News Anglia

Local performers are working with west end professionals to develop the musical - which was written especially for the town.

Credit: ITV News Anglia


CCTV released after two women assaulted in lift

Two women were inappropriately touched while they were in a lift. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after two women were assaulted in a lift in Northampton.

Both assaults happened at the Grosvenor Centre, between 2.30pm and 3.30pm, on 22 September.

A man inappropriately touched the women on two separate occasions, while other people were in the lift.

Officers are keen to speak to any witnesses.

Force India driver Hulkenberg agrees Renault switch

Nico Hulkenberg will move to Renault. Credit: PA

Northamptonshire-based Force India have confirmed German driver Nico Hulkenberg will move to F1 rivals Renault next season.

The 29-year-old has been part of the team for the last five years, but has decided to end his contract in order to "explore fresh opportunities".

Force India will now have to find a replacement, with Manor Racing's Esteban Ocon and Pascal Wehrlein likely to be among the targets.

Everybody at Sahara Force India wishes Nico well as he embarks upon a different path in Formula One.

Having spent five years with us, Nico has become a great friend and contributed a huge amount to the team’s success.

He’s an outstanding driver, who has scored more points for this team than anybody else.

While it’s true we will miss Nico, we respect his decision to explore fresh opportunities and it would be wrong to stand in his way.

– Vijay Mallya, Team Principal and Managing Director

Bomb squad called after postbox explodes in Raunds

An explosive device - suspected to be a firework - was placed inside the postbox. Credit: PA

A bomb disposal unit had to be called in after a postbox was badly damaged by an explosion in Northamptonshire.

The team was sent to Raunds on Wednesday evening (12 October).

An explosive device - suspected to be a firework - was placed inside the postbox, causing a small explosion.

Police believe the offenders were trying to play a prank. They are appealing for any witnesses.

Norfolk man sentenced for grooming girl under 16

Connor Hibberd was jailed for the grooming and sexual abuse of a child under 16. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

A man from Norfolk has been handed a 12-year sentence at for the grooming and sexual abuse of a child under 16.

Connor Hibberd, who’s 19, was told he will have to serve up to four years in custody and eight on extended licence at his sentencing at Northampton Crown Court.

He was also placed on the sex offender register for life and is now the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

“I’d like to pay tribute to the bravery of the victim, who courageously gave evidence to the court about the protracted abuse and control she was subjected to over a two-year period, starting when she was just 13-years-old.

The judge described Hibberd as a manipulative young man and imposed the extended licence conditions in order to protect the public from harm having deemed him to be a dangerous individual.”

– Detective Constable Louisa Dyer, Northamptonshire Police


Northampton home badly damaged in arson attack

The front of the house was significantly damaged. Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses following an arson attack at a house in Northampton.

Officers believe something was thrown at the front door, which caused it to set on fire.

No-one was hurt, but the front of the home was significantly damaged.

It happened at Scholars Court in the town centre between 10.45pm and 11pm last Thursday (6 October).

The offenders are thought to have run off in the direction of Victoria Promenade.

Pride of Britain West Nominees: Jane Nichols

Video report by ITV News Anglia’s Russell Hookey

All this week we're announcing our nominees for the ITV Fundraiser of the Year in the West of the Anglia region. We asked for your nominations for people in our region that go the extra mile to help others and raise money for charity. The winner will be heading to the glitzy Daily Mirror Pride of Britain awards later this month.

First up, it’s Jane Nichols from Kettering in Northamptonshire who found a different way to raise thousands of pounds for charities close to her heart.

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