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Yorkshire Ripper victim's mother welcomes his possible move to 'regular' prison

Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe could be moving to a regular prison Credit: ITV News

The Northamptonshire mother of Barbara Leach, one of the victims of the Yorkshire Ripper, has welcomed news that her daughter's killer could be moved to a prison.

Psychiatrists have decided that Peter Sutcliffe is no longer mentally ill and should be moved out of the high security Broadmoor Hospital where he has been held for over 30 years.

Sixty nine year old Sutcliffe was given 20 life terms for murdering 13 women and attacking others.

He killed student Barbara Leach, whose mother lives in Kettering, in 1979.

Student Barbara Leech who was murdered by Peter Sutcliffe Credit: ITV News

Drivers warned of A14 overnight closures

Drivers are being warned that part of the A14 Kettering bypass will be closed for five nights as part of its £42million scheme to improve safety and relieve congestion.

The westbound carriageway will shut between junctions 9 and 7 from 8pm until 6am from Monday 17 to Friday 21 of February.

The work involves vegetation removal and installation of temporary safety barriers on the slip roads at junction 8. At the same time the opportunity will be taken to carry out some carriageway repairs.

We endeavour to avoid overnight working as far as possible, however we cannot do these works during the day as we need to close the carriageway.

There may be some disturbance to local residents, as removing vegetation and installing new barriers can be noisy, but we will of course do our best to minimise this by doing the noisiest work as early as possible during the closure period."

– Project manager Mike Hall

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Family raise funds for daughter to get new leg

Milly-Anne Hemely who lost part of her leg after a dog attack Credit: ITV Anglia

The family of an 11-year-old girl from Northamptonshire who lost a leg in a dog attack are raising funds to buy her a prosthetic replacement.

Milly-Anne Hemely, from Long Buckby, had to have part of her right leg amputated when the family's Staffordshire bull terrier bit her last year. They need to raise six thousand pounds to pay for a prosthetic leg.

Wellingborough Prison to close

Wellingborough Prison will shut by the end of this year, with a loss of nearly 600 prison places as a result.

The plans have been announced by Justice Secretary, Kenneth Clarke.

The Prison Service say closing Wellingborough will save over £10m each year and avoid significant capital costs of up to £50m - a sum they say is needed to maintain the prison in the future.

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