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Work to start on £5.5 million crematorium site in Northamptonshire

The first phase of work is due to start later on a £5.5 million pound crematorium that is to be built in Northamptonshire.

An official ground-breaking ceremony on the 11 acre site this lunchtime will mark the start of work in Wellingborough.

The project was first discussed back in 2011.

This is a key project for the people of Wellingborough who will benefit from this new facility once it's complete. By working closely with public-sector bodies like Wellingborough Council we can help make sure the council receives the best value for money possible through our approved construction partners that use local employers and supply chains.

– Alan Coole, head of empa

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Men charged after drugs raids in Northamptonshire

Police carry out raid on a property Credit: ITV News Anglia

Three men arrested in Northamptonshire yesterday as part of a 10 month drugs investigation have been charged with drugs offences.

A fourth man has been charged with handling stolen goods.

The three men who were taken into custody as part of "Operation Pyramid' in Wellingborough, have been charged with Class A drug offences.

Police say 69 people have been arrested as part of the operation so far with 50 of them now facing charges.

Owners of horses found running free in Northamptonshire are sought

The owners of two horses have been asked to come forward after the animals were found running along a road in Northamptonshire.

Officers received reports of the two horses on The Ridge in Great Doddington, near Wellingborough, just before 9am on Wednesday April 15.

One of the horses was black and the other was white.

They were initially secured in a pub car park and are now being cared for elsewhere.

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Work finally starts on new development in Wellingborough

Artist Impression of the site in Welingborough Credit: Borough Council of Wellingborough

Work is finally due to start on the long awaited Stanton Cross development in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire today.

It'll increase the size of the town by a third - creating three thousand new homes, a new school, and shops and offices.

It's got the go-ahead after the council was given permission to use a crucial piece of land needed for the site's main road.

The project has been in the pipeline for nearly two decades.

Stanton Cross development Credit: Borough Council of Wellingborough

Cyclist killed in Wellingborough crash

A man has died following a crash between a car and a bicycle in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.

Location of crash near Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The man was cycling along the A510 between Wellingborough and Finedon at about 11.05pm on Friday 13 March when he collided with a green Citroen Saxo close to Sidegate Lane. He died in hospital the following day.

Witnesses to this incident should call Northamptonshire Police's Drivewatch hotline on 0800 174615.

ISIS speak out over snooker logo mix-up

The Wellingborough company behind the snooker logo mix-up has spoken to ITV News, Anglia about its association with Rory McLeod.

Rory McLeod Credit: Euro Sport

The Muslim snooker star was criticised for sporting an ISIS badge on his waistcoat during his match with Ronnie O'Sullivan on Monday night. A number of people took to social media thinking Mr McLeod was showing support for the jihadist militant group, Islamic State or 'Isis'.

Mr McLeod was forced to deny the accusations, explaining on Twitter that he is sponsored by accountant company ISIS Business Solutions and therefore wears their logo.

"ISIS Business Solutions are Accountants and Tax Advisors to Small to Medium sized enterprises and Entrepreneurs. We have looked after the financial affairs of Mr McLeod for the last 12 years.

"We have also sponsored Mr McLeod during that time and he carries our Logo on his waistcoat in accordance with the guidelines of the WPBSA. My original inspiration for the name came from the river ISIS.

"Quite clearly the association with the Acronym ISIS associated with the troubles in the Middle East are Media generated and are an unfortunate coincidence with our trading name.

"Our ethos is that Trade transcends politics and creates understanding and respect between peoples of the world."

– Mark Hollyman, Managing Partner, Isis
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