Food company confirms 900 job losses

Solway Foods has confirmed that it is to close its food processing plant in Corby, Northamptonshire with the loss of 930 jobs.

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Soldiers on the march through Corby and Kettering

soliders from the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Anglian Regiment
Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment Credit: ITV Central News

Two hundred soldiers from the Royal Anglian Regiment will be descending on Corby and Kettering today as they march through the towns.

In 2012 the Regiment were officially presented with the Freedom of the Borough of Corby in recognition of their courage displayed in battle and their association with the Borough of Corby.

Mock referendum in "little Scotland"

An East Midlands town nick-named "little Scotland" is holding a mock referendum on Scottish independence.

It is being held as part of the annual Highland Gathering in Corby.

Thousands of people who live in the Northamptonshire town are of Scottish descent, after many moved there for work when one of the largest steel workers in the UK was set up there in the 1930s.

Scots will got to the polls on 18th September to decide the future of the country.

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Police tracing car after man dies in Corby hit-and-run

It happened in Studfall Avenue Credit: ITV News Central

Police are appealing for help in tracing a car which might have been used in a hit and run incident which resulted in a man's death, in Corby in Northamptonshire.

A 23-year-old man was found in Studfall Avenue at 1am yesterday with serious injuries. He died later in hospital.

Police believe an Audi-type vehicle was involved and was seen driving dangerously in the area. They say it will have sustained damage.

Corby food company wants to minimise redundancies

The Solway Foods factory in Corby Credit: ITV News Central

A food company in Northamptonshire says it wants to minimise the number of compulsory redundancies after it announced the closure of its food processing plant.

Solways Foods in Corby announced that 900 jobs could be lost, but the firm says it will redeploy people where possible.

It is closing the site by the late summer because it says it is no longer viable.

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Solway Foods confirms closure of Corby factory with the loss of 900 jobs

Solway Foods in Corby is to close with the lost of 900 jobs Credit: ITV Anglia

A food processing plant in Corby is to close in the summer with the loss of 900 jobs.

Although 500 job losses had already been threatened at Solway Foods, discussions had been continuing to try to save the factory.

Solway Foods is the town's second largest employer, but the company says the factory, which opened in 1988, is no longer viable.

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Talks being held over the future of Corby factory

Bosses at a food processing factory in Corby, where more than 900 jobs are under threat, are holding talks about the future of the site.

Solway Foods says closing the factory is a very real possibility as it is no longer viable.

The company has entered into a 45 day consultation with staff, but the Borough Council and MP Andy Sawford have set up a task force to try to save the site.

Click above to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Olivia Paterson.

900 jobs put at risk in Corby

Solway Foods have announced that their future in Corby is at risk, putting 900 jobs in doubt.

MP for Corby, Andy Sawford, says he has arranged 'urgent' talks with Solway Chief Executive, Vipal Patel.

I have spoken with representatives of Solway Foods today. My thoughts are with the 900 strong workforce who will now all be very worried about the future of their jobs. This news comes as a shock. Solway operate in a very competitive market, they have recently lost some customers and they tell me the Corby site is ageing. Solway have told me that they will consider all possibilities, including options for staying in Corby, and I have offered to help in anyway I can.

Police ask for help to track down killer of Corby man

David Ross

Detectives investigating the murder of Corby businessman David 'Les' Ross believe his death a year ago is linked to his involvement with the Rubix nightclub in the town.

Police will be in The Jamb area today to mark the first anniversary of his murder and they will be asking for help from the public to track down his killer.

Officers will be manning a large media van, which will broadcast information about the businessman's murder and footage from the hours leading up to the discovery of Mr Ross's body in the Village Inn Express hotel.

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