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Around 600 steel jobs at risk in Corby

Tata Steel announced on Tuesday night that it is considering selling off its UK business. Credit: PA

Around 600 steel jobs are at risk in Corby in Northamptonshire after Tata Steel announced on Tuesday night that it is considering selling off its UK business, ITV News understands.

The board of its European holding company has been advised to explore all options for restructuring, including the potential divestment of Tata Steel UK.

In a statement issued in Mumbai, Tata said it noted with "deep concern" the deteriorating financial performance of its UK subsidiary in the past year.

The Government said it is "working tirelessly" to find a long-term solution to the steel crisis.

Meanwhile the former deputy leader of the Labour party John Prescott has questioned why Business Secretary and Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid is in Australia and not in the UK, with thousands of steel jobs under threat.

Tata Steel to sell UK business

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Tata Steel is expected to sell its entire UK business, putting jobs at the company's site in Corby at risk.

The news comes as union leaders travelled to Mumbai where the Tata board met to discuss the company's loss-making UK business. They had been hoping Tata would agree to a turnaround plan to keep steelmaking at the Port Talbot plant in Wales, as well as other UK plants.

Thousands of jobs have been lost in the steel industry in the past year, with companies blaming cheap Chinese imports and high energy costs for the UK steel sector's demise.

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Men in Corby are among the grumpiest in Britain (apparently!)

Corby Credit: ITV News

Men living in a Northamptonshire town are among the most grumpiest in Britain apparently!

According to a new study, Corby is among top towns with the UK's most grumpiest men.

The survey looked at data from 250,000 men registered with a dating site to see how strongly they agreed with the statement "I laugh often'.

The scores were then averaged out by area and, as laughter is a sign of happiness, the towns with lowest scores determined where the grumpiest men in the UK live.

The results revealed that Victor Meldrew types would feel right at home in Corby - with men in the town being ranked as the UK's 7th grumpiest.

Top came Spalding in Lincolnshire.

Police appeal after man stabbed in Corby

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Corby last night.

The 34-year-old man is believed to have been assaulted at a property in Blenheim Walk, at some point between 7.20 and 7.45pm and sustained a stab wound.

He was taken to University Hospital Coventry for treatment but is not believed to have life threatening injuries.

A 32-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

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Police release picture of baby found in box

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Police have just released a picture of a baby found abandoned in a box outside a house in Corby.

She was found wrapped in a blue blanket wearing just a nappy on Ibsen Walk on Monday (September 28th)

She was found in this box

Detectives are hoping that by issuing a picture the mother may come forward.

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Fresh appeal to find mum who abandoned baby

Detectives are making a fresh appeal for help to find the mother of a baby who was abandoned in a box outside a house in Corby.

She was found wrapped in a blue blanket wearing just a nappy on Ibsen Walk on Monday (September 28th)

Ibsen Walk in Corby

Detectives are hoping this afternoon to release a picture of the baby in the hope it will help trace the mother.

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