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Application to build 70 cabins in woodland rejected

An application to build seventy holiday cabins in Northamptonshire woodland has been rejected Credit: PA

An application to build seventy holiday cabins in Northamptonshire woodland has been rejected.

Campaigners were joined by the wildlife trust in their fight to protect Fineshade Wood near Corby from development by a company called Forest Holidays. The planning application was rejected on ecological grounds.


Soldiers on the march through Corby and Kettering

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.


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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