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Teenage girl punches knife-wielding robber

The attack happened in an underpass near Lloyds Road Credit: Google Maps

A teenage girl has been robbed at knifepoint in an underpass.

The girl was walking out of the underpass near to Lloyds Road in Corby at about 5:15pm yesterday when she was grabbed from behind by a man. He held a knife to her throat and told her to give him everything she had.

The robber then searched through her handbag and stole some tobacco.

The girl managed to pull herself away and punched the man in the face before running away.

The robber was mixed race, about 6ft 6in, slim, with broad shoulders.

He was wearing a black puffa-style jacket, grey tracksuit bottoms, white Nike Air Max trainers and a red and black bandana over the lower part of his face.

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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