A man from Northamptonshire has begun an epic journey, to walk 5,500 miles from his home town of Kettering to Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa.Read the full story ›
Trains are not stopping on East Midlands Trains at Market Harborough because a person has been hit by a train.
Although lines between Kettering and Leicester have reopened, passengers may still be delayed by up to 40 minutes while services recover. Some trains might divert via Corby.
Problems are expected to continue until 15:00.
A new thousand-home 'garden village' could be built on the site of Deenethorpe airfield in Northamptonshire.
The plans include a hotel, industrial base, school and community hall, but there are fears it could put pressure on services in neighbouring Corby.
The 600-acre airfield is located between Deenethorpe and Upper Benefield and was used by American airmen during the Second World War.
In recent years, the area has mainly been turned to agriculture, but the air strip is still occasionally used as a private runway.
Ambulance crews were called to a bar in Northamptonshire last night to reports of a gas canister being set off.
One person was taken to hospital and two others were treated at the scene at Bar Qbano in Ebenezer Place, Kettering.
The Conservative MP for Kettering, Philip Hollobone, acted as a sponsor for the new UKIP MP Mark Reckless as he took his seat in Parliament today.
Another East Midlands MP, Stewart Jackson, the Conservative member for Peterborough has tweeted that any Tory MP who defects to UKIP is "frankly insane".
Any Tory MP who defects to UKIP on the basis of the result in Rochester and Strood (whatever it is) would frankly be completely insane
A supermarket in Kettering has been left severely damaged after thieves drove a digger through the front of the building.Read the full story ›
A supermarket in Kettering has been left severely damaged after thieves drove a digger through the front of the building.
Police were called to Budgens in St Stephen's Road just before 4am as thieves tried to remove a cash machine from the shop using a JCB.
Police say the shop is off limits while the building is checked out.
They've recovered the digger, and are looking for a stolen 4x4 also used in the crime.
“This incident has left the shop severely structurally damaged so we are not letting anybody into the building at the moment and we are guarding the scene to make sure the public remain safe.
We have recovered the yellow JCB which was used to break into the building. We believe this vehicle, along with a 4x4 which was possibly green, was stolen by the thieves before they carried out the robbery.
We would encourage anyone who saw what happened in St Stephen's Road in the early hours of this morning, or who knows anything about the two stolen vehicles, to contact us as soon as possible.”
A Northamptonshire student and his friend have spearheaded a campaign to get their fellow students to wee during their morning shower.
Kettering's Chris Dobson came up with the '#gowiththeflow' project with his fellow npower Future Leaders Challenge finalist, Debs Torr. The pair were inspired by a similar campaign in Brazil, which aims to save water.
They hope to get all 15,000 students at the University of East Anglia to take part, saying the reduction in toilet flushes would save enough money to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool 26 times every year.
After asking fellow students to declare their habits on twitter and Facebook, the couple have admitted the project has received a "mixed reaction".
"We've done the maths, and this project stands to have a phenomenal impact.
"With 15,000 students at UEA, over a year we would save enough water to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool 26 times over.
"Imagine how big an impact it could have if we could get everyone in East Anglia, or even the UK, to change their morning habits."
Kettering General Hospital has been granted over £300,000 by NHS England to expand its cardiac rehabilitation services.Read the full story ›
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.