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Dog stolen from outside fish and chip shop

A picture of the breed of dog which was stolen Credit: PA

Police are looking for a dog who was stolen from outside a fish and chip shop in Kettering.

The dog was tethered outside the Bignal fish and chip shop in Bignal Court, off Lake Avenue at around 7pm last Tuesday.

The missing dog is a 5-year-old black and white Saluki bitch and she was untied and taken while the owner was in the shop.

Witnesses, or anyone with information, is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101.

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Trains not stopping at Market Harborough as person hit by train

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.

Deenethorpe airfield could become 'garden village'

The airfield is located between Deenethorpe and Upper Benefield Credit: Google Maps

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.

Gas canister set off at club in Kettering

Ambulance crews were called to a bar in Northamptonshire last night to reports of a gas canister being set off.

Map showing location of incident in Kettering where a gas canister was set off. Credit: ITV News Central

One person was taken to hospital and two others were treated at the scene at Bar Qbano in Ebenezer Place, Kettering.

Kettering Conservative MP flanks new UKIP member as he takes seat in Parliament

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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".

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Kettering store wrecked as thieves try to steal cash machine using JCB

Thieves tried to remove a cash machine. Credit: Sam Marloww

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.”

– Detective Sergeant Nick Cobley, Northamptonshire Police

Students' bid to get people to wee in the shower

A Northamptonshire student and his friend have spearheaded a campaign to get their fellow students to wee during their morning shower Credit: ITV News Anglia

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".

Kettering's Chris Dobson came up with the '#gowiththeflow' project with his friend Debs Torr Credit: Ian Nicholson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

"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."

– CHRIS DOBSON, UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
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