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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

Credit: PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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."


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.

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Northamptonshire couple distraught as honeymoon turns into a disaster

Xanta Watts was hospitalised for a week. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A couple from Northamptonshire are taking legal action against a travel company after their honeymoon was blighted by illness.

Xanta and Paul Watts from Kettering were staying at a resort on Koh Yao Noi Island in Thailand when Xanta became seriously ill with food poisoning and was hospitalised for a week.

She contracted Paratyphoid which is a disease caused by the Salmonella bacteria.

The couple are planning legal action. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"I've never actually felt that ill in my life," Xanta Watts told ITV News Anglia.

"Some days I would just cry because I felt so disappointed that this had happened. I felt trapped because I was on a deserted island."

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