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Kettering ballot papers being sorted before count

Kettering is the regional counting centre for the East Midlands.

The regional result is expected in the early hours of the morning,


One hour delays on East Midlands trains

East Midlands trains Credit: ITV News Central

There are delays of up to an hour on East Midlands trains between Kettering and St Pancras due to a person being hit by a train.

Tickets are being accepted on Virgin Trains, Thameslink, London Underground and Cross Country services.

Trains may still be delayed until 18:00.

East Midlands trains tweeted the following updates:

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Serious crash closes A43 in both directions between Northampton and Kettering

The A43 is closed between Northampton and Kettering. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A crash involving two lorries and other vehicles has closed the A43 in Northamptonshire in both directions.

It is affecting the stretch of road between the Round Spinney roundabout at Northampton and the junction with the A14 at Kettering.

The air ambulance is close to the scene of the crash naer Sywell.

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Hospitals under pressure

Northampton General Hospital is under pressure Credit: PA Images

Kettering General Hospital and Northampton General Hospital continue to experience extremely high numbers of people at their Accident and Emergency departments.

People reporting to the A&E department with minor injuries and ailments are being warned they face longer waits than normal as more serious cases are prioritised, and are being urged to use alternative NHS services where appropriate such as NHS 111, pharmacies, alongside seeing their GP in the normal way.


Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Kettering

A 32-year-old man from Kettering has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, after officers were called to an address in Lewis House, Carrington Street, Kettering yesterday.

Officers attended shortly before 11pm to reports of a stabbing incident.

A 28-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious wounds to his stomach where he is currently in a stable condition.

A man remains in custody at this time and officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.

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Boys aged 11 and 14 arrested after major Kettering fire

The fire happened in Dryland Street. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two boys aged 11 and 14 have been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire in Kettering earlier this week.

It's after a major blaze broke out at a block of flats in Dryland Street on Monday (26 October).

More than 40 firefighters tackled the fire and two people were taken to hospital for precautionary checks.

The pair have been released on bail.

Meningitis research warns adults also at risk

The NHS state that 'Every suspected case of meningitis should be treated as a medical emergency.' Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A family from Kettering are joining forces with the Meningitis Research Foundation to warn the public that adults are at risk of meningitis, not just adults.

Craig and Melanie Hook are supporting the campaign after Melanie contracted pneumococcal meningitis and septicaemia at the age of 31 in 2003.

Melanie survived but she is paralysed from the chin down and requires help to breath, and blinks to communicate.

These are the possible symptoms for meningitis:

  • have a high fever, with cold hands and feet
  • vomit and refuse to feed
  • feel agitated and not want to be picked up
  • become drowsy, floppy and unresponsive
  • grunt or breathe rapidly
  • have an unusual high-pitched or moaning cry
  • have pale, blotchy skin, and a red rash that doesn't fade when a glass is rolled over it
  • have a tense, bulging soft spot on their head
  • have a stiff neck and dislike bright lights
  • have convulsions or seizures

These symptoms can occur in any order and may be symptoms of other illnesses.

The NHS state that 'every suspected case of meningitis should be treated as a medical emergency.'

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