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Optometrist spots tumour and saves life of Northampton teenager

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson.

A teenager from Northampton is urging everyone to book a sight test after a routine appointment saved her life.

Lauren Whittington says eye tests aren't just for people who need glasses.

Her optometrist picked up symptoms which showed she had a brain tumour.

Within three hours she and her family were told that doctors would have to operate.

The pressure that I spotted behind Lauren's eyes set me off to think that something wasn't right.

– Nicole Barber, Optometrist


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Police appeal after woman assaulted in Northampton pub

Police have released a CCTV image of a man who might have information on the assault. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Police have released an picture of a man they want to speak to after a woman was assaulted at a Northampton pub.

It happened at the Boston Clipper pub in College Street at around 3.30am on 8 October.

A 26-year-old woman suffered facial injuries.

Officers are appealing for information.

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Woman hurt in Northampton hit and run

The driver failed stop and made off towards the town centre. Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was hurt in a hit and run in Northampton.

It happened while she was crossing Weedon Road, near to the Homebase and Argos, at about 5pm on Friday.

She collided with a blue car, which may have been a Toyota.

The driver, a black man aged 30 to 40, failed to stop. He drove away towards the town centre.

The woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries.


Full-time: Northampton Town 1 - 3 Manchester United

Northampton Town v Manchester United Credit: ITV News Central

Northampton Town have lost to Manchester United tonight in their EFL Cup third-round tie.

Michael Carrick put United ahead before Alex Revell drew Northampton level from the penalty spot.

But all hopes of a giant killing were quashed with second half goals from Ander Herrera and Marcos Rashford.

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