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Spectacular star trail photograph taken in Leicestershire

Star trail in Leicestershire Credit: Mark Humpage

We've received an amazing photograph taken by ITV News Central viewer Mark Humpage at Lutterworth in Leicestershire. It was taken over 1500 exposures combined for a 7 hour star trail from the clear sky weekend.

Winter is good for these photos which show the effect of Earths rotation, as seen through the stars.

– Mark Humpage

This is how Mark did it! Click here


Police search for missing 13-year-old girl

Chloe Woodlock Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Police are issuing an urgent appeal for the public’s help to find missing schoolgirl Chloe Woodlock.

The 13-year-old was last seen t her home in Middleton Cheney near Banbury at 8am this morning.

Chloe is white with short, cropped mousey hair. She was last seen wearing black trousers, black school shoes and a blue hoody, and was carrying an orange rucksack.

Police are asking anybody who sees her to call 101 or 999.


Investigations into major recycling fire continue

Investigations are continuing after a major fire at a recycling centre in Wollaston in Northamptonshire.

The scene of yesterday's fire Credit: Emily Savage

A huge plume of smoke could be seen more than 12 miles away.

The fire service were called out yesterday lunchtime to find 80 tonnes of recyclable material on fire.

The fire is now under control.

Thick black smoke caused by burning plastics

Firefighters in the Northamptonshire say the thick black smoke that rose from a large fire at a recycling plant was due to the amount of plastic being burnt.

Dawn Whittaker - Northampton Fire and Rescue Service

Smoke could be seen more than 12 miles away in Northampton.

When the fire service were called out at lunchtime, they found 80 tonnes of recyclable material on fire, with a further 450 tonnes inside the building.

Fire now under control at Northampton recycling centre

Police and fire crews at the scene earlier in Wollaston. Credit: Emily Savage

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue service have said the fire at the Think Green Recycling centre at Raymond Close, Wollaston is on going but under control.

The fire is concentrated in the rear yard with approximately 80 tonnes of plastic involved in the fire.

The last update from the fire service listed approximately 60 firefighters at the scene, with 10 pumps and other specialist appliances being used.

The service is working with other emergency services and partner agencies to end the blaze.

The cause of the fire is under investigation but the public are still being advised to keep their windows and doors closed as a precautionary measure.

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