News on some of the new developments in and around the town that have been reported recently:

JD Wetherspoon have put in an application to Corby Borough Council to build new hotel rooms as an extension to The Saxon Crown on Elizabeth Street- thirty new rooms are wanted above the British Heart Foundation store on the street.

CBC have given permission for KIA to build a new car showroom and associated facilities on Manton Park off Cockerell Road, near to the Wickes DIY store. 35 jobs are being promised by the development.

The borough council have also approved plans to re-fit the fourth floor of the Corby Cube as office space and a tea room - it has been empty since the building was completed.

And work may re-start on roads and lighting at Little Stanion after the MP for Corby received a letter saying the developer is to be brought out of administration.

The public's views are wanted over plans to change who governs the county's fire service.

Following on from government moves to have more collaboration between the emergency services the plan is for the police and crimecommissioner's office to take over the running of the fire service from the county council.

It's reported a new part of council tax bills would pay for the service, with the police and fire services remaining seperate organisations.

The website northantsfireproposals.co.uk has more details on what's proposed with a deadline on the consultation of August the 1st.

Corby Radio is set to receive funds towards its academy for younger people thanks to a supermarket's community drive.

The station's been nominated in the Tesco Bags of Help appeal for this summer in the town - with shoppers invited to vote in-store for a favourite cause.

Grants of £1,000 £2,000 and £4,000 will be decided on -  the money's been raised from the 5p charge issued on carrier bags.

The Corby Radio Academy runs courses for 13 to 18 year-olds which teach basic broadcasting techniques - also acting as a means for those who take part to develop social skills.

Only 50% of Corby Radio's income can come from advertising under rules from the broadcast regulator.