Money from the Big Lottery Fund is going to charitable causes in Corby for community projects.

In total their latest award for the East Midlands region is £7m. £500,000 is going to Teamwork, who have bases across the county including in Corby.

They have described the backing as a massive boost alongside the funding they already receive. Teamwork help support vunerable adults who may have physical  or learning disabilities or mental health challenges.

Among other grants of less than £10,000 funding has been won by the Halcyon Group, the Late Developers Photographic Group, Corby-based Action for Aspergers and for a project with autistic youngsters at the Corby Olympic Boxing Club.

Corby Borough Council have given further reaction after plans for a permanent homeless hub in the town were approved.

The scheme, which had led to objections from a number of residents, is set to see a former gym building on Cannock Road converted by the Nightlight charity.

A majority of borough councillors on a planning committee gave permission this week.

CBC said they would now work with Nightlight to "ensure that the hub will only operate within agreed conditions,  in a neighbourly manner and would strive to ensure that it  became a successful community asset for all of Corby."

Students in Corby have been among those across the country receiving GCSE results today ( Thu Aug 23 ).

Corby schools have been reporting on their outcomes,with the principal of Brooke Weston Academy saying the success of their students had been a testament to their determination, especially with the reformed GCSEs being more challenging.

At Corby Technical School the strongest grades came in English, maths and computer science and at Corby Business Academy in languages, computer science and biology.

Kingswood Secondary Academy say their results appear to show a significant improvement on last year, while Lodge Park Academy said there had been some fantastic achievements among their year 11 students.

A campaign in Corby wants householders to understand more about recycling.

Waste collections in the town have their own bin for recycling items but there can be confusion about which items qualify.

Corby Borough Council have been backed in the scheme by national recycling charity Recoup, with infomation going out to thousands of homes.

How local government in the county will shape up in the future are the subject of documents now released by local authorities.

The leader of Corby Borough Council says proposals they and other authorities have been working on about the future of Northamptonshire's local government "have not been entered into with any enthusiasm".

It says two unitary authorities - one to cover areas including Corby - are the most appropriate way forward.

It's all happening after government-appointed inspectors reported earlier this year on the severe financial difficulties impacting the county council - which they have recommended needs to be scrapped.

NCC are in the process of reducing funding by £70m in this financial year - which means cuts to many services.