NHS Corby have today ( Sep 20 ) confirmed they have reached a deal with the operator of the Corby Urgent Care Centre to keep the centre open.

In a statement, the clinical commissioning group for the area say the deal will keep the centre going beyond an original contract deadline of September the 30th - through to March 2019.

However both parties can give only four months notice to terminate the contract if needs be before that date. 

The statement adds that "both parties are seeking a period of stability to enable further consultation with staff, patients and the public about the future shape of services locally".

The news has been welcomed by the MP for Corby who last week handed in a petition about the Urgent Care Centre at Parliament, that was compiled by independent campaign group "Save Our UCC".

Police investigating the sexual assault of a woman in Corby earlier this month have made a fresh appeal.

They have urged a taxi driver who may have given the woman a lift to contact them and are also trying to locate a woman and two men who may have more information.

A woman was assaulted in a small grassed park area, at the junction of Pen Green  Lane and Rockingham Road, sometime between 4 am and 5am on the morning of Saturday September 9th. It's understood another woman and two men walked past the area around the time of the incident.

Anyone with more details is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Four people have been arrested after police received reports of people carrying shotguns in the Gretton Brook Road area of Corby.

Officers were called to the area on Tuesday, 5 September, when armed police attended the scene and arrested two men and two teenage boys.

An extensive search of the local area has taken place and a shotgun has been recovered. 

Officers from CID investigating the incident would like to hear from anyone who may have any information about it. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The four men arrested in connection with the incident have been released from custody under investigation.

The Leader of the Labour Party has been in Corby today (Sep 8). 

Jeremy Corbyn visited the Pen Green Centre for Children and Families on Rockingham Road. He spoke to staff and parents there after being welcomed by local Labour members and two pipers.

The site includes a Sure Start centre and Mr Corbyn has accused the government of not funding the centres properly. He's also criticised the government over issues they've had with a pledge to provide thirty hours of free childcare for three and four year-olds.

The government has said it is determined to support families with investment in affordable childcare in the years ahead.

Corby cause "Nightlight" say they are to continue their quest for a permanent base to help rough sleepers from.

It's after they said they would not be going ahead with their original plans to use a former veterinary surgery on Wood Street in the town centre.

Nightlight had won permission from the borough council for the move but say the landlord of the property was unwilling to go ahead with it.

Instead the charity say they have been offered temporary help ahead of the winter by a church in the town and that they still intend to try and help rough sleepers when the colder weather comes in.