Two men have been jailed for a total of twenty-four years for a rape in Corby.

31 year-old Florin Daniliuc formerly of Portree Walk and 21 year-old Nicu-Alexandru Paulet of no fixed address were convicted at Leicester Crown Court.

They were found guilty by unanimous verdict of the rape of a woman in an area adjacent to the East Midlands Pool in Corby on December 2nd last year.

A leading detective on the case said the men had carried out a violent and pre-meditated attack and that officers were delighted justice had been served.

They also praised the enormous courage shown by the victim throughout the investigation and trial.

Corby people can explore some of the subjects from the town's history thanks to funding from the National Lottery.

Corby Borough Council have revealed that almost £10,000 has been secured for the three-week project to run this month.

Historic collections of objects will be at the Corby Cube. The archives will concern Corby's steelworks in the Stewarts and Lloyds era, the traditional Pole Fair held every twenty years and the Weldon Roman Villa.

Residents will have the chance to attend workshops where they can handle  the objects and hear from specialists - the first session is this Tuesday ( October 9 ).

There are more details on taking part online at www.corby.gov.uk

Sep 13 - Plans to make Corby's Urgent Care Centre a sameday access hub have been suspended by NHS Corby.

Today the Clinical Commissioning Group that plans health services in the borough said they would instead be beginning a search for an operator to take on a three year contract to run the centre from March next year.

That's when the current contract with Lakeside Plus runs out.

Last month a judicial review brought by Corby campaigners saw a judge demand a public consultation be organised over the plans to change how the centre was accessed.

NHS Corby say they are taking the action to try and ensure "continuity of health services".

The railway bridge on Corby's Cottingham Road that has been closed since January has had its re-opening put back by another two weeks.

The bridge was originally due to re-open in August, which was put back to this month, but Network Rail have said that due to technical difficulties, the bridge will have to remain closed now until the 19th October.

Previously businesses in the Old Village have complained that having the bridge closed to traffic has had a negative effect on trade there.

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.