Jun 15 - A controlled explosion has been carried out outside a Corby supermarket after it was evacuated.

Police were called to the Tesco Extra store on Oakley Road at 1:30pm, after concerns were raised about a suspicious package found outside the store.

An RAF explosive disposal unit were brought in once police had cleared the store, its car park and cordoned the site off.

Northants Police later said the operation had been completed and the cordon was being lifted.

Traffic was heavy around Corby as a result of the incident and trains between Corby and Kettering were stopped for a time.

Police have thanked the public for their co-operation and patience while emergency services dealt with the incident.

The founder of Corby's Adrenaline Alley has been honoured in the Queens Birthday Honours List, revealed on June 9.

Mandy Young has worked for a number of years on the project which has developed into a thriving urban sports centre.

Her initial idea was to create a safe space for youngsters to skate, and has developed with the support of various charities and Mandy and her team's hard work.

Mandy will receive the MBE for services to young people in Corby.

A county council statement is reminding people in Corby that problems on roads need to be reported through the "Street Doctor" part of NCC's website.

It's as the authority earmarks a number of Corby streets for surface work in July.

They are Spalding Road, Grimsby Close, Saxilby Close, Surfleet Close, Spilsby Close, Eastbrook, Shetland Way, Fotheringhay Road and Kingsthorpe Avenue.

They say the micro-asphalting they'll be doing is to prevent further deterioriation of roads.

Colourful banners promoting Corby have now reached George Street.

The "Love Corby" not-for-profit marketing group have added twelve to the town centre route - which they say are designed to raise the profile of the town as a destination and what it has to offer to residents, visitors and businesses.

Similar banners have already been put in place on Westcott Way. Love Corby said they were grateful to firms who had supported the campaign and added that an online scheme to promote job vacancies in the town has already had success.

Cllr Mohammed Rahman has been installed as the new Mayor of Corby at the Borough Council’s Annual Council meeting held on Thursday evening ( May 24 ). 

Cllr Rahman took the position from Cllr Matt Keane, the youngest ever Corby Mayor. It's Cllr Rahman’s second time in office and he will now be Mayor of Corby for the next year. Cllr Lawrence Ferguson was confirmed as the new Deputy Mayor.

Cllr Keane told Corby Radio he had thoroughly enjoyed his year as Mayor, and some £3,000 had been raised for his chosen charities - the mental health cause Stages and the youth club Tribes.

Cllr Rahman's chosen causes for his term are Maplefields Circle of Friends and the Royal British Legion.