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A SPECIAL ceremony is being held today to officially open Tresham College’s new campus. The campus, built on the site of the former Corby Community College, opened its doors to students last September. It replaces a number of college sites, including a dilapidated town centre campus and industrial units. The project was supported by the Skills

Funding Agency, Northamptonshire County Council and Corby Borough Council which have developed the Manor House used by the college for its catering and business training provision. Tresham’s Corby campus provides an enhanced IT provision, dedicated central learning pods for each curriculum area and a brand new 3G Astroturf pitch which is also avail-

prenticeship training. “Our new campus has been developed to meet the needs of our students, employers and the local community. “I hope our new building will show individuals and businesses across the UK that they can access high quality facilities and encourage more people to stay in education or consider returning to learning.”

able for public hire. The newly refurbished Manor House in the college grounds offers a fully functioning restaurant as well as dedicated business training facilities for professional qualifications. Principal, Stuart Wesselby said: “The opening of our Corby campus is an important day for putting Tresham on the map for further and higher education and ap-

A COMMUNITY campaign has been launched to fight any plans to build new houses on a popular recreation area in Oakley Vale. Lewis Foulkes is chairman of the newly-formed Merestone Road Park Committee. He said local people believed the area would always be kept as open space for the community. He said: “We are now taking our campaign out to local people, asking them to get out and sign our petition. “No application has been submitted at present, but someone is obviously testing the water. “We have had two meetings of our group already and now are canvassing the area. We’ve had a large amount of housing going up in Corby. Nobody wants this; we want the land to remain public open space.” A spokesman for Renew Holdings confirmed it owned the site. He said: “Renew Holdings has appointed Collier International to look into exploring whether the land could be used for other purposes.”

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THE town united to showcase its talent in a night of song and dance for charity. Ten acts took to the stage for Corby’s Got Talent, which took place in the Grampian in Patrick Road. The night was organised by recentlyformed Windmills Charity and funds raised will go towards its work. The cause provides help to local families of children with a variety of needs such as disabilities, long-term medical needs and terminal illnesses, with costs including transport to and from hospital appointments. A total of 27 youngsters from the Katrina School of Dance, who performed a rock and roll routine, triumphed at the event on October 5 to win the top prize of £500 – but promptly handed the money back to the charity!

Katrina Torrie, who runs the dance school, said it was initially decided to use the prize if they were successful to fund new wigs for an upcoming performance. But, after finding out about the work of the charity, the children agreed the money should be donated towards the cause. She said: “We hadn’t done anything in Corby for such a long time and there were lots of youngsters and adults singing and dancing, which was lovely. Backstage, all the youngsters were teaching each other their routines and learning Irish dancing from the others. It was so friendly and sometimes it’s not like that when it’s competitive.” Yvonne O’Neill, whose daughter Hannah, 15, was among the winning dancers, added: “I was so proud. The charity helps a lot of children in the area. It was a lovely idea.” BACKSTAGE JITTERS: Some of the contestants, waiting to hear the results.

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Green light for £50m Rushden Lakes plan > COUNTY AN AMBITIOUS £50million plan to create a major retail and leisure development that will create 1,500 new jobs has been given the go-ahead. The controversial Rushden Lakes plan, which developers predict will attract more than three million visitors a year, was granted planning permission by East Northamptonshire councillors. They unanimously backed developer XB Retail Properties’ plan to create the 465,000sq ft development on the edge of Rushden. The plan was supported by Wellingborough councillors. But

Corby, Kettering, Northampton and Bedford councils all opposed the development, fearing its impact on their town centres. The development, which will be built on the site of the old Skew Bridge country club and dry ski slope, includes shops, restaurants and a lakeside visitor centre, along with a hotel, leisure club and boat house. Steve North, leader of East Northants council, said after the decision: “We welcome this exciting new development which will bring new jobs to the area and regenerate a site that has become run down and, frankly, an eyesore. “It has the potential to increase

spending in the district and means that local people would have a better retail offer on their doorstep. “The new development will complement rather than compete with the high street, and developer contributions would help maximise opportunities for it to benefit from the scheme. “The leisure opportunities complement the Nene Valley project that encourages people to make the most of the river and help give better access through a footbridge and cycleway across the A45.” Under planning rules, the application will still need to be referred to the Secretary of State, to see if the council’s decision is acceptable.

Councillor North said: “We are hopeful this will be the case, particularly as local people have been overwhelmingly in favour of this project.” Rushden Lakes will also include a 74,000sq ft home and garden centre and 340,000sq ft of retail developments across three terraces. A crèche is also included in the plan. Chief executive of LXB, Tim Walton, said after the meeting: “This is great news for both Rushden and the wider East Northamptonshire area. “LXB’s investment will result in the creation of a significant number of jobs in area where they are very much needed.

“As a prominent leisure, tourism and retail destination, Rushden Lakes will attract major spending, boosting the local economy still further. “The level of support from local people and the local authority has been overwhelming, and we sense a real eagerness for this project to move forward so that those benefits make a difference in people’s pockets.” Speaking before the planning meeting, David Mackintosh, leader of Northampton Council, said: “We are at a critical point in the development of our town and the proposed Rushden Lakes project could jeopardise all of this, putting jobs and investment at risk in Northampton.”

Town pays tribute to ‘Mr Corby’ 1961 and gave 46 years of dedication to the people of the town. He also served as a county councillor, A MUCH-RESPECTED community leader known as ‘Mr Corby’ has had a road where he was leader from 1981-85 and again from 1996-98, and leader of the Labour Group in the town named in his memory. The road accessing Corby Football Club’s at the county for 21 years from 1979-2000. As well as chairman of Corby Town FC Steel Park is now officially called Jimmy he also played a prominent role in other Kane Way in tribute to the late councillor. The proposal was put forward earlier this community services and facilities such year as recognition of all of Jimmy Kane’s as the internationally-renowned Pen years of commitment and hard work to Green Children’s Centre and the LakeUNFORGETTABLE: The road naming is a tribute to ‘Mr Corby’, Corby football club, Corby borough and lands Hospice. In 2002, he was awarded the CBE and a Jimmy Kane. Mr Kane’s daughter Carol Anne is pictured with Cllr the county. Jimmy became a Corby councillor in month before his death in April 2007 was Tom Beattie, friends and family.


New store creates 100 jobs The first store was opened in 1984 and since then the business has develONE hundred new jobs have been cre- oped into a successful nationwide chain ated in the county by the opening of a of more than 100 stores – with more planned. new homewares store in Kettering. Chief executive, Nick Wharton, said: The 33,900sq ft Dunelm Mill store at Stanier Retail Park was officially opened “We are always excited about the openby the Mayor of Kettering James Hakewill. ing of a new store. It takes a lot of hard The company behind the opening work, investment and commitment getsays the two-storey store has created ting a new store up and running and we full and part-time work for 100 local are delighted to welcome the Mayor of Kettering, Councillor James Hakewill, people. Bill and Jean Adderley founded to open our doors for the first time. “We are confident that Kettering will Dunelm Mill in 1979 as a market stall business in Leicester selling ready- play a big part in the continued success of the company.” made curtains.


Garden group to meet > GRETTON THE Gretton Garden Group’s monthly meeting will be held next Wednesday, October 24, at 8pm in  the Old Band Room at the Hatton Arms. The meeting will take the form of a Members’ Night – there will be no guest speaker, but chairman Alan Waterman will give a short talk on seasonal jobs for the garden, which will then be followed by a plant swap.

Members should bring any spare plants, divisions, rooted cuttings, etc, to give away to others while hopefully finding something to suit their own needs. Anyone participating who does not bring any plants but takes some away, will be expected to make a small donation to group funds. The group’s Christmas meal on November 28 will also be discussed, plus possible activities for next year.

given the highest honour in Corby and became a Freeman of the Borough. Corby Councillor and his close friend Mark Pengelly, said: “Jimmy was an asset to the town and is missed by everybody. “We have been trying to get this street renamed for a while now and are pleased we can commemorate Jimmy in such a permanent way. “Jimmy was a big part of the football club for years and years and was always moving the club forward. Without the input of Jimmy throughout the years, it wouldn’t be the club it is today.”




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Paranormal Evening at Wellingborough Museum, hosted by medium Vince Price and guests. Friday October 19, 8pm til late. Tickets from museum, £10. Reservations: 01933 276838. Stand and Deliver – a comedy set in a maternity ward, by Bonkers Theatrical Productions. At the Masque Theatre, Barton Seagrave. October 25-27, 7.30pm. Call 01536 213030 to book. Lenny Henry’s one-man comedy tour of ‘Pop Life’ at The Core at Corby on October 25. Tickets range from £18 – £25. To book, call: 01536 470 470. Wellingborough Cooperative Amateur Dramatic Society presents Confusions by Alan Ayckbourn. Fri-Sat Oct 26-27 at Wellingborough Museum, 8pm. Tickets £7 from the museum, call: 01933 276838. Wicksteed Park’s Hallowe’en entertainment: a Rocky Horror Tribute on Friday October 26, from 7:30pm. £15 per person with a basket meal and disco with Big Bopper Entertainment. A Little Monsters Ball – spooky fun with Wicky Bear and his friends on Saturday October 27, with tickets £3 for children and 50p for adults if booked in advance. Bonfire Night display at Wicksteed Park by award-winning MLE pyrotechnics, from Daventry, Saturday November 3. Plus funfair and local band Short Notice. Tickets £4 if booked in advance and £5 on the day. Book here: http://www. Kettering Youth Theatre, October 31-Nov 3, times vary. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Details here: Inventive play about Charles Dickens at The Castle, Wellingborough, Wed November 7, 7.45pm. ‘What the Dickens?’ is performed by a talented trio of actors from Gonzo Moose – renowned for its brand of stage comedy – playing more than 20 roles in 80 fast-paced minutes! Tickets £12.50 (£10), call: 01933 270 007 or visit: Jazz musicians, The Art Themen Quartet, live at The Castle, Wellingborough, on Thursday November 8, 8pm. Tickets £12.50 (£10.50). Box Office: 01933 270 007 or: Local schools and colleges present the third annual Community Arts Platform, looking back at wartime Britain. War Stories: Tuesday November 13, 7.30pm, The Castle, Wellingborough. Tickets £6. Box Office: 01933 270 007 or: Lunchtime music series at The Castle, Wellingborough, Fri November 16, 12.30 – classical pianist Alexandra Vaduva duets with Florian Mitrea. Tickets £10 incl buffet lunch. Box office: 01933 270 007. A night of jazz with Tad Newton’s Jazzfriends at The Castle, Wellingborough, on Thursday November 22, 8pm. Special guest Trevor Whiting on clarinet and sax. Tickets £12.50 (£10.50). Box Office: 01933 270 007 or: Kettering Gang Show – book now on 01536 414141. November 23-26, 7.15pm and Saturday matinee at 2.15pm at the Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering. More than 100 Brownies, Cubs, Scouts, Explorer Scouts, Guides and Leaders perform songs, sketches, dance and comedy routines, both old and new. Thrapston Amateur Dramatic Society – A Murder Is Announced. At Thrapston Plaza, December 5-8. Forthcoming details will be here:

Forthcoming book signings at Kettering Waterstones bookshop: October 20 (10-4pm) ‘Email from a Vampire’ author Nigel Cooper; and October 27 (11am) Derrick Thompson, signing copies of ‘Last Night’ – set in Northampton in 1963. More details at Waterstones. Northamptonshire Search and Rescue Team is seeking new volunteer members. Open evening giving more info is being held in Kettering on October 23. Contact Rob Moore on 07940 739 624 for details. Full training provided – must be over 18. Just a couple of seats are left (£14 each) for the voluntary Wondertours Community Transport double destination excursion on Saturday October 27 to Litchfield and Stafford. Call/text organiser David Fursdon on: 07790 197220 for details/bookings. Coach picks up in Gretton, Weldon, Corby and Kettering. Art and craft event in aid of Raunds Mayor’s charities (Fair and Home Start), on Saturday November 3, 10.30pm-2pm at Saxon Hal. Call: 01933 622087. Gretton Silver Band’s third annual Craft Market at Gretton Village Hall, Saturday November 10, 10am-3pm.Stallholders can now book space/ details from Glenda Weston, call: 01536 713234 or email: Every Sunday Car Boot Sale at Wicksteed Park. Until autumn, gates are open from 6am to buyers and 7am to sellers. Whitefriars Church’s ‘Stepping Out’ events on the second Sunday of the month, details from Philip and Denise Evans: 01933 316834 or Every Monday Bridge lessons. At Kettering Bridge Club, on the corner of Grange Road and Field Street in Kettering. Call: 01536 502 795. Every Wednesday Burton Latimer Youth Service, advice sessions for young people on subjects such as drug and alcohol awareness and personal matters. 7pm to 9.30pm, Civic Centre, Burton Latimer. Details: 01536 721261. First Thursday Kettering Stamp & Philatelic Society meets at St Mary’s CEVA Primary School, Fuller Street, Kettering at 7.30pm, membership is £10 adults and £6 senior citizens. Call: 01536 746800.


Play in a Week: Tuesday October 30 to Friday November 2. Work with a professional theatremaker at The Core at Corby Cube (George Street) to create a play in four days, to premiere for friends and family at the end of the week. Price: £60, suitable for those aged 6-12. Find out more, here: or call: 01536 470 470. The Snail and The Whale at The Castle, Wellingborough, on Sat November 10, 11am and 2pm. Family fun show, children aged four+. Tickets £8.50 (£6.50) or Family Ticket for £25 (2 adults & 2 children). Box Office: 01933 270 007 or: Whitefriars KidzKlub (Reception to Year 4) and SeniorKidz (Years 5 and 6) meet each Friday


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Organised by the Wellingborough Ramblers – any capable walker welcome; ring the leader shown for details. Thu Oct 18, 10am (13m) Meet near The White Hart pub Hackleton SP805551 (P) Via Hartwell & Stoke Park Wood. (Picnic lunch). Clive: 01604 405521 Sat Oct 20, 10am (7.5m) Meet at the Star & Garter pub Chelveston. SP993696 Via Nene Way Marsh Lane & Stanwick. Greg: 01933 313566


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Fundraiser for band > GRETTON A CRAFT market at Gretton Village Hall next month will raise much-needed funds for the village’s Silver Band. The event will take place on Saturday November 10 from 10am to 3pm. It’s the third year that the market has been held to support the band. Stallholders can now book their space and get further details by contacting Glenda Weston on: 01536 713234 or by emailing:

Play time for creatives TALISMAN PUBLIC HOUSE Creative Director, Chris > CORBY

SHARE your creative talents at The Core at Corby Cube’s free Play session on Sunday OcWellingborough Town FC’s quiz night at the Dog ‘n Duck stadium. Top prizes, teams tober 28 and November 25 from 2pm to 6pm. of up to four people. Tickets £5, including Dancers, DJs, writlight buffet. Call: 07948 872074. ers, actors, musicians, film-makers, digital and visual artists and more The Wellingborough Civic Society speaker, Thursday October 18: Adam Waterfield, are invited to use The Core’s creative spaces, managing director of George Cox Footwear on free of charge, to try out the history of his company and the shoe. new ideas. The event is Starts 7. The civic society meets every third Thursday in the month: members £1, guests £2. facilitated by The Core’s


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Have your say on ambulance plans > CORBY AMBULANCE chiefs have revealed details of a meeting to allow members of the public to have their say on controversial plans for the future of the service in Northamptonshire. The shake-up could see ambulance stations in Corby, Wellingborough and Rushden axed, with Kettering station remaining open as part of the changes. East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) bosses say the proposals to replace stations with standby points in towns will speed up response times to 999 calls. But Unison regional organiser Corall Jenkins, who represents ambulance staff, has claimed: “These plans are potentially putting lives at risk.” EMAS has launched a series of public consultations on the plans after pledg-

ing to go out into the community to speak to people. And as part of that exercise, a meeting will be held next Wednesday at Kettering Conference Centre on Thurston Drive. It will get underway at 2pm. Ambulance chiefs are also planning another meeting in the area November, with a date and a venue yet to be confirmed. When launching the consultation, Phil Milligan, East Midlands Ambulance Service chief executive, said: “We are committed to being the best ambulance service we can be and we know we need to fundamentally improve the way we work to achieve this. “These proposals have been developed with our clinical colleagues and will ensure that we provide the best possible emergency and urgent care for all those living and working in the East Midlands.

Carnival’s big give-away > COUNTY ORGANISERS of the Desborough Carnival will be holding their AGM today (Wednesday) at The Indoor Bowls Club, Desborough, at 7.30pm. Fifty organisations will be receiving hand-outs from June’s carnival, totalling £3,400. This is a slight increase on donations from last year and also includes some money given by The Aiden Howell Memorial Fund. Carnival chairman Michael Crick, said: “Once again, the people of Des-

borough, despite the current economic climate, have shown their generosity and supported the carnival. “We are extremely pleased to be giving away this money to support a whole range of organisations in the town from young people to senior citizens. The carnival brings together everyone in the town and is the biggest event in Desborough’s calendar.” The cheques will be presented by the Carnival Court to representatives from the organisations. Next year’s committee will also be elected at the meeting.

Number of apprentices doubles > CORBY

STATISTICS just out show that the number of apprenticeships in Corby and East Northamptonshire soared to a record high last year, of 1,160 apprentices – an increase of 104 per cent. A record half a million people started an apprenticeship last year in the UK. Minister for Skills Matthew Hancock

MP said: “For the first time ever, last year, more than half a million people started an apprenticeship. That’s an aspiration nation in action. “This Government is not just equipping the workforce with the skills our economy needs for the future, but giving people the opportunity to aspire to a better future for themselves and their families.”

An entrepreneurial future > County NEW Northamptonshire entrepreneur, Mark Britchford, has proved he has a healthy appetite for business – by starting his own mobile cafe. The launch this month of his new company ‘Fill Your Britches’ in Rushden marks a significant achievement for the former builder, who suffers from epilepsy and has struggled with unemployment because of his health. And it proves that people who are out of work

FILL YOUR BRITCHES: Martyn Spendlove (left) congratulates new entrepreneur Mark Britchford.

because of health issues can find help and support – and can start a business. Mark’s medical condition meant it was no longer safe for him to work as a builder, the profession he had been in since school. He tried three months’ work at an engineering company, but had to drop out through illness. Mark – who hopes to grow his business and run a mobile hog roast to serve the area – was referred to the Government’s Work Programme, delivered in Rushden by public service provider A4e, for the Department for Work and Pensions, in December. The programme, now in its second year, helps unemployed customers to undertake active and effective job-seeking. A4e also offers customers interested in self-employment access to local enterprise coaches who can provide them with one-to-one support and advice. A4e is delivering the Work Programme on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Jobcentre Plus. For more information about A4e, visit:

“The proposals focus on the way we deliver our services from stations and standby points. We must ensure we spend our limited resources in making our frontline services that best they can be, rather than on updating old buildings that are not fit for the future. “We’re really keen to hear everyone’s thoughts and ideas on these proposals, and help us to shape our future.”



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Woodland wonder! > CORBY A UNIQUE woodland wonderland surprised Corby shoppers when they visited Queen’s Square earlier this month – it had been transformed into a leafy delight by Corby Borough Council in partnership with Helical Bar. Activities and information about how local people can get involved in keeping our woodlands in tiptop condition were available as were some members of the Friends of Corby’s Woodlands and Green Spaces, who do a fantastic job of making sure the woods are a clean and safe environment for all. Volunteers give up their time to make this happen, and it is hoped

more people will join them and swell their ranks. Our photographer, Colin McIntyre, took these pictures and said: “It wasn’t until I spoke with the people involved that I realised how passionate they feel towards the local parks and woodland. At the end of the day, Corby is unique with its woods and parks.” Chairman of the Friends of groups, Rick Allanson, said: “The Friends of Thoroughsale and Hazelwood have been involved in no end of activities over the years in a bid to clean up the woods. “Residents have really come together to make the woodland look much tidier and I hope that more Corby people will come forward in lending us a hand.”

CORBY DREAMS: Ashleigh Goodyear, visiting from Peterborough, was busy making a dream catcher. And above, shoppers met the animals.

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New police chief for town > CORBY CORBY has got a new police chief following the retirement of long-standing Inspector Gary Williams last month. Inspector Carl Sturman has taken charge of policing in the town and surrounding villages, moving from a role in the Force Control Room.

And as he made his return to Corby, having spent seven years there earlier in his career, he spoke of the growing sense of pride in the area. Insp Sturman said: “I’ve been with Northamptonshire Police since 1986, working in most towns across the county at some point, including seven years in Corby as a constable and sergeant. My last role was with the Force Control Room.

“I’m very happy to be back in Corby and look forward to working with the public and our partners to continue the great work taking place across the town and rural wards. “In the last five years, Corby has seen massive reductions in crime and anti-social behaviour with fantastic improvements in facilities and infrastructure. “The cosmopolitan make-up of

the townsfolk has led to increased community cohesion and I’m picking up a real sense of pride in the town and the people. “We still have a challenging job ahead. Finances are under pressure across all public sectors but, together, I’m confident we can meet those challenges and continue to develop Corby as a great place to live and work.”

Lottery boost for county’s heritage project > COUNTY A STUNNING project that will reveal thousands of years of Northamptonshire’s archaeology and heritage has taken a major step forward after receiving a big lottery boost. The Chester Farm project has received a £135,800 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The cash will enable it to work towards a £4.1million grant bid submitted by the county council. The project aims to open up the county council-owned site to the public so that everyone can benefit and learn from what has been described as a ‘hugely significant historical and archaeological site’. The initial funding will enable detailed development work to be done and will help pay for a study into the feasibility of a countywide archaeological archive store on the site. The Chester Farm site, near Wellingborough, provides evi-

dence of thousands of years of settlement, from at least Mesolithic times to the present day. There are traces of Iron Age enclosures and ancient field systems. Below ground there is extensive Roman settlement including a Roman walled town. Recent excavation has shown that key elements of the town, such as roads, temples and other buildings, have survived. There was also medieval settlement on the site, including the remains of the deserted village of Chester-by-the-Water. The site also includes a complex of farm buildings, dating from the 17th to the 20th century, together with the remains of formal gardens, orchard and parkland. Extensive ironstone extraction took place in the area during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and there are the remains of an ironstone tramway across the site. Leader of Northamptonshire

ANCIENT SIGHT: Aerial view of the area. County Council, Councillor Jim Harker, said: “Chester Farm is a true heritage jewel, with over 2,000 years of history in one place. “Its heritage survives under the ground, in the landscape, in the buildings, in the written archives, the maps and photographs and in people’s memories. “Heritage Lottery Fund support is vital to this project, enabling us to open up and bring Chester Farm to life.

“Not only is the site of huge historical and archaeological significance, it also offers remarkable education and learning opportunities which we believe can play a role in supporting our rapidly growing county and helping everyone who lives here to understand the rich heritage of our county.” Emma Sayer, head of Heritage Lottery Fund East Midlands, said: “The Chester Farm site is one of Northamptonshire¹s archaeological gems and we’re pleased to be giving our initial support for plans to transform it into an archive centre and heritage attraction. “Obviously, it’s early days, but this is a very positive first step and we’ll be working closely with the council in the coming months as the project develops further.”


News in Brief Musical salute to heroes > COUNTY KETTERING Camerata is hosting ‘A Musical Salute’ on Saturday November 10 – the day before Remembrance Sunday – to raise money for the charity Help for Heroes which supports Britain’s servicemen and women. The concert will take place at the Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering, beginning at 7.30pm. ‘A Musical Salute’ will not only feature Kettering Camerata, supported by members of other local choirs, but will also involve other groups, including Enigma Dance Company, the Raunds School Big Band Jazz Group and Kettering Sea Cadets Marching Band. A spokesman said: “We will also be joined by youngsters Ellen Porter, cellist, and Charlie Botting, treble, and David Saint will be our Master of Ceremonies. It should be a good night.” Tickets for ‘A Musical Salute’ are now on sale from the Lighthouse Theatre, price £10 (£9 concessions). To book, ring the box office on: 01536 414141 or go online:

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Newts halt new school building work > Oakley Vale BUILDING work on a new school in Corby has been delayed after great crested newts were discovered on the site. Construction has been halted on the new primary at Oakley Vale in Corby. It now won’t start until the local amphibian population gets its brand new home. And the delays to the project are causing a major headache to education chiefs in the town. Councillor Andrew Grant, county council cabinet member for children, learning and skills, said: “There’s no denying that this is a setback but we ap-

preciate the ecological significance of the situation. “The presence of the newts means that we are not permitted to start work on site until spring, after the newts have been relocated. “Our immediate challenge has been to come up with an acceptable Plan B for the school that doesn’t compromise the quality of education for the school’s pupils “We will be refurbishing the former junior block at Exeter Primary School, so even though the school won’t start off in the new building, it will still open as Corby Primary Academy sponsored by the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust.

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A UNIQUE ‘Concert for Life’ featuring the toe-tapping sounds of the Rutland Big Band, is to take place on Saturday November 17. The concert is being held at St James’ Church, Gretton, in support of two local charities, ICT and Cransley Hospice. ICT, Integrated Cancer Therapies, offers support and complimentary therapies for Northamptonshire people who are living with cancer, and also for their carers, and Cransley Hospice provides hospice and palliative care services for those living in north Northamptonshire. The popular Rutland Big Band will be performing old swing favourites and jazz numbers, including well-known tunes from the 40s, such as ‘Moonlight Serenade’ and ‘American Patrol’, through to great party numbers like ‘Rock Around The Clock’ and ‘Copacabana’. Band leader Marcus Reynolds said: “We are delighted to return to Gretton to support the Concert for Life. There’s nothing quite like the sound of a live band to get your feet moving.” Both Cransley Hospice and Integrated

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Cancer Therapies rely on fundraising to support the valuable work they do. Matron Jo Craddock said: “The work of Cransley Hospice is only able to function and sustain the high quality level of care expected for two reasons. We have a close-knit team and we rely on local charitable donations and fundraising activities to fund our operation. “I would like to thank the Concert for Life for supporting us with their Big Band Concert.” Claudine Combrie, manager from Integrated Cancer Therapies added: “I would like to thank the Rutland Big Band and organisers of the concert for their amazing support.  It is very humbling to see so many people who feel the work we do is close to their hearts.” If you fancy being moved by the sounds of ‘Sir Duke’ (made famous by Stevie Wonder) and Van Morrison’s ‘Moondance’, as well as being able to support the important work of ICT and Cransley Hospice, doors will open 6.45pm with the band starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are only available in advance from Gretton Post Office or by calling Andrew on: 01536 771940.

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“In order to make the temporary arrangements more manageable, we have decided that the new school will only open with 60 reception places and 30 places each in Years 1 and 2 but not the proposed Key Stage 2 children as originally envisaged.” Great crested newts have declined dramatically in the last 40 years and although still widespread across lowland England they are now uncommon. Deterioration of habitat remains their biggest threat. The species is protected by UK and European wildlife law, meaning that it is an offence to kill, injure or disturb them or damage their habitat.

Top comedians appeared at Corby to support Andy Sawford’s campaign to win the forthcoming by-election. Arnold Brown and Hal Cruttenden headlined a night of comedy and speeches called Stand up for Labour. The former Perrier Award winner and the Royal Variety Performer entertained a crowd of Labour Party supporters and activists at the Corby Trades & Labour Club. The leader of Corby Council, Tom Beattie, also spoke at the event, which was well attended and raised funds for the local party. The last word went to Andy Sawford, who spoke to the audience of the importance of the by-election result in determining the future of Corby and the whole country. COMEDY WITH A MESSAGE: From left, Tom Beattie, Hal Cruttenden, Arnold Brown and Andy Sawford.

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Battle to save an old chestnut of a game > COUNTY THE home of children’s play has launched a campaign to help save one of Britain’s oldest playground games from extinction. The great age-old game of conkers is under serious threat from a number of fronts – health and safety, diseases affecting horse chestnut trees and the 21st century computer game. Even the World Conker Championships – held annually in Northamptonshire – have been cancelled for a second year in a row. Wicksteed Park in Kettering is recognised as the site of the world’s first children’s playground, created by its founder Charles Wicksteed more than 90 years ago. He founded the park and created the first modern day slide and swing as part of his vision to inspire and encourage play as part of families’ health and well-being. Oliver Wicksteed, chairman of the Wicksteed Charitable Trust and Charles Wicksteed’s great grandson, believes Charles would be horrified to see the decline of the traditional children’s pursuit. His vision was for the park to inspire young people to make the most of its amazing green spaces and enjoy play as part of a fit and healthy lifestyle.

Park bosses are so worried that the autumn pursuit of conkers – loved and played by generations of youngsters in playgrounds across the country – is in danger of disappearing, they’ve swung into action with a special campaign. They want to raise awareness of the game, help local children find the biggest and best conkers in the 147-acre park – and to ensure the tradition is saved for generations to come. A special Wicksteed Park conker hotline – 01536 525738 – has been launched and the rules of the game, with suggestions on how to play it properly and safely, are on a special section on the attraction’s website. The hotline will give local youngsters the best information about where to hunt out a champion conker. The world championships, also based in Northamptonshire, started back in 1965, have been cancelled after organisers failed to find a suitable venue. But that’s only one small part of the conker crisis. Horse Chestnut trees in some parts of the country are under serious threat of disease, including ‘bleeding canker’ which affects the bark.

This year’s horse chestnuts are also few and up to 50 per cent smaller because of the wet weather and the rise of the leaf miner moth, another danger to the iconic British tree. Added to that, youngsters are spending longer and longer in front of television screens and computers playing video games – rather than getting out into the fresh air. And some schools have banned the pursuit citing health and safety issues as the reason. Oliver Wicksteed said: “The ethos of the park has always been about encouraging young people to get out in the fresh air and enjoy themselves and what better way to do that than by collecting conkers. “Hunting for conkers isn’t always as easy as it used to be, but

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Extra Business Expertise Working to get the economy moving > County NOVEMBER will see the election of a new MP for the Corby and East Northants constituency, following the resignation of Louise Mensch in August. This is an important seat for all parties and even warranted a visit to Corby from Prime Minister David Cameron last month as he showed his support for the Conservative candidate. Whoever is successful in winning this seat, I would like to engage and build a good working relationship with them as we have done with our other local MPs in the county. Earlier this month, I put together my first MPs Newsletter, to update local MPs on the latest business issues and priorities in Northamptonshire and raise awareness of key issues. I am passionate about giving a voice to our member companies and, in my role at Northamptonshire Chamber, work with all elected representatives to influence policy to the benefit of the local economy and area. I am also in the process of setting up some MP surgeries, allowing businesses in the county to set

up a one-to-one appointment with their local MP. As the only Chamber in the county to be accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), we have great links to national Government, too. We have been a part of some big policy wins of late, particularly the idea of a business bank.

This idea was devised by the BCC on behalf of the members of the Chambers within its network – i.e including Northamptonshire businesses. The BCC urged Government to consider a state-backed business bank as a viable means of offering financial help to companies and getting the economy moving again and now it looks as though this will actually happen. The latest idea from the BCC is a £100 million Growth Voucher Scheme. This would be open to up to 20,000 small and mediumsized businesses and would see vouchers worth £5,000 offered to businesses to allow them to

FINGER ON THE BUSINESS PULSE: Paul Griffiths, CEO, Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce. access advice and training to help them grow. The advice would be focused on issues such as exporting, HR, finance, marketing and the planning system. To be eligible to receive the voucher, the business would need a demonstrable growth plan, as the vouchers would only be made available for selected services and not for working capital. It’s an excellent idea. A Growth Voucher Scheme, targeted at those businesses with clear plans to expand, could help to increase productivity, business investment and growth. This proposed scheme is based on evidence from our members, who tell us that advice in these areas would help them to grow. I look forward to welcoming the new MP for Corby and East Northants and in building bridges between our businesses and MPs, enabling us all to work together for the good of our local economy and community.

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Youngsters get in the picture at war museum > CORBY A GROUP of students from Corby Business Academy travelled to London to see a film they created being screened at the Imperial War Museum. The ten-strong group have been working on the film since February. They were given a brief to create a film on the theme of ‘Building a Truce’.

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Three of the group members – Matthew Ford, Emily Russell and Shona Duncan, who are all in Year 8 – travelled to the Imperial War Museum with the Academy’s Gifted and Talented coordinator Claire Howsam to see the film being screened. The students filmed and edited all of their footage to create the final piece of work, which is five minutes long. They also visited the museum in March to film footage for their movie. Miss Howsam said: “They had a brilliant day. They were met by Catherine Roberts, curator of the Imperial War Museum North, and Sally Molineaux, who employed their media skills again to interview people about their experiences of war and peace. “They got to interview the Red Cross, who were there talking about the peacekeeping actions they do. They were Matthew Ford at the very proud of their film, it got a round of applause.”

Tenders invited for speedier broadband > COUNTY PROVISION of county-wide superfast broadband has moved a step closer with Northamptonshire County Council starting the tendering process to deliver the multi-million pound initiative. The project is for the delivery of superfast broadband infrastructure to areas of the county where the market deems it not to be commercially viable to build enhanced telecoms infrastructure. The council’s ambition is to bring potential internet speeds of at least 30Mb/sec for every household and business in the county by 2017.

Silver songs for a wet Sunday > CORBY MEMBERS of the talented Corby Silver Band are pictured playing for Songs of Praise at Corby Old Village Parish Church of St John. It had been planned to stage an outdoor event on the village green outside the church, but poor weather made that impossible. So, the band was squeezed into a corner of the church while the pews were filled to capacity with singers. Photo by Jim Wade.

In July, the Government announced the council would be one of just five councils included in the first wave of the national roll-out programme. Cllr Andre Gonzalez De Savage, county council cabinet member for infrastructure and public protection, said: “I’m delighted that this very important project is moving ahead as scheduled and that Northamptonshire is one of only a handful of counties involved in this first wave of the roll-out. It also the only area which is putting in place plans for full superfast broadband coverage. “It’s absolutely essential that Northamptonshire can offer superfast broadband speeds if we are to be a strong competitor in the global digital economy. “It also allows everyone to have access to new and improved services that are increasingly available online.” The benefits of superfast broadband are numerous for the economy – it will not only benefit local businesses but make it easier to access education, training, entertainment and public services. An independent economic impact assessment was carried out to understand what impact enabling access to superfast broadband could have on the local economy in the rural areas covered by the project. It found it could lead to the creation of 1,446 additional jobs by 2026 and generate an additional annual income of £92m to the local economy. The superfast Northamptonshire project largely has a rural focus as these areas tend to have much slower speeds – some below the Government’s minimum standards of 2Mb/sec. It is expected that, through this project, all premises in the county will receive a minimum access line speed of 2mbps by 2015. One of the key purposes of the county council’s strategy is providing public sector funding to fill the funding gap necessary to attract private investment to deliver superfast broadband across the whole county. The county council is aiming for 2,000 businesses to be connected by 2014, at least 90 per cent of the county to have superfast broadband speeds by the end of 2015 with full coverage by 2017. For more information visit:

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Cube architects not happy chappies THE WAR OF words between the firm of architects which designed the Corby Cube and the local council over alleged unwarranted criticisms in a council report has escalated further following a new exchange of letters between the two parties. Roger Hawkins, the founding partner of architects, Hawkins Brown, has reacted angrily to a recent letter from the council’s chief executive, Norman Stronach, and is again demanding that the report “in its current form is withdrawn.”. Last month Mr Hawkins informed the council that it was not going to pursue legal action against the council for what his firm considers to be “defamatory and false statements, conclusions and opinions” contained in the report by the council’s Scrutiny Review Committee into the £12 million overspend on the project. The report claimed that the firm of architects had not kept to its brief when designing The Cube, which opened two years ago at a final cost of £47.5 million. Hawkins Brown countered by saying the report was “unfairly critical of work carried out by ourselves and the whole design team” and requested a meeting with councillors to explain its position. Councillors were advised not to reply “for legal reasons.” Now following a response from Mr Stronach, Hawkins Brown has expressed dismay that the council official has defended the report which Mr Hawkins says “is clearly unfair and impartial.” Mr Hawkins, in his letter, is demanding that “appropriate redaction and correction” takes place, as the report was not censored

when initially published on the council web site, allowing Press articles to publish parts of the report-- subsequently edited out-- which were inaccurate and false in relation to Hawkins Brown. Mr Hawkins says that in early stages of the project his company advised the council not to enter into a “hybrid” contract instead of a standard JCT building contract. This, according to Mr Hawkins, created “gaps” which the contractor could exploit. Mr Hawkins, in his letter, says that “despite clear warnings from ourselves,” the council, the contract administrator and the contractor “elected to negotiate variations to the standard JCT building contract and generated a hybrid building contract. “Hawkins Brown was not party to these negotiations….and when we wrote to the council explaining again the consequences and risks, the council wrote to us instructing us that we were not party to the building contract and not to mention the matter again.” Mr Hawkins says his company’s design team cannot take responsibility for variations in the building contract arising from pre-contract negotiations and had “made every reasonable endeavour to support the council by “warning it before and after it signed the contract and advising on the implications as the contract proceeded.” Mr Hawkins says that with further redaction and clarification an amended version of the report may be acceptable. However, he urges the council to allow his design team to meet the Scrutiny Review Panel to explain fully its action “in more detail.”

Potty Legislators in a jam SOME would say we live in a crazy world—but nothing could be crazier than the latest piece of silliness to come out of Brussels. The good ladies of The Women’s Institute and the Churches’ Legislation Advisory Service have been warned that they are breaching EU Health and Safety regulations if they sell or give away as raffle prizes their home made jam, marmalade or chutney in re-used jars! Derek Clark, the UKIP MEP for East Midlands, urging the EU to keep its sticky fingers out of UK jam jars, succinctly sums up the stupidity of this latest EU meddling when he points out that some could be flung into jail for six months for selling their home made preserves in a previously used jam jar. “Yet another piece of interfering nonsense from overpaid bureaucrats with nothing better to do,” he observes. A circular from the CLAS warns that while people can still put jam in pre-used jars at home or give them to family and friends, they cannot sell them or even give then away as raffle prizes at a public event. Said Mr Clark: “I gather the Women’s Institute is offering similar guidance to its 210,000 members and I have no doubt each one will be aghast at this nonsense. Selling homemade jams and chutneys has always been an important part of fundraising for churches and voluntary grounds. “I hope that people in this country adopt the same attitude that no doubt will happen on the continent - ignore it.” The real question is: Who in the real world is going to police this ludicrous legislation, ending up, no doubt, with jam on their face.

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Carers - some are ex cons! ELECTRICIAN Peter Taylor was shocked when he and his brother visited their 87 year old mother and found her lying on the floor. Having recently come out of hospital and suffering from Dementia, Dorothy Taylor appeared unhurt, so the brothers helped her back into bed, expecting carers to call. However, next day when Mr Taylor called, he again found his mother collapsed on the floor, suffering from hypothermia and dehydration. She died a week later. An inquest record that Mrs Taylor died of heart failure after a fall, but it prompted the health watchdog, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to carry out an unannounced inspection of the agency providing care to Mrs Taylor. The CQC uncovered allegations that staff had failed to turn up and even stole property. Now investigations by a national newspaper and the BBC have unearthed disturbing facts about the care of elderly and vulnerable people in their own homes in England: the most disturbing being that private care agencies across the country have been employing convicted criminals with offences for theft and violence. One agency in Birmingham hired 23 people with criminal records, including theft, assault and handling drugs. Another in Sussex had five criminals on its books and a man allegedly deported from a foreign country for serious offences. A BBC Inside Out investigation, aired on Monday, into care home standards unearthed that 13 operators in the West Midlands had employed convicted criminals and eight others had not conducted criminal record checks. The programme found that despite more than 500 allegations of abuse or poor practice

having been made to authorities in the area in the past year, all the agencies were still operating. Now charities, which support to vulnerable and elderly, are appalled by the revelations which highlight the lack of regulation in the social care industry. Recent figures show that 543,000 adults in England receive home care through their local authority, with another 150,000 paying privately. Although agencies are required to carry out CRB checks on staff, there is no law preventing them from employing someone with a criminal conviction. Agencies only have to carry out risk assessments and show staff is being properly monitored. However, more than 220 care agencies working in elderly people’s homes in England have failed to show they were employing properly qualified and vetted staff in recent inspections by the (CQC) Less than two thirds of the 6,000 private care agencies working in the homes of the elderly have been inspected by the CQC, set up four years ago. Many of the agencies are working on contracts from local councils which are under pressure to slash budgets and provide the “best value” for taxpayers. Neil Duncan-Jordan of the National Pensioners’ Convention says the disturbing facts should be a wake-up call to the government and the CQC Gary Fitzgerald, chief executive of the charity, Action on Elder Abuse, said: “People are going to be shocked and horrified because people have expectation in the social care system and regulation that isn’t true. People have a false faith that we have a system of providing social care that in general can be guaranteed—but it isn’t.”




The EXTRA Time TV previews guide - programmes recommended over the forthcoming two weeks viewing. How Britain Worked

Brazil With Michael Palin

In this new six-part series, engineering enthusiast Guy Martin celebrates the workers of the Industrial Revolution by getting stuck into six of the country’s biggest restoration projects, bringing some of the 19th Century’s most impressive engineering achievements back to life. Guy’s project in this opening episode is to help overhaul a tank engine.

Michael Palin has travelled the world for the past 25 years but there’s one big gap in his passport: Brazil. The fifth-largest country on earth, it’s a nation that’s risen almost out of nowhere to become a 21st-century superpower, and is next to host both the World Cup and Olympic Games. In this new series, Palin sets off to discover a country whose time has come.

Channel 4 Sunday 21st October 8pm

BBC1 Wednesday 24th October 9pm


Sky 1 Wednesday 24th October 10pm

Surprise Surprise ITV1 Saturday 20th October 7pm

TV’s favourite, Holly Willoughby will be giving well deserving members of the public the biggest surprise of their lives in a brand new series of the iconic TV show, Surprise Surprise. The heartwarming series will boast a number of tear-jerking surprises and dramatic reunions as Holly and her two roving reporters, Westlife’s Kian Egan and Capital Breakfast’s Dave Berry help make some dreams of a lifetime come true.


Sky Atlantic Monday 22nd October 10pm Brand new comedy series which follows the misfortunes of four cash-strapped twenty somethings who are fighting to find their feet in the world. Taking on writing and directing duties, Lena Dunham also stars as Hannah Horvath, an aspiring writer who is forced to stare real life in the face when her parents stop supporting her financially.


Sky 1 Monday 22nd October 8pm Brand new superhero drama. Family and friends fear the worst when billionaire playboy Oliver Queen goes missing after a violent shipwreck. Imagine their surprise when, five years later, he returns home alive and well with his secret alter-ego Arrow, a sharp-shooting vigilante out to right his wrongs and those of his family.


Sky Living Tuesday 23rd October 9pm Popular detective series Sherlock Holmes is given an American twist in this brand new US drama. Holmes swaps London’s 221B Baker Street for the mean streets of New York. In the modern-day empire state, he is joined for the first time by a female sidekick, Dr Joan Watson, played by Lucy Liu.

The series embarks on its final season. It’s the year 2036, Olivia, Peter, Walter and co have been sealed in amber for the last 20 years and the Observers have become problematically proactive. Reunited with daughter Henrietta, this comeback episode follows Peter as he sets out to find a missing Olivia and kick-start the fightback.

Chicago Fire

Sky Living Wednesday 24th October 9pm

The Town That Caught Tourette’s Channel 4 Thursday 25th October 9pm

In October 2011 in the tiny town of Le Roy, New York, a handful of teenage girls from the same high school suddenly developed symptoms that looked like Tourette’s syndrome: facial twitching, violent limb gestures and uncontrollable verbal outbursts. Some doctors believed they were victims of conversion disorder, where real physical symptoms are triggered by psychological trauma. However within a few months, the stunned community watched up to 18 students get sick and the diagnosis became ‘mass hysteria’. As a cry for help, the girls went on national TV and their story caused a global media frenzy. This one-off documentary has secured exclusive access to the people at the heart of this outbreak, including the girls who have recovered, as well as those who are still suffering.

Brand new US series. Chicago Fire joins the gutsy firefighters, rescue squads and paramedics of Firehouse 51. No field is more dan- Richard E Grant’s Hotel gerous yet so exhilarating, but the personal Secrets lives of these men and women provide close Sky Atlantic competition. In this first episode, the rivalry Thursday 25th October 9pm between Casey’s truck team and Severide’s rescue squad is in full flare. Richard E Grant checks in to $44,000-pernight suites and five-star luxury for dogs as he explores some of the world’s most extravFreaky Sleepers agant hotels in this new factual series. This opening episode explores how and why powChannel 4 er and money take centre stage in the hotel Thursday 25th October 10pm business as Richard heads to Caesars Palace, Freaky Sleepers looks at the new wave of ex- Las Vegas. traordinary stress related sleep disorders, following sufferers as they attempt to find a solution to their sleeping problems. Featured A League of Their Own sleepers include 23-year-old Tom from Tor- Sky 1 quay who suffers from extreme night terrors Friday 26th October 10pm and has now twice jumped out of a window while still asleep. James Corden returns referee the contest between Jamie Redknapp’s Reds and Freddie Flintoff ’s Blues, with comedian Jack Whitehall resuming his position as a regular panellist alongside Freddie. This first instalment sees series favourite John Bishop make his first appearance of the run, as well as an appearance from double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah.

Prehistoric Autopsy BBC2

Monday 22nd October 9pm In the first episode of this new series, Professor Alice Roberts, Dr George McGavin and a team of leading anatomists, anthropologists, archaeologists and SFX gurus will bring BBC Two viewers face to face with one of our closest human ancestors – a Neanderthal. Using the latest scientific research, the team will reconstruct one particular Neanderthal from the bones up.

Derren Brown: Apocalypse Channel 4 Friday 26th October 9pm

In Derren Brown: Apocalypse, the first two shows in the series shown across two weeks, Derren unleashes his most audacious plan yet: to convince one person that the planet has been devastated by a catastrophic meteorite strike; that zombies now roam the land and he is one of a mere handful of survivors.

The Work Experience Channel 4 Wednesday 24th October 9pm

The Work Experience is a fresh new comedy series that mixes the sitcom, mock doc and prank show formats to create an original and hilarious new show. Set in the madness of new fashion PR agency Grade PR, each week the show follows two ambitious interns as they embark on a week of tasks, tantrums and tears. However, unknown to them, the entire agency is fictional and the employees are a cleverly cast mix of talented actors.

Don’t Sit In The Front Row Sky Atlantic Monday 28th October 9pm

Jack Dee hosts a new panel show. In the raucous series opener, Jack is joined by three top British comedians who go head-to-head lampooning the lives of four audience members. However, while Dee knows about all the dirty laundry of the Front Rowers, the guest comedians will have to squeeze out the scurrilous stories for themselves.

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Blame Ed Sheeran. His jaw-dropping success has encouraged all sorts of also-rans to pick up a guitar. Eighteen-year-old Jake Bugg is no pretender. Rawer than Sheeran and with lyrics aimed at street level, Bugg could be big.

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Muse/The 2nd Law Bat For Lashes/ Bellow head/ The band that suck The Haunted Man Broadside Queen’s corpse dry return with another exercise in bombast. Mashing cod philosophy with ridiculously pretentious lyrics (‘Wait to see your emancipation is a fantasy’) it’s 70-odd minutes of cringe-worthy sixth form pap.

Natasha Khan is Bat For Lashes. ‘The Haunted Man’ is her make-or-break album that could transform her into a latter-day Kate Bush or consign her to obscurity. Despite the affecting ‘All Your Gold’, the jury is out.

Is Folk the new rock’n’roll? This Mumford-tinged collection from 11-piece Bellowhead – propelled by theproduction skills of John Leckie – already nestles in the charts with fiddles and the occasional sea shanty.

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin: Still The Heaviest Band Ever Godspeed You Black Emperor/ Don’t Bend Ascend

The band Beelzebub probably listens to in his lair are back after a ten-year absence of new music. These Canadians rock full throttle. ‘We Drift Like Worried Wire’ will scare the bee Jesus out of you.

Mick Hucknall/ American Soul

Ellie Golding/ Halcyon

After jettisoning Simply Red Mick Hucknall does the solo covers album thing using the same template employed by Rod Stewart on his American Songbook series. Beautiful soul classics, sung beautifully. But not eclipsing the originals.

Ellie Golding is rock royalty now because of her luvved upness with dubstep producer, Skrillex. Most know her as the voice a John Lewis ad campaign with ‘Your Song’. Little is added here to her polite, beige songbook.

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For fashionistas everywhere. Simply take a picture of your chosen item (a pair of lederhosen?) and courtesy of state-of-the-art search technology the app will show you similar items available at over 110 UK retailers.

Rickie Lee Jones/ The Devil You Know Canadian songstress Rickie Lee Jones wraps her fragile vocals around a selection of tracks by The Rolling Stones (lobotomising and reinventing their ‘Sympathy For The Devil’), Gnarls Barkley, Rod Stewart and Neil Young.

The biggest, hoariest rock’n’roll band are back. Led Zeppelin’s ‘Celebration Day’ captures the band at London’s 02 Arena in 2007 what looks like the group’s swansong. In their prime they dominated the 70s, virtually inventing stadium gigs and selling over 200m records. The nucleus of Jimmy Page, John Bonham, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones stood like a colossus over the music industry and were acknowledged by Roll-

ing Stone magazine to be ‘the heaviest band of all time’, while their aggressive and inspiring manager Peter Grant leveraged deals which made them multimillionaires screwing unprecedented advances for the band’s albums from music giant Atlantic. ‘Stairway To Heaven’ is written in rock folklore, but ‘Celebration’ reminds in throbbing 5:1 sound why Zeppelin are so revered. ‘Celebration Day’ is released on 19th November 2012

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Jamie’s 15-Min- Haunted Hallow- Figure (69p) ute Meals (Free) een Escape (Free) Make a hit in Sadly Jamie Oliver doesn’t materialise in your kitchen and knock out a nice three-courser, but he does provide detailed instructions on how to prepare succulent nosh for yourself in less than 900 seconds. Pucker.

A Trick Or Treat fright fest of an app in which you are trapped in a haunted room crammed with ghosts, rats, vampires, bats and a bubbling cauldron. The only way out? Answer some fiendishly hard puzzles.

three minutes. That’s the challenge from this game-changing music app, which comes loaded with user-friendly bass, drums and synth patterns. A breeze to navigate and possibly your route to the top spot on i-tunes.

Jake Bugg: Singer-Songwriter With Urban Smarts Can’t be bad. You’re 18-years-old, you have released your debut solo album and everyone from Noel Gallagher (for whose High Flying Birds you open for on tour) to Lily Allen, Coldplay and Example are showering you with praise. Nottingham-born Jake Bugg might get accused of flying in the slipstream of Ed Sheeran, but he is an altogether different proposi-

tion. He sings of his native Clifton. It can be grim as on ‘Seen It All’ (‘A friend took me aside, said/Everyone here has a knife’) or wistful as on ‘Two Fingers’ with its soft drug references. There’s definitely more than a hint of The La’s here – the crash and burn Scousers who should have been as big as Oasis. It’s the sound of a new and emerging talent at work.

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DVD/Blu-Ray Prometheus


Magical Mystery Tour

The Libertines: Indie Icons

Ridley Scott’s prequel to ‘Alien’ is full of poop-your-pants moments including eye-watering scenes of gruesome horroran-

This piece of 60s Beatles’ psychedelic whimsy is laced with classics such as ‘Fool On The Hill’ and ‘I Am The Walrus’.

London 2012 Olympic Games

Dark Shadows

Radiohead: The Biggest Cult Band?

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A 900-minute BBC overview worth of an event that briefly made all the nasty talk of recession disappear faster than Usain Bolt.

Yet another Tim Burton/Johnny Depp screen love-in. A 19th century vampire is transported into the 1970s with scores to


The Stranglers: Old School Punk

The Libertines It’s a whole ten years since the release of one of the last great rock’n’roll albums – The Libertines’ ‘Up The Bracket’. The drama of The Libertines centred around a combustible songwriting duo - PeteDoherty and Carl Barat. ‘The backdrop to the album were the eternal tensions between Doherty and Barat and then, ultimately, Doherty’s well-chronicled relationship with Model Kate Moss, hard drugs, residencies at Her Majesty’s and the gossip pages of the tabloids. Produced by The Clash’s guitarist Mick Radiohead A world famous band recently performed a sell-out tour of some of the UK’s biggest venues and willfully ignored most of the songs on which their legend is built. That band is Radiohead, who swerved their epic and ground-breaking ‘OK Computer’ album save for ‘Karma Police’ and their breakthrough single ‘Creep’, favouring instead the more ‘difficult’ palettes of their ‘Kid A’ and ‘King Of Limbs’ albums. This pointed two-fingers to commerciality worked, aided by a 10-screen backdrop which The Stranglers The Stranglers were one of the key punk acts in the late 70s and churned out 23 singles that graced the top 40. Powered by Jean-Jacques Burnel’s bass, Dave Greenfield’s keyboards and, briefly, Hugh Cornwell’s vocals they were ‘themeninblack’. The original line-up disintegrated years ago, but the band have announced a nationwide tour in March next year. You owe it to yourself to go to check out ‘Peaches’, ‘No More Heroes’, ‘Duchess’ and, if you’re lucky, the best cover of ‘Walk On By’ you’ll ever hear.

Are You Pointing the Blame Finger? Lisa Phillips Executive Coach, Personal Development and Enjoying life! As a regularly featured personality on radio and TV, Lisa is an international expert on self development and coaching. She has owned her coaching business, Amazing Coaching for ten years and has worked in over 20 countries. Her passion and love of life is infectious. THIS may not be the news you were waiting to hear but YOU are responsible for what is happening in your life right now. Take a minute to read that again and let the words really sink in. Yes, I do mean what I say, YOU are responsible, not your parents, your partner, your boss or your kids! In all situations in life, you have the freedom and choice to choose how you will react and what actions you will take. Ok, there may be some forces which are clearly out of your control but even then, it is up to you how you react. The truth is, as humans, we often get into the bad habit of blaming

other people for our circumstances or our unhappiness. We end up complaining to our friends (or anyone who will listen) about how other people stop us from being happy or how much misery they cause us. We blame our partners for unhappy relationships and our parents for our lack of money or confidence. Get honest with yourself here - will blaming other people change things? Will it help the situation? NO! In blaming others, all you are doing is setting yourself up for more misery and keeping yourself stuck in old patterns. You are also giving other people the power to impact your life in a massive way. Quite simply, consistently blaming others often becomes an excuse for not taking action or resolving the situation. So this week, if something is not working in your life, reclaim your power and take responsibility. Give yourself three options – Accept it, Change it or Walk away from it! For example, if you don’t enjoy your job or feel you are not earning enough money, take responsibility and do something about it. Speak with your boss or update your CV and go out job searching! If you are not happy in your relationship, speak to your partner and if you are still unhappy – let them go and move on! Try this exercise: • Where in your life are you laying blame? • Who have you given your power to in this situation? • What are the consequences of laying blame in this situation? • What specifically do you need to do to take responsibility in this situation right now?

So the next time you find yourself pointing the blame at someone , take back your power and ask yourself what you can do to resolve the situation. That’s all for now. Lisa x





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EXTRA Time - Showbiz and Entertainment Fun from Heart 96.6 in Northamptonshire. Olly Murs came on the show this week to sing Natalie Happy Birthday, so while he was with us we couldn’t resist the opportunity to ask him about The X Factor and Gary’s decision to storm off after Luis took the show to deadlock. “He spoke to us on the judges chair after the show. Obviously his opinions are going to be different to everyone else’s, but obviously there’s a fan base out there for people like Rylan, and every year there’s a Wagner, there is a Frankie Cocozza, these guys that cause a bit of controversy”. Olly also commented on Gary’s very striking suit… “He had a really good Whistle and Flute on as well”… Very chic! The day we caught up with Olly was the day Adele released “Skyfall” so we wanted to know what Olly thought… but before we could find out Olly revealed that his Nan reckons he should become the next James Bond, how random is that! We also took the opportunity to ask Olly about the things you’d never hear Bond say … “Hello, I’d like a lager please” was his answer! We also caught up with the legend that is Joan Rivers and wanted to find out more about her new book ‘I Hate Everything… starting with Me’. So does she really hate everything? Not quite, she did say she likes Kate Middleton and actually, now that Angelina Jolie has cleaned up her act Joan thinks she looks much better. At Heart we’re gearing up for our busiest Firework’s Weekend ever… Stuart Miles is going to be at the ‘Come Fly with me’ Saints Fireworks with Monarch at Franklins Gardens on Saturday November 3rd to register your Firework Display or find one in or around Kettering, Corby or Wellingborough, click on our Firework Finder at Finally, we have just launched Heart TV meaning you can watch some of the greatest music videos of all time on your TV! Check us out at Sky 387, FreeSat, on our iPhone and iPad app and at


Hats on for the Breakfast Show 6am - 9am

06.00 – 10.00

Heart Breakfast with Stuart & Natalie

Stuart & Natalie are back on Heart Breakfast when you wake up, with more fun and more music variety. And on Friday, you could win a pair of tickets to the Love Luton 2012 Festival to meet The wanted!

19.00 – 22.00

Club Classics with Simon Dale

Join Simon Dale as he plays your favourite Club Classics on Heart!



10.00 – 13.00

Toby Anstis

Each morning, join Toby Anstis for more music variety on Heart! And make sure you listen each hour for your chance to play ‘Who’s On Heart’ for the chance to win £60,000!

22.00 – 01.00

The Late Show on Heart with Simon Beale

The Late Show on Heart” is packed full of cool, relaxing songs designed to help you unwind at the end of a busy day. Join Simon Beale at 10pm and relax!

13.00 – 16.00

Heart Afternoons with Nick Snaith

Join Nick Snaith for More Music Variety each afternoon from 1! He’ll have three fantastic Club Classics at 1pm, the Time Tunnel at 2pm, and make sure you listen each hour for your chance to play ‘Who’s On Heart’ for the chance to win £60,000! Someone must win!

16.00 – 19.00

Heart Drive-time with Matt Jarvis

Join Matt on Heart Drive-time for more music variety and all the latest traffic and travel across Herts, Beds, Bucks and Northants to get you home!

JOAN RIVERS We also caught up with the legend that is Joan Rivers and wanted to find out more about her new book ‘I Hate Everything… starting with Me’.


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EXTRA Letters & Rants Wear your Poppy with pride Dear Editor The Royal Britisth Legion announces Remembrance Day Services in the Gretton and District area on Sunday 11th November. At 11.00am at the Memorial at the entrance to Spanoe Airfield on the Harringworth to Laxton Road there is a service followed by laying of wreaths. At 2.45pm a parade will leave Gretton recreation ground led by Gretton Silver Band along with members of the Royal British Legion and village organisations to St Jmaes Church for a Service of Remembrance starting at 3.00pm.Afterwards wreaths will be laid at the War Memorial on the village green. For all inquiries please contact Shirley Fursdon telephone 01536 770784. Members of the Royal British Legion and helpers will again be calling at all households in Gretton shortly selling Poppys a tradition maintained for many years. Poppys are also onsale at venues around the village so do please WEAR YOUR POPPY WITH PRIDE to support the caring work the Royal British Legion provides for ex servicemen and women.

For any inquiries please contact Shirley Fursdon telephone 01536 770784. Yours sincerely Shirley Fursdon, Gretton and District RBL Womens Section (HOLDING BRANCH) Dear Editor This Wednesday, 10th October is World Mental Health Day. A staggering 71% of children with autism also have a mental health problem, such as depression. In addition, a third of adults with autism told us that they had developed a severe mental health problem as a result of a lack of support. Yet autism is not a mental health problem and people with autism can and do enjoy good mental health and, given the right support, mental health problems can be prevented. All too often they either get no help at all or help is inappropriate or, on occasion, even harmful. This has a devastating effect on families, many of whom develop their own mental health problems as a result. The National Autistic Society

WOMEN LOVE HANDBAGS AS MUCH AS THEY LOVE MEN Wednesday 10 October 2012. Its official. British women love handbags as much as they love men, according to a recent survey by The research, based on a study of more than 1,000 respondents across the country was conducted to discover the truth behind a woman’s relationship with her handbag in the UK today. The survey reveals the nation is equally split between 50% preferring a date with their dream man and 50% preferring to be given their dream handbag. It is Yorkshire lasses, with 53%, who lead the nation in preferring handbags to men, closely followed by Londoners and women from the North East, both with 52%. 23% of women believe a handbag will always be faithful, as opposed to men, and a further 22% disagree with the old adage that a man gets better with age, claiming it is in fact their handbag which gets more desirable. A further 19% prefer a handbag because it never answers back. According to British men need not worry just yet because 70% of those women surveyed agree that purchasing a handbag is not better than sex. However, 38% of females from North East get more pleasure from a handbag, as do Londoners and East Midlanders both with 33%. A woman’s dream handbag is a Mulberry (26%), followed by a Chanel (14%) and then a Chloe (9%). And 20% of respondents think about handbags a few times a week. also discovered women

is calling for this tragic waste of lives and money to stop. We all need to know that by giving people with autism the understanding and support they need, we help promote their health and happiness. Sarah Lambert, Head of Policy, The National Autistic Society

Dear Editor Superfast Broadband for Gretton Residents and business in Gretton are in desperate need of major upgrades to their broadband infrastructure with levels of coverage and internet speeds currently among the lowest in the county. The recent changes to the Rockingham exchange have resulted in some improvement to service however broadband speeds still remain inadequate and are having a severe impact upon local business and upon recreation and amenity for people living in the village. Fortunately in the 2012 budget the government announced funding to improve rural broadband coverage across the country and Northamptonshire County Council


was one of the first local authorities to bid for and win this vital funding. Thanks to the hard work of the County Council, superfast broadband is now expected to be available across the majority of the county by 2015. For Gretton however this is a service that is urgently needed right away. That is why I am launching a bid for Gretton to be urgently prioritised for the installation of the new superfast broadband service. Please back the bid by logging on to http:// core/view/grettonsuperfastbroadband and sign the petition to see Gretton prioritised and its urgent need addressed. Kind Regards, Cllr Rob McKellar Borough Councillor for Weldon and Gretton, Corby Borough Council


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have very intimate relationships with their handbags. 54% think their bag is a personal assistant, 36% their best friend and a lonely 6% their partner. It is no surprise then that handbag retail therapy (18%) is more popular than hanging out with friends (16%). For more than half of women in the UK a handbag is an extension of their personality and for 37% they will never leave home without matching a handbag with their outfit. The survey also revealed: 43% of women use the topic of handbags as good conversation starters The average British women owns 10 handbags and spends £40 on a new bag 32% of women purchase a handbag once a year and 29% four times a year A mobile phone (66%) is the musthave handbag item, followed by makeup (17%) and an iPod (6%) Women from Northern Ireland purchase the most handbags in the UK with a quarter treating themselves every other month 24% of women don’t like man-bags and 44% will only give the thumbs up if a man wears it well Editor Mango Saul says, “We’ve always known that women have a special relationship with their handbags but it is a surprise to discover that it is now challenging men for a female’s affection and attention. And in some cases the handbag is winning. We’ve dedicated a whole section of to handbags and the new Handbagista channel showcases the hottest styles and seasonal trends.” Company: Purl Alpaca Designs Ltd Website:

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EXTRA DINING OUT this christmas BOOKING THAT PARTY There’s something very special about a perfectly prepared meal, served with panache in beautiful and comfortable surroundings. It can help celebrate in a very unique way, any special time of year. Christmas is of course the most special time of the whole calendar, and eating out over the season, a perfect and traditional way to enjoy the festival with all your family and friends. Caterers, no matter how excellent at other times of the year, still pull out all the stops at Christmas. Special menus are devised. Special meals are created. Restaurants, whether standing alone, or part of pubs, clubs and hotels, are decorated in the traditional, seasonal way. Party bookings are particularly welcome, and special entertainments are put on, to help the party mood go with a swing. There are several good gastronomic ways of marking the coming of this very gastronomic season. You can have a traditional Christmas lunch, most restaurants put these on daily for several weeks before Christmas actually arrives. The menu usually comprises Christmas fare with all the trimmings, with thoughtful additions for those who might just prefer something else. This provides an ideal opportunity to entertain business colleagues, clients, customers, friends or relatives, with an intimate, festive repast. Then there are the evenings. Party bookings enable groups of colleagues, entire departments, whole firms, complete family groups, associations, club members, or just good friends, to gather together and enjoy a memorable evening out. Special menus, seasonal trimmings, discos, bands and groups, are laid on by caterers to please their guests and keep them happy the

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whole evening through. Party bookings of this sort are usually tremendous bargains and can be about the best value for money in dining out, it is possible to find. Of course, the very best value for money is wining and dining out on Christmas Day. This is becoming more popular with every passing year. It offers several very real advantages. It relieves at least one member of the family of all the work. It doesn’t require clearing up afterwards. It allows the lonely the opportunity of enjoying this festive meal in company. And because it is prepared by professionals, it is always a meal worthy of the occasion and a joy to eat in itself. Christmas Day menus are well worth the booking. Normally several courses of mouth-watering traditional foods are offered, with one or two luxury alternatives for those with special dietary needs or simply a requirement to have something a little different for once. Diners can be sure too that the wines ordered to accompany the food will be of excellent quality and served at just the perfect temperature. Of course all this costs a little bit more. However, when you think of the service that is provided, not to mention the cooking and clearing away, really the Christmas Day meal is probably the ultimate bargain of all. This year, try a festive meal or two at your favourite restaurant, at sometime during the hectic weeks leading up to The Day. Gather a group of friends or colleagues together and book a party meal and entertainment. And if you really want to give mum the very best present of all, book a Christmas Day meal for all the family. That way you can be really sure, everyone you know and love, will have the very best Christmas ever!

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Christmas is just over the horizon and it’s time to plan those Christmas celebration meals that are so much a part of life these days. Christmas celebration meals can occur at any time of the day, whether it be lunch, dinner or somewhere in between. They are enjoyed by work colleagues, whole families or just groups of friends taking the opportunity to dine together and enjoy the delights of Christmas cuisine in the cosseted surroundings of a comfortable restaurant. Caterers at this time of year are busy planning, their Christmas season staffing, menus, and any entertainment they intend to offer their festive customers. They are therefore only too happy to receive early enquiries and bookings. It all helps to get the numbers right and arrangements well into focus. So, there’s no better time to start planning in earnest, where and when to go, who will attend, and what they’ll eat when they get there.

For a really well organized celebration, one person should be delegated responsibility for co-ordinating the event, with a ‘second in command’ appointed just in case the delegated organizer has to give up for some reason. First of all, once a group of folk have decided to have a celebration meal out, a list of establishments should be selected and visited to examine the facilities, acquire sample menus, take details of any extra entertainment provided - such as a disco, band or whatever, and note the available dates. When these details and menus have been circulated throughout the group, soundings should be taken to see which menu appeals to the majority. Availability of each party member should be compared with unbooked dates at the chosen establishment. Eventually the final date and time will be arrived at so the booking can be firmly made. Depending on the size of the party, it is at this point the caterer may ask for

a deposit. This isn’t unreasonable and, from the point of view of the party organizer, it’s an excellent way of making sure everyone who has expressed an interest is genuinely so, and that no-one drops out at the last minute for frivolous reasons. £5 to £10 a head is not an unreasonable deposit and although caterers may well ask less, party organizers should consider such figures, again to ensure everyone does eventually turn up. Don’t forget when making a booking, to mention any special dietary requirements. Most caterers these days will provide for vegetarian or other diets on their menus. It is unreasonable however, to ask for a full vegan meal, or gluten-free food, on the night of the party, due warning is always necessary. Planning a celebration party meal is relatively easy if it is approached and planned in a businesslike manner. Planning however does take time so, now is a good time to start!

Christmas Lunch Menu Adult £29.95 per person Children £19.95 5 courses with welcome drinks and Turkey

After the overwhelming success of last year Christmas reservation and private events at Mahima we urge you to please book in advance to avoid disappointment. Opening time: 12.00 to 2.30pm STARTERS: • CHOTPOTI CHATT (Chickpeas marinated with yoghurt with tandoori spices) • MAHARAJA STYLE MIXED KEBAB (Chi Tikka, Lamb Tikka, Tandoori wings, Tandoori King Prawn)

The Star Inn Camera Golden Hop Awarded Landlord Richard Welcomes All Local and National Ales available.

A fine selection of Real Ales: Nobby’s, Potbelly, Great Oakley, Julian Church Quiz night in aid of NNA animal sanctuary 30th October, come along and support this charity. Food Served 7 days a week, Monday to Friday 12 noon – 2pm, why not try our Light Bite Menu only £5.95 per person. Evenings 6pm – 9pm. See our daily specials. Sunday 12noon – 6pm Sunday Lunch From £7.95 per person, choice of 2 meats plus homemade Yorkshire Puddings avaiable12 noon – 4pm Bridge St, Geddington. NN14 1AD Now taking Bookings for all your Christmas events

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THE HATTON ARMS 14 Arnhill Rd, Gretton, Corby Northamptonshire, NN17 3DN

Julie and Neil are waiting to welcome customers old and new to The Hatton Arms, an ancient County Inn bringing you the best of British Home-Cooked Meals and a choice of well kept Real Ales. Lunch Time and Early Evening - 2 courses £10, 3 courses £12 off special menu. Lunch 12 - 2.30 and 5.30 - 7 Tuesday to Thursday. Traditional Sunday Lunch 12.30 - 3pm. Food is served Tuesday - Saturday 12.00 - 2.30 Sunday 12.30 - 3.00, Tuesday - Thursday 5.30 - 9.30 and Friday and Saturday 6.30 - 9.30.

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MAIN: • ALOO GOST (Baby potatoes cooked with tender Lamb on a low heat with south Indian spices) • MAHIMA SPECIAL CHICKEN (Succulent Chicken delicately spiced to a medium strength with a touch of Garam Massala) SIDE DISHES: • BAHARI BAGUN (Baby aubergine cooked with varieties of spice and herbs) • BRUSSEL SPROUTS (Fresh sprouts cooked with traditional spices) RICE & NAN: • KEMA PILAW (Saffron Basmati rice mixed with mincemeat) • AKBORA NAN (Leavened bread with almond and sultanas) DESSERT: • Kulfi or coffee

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Call into Sweet Memories and see for yourself our full range of traditional sweets.

QUAINT old world charm with an ‘in vogue’ feel can be found in upmarket Uppingham, set in the beautiful Rutland countryside. If you are looking for that perfect gift or something to make your home more individual, take a look inside Aspidistra. A real Aladdin’s cave with five rooms full of beautiful, unusual, tasteful and affordable items to offer a finishing touch to the interior design of any home, Aspidistra is a treasure trove worth exploring. After making your home look more charming, you deserve to indulge yourself, so take a short stroll to Sweet Memories where you can gratify your sweet tooth and spoil yourself with retro sweets and handmade chocolates. At the Nail and Beauty Bar you can be pampered with a whole range of treatments including soothing manicures – or you could jazz-up your nails with acrylics or gels. Then, step inside Baubles & Bangles, where you will find couture fashions, handmade jewellery, beautiful accessories and personal attention. For that really special occasion, requiring an exceptional outfit, pop in to Ball Gown Heaven, one of the largest stockists of evening gowns and prom dresses in the region. Find your dream dress and a million dollars with expert help and friendly professional service. Along with your new look, how about taking up a new hobby? Stitch Upp specialises in natural fibres with hand-dyed and hand-spun products. It stocks quality yarns, patterns, accessories and haberdashery for knitting and sewing enthusiasts. This, and more in Uppingham, will inspire you to creativity and surround you with beauty.

Queen St

Prices start from 3p Chocolate Pizzas, with a variety of chocolate toppings. Traditional Humbugs,Rhubarb and custard,Jelly bellys, Mint fondants and lots lots more.

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Volvo Car UK has today announced the pricing of the all-new Volvo V40 R-Design and Volvo V40 Cross Country. Starting from £22,295 and £22,595 respectively, Volvo is now able to offer both a more sports inspired and a more rugged looking take on the V40. The V40 R-Design has taken cues from its R-Design stablemates in the rest of the


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range, with a re-profiled front bumper and rear diffuser, five-spoke 17” Ixion wheels, silver matt door mirrors, unique R-Design embossed nubuck upholstery, sports floor mats, sports steering wheel and pedals. In addition to this, as standard, the V40 R-Design benefits from a TFT crystal display screen with unique blue colouring, illuminated gearknob, unique R-Design aluminium trim and vertical LED day-running lights. Those wanting the ultimate in sports luxury can upgrade to the R-Design Lux, com-


plementing the standard specification with active bending xenon headlights with cleaning system, rain sensor, leather-faced R-Design embossed seats, cruise control, keyless start and rear theatre lighting. The V40 R-Design is available in the striking launch colour, Rebel Blue, unique to RDesign, along with six other colours. Prices start from £22,295 for the D2 R-Design, still benefiting from class leading CO2 emissions of 94g/km, up to the T5 Geartronic R-Design Lux Nav, available from £31,390. The V40 Cross Country is Volvo’s answer to those customers that want a small 5-door hatchback but with a more ‘off-road’ and rugged look. As standard, the Cross Country SE is offered with autofolding door mirrors

with ground lights and black mirror covers, 16” alloy wheels, rain sensor, textile/T-Tec upholstery, tread plates and silver roof rails. The Cross Country can be further enhanced by specifying the Cross Country Lux version. This includes the ample specification of the SE, plus leather-faced upholstery, active bending xenon headlights, 17” alloy wheels, LED day-running lights, rear reading and theatre lighting. The V40 Cross Country is available from £22,595 for the D2 Cross Country SE, up to the T5 Geartronic Cross Country Lux Nav with All-Wheel Drive, from £33,875. Both models are available to order now and first customer deliveries will start to take place in January 2013.


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Retail sales only, subject to availability at participating dealers only on vehicles registered between 01 October and 30 November 2012. Terms and conditions apply. ^Saving on selected models only and excludes Personal Contract Hire. +Personal Contract Hire offer available to individuals for orders received between 01 October and 31 December 2012. Figures based on a non-maintenance contract hire package over 36 months and 10,000 miles per year (max). An advance rental of £1,990 is payable, then 35 monthly rentals of £199. Rentals and excess charges are based on the current VAT rate. An excess charge of up to 11.8 ppm will be applied for mileage in excess of 10,000 miles p.a.. Excess charges also apply if the car is not serviced and maintained in accordance with manufacturer guidelines and returned to Mazda in a condition commensurate with the BVRLA Fair Wear & Tear guidelines for its age and mileage. Package includes R.F.L. and Mazda Assistance. Free metallic paint is only available in conjunction with Mazda Personal Contract Hire offer and applies to selected models only. Offer subject to availability and status. UK supplied vehicles only. For full specification, details, terms and conditions contact your local retailer. Guarantee and/or indemnity may be required. Applicants must be 18 or over. Details correct at time of publication and may vary, eg if list price changes. Personal contract hire by ALD Automotive Ltd., trading as Mazda Personal Contract Hire, Oakwood Park, Lodge Causeway, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 3JA. Model shown: Mazda3 1.6 5dr Tamura, OTR £13,361 includes a saving of £2,634 (excludes Personal Contract Hire). Model shown features optional Pearlescent paint (£495). On the road price includes VAT, number plates, delivery, 12 months’ road fund licence, first registration fee, 3 year or 60,000 mile warranty and 3 years’ European roadside assistance. °Test drives subject to applicant status and availability. Details correct at time of going to print. Not available in conjunction with any other offer unless specified.

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As part of our commitment to all things local Extra Newspapers is constantly recruiting local individuals to help us grow our business across the region. Sales executives ICONIC: The new Beetle Cabriolet

PUBLIC NOTICE Goods Vehicle Operator's licence Kershaw Haulage Limited, 6 Kershaw Close, Luton, Beds LU3 4AT Is applying for a licence to use: Robinson Auto Logistics, Geddington Road, Corby, Northants NN18 8AA As an Operating Centre for 10 Goods Vehicles and 10 Trailers Owners or occupiers of land (including buildings) near the operating centre(s) who believe that their use or enjoyment of that land would be affected, should make written representations to the Traffic Commissioner at: Eastem Area Traffic Office C/o Hillcrest House, 386 Harehills Lane Leeds LS9 6HF Stating their reasons, within 21 days of this notice. Representors must at the same time send a copy of their representations to the applicant at the address given at the top ofthis notice. A Guide to making representations is available from the Trafiic Commissioner's Office.

Chambers & Brighty Independent Funeral Directors

Telephone 01933 222707 5-9 Buckwell End Wellingborough. NN8 41R

A new breath of fresh air will soon be blowing in the open-top car market, created by a new Volkswagen, the Beetle Cabriolet. The car represents the next chapter in a unique automotive story: following the original Beetle Convertible (type 15), first launched in 1949, and the New Beetle Cabriolet of 2002, it marks the third generation of the curvaceous Volkswagen soft-top that offers unprecedented practicality and open-top driving fun for four. Its unmistakable silhouette has given an iconic status to the different generations of the Beetle. The fact that over 330,000 units of the original Beetle Cabriolet cars were produced from 1949 to 1980 speaks for itself. In creating the latest version of the Beetle Cabriolet, Volkswagen has reinterpreted the timeless design of bygone days and given the silhouette a sportier and more dynamic look. The combination of a flatter roofline and the more upright windshield gives the car a silhouette that resembles that of the legendary original Beetle Cabriolet. The new model also incorporates design cues from the modern Volkswagen line-up: the air inlet under the bumper, the flat contour of the hood’s bottom edge and in particular the tail lights show the car’s close family ties. In the new Beetle Cabriolet, Volkswagen brings together modern technology and the highest standards of quality with the emotional legacy of the car’s ‘forefather’. As on the nostalgic icon, the headlights retain their classic shape. Another feature contributing to the special charm of the new Beetle Cabriolet is the traditional soft top. When open it lies very flat, enabling good vision to the rear. Despite its compact construction, the top is very wide and elongated in shape. It opens and closes entirely automatically (on all models) within around 10 seconds, including on the move. Standard on the Beetle Cabriolet

is a soft-top cover, which, if desired, tucks the opened top neatly away. Surrounding chrome trim accentuates the borders between steel and fabric. As in other Beetle models, the compact instrument panel with an extra large round instrument cluster and several nostalgic elements, such as the additional glovebox, create a markedly different design inside the new Beetle Cabriolet as well. With its spacious and comfortably designed interior the Beetle Cabriolet is a real four-seat vehicle. The 225 litre boot includes a fold-down symmetrically split rear bench seat which allows bigger items to be transported even when the roof is closed. To provide added safety in the event of a rollover accident, Volkswagen has developed an active rollover protection system. It consists of two extendable modules fitted inside the vehicle in concealed fashion behind the back of the rear bench seat. If the car were to roll over, the two rollover modules would be activated via the central airbag triggering unit. Along with the fixed A-pillars, they provide effective protection for the occupants of all four seats within a matter of milliseconds. Another extra safety feature is the standard front and head-thorax airbag system. The new Beetle Cabriolet will be available with seven engines. The entry-level engine is a highly efficient 1.2-litre TSI with 105 PS. Straight after launch, the BlueMotion Technology version of this petrol engine will also be available. The other petrol options are the lively 1.4-litre TSI and the 2.0-litre version, producing 160 and 200 PS respectively. Diesel engines comprise a 1.6-litre TDI with 105 PS (also available as a BlueMotion Technology version) and a 2.0-litre TDI with 140 PS. The Beetle Cabriolet will make its world debut at the Los Angeles Motor Show on 28 November and is due to go on sale in the UK in spring 2013. Prices and specification details will be announced closer to launch.

Extra Newspapers - the hyper-local newspapers providing local news to the people who live in Kettering, Wellingborough and Corby are recruiting Field and Telephone Sales Executives. We are looking for dynamic, driven, customer focussed and experienced advertising sales executives to present advertising solutions to our growing customer base. You will be an experienced sales executive from a media background, with strong local area knowledge, preferably living in one of our three locations. If you are looking for a new challenge, this is not just a job but a great opportunity to progress your career. The successful applicants will have a tenacious appetite for securing new clients; you will not be afraid of cold calling to develop new business whilst also having the ability to build relationships with established clients. As all the positions are based from home you will need to be highly organised and thrive on self motivation. You will of course have excellent communication and negotiation skills with proficient IT skills. Above all, you will need to deliver total commitment and dedication in order to continue the growth of the business. In return we offer a very competitive package with benefits ............... Applications with CV by email only please to

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Duston Garage (Bosch Service) Star Award: Daventry Comms winners against UCL side Rushden & Higham United in the Lower Junior Cup. Northants FA Lower Junior Cup: Victory is sweet, but revenge is sweeter for Daventry Comms. Dumped out of the Competition at the semi final stage last season by Rushden & Higham United, Comms were drawn against the runners-up again in the first round. This time the league side were far too strong for the UCL opposition running out 4-2 winners. Comms missed several chances in a game delayed for 90 minutes due to travel problems. However, a first half own goal and second half goals from Leigh Roberts, Taylor Orosz and Matt Farrell gave Comms a deserved lead. Comms were guilty of taking the foot off the accelerator, conceding two goals in the last 10 minutes. The Comms front men and in particular Orosz kept the Rushden defence under constant pressure and could easily have doubled the score. Duston Garage (Bosch Service) Premier Division: The Milton-Blisworth derby match came with added spice as both teams came into the match on a run of successive victories, 3 for Milton and four for Blisworth. The drama was added to when Milton took the lead from the spot after 15 minutes. Things continued going downhill for the hosts whose seemingly unstoppable strike force could not breach the Milton defence. Indeed Milton scored twice more before the hour mark and then added a further pair in the last ten minutes to run out 5-0 winners. A poor day for the top two was confirmed when news came that Harpole had toppled Stanion. Like Blisworth, Stanion had been scoring for fun in recent games but were blunted by the Harpole rearguard. A Dan Surridge penalty and Nick Maund’s opportunism won the game for Harpole, securing a second clean sheet win in four matches. Welford moved third after taking a second win on the spin against Moulton. Of the early season strugglers S&L Khalsa were the only side to find a glimmer of light. Peter Stronach netted twice to secure a draw against Brixworth, cancelling out strikes from Andy Priest and Neil Dolman. Ringstead seem to be suffering from the dreaded “second season syndrome” following a fourth defeat on the trot. From a title-challenge last term to early relegation flirtation this, it’s been a big bump for the Gladstone Street side. Despite defensive frailties of their own, Weldon had too much for Ringstead winning 5-3. For Heyford, it was a case of same old, same old, with a fourth successive league defeat. Roade were the latest beneficiaries plundering five goals in the victory. Steve Carroll scored a hat-trick while Zach Pugh notched a brace. Duston Garage (Bosch Service) Division One: Kislingbury’s five match unbeaten run came to an end at the hands of Kettering Orchard Park. Kislingbury took the lead midway through the second half but were stunned by two goals on the counter which handed the visitors a much needed win. Earls Barton however fared considerably better, recording a fifth win of the season and staying clear out in front after making short work of Ise Lodge. Kris Hall netted twice for the Greens, and goals from full-back Mark Speight and Ben Blomley put Barton in a commanding position. Jamie Hicks pulled one back for the visitors but it proved little more than a consolation. Denton and Medbourne shared six goals as well, with the visitors emerging victorious. Michael Park picked up a brace

for Medbourne but needed additional strikes from Steve Park and Brad Downing to secure the points after Lee Thomas and Johnny Shakespeare pulled Denton level. Orchard Park’s win was one of three for teams sitting at the wrong end of the table. Corby Everards too recorded a much needed win, the first of the season. Having put six past Wootton last time out Stanwick proved to be a stern test for the hosts. Everards edged the encounter thanks to James McGrath who netted the only goal of the game. Wootton smashed six past Gretton to move clear of the mire. Micky Ryan and Jamie Ellis both found the target twice. Like Gretton, Finedon Volta have been suffering from issues with the number of bodies available and so it proved against Corby Locos. Even with the hosts being reduced to ten men, Volta could not compete. John Dibben stood tallest of the Locos scorers netting four times in the 6-1 win. Lee Thompson and David Clarke added the others. Rothenberger Tools Division Two: Life at the top is proving tough for whichever team happens to occupy the number one spot. Incumbent side Strip Mills faced off against Old Grammarians who came into the came off the back of victory over Rothwell Corinthians. Last week’s goals-scoring hero Kael Talbot appears to have found a purple patch, as he netted three times in the 4-0 victory. Perry Nimmo added the other from the spot. After early season promise it seems to be more red dwarf than Redstar. Could the light be dimming after a third successive league game without a win? Wollaston inflicted a second defeat of the season on the Corby side. Jamie Farrell found the net for the visitors to give them a faint glimmer of hope, but this was extinguished by Lee Warman and David Betts the Wollaston marksmen. David Falconer struck for Corby Eagles to salvage a point in the encounter with Wilby. Duston Garage (Bosch Service) Division Three: Over 40 goals were scored in the division in this round of fixtures, with no game seeing less than five goals. It remains a Daventryarea lockout at the top after both Drayton Grange and Weedon were victorious, yet there was nothing routine about either side’s win. Drayton were given a real test by bottom side Welingborough Gleneagles. On another day, scoring four goals would have secured a maiden league win for the new boys. However coming up against last season’s top scorers proved a step too far. Jordan May got Gleneagles first and Paul Ekins then added a treble. However goals from the irrepressible Jed Brennan, Adam Cox and a Darren Taylor hat-trick ensured that Drayton Grange achieved a perfect record of five wins from five games. Weedon also recorded a narrow win on the lengthy trip to Titchmarsh. James Battersey, Lee Baldwin and Danny Wagstaff all scored for the hosts but the visitors held on for a 4-3 win. Indeed, Titchmarsh’s defeat capped a poor day all round for teams in the eastern half of the county. Leigh Butler scored twice for Ferrers who faced Walgrave for the first time since the cup final defeat last term. As then it was Walgrave who were victorious as goals from Mark Gardener, Reice Grey and a Jake Hinton brace put the game beyond Ferrers reach. Jamie Bates netted for bottom side Great Doddington, but it got no better as Exiles romped to a 6-1 success, powered by pairs from Adam Russell and Dave Baker. West Haddon meanwhile romped to a 7-0 win over FC Higham. Elliot Grice grabbed two, while an own goal summed things up for the visitors. Indeed whilst Grange Park Rangers were ruthless in the derby win over SPA, this was the lowest scoring tie of the day with a “mere” five goals. Ryan Maloney was the pick of the scorers with two.

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ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Saturday, 13 October 2012 Premier Division

Division One

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St Ives Town Holbeach United Spalding United Deeping Rangers Newport Pagnell Town Quorn Shepshed Dynamo Cogenhoe United Desborough Town Huntingdon Town Boston Town AFC Kempston Rovers Peterborough Northern Star Stewarts & Lloyds Corby Yaxley Long Buckby AFC Sleaford Town Blackstones FC Wellingborough Town Harborough Town Irchester United

13 10 11 9 11 8 12 7 11 7 10 7 12 6 13 6 11 6 8 5 11 4 10 4 12 4 12 4 9 4 13 3 10 2 11 2 12 2 9 1 13 1

3 0 1 1 1 2 3 2 2 2 1 2 1 5 1 6 0 5 0 3 3 4 2 4 1 7 1 7 0 5 2 8 2 6 1 8 1 9 2 6 2 10

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33 28 25 24 23 22 19 19 18 15 15 14 13 13 12 11 8 7 7 5 5

Oadby Town AFC Rushden & Diamonds Northampton Sileby Rangers Bugbrooke St Michaels Wellingborough Whitworth Harrowby United Potton United Eynesbury Rovers Raunds Town Northampton ON Chenecks Rushden and Higham United Northampton Spencer Rothwell Corinthians Thrapston Town Wootton Blue Cross Olney Town Bourne Town Burton Park Wanderers Buckingham Town


7 6 7 4 5 8 7 5 7 8 6 6 7 5 7 7 9 5 8

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17 16 16 12 12 12 12 10 9 9 8 7 7 7 7 6 5 3 3


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Bugbrooke St Michaels R Cogenhoe United Reserves Wellingborough Whitworth R Blackstones FC Reserves Harborough Town Reserves Desborough Town Reserves Thrapston Town Reserves Peterborough Northern Star R AFC Kempston Rovers R Woodford United Reserves Stewarts & Lloyds Corby R Huntingdon Town Reserves

6 4 4 3 3 3 4 3 3 4 4 5

4 4 4 3 3 2

4 4 2 2 1 1

0 0 0 0 1 0

0 18 0 7 2 7 1 4 1 5 1 -5

12 12 6 6 4 3

2 1 1 3 3

0 0 0 0 0

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1 1 1 3 3

1 0 0 0 0

4 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0

1 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 2

1 0 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 3

6 3 2 5 3 0 -1 -3 -2 -2 -4 -7

13 8 7 6 6 6 4 4 3 2 2 2

Oadby Town Reserves Raunds Town Reserves Yaxley Reserves Eynesbury Rovers Reserves Northampton ON Chenecks R Rothwell Corinthians R Rushden and Higham United Reserves Bourne Town Reserves Irchester United Reserves Burton Park Wanderers R Olney Town Reserves

Duston Garage (Bosch Service) Division Four: If Hellenic Fisher’s defence was as potent as striker Alex Williams then they would undoubtedly be challenging Borough Alliance at the top. Williams netted twice more at the weekend alongside Ashley White, but their side was unable to record victory after allowing Desborough & Rothwell to score three their own. Kane Robinson, Phil Chapman and Terry Baines all found the target for the hosts. Borough Alliance moved further ahead at the top with victory over Higham Town. James Longley and Tom Robson found the net in the 2-0 win, and better news came from Abington Road where Kingswood held Albion Vikings to a 2-2 draw. Corby Ravens had Steven Mitchell to thank for the win over Wilbarston as his brace ensured a 3-2 scoreline. Gavin Ledgeway meanwhile was the Park Rovers hero getting three in the comfortable win over Corby United.

ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Saturday, 13 October 2012

P W D L GD Pts

-2 -1 -7 -12 -14

Premier Division Peterborough Northern Star Blackstones Holbeach United AFC Kempston Rovers Wellingborough Town Spalding United Dereham Town Deeping Rangers Dunkirk Shepshed Dynamo Sutton Town Yaxley Swaffham Town Long Buckby Ely City Division One Burton Park Wanderers Rothwell Corinthians Northampton ON Chenecks Northampton Sileby Rangers Raunds Town Harrowby United Bugbrooke St Michaels Long Buckby Ely City Spalding United Dereham Town Deeping Rangers Dunkirk Shepshed Dynamo Sutton Town Yaxley Swaffham Town

Duston Garage (Great Wall Cars) Reserve Premier Division: Table-toppers Weldon found Milton a tough nut to crack in their first round tie, but managed to get the job done inside 90 minutes despite extra time looking likely. Mark Field netted twice for Milton cancelling out efforts from Lee Bell and James Ferguson. However Ferguson scored his second and Weldon’s third to ensure progress to the next round. Harpole travelled to Kettering Nomads and came away victorious. The 4-1 margin was not as emphatic as the last time these two sides met but last season’s semi-finalists are out nevertheless. Duston Garage (Great Wall Cars) Reserve Premier Division: With the leaders in cup action both Bugbrooke ‘A’ and Brixworth took advantage and climbed the table. The Badgers were 6-0 victors over Moulton, while Brixworth eased to a 4-0 away win over Ringstead. Daryl Moore

2-0 0-1 1-2 1-0 2-0 3-2 4-1 2-1 1-2 2-0 3-1 1-2 0-6 2-2 2-0

Irchester United St Ives Town Huntingdon Town Cogenhoe United Harborough Town Retford United Stewarts & Lloyds Corby Quorn Boston Town Blidworth Welfare Sleaford Town AFC Rushden & Diamonds Desborough Town Northampton Spencer Eynesbury Rovers

3-4 1-2

Thrapston Town Wootton Blue Cross


Rushden & Higham United

2-2 1-0 3-2 3-2 2-2 2-0 3-2 4-1 2-1 1-2 2-0 3-1 1-2 0-6

Oadby Town Potton United Buckingham Town Bourne Town Northampton Spencer Eynesbury Rovers Retford United Stewarts & Lloyds Corby Quorn Boston Town Blidworth Welfare Sleaford Town AFC Rushden & Diamonds Desborough Town

Wolverton Town Daventry Comms Irchester United R Reserve Division One Huntingdon Town R Wellingborough Whitworth Reserves Reserves Daventry Comms Reserves Irchester United R Reserves Woodford United R Reserves Cogenhoe United R Thrapston Town R Bourne Town Reserves Oadby Town Reserves Harborough Town R Reserve Division Two Eynesbury Rovers R Daventry Comms Irchester United R Woodford United R Cogenhoe United R Thrapston Town R Bourne Town Reserves Harborough Town R Oadby Town Reserves

and Callum Norfolk scored to give ON Chenecks ‘A’ a maiden league win against fellow strugglers Roade, while Blisworth and Spencer played out a stalemate. Duston Garage (Great Wall Cars) Reserve Division One: Five of the top six sides enjoyed wins over opposition struggling at the wrong end of the table. Second placed Welford crashed to a 3-0 home defeat to Wootton, a result that saw the visitors climb off the foot of the table. Lee Grieg scored twice for Stanion Quantum Print in the 3-1 success against Earls Barton. The win maintains a three point advantage of Weldon ‘A’, victors against Everards. David O’Neill scored both Weldon goals. Dan Hawkins scored for Heyford, but it was Corby Locos who emerged as winners with two strikes either side of the break. Old Grammarians thumped Orchard Park 5-1 to climb to third. Kislingbury also ensured that Welford’s slipup was punished by defeating Medbourne.

0-1 4-2 0-3

Olney Town Rushden & Higham United R Bugbrooke St Michaels R


Stewarts & Lloyds Corby R


Peterborough Northern Star


Rushden & Higham United


Bugbrooke St Michaels


Northampton ON Chenecks

2-0 5-5 4-1 2-0 4-1

Olney Town Reserves Raunds Town Reserves Blackstones Reserves Desborough Town Reserves Rothwell Corinthians R

2-1 4-2 0-3 1-3 2-0 5-5 4 - 1 4-1 2-0

Burton Park Wanderers R Rushden & Higham United R Bugbrooke St Michaels R Northampton ON Chenecks R Olney Town Reserves Raunds Town Reserves Blackstones Reserves Rothwell Corinthians R Desborough Town Reserves

Duston Garage (Great Wall Cars) Reserve Division Two: The top four remain unchanged as each side won their respective matches. Leaders Spratton recorded a second successive win with a 3-1 win at Finedon Volta, while Wilby edged past Titchmarsh 1-0. Craig Turnbull netted the winner to leave Wilby just a point behind. An emphatic 8-2 win over Corby Hellenic saw West Haddon climb to third on goal difference. Wollaston remain in touch after a 2-0 win over Harborough ‘A’. Three goals from Rob Bradshaw and support from Andy Mullen (2) and Steven Church saw Redstar home to a six goal win over Stanwick Reserves. Higham Town meanwhile ended a run of three straight defeats with a 2-0 success at Strip Mills.


Goals: 205 (110 home; 95 away) League sides only Four-fers: 1  Hat-tricks: 4  Braces: 19


Six clubs booked Second Round places in the FA Vase on a mixed day in the national competition. The most eye catching result was a 6-0 Desborough win at Thurlow Nunn League Swaffham. Richard Scott, Dan Kitching, Kevin Byrne and hat trick man Michael Byrne shared the Ar Tarn goals. A Shane Tolley hat trick saw Spalding overcome Northern Counties East League champions Retford 3-2 at the Halley Stewart Field with the deciding goal arriving deep into stoppage time. First half goals from Leon Cole and Justin Jenkins gave Shepshed a 2-0 home win over Central Midlands League Blidworth at the Dovecote while Simon Mowbray scored in each half to take Boston Town through 2-1 at Midland Alliance Dunkirk. Two clubs went out at Thurlow Nunn opponents with Eynesbury exiting 2-0 at Ely and FA Cup conquerors Dereham again proving too strong for Stewarts & Lloyds in the Vase. Jamie O’Neill had the Foundrymen level at the interval but they finished on the wrong end of a 4-1 scoreline. Also bowing out

were Sleaford, beaten 3-1 at Central Midlands side Sutton Town with a Richard Jackson goal their only reward. One of the ties of the round saw Deeping edge past Quorn 2-1 at Outgang Road, Simon Ashton and Alex Beck on target for Rangers either side of a Kris Nurse leveller. AFC Rushden & Diamonds progressed 2-1 at higher grade Yaxley thanks to a late Ben Morgan winner after Deven Ellwood’s first half opener was quickly cancelled out by Luke Hipwell. Another inter divisional tie saw Long Buckby and Northampton Spencer draw 2-2 at Station Road. Leo Adams and Matt Thornber twice had Buckby ahead but they were pegged back by Millers replies from Paul Pickering and Matt Long, the second in stoppage time. In the Premier Division St Ives opened up a five point lead at the top, Ricky Miller’s late goal pipping hosts Blackstones 1-0. The leaders had Scott Fielding sent off. Second placed Holbeach suffered their first league defeat of the campaign as substitute Ben Sawyer snatched a late decider to give Huntingdon a 2-1 Carters Park verdict. Rob Hughes

had given the Tigers an early lead with Ben Seymour-Shove squaring the contest before the break. Cogenhoe’s poor run continued with a 1-0 reverse at AFC Kempston whose matchwinner was Sam Holmes early in the game. Peterborough Northern Star completed a double over Irchester with a 2-0 home success, new recruit Tommy Waldock and Denny Escorsio on target. The Romans slip to the foot of the table as a result of Wellingborough’s 2-0 home win over Harborough. First half goals from Paul Cooper and Tom Ekins gave the Doughboys their second win of the season. The game of the season in Division One so far saw Sileby and Oadby draw 2-2 at Fernie Fields. Greg Ling and Rob Foster twice gave Rangers a first half lead either side of a Jake Duffy reply, but a last minute spot kick from Jon Stevenson preserved Oadby’s unbeaten record. Bugbrooke maintained their 100% record by beating Bourne 3-2 at Birds Close. Pete Smith scored a late Badgers winner after home goals from Will Briscoe and George Hunt were cancelled out by a Ben Easson

brace, the first a penalty. Harrowby completed an eight day double over basement visitors Buckingham, Martin Wormall’s second goal of the afternoon giving the Arrows a 3-2 win. Scott Webb was the other Harrowby scorer with Drew Mitten and Kyle Stimpson replying for the Robins. Raunds avenged an earlier defeat at Potton, Dan Tarr’s goal late in the first half giving the Shopmates a 1-0 home success. Leigh Chapman scored a hat trick for Burton Park but they lost 4-3 to Thrapston at Latimer Park. Callim Noble, Aidan Bradshaw, Iain Blaikie and an own goal by Burton keeper Liam Fox gave the visitors the points. Wootton picked up their first away win, 2-1 at Rothwell Corinthians. Andy White’s opener looked like giving Corinths the win but Blue Cross scored twice in the last eight minutes through Chris Winton and Scott Sinclair to take the points. ON Chenecks and Rushden & Higham drew 0-0 at Billing Road, a decent result for the Lankies after the early dismissal of Darren Farrar. Olney reached the Third Round of the Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup, progressing 1-0 at Wolverton with a Marc Umney goal late in the game.

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EXTRA sport

School head calls for investment in sports And she is preparing to take her case to the new MP for Corby and A NORTHAMPTONSHIRE East Northamptonshire following school head is calling for better the fast approaching constituency Government support for chil- by-election. Linda Brooks, Principal of dren’s sports across the county.


HIGH ACHIEVERS: Linda Brooks, principal, with sports students at Manor School Sports College in Raunds.

Manor School Sports College in Raunds, wants the area’s next MP to take a lead in calling for more investment in school sport for Northamptonshire, not only as a method of developing students’ health and fitness, but also to help them succeed academically. Mrs Brooks said: “Manor School is fortunate to have excellent facilities, grounds and personalised sports coaching available to our students. “We have also received funding from Sport England and the Football Foundation to further develop these resources. “However, this is not the case for all schools across the region. We would like to see resources developed which allow every child the opportunity to find a sport that is right for them. This means improved and more accessible facilities for all, and more teachers and volunteers to help. “We are convinced the combination of a strong sports programme

Hat-trick for Connor

with the curriculum helps pupils learn more progressively.” She added: “Schools should be the starting point for children’s involvement in sport, and closer links need to be developed with local clubs and associations. “We have an enormous opportunity after the Olympics to build on the imaginations of children. Parents play a vital role in this by encouraging and enrolling children into sports classes.” Mrs Brooks has already written to the leaders of Corby and East Northamptonshire Council and Northamptonshire County Council to highlight the benefits of sport in children’s learning. She plans to invite the new MP for Corby and East Northamptonshire to visit Manor School following the election, which is expected to take place in November. Manor School Sports College is holding a New Intake Evening tomorrow from 5pm.

In this match, the first set went to Wales by one shot at 6-5, but DESBOROUGH bowler Connor Cinato with the second set going Engcame away from the British Isles Indoor land’s way 9-5 a tie-break was International under-18 Mixed Series with a necessary, and with one bowl left Connor was match down but as hat-trick of successes. The 16-year-old won two gold medals and was coolly as one hoped he could be, a member of the overall winning team in the he drew the jack for shot to take competition held at Stanley in County Durham. them into the semi-final. The Semi-Final was once These Championships involved England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the Channel Islands, more close as it came towards its TRIUMPHANT: Connor (right) and his teammates and he was a member of the England No. 2 Team.. climax, despite Connor and BJ Connor was selected to skip the Pairs with BJ taking the first set comfortably at 13-3 against gins, just one shot at 9-8. The second set was just as tense with some Byles of Desborough IBC, Maidenhead, Berk- John Meikle and Keiran Clinton of Scotland. The Scots took the second set 10-7 to once excellent bowls delivered by all players and shire, and to skip the Fours with BJ Byles leading, Sarah Gove, City of Ely IBC at No. 2, Lloyd again give Connor a tie-break to win if he was a real competition between the two sets of to progress further, which he duly won to go youngsters. In the end, the score was tied in Sabatini, Essex County IBC at No. 3. that set at five shots each after the seven ends, The Pairs Competition was first on the agen- into the Final. The Pairs Final was against the other Scotland but by virtue of winning the first set Connor da for BJ and Connor, and his Saturday morning match against Josh Hancock and Tom Team of Michael Paterson and Jason Banks and and his rink managed to make the final much a tough match was expected. As it turned out, to the pleasure of the English supporters. Jones of Wales was a very close affair. The Final saw them facing the other Scotland The matches in these championships are all due to some brilliant bowling by the two English played in sets, and in the Pairs it is two sets of nine young men it went all their way with them tak- Rink of Michael Paterson, Kimberley Harrison, ends each, with a tie break end if sets are shared. ing the 1st set 14-1 and although the Scots put in a Brandon Maywood and Jason Banks. This Scotbetter performance in the second tish outfit had managed to beat the other Engset, and in fact lead 7-5 shots after lish rink in the semi-finals by pulling out a most six ends, BJ and Connor upped unexpected score of 5 shots to take a set. As it turned out they were always behind in their game once more and cruised through to the Gold Medal taking the match against Connor’s rink who took the first set by 8-4 shots. The second set, however, the second set 11-7 shots. The Fours competition for BJ, saw the Scottish four go into a 6-3 shots lead Sarah, Lloyd and Connor, com- with 3 ends left to play. Connor picked up 2 menced on Saturday evening af- shots to be just 1 shot behind and on the next ter he and BJ had already played end all four players played magnificently, none 62 ends of bowls, and first up more so than Connor, who with his last bowl was the Ireland four of Chloe drew the jack a short distance to lie a big score Watson, Jamie Brown, Jamie with just the Scottish skip’s last bowl to come. Everyone thought he had cut the count down Watson and Stephen Coleman. The Fours was played in sets but in the event his bowl just ran on a fraction too again, but this time of 7 ends per far on this lightning fast green and he dropped a set, and playing good quality massive score of 6 shots to go behind by 5 shots bowls, if not their best,(they must with just one end left. That last end saw the EngAnswer this simple question and you could win 2 of the have been getting a bit tired), Con- land players put some very good bowls in which nor’s rink were always in front in removed any chance of the Scots getting a big 6 tickets available both sets which they took 9-6 and score, and despite trying hard to manufacture Alex Dawson played for which of these clubs? a score Jason Banks could not manage it and in 7-6 to proceed to the Semi-Final. 1. Preston 2. Stoke 3. Kettering The Semi-Final was held on fact dropped one shot to lose that set, and with it To enter send your answer, subject line: Sunday morning and their op- the title, as Connor and his rink were overjoyed to Corby Town Comp, on an email with your address ponents from Scotland were win the set 12-6 shots, and with it the Gold Medal. and telephone number to: So the England No. 2 Team not only celebratJohn Meikle, Shannon Murray, Keiran Simants and Keiran Clin- ed having the Pairs and Fours winners, but with Entries must be in our system no later than noon ton, and the first set was Eng- Ryan Atkins picking up the silver in the Singles, 12 noon Friday 26th October 2012 land’s by the smallest of mar- the team took the title of Overall Team Champion.



Corby Town FC competition


CORBY TOWN v GLOUCESTER CITY Steel Park, Rockingham Road NN17 2AE Wednesday October 31ST kick-off 7.45pm

CORBY town fixtures 2012-2013 Saturday kick-offs at 3pm and Midweek at 7.45 unless otherwise stated *kick off time to be confirmed.

Sat 18 August H Vauxhall Motors 0-1 Tue 21 August A Solihull Moors 0-3 Sat 25 August A Worcester City 1-5 Mon 27 August H Brackley Town 0-4 Sat 01 Sept H Bradford Park A 4-5 Sat 08 Sept A Workington 2-3 Sat 15 Sept H Colwyn Bay 3-1 Tue 18 Sept A Oxford City 2-0 Sat 22 Sept Leamington 3-2 (FA Cup 2Q) Sat 29 Sept A Gainsborough T 2-2 Wed 03 October H Droylsden 5-0 Sat 06 October A Histon 1-1 (FA Cup 3Q) Wed 10 October H Histon 2-1 (FA Cup 3Q) Sat 13 October H Altrincham (Score) Sat 20 October A Chester (Score) Sat 27 October A Harrogate (Score) Wed 31 October H Gloucester City (Score) Sat 03 Nov A Histon (Score) Sat 10 Nov FA Trophy 3Q (Score) Sat 17 Nov H Oxford City (Score) Sat 24 Nov H FA Trophy R1 (Score) Sat 01 Dec A Bishops Stortford (Score) Sat 08 Dec H Hinckley United (Score) Sat 15 Dec A Guiseley (Score) Sat 22 Dec H Solihull Moors (Score) Wed 26 Dec A Boston United (Score) Sat 29 Dec A Halifax Town (Score) Tue 01 January H Boston United (Score) Sat 05 January H Histon (Score) Sat 12 January A Stalybridge Celtic (Score) Sat 19 January H Guiseley (Score) Sat 26 January A Vauxhall Motors (Score) Sat 02 February H FC Halifax Town (Score) Sat 09 February A Altrincham (Score) Sat 16 February H Chester (Score) Sat 23 February A Bradford Park A (Score) Wed 27 February H Bishops Stortford (Score) Sat 02 March A Colwyn Bay (Score) Sat 09 March H Stalybridge Celtic (Score) Sat 16 March H Harrogate Town (Score) Sat 23 March A Hinckley United (Score) Sat 30 March H Worcester City (Score)


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Flooring an opponent in the ‘gentle way’ > JUDO KWAI Report by Stuie Buchanan. CORBY’S only Judo club has been up and running for well over 50 years. Coach Joe Feely, 48, is steeped in Corby Judo history, having joined the club more than 30 years ago and working his way up to coaching. Judo is a Japanese martial art, created in 1882, and its practitioners are known as ‘judokas’. Its basic English translation is ‘gentle way’, which is represented in its calm philosophy, adopted by a number of other Japanese martial arts. The main objective of competitive judo, is to either take down or throw an opponent to the mat, with varying points scored on how the opponent hits the mat. For instance, flooring an opponent full on their back scores an ‘ippon’ and an immediate victory; partial grounding may result in less scores of ‘waza-ri’ or ‘yuko’, which do not end the fight. There is also focus on the ability to immobilise an opponent once they are on the mat, subsequent success can lead to victory via ‘ippon’. Competition and grading events are integral to any judokan wishing to advance their coloured belts, which progress from White to Black. Joe said: “Competitively, it can give you all the major things you would get from martial arts, self-confidence, discipline and the like. The kids learn and they follow the older

THE GENTLE TOUCH: Joe Feely (left, in black) and his wife Helen (back, centre, in white) have been running Corby Judo Kwai for more than 20 years. members, they see people doing things and they follow on safely and correctly.” However, for many, judo is a social activity or method of keeping fit. Joe said: “Here, we teach it in a number of ways, there’s the fitness side of things, people like to do judo recreationally and such. Some people might not necessarily understand what judo’s about

when they start, but they enjoy it here.” Joe currently teaches the all-ages classes with his wife Helen, a silver medallist at this year’s Commonwealth Judo Championships in Cardiff. He continued: “We had two new young lads joining recently and, much like with our other members, we ask them to join in when

they feel comfortable and more often than not they suddenly pop up. “Across the board for all ages, we start with very little discipline, to help learn the basics, and then we tighten that screw a little bit as time passes. People, especially kids, have to enjoy it and we try to make sure they do.”

Contrasting fortune for rugby teams Corby Rugby Club suffers as S&L thrives

> RUGBY CORBY’S rugby clubs have gone through completely opposite starts to their seasons with Corby Rugby Club losing their opening four fixtures and S&L Corby winning all four of theirs. S&L’s fantastic start to the new Midlands 3 East (South) Division has included a crushing 49-10 victory of Northampton Men’s Own and a similar 48-17 victory at Old Newtonians.

They currently sit top of the division with 20 points, one ahead of second place Rugby St Andrews. In stark contrast, Corby Rugby Club are pointless at the foot of the Midlands 4 East (South) Division having only scored 24 points in their four league fixtures. Their current top point-scorer is Shaun Hall with nine points from three penalties, followed by try scorers Andrew Findlay, Luke Maccines and Martin Drummond.

Charity turns steel pink! sponsored walk and a half-time penalty competition between CORBY Town decided to mark pink icons Mr Blobby and George Non-League Day with a mar- from Rainbow, with the Pink quee charity event in aid of Panther in goal. There were presentations Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Steel Park was decorated from various sponsors, includpink for the Altrincham match ing Bailey’s Skip Hire, the Steelon October 13, including the men’s kit sponsor which also players, who wore their bright operates in pink. Player of the Month awards pink away kit. There were charity stalls, a were handed out to Goalkeeper


Paul Walker, for August, and Nat Wedderburn, for September. Operational director, Hannah Ingram, said: “It’s a fantastic day for all involved. We know we’ve got fantastic fans here in Corby, so we knew they’d love joining in raising awareness for a charity that can help so many people.”

Photographs by John Storey.

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Steelmen take positives from cup progression Corby reach FA Cup fourth qualifying round while league form stalls > FOOTBALL CORBY Town’s FA Cup success will see them attempt to reach the first round proper of the FA Cup for the third time in three years. Having seen off Histon 2-1 in a replay, the Steelmen will take on Hendon at Steel Park on Saturday, October 20. In the past two seasons, Corby were defeated by teams above them in the football pyramid in the first round proper, 3-1 away to Bristol Rovers last season and 4-2 in a replay by Luton Town in the 2010-11 season. Meanwhile, Corby’s two Blue Square Bet North fixtures in the past two weeks have been a continuation of their somewhat sketchy form. Firstly, a mid-week tie against Droylsden would provide a massive lift for Corby fans, players and management alike as a hattrick from Josh Moreman would inspire a 5-0 victory. Moreman was quick off the mark against The Bloods, heading home after just 68 seconds, connecting with a Greg Kaziboni cross. Corby’s second would come from an unlikely source. Droylsden’s Moyo would head the ball into his own net off the back of an Avelino Viera corner. Moreman would complete his hat-trick with a fantastic solo effort and a penalty, either side of a Nat Wedderburn goal. However, Corby walked into their match against Altrincham with what seemed like an FA Cup hangover. Altrincham blitzed the Steelmen in the first half, scoring five without reply. Corby ‘keeper Paul Walker would take a yellow card and a penalty in the third minute, only to rise up and save the resultant spot-kick. This seemingly galvanising moment for

Penalty not saved: Keeper Paul Walker fails to save the first of Altrincham’s five goals. Photo by John Storey. the men in pink would last only briefly as new boy Jack Evans would give away another penalty. Walker would not be able to save this one as Altrincham’s Matt Doughty buried the penalty straight down the middle. Corby seemed to have no answer to Duncan Watmore’s clever possession play down the right and every time he cut inside, he cre-

ated a chance. His saved shot would provide Damian Reeves with an easy tap-in for the second and his stunning 20-yard shot nestled delicately in Walker’s top corner for the third. Two goals in two minutes close to the end of the first half, one from Jake Moult and 15th of the season for the league’s top goal scorer Reeves.

Whether it was a case of job done for Altrincham or not, the Steelmen burst out of the gates at half time, debutant Carl Piergianni would get on the end of Paul Malone’s flick on. With Kaziboni grabbing another late in the second half, Corby would at least win the second 2-0. But the tally for the entire 90 was Corby 2- 5 Altrincham.

Power down for Poppies Worries mount for fans as crisis club teeters on brink KETTERING Town has had another league match postponed as their off-field problems continue to mount with a fast-depleting player roster and a manger in limbo. Less than a week after their Evostik Southern Premier League match against Leamington was called off due to The Poppies’ only being able to field six players, their planned game against Bideford was cancelled as the club has allegedly not paid electricity bills or brought in a backup generator.


This followed their eye-opening 7-0 defeat at Bashley, in which they sent out only ten players. Reserve goalkeeper Ben Gathercole had been asked to play outfield as the 11th player, but refused as he had not been paid his wages. It has also been revealed that manager John Beck, believed to have walked out on the club, was actually asked to ‘step aside’. Beck has confirmed that he has not resigned nor has he been sacked. Yet, owner Imran Ladak claims to be ‘in talks with different people to take over the club’ as he BLACKOUT: Nene Park has had its electricity cut off, resulting in match postponements. seeks to secure financial stability.


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