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Musician in bid to perform at the O2 > Corby A SINGER and songwriter is set to perform at the Midlands final of a national contest for unsigned acts in bid to win the chance to sing at London’s O2 arena. Tony Faherty, who lives on the Danesholme estate in the town, battled through two auditions to be selected to perform at the Live and Unsigned show at Bedford Corn Exchange on October 21. Mr Faherty, a production co-ordinator at Roquette UK in Corby, who only began his musical career six years ago, is looking forward to performing in front of the panel of judges and a live audience. He said: “This will definitely be the biggest show I have ever done. It feels like I have a choice to either fear it or to embrace it and I want to try to embrace it. I am a bit nervous but it is just butterflies. I never

thought I would get this far.” Mr Faherty spotted the advert online and decided to take the plunge and applied in January. He said: “Songwriting and singing is something I came to later in life – I always wanted to do it and never got around to it. I lost some members of the family; that made me think about it. I said to my wife, Lorraine, ‘I have got to do this’ and she said, ‘You are the only one who is stopping you’!” The songwriter, who counts Buddy Holly and the 1960s era of musicians among his influences,  is set to take to the stage to perform his own track, Tears on my Shoulder, which was recorded at Pennington Street Studio. He will be cheered on at the event by Lorraine and their children, family and friends and welcomes anyone else from the area who wishes to attend and support him.

Charity and church join forces to highlight homelessness > COUNTY A CHURCH and a charity based in our county town have joined forces for the first time to highlight the plight of homeless people across the region. The Northampton Hope Centre and All Saints Church staged two days of events at the weekend – featuring stalls, a special harvest church service and a procession followed by a roast dinner for visitors, provided by the Hope Enterprises’ catering service. Both institutions believe homelessness is an increasingly challenging issue for Northampton- WHERE THERE’S HOPE: Staff and community-spirited volunteers at the shire and want to encourage action and debate to Northampton Hope Centre. UNSIGNED BUT ON SONG: Tony Faherty. find solutions for those most affected. Paul Kinsella, fundraising manager at Northampton Hope Centre, said: “We need to raise awareness of the challenges faced by homeless and vulnerable people across Northamptonshire. We actively support up to 100 people every day and we desperately need local people and businesses to help us with volunteering, > COUNTY that they feel their builder deserves national recognition. It is fundraising and donations. designed to reward both builders and clients, which means if “As the weather turns for the worse, the need for our TIME is running out to win yourself £3,000 and to see your your builder wins, you do to! services increases dramatically. However, the Hope builder named the best in the UK. George Clarke, C4’s Restoration Man, who is supporting this Centre doesn’t just provide shelter and a place to eat. The closing date for the Federation of Master Builders’ an- year’s Awards, said: “Building projects need careful planning, We offer education, training and, alongside our com- nual awards is fast approaching. Nominations must be re- good communication and some really hard work to produce mercial branch – Hope Enterprises, help re-skill indi- ceived by October 31 for your chance to win the cash prize and great results. So, if your latest project went well and you’re deviduals and support their return to employment.” lighted with the result, say thank-you to your builder by nomifor your builder to claim the Master Builder of the Year title. Rev David McConkey of All Saints Church has been The federation and George Clarke, architect and TV pre- nating them for the awards.” Mr Clarke will present national a campaigner against homelessness and deprivation senter for Channel 4, are calling on homeowners throughout winners with their awards in London next March. throughout his life as a clergyman. There are special awards for energy efficient projects and the region to nominate a brilliant builder for the awards’ East He added: “I strongly believe in taking positive action Midlands heats and ultimately to be named the best in Britain. Britain’s best apprentice – and even a customer service catwithin the local community to tackle critical social isNominations must come from clients who are so satisfied egory for ‘Heavenly Builders’; those with a level of customer sues, and homelessness is a real problem that can affect and pleased with their finished project – whether it is a new service over and above the call of duty. people from all walks of life.” Find out more, and enter, here: www.fmb.org.uk/MBOYawards house or a loft conversion; all sizes of projects are considered –

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Cameron talks to Extra readers > CORBY

PRIME Minister David Cameron visited our county last month and we asked him a few questions. Here’s what he said: Q: You were recently in Corby, what impression did you get of the town? A: I was delighted to come to Corby to back Christine Emmett’s campaign and visit Tata Steel. Corby is clearly somewhere with a proud history but it also has a bright future ahead of it too, not least because of the can-do approach of people who live there. There are new businesses choosing to set up in the area, a new free school has just opened, Corby has the advantage of excellent transport links with the rest of the country and great leisure facilities like the international swimming pool. So there are lots of positive things going on in Corby at the moment, and it was great to see some of them when I was there. Q: The East Midlands, like the rest of the country, has been hit pretty hard by the economic situation. What is the Government doing to help businesses and families across the region? A: People in Corby and East Northamptonshire know things are tough right now but they know that the Government cannot back off from taking difficult decisions. And we are making progress – since we came into power the deficit has been cut by a quarter, a million new jobs have been created in the private sector and interest rates are at a record low which is good for both businesses and mortgages. In Corby we have seen 87 new businesses register in the last quarter alone, we have seen the number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance come down and the number of apprenticeships rise by two-thirds. But as well as dealing with the difficult economic situation, and encouraging businesses to start up and create jobs, we need to reward people who work hard and put an end to the something-for-

nothing culture. That's why we are making sure work always pays and capping benefits – opposed by the Labour Party – so that no household can claim more in benefits than their next-door neighbours go out and earn. We are also helping families with the cost of living. In the budget we cut taxes for 25 million people, froze council tax for two years and froze fuel duty meaning it is now 10p less than it otherwise would have been. Q: There is soon to be a by-election here in Corby, what message do you have for the voters? A: Choose the Member of Parliament who will always put Corby and East Northamptonshire first and stand up for them in Westminster. Christine Emmett is the only candidate with the experience to do that – from starting work as an auxiliary nurse through to managing million pound budgets in business, she has got that experience behind her. She would provide real local leadership, standing up for the people of Corby and East Northants, attracting in that further business and investment and being a strong voice for the community in Parliament. Q: What motivates you? A: Like most people, my family is the most important thing in my life and I am driven by the belief that it is our duty to pass the country on to our children in a better state than we inherited. That's why the Government's economic plan is so important. It is not right for my generation to pass on huge debts and deficits to the next generation for them to deal with. I know that a lot of the decisions we are making are difficult and they have a real impact, but Britain faces a debt crisis and people understand that we need to start dealing with our debts and our deficits, not leave them to our children or, worse, do what the Labour party is suggesting by increasing that borrowing and that debt even more.

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Q: Labour have made Kettering Hospital a key money responsibly and transparently and that is part of their campaign, will you be supporting why the Government has requested all councils to publish spending over £500. Governments and their ‘Save Our Hospital’ campaign? A: It is disappointing that Labour have chosen to councils have a duty to ensure value for money and base their campaign on scaring people into believing Labour-run Corby Council has failed to do this. I think when you have large major projects like that Kettering hospital is under threat of closure. The Conservatives were the only party at the last general the Corby Cube that run so far over budget it does election that pledged to increase the NHS budget and raise questions about the political leadership of in Government we are increasing the money going to the council. I have spoken to the Conservative the frontline – which the people of Corby are seeing the leader on the Council, David Sims, about the issues benefit of this week with the opening of the Urgent Care at Corby and I am sure that he, and the other ConCentre. As the people of Wales have discovered, where servative councillors, will do all they can to hold the Labour group to account. Labour control health budgets they are cutting them. On Corby Extra increase in sales: Q: Labour-run Corby Council has not had their acBuilding, Plumbing &year Timber A: I want to congratulate Corby Extra on its growth counts signed off for the second in a rowSupplies – what in circulation in such a short time, proving that a good message do you have for the council? A: Local people expect councils to spend their quality product will always be appreciated.

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EXTRA Time out

Stand up for politics… as well as laughs > CORBY A SCOTTISH comedian who has won a Perrier Award and has appeared with Frank Sinatra at Glasgow’s Ibrox stadium, is coming out of semi-retirement to support the Labour Party in a comedy night in Corby on Sunday October 7. Arnold Brown (pictured left), who also starred in cult 1980s television shows The Young Ones and Comic Strip Presents, is taking part in a night of comedy and politics, called Stand up for Labour. Brown says he is doing the show – at the Corby Trades & Labour Club – as he is concerned about the Government’s plans for the NHS. “I’m worried about the future of the NHS and

MONDAY

00.00 Music Jam 07.00 Andy Coupland 10.00 Des Barber 13.00 Stewart McNeill 16.00 Paul Moore 19.00 Alistair Wheeldon 70s Show 21.00 Mick Mitchell

TUESDAY

00.00 Music Jam 07.00 Andy Coupland 10.00 Des Barber 13.00 Stewart McNeill 16.00 Paul Moore 19.00 Paul Headland 21.00 Chuck Middleton 23.00 LoveGroove (Alistair Wheeldon)

WEDNESDAY

00.00 Music Jam 07.00 Andy Coupland 10.00 Des Barber 13.00 Stewart McNeill 16.00 Paul Moore 19.00 Academy 21.00 Mark Coates 23.00 LoveGroove (Alistair Wheeldon)

THURSDAY

00.00 Music Jam 07.00 Andy Coupland 10.00 Des Barber 13.00 Stewart McNeill 16.00 Paul Moore 19.00 Martin Brown 21.00 Charlie Watts 23.00 LoveGroove (Alistair Wheeldon)

FRIDAY

00.00 Music Jam 07.00 Andy Coupland 10.00 Des Barber 13.00 Stewart McNeill 16.00 Paul Moore 19.00 Alistair Wheeldon 60s Show 21.00 Blane Chambers 23.00 LoveGroove (Alistair Wheeldon)

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SHOWS

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. Kettering Youth Theatre, October 31-Nov 3, times vary. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Details here: www.kytg.co.uk 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: tadsthrapston.org.uk Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show at Kettering Conference Centre, October 13 and 14 papercrafts, stamp-collecting and more. Details: www.bssbs.co.uk or: 01536 481778. 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. 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 fuinfair and local band Short Notice. Tickets £4 if booked in advance and £5 on the day. Book here: http://www. wicksteedpark.co.uk/whats-on.aspx

QUIZ

Wellingborough Town FC’s quiz night at the Dog ‘n Duck stadium. Top prizes, teams of up to four people. Tickets £5, including light buffet. Call: 07948 872074. Quiz and raffle at The Star Inn, Geddington to raise cash for Kettering Mosaic Fund. Tuesday October 16, organised by Kettering Civic Society. 8.30pm start. Details: 01536 745990 or visit: www.ketteringcivicsociety.ukf.net

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Next meeting of church-run Retireds’ Group will be on Friday October 7, with monologues by Margaret Cornes, 1.30pm in the Bridge Community Office, Whitefriars Junior School, Boughton Drive, Rushden, NN10 9HX. Call John or Celia Underwood:01933 676989 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

I think it’s a great idea to combine comedy and politics to get the message across,” said Brown. “I used to do comedy nights for the miners in the 1980s and I think it’s great that there is an event like this before the crucial by-election.” Brown will be joined on stage by Hal Cruttenden, who has performed at the Royal Variety Performance and on Michael Macintyre’s Comedy Roadshow, as well as up-coming acts Jim Smallman and Sir Ian Bowler MP (a character act who plays a Conservative politician). Stand up for Labour will also feature guest speakers Andy Sawford and Tom Watson MP, who was the chief cross-examiner of the Murdochs in the phone hacking enquiry. Tickets, £10/£8 concessions, by phone: 07961 638683 or via: www.wegottickets.com/letslaugh

the second Sunday of the month, details from Philip and Denise Evans: 01933 316834 or www.whitefriarschurch.org.uk 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. Forthcoming book signings at Kettering Waterstones bookshop: October 6 (10-4pm) military historian Christopher Jory; October 13 (10-4pm) teen fiction writer Jess SturmanCoombs; 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. Whitefriars Messy Church ‘Our World’ at 10am, Sunday October 14. Activities, craft, breakfast and worship. Whitefriars Junior School, Boughton Drive, Rushden, NN10 9HX. Details from Matt & Emma Croxon on: (01933) 411393.

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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: www.thecorecorby.com or call: 01536 470 470. Whitefriars KidzKlub (Reception to Year 4) and SeniorKidz (Years 5 and 6) meet each Friday in term time, 6.15pm to 7.15pm at Whitefriars Junior School, Boughton Drive, Rushden, NN10 9HX. Fridays in term-time, free, for all primary school age children: an hour of music, games, panto, Bible stories, dancing, mascots and more. Theme is the Circus. Call Philip and Denise Evans: 01933 316834. Every Tuesday and Thursday Buggy Fit, Mocha Mama, Glendon Farm Complex. Fitness class for new mums. 11am-12noon, £5 per person. BrambleTots Fridays, 10-11.45am, Ise Pavillion, £1.50/family. 01536 524701 Alley Cats Fridays, 10-11.30am, Praise Community Church, Alexander Street, £1 first child, 30p per child thereafter. Call: 01536 410285 Smiley Tots Tuesdays, 9.45-11.45am, Ise Pavillion, Grantown Close, £2 for 1st child, £1 thereafter. Call Sarah: 01536 352653 St Edwards Mums & Tots Wednesdays, 9-11am, St Edwards RC Primary School, Eastleigh Road, £1.20 for 1st child, 30p thereafter. Contact Kim on: 01536 391581

Rhymetime Tuesdays, 9.30-10am & 10.30-11am Kett’ring Library. Free. 01536 512315 Pytchley Mums & Tots Tuesdays, 10-11.30am, Pytchley School Hall, Call: 07964 225369 Hopscotch (Loddington) Thursdays, 2.153.15pm Loddington School, Call: 07742 664604 Mawsley Baby & Toddler Group Thursdays, 9.30-11am, The Centre at Mawsley. Call: 01536 790517.

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Organised by the Wellingborough Ramblers – any capable walker welcome; ring the leader shown for details. Thu Oct 4, 10am (14.5miles) Meet at the car park on the A422 near Thornton, Buckingham. SP747368 (P) Circular via Nash. (Picnic lunch). Sue: 01234 713526 Sat Oct 6, 10am (8m) Meet near the Windhover pub Boughton SP738653 Circular via Harlestone. Sally & David: 01604 408499 Sun Oct 7, 10am (7m) Meet near Apethorpe church. TL024958 Morning circular. Maggie: 01832 280248 Tue Oct 9, 1.15pm (3m) Meet near Stanwick church TW. Please park considerately SP977714 Via the rock face of Stanwick. Cynthia & Barbara: 01604 846201 Wed Oct 10, 9.30am (7.5m) Meet at the Black Horse P.H. Foxton. SP699898 Via Marston Trussel, Lubenham & G.U.C. Gwilym: 01604 810581 Thu Oct 11, 10am (14m) Meet near The Queens Head pub Bulwick. SP963942 (P) Via Fineshades & Apethorpe. (Picnic lunch). Clive Geddes: 01604 405521 Sat Oct 13, 10am (7m) Meet near Easton Maudit church. SP888587 Via Strixton & Grendon. Rose: 07740 995707 Sun Oct 14 10am (10m) Meet at the Draughton Crossing Brampton Valley Way. SP755773 Circular via Lamport & Blue Berry Lodge. (Picnic Lunch) Josephine: 01933 228486 Tue 16-Oct 10am (6m) Meet at The Griffin’s Head pub Mears Ashby. SP841665 Circular via Ecton & Earls Barton. Diane & John: 01933 678545 Wed Oct 17, 9.30am (7.5m) Meet at the Lamb pub Lt. Harrowden. SP869714 Via Hardwicke Lodge and Gt. Harrowden. Richard: 01536 726588 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 Countryside walk: ‘A Finedon Foray’, Sunday October 14: meet at Whitefriars Junior School (NN10 9HX) at 9.45am or outside Finedon cricket ground in Avenue Road, Finedon NN9 5JJ at 10.30am. Join us at ‘Countryside walks near Rushden’ on Facebook or contact Andrew Presland on: (01933) 316927. Send in details of your diary date to: newsdesk@extranewspapers.co.uk


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Police authority bows out > County NORTHAMPTONSHIRE Police Authority has held its final full meeting – 50 days before the public election of a Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for the county. Authority members considered a range of issues relating to policing in the county – including the latest Force performance and work to meet its fi-

nancial challenges. Deirdre Newham, chairman of the authority, said: “I would like to put on record my thanks to the members and officers for their commitment and dedication to public service in the county for many years. “A key element of our role over the next few weeks is to finalise the arrangements we have been working on for several months, to ensure the smoothest

possible transfer of responsibilities to the PCC, so they are fit for purpose right from day one.” On November 15, people in Northamptonshire will have the opportunity to vote for a PCC. They will be responsible for setting the policing precept in the council tax, the local policing priorities, budget and holding the Chief Constable to account for policing in the county.

Child abuse probe: Plans for raids lead to arrests new town > County

EIGHT men and a woman were arrested following police swoops on addresses across Northamptonshire. Police carried out the operation in Corby, Wellingborough, Rushden, Northampton, Towcester and Watford village. Seven of those arrested under the Protection of Children Act were later released on bail. Two were released without charge pending further enquiries. Their ages ranged from 76 to 24. A 76-year-old man from Corby, a 24-year-old man from Wellingborough, a 53-year-old man from Northampton, a 37-year-old man and 26-year-old woman from Rushden, along with a 28-year-old man from Towcester and a 59-year-old

man from Watford village have all been released on conditional bail. All nine were arrested under the Protection of Children Act as part of last month’s Operation Challenge High Impact initiative mounted by Northamptonshire police. They were arrested on suspicion of downloading and distributing indecent images of children. Police said the investigation was conducted by the On-Line Exploitation Team, part of the Force’s Protective Services Department. Pro-active teams of uniformed officers from the police’s response teams conducted the warrants. Detective Constable Carole Walton said after the operation: “The arrests came at the end of a long investigation.”

Networking pays off for businesses > County

out of a total of 48 regions. They beat off stiff competition from groups with more than 50 members. Sarah Franklin, the group’s secretary and treasurer, who also owns Isis Legal in the Horsemarket, said: “I think this is testament to all the hard work of the 25 members. It is fantastic to be in the top three in the country. I know chapters in London have 50 members-plus, for us with 25 that is really good.” The group also raised £250 from member donations for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance charity.

A BUSINESS networking group is celebrating winning a regional award and coming second in a national contest. Business Networking International’s Kettering branch – which encourages the exchange of trade through word of mouth recommendations between local companies to increase business growth – has won the organisation’s Going for Gold Award for Best Chapter in the Northamptonshire and Leicestershire region. The group heard on Friday it had made it in to second place nationally More business news on page 10 »

D-Day for shops plan > County AN ambitious plan to build a £50million out-of-town retail and leisure park that will create 1,500 jobs will considered by councillors next Wednesday. East Northamptonshire’s development control committee will discuss the application by LXB Retail Properties to build the Rushden Lakes development. The application includes plans for a home and garden centre, retail units, a drive-through restaurant, a visitor centre, a hotel, creche, leisure cub and marina on a 31-acre site on the edge of Rushden. Wellingborough Council is support-

ing the proposal but councillors in Kettering, Corby and Northampton have spoken of their opposition, fearing the impact it will have on their town centres. The land earmarked for the major development is the former Skewbridge Country Club and dry ski slope. East Northamptonshire Council is expecting a large turnout for the meeting, which will be held in the council chamber in Thrapston on October 10, from t 6.30pm.” Full details of the application are available on the Public Access section of the council’s website or at the council’s Thrapston office, quoting reference number 12/00010/FUL.

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> County NEW figures have revealed a welcome rise in the number of Northamptonshire young people in education, training or employment with training. The Department for Education statistics show that in Northamptonshire, participation in education and training for 16 and 17-year-olds has risen to above national and regional averages. Councillor Andrew Grant, Northamptonshire County Council’s cabinet member for children, learning and skills, said: “The figures show that we are maintaining an upward trajectory for this group of young people, and the benefits are being seen for both males and females and for both ages. “It’s very encouraging to see the impact of the many different strands of work taking place across the county. We’ve had investment in some outstanding new education facilities around the county, including new further education college campuses in Northampton and Corby and the two new academies in Kettering. Of the 15,750 16 and 17-year-olds in the county, 87.7 per cent are known to be in education, training, apprenticeships or employment. That’s a rise of 0.9 per cent last year and puts the county above the national average by almost one per cent and above the regional avTanvic Tyres 3/10/12_Layout 1 02/10/2012 erage by one per cent.

Have your say on a healthy future > COUNTY PEOPLE across Northamptonshire are being urged to give their views on creating a healthier future for the county. A newly-launched consultation will gather feedback on the county’s draft health and wellbeing strategy. It has been developed to set out how local organisations will work together to achieve meaningful, healthier and longer lives for people. The draft strategy aims for Northamptonshire to be recognised by 2015 ‘as a national cen17:32 Page 1 tre of excellence’ for the quality

of its health and social care and commitment to wellbeing. The strategy has been drafted by between organisations including the county council, NHS Corby, Nene Clinical Commissioning Group, Corby Clinical Commissioning Group, the University of Northampton, district and borough councils, Link and the voluntary and community sector. Together, they make up the county’s Health and Wellbeing Board, which is hosted by the county council and chaired by councillor Robin Brown. He said: “This draft strategy aims to make a real difference

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to the health and wellbeing of everyone living in Northamptonshire. It sets out how organisations will work together to achieve meaningful, healthier, longer lives for local people, with a focus on eight key areas. “Our next step is to hear people’s views on what good health and wellbeing means to them, and what areas they think we should work on. We will use this feedback to make sure the final strategy reflects what people have told us is important to them.” To take part in the consultation, visit: www.northamptonshire.gov.uk

CORBY is going Zumba-crazy with three special sessions launched to help people get stuck into the latest fun way to get fit. The classes are being held at West Glebe Park’s Pavilion. They include Zumbatomics – specially created for children as young as four. The classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Zumba sessions take place every Friday from 6-7pm whilst Zumba Tone takes place on Mondays from 7.30-8.30pm. Both sessions cost just £4 per session and are open to anyone over the age of 16. Zumbatomics sessions are held every Saturday from 10.15-11am for four to seven-year-olds and 11.15am-noon for eight to 12s. The cost is just £3 per child or £1 per sibling. However, if traditional dance is more your thing, why not come along to Corby Borough Council’s Tea Dance on Monday October 15? Enjoy an afternoon of ballroom, sequence and line dance with friends for just £2.50 per person with refreshments included. Corby Council Lead Member for Community, John McGhee, said: “We do all we can to offer sessions to acquire everyone’s tastes and this just adds to long list of what we already provide for members of the public.” For more information contact, Kye Bishop on 01536 204217 or email kye. bishop@corby.gov.uk.

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Rockingham reward for students > CORBY CORBY students and a teenager who gave up her free time to encourage other youngsters to read, have been treated to a special VIP visit to Rockingham. Kristina Hughes of Wellingborough was given race day tickets and a behindthe-scenes tour as the Northamptonshire circuit prepared for its flagship racing event of the season – the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship. The 14-year-old was joined for the exclusive whistle-stop tour of the BTCC garages by a group of Year 12 students from Corby Business Academy, who were invited as part of the championship’s successful school visit programme. During the visit, the students met some of the unsung heroes who work tirelessly behind the scenes to keep both the drivers and the cars on track during what can be a challenging season in the UK’s leading Championship race series. Some of the drivers took time out from their busy schedules as they prepared for the big race weekend, including Pirtek Racing’s Wellingborough-based driver, Jeff Smith, to speak to the youngsters, before a brief pit stop at the Dunlop truck to learn about tyre technology. Rockingham chief executive, Charlotte Orton, said: “Education is a passion at Rockingham, so we were delighted to work with both Northamptonshire Libraries and Corby Business Academy to offer students an insight into the world of motorsport.

“This is probably the first time many of them have visited Rockingham and hopefully we have provided them with a memorable visit and the chance to see the hard work which takes place behind the scenes.” As part of the VIP tour, the Year 12 Business Enterprise students all received a pair of tickets to return to witness the BTCC showdown as the race for the title continued. Corby Business Academy Key Stage 3 Student Care and Progress co-ordinator, John Atkinson, said: “We are very proud of our close relationship with Rockingham. The visit and tour of the BTCC paddock was yet another great learning experience for our students and provided a great insight into the hard work which goes into running a successful team. “We are very grateful to everyone involved in sparing us some time. Thanks again to Rockingham for providing such a great learning experience to our students.” Kristina was one of 130 volunteers from across the county to help Northamptonshire Libraries as part of the National Summer Reading Challenge, organised by the Reading Agency, which encourages children to read at least six books during the summer holidays. As a volunteer, Kristina was on hand at her local library in Wellingborough to promote the benefits of the reading challenge, explain how it works and help with the various children’s activities on offer. Children and Young People’s Librarian, Reader Development, for Northamptonshire County Council,

RACE DAY: The Corby Business Academy students with Pirtek Racing’s Jeff Smith, from Wellingborough. Rosalind Robinson, said: “All the volunteers, aged between 14 and 17 years old, are invaluable to us as they are able to spend time with the children to discuss the books they have read. “It is wonderful to be able to thank the volunteers for giving up their own free time and we are very grateful to Rockingham for donating this fantastic prize for Kristina, whose name was drawn as a winner.” WINNING SMILES: Kristina Hughes with Jeff Smith.


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County in legal challenge over GCSE results tively taking a legal challenge to obtain a judicial review of the deciNORTHAMPTONSHIRE County sion to increase the Grade C boundCouncil is calling for a judicial ary in the GCSE foundation paper review of the grading of this by ten marks between January and summer’s GCSE English exams. June. Alex Hopkins, NorthamptonThe council is among a consortium of local authorities, schools, shire County Council’s director students and other groups collec- for customers, communities and

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learning, said: “It appears that students performing at exactly the same level in January and June have been given different results as a result of a decision to significantly adjust the grade boundaries. “This is a huge injustice to all those students who had every ex-

pectation of achieving a C grade without which their future opportunities, whether in learning or employment, could be compromised.” The consortium is taking the legal action against the examinations regulator Ofqual and exam boards AQA and Edexcel.

It is calling for GCSE English exam papers taken this June year to be regraded now in line with the papers taken by their fellow pupils in January this year. The consortium is made up of 113 schools, 36 councils, seven professional bodies and 180 students from across England.

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A GRADUATE from Weldon has had a fabric design she has created snapped up by a London department store. Angela Johnston, 22, who graduated with a BA (Hons) Textiles for Fashion & Interiors at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in Farnham in July, will sell her ‘Cracked Ice’ design at the prestigious art fabric outlet. She said: “The collaboration came about at New Designers in London, which is the biggest graduate design exhibition in the country. “Two women came over to look at my work and, after a quick chat, told me that they were from Liberty and that they were very interested in my design – I was absolutely thrilled. “I couldn’t believe that out of more than 3,000 students, I was one of two

people who they approached to stock a design.” Liberty is currently testing the design on different fabrics to be ready to be sold in store within the year. Hannah White, Angela’s course leader, said: “We are very proud of Angela’s achievements and her strong design skills. “UCA encourages its students to aim high and gain high-profile commissions during their studies. The textiles course at UCA Farnham also gives students the opportunity to enter national and international competitions and initiates a variety of live projects within the textile and fashion industry.” While at university, Angela’s work was displayed in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University ‘New Beat’ International Student Exhibition and she sold designs to Kent and Curwen menswear. Angela added: “Having the opportunity to work with designers from Liberty means so much to me, not just because it’s a chance to sell my work, but because it’s such an iconic store. This experience has given me more confidence in my work and I’m certain that mentioning Liberty on my CV will no doubt aid my career.”

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ORGANISERS of a national award recognising work to regenerate Britain’s towns and cities have shortlisted Kettering Markets. Taken over by the local council last summer, the markets have been recognised in the Regeneration and Renewal Awards’ Boosting High Street Vitality category. The award application focused on a number of initiatives, including work with Tresham College on rebranding and the development of specialist markets to fit in with other town centre events. They include the recent ‘1940s wartime market’ which saw stalls selling vintage and ‘make-do and mend’ style goods, alongside 1940s music and dancing. Young visitors also got the chance to make their own victory bunting and learn to knit. The event coincided with the opening of the ‘Ameri-

can Arrivals’ exhibition at the Manor House Museum as part of the first stage of a Heritage Lottery-funded project looking at Kettering’s Second World War legacy.  The exhibition explores the social and cultural impact of thousands of American servicemen being stationed at local air bases and in Kettering town itself.  Valerie Hitchman, head of community services at Kettering council, said: “We’re delighted to have been shortlisted. “The innovative approach we have taken to running the market has allowed various tasks to be absorbed by several service areas, rather than have the expense of employing a traditional market manager. “This has enabled market income to be re-invested back into the market through purchasing new equipment, marketing, reducing pitch fees and also delivering specialist events, such as the wartime market.”

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LOCAL employer, Opus Energy – a businessto-business energy supplier – has sponsored a charity horse race, helping to raise £38,000 for motor neurone disease charity, the Heaton-Ellis Trust. The Heaton-Ellis Charity race day was held at

Newbury Racecourse in Berkshire. Opus Energy’s sponsored race – the Opus Energy Handicap Stakes – saw the W J Haggas trained Jawhar, ridden by Paul Hanagan, win the race after picking up its pace in the final 100 yards. With offices in Northampton and Oxford, Opus Energy em-

ploys 450 people. Charlie Crossley Cooke, managing director of Opus Energy, said: “After the success of the Opus Energy sponsored charity shooting events for the HeatonEllis Trust over the last two years, we were keen to show our continued support of the charity by sponsoring this event. “The Opus Energy Handicap Stakes was thrilling to watch. I’d like to congratulate the connections and also thank Newbury Racecourse for hosting the event.” The Heaton-Ellis Trust was formed shortly before David Heaton-Ellis died of motor neurone disease in 2009, a year after being diagnosed with the disease. Sophie Heaton-Ellis, a trustee of the charity, commented: “On behalf of the Trust, we thank Opus Energy for all their financial support in helping us come closer to our aim of raising £1 million.”


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> Corby CORBY’S Citizens Advice Service is on the lookout for new volunteers to help in its vital work in the town. The service is holding a volunteer recruitment and information session on Monday, October 8, at the municipal offices on Bowling Green Road in Kettering, starting at 10am. A spokesman said: “At a time of high unemployment, increasing economic pressure and cuts to public services, the invaluable contribution made by volunteers is needed more now than ever. “Last year the service saw a huge increase in demand, as 2.1 million people were helped with 7.1 million enquiries. “We are keen to recruit a number of receptionist volunteers for our Corby and Kettering offices. Also, we are particularly interested in recruiting volunteers to concentrate on fundraising events and raising the charity’s profile. “There are many volunteer roles, these include: training as advisers, campaigning on social policy issues, helping out with marketing, campaigning, finance, IT, administration, media relations, publicity, or even sitting on the trustee board. “Opportunities are flexible – some volunteers choose to help out for a short period, while others have supported Citizens Advice for many, many years.” To secure your place at the event, call Clare Smith on: 01536 265501/482281 or email: administrator@corby.cabnet. org.uk

cal sporting stores in honour of the Games and recordings from A NEW exhibition has opened the Late Developers group from in Corby looking back at the the day the Olympic Torch passed amazing events of 2012, includ- through its streets. Corby council’s lead member for ing the Queen’s Diamond Jubicommunity, John McGhee, said: lee visit to the town. It also looks at what the people “Corby has had a fantastic year of Corby did to help make the Lon- and, although we will never forget don 2012 Olympic Games so spe- it, the exhibition is the perfect way to remember the small details of cial this summer. Corby Community Arts has put what made our celebrations that the exhibition together at the Bis- little bit more special. “I would urge residents to come tro in the Corby Cube. It will realong to view the work in one main on display until Saturday. The exhibition includes the room and to share your experiwork of Corby schoolchildren ences of the Queen’s visit and called, ‘Flowers for the Queen’, the Olympic Torch Relay with the banners that have marked lo- others.”

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First anniversary marked by community fair ising the event – which will also feature stalls promoting other local PEOPLE from all around the area businesses and charities. Last November, Mrs Hinde, 35, are invited to a birthday party with a difference next month, launched her business after realiswhen the owner of a village enter- ing there was a gap in the market prise celebrates its first anniver- for unique homemade items and sary by holding a celebration fair. gifts. She had previously provided Clare Hinde, who set up Wollas- a home-help service for elderly peoton Garden and Home, in The Yard, ple and had experience of buying off High Street, Wollaston, is organ- gifts on their behalf.

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She said: “At the time, the newspapers were saying the recession was hitting hard and that was quite frightening! But I sat down and thought about what my business vision was and where I would like to go. I wanted to provide a service to the village that didn’t currently exist. “I had a huge amount of support from the villagers to the extent the

parish council asked me to set up various events. I’ve been trying to support the village as much as I can.” Mrs Hinde organised a Diamond Jubilee celebration event, in association with Wollaston Parish Council, which attracted more than 60 stallholders in June. She added: “We sell baby gifts, flower arrangements, handcrafted items that people sell at fairs. They

are unique and you wouldn’t find them on a high street. Hanging heart items are selling really well as they are quite homely. We stock everything from the weird to the wonderful! Also things like jewellery, knitted items, bath bombs and soaps.” Everyone is invited to the birthday celebration event, which is due to feature about 40 stalls in The Yard on November 24, from 11am to 4pm.

We’re full of enterprise! > County NORTHAMPTONSHIRE has been named the most enterprising place in Britain by the government department responsible for supporting economic growth in the country. The accolade was given to Northamptonshire County Council for its innovative approach to boosting prosperity in the county - particularly its work in safeguarding the British Grand Prix at Silverstone and success in supporting businesses through initiatives such as the INV-ENT scheme. The authority also picked up an award for encouraging export through its work with Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership and the establishment of a European investment team based in Brussels. The Enterprising Britain competition was run by the Department for Business, Innovation and

Skills (BIS) and was looking for the place that could best demonstrate a positive impact of enterprise on the community over the past two years. The announcement was made by Business and Enterprise Minister Michael Fallon during the MADE entrepreneurial festival in Sheffield. Council leader Jim Harker said: “To be named the most enterprising place in Britain is a wonderful achievement and recognises our innovative and long-term approach to delivering economic prosperity across Northamptonshire.” Northamptonshire will now go on to represent the UK at this year’s European Enterprise Promotion Awards for ‘improving the business environment’. The awards are run by the European Commission and take place in Nicosia, Cyprus on November 15 during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

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THE last fortnight has been very busy here at Northamptonshire Chamber. We have been shortlisted for two national British Chambers of Commerce Chamber Awards – Chamber of the Year and Excellence in International Trade Services. This is a huge honour for us and recognition of our support for county businesses. We have also published our Quarterly Economic Survey. A total of 126 businesses, employing just under 20,000 people in Northamptonshire between them, said export sales and orders increased for the third consecutive quarter. A massive 85 per cent of manufacturers said export sales remained the same/increased over the last three months, with more than half reporting increased sales. Seventy-six per cent of respondents from the services sector also reported an increase in export sales over the last three months – up ten per cent on the last quarter. This is exciting news for our local economy and proof there is a demand for our products and services in other countries. UK sales remained the same/increased for 80 per cent of manufacturers, but there was a two per cent rise in those reporting decreased sales. On advance orders, 75 per cent expect the same/increased sales over the next three months, but eight per cent more firms

FINGER ON THE BUSINESS PULSE: Paul Griffiths, CEO, Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce. expect future sales to decrease. In the services sector, 75 per cent said sales had increased/stayed the same, but there was a 16 per cent dip in businesses with increased sales and 27 per cent reported a decrease in advance orders. Despite this, Northants businesses are showing renewed confidence, telling us they expect improved turnover and profitability over the next 12 months and 47 per cent of those surveyed have been recruiting staff in the last three months. While it is great we are doing well with regards to exporting, the challenges faced by local businesses on their own doorstep are national issues that the Government should look to tackle – access to cash flow, inflation and rising raw material costs. The recently announced Business Bank is a step in the right direction and should help businesses in Britain to access cash and invest in further growth, boosting local economies. For any businesses interested in finding out more about exporting, our International Trade team will be on hand to offer support to exporting businesses as part of the Business Summit at Kettering Conference Centre on Wednesday October 17. Details: www.northamptonshireep.co.uk/nbs2012


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Be alert for skin cancer > COUNTY HOSPITAL chiefs in the region have organised a special day that might save someone’s life. A special Skin Cancer Surveillance Day is being held at Kettering General Hospital on Saturday, October 6. The free event – attended by 250 people last year – enables anyone who has a concern about a mole or skin lesion to see specialist doctors and nurses without an appointment. It is being held in the rheumatology department (close to the Prince William Post Graduate Centre) at Kettering General Hospital from 10am-12noon. Val Panter, 53, from Rothwell, had a skin cancer removed following last year’s event. Mrs Panter, who works as an IT trainer at KGH, said: “I decided I should go along because I had what looked like a spot or insect bite that just wasn’t disappearing. “I would strongly urge anyone who has anything they are concerned about to go to this event. My cancer was a relatively minor one but going along could save your life.” The Skin Cancer Surveillance Day is organised by one of Kettering General Hospital’s consultant dermatologists, Dr Olivia Stevenson, who is also the Trust’s skin cancer lead. She said: “Mrs Panter had a basal cell carcinoma which is the most common type of skin cancer and is very treatable either by surgery or using things like chemotherapy creams.

“There are several forms of skin cancer of which mole cancer (melanoma) is the most publicised and dangerous. “However, any mole or lesion which is changing rapidly on the skin or behaving differently from other moles, for example changing colour, weeping, bleeding or growing faster, may be a cause for concern. “Sometimes people, particularly men, can ignore these sorts of changes when they really should have them checked out by their GP straight away, as if caught early many skin cancers can be completely cured.” Dr Stevenson said she personally sees some 2030 new skin cancers each month at the hospital. At last year’s awareness event about a dozen cases were detected. She said: “If you have concerns about moles or skin irregularities you should normally visit your GP who can refer you to a specialist if necessary. “However, on October 6 we are holding this special open-access clinic and awareness day which will allow people to just drop in to the hospital and have themselves checked out.” The clinic and awareness day will run from 10am-12noon on a first come, first served basis and patients will be able to take home information and advice as necessary. People are also encouraged to attend for simple safe sun and skin cancer prevention advice from the Trust’s specialist nurses.

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> Corby TOP children’s author Morris Gleitzman (pictured right) is set to pay a visit to Corby Business Academy later this month – with youngsters from schools across the area invited to join in the special day. Born in Sleaford but based in Australia since his teens, Mr Gleitzman wrote his first children’s novel in 1985 and his latest title, ‘After’, has just been published. The book is the fourth in a series of children’s novels about Felix, a Jewish orphan caught in the middle of the Holocaust. The other three titles are ‘Once’, ‘Then’ and ‘Now’. Mr Gleitzman has also written a number of funny children’s books. His works have been published in the UK, the USA, Germany, Italy, Japan, France, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Indonesia, Czechoslovakia, Russia and China. Mr Gleitzman will visit the academy on Thursday October 18. He will give a talk in the theatre before meeting invited students at a tea party in the library. Waterstones in Kettering is sending copies of Mr Gleitzman’s books to the library so students can buy and read them before his visit. His books are also available to borrow from the library.

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Open Day Students from several other schools, including Kettering Science Academy and Corby Technical School, will also be coming in to the Academy for the visit. Librarian Amy McKay said: “I’m really looking forward to it. Because he is such a well-known author it will be an honour to have him visit Corby Business Academy.”

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MOTORISTS have been warned to prepare for months of disruption as work to build a new road bridge gets underway. As part of the ongoing construction of the A43 Corby Link Road, the western end of the Great Oakley to Newton Road has been shut this week. The closure is to allow workers to start on the bridge that will carry the Newton Road over the new A43. The road will be shut for seven months. A council spokesman said: “The closure will unavoidably cause some disruption for road users, as there will be no direct access between the villages of Newton, Great Oakley and Little Oakley, although traffic will still be able to use the Great Oakley to Little Oakley Road.” The diversion route will be signed via the Great Oakley to Little Oakley road and the A43 through Geddington.

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The Third Man Vote, vote, vote for the Head of Cops SIX WEEKS tomorrow voters - at a cost of £75 million - will be asked to decide on an issue which will revolutionise policing in the UK: the appointment of 43 police and crime commissioners. But how many people know-or care that one man will have oversight of all aspects of policing in Northamptonshire. The big question is whether it will make a difference? Will crime figures drop? Will victims of burglary see an officer and not just be given a crime number over the phone? Will people feel safer? The directly elected PCC s in England and Wales will replace local police authorities and has been heralded by its Conservative architects as a “vital step in giving people democratic control over policing priorities.” As Adam Simmonds, the Tory candidate for the job, the role of the PCC is not to run local forces but to be the voice of the people and hold the police to account with commissioners answerable to a local police and crime panel made up of councillors and lay representatives. The problem is that this democratic attempt to make policing more transparent and accountable is unlikely to be very democratic as few people understand the implications and, as a result, will be bothered to turn out to vote on a grey November day (voting takes place on the 15th) Some commentators have described this flagship piece of government criminal justice reform as resembling “a slow motion car crash.” According to a study by the Electoral Reform Society there is a real possibility that elections for PCCs will achieve the lowest turn-out ever for a British election. The ERS estimates that only 18.5% of the electorate will bother to vote and blames fundamental Home Office errors in the planning. Recently the ERS and 20 PCC candidates wrote to Theresa May, the Home Secretary,

warning of impending disaster. Says Katie Ghose, chief executive of the ERS: “These elections are in serious danger of descending into a farce. If the Home Secretary is serious about people have a say she needs to listen to warnings coming from all side and take action now.” She added: “From the start the PCC elections have been marred by controversy and now it seems that the Home Office is shirking its responsibility to provide voters with even the most basic information that the elections are taking place. “The stated purpose of electing police and crime commissioners is to improve accountability and reconnect the public and the police - an aim which will be clearly undermined by a painfully low turnout.” Among the criticisms the ERS levels at the Home Office is only providing information on-line, so that 7 million people on the electoral roll who don’t have regular access to the internet are unlikely to know it is happening and only activating a helpline 23 days before the election is due to take place. The ERS chief executive added: “From calling a poll in November, to holding back on any opportunity for candidates to make their case to voters, the government seems to have done everything in its power to keep the polling stations empty.” A Home office spokesman said: “Police and Crime Commissioners will, unlike invisible and unelected police authorities, give local communities a say over policing priorities in their areas and work with the police to cut crime.” If you would like to be the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire, with an annual salary of £70,000, the window to apply opens on October 8th and closes on October 19th. You will need nominations from 100 people registered to vote in Northamptonshire and pay a deposit of £5,000, which is returnable if you secure more than 5% of those who vote.

Do the sums add up? FOR THE SECOND year running the District Auditor has refused to sign off the annual accounts of Corby Borough Council. The reason given: that the council has not been able to prove that it is providing value for money for the ratepayers of the town. Local Tories claim this is a damning indictment of the way the Labour controlled council conducts business. It also comes on the back of a number of on- going investigations by the Audit Commission into the spending a conduct of the council, including the multimillion pound over spend on The Cube, the under-value sale of land for the Tesco site and the Rockingham Triangle. Conservative leader, Cllr David Sims commented: “The Labour run council has been warned by the Conservatives and the Audit Commission of their financial duty and responsibility to the people of Corby but, yet again, have failed to demonstrate transparency and value for money.” Corby Council’s Director of Corporate Services, Adrian Sibley, said: “Corby Borough Council has previously agreed with the Audit Commission that an independent report on the Corby Cube should be undertaken. We have given our full co-operation in respect of this and are awaiting their findings. As the Audit Commissioner has not yet completed this work they are unable to finalise their value for money conclusion. They have, however, signed off the council’s accounts and we expect the value for money conclusion to follow shortly after the Cube report is released.”

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And so it goes on... THIS WEEK Jack Straw, the former Home Secretary, stated that members of the British Asian Community were in denial about men within its community grooming white girls for sex. The MP for Blackburn, which has a large Asian population, made the comment after a damning report into the handling of abuse allegations in Rochdale by social CORBY VICTIM: Leanne Mape workers, police and the Crown Prosecution Service which highlighted a catalogue of failing and “missed opportunities”. Mr Straw’s comments come as investigations are taking place allegations that local Asian and white men groomed and abused an 11 year old Corby girl over a four year period 15 years ago. The study, by the Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Children’s Board, found that social workers repeatedly failed to take action in response to complaints from under-age girls who had fallen into the grip of a paedophile ring. Rather than being treated as victims, they were viewed as “problematic” and “wilful” and thought to be “making their own choices.” The girls were considered to be “deviant” and “promiscuous.” The Rochdale SCB report became public on the same day it was revealed that police in South Yorkshire turned a blind eye to allegations of sexual abuse of white girls by gangs of largely Pakistani men for more than a decade. Research, reports and case files made public this week also revealed that council officials in Rotherham were desperate to cover up any racial link to the abuse of young girls. The research shows that a string of warnings dating back as far as 2000 were ignored by the authorities. In many cases, police action was taken only against the victims. In 2002, Home Office-funded research criticised officers for treating young victims as ‘deviant and promiscuous’ while ‘the men they were found with were never questioned or investigated’. According to previously confidential documents seen by The Times, police in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, found evidence of thousands of similar crimes and described ‘networks of Asian males exploiting young white females’. The groups were reported to have trafficked victims to cities including Bristol, Manchester and Birmingham. Revealing the fears over the racial element to the abuse, a 2010 report from the Rotherham Safeguarding Children Board said the crimes had ‘cultural characteristics ... which are locally sensitive in terms of diversity’, but warned of ‘sensitivities of ethnicity with potential to endanger the harmony of community relationships’. Denis MacShane, MP for Rotherham, said: ‘There’s a culture here of denial and cover-up and a refusal to accept the reality that we have men living in the Rotherham community


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Brand new British drama series. In episode one, after being betrayed and nearly killed in Tangier, private security operative Sam Hunter returns to London to resume work to determine which of her colleagues set her up. Her new assignment is to pose as a tutor to the grandson of criminal multimillionaire.

The award-winning comedy series returns. When Jonny discovers Adam’s old diary, he learns a terrible secret: when Adam was 11, he secretly dumped Jonny’s beloved ‘Pandy’ panda bear toy in the dustbin, never to be seen again. This unleashes a war in the house, as Jonny threatens to destroy Adam’s equally beloved, old rabbit toy, Buggy...

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Strictly Come Dancing BBC1 Friday 5th October 9pm

In the first of two live shows this weekend, Strictly Come Dancing returns with legendary host Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly, as the competition begins to win the most coveted prize in showbiz – the Strictly glitterball trophy. The celebrities and their dancing partners will be critiqued by judges, Darcey Bussell, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood.

The latest series of 8 Out of 10 Cats is set to bring viewers more facts, polls, figures and laughs. In this first show, host Jimmy Carr is once again joined by team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson as they discuss the topical events that set the great British public’s chins wagging.

Show Me Your Wardrobe Sky Living Monday 8th October 8:30pm

Homeland Channel 4 Sunday 7th October 9pm

The extremely popular, Emmy Award-winning, dark, compelling US thriller starring Claire Danes and Damian Lewis returns for a second series. Months after Carrie’s expulsion from the CIA and the dramatic events that prompted her to undergo electroconvulsive therapy, the former CIA officer is on the slow path to recovery. However, the progress she has made towards repairing her mental health is threatened when an asset from her former life as an agent comes in from the cold to the American Embassy in Beirut, offering information about an attack against the United States. Meanwhile Brody, who is several months into his inaugural term as a Congressman, finds himself torn by the competing agendas of those who have influence over him...

Hosted by photographer Jackie Dixon and model, designer and DJ Zara Martin, this brand new series showcases exactly what pop stars, actresses and models are wearing Nurse Jackie by delving into their wardrobes, at home or Sky Atlantic on the road, with the guest at hand to guide Tuesday 9th October 10:35pm the way. In the first episode, celebrities model their key outfits. Series four of the dark comedy series. When we last saw Jackie she was left reeling over the revelation of her husband’s affair, while Jaws: The Great White Lie Jewish Mum of the Year her addiction was as bad as ever. Since throwing Kevin out, the troubled nurse has Channel 4 Channel 4 kept tight-lipped about her own indiscreSaturday 6th October 7pm Tuesday 9th October 9pm tions – however, it seems her guilt-stricken It could be said that the film Jaws really did After The Jewish News launched a nation- lover Eddie has other ideas. change the world, with queues of people wide competition to find the ultimate Jewwaiting in line to see the film. But the af- ish mum, eight super mums were chosen to termath wasn’t completely positive. This go head to head. This new four-part series Corfu: A Tale of Two Islands documentary reveals the stories of how launches with the daunting task of organis- ITV1 lives and the natural world were signifi- ing the key aspects of a 13-year-old boy’s Bar Thursday 11th October 10:35pm cantly influenced by this infamous movie Mitzvah, one of the most important milemonster from 1975. stones in a Jewish boy’s life. This new documentary follows expats and holidaymakers from all walks of life, in a country that relies on tourism to survive. Arena: The Beatles’ Magical Corfu is a microcosm of Britain on a MediMystery Tour terranean island. The programme tells the story of an island caught on the cusp of two BBC2 cultures, whilst trying to cope with economic Saturday 6th October 9:45pm uncertainty. Arena presents the greatest Beatles story never told with a documentary series full of fabuAmerica’s Next Top Model lous Beatles archive material never shown before anywhere in the world. There will Sky Living also be the first screening for over 30 years Monday 15th October 9pm of a lost and forgotten treasure, the only film conceived and directed by The Beatles themHost Tyra Banks pits seven former contesselves - Magical Mystery Tour. tants from this side of the Atlantic against seven American hopefuls in the 18th season of the hit modelling competition. No-nonBuilt in Britain sense PR guru Kelly Cutrone joins veterans Tyra and Nigel Barker on the judging panel BBC2 to find a girl with the potential to crack it in Sunday 7th October 8pm The award-winning comedy drama the States. series returns. At the start of the Spring In this new two-part series, Evan Davis sets Term, Kingsley has come back with a out to find the size of the engineering chalnew image; Josie’s made a new friend; lenge Britain faces and how we can tackle it. and Howard is moonlighting in the local Evan goes behind the scenes to see bits of abattoir. Meanwhile, the flat mates are Britain you never usually get to, including now saddled with a 29-year-old PhD the vast Crossrail boring machines burrowstudent from Amsterdam, Sabine, who is ing their way under London’s streets. clean-living, straight-talking and sober!

Fresh Meat Channel 4

Tuesday 9th October 10pm

The Plane Crash Channel 4

Thursday 11th October 9pm This new documentary follows a team of experts as they deliberately crash land a 170-seat Boeing 727 passenger jet. The documentary recreates a common type of crash in order to study the crashworthiness of the aircraft’s airframe and cabin, examine the impact of crashes on the human body, and look for means of increasing passenger survivability.

My Cat From Hell

Animal Planet Tuesday 16th October 8pm Cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy returns for a new series to take on the more catastrophic cats. Armed with more than 15 years of experience, a proven training program and his signature guitar case filled with cat toys, Jackson is on a mission to help cat owners find the sources of conflict with their furry friends.

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The first of a trilogy of albums ‘Dos’ and ‘Tre’ are scheduled - this is a basic meat and potatoes offering from Green Day. The rock opera pretensions of ‘American Idiot’ have been jettisoned. Buzzsaw guitar corporate punk.

Mumford & Sons/Babel Who’d have thunk that folk-tinged rock would make Mumford & Sons a global act? Debut album ‘Sigh No More’ did just that and ‘Babel’ is more of the same though ‘Lover’s Eyes’ is no barn dance wig out.

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Divorce/Divorce Jaded by conveyor-belt pop neutered by the ‘X Factor’? Why not try ‘Divorce’? This is a screaming banshee of an album by a Glaswegian band that sound like they’ve necked gallons of Irn Bru laced with rocket fuel.

Deerhoff/ Breakup Song Bit of a weird one this. A US band with indie and prog rock credentials make good album shock. It’s an unlikely hybrid but Satomi Matsuzaki’s vocals energise these tracks laced with art school smarts.

Green Day

Green Day: Three albums in three months product Tim Burgess/ Oh No I Love You Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess does the solo album thing again. It’s a delightfully idiosyncratic listen with the line ‘I saw Casper the ghost on your old cereal box’ as good a musical litmus test as any. Batty, but fun.

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Jonathan & Charlotte/Together

Deadmau5 - one of the biggest dance acts on the planet - is taking the Mickey with an album he described as ‘a poster book’ of his year. Meaning, he dabbled. Did bits here and there. No cohesion. No great choons.

band and more a one-group merchandising opportunity, Kiss return with their 20th album of fist-in-the-air anthems requiring only a doubledigit IQ to sing all their braindead choruses. With 3D sleeve.

Refugees from ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ makeover in operatic style some classic tracks, including ‘Who Wants To Live Forever’ and ‘Everybody Hurts’. An acquired taste, but at times strangely affecting. This year’s Subo?

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In an era where free downloading of music is rife American punks Green Day are fighting back with the release of three separate albums over the next three months titled ‘!Uno!’, ‘Des’ and ‘Tre’. It’s a remarkable two-fingered gesture of hope to an industry struggling to cope with a new commercial landscape. Green Day are well placed to make the move. They have major label support,

flogged 12 million copies of their ‘Dookie’ album and created credible rock opera on ‘American Idiot’, which itself has spawned a Broadway musical. It’s a brave move. With a huge fan base they are unlikely to end up with egg or worse on their faces. Watch this space. A whole industry is holding its breath. Green Day play Emirates Stadium on June 1st 2013.

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Apps The Dark Knight Rises (69p)

If the movie was the best superhero flick of recent times then this game is a fitting companion and comes loaded with stunning graphics and awesome gameplay. The cityscape settings are jawdroppingly great.

The totally luscious Nigella Lawson serves up nine equally exquisite dishes with an easy to follow guide inspired by her TV show. You can even email the ingredients to yourself. Obviously, the fare here is succulent Italian.

Proving equally addictive for kids and adults alike this app is all about creating the home of your dreams with a seemingly endless array of furniture and design options. Basically, build your dream home.

A monster of a racing game featuring some of the meatiest marques on the market including BMW and Audi. Upgrades including turbo power get you a faster driving experience. Totally revtastic pedal to the floor thriller.

Muse: Devon delivers more than clotted cream Muse are back. Their follow- up to ‘The Resistance’ titled ‘The 2nd Law’ has just been released and includes a wonky yet brave stab at dub step. The Teignmouth trio even got to do the official theme for the recent Olympics and are mightily excited about their latest offering and a career trajectory that keeps climbing. ‘We have always wanted to be the biggest band in the world,’ singer

Matt Bellamy told The Guardian recently. Their ambition is huge. When they tour the new album the audience can expect to see them play under a bank of LED screens. It’s a long way from their early dream of being bigger than then local covers band, Dr Funk. That biggest band in the world mantle could yet be theirs. ‘The 2nd Law’ is out now.


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The Only Way is Essex (Series 5)

Rolling Stones: Grrrrr - due out in November

James Bond is hot on the heels of the shad- Another dose of ‘entertainment’ from the owy Quantum organisation and its mission land where everything is ‘reem’ and fake tans are the norm. to control the planet. Impeccably suave.

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Sex Pistols: NMTBH - more tracks

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Whales In Cubicles: Via Italy and the US

Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones were 50 this year. From fledgling beginnings as a blues covers band they morphed into the only group to meaningfully take on The Beatles creatively and commercially. They were managed for a long time by Andrew Loog Oldham, who probably did cartwheels when he read the Daily Mirror’s ‘Would You Let Your Daughter Marry A Rolling Stone?’ headline in the 60s. The Stones endured. They pretty much invented stadium gigs. No setlist waywardness from them. Sex Pistols Once upon a time there was something rotten in the state of the UK - Johnny Rotten to be precise. Some 35 years ago he was getting up the nose of the establishment with his group, The Sex Pistols. Who would have known a few decades down the line he’d be advertising butter or appearing in a celebrity tv show? But in 1977, he was public enemy number one and sang/snarled less than respectful things about her majesty. The band made one great album Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols. Whales In Cubicles Whales In Cubicles? When you get to speak Stef Bernardi – who comes to the UK via Italy and the US – it’s the first question on your mind. The name that is. He quickly spills. It’s taken from a line in a song by US singer, Andrew Bird. Why does he like it? ‘It’s a good image for the situation of humanity, like a wild beast trapped in civilisation (cubicle). Humanity being squeezed.’ Immediately, it’s clear. This is not a One Direction.

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EXTRA Time - Showbiz and Entertainment Fun from Heart 96.6 in Northamptonshire. SO NATALIE has been off and got married since our last column and having made her way round Italy she’s back and the pair of us are raring to go, heading into October with patterned knitwear and bizarre food combinations after Stuart tried Chilli apple juice on a trip to Devon! These are just some of the antics we’ve been getting up to on the show. We also got to speak to the lovely Ellie Goulding who has just released ‘Anything could Happen’ from her new album Halcyon, out Monday 8th October. We convinced her to play our game ‘Anything could Happen’ or ‘Not on my Ellie’. She was reluctant but we talked her around, and gave her several scenarios to answer. Including being invited by Prince Harry to play billiards and to run off and join Cirque du Soleil! She gave some unexpected answers along with offering Natalie some tips on getting half her head shaved! You can all of what she said on the breakfast pages. Whilst you’re there, you can hear more celeb interviews as Cheryl Cole has been on and view some hilarious videos. How does Natalie singling upside down, after Pink says it helps her voice and Stuart modelling some very expensive knitwear tickle your fancy? Something else for you to do is register for The Big Town Showdown. It’s back for the 6th series and we’re looking for the cleverest town across Northamptonshire. We’d love to see Kettering, Corby or Wellingborough winning this time round! Carl in has already been knocked off the top, so if you want to show off the IQ of your town register your details online. There’s also a whiff of Panto in the air as non other than Louis Spence will be on the show soon, so listen in to see where he’ll be slapping his thigh and maybe even ours! www.heart.co.uk/fourcounties/on-air/breakfast/ or at 96.6fm.

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A gulp of psychedelica, nostalgia and delirium’ is the way Corby’s Multiversal Concrete Fleet describe themselves as. With an album in the works and a string of gigs under their belts, MCF are looking to expand themselves not only on our local music scene, but on a wider scale too. They’ll use any instruments and participants they might deem necessary to develop their ‘psychedelic sounds that please your ears’.


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Goal Setting for Weight Loss 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.

MANY people groan when they hear the word ‘Goal Setting’ as it seems a unnecessary and dull process. I am going to share with you a fun, inspiration goal setting process which will keep you motivated and help you stay on track towards your weight loss goal. Setting a goal for weight loss is really important and will increase your chances of long term success and will also assist keeping you on track on a daily basis. It is also a process, you may be glad to hear, which involves sitting down for 30 minutes and no rigorous exercise! Ready? Pick up a pen and make yourself comfortable.

Step 1 -Write down what you are NOT happy with when it comes to your current weight / exercise / eating habits. Example: Overweight, lack of motivation to exercise, clothes too tight, insufficient time / energy to exercise, eating too much junk food, eating between meals; find it difficult to stick to your weight loss program. Step 2 – Write down how you REALLY would like things to be! Don’t hold back – Go for your perfect outcome! Example: Lose 7lbs easily, feel motivated to exercise, find it easy to eat healthy meals, feeling great inside and out, look and feel fabulous and sexy. Step 3: Set a realistic date for when you want to achieve your goal.

Step 4: Write a goal using positive language and make it exciting! Try to be as specific as you can by including your target weight and desired weight loss amount. Example: It is January 1st 2013 and I am so happy now that I have achieved my target goal weight of 11 stone. I found really easy to lose weight and I love the way I now look and feel. I have plenty of energy and time in my day to exercise and enjoy working out at least 3 times a week for a minimum of 40 minutes.

I feel so confident and I love looking at myself in the mirror admiring my new body shape. I find it so easy to both cook and eat healthy meals. I look and feel fantastic!

Step 5 - Visualise! When you have written your goal, take time to visualise. Sit quietly and imagine how your life is now that you have achieved your goal. How do you look and feel? See yourself with a big happy smile on your face feeling so happy that you have achieved your desired weight. Step 6 – Read your goal every day Try laminating your goal and placing it in the shower where you can read it at least once a day. The more you read it, the more you will achieve it. Step 7 – Use positive thoughts. Try repeating the following statements first thing in the morning or while you are working out. Repeated positive statement will help dispel any negative thoughts you have about yourself and will support the achievement of your goals. • I deserve to achieve my goal and I accept it now • I find it easy to exercise three times a week • I am my perfect weight • I can do it! • I am relaxed and stress free

Happy Goal Setting! Lisa

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Making The Leap MAKING the move from primary to secondary education is a huge milestone for any pupil. The buildings are bigger, the student population greater and subjects and facilities on offer will seem incomparable to their previous schools. This transition along with their new found independence will seem like a new world to many children and young people. So choosing the right school or establishment for your child is crucial as it will play a key factor in shaping their future.

Secondary education: Most secondary schools chose to specialise in particular areas of the curriculum based on their existing strengths or partnerships with other schools and industries. For example Corby Technical School, a free school run by the Brooke Weston Trust, focuses on subjects to equip students wishing to move into industries such as computer programming and engineering. Other secondary schools will concentrate on other specialisms such as the arts however all will follow the National Curriculum and core subjects such as English and maths as directed by the Government. After-school and lunchtime club outside the normal timetable can also be influenced by a school’s chosen specialism.

In many cases specialist schools offer parents the opportunity to cater for their child’s strengths and interests. It is also worth considering whether a child will fit into the character of a specific school.

Post 16: There are many post-16 options: A-levels, AS, BTEC, apprenticeships, NVQs. Further education is not limited to studying academic subjects but also training for routes into a various industries or careers. Secondary schools tend to have their own post-16 provision, although on the same site these centres tend to be an area away from the main part of the school. Some will work in partnership to provider a richer variety of post-16 subjects and may involve sixth-formers attending different school sites for specific subjects. However institutions such as Tresham College, which cater for 16+ and has campuses in Kettering, Corby and Wellingborough, offer a more diverse range of courses. They tend to steer towards practical learning such as construction or hair and beauty but will offer traditional A-levels to complement their existing provision. Often the further education environment can help students move towards higher education programmes and adjust to the university life.

Applications 2013 Open Evening for Year 6 parents

Tuesday, October 9th and Thursday, October 11thth There will be a presentation from the Principal followed by lesson demonstrations at 6pm and 7pm on both evenings.

Corby Technical School opened to students this September. As a Brooke Weston Trust school, we have the highest educational standards and provide a broad curriculum of learning with a strong technical bias. Students who join us in 2013 will be taught in a brand new building that will have modern technology throughout.

Corby Technical School is providing a unique opportunity for today’s children to be pioneers of the future. Margaret Sweeney – Corby Technical School parent

Come and have a closer look at what Corby Technical School has to offer your child. Call: 01536 213100 to request a prospectus or to book an alternative day for a visit.

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Cryptic clues CLUES ACROSS 4) Leading character’s portion in the production (3, 4) 8) If you are firm on changes it’ll tell you what to do (6) 9) Found floating in the Arctic, could be good for a headache (3, 4) 10) Open magically, you fragrant seed! (6) 11) Integration of one commercial enterprise with another (6) 12) Tongue of fire of time past can reawaken forgotten passions (3, 5) 18) Amuse yourself with a bouncing sphere the game’s called co-operation (4, 4) 20) Strictly speaking it holds thirty six gallons (6) 21) Structure holds a system together (6) 22) Develop a form and start working towards it (5, 2) 23) Tufts or hairs like wool (6) 24) Will that herb rot around the edges? Not for your sister (7)

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nanometersis it? 5. The following words are from which song: “Nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky” 6. Zinedine Zidane’s nickname is ZIZOU. What does the word Zizou mean? 7. What kind of people would hook themselves to a THANATRON machine?

8. Bitter orange liquor and and island. 7 letters 9. In the world of art, what is CHIAROSCURO? 10. In which European country does WIEHED mean the number one? Clue: Last Letter is an A. 3. Which Greek word, also a food, means ‘immortal’? 11. What do African children in Uganda drink before they first taste their Mother’s milk?

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Adrenalin Alley want your vote for lottery cash Dear Editor Adrenalin Alley is competing in the final of The National Lottery Awards 2012 and is calling on your readers to help it win before voting closes on Sunday 28 October. Adrenaline Alley provides a safe and secure environment for young people in Northamptonshire - including those who are disabled and disadvantaged - to participate in BMX and skateboard activities. It is competing against just two other finalists in the Best Voluntary/Charity Project category of The National Lottery Awards, the annual search to find the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects. National Lottery players raise over £30 million each week for Good Causes. The awards recognise the life-changing difference that Lottery-funded projects – both big and small – make to local communities. Anyone can vote for Adrenaline Alley by going to www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/ awards The winners of the Awards will be celebrated at a special star-studded awards ceremony, which will be broadcast on BBC One in December. Yours sincerely, Jackie O’Sullivan

Dear Editor, As Corby’s Lead Member for Environment I thought I should respond to The Third Man’s reference to ‘d a n g e r ous toxic w a s t e dumped in field’ (19th September 2012) and the false accusa- t i o n about the council being ‘slow in reacting’ to the issue. I would first like to assure The Third Man that Corby Borough Council takes all waste dumped very seriously, especially if it is a potential danger and this case was no different. The Council received one complaint from Cllr Heggs on 20th August regarding tyres and oil drums dumped in the field off Cottingham Road, Rockingham. On receiving this information our Street Scene Officers attended the site that same day (20th August) to inspect the fly-tip where

they found tyres and empty drums on private land. As there was no risk to the public, the officers checked the fly-tip the next day (21st August) before they contacted the owners and found the fly-tip had been neatly stacked onto a grass verge. To ensure the fly-tip was being taken care of our Officers again checked the fly-tip later on the 21st and found that indeed it had been removed. This report of fly-tipping was inspected less than 24 hours and removed less than 48 hours of receiving the complaint - a response rate that we are proud of and fits in with our policy. We always aim to investigate fly-tipping reports within 24 hours, if it is on public land we will remove it within 48 hours and if it is on private land we will work with the owners to get it cleared. Obviously if any fly-tip is found to be a public danger then this becomes a priority and we aim to get it moved immediately. Should anyone want to report a case of fly-tipping we would ask that they call our Street Scene Hotline on 01536 464642 Your article refers to ‘liquid in the drums that could be highly toxic’ and Cllr Heggs ‘battling for some weeks’ to get it removed, both points our records highlight are inaccurate. We would therefore ask that our response be printed in order to give the readers of Corby Extra a true and accurate account of this case. Should you need anything further please contact our Communi-

cations Officer on 01536 464022 who would be happy to help. Kind Regards Cllr Peter McEwan, Dear Editor I was astonished by the article in The Sun putting down the people of Corby. They are not as portrayed. I find them to be like people everywhere, helpful and cheerful. In my years as a rugby referee I was always well received at both the Corby rugby clubs - Corby Town and Stewart & Lloyds - enjoying the matches there and their hospitality afterwards. Hundreds lost their jobs when the biggest employer, Corby Steel Works, closed down under the influence of the EU several years ago. More recently Aquascutum has been sold to a Chinese company and more jobs will now go. Corby people have cause to be miserable but they are not, they have maintained a much more cheerful outlook than might be expected. Yours, Derek Clark UKIP MEP for Northamptonshire

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‘TAKE THE PLEDGE’ THAT Maserati Grancabrio MC COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE As part of this October’s tyre safety month, TyreSafe has launched a potentially life-saving pledge on its Facebook page - www.facebook. com/tyresafeuk - that is designed to help keep drivers safe on the roads this winter. Visitors to the site will be asked to commit to taking ‘the 20p pledge’ which means they agree to check their tyre tread

depth using a 20p coin within the next seven days. After taking the pledge, their commitment will then be shared with their Facebook friends asking them to do similar. Stuart Jackson, chairman, TyreSafe, said: “The 20p pledge is a great way for drivers to check their tread depth and ensure that they are safe and legal as we head towards the wettest months of the year. “Adequate tread is essential in providing better grip and shorter stopping distances in the wet, as well as helping to reduce the risk of aquaplaning. Those taking the pledge are demonstrating their commit-

ment to safer driving which hopefully might help reduce the number of tyre related accidents on our roads.” Sufficient tread depth is critical to safe motoring. The tread grooves are carefully designed to remove water from the road surface and keep the tyre in contact with the road. If the tread grooves are not deep enough, water cannot be moved resulting in a loss of grip and traction which can lead to longer stopping distances, reduced handling and an increased likelihood of aquaplaning. But the good news is that the 20p test is quick and easy to perform. A 20p coin is simply inserted into the main grooves of the tyre to check the tread depth. If the outer band of the coin is visible when inserted, then the tyre may not have sufficient depth and should be checked by a qualified specialist. “Although the 20p test is incredibly quick and easy to carry out, we’ve also added a short animation to show how it’s done. It’s available to watch on our Facebook page, so there’s every opportunity to get involved and do the test,” added Jackson. For more information about TyreSafe and tyre safety, visit www.tyresafe.org.

International debut for Maserati GranCabrio MC. Designed to complete Maserati’s open-top range, the new Maserati GranCabrio MC blends high performance and sports characteristics derived from racing experience with the style, charm and practicality of Maserati’s four seater convertible. Inspired and encouraged by the considerable success of the Gran Turismo MC Stradale, which was warmly received by customers thanks to a masterly translation and adaptation of racing characteristics for use on the road, the new GranCabrio MC has a highly sporty and aggressive look, while maintaining the strengths and characteristics of a true grand tourer, ideal for long journeys.

The car, 48 millimetres longer than the GranCabrio and GranCabrio Sport, is characterised by a front end which is inspired directly by the MC Stradale, adopting a profile designed to optimise the aerodynamic lift and flow. These differ from those on other versions of the GranCabrio due to the increased car length and other aerodynamic elements at the rear end. The rear is characterised by the large spoiler, for greater negative lift at high speeds. Inside the spoiler, built into the luggage compartment, is the third brake light. The standard version comes in the same colour as the body and, within the various car customisation packages, it is also available with a carbon finish.


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Borough Alliance Corby Albion Vikings Higham Town Corby Ravens AFC Rothwell Desboro’ & Rothwell Utd Kettering Park Rovers Corby Hellenic Fisher Corby Kingswood Wilbarston Corby United

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Duston Garage (Bosch Service) Star Award: 29 September 2012 Northants FA Junior Cup: Mixed fortunes were the order of the day in the opening round of the Junior Cup as 8 Combination sides faced off against UCL opposition. Gretton found last season’s UCL Division One Champions Bugbrooke far too strong with the two division gap being underlined with a heavy defeat. Denton too struggled against Sileby Rangers who ran out easy 0-2 winners. Cogenhoe Reserves also enjoyed a big win against Heyford Athletic. These results aside, the higher level sides did not have things all their own way. Wootton were left to rue a defensive error late in the game against Woodford Reserves which cost them extra time, after Sam Holmes had drawn his side level. Things could have been different at Hayden Road had Weldon not had a first half goal ruled out. Paul Simpson thought he had put Weldon ahead in the first half, but his header was disallowed for a foul on the goalkeeper. The first half ended goalless which encouraged the visitors but it was Rushden & Higham who took the lead, capitalising on an error my Tom March in the Weldon net. March called and came out to claim a free-kick but failed to make a meaningful contact with the ball and Darren Farrar found the empty net. Daryl Lawman doubled the UCL side’s advantage late on when a second defensive mistake allowed him a simple finish. Stanwick also slipped to a two-goal defeat at the hands of Thrapston. Better results came in the shape of Blisworth and Brixworth however. Ross Arundel and Connor Brown scored one apiece for Blisworth who knocked out Stewarts and Lloyds Reserves. Brixworth meanwhile travelled to UCL Division One high-flyers ON Chenecks and knocked out their opposition in convincing fashion. Rick Kimbell, Neil Dolman and Adam Knight all found the target as Brixworth romped home. Against other league opposition the only negatives result were Everards exit at the hands of Brackley Sports and Khalsa’s elimination by Yardley Gobion. Both matches went the duration with penalties deciding the outcome. Andrew Wilson and Alex Sewell both scored for Everards, whose 5-4 defeat was the cruellest. Crucially for Milton Callum Snooks scored twice against Peterborough Sports Parkway to seal progression to round two, while Combination sides managed a clean sweep against Town League opposition. Orchard Park recorded the biggest win all thumping Mereway 7-0. Adam Folwell was the standout

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Corby Redstar Reserves 9 0 Stanwick Rovers Reserves FCTitchmarsh Reserves 5 0 Finedon Volta Reserves Higham Town Reserves 1 2 Wollaston Victoria Reserves Spratton Reserves 2 3 Harborough Town ‘A’ West Haddon Reserves 4 0 Corby Strip Mills Reserves Wilby Reserves 16 2 Corby Hellenic R

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marksman netting a hat-trick in the rout. Chris Jones went one better for Ringstead, scoring four goals and it as well that he did, with Hardingstone fighting back. Duncan Lawrence added a fifth to ensure Ringstead progressed 5-3. Scott McBlain, John Gribben and Lee Genner all netted for Corby Locos who enjoyed a narrow win over Harlequins. Three other ties pitted Premier Division sides against each other. Welford travelled to Kettering Nomads and came home 2-0 winners, while Dan Surridge got the only goal of the game to put Harpole through against Moulton. Bobby Drain netted three for Stanion Quantum Print who crushed Roade 6-1. Drain opened the scoring on 17 minutes and went on to complete his treble in the first half. Chris Kane and Paddy Daniels made it five before Jim Reese pulled a goal back for Roade. Debutant Dominic Johnson had the final say, adding the exclamation point to the win with a deserved sixth. Duston Garage (Bosch Service) Division One: Kislingbury moved top of the table after an 8-1 demolition of Finedon Volta. Kislingbury were a goal up at the break before the youthful opposition restored parity. That was the end of the positives for the visitors as they then shipped seven further goals without reply. Earls Barton moved second after being held to a draw by Burton United. John Tarry and Justin Dowling both scored for Barton, whose 100% winning run comes to an end. Ise Lodge also surrendered a perfect record after going down 2-0 at Medbourne. Rothenberger Tools Division Two: Shaun Lewis’ hat-trick made it three wins back to back for Strip Mills. The victory over Clipston sealed top spot for the Corby side, two points ahead of Daventry Comms who were also victorious, defeating Old Grammarians 5-0. Rising Sun will be much the happier side after holding Redstar to a 0-0 draw. The Corby side’s imperious early season form has dropped off in recent weeks, and with league action taking a hiatus next week, the cup could provide the tonic to get the season back on track. Jason Crawley and Charlie Pipe both scored for Wollaston, but fate was to deny them a third win of the season. Dave Burton netted for Corby Eagles before an own goal saw them grab a share of the points. Duston Garage (Bosch Service) Division Three: Drayton Grange remain top of the table, making it four wins from four matches this season. FC Higham were the latest side to try and topple the leaders but came up short, losing out 3-2. Drayton Grange stay ahead of second-placed Weedon on goal difference, with Paul Currier getting the only goal of the game in the win over West Haddon. The Ferrers frontline was on fire against Great Doddington. Leigh Butler and Gary Broadway fired in eight goals between them, with Butler notching five. An own goal completed the nine goal haul. Duane Hall and Glenroy Plummer both scored consolations for Great Doddington, but the day belonged to the Higham Ferrers side. James SHerrin scored twice for SPA but visitors Titchmarsh held out for a 4-3 victory. This is the second successive defeat for the league new boys. Walgrave

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Junior Cup game 29 Sept Heyford (Blue_Black) v Cogenhoe Reserves slumped to a monumental 7-1 reverse at the hands of Exiles, undoing their good work from last time out. Duston Garage (Bosch Service) Division Four: Dave Rogers, Tom Chapman and Barry Panter all found the target for Borough Alliance who are unbeaten in five games this term. Gavin Ledgway and Jack Spencer responded for opponents Park Rovers but it was not to be their day. Wins for Albion Vikings and Higham Town mean that they sit second and third respectively. Scott McKinnon netted twice in the Vikings win over Corby Ravens, while Jamie Sweeney netted two of his own in the Higham success at Corby United. On another day, the hosts would have taken the points as John Cluff netted a hat-trick in vain. Will Linnet got the only goal of the game as AFC Rothwell gained a measure of revenge over derby opponents Desborough & Rothwell United after their cup exit. Alex Williams brace put Hellenic Fisher on the way to their derby win over Kingswood. Duston Garage (Great Wall Cars) Reserve Premier Division: Richard Chwaszcza and Jake Bettles gave leaders Weldon a first half lead against Blisworth. A defensive error allowed the opposition to pull a goal back after the break but Kyle Jardine sealed the win for the reigning champions. Eight goals from three players saw Bugbrooke ‘A’ record a storming win over ON Chenecks ‘A’. Hat-tricks for Niall Duffy and Ryan Comery, added to a Jonny Fury brace to ensure a fine win for the Badgers. Brixworth were also among the goals, Elliott Phillips scoring three and Chris Martin twice in the 8-1 romp against Milton. Harpole Reserves were two goals up inside the opening eight minutes against Kettering Nomads, and could even afford the luxury of a missed penalty in their 6-1 win. Daniel Sinclair Leon Trimble put Pegasus ahead against Moulton but it needed a Robert Bozic strike to seal the win after the visitors fought back to 2-2.

Referee plays advantage to Bugbrooke while Gretton go on the defensive in the NFA Junior Cup

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Sporty way to enjoy the half-term holiday > CORBY WITH the school half-term holiday looming, local people are being urged to book now for sports sessions being arranged to keep youngsters fit, active and entertained. Corby Borough Council’s lead member for community, Cllr John McGhee, said: “We like to make sure youngsters’ boredom is kept at bay when the school holidays come around. It

is important for children to be out and about, keeping active and mixing with other people. “I would urge you to book your child’s place now before time runs out!” From Monday October 29 to Wednesday October 31, there will be trampolining sessions at LPSC for anyone aged six and over. Sessions will run from 10am-11.30am and 11.30am-1pm and youngsters will be given the opportunity to learn and develop their trampolining skills in a

fun and friendly environment – £15 per person for the three days. Archery sessions, also at LPSC, run from Monday October 29 to Friday November 2, for children aged nine and over; £20 per person for the full week. Sessions will be from 1.30pm-3-15pm daily. To book, contact Lodge Park Sports Centre on: 01536 400033, or Corby Borough Council’s Sport Development Team on: 01536 464047. Email adam.smith@corby.gov.uk.

Nine thousand join Community Games Games are open to everyone. They are organised to mirror Olympic-style events, with openIT’S been a very busy summer of Commu- ing ceremonies and presentations, and include nity Games in Northamptonshire with more many of the sports hosted at London 2012. Two million pounds of funding from the than 20 Games hosted since April 2012. Many of the Games have focused on involving local Cabinet Office’s Big Society Fund have been community groups, including sports clubs, secured to support the delivery of Community with the aim of encouraging more people to Games across the country between April 2012 and October 2013.  In Northamptonshire, our participate in sport and join local clubs.  Thousands of Community Games events are share of this funding has helped to provide WINNERS: Althorp Community Games, which took place in being hosted up and down the country, focusing Community Games for more than 9,000 par- July this year. on bringing communities together to take part ticipants across the county already this year.  Details about the Community Games pro- helping to get local people to come together in sporting and cultural activities.  Community gramme are here: www.north- and host their own Olympic-style Games.” As well as the participants attending events amptonshiresport.org/whats-on/ over the past six months, Community Games community-games Community Games manager advocates across the county have attracted at Northamptonshire Sport, Pete around 300 volunteers, mentored local groups Lindsay, is excited by the early for more than 60 hours and secured more than > COUNTY success of the programme. He £10,000 of funding from various sources to Northamptonshire Sport’s volunteering pro- said: “The Community Games support Community Games events. If you or your club would like to get involved gramme, Sport Makers, has had its busiest month to date. programme is proving to be a Following the success of the volunteering programmes at great success across the county in the Community Games, contact Pete LindLondon 2012, more people are being inspired to get involved and we have a team of advo- say on: 07771 690245, email: plindsay@northcates championing Community amptonshire.gov.uk or visit: www.northampin sport in their local community. During September, more than 100 people attended Sport Games in local neighbourhoods tonshiresport.org Makers workshops in the county, where they were given practical tips to create and support sport sessions and events. Early in the month, 45 students took part in the Sport Makers workshop at Northampton University. They were joined by Tom Davis, Commonwealth Judo Champion, who is an ambassador for the national Sport Makers programme. Felicity Drake, Sport Makers co-ordinator at Northamp- > BOWLS tonshire Sport, said: “The Games Makers were a crucial part of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. These volunteers THE finals of the last competition of have inspired many people in the county to pick up the man- the season, the Benevolent Triples, tle and help to make sports happen in their local community. postponed from earlier in the year We are delighted with the surge of interest.” because of poor weather, were held Sport Makers are the  people in our community who give at Northampton Whyte Melville. their time to sports clubs and events or encourage others to The results are: be more active. Anyone over the age of 16 can join the legacy Quarter finals: programme at: www.sportmakers.co.uk 1. Pauline Wrigley/Delia Panther/Margaret Silsby, Kettering Lodge beat Pat VICTORIOUS: From left, Sylvia Plant, Jan Bradley Gayton’s triple, Swanspool 2. Mo Johnson/Mary Muir/Nancy Teb- and Brenda Bishop. butt, Thrapston beat Rita Bell’s triple, competition was played at Earls Barton Bowls Club between St. Crispin BC ‘A’ Kettering Athletic 3. Jean Sibbett/Pam Price/Trish Bas- and Desborough BC. The game was a very closely fought ford, Geddington & Newton beat Di one with only eight shots separating the Brumwell’s triple, Kingsthorpe 4. Sylvia Plant/Jan Bradley/Brenda winners from the losers and at one point Bishop, Daventry Town beat Ann Dav- it looked as if there would have to be an ey’s triple, Corby Forest (conceded due extra end play off to decide the winner. But in the event St. Crispin BC ‘A’ to illness after a couple of ends played) came through as outright winners with Semi-finals: 1. Silsby’s Triple beat Tebbutt’s Triple 64 shots to Desborough BC’s 56 shots. Harvey Fruish, chairman of the 15-9 shots 2. Bishop’s Triple beat Basford’s Triple League, presented the league trophies to Daventry Town ‘B’ (Division four win20-11 ners). Desborough Town BC (Division Final: Bishop’s Triple beat Silsby’s Triple 13-12 Three Winners). Roade BC (Division two winners). Kingsthorpe ‘A’ (Division shots This was a match very worthy of a one winners and league champions) final where first Daventry took a small did not attend the presentation. Northamptonshire Indoor Bowling lead, then Kettering Lodge did so and Cut out this coupon and buy 2 tickets for the price of 1 at the halfway stage there was just one Association sets off on its annual weekat a AFC Rushden & Diamonds turnstile on match day. shot between them. This situation re- end tour on Friday under the leadership The coupon is only available for the match indicated. The transaction is for one duo/couple only. mained throughout the match, as seen of County President Tony Warren. 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Building confidence and fitness family, so stay for the adult classes. It becomes something the whole family can enjoy both in CONCERNS about crime, antisocial behav- class and together at home. “Youngsters who study martial arts can be iour and obesity have prompted an unprecedented number of families to take up martial more confident at school and one reason our arts as a way of improving fitness, confi- art was awarded Community Sports Club of the Year was because of initiatives like Beat dence and the ability to protect themselves. Kettering-based Jado Kuin Do instructor The Bully, Stranger Danger and Confident Tim Hawkins said: “More and more people are Kidz programmes. “With the adult classes, Jado Kuin Do is an coming to us, not just because they want to be able to defend themselves, but because they exciting way of learning to defend yourself, want the confidence and awareness which while getting and staying in shape. This leads to a calming awareness and confidence which studying a martial art can bring.” Jado Kuin Do is the UK’s fastest growing comes from knowing you can defend yourself.” Jado Kuin Do sessions take place in St Michael’s martial art and its popularity is, in part, down Community Hall, Roundhill Road, Kettering, on to its family appeal. Hawkins said: “Our art isn’t just about Thursdays. Children’s classes are from 5.30pm punching and kicking. It’s about wisdom, and adult classes start at 6.30pm. The first lesson skill and strength in body and mind. We get a is free for people bringing a copy of Extra. For more details, contact instructor Tim lot of youngsters in the children’s classes and parents realise it’s something they can do as a Hawkins on: 07540 887764. CONFIDENT: Tim Hawkins’ son, Ivan.

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United Counties League local round up > FOOTBALL STEWARTS & Lloyds Corby and Desborough Town have enjoyed a mixed couple of weeks in the United Counties League, while Wellingborough Town continue to struggle. Despite two goal-heavy losses, S&L have scored six in their past three games. A 5-0 loss at Huntingdon Town was followed by a 4-3 home loss to Harborough Town and a 3-2 vic-

tory at home to Newport Pagnell. Desborough went down 2-1 to both Yaxley and Irchester United either side of a 5-0 demolition of Long Buckby. However, for Wellingborough, there has been no victory since just over two weeks ago at Shepshed Dynamo. The immediate return fixture was a 3-0 victory for Shepshed. Newport Pagnell would next take three points away from the Dog and Duck with a 2-0 win. Finally, Wellingborough would eventually

pick up a point with a 1-1 draw at Deeping Rangers. Meanwhile, Peterborough North Star have failed to garner any points from their last three fixtures, losing 2-1 to Long Buckby and 3-1 to both Holbeach and St Ives Town. The highest placed representative from our local teams are Desborough Town, sitting 11th, just inside the top half. But, with just over three-quarters of the season left, there’s plenty of room for manoeuvre.

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News in Brief Supporters’ Trust charity launch > CORBY CORBY Town Supporters’ Trust will be holding a charity launch night next Friday, October 12, at Corby Rugby Club. The event, to celebrate the Trust’s formation during the summer, will raise funds for the not-for-profit ‘community benefit society’ and the Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity. Corby Town Supporters’ Trust spokesman, Robbie Dunion, said: “We would like to thank Corby Rugby Club for providing their fantastic venue for this event. “The party is open to everyone and together, the fans of Corby can make a positive difference at our club and in our local community.” Doors will open at 7pm, tickets £1.

Nominations close > Kettering NOMINATIONS and voting for the annual Kettering Sports Awards have closed for this year. The awards ceremony, due to take place at Wicksteed Park on Wednesday October 31, had extended its deadline by a week due to popular demand. No further nominations or votes are being taken within most of the categories, but the overall Sports Personality of The Year Award, also known as the Arthur Nicholson Trophy, will receive a public vote during October. The overall award was won last year by young Kettering Judoka, Megan Twigg. This year’s categories include, ‘Young Leader of the Year’, ‘Volunteer of the Year’, and www. kettering.gov.uk/sporty12

points still up for grabs at the last two meet- for Paul Rivett in the Air Asia Renault Clio ings of the season, the title race looks set to go Cup, Tom Ingram in the Ginetta GT Supercup and Ben Barker in the Porsche Carrera THOUSANDS of visitors braved the rain to down to the wire. Rockingham chief executive, Charlotte Or- Cup. The two Ginetta Junior Championship enjoy three fantastic Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship showdowns at ton, said: “Despite the wet weather, this was races were won by Ollie Chadwick and Senprobably the best BTCC race meeting we’ve nan Fielding. Rockingham. The next race meeting at Rockingham is The bumper crowd at the Northamptonshire ever had at Rockingham, with visitors entercircuit were treated to one of the most excit- tained both on and off the track. There was a the Caterham Festival,October 6-7. Adult ading ever BTCC races last month, which saw the great atmosphere and fantastic support de- mission is £15; entry free for children 16 and under. Spectators who still have their tickets popular Scotsman Gordon Shedden take the spite the heavy rain.” There was also superb action from the sup- from the BTCC race weekend should take them championship lead by a slender margin. The Honda Yuasa Racing Team driver port race packages, including double wins along to save £5 on admission. clinched two victories in the afternoon, after the weather dramatically changed for race two and three of the UK’s premier championship. The brace of wins enabled Shedden to leapfrog his Honda team-mate Matt Neal in the championship standings. Neal arrived at Rockingham nursing a broken hand sustained in a motorcycle accident away from the track and the injury appeared to hamper the three-time champion in race one > GYMNASTICS sports in their activities. as he had to Greg Yarnall, from Northamptonsettle for sixth place. A DISABILITY Gymnastics shire Sport, said: “This is a fantastic Following a stunning qualifying lap at the Roadshow will be swinging into opportunity for people with disabilend of last month to take pole position, Neal’s Northampton on Saturday, Oc- ities to try gymnastics. By raising rival Jason Plato took victory in a dry race one tober 6,  at Lings Forum Leisure the profile of disability gymnastics, for his MG KX Momentum Racing MG6 team, Centre, to encourage more peo- we hope that more clubs will be consetting a new lap record in the process. Pirtek ple with disabilities to have a go fident to promote their facilities to Racing’s Andrew Jordan and Shedden took at the sport. all ages and abilities.” second and third respectively. The day runs from 12noon until Any budding  gymnasts will to Answer this simple question and you could win 2 of the Race two and three were both run in heavy able to watch some fantastic dis- 4pm there is no need to book – just 6 tickets available rain, but the change in weather conditions plays and have a chance to join in turn up. Contact Greg Yarnall on: How many spectators’ seats has the Steel Park seemed to work in Neal’s favour, and he fol- with trampolining, artistic gym- 01604 367133, or email: gyarnall@ ground? lowed up his sixth position with a pair of sec- nastics, rhythmic gymnastics and northamptonshire.gov.uk for more 1. 577 2. 15,777 3. 57 ond place finishes, while Plato finished third cheerleading. information. To enter send your answer, subject line: in both races. If anyone with Downs Syndrome Northamptonshire Sport and BritCorby Town Comp, on an email with your address Shedden’s double wins mean he leaves ish Gymnastics is running the day would like to take part, please conand telephone number to: Rockingham with a three-point lead over Neal, – which will also be an opportunity tact Greg Yarnall in advance to hello@extranewspapers.co.uk while Plato is a further 29 points behind in for mainstream club coaches to find check which activities are appropriEntries must be in our system no later than noon third place. However, with a maximum of 134 out more about including disability ate for you. 12 noon Friday 12th October 2012

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New boss sees steady progress in first month

CORBY Town fans will be feeling just that bit better off than they did this time last month, with a tantalising 3-2 victory over Leamington in the FA Cup the stand-out highlight. Having won his first two games in charge, Chris Plummer oversaw his first league defeat at Oxford City. Goals from City’s Andy Gunn and Darren Pond would put an average Steelmen performance to bed. However, it was a brief respite from victory as a Josh Moremaninspired performance shook off a very tough challenge from Leamington in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup. The Southern Football League Premier Division side provided Corby with a bit of a scare at either end of the 90 minutes. Leamington’s Tom Berrick beat Paul Malone with just three minutes on the clock to set up Matt Dodd for a simple finish. It would take some time for the men in white and black to find a way back into the match, but eventually they did. Viera and CELEBRATION: Steelmen celebrate FA Cup victory against Leamington in the second qualifying round. Crowe would come close, but Tom Mcthe net twice in Despite a late consolation from Steelmen showing off their pink Gowan would mop the second half. Sam Adkins, Corby would hold away kit. up a Josh MoreTwo quick-fire goals 20 minutes His excellent 49th out and secure a path into the next man shot that was minute run and round with an away fixture against in from Sam Ives and Ryan Semple, stopped on the line finish through a fellow Blue Square North strugglers both set-up by Leon McKenzie, to level the scores. would eventually be cancelled out. static Leamington Histon, on Saturday, October 6. Two headers from Danny Hone defence put Corby The Steelmen’s last fixture of From there, it STEADY HANDS: Chris Plummer. seemed Moreman had a point to ahead and his second ten minutes September was a 2-2 draw away and Dominic Knowles would make to Gainsborough Trinity, with the light of Corby’s still exposable deprove. He would find the back of from time was even better.

fence and, were it not for some cracking saves from Paul Walker, the day could have become even worse. With Corby now 20th in the league, things may be looking a little bleak, yet their entire sevenpoint haul has come since Chris Plummer took over.

Poppies confusion rumbles on as Beck leaves

Player concerns grow amid board uncertainty and managerial departure JOHN Beck walked out on Kettering Town FC this past week, with Ed Palmer and Ben Gerring following not far behind. Before the Boston United game, a Kettering spokesman said: “John Beck will not be taking the game today. Alan Doyle is in charge. More details will be released on John Beck’s status. “John Beck will meet the chairman Imraan Ladak, either today

or in the next couple of days.” Players have taken to Twitter to air their frustrations and give supporters a peak into the turmoil that is currently rife within the club. It is believed that players may not have been paid correctly this month at Nene Park as more and more directors are abandoning ship at Kettering, seemingly putting their poor league form on the back burner. With only Imran Ladak left and even the Kettering Town Sup-

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porters’ Trust stepping back, The Poppies are left financially insecure once again and their future is starting to look very bleak. George Rolls’, previously believed to be bank-rolling at least part of the club, will have no further involvement having been banned from football for five years for breaking FA betting laws. Both goalkeeper Laurie Walker and now former defender Ben Gerring appeared on social networking site Twitter to voice their confusion

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at the current running of the club. Walker tweeted: “Can’t be going down this road again! Cost me too much last year!” Gerring was similarly unhappy, tweeting: “En route to Kettering with an angry missus for some answers! God help ‘the powers that be’.” Previously, majority shareholder Mr Ladak had released a statement saying he was willing to talk to the Supporters’ Trust regarding part-ownership, but for some reaWALKED OUT: John Beck. son this fell through.

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