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COMPETITION St. George’s Day What year was this photo taken

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Fans take action

April 23rd your guide to festivities see page 12 & 13

Future tied up

Supporters take the lead in protecting football club > Rockingham Triangle

In Short Every club needs its loyal supporters, but in the lower leagues that is more important than anywhere else. A group of Corby Town fans is getting together to add their weight to a move towards a new supporters trust. Loyal fans of Corby Town Football Club are putting plans in place to create a supporters’ trust. The initiative kicks off with an open meeting at the council chamber at Corby Core on Monday, April 23 from 7pm. The meeting will give interested individuals an opportunity to find out more about setting up a trust. The steering group’s chairman Robbie Dunion, a regular on the terraces at the Rockingham Triangle stadium to watch the Steelmen, believes it is important for a town to have a thriving

football club. “Corby is a footballing town and a lot of people like football. Although we have not got a great fan base there are many who do care about what happens to the club,” said Robbie. “They may support another team, like Rangers or Celtic, but they realise the importance of the town having a club which is part of the community.” A supporters’ trust will run as a not-for-profit organisation. It aims to strengthen the voice for supporters in the club’s decision making process and strengthen the links between the club and the community. The meeting will include presentations from Supporters Direct representatives and an example of an existing trust’s work from the chair of Cambridge Fans United. Robbie said: “We have been talking about doing something like this for a long time and we have already had a really good response. This is a chance for peo-

ple to get involved. The town is growing and a lot of people don’t realise the football club is there – we want to change this and get the community involved.” The steering group will be seeking a mandate to move the plan forward. Robbie said: “We have not sat down officially with the club but we will get a clearer idea of how we want to work at the public meeting. Once the trust is formed we can meet the club, who have already shown an interest in what we are hoping to do. This is a chance for supporters to have a voice.” Corby Town FC’s board of directors are showing a keen interest in the idea. Director Chris Rivett said they would welcome discussions to explore how the club could work with any newly formed trust. For latest Corby Town FC news see sport. For more information and to register an interest visit

all tied up: Robert Nicholls raising eyebrows raising money fro VSO

> Brooke Weston A tutor planning a two-year placement in Africa is selling off his beloved collection of ties to help fund the trip. Robert Nicholls, Head of Modern Foreign Languages at Brooke Weston and his wife, Linda, will work as VSO volunteers in South Sudan. VSO has challenged the teacher to raise £3,000 as a contribution to the organisation’s work and so he took the decision to sell the ties. He confessed: “‘I say to the students that they never see the same tie twice in a school year. Yes, I do have enough to have a different tie every school day. There are one or two that I will keep for sentimental reasons but I can’t see myself needing nearly 300 ties once I retire!”

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Changing lives from both sides and helping others

Young actors wanted > Corby

Charity offers young people a chance to boost their experience > The Cube

In Short Young people looking to make a good impression as they make their way in the world have been invited to get involved in a new programme to give them valuable experience and to help others as they do so Budding entrepreneurs interested in pursuing a career in the charity sector can sign up for an exclusive training initiative. The Young Philanthropy Programme is aimed at 18 to 24-year-olds who want to boost their CV through giving participants an opportunity to gain accreditation and hands on experience with a wide range of charities across Northamptonshire.

The Northamptonshire Community Foundation is organising and hosting day sessions including one at The Core in Corby on Tuesday, June 26. Rachel McGrath, Grants Director at Northamptonshire Community Foundation, explained: “We are really excited about launching this educational programme, the first of its kind in the UK and utterly unique in its content and aims. Each of the five courses will work with a group of no more than 20 young people and will be focused on boosting confidence, CVs, giving people hands-on experience and ultimately helping them get into the workplace. Each of the one day courses will include charity chat from a donor, an interactive charity game designed to explore attitudes to giving and the screening of films made

Students put down Jubilee roots > Brooke Weston

about local groups which have all received life-changing grants from Northamptonshire Community Foundation. After each course the group of delegates will look at where they would like to work in the county and the Foundation will help line up work experience at a variety of local charities. Those who complete 12 days’ work will graduate as a Young Ambassador at the charity’s next awards ceremony. This innovative programme has been funded by the Kirby Laing Foundation. Spaces are currently being allocated. Call Anthony Brinklow at Northamptonshire Commu- > Lodge Park nity Foundation to find out more or to book a place, on 01604 230033 or The Principal of Lodge Park Technology College, email Guy Shearer, has left his post after two and a half years in the job. The day-to-day running has been taken on by Vice Principal Alison Hayes. She will be working with David Yates, the Education Advisor at The David Ross Education Trust which is the approved sponsor for the college gaining academy status. Dan Pickard, Chair of Governors at Lodge Park, said: “While I firmly believe that the College is progressing, it was clear from the last Ofsted monitoring visit that we have more work to do, particularly in regards to teaching standards. Mr Shearer’s departure has given us the opportunity to look at new ways in which we can address these challenges.”

All change

YEAR 7 students have been planting trees in the grounds of Brooke Weston college to mark this year’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Trees were donated by the Woodland Trust under its Jubilee Woods project which aims to see six million planted around the country this year. Brooke Weston’s conservation initiative has been running for the past six years with each successive cohort of Year 7s planting species of trees in the grounds. This has ranged from flowering cherries, ash and oaks high on the slope to the mainly hedgerow species such as holly, hawthorn, hazel, dogwood and dog rose that the students planted this year nearer to the access road. Groundsman Paul Twamley gave students a talk about the site before they headed out with trainers and spades to make their own mark on the grounds. He said: “The weather has been spot on and the students seem to be enjoying it. It is nice because the students will remember that they planted these to commemorate the TREE SPREE: Year 7 students at Brooke Weston plant the trees. Diamond Jubilee and they will be here for years.” Credit: James Heppell


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The creative team at The Core will be holding auditions on Thursday, June 7, to find a new group of performers keen to start work with the company from September. The Core’s Creative Projects Manager Lisa Byrne said: “It’s been great to see our first group of Young Actors developing and growing in confidence. While spending intensive rehearsal periods creating their Manifesto, they have really developed as an ensemble.” To sign up for an audition email getinvolved@ or call 01536 470 473.

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Charging points spark interest in electric cars Town gets five new charging points as part of green initiative > Corby

In Short Environmental campaigners are hoping the popularity of electric cars will continue to grow and Corby now has a range of new plug-in points were cars can be charged up ready for cleaner, greener driving OWNERS of electric powered cars can now get ‘plugged in’ at new vehicle charging points newly installed across Corby. Two of the charging points, each able to charge two vehicles simultaneously, are at the Corby Cube car park, another two are at the Corby Train Station and one is at the Corby Enterprise Centre, Priors Hall. The charging points have been installed as part of a project by Electric Corby, a new community interest company that has been set up by Corby Borough Council. The aim is to establish Corby as the UK’s leading practical, community scale test centre for future low carbon living and transportation. The charging points have funding from Section 106 development contributions and a Government grant through Plugged In Midlands. Corby Borough Council’s Lead

Member for Environment, Cllr Peter McEwan, said it was positive news for the town. “The Government expects to see tens of thousands of plug-in vehicles on the roads by 2015, and a lot more thereafter. Even if the charging points are a stepping stone to the next technology, we want Corby to be a part of that journey and gain investment and jobs along the way.” The allocated charging spaces can be used by joining HYPERLINK “http://www.pluggedinmidlands.” www.pluggedinmidlands., paying an annual £24 membership fee and receiving a swipe card which will enable access to the free electricity. The card can currently be used with any charging point on the Plugged In Midlands and Source East (East of England) networks. Plugged In Midlands is also working to ensure the card can be used elsewhere in the UK. Project Manager of Electric Corby, Nick Bolton, said: “We are confident electric vehicles have a big future, importantly, so is the automotive industry and the Government. There is a lot of investment in the technology, so by embracing this opportunity through Electric Corby we aim to attract some of that investment to the

PLUGGING IN: Myles Barker of Cenex; Norman Stronach Chief Executive of Corby Borough Council; Cllr Jimmy Noble Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Regeneration; Ed Beesley, resident and owner of an electric car; Nick Bolton Project Manager of Electric Corby and Simon Winch Corby Borough Council’s Sustainability Officer.

town, and with it, jobs in the emerging green collar sector and, building on our pedigree, jobs in high-performance technology and motorsport.” Cenex’s Plugged In Midlands Programme Manager, Mick BarcleiSmythe, said: “A comprehensive network of charging points outside the home is crucial to the widespread adoption and to extend the range of electric vehicles and to provide electric vehicle owners with the peace of mind that there is charging support at their journey’s end. “As part of the Plugged In Midlands programme, Cenex have been able to help Corby Borough Council through the whole process, providing information and guidance on charging point types, location and installation. “We believe that the successful implementation of charging points in Corby will spur on other organisations, both public and private sector in the region, to become part of the growing electric infrastructure that is powering change in the Midlands.”

Lighting up time


> CORONATION PARK A BEACON to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will be lit in the heart of Corby. The town has been chosen to be part of the national celebrations which will include hundreds of beacons being lit across the United Kingdom. The Queen will light the first beacon at a concert being held on Monday, June 4 at Buckingham Palace to mark her 60-year reign. Corby’s beacon will be lit in Coronation Park, near the town centre, and will be a highlight of the day of festivities in the borough. The Friends of Coronation Park are holding a party on the day which will have a 1950s theme.

Pearls a singer > Chapel Road A THRIVING women’s choir is looking to recruit new members. The String of Pearls has a busy diary with a repertoire from Bach to the Beatles. Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays at Weldon Congregational Church in Chapel Road from 7.30pm to 9pm. Conductor Sue Bond said: “No audition is required – we are looking for women who just love singing and have the enthusiasm to make music.” To join a rehearsal contact Sue on 01536 261071 or email

Dance routine aims for bigger and better Event aims to bring together more than five million dancers > County DANCERS across the region are being invited to join more than five million dancers across the country in what is set to be the biggest dance event ever. Big Dance 2012 is the world’s biggest, most influential celebration of dance, aiming to involve five million people nationwide. Events planned to get people dancing include unique dance commissions, have-ago days, social networking competitions, dancing in libraries, town centres, parks and many more. As part of Big Dance 2012, the Schools Pledge is all about inspiring local schools and groups through dance by providing an opportunity to be part of a world record attempt. On May 18, 2012 - the day the Olympic torch

arrives in the UK, Big Dance will be aiming to break the world record for the largest dance routine ever undertaken. The Schools Pledge comes in two parts: learn the choreography and take part in the world record attempt at 1pm on May 18, 2012. The organisers are also encouraging people to undertake to do an additional 20 minutes of dance a day during Big Dance week (7-15 July 2012) The Big Dance Week will see spectacular dance events across the UK – part of the London 2012 Festival, the finale of the Cultural Olympiad. Check out the Big Street Dance on 14 July when people and communities bring places to life with dance. Schools wishing to participate in the world’s biggest dance event and attempt a new world record in the process need to register by visiting

Space for an intrepid mutt

Comedy, music and participation at The Core > Corby Cube Blast off from The Core at Corby Cube on Saturday 21 April with a journey into outer-space with Muttnik: The First Dog In Space, based on the true story of Laika, the 1959 Sputnik 2 rocket-dog and told with enchanting puppetry and dance. Muttnik is a stray. She lives on the streets of Moscow, cold and hungry until one day she is captured. To her surprise she finds herself in a new home with food, water and adventures better than dreams. She is living at the Russian Space centre and is to become the first dog in space. As she goes where no dog has gone before, audiences join Muttnik as she learns to fly a rocket and elegantly dance in zero gravity before zooming off to skate on the rings of Saturn and bury bones in the moon. Filled with comedy, music, audience participation, a huge blast off and a happy ending, Muttnik: The First Dog in Space received fivestar acclaim at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe followed by a successful UK tour. As a non-verbal performance, the show has captivated the imagination of theatregoers across the country. Muttnik is at The Core at Corby Cube at 11am and 2pm. Tickets are priced at £5.50 and are available to book by calling the Ticket Office on 01536 470470 or online at

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April 20 Comedian Mark Steel. Following his award-winning Radio 4 comedy show Mark Steel’s In Town, writer and stand-up comedian Mark Steel is back on the road. Starts 7.30pm, tickets £14.50. Box office 01536 470470 April 21 Muttnik, The First Dog in Space. Muttnik is a stray dog living on the streets of Moscow, cold and hungry until one day she is captured. To her surprise she finds herself living at the Russian Space centre, set to become the first dog in space. After previous sell-out nationwide tours and five star reviews at The Edinburgh Fringe, Muttnik comes to Corby with this exciting take on the true story of Laika, the dog sent into space aboard the Russian Sputnik 2 rocket in 1957. 7.30pm, tickets £5 suitability: ages 11 plus. Box office 01536 470470 April 27 Move Over Moriarty. The brilliant, violin-playing, French knitting, master sleuth springs into action when Death stalks the Strand Theatre and night after night artistes are murdered by an invisible, malevolent hand. Hilarious whodunit by slapstick geniuses LipService Theatre. Starts 7.30pm, tickets £12, concessions £10. Box office 01536 470470


April 21 and 28 The Muppets, everyone’s favourite puppets are back on the big screen. At The Core, Corby, 10.30am. Tickets £6.50, concessions £4.50. Details 01536 470470 April 21 and 28 The Descendants. The sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey of Matt King (George Clooney), who is forced to examine his past and embrace his future, rebuilding his relationship with his daughters. At The Core, Corby, 2.30pm April 28 and 7.30pm April 21. Tickets £6.50, concessions £4.50. Details 01536 470470


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


May 15 Tuesday Ladies Club, Stanion. Meets 7.30pm third Tuesday of each month. For information, call Bette Britton on 01536 260413. Every other Sunday Car boot sale, Masonic Hall, Rockingham Road, Corby, from 9am. Seller pitch £7, buyer entry 50p. May 15 Oakley Vale WI meet on the third Tuesday of each month at Brooke Weston College, Coomb Road, Corby, at 7.30pm. For details contact Janet on 01536 743152

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Play Mates Tuesdays 9.30-11am, Corby Old Village Community Centre, £1.50. Contact Kelly on 01536 201852 Little Angels Tuesdays & Fridays 9.15-11.30am, The Baptist Church Hall, Rowlett Road. Contact Ann on 01536 394824 Creative Play Wednesdays 1-3pm & Fridays 9-11am, term time only, Woodnewton a Learning Community, Rowlett Road. Contact 01536 265173 Song & Rhyme Time Mondays 9.30-11am, term time only, Woodnewton Learning Community, Rowlett Road. Contact Amanda on 01536 265173 Rhymetime Tuesdays 10.30-11am, Corby Library, free. Contact 01536 203304 16.00 Paul Moore 19.00 Martin Brown 21.00 Charlie Watts 23.00 LoveGroove (Alistair Wheeldon)



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)


00.00 Music Jam 07.00 Jim Byrne 10.00 Mike Warburton 12.00 Andy Coupland Local and Live 14.00 Stewart McNeill Sport 963 18.00 Andy Barnes Saturday Soul 21.00 Daniel Mushiko 23.00 DJ Will


01.00 Music Jam 07.00 Rob Jones 10.00 Pat McMahon 12.00 Blane Chambers 14.00 Nathan Chilcott 16.00 Dave Irving 18.00 Micaela Kelly 20.00 Nora Green Rock N Retro 23.00 Music Jam

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) 00.00 Music Jam 07.00 Andy Coupland 10.00 Des Barber 13.00 Stewart McNeill Corby Extra is about what’s happening 16.00 Paul Moore in your community and we want to know 19.00 Academy 21.00 Mark Coates about the events that matter to you. 23.00 LoveGroove (Alistair Wheeldon) So, if you’re involved in anything from an am-dram production to the organisation of a dog show, from a charity coffee morning to a 00.00 Music Jam pub quiz, let us know the details and we’ll tell 07.00 Andy Coupland everyone else in your community just what 10.00 Des Barber you’re up to. 13.00 Stewart McNeill Laika: The original Muttnik

April 21 Street Dance 2, after a humiliating defeat, street dancer Ash gathers the best dancers from around the world for the ultimate global dance-off. At The Core, Corby, 2.30pm. Tickets £6.50, concessions £4.50. Details 01536 470470 April 28 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, an all-star British cast in a tale of retirees looking to make the most of their golden years with a new life in India. At The Core, Corby, 7.30pm. Tickets £6.50, concessions £4.50. Details 01536 470470

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Children go free > Rockingham

INCREASED NUMBERS: Corby Railway Station

Passenger rate grows at station Numbers up 90 per cent in three years > Corby Station FIGURES show that there has been a significant rise in passengers using Corby Railway Station. It is only three years ago since the station opened and passenger numbers have grown in that time by almost 90 per cent. The increase has delighted East Midlands Trains, which operates all passenger services to and from Corby to London St Pancras International. An East Midlands Trains spokesperson said: "We're delighted to be celebrating the third anniversary of Corby station, and are pleased that the past three years have proved so successful. “The number of passengers using our train services from Corby has increased by almost 90 per cent from 2009/10 to the current year (2011/12), which has far exceeded our expectations and demonstrates the important role of this new station. “Our staff have played a large part in making sure Corby station has been so successful and have worked

extremely hard to promote our services from Corby.” The supportive staff earned praise from David Fursdon, a member of Railfuture, who said he was not surprised at the big jump in passengers using the service. “Corby Station is a major asset to the town and a big part of its ongoing regeneration. Commuters and leisure travellers have all contributed to making Corby station successful.” He added: “Usage would be even higher if we had improved northbound connections at Kettering.” The increase in passenger journeys has been helped by the recently refurbished times and an average journey time of one hour ten minutes from Corby to London. The Corby station cafe Loco Coco is also reporting increased business providing a welcome service to rail users. Better access for foot passengers between the railway station and town centre will be provided when the Corby Walk is extended via a footbridge into the station forecourt.

FAMILIES have the chance to make huge savings on the cost of a day out at Rockingham, Europe’s fastest racing circuit. The £10 adult admission ticket can be used on either a Saturday or Sunday of any race weekend, excluding the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, and allows one adult to bring two children aged 16 and under along for free. Take advantage of this early bird promotion by Wednesday, May 31st by purchasing tickets online at www. or via the ticket hotline on 01536 409794.


Fun for the family > The Core THERE’S fun to be had for families when The Core starts its monthly fun days on Saturday, April 21, offering a programme of theatre and cinema which is ideal for children alongside free workshops. Further days are planned on Saturdays, May 12 and June 16th.

Be a hero in aid of Air Ambulance > Deene Park

FUNDRAISERS are being asked to walk, jog or run 5km or 10km in aid of Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance. The Heroes Run is the charity’s own flagship fun run series including one on June 24 at Deene Park, near Corby. There is no age limit and runners are encouraged to wear yellow or dress up as a super hero. The Finish Line Festival is open to participants, spectators and anyone who would like to come along and support the Air Ambulance. The race starts at 11am. Entry is adult £10, up to 15 years old £5, team of six £50 and dogs can run for free. For details see the website at HYPERLINK “” or call 08454 130 999

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Offering homeless a new place to live Disused property is brought back to life by partnership > Ripley Walk AN EMPTY property has been brought back into use to try to provide homeless people with somewhere to live thanks to a new partnership. Corby Borough Council and part-charity, part-lettings agency, LiveWise Housing, has resulted in one long-term empty property being brought back to life and six homeless residents securing a fixed address. The property in Ripley Walk, Corby, was a run down, empty property just 10 weeks ago and in that time LiveWise Housing has completed a transformation, turning it into a multiple occupancy home for six former homeless people. The house is now a fully licensed House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) and meets both Corby Borough Council regulations and is compliant with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. The project began when a private investor purchased the property and worked with LiveWise to turn the unused house into a safe and secure new base for tenants identified by Corby Borough Council as having no fixed address. LiveWise, will now work with the tenants to provide tenancy support services, education

and training and employment opportunities. Property owner, Kelly Lemon, said: “It’s a win-win situation. I feel that I have been able to contribute to solving the county’s housing needs, at the same time as securing a guaranteed income from my property.” Leader of Corby Borough Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said: “Although people may not be identified as homeless there are some out there that are ‘sofa surfing’ and need help in finding a fixed address. We are very pleased to be able to work with partners on addressing this issue and helping to provide this innovative way to get people back in to decent, affordable housing. “As a local authority this project has helped not only to provide housing to those that need it but it has also contributed to tackling another private, long-term empty property and getting it back in to use.” Jonathan Chapman, Managing Director of LiveWise Housing said: “We are delighted to continue our working partnership with Corby Borough Council in providing some of the highest quality houses with multiple occupation. We are particularly pleased with this project as it is a great example of a high quality home that meets all regulations.”

Band in search for new members SOUNDS GOOD: Corby Silver Band at a recent competition.

> Corby A traditional brass band that has been entertaining audiences for 110 years is looking for new players. Corby Silver Band is hoping to recruit former players who want to start playing again, or inexperienced musicians who want to join a band. The band, which was formed at Corby’s Pole Fair in 1902, tries to strike a balance between serious music making and having fun at its weekly rehearsals. A band spokesman said: “The band constantly strives to improve its playing standard by participating in contests where it competes against other local bands. The band also runs its own training band to support players with limited experience, and even beginners, before joining the main band. “The players, who are aged from nine to over 70, are hard working and committed and this shows in

the many indoor and outdoor concerts they perform each year from village fetes and church concerts to performances on local bandstands. They also frequently perform at local charity events. “The band has a busy engagement diary for 2012, which includes many concerts to celebrate the Queen’s diamond jubilee.” The band rehearses on Monday and Wednesday at 8pm, at the Corby Silver Band Club, on Denford Road. The spokesman added: “What makes Corby Silver different to other bands is that it is able to provide rehearsals without subscriptions or tuition fees for the players, therefore being accessible to all members of the local community.  It is completely free to be a member. There are no hidden costs.” To find out more information about the band, send an email to: or visit the website



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Compromise found in centre Apprentice numbers solution continue to grow Paul Balmer writes > Oakley Vale

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A COMMUNITY Centre steering group is working hard to find a solution after its long-awaited project hit another snag. The steering group for the Oakley Vale Community Centre met in emergency session to discuss a funding crisis when all the tenders for the build came in over budget and it became clear that savings of £278,000 have to be found if the centre is to be built before time-sensitive Section 106 funding is lost in April 2013. After some discussion with the architects and Andy Redfern from Corby Borough Council, the steering group unanimously agreed to reduce the size of the auxiliary part of the centre by 60 square metres which almost meets the required savings. Other cost cutting measures suggested by the architects included losing the split-level effect in the community area and reducing the suspended lighting rafts. The main hall would remain as

Tresham College is reporting 200 per cent growth in the number of apprentice places offered over the past 18 months. The college has worked hard to develop excellent partnerships with more than 350 employers to provide opportunities for existing and future workforces and in the past year, has supported more than 730 apprentices. This figure includes 450 new apprentices, in a variety of areas, including engineering, construction, hairdressing, business, computing and customer service. Apprenticeships are offered at Level 2 and Level 3 and allow individuals to progress to Higher National Diplomas or Foundation Degrees if they wish to continue to higher education. Colin Needle, Head of Apprentices at Tresham said: “Apprenticeships are pivotal in providing a great opportunity to gain experience for highly skilled jobs and can lead to excellent career opportunities and potential to climb the career ladder more quickly.” For more information about the apprenticeship programmes on offer with Tresham or to register your interest in offering an apprenticeship work placement please call Tresham’s Apprenticeship Team on 0845 658 89 90.

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STEERING GROUP: Left to right: John Marples (Chair) Patrick Connell, Cllr Mohammed Rahman, Cllr Judy Caine, Ron Morey, Cllr Chris Stanbra, Adam Boud, Cllr David Sims, Peter Forrest Credit: Paul Balmer planned and the only loss would be the proposed divider which would make the space more versatile. It is hoped that the hall divider can be re instated from the budget contingency should everything go to plan. The divider is important to the future business plan as it affects the number of rentable spaces available to the running committee. Other saving cuts include losing the external storage container and some of the paving. Unfortunately the ground

works for the planned sports changing facilities will also have to be sacrificed though planning permission will remain in place. Some decorative columns have also been omitted as well as the planned green roof. John Marples chair of the committee, said none of the decisions were made easily, but the consensus was that it was better to get a smaller centre built than carry on with no community focus at all. The steering group will meet again in two weeks.

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Golfers to drive off for Air Ambulance Charity Golf Day May 9th > County THE region’s Air Ambulance Services will benefit from a charity golf day to be staged by the local branch of the Federation of Small Businesses. The Regional Charity Golf Day will take place on Wednesday, May 9 at Wellingborough Golf Club, Great Harrowden. Refreshments will be available on arrival at 11.30am and there will be an Individual Stableford Competition with first tee off from 12.30pm . Play will be followed by a twocourse evening dinner in the Vaux room. Prizes will be awarded to the first three places, the lon-

ON COURSE: Wellingborough Golf Club at the magnificent Harrowden Hall gest drive, nearest the pin and the ladies’ prize. And, of course, for a hole in one. The event costs £55 for FSB members and £60 for nonmembers, including 18 holes of golf, coffee or tea on arrival and a two-course evening meal. Wellingborough Golf Club members deduct £30 from ticket price Contact Maxine Aldred, Development Manager, on 0116 259 7707

A wise move > George Street LiveWise Housing, a local organisation that helps provide housing solutions and support for the homeless, has found itself a new home as it becomes the latest tenant to move in to Grosvenor House. The part charity, part lettings agency moved in to the new premises, becoming the third tenants to move into the mixed-use business hub based on George Street. They have settled into their office which takes up all of the sixth floor in the building. The central Corby space became available to let last year after the Corby Cube opened and included space for new council offices. Leader of Corby Borough Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said: “We are very pleased to be able to welcome LiveWise Housing to Grosvenor House as our newest tenant. The space is ideal for businesses, giving them the benefits of a central location in the heart of the borough.”

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LOCAL businesses looking for support or with a service to offer can benefit from attending meetings of Tresham Business Networking. Offering relaxed networking within a structured and productive environment, the event is organised by Tresham Business Solutions and aims to introduce like-minded business people, over a cup of tea and some excellent cakes. The networking sessions take place on the last Thursday of each month, from 3.30pm to 5.00pm at Tresham Solutions,11:02 ThePage Manor 15 x Business 9_15 x 9 17/04/2012 1

House, Cottingham Road, Corby. Members are given a two-minute slot to talk about their business and the contacts they are looking for, and in addition, each month, two members are chosen on a rotational basis to talk for 10 minutes about their business in more depth. In addition, all members get a 10 per cent discount on the hire of any of Tresham Business Solutions facilities, ideal for off-site meeting, training and event needs. Tresham Business Solutions has been providing training to the local business community for 18 years, providing the highest standard of customer care and the best training.

The organisation understands that the needs of every business are different, and have developed a range of training solutions to help companies maintain and develop a competitive advantage. A range of short courses and tailormade and bespoke training in the workplace in topics including business and management, health and safety, social media and marketing and IT can computer skills. Meetings cost £15 plus VAT contact 01536 419570 for further details. For more information about Tresham Business Solutions, go to

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Challenge is hailed a success > Rockingham THE organisers of the first 24-hour cycle challenge to be held at the Rockingham Racing Circuit have hailed the event a huge success after it raised more than £3000 for BEN - the automotive industry charity. Seven teams of four cyclists took part in the gruelling event at the Corby circuit, and completed a combined total of 1,347 laps covering 2613.18 miles. The 1.94-miles International Super Sportscar Circuit which is more famous for hosting some of the UK’s top motor racing drivers, proved to be a demanding ride for the 28 cyclists who had to endure some poor weather conditions. Chief Executive of Rockingham, Charlotte Orton said: “We would like to congratulate all the cyclists who took part and helped raise money for a charity very close to our hearts. The weather was treacherous at times, and we have total admiration for all those who completed the 24-hour marathon.”

Tom is the master of creativity Guitars in all shapes and sizes are artist’s trademark > Corby THERE seems to be no stopping the creativity of Tom Bingham who, for the past decade, has been taking unusual and run-of-the-mill objects and transforming them into guitars. While others may spend their leisure time watching sport or walking the dog, Tom who lives in Corby, is scouring car boot sales for inspiration. His latest challenge is to transform the hubcap of a 1966 Ford Corsair but other challenges have been a chessboard, a wine box, an oil can and even a Millennium Falcon from the Star Wars trilogy. Tom is justifiably proud of his work but declines all requests from potential clients. “It takes about three months in my leisure time to make a guitar,” he said. “I do not sell them nor do I do commissions, though I am constantly getting requests. My creations appear on over 300 websites and a video that went up on YouTube, where I put tutorial videos for those wishing to have a go, got 14,000 hits in one week.” Tom, is a keen supporter of Corby Arts Network, CAN, which is working to create a permanent gallery and studios for artists in the old library above Queen’s Square in the town centre. An exhibition at the gallery later this year is expected

to include Tom’s work called Homage to Bert Jansch in Vinyl. Tom explained: “I have, along with many others worked in isolation, as there is nowhere for creatives to function in Corby. The only hope for the future is that someone funds Corby Arts Network and makes use of the embarrassment of talent in this town.” To see the work of artists from across Corby visit the gallery open Wednesday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm.

Meet the police > Borough CORBY Safer Community Team (SCT) will be holding police surgeries during April including the following dates:

between 1pm and 2pm •  Thursday April 26 at the Kingswood Neighbourhood Centre, Kingswood between 1pm and 2.30pm •  Sunday April 29 at the boating lake café, Corby Central between 11am and 12pm •  Monday April 30 at the post office, Alexandra Road between 10.30am and 11.30am

Corby Town •  Thursday April 19 at the Shell Garage, Cottingham Road, Lodge Park between 10am and 12pm •  Friday April 20 at Boden Close café, Danesholme Corby Rural between 11.30am and •  Thursday April 19 at the village hall in Weldon be12.30pm tween 1.30pm and 2pm •  Wednesday April 25 at the Hazelwood Centre, Gains- •  Friday April 20 at Lydia’s Cafe, Gretton between borough Road, Hazel Leys

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EXTRA LETTERS & LOCAL RANTS READ ALL ABOUT IT LATEST TWEETS... Just a couple of things about the first issue which I think are perhaps worthy of your consideration:Why, in the 'Locals are the face of Extra' item, do you refer to all four of these 'locals' by their status, namecheck and interview three of them, show photographs of two of them and make no further reference to the luckless 'family butcher'? In his position, I'd be a bit fed up! Also, this is a fortnightly publication and although the first issue is dated 4 April I didn't see it on sale until yesterday, when I discovered that both competitions had a closing date of 11 April - not a very satisfactory situation in that even at the modest price of 50p the opportunity to enter these should be available to all your readers, not just the early birds. All in all, however, I was pretty impressed with the paper and hope you will take these criticisms in the spirit in which they are intended. Regards Una Adams.

this, we are a small team who are working hard to bring local news and features of interest to local people. We are slowly getting there.

Editor - Thank very much for your letter, we unfortunately need to have a competiotion cut off so that we can print the answer or winner in the next publication – but we are looking into this to see if we could extend. Extra is available in newstands and supermarkets all over the county – we are sorry you couldn’t find a copy earlier but probbaly very good news for us as possibly your retail newsagent had sold out! and had to re-order!

Extra last week and must say am very impressed. The newspaper is obviously written both by and for people who live in our area, and is a really good read. Being a relative newcomer to the area, I had no idea just how much is going on in our town, and it was good to get an unbiased, well-reported insight into a number of local issues. I hope this will mean that in future our community will be better informed on matters which affect us and our way of life – and that residents and people working here will also be able to give their opinions via the paper. I was also impressed with the ‘magazine quality’ of the various articles towards the back, it’s almost like having both a paper and a glossy supplement all in one publication. Congratulations, and I hope the next issues will be equally interesting and worthwhile. Keep it up! Ray.

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Dear..EXTRA I would like to complain about the lack of parent and baby spaces in the council car parks in Kettering town centre. Every car park I go to there are an abundance of Disabled spaces, quite right too, but it’s a search for the parent and baby spaces. It can be hard work getting a little one in and out of a car and you need the car doors wide open to secure your child properly. I fear scratching a neighbouring car in the smaller spaces. I haven’t found any in the Cornmarket car park, the car park behind the post office and Marks and Spencer’s or the School lane car park-why is this? Do the council want us to take our trade elsewhere? Perhaps a clue to all the closed shops in the town centre if you are deterring the mums pound! A Kettering Mum

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EXPERTS tell us that we should keep the romance in our relationship by having Date Nights, time spent focussing on the two of you. Is this the stuff of dreams or reality? First the logistics of a sitter, why is this always the woman’s job? The actual evening doesn’t start well when you are stressed by having to change twice. Baby sick and leaking milk - Chanel it ain’t! Add to this the depression you feel as you can’t get into the outfit you wanted to wear, realise it’s the first time you have looked properly into a mirror for ages (where did those wrinkles come from!), and can you afford to eat out once you have shelled out for a babysitter? Remember when

getting ready for a date used to take hours, if not days, of preparation and discussing what to wear, what to talk about and what was going to happen? The post mortem afterwards with friends, happy days. Finally you make it out the door, stressed, and spend journey discussing if sitter is going to be OK? All goes well at first (although doesn’t the OH look tired) and you start to relax a little. But this new focus of your life (and that’s no bad thing) slowly starts to creep back into the conversation and the rest of the evening passes talking about the little darling/s. Well why not! You dreamed of having them, have wasted hours gazing at them as babes, and still pass time wistfully

thinking about their future. Well its 9pm, you are both shattered and turn down dessert to rush home and check all is well. Bank balanced emptied on meal and sitter, you both crawl into bed exhausted. Romantic? not really. Exhausting and expensive, and energy and spare cash don’t tend to be in abundance in the early days of parenthood, if ever. But you tried, and my view is that the trying is important. It doesn’t have to be a meal out, even a cup of tea; just the two of you alone can be special if you try. It’s the trying which will make a difference to the daily grind, and that’s where you will find the romance. Clare owns Mocha Mama at the Glendon Farm Complex, Kettering and will be writing every issue.



Celebrate St George’s Day with a weekend stuffed full of fun for all the Family

Action packed festivities across the midlands…

Where: Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire, CV8 1NE, - off A46 from the town centre B4103. When: Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 April, from 11am-5pm How: Adult £8.00, Concessions £7.20, Children £4.80, Family Ticket £20.80. Contact: 01926 852078 or visit Where: Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire, S44 6PR – Junction 29a off the M1 When: Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 April from 11.00am to 5.00pm. How: Adults £9.70 Concessions £8.80, Children £5.90, Family Ticket £24.50. Contact: 01246 822 844 or visit Where: Wrest Park, Bedfordshire, MK45 4HS - mile east of Silsoe off the A6 When: Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 April from 9am-6pm. How: Adults £14.50, Concessions £13.10, Children £8.70, Family Ticket £37.70 Contact: 01525 860152 or visit


THE STORY of St George and the legendary dragon has been told to children over centuries, but visitors to Kenilworth Castle’s patriotic celebration will be joined by a brand new largerthan-life reptile, as English Heritage unveils its new dragon! The fearsome new dragon joined a respected line of dragons that have graced English Heritage’s re-enactments over the years, each putting in a good fight against the noble knight, St George. This year’s event will see the dragon pitted against a St George of some pedigree, played by historic re-enactor and swordsman, Mark Vance, in a thrilling combat show! “It takes a special type of dragon to die two or three times a day in front of an audience of thousands, but we think we’ve found just the character for our St George’s Day pageant at Kenilworth Castle,” comments English Heritage’s regional events manager, Karen Pike. “We are confident that this dragon will give our St George a run for his money, as he should be more nimble than our last wyvern, which means even more thrills for the audience!” Alongside storytelling – not only about the traditional legend, but also a legend that reveals Coventry as St George’s original home - and the ultimate confrontation between George and the dragon, visitors will also be able to wander around a medieval living history encampment, where they will meet all kinds of characters from the 15thcentury who are taking a break from their usual toils to enjoy the celebrations of the feast of St George, and take in the delicious smells of food fit for a knight cooking over an open fire! The weekend will also feature hands-on activities and trails, plus a chance to look at and handle some of the armour worn by a medieval knight. St George and the Dragon is part of Kenilworth Castle’s medieval season of events and activities being held between April and September. St George and the Dragon is part of Kenilworth Castle’s medieval season of events and activities being held between April and September. For more information call 01926 852078 please visit or call 01926 852078.

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St George’s DayMonday April 23rd Free entry by George! Experience a medieval weekend at Bolsover Castle on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April. There will be knights in combat, living history displays and a dragon themed hobby-horse joust for children. There is also free entry for anyone named George or Georgina.

For England and St George Local chilli growers who produce some of the hottest in the world, including the Ghost Chilli and Trinidad Scorpion, will be selling a range of products both days and there will be sausage making and butchery demonstrations on offer on Sunday. Kids can take part in informal hands-on activities, including how to make bouquet garnis, churn butter and hand mill wheat to make bread. This unmissable event also includes the chance to see Prince Malik's Lancers in fast and furious horseback displays recalling the glory days of the Raj as they demonstrate their amazingly accurate tent pegging skills - at a flat out gallop.

Victorian ladies will demonstrate the art of side saddle riding, as they jump a course including a table set for dinner complete with diners - before taking on the gents in a race against the clock. Always a crowd pleaser, dashing mounted knights will demonstrate their skills - and the bravery of their horses - in medieval jousting displays where they collide at speeds of up to 40 mph. The main event each afternoon sees gallant St George resplendent in shining armour astride his noble steed as he attempts to slay a fearsome green dragon. Supporters can wave the flag for their favourite as they cheer for the valiant patron saint or the feisty firebreathing dragon, in their display of courage and patriotism. Away from the main arena, there's plenty more historic action. A colourful living history encampment will provide a rolling programme of entertainment throughout each day including a fire breathing show, a bed of nails, plus minstrels and fools from medieval times. There's an authentic historic market to wander and children and adults can watch and take part in a host of other period activities including an interactive dragon puppet theatre and a mock children's battle.

Visitors will be able to see knights in full armour and explore the encampment where they can meet the knights and ladies and learn more about medieval life. Children can test their skill in the dragon themed hobby horse joust and take part in squire training before joining the children’s battle. Watch as St George is armed for combat and hear the story of St George in a Mummers play. Take part in a fun trail around the grounds in search of the dragons. Find them all and solve the puzzle to become a certified Dragon Hunter!” To celebrate St.George’s day English Heritage is offering free entry to Bolsover Castle on 21 & 22 April to anyone named George or Georgina, with proof of identity.

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High St, Wellingbro’ 1963 or 1965 or 1967? Gold St, Kettering 1919 or 1922 or 1925?

Decades gone by competition

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These old photographs were taken by many years ago using cameras on tripods and using glass negatives, when taking them the protographer viewed the subject though the lens the wrong way up. Simply view the gallery of photographs, tell us the decade you think when the shots were taken, write the four years on the back of a sealed envelope or postcard and send with your contact details to: Photo Competition, Extra Newspapers Limited, Moulton Park Business Centre, Redhouse Road, Moulton, Northants NN3 6AQ or email your four decades to: - subject line: ‘Decades gone by’ to be received no later than Wednesday 18h April. The first entrant matching the Editor’s selection from the draw will be the winner. The Editor’s decision is final. Winners will be announced in our next edition of your Extra.

Lynn’s a winner

Lynn Neal of Kettering successfully matched our editor’s selection of the best pictures in our Spring is Sprung competition in the last issue of Extra. “Wow, I have never won a competion before - thank you very much Extra, how exciting” said Lynn. Lynn, left, can be seen here collecting one of her prizes; a signed framed print of the photograph ‘Excuse Me’ from the photographer Dianne Norwood of Kettering Photographic Society. Lynn also wins a Nikon Coolpix digital camera.


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Rothwell’s Mediterranean hidden gem on the Hill A true taste of the Med from Phillipos and Lisa sitting neatly on Market Hill in Rothwell The Old Bakehouse strives to accommodate both the coffee drinker and the more discerning eater. Phillipos and Lisa want the dining experience to be as pleasing to the senses as it is to the palette. They have combined menu variety, atmosphere, ambience, and friendly staff to create a sense of the “place’’. The Old Bakehouse is a reataurant and coffee shop where the customer can experience true Mediterranean hospitality and attitude and lovely food. The menu ranges from a starter

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With the May Bank Holiday approaching think of something a bit different to do with friends and family, spending a day out at one of the county’s parks followed by an early evening BBQ. The Titanic Exhibition at Kettering Museum on until 12th May is a perfect place to commemorate the lives lost 100 years ago and also 'dispels some of the myths surrounding the incident.' Fancy a laugh? Join Shappi Khorsandi the 2011 British Comedy Award Nominee and regular on Channel Dave at 7:45pm on the 5th May at Royal & Derngate. With her new tour Me And My Brother In Our Pants, Holding Hands. If your into your cricket Northants play Hampshire at Northamptonshire County Cricket Club. From the 2nd to 5th May starting at 11am this is a great excuse to enjoy yourself. Be prepared and don that wetsuit, get down to the Aquatic Playground in Olney, Wellingborough just ensure you take a towel. For the thrill seekers amongst us how about Silverstone, Santa Pod or Rockingham Speedway. Silverstone are holding the British Automobile Racing Club meet on the 5th and 6th of May. The BARC will also be celebrating their 100th anniversary at the meet so make sure you get along and feature in a bit of racing history. Top tip for this day? Make sure you organise those BBQ sausages before the big match kick off so that you can put up your feet with a couple of beers to the FA Cup Final Saturday 5th May 17:15 Kick Off, Chelsea vs Liverpool.

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1. Charlie Sheen

An avid all nighter, look after your skin and keep those looks.

2. Zach Galifianakis

Alan from the Hangover needs to shave the beard. Your Hollywood now, show us what you look like.

With stubble now incorporated as an essential part of our wardrobe Bluebeard have created a new Men's grooming and skincare product range called The Bluebeards Revenge. Designed by a real life 'Blue Beard' who was bored to death with being a Desperate Dan look-alike, the stand out product from the range is a paraben free, premium quality shaving cream with added ingredients such as Decelerine to specifically combat tough stubble and reduce hair growth, as well as tackle common shaving problems like razor rash, burn, ingrowing hairs, lumps and bumps. Blue Beard's shaving range has been scientifically proven to reduce beard growth to maintain the stubble look for as long as possible and reduce the wear and tear on your skin while providing a recovering effect on the skin. Their formula has virtually eradicated shaving rash and burns

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3. Mickey Rourke

Years of over indulgence and partying has led to Mickey needing some TLC as your face looks like hell, boy.

4. Jean Claude Van Damme

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This week's winner of Man of the Week is Nico Rosberg with his first victory in 111 attempts at a Formula 1 win (Button didn't win one until his 113th race) A great win, hat's off to you son.



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All-New Ford Escape provides you with more towing power than the competition Due to it’s Lean Yet Strong EcoBoost Engine

The all-new Ford Escape’s 2.0-ltr EcoBoost® engine provides up to 3,500 pounds of towing capability – best in class among small turbocharged SUVs, and as much as the outgoing 3.0-litre V6 engine. The smaller engine provides higher efficiency without sacrificing power. With trailer sway control, the all-new Ford Escape can tow two personal watercraft on a trailer or a small boat, with no worry for the driver. Packing 240 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque, the optional 2.0-litre EcoBoost® engine in the all-new 2013 Ford Escape enables the vehicle to tow 3,500 pounds – best in class among small SUVs with turbocharged four-cylinder engines. 2.0-litre EcoBoost® engine delivers the ultimate combination of fuel economy, performance and capability that SUV customers with active lifestyles need in today’s environment of record-high fuel prices.

The next closest competitor, the Volkswagen Tiguan, has a tow rating of just 2,200 pounds, while turbocharged versions of Kia Sportage and Acura RDX have tow ratings of 2,000 pounds and 1,500 pounds respectively. Escape’s greater towing capability is roughly equal to two jet skis or a snowmobile and the trailer they ride on. The ability to carry greater loads will save Escape drivers both time and fuel by reducing the number of trips needed. Travel is also made safer with trailer sway control, a class-exclusive feature among small SUVs with turbocharged four-cylinder engines. The 2.0-litre EcoBoost® engine replaces the 3.0-litre V6 engine in the current Escape with no loss of performance and with fuel economy to be higher than the V6’s 19 mpg city, 25 mpg highway EPA rating. “Smaller-displacement engines have a fundamental efficiency advantage,” said Roger Maynard, Powertrain supervisor for the 2013 Ford Escape. “These inherent efficiencies are improved with the EcoBoost technology of direct fuel injection and turbocharging.” The all-new Escape will be available with a choice of three fourcylinder engines. In addition to the 2.0-litre EcoBoost® EcoBoost, Escape will be offered with a 1.6-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder rated at 177 horsepower and a naturally aspirated 2.5-litre four-cylinder cranking out 171 horsepower. All three engines are mated to a fuelsaving six-speed automatic transmission. Escape also features EPAS – electric power-assisted steering – a fuel-saver as well. EcoBoost has been a popular choice among customers since the EcoBoost V6 engine was introduced in 2009 in the Ford Taurus SHO and Lincoln MKS. Last year, Ford sold more than 127,000 EcoBoost-equipped vehicles. Using some of the same technologies found in diesel engines, EcoBoost can improve fuel economy by as much as 20 percent over larger, conventional engines. This year, Ford is expanding its EcoBoost engine technology to not only Escape but Fusion as well. These engines are fundamental to the Ford strategy of providing technologically advanced, high-output, smaller-displacement powertrains that deliver exceptional fuel economy and uncompromised performance for millions of drivers around the world. By next year, more than 90 percent of Ford’s North American lineup will be available with EcoBoost technology. Ford holds more than 125 patents on this engine technology.

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Top car choices for sons and daughters Predicting who will buy which type of car has always been difficult for vehicle manufacturers, but nevertheless they do not make cars without knowing the target market and matching each model to specific demographic groups. There are naturally exceptions, but generally demographics play a huge part in how new models of cars are marketed. Large saloon and estate cars are usually aimed at families and are often driven by Dads. Mums tend to be less concerned with visual appeal and performance so are likely to choose MPVs or SUVs for the security that a bigger car offers. As people get older they are more inclined to drive a car that is reliable with cheaper running costs and perhaps some extra space for trips out with the grandchildren. Sons and Daughters. The young male driver is likely to go for a car which is both sporty and cool but this will depend on how much money they or their parents have available and their restrictions on what they will permit their sons to drive given safety concerns.  Daughters often choose cars that are smaller and easier to drive, with phone devices and music being a priority. Naturally these are broad generalisations and stereotyping people in terms of which cars they are likely to purchase by sex or age could easily attract criticism, yet this seems to work for the car manufacturing industry. Using these demographics and looking at vehicles currently on the market we have come up with some suggestions for parents who are thinking about purchasing a car for their sons or daughters, some of which are cheap and others less so. The Citroen DS3 came onto the market in 2010 and since then has won many prestigious awards for its style and performance in the supermini range.  French manufactured, this car was the primary model of the premium DS line.  Citroen have long been renowned for their outstanding diesel and THP petrol engines both in terms of performance and running costs.  The DS3 can be customised with a whole range of technology including an MP3/CD player, cruise control and LED running lights. However, the style options that are available with this car really make it a popular choice.  There is a wide and diverse range of exteriors to choose from together with purchasers being able to select contrasting roof and wing mirror colours.  Also available are alloy wheels and wheel caps. The DS3 sits in the more expensive end of the market but is hard to beat for style and performance.Suzuki SwiftAn absolutely fantastic supermini, the Suzuki manufactured Swift will match perfectly with the image that most young male drivers want to create. Despite being relatively compact it does have a magnificent sporty look and the latest models have more gadgetry than the previous range.  Technology includes a USB port, Bluetooth and a CD player and the style is guaranteed to impress even the most discerning of peers.With very economic running costs and a variety of engine sizes to choose from, the Swift has great performance and has attained the Euro NCAP maximum 5 stars for safety due to its ESP (Electronic Stability Programme) which is standard across the range, antiwhiplash front seats and additional safety kit. Ford Ka The Ford Ka has been in the marketplace for several years and is particularly popular with female drivers making it an ideal choice for a daughter’s first car.Wide rear haunches defined the previous model of the Ka, but the latest model is much more dynamic and stylishle and owners can add chrome inserts and stripes if desired, including congestion charges.  As first cars go, you can guarantee that your son or daughter will be attracted to these models .


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Vauxhall Ampera: the first real-world solution to electric car ownership Taking its lead from the 2007 Flextreme and GTC concept cars the Ampera takes Vauxhall’s award winning design language into the EV segment. Distinctive ‘boomerang’ headlamp housings – a new element of the Vauxhall’s design language – are a clear Ampera identifier, as is its prominent grille and bold Vauxhall Griffin. Every aspect of this revolutionary car has been designed and analysed for efficiency, making it one of the most aerodynamic, energy-conserving vehicles on the market. “The Ampera takes Vauxhall’s new design language into the electric vehicle segment and it redefines how such cars look as well as perform,” said British-born Mark Adams, Vice President of Design at Opel/Vauxhall. “We have focused on giving the Ampera a visual appeal that’s as strong and compelling as its driving dynamics and efficiency.” Inside, the Ampera is de-

signed to reflect the unique, ground-breaking nature of its propulsion system. The cabin takes Vauxhall’s distinctive ‘wing’ front fascia design to the next level, with two colour displays and touch-screen functionality now replacing conventional instrument dials and controls. Futuristic, easy to use and intelligent, the driver interface of the Ampera combines stylish execution with innovative functionality. The cabin offers all the space, comfort, and convenience features you would expect from a premium compact car: five-door Flexibility, comfortable accommodation for four adults, and a load carrying capacity of more than 300 litres. The battery pack is located low down in the centre of the car, which enables the use of flatfolding rear seat-backs. The Ampera’s impressive, ground-hugging stance is created by wide front and rear tracks (1,551 / 1,572mm), with sleek, low bodywork wrapping 17-inch, five-spoke alloy

wheels positioned at the outer edges of the wheel-arches. The sweeping windscreen/ roof-line flows over a glasshouse which is stretched by a black shoulder line under the side windows diving forward of the A-pillar. The boomerang motifs are slashed vertically into the deep front fascia, with the black cut-outs housing iceblue LED daytime running lights, powerful bi-halogen headlamps and front fog lamps. The lower portions of the boomerang elements frame an air intake that mirrors the shape of the signature Vauxhall grille above it. A black cut-out in the rear bumper fascia echoes the shape of the front air intake, and combines with vertical slots in the side panels to give the rear of the Ampera a sporty character to match its dramatic frontal styling. The high rear deck features a flat spoiler integrated into the tailgate above narrow tail lamp units, which are underlined by a chrome bar – with

a prominent Vauxhall Griffin – that visually stretches the width of the vehicle. The wedgelike profile is emphasise d by the black shoulder line which is subtly aligned with the front and rear light units. The exterior colour choice comprises seven finishes: Black and White solids, Grey, Silver and Blue metallic colours, and Red and White premium finishes. The Ampera’s sleek looks also encapsulate excellent aerodynamics to help maximise driving range and lower emissions still further. Opel/ Vauxhall engineers and designers worked together to ensure the Ampera cleaves the air as efficiently as possible. The success of their work is reflected in an exception-

ally low aerodynamic drag co-efficient. By reducing the energy needed to overcome air resistance, they have added an estimated eight miles to the car’s battery driving range, and 50 miles to its total extended range. An aggressive rake on the windshield and rear screen helps reduce turbulence and drag, while airflow around the front fascia and doormounted rear-view mirrors has been optimised. In the rear, sharp edges and the carefully designed spoiler control airflow. Those vertical slots

in the bumper also create a clean point of separation for air passing around the side of the car. Malcolm Ward, Ampera chief designer and Opel/Vauxhall Director Exterior Design, said: “The vertical slots at the outer edge of the rear bumper not only emphasise the wide track and stance, but also serve an important aerodynamic function. By providing clean airflow separation, they help reduce aerodynamic drag. The long, thin tail lamps also enhance the Ampera’s high-tech looks.”


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Fill in the blank squares so that each row, each column and each 3-by-3 block contain all of the digits 1 thru 9. if you use logic you can solve the puzzle without guesswork.





EXTRA SUDOKU LOGO COMPETITION WINNERS The winners of the Extra Sudoku Logo competition are: Anthony Shanklin of Rothwell Barbara Chisholm, Corby Christine Tasker, Kettering





At the local games evening, four lads were competing in the scrabble and chess competitions. Liam beat Mark in Chess, James came third and the 16 year old won. Liam came second in scrabble, the 15 year old won, James beat the 18 year old and the 19 year old came third. Kevin is 3 years younger than Mark. The person who came last in chess, came third in scrabble and only one lad got the same position in both games. can you determine the ages of the lads and the positions in the two games?







4) Doubts the truth of an accepted religion (7)

1)Rather drawn out and extended (7)

4) Cynic (7)

1) Long (7)

2) A clip on the hearing gear, for ID you understand (7)

8) Baked-on paint (6)

2) Set aside (7)

9) Prisoner (7)

3) Make up your mind (6)

10) Ploy (6)

5) Woodwind instrument (8)

11) Tell (6)

6) Postpone (3, 3)

12) Rider (8)

7) Turn upside down (6)

18) Think nothing of it

13) Speak candidly (3, 2, 3)

(3, 2, 3)

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20) Subtract (6)

15) Match decider (4, 3)

21) Intellectual (6)

16) Eat (6)

22) Convict (7)

17) Expert (6)

23) List of charges (6)

19) Transmitter (6)

8) Outside the tooth it’s smooth and hard (6) 9) Held with no freedom (7)

3) Make a choice, reach a resolution (6)

10) Sacrificing a pawn at the beginning of the game (6)

5) Punctured cylinder of wood at home in orchestra or band (8)

11) No firm changes make one grass (6)

6) Turned aside, from food perhaps that’s contaminated (3, 3)

12) Bloke on a steed (8)

7) By reversing a position, change its relationship to another object (6)

18) There is no need (for thanks) (3, 2, 3) 20) Take off, it wasn’t earned perhaps (6) 21) Supplied with millions of little grey cells (6) 22) Send to the chamber of gas or electric power (7) 23) Table of fixed costs (6) 24) Make believe and give a good performance (7)

13) Honestly and with candour speak one to another (3, 2, 3) 14) Around the rim of which, nations have been growing prosperous (7) 15) Oppose one against another for your own advantage (4, 3)

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Exciting opportunity not only to work with a New Head Chef but also for a highly reputable company that is massively reviewed. We are talking Mr & Mrs Smith, Alastair Sawday, Rosette Winning, Good Food Guide and the rest. Superb chance for a Sous Chef to assist a New Head Chef .Within easy driving distance of Kettering and Peterborough this is a chance of a life time.

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The Head Chef is looking for a Chef De Partie with previous experience of hotels ideally with rosette background although this is not essential if they have a good all fresh back ground and are keen to be developed. The hotel has a superb 30 cover fine dining restaurant and is a popular wedding venue.


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Our Corby client is looking for industrial sewing machinists with flatbed experience required for an immediate start on a temporary to permanent basis. This position will be working Monday to Friday day shift.

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the plunge Hosepipe ban advice for Taking Early success for diving club struggling sports clubs Sport England releases document to help keep pitches and courts green > County CLUBS struggling to keep pitches in good condition during the hosepipe ban have been offered vital advice from Northamptonshire Sport in conjunction with Sport England. It is thought that around four out of every 10 outdoor sports pitches in England will be affected by the restrictions. With water crucial to maintaining the quality and safe performance of many outdoor surfaces, governing bodies of sports have come together with Sport England to put together a document that offers advice on how to maintain pitches and courts effectively during drought conditions; making the best use of rainfall when it does occur; managing the use of pitches to reduce the risk of damage; using water more effectively and working with the water companies to negotiate possible exemptions. The document will not only support sports clubs directly affected by the hosepipe ban, but will also encourage clubs outside the ban area to use the limited water more effectively and to make their facilities more resilient, which will help ensure their longevity. Current legislation only provides very limited exemptions for sports facilities, such as for

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THE CORBY Steel Diving Club is celebrating after finishing well in just their second big diving competition, The Shipley Novices. The club, who were competing against another 17 diving clubs across the country, gained sixth place after demonstrating some impressive diving skills at the competition in Bradford. The Corby Steel Diving Club is made up of talented youngsters aged between eight and 12 years old.

Over the year, members of the club have been working hard to learn and develop their diving skills and the recent results show that it is definitely paying off. Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Community, Cllr John McGhee, said: “Members of the Corby Steel Diving Club have been working very hard and fully deserve the result. They should be proud of themselves just like we are all proud of them, their achievements are outstanding and I don’t doubt that they will only get better.”

Help for volunteers Grants available from Northampton Sport > County staging national and international fixtures, but in exceptional cases sports clubs can secure an agreement to water their pitches from their water company. Charles Johnston, Sport England’s Property Director, said: “We have been supporting the excellent lead taken by a number of governing bodies by working with them on the impact of climate change on pitch sports. The recent announcement of hosepipe bans has reinforced the importance of this area of work. I am, therefore, pleased that we can jointly release this new guidance to help clubs to play their part during this period of water shortage

CLUBS looking to train volunteers could be entitled to grants from Northamptonshire Sport, which is now offering scholarships to Clubmark clubs. The initiative is to help with the cost of training volunteers and covers courses in areas such as safeguarding and protecting children, first aid, grounds staff courses, refereeing/ umpiring courses (but not   sports coaching courses which are supported through coaching scholarships).

Clubs can apply for up to £50 per course and up to £250 per club per year. A full list of the courses offered by Northamptonshire Sport can be found at www.course-bookings. but funding can be used for any sports specific courses and is not restricted to courses run by Northamptonshire Sport. For more information contact Greg Yarnall, Club Development Officer on 01604 367133 or Felicity Drake, Volunteer Development Officer on 01604 366215.

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New addition to range of health benefits at venues > Corby SPORTS massages are now on offer at the Corby East Midlands International Pool and Lodge Park Sports Centre. The massages, which promise a wide range of health benefits, can be enjoyed for the cost of just £30 for leisure members and £35 for non members. Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Community, Cllr John McGhee, said: “This is something new that we are bringing to our cus-

Magical new name Corby Swimming Wizards > Corby Pool A THRIVING swimming school at Corby East Midlands International Pool has a new name – Corby Swimming Wizards. Junior Walker, five, submitted the name in a competition and he will now proudly claim his prize of 12 free swimming lessons for the winning entry.

tomers at both the pool and sports centre. We try to encourage residents to get active but we also need to ensure that they have the tools to look after themselves too. “Sports massage should play an important part in the life of any sportsman or woman whether they are injured or not.” For more information contact Lodge Park Sports Centre in Shetland Way on 01536 400033 or Corby East Midlands International Pool on 01536 464643.

for national award Sportactive awards will be held in June > County TIME is running out to nominate those who work hard to get more young people involved in sports coaching sessions. In June, awards will be held for Sportivate Project and Sport Maker of the Year and the organisers are looking for nominations in Northamptonshire. In the Sportivate Project of the Year category, the organisers are looking for providers or deliverers of exceptional Sportivate projects that have ensured that as many participants as possible have been engaged, retained and then successfully transferred into sporting roles. They are also looking for examples of either outstanding coaches or inspiration-

al participants or those who show young people or club development success stories or who have worked with either hard to reach or older participants from Sportivate target participants. Anyone who knows of a Sportivate Project or who has delivered a Sportivate Project that fits the criteria should send an email with the project details, deliverer contact details and an introduction of no more than 300 words about the project  to by Friday April 20. All nominations will be reviewed by a panel and the final Sportivate Project of The Year application will be put forward to the regional rounds. One per region will then be put forward to the national awards.

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Steelmen see lead slip relegation fight

Corby Town pegged back in disappointing draw Corby Town led 3-1 against Workington but could only end the game 3-3 with just THE Steelmen have it all to play for in one point rather than the coveted three. It means the final matches are vital for the final games of the football season. Corby, just one of the clubs currently above the relegation spots in the Blue Square Bet North league. While it is likely the Steelmen will avoid relegation with other clubs in a far more precarious situation, Corby manager Graham Drury is taking nothing for granted. On the club’s website he admitted that a mistake in the Workington clash may have cost his side two points. He told “I thought they were two great strikes to get them level, so what can you do? We were 3-1 up at one point and looking good for it, but maybe a mistake’s cost us the points.” The Steelmen’s next match is away to PRIORITIES: Drury says league safety is a priority. Vauxhall Motors on Saturday April 21 with

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WATCHING: Graham Drury had to look on as his side threw away a 3-1 lead at the weekend. the final game of the season at home against Harrogate Town on Saturday, April 28. Fans are being encouraged to turn up to support the team at Steel Park in Rockingham Road for the final match that has a 3pm kick off. While the team is taking its league challenge down to the final games, there are still hopes of some silverware. The Steelmen were due to take on Brackley Town in the Hillier Cup final on Tuesday, April 17, and, while doing well in this final was important the manager still has his eye on the main goal – retaining the

club’s league status. There will be sighs of relief if the Vauxhall Motors game goes Corby’s way. The manager said: “Let’s get out there and win it. If we try to do anything different then I think we could become unstuck. It will be a tough game, but we’ve got to make sure we keep our eye on the ball. “Saturday’s match is more important than Tuesday’s game. Is winning a cup better than staying in the Blue Square Bet North? For me, personally, the league is more important, so we’ll have to be sensible in our team selection.”

Corby boxer takes heavyweight

Simon is new champion on a unamimous points decision

CORBY Boxing Club’s Simon Barclay is ABA heavyweight

champion. The 22-year-old won his title fight at the weekend with a unanimous points decision and his impressive performance means he has caught the eye of national team selec-

tors and could now represent England and Great Britain in forthcoming championships. It was the second national title for Simon, who won the cruiserweight title two years ago. He claimed the fight over Greg Bridet at a sold-out meeting in Bethnal Green after fighting his way through a se-

ries of qualifiers. The heavyweight head to head was the pick of the 13 bouts on the finals night screened live by BoxNation. The Corby boxer did hit the canvas in the opening round but he picked himself up and soon steadied himself against the left hander from Portsmouth.

A new way of walking > County FAST becoming the new way to have fun and get fit - Nordic Walking is starting to make itself known within the county. FAST becoming the new way to have fun and get fit - Nordic Walking is starting to make itself known within the county.

Free taster sessions are being planned in Northamptonshire for those keen to take up the sport, which makes walking twice as effective as a fitness enhancer, but techniques have to be learned properly if participants are to get the most benefit. The use of poles in Nordic

Walking means the upper body muscles are used as well as the legs as the poles help to propel the walker along – this means he/she works harder than usual yet the support given by the poles makes it feel easier. It can be done by anybody, anywhere and does not require expensive equipment or clothing.

IN THE RING: Simon Barclay in action

Get involved in the swim

World’s biggest fund raising swim > International pool SWIMMERS are being encouraged to get involved and raise money in the world’s biggest fund raising swim. On Sunday April 29, Corby’s international pool will be one of 645 venues to take part in the

huge Swimathon Weekend consisting of a 5k, 2.5k or a team 5k distance to raise money for the Marie Curie Cancer Care foundation. The Swimathon Weekend is open to all ages and abilities. To enter visit the website at www. ©extra newspapers ltd 2012

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18/04/13 Corby Extra  

18/04/13 Corby Extra

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