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Council invites public to comment on proposals for planning > Borough

In Short New development and its effects will have an impact on everyone. Kettering Borough Council is inviting the public to have their say on new planning development before any final decisions are reached. KETTERING Borough Council has called on residents to help set the tone for the place they live in as it invites responses to one of its key planning documents. The document sets out where new development might go, how the environment is protected and what design standards are right for this area, and, once adopted, will contain planning policies which will guide all future development and decision making on all planning applications across the whole of the Borough. Options put forward in the document propose the allocation of land for housing, employment, retail and leisure and community facilities. The document also looks at design, affordable housing, protection of the open countryside and protection of environmental assets. The consultation on the Site Specific Proposals Local Development Document (LDD) opened on March 12 and people across the borough are invited to comment on or before April 23.

The Borough Council have already held successful events on the Horsemarket in Kettering where 138 people came along to talk to officers and councillors about the proposals, and in Burton Latimer, Rothwell and Desborough. In addition, documents can be viewed on the Kettering Borough Council website. All members of the public, stakeholders and interested parties are invited to speak to officers and make written comments with regards to any of the widespread and varied options which are contained within the document. Cath Bicknell, Kettering Borough Council’s Head of Development Services said: “This is a great opportunity to help shape the Borough’s future. Please take a few minutes to look at the options on our website and send your comments to the Council.” Councillor Russell Roberts, Leader of Kettering Borough Council said: “This is our way of working with the community to ensure that we all have a clear understanding of where, if any, future developments will take place.  This is very important and this document will help to shape the future of Kettering Borough.  It is our chance to influence where the jobs, houses and open spaces might be.” The consultation closes at 5.30pm on April 23, 2012. Visit the council website at

Artists and independent craftspeople will get the chance to shine in May when a Burton Latimer shop does its bit to support the national Craft and Design Month initiative. Work by potters and ceramicists will be on show and available to buy from Corby Kilns as part of its Pottery in the Shires event. See Page 2 for full details.

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to open Crafty way to buy crafts Libraries on Sunday Shop supports month dedicated to local artist > Burton Latimer Corby Kilns in Burton Latimer is working hard to promote local artists by supporting Craft and Design Month – a new initiative designed to raise awareness of the enormous amount of creative talent in this county, and in the UK as a whole. Pottery in the Shires, takes place at Burton Latimer Civic Centre on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5, offering visitors the chance to choose hand-made and individually designed products as an alternative to cheap imports. NEW OPPORTUNITIES: Corby Kilns promotes local craftspeople and artists Bob Aves and Julie Houghton, the owners of Corby Kilns, said: “At Corby Kilns, we are supporting Craft and Design Month in May as we recognise the importance of being able to choose handmade or individually designed and created products. In our shop we sell products made by our customers – all unique products, hand-made ceramics and glass items. “Pottery in the Shires will be all about pottery and ceramics, from beautiful bowls and functional ware, to decorative and simply delightful pieces and we are pleased to provide an opportunity for designers and makers to shine in the spotlight.” Pottery in the Shires will open with a preview at 7pm on Friday, May 4, where refreshments will be provided, opening at 9 am on Saturday, until 4 pm. The event is free of ON SHOW: Two pieces from the Pottery in the Shires event charge to enter.

Opening times more accessible > Town Centre KETTERING Library will be joining libraries throughout the county in opening their doors on Sundays, starting on April 22. The changes were implemented on April 16, so now the library will open on Sunday afternoons from 1pm to 4pm. During the week, the library will continue to open at 9am but will cut short its weekday opening by one hour, closing at 6pm instead of 7pm. Saturday hours will remain 9am to 5pm. The changes follow a consultation period in which users were asked

about library services. It is thought that the Sunday opening will make the libraries more accessible to those who can’t visit during the week. Included in the extended opening times will be improved access to the council’s self-service and online services and the opportunity to make Blue Badge and bus pass applications.

World of science brings students together Primary and secondary combine in search for science skills >Kettering Science Academy Pupils at Kettering Science Academy showed how working together enhances everyone’s learning experience when they took part in a Science Showcase. As part of National Science and Engineering Week, and following a programme of science-themed activities that involved pupils from the primary phase linking with the secondary school, the younger pupils held the Science Showcase to present their work to parents, gov-

WISE GUYS: Students from Kettering Science Academy enjoy their work

ernors, senior leaders within the Brooke Weston Partnership and Kettering MP Philip Hollobone. It was the culmination of a project involving all primary children and which focused on the National Science Week theme of World in Motion, and included High Fliers - a paper aeroplane competition in which pupils had to design a paper aeroplane and write an explanation of how they tested it, how it worked and any changes to the design they made. There was also a visit from the Hands-on-Science agency, which helped pupils to explore the science behind rocket engineering. In addition, parents where invited in to science lessons to get involved with their children’s learning. Year 2 and Year 4 have kick-started links with the Secondary Phase, which has seen pupils go over and work in the labs to create blood (Year 2) and carry out an investigation of micro-organisms and yeast (Year 4). Kate Edwards, science co-ordinator for KSA’s primary phase, said: “Science has an impact on everything we do and it’s about building an understanding among our children that the study of science doesn’t happen just



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APPLE A DAY: Remembering Sir Isaac Newton during the Science Showcase

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New track offers riders thrills and excitement BMX track built to provide good fun with safety in mind >Rockingham Road

In Short When children want to play, they’ll find a way. Now Rockingham Road Pleasure Park has taken the informal cycle track and turned it into a safe but exciting place for BMX riders to play. A NEW BMX cycle track has been completed at the Rockingham Road Pleasure Park to replace an existing informal track that local children had created. The need for a new track was highlighted as a key development project in the master plan that won the park coveted Green Flag status. The park’s development plan also includes the installation of an outdoor gym which will include up to seven pieces of specialist fitness equipment. Local residents have been asked for their views on both schemes and the Friends of Rockingham Road Pleasure Park are seeking to secure the funding for the scheme. Valerie Hitchman, Head of Community Services at Kettering Borough Council, said: “We are delighted to be able develop the new track to replace the informal one that was there, as it raised safety concerns. The new track complies with ROSPA safety requirements.” Cllr Steve Bellamy Portfolio holder for Community at Kettering Council added: “The bid to create the outdoor gym is being led by the local Friends of Rockingham Road Pleasure Park. We are delighted to see local people taking such a lead in developing their park, this is real

News in Brief Back to the 30s > Lighthouse Theatre

IT’S back to the Thirties with the D-Day Darlings and their show, The Songs that Won the War, to be performed at Wicksteed Park later this month. Set in 1939 at the heart of wartime Britain, the show celebrates this magical era and delivers the songs that saw Britain through the Second World War. The show is supported by Dame Vera Lynn and the Royal British Legion, with fund raising at each performance. The next performance is on April 19, for full details call the box office on 01536 512475.

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WHEELY GOOD: Riders can now have fun on the new BMX track community partnership in action” David Meagher, chair of the Friends of the Pleasure Park group said: “It’s really all go this year. Apart from the new track and gym kit we’re trying to secure, we also organising party in the park events to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.” Eight-year-old Nina Lloyd Lane said: “This new track is so cool, it’s really hard to get round fast but I’m getting faster now. Some riders do really big jumps. The old humps were good but this is just brilliant.” Further works at the park will also see a new high octane roundabout being installed to replace the old broken one and further development plans based around play are also be-

Town full of ideas to mark the Jubilee Fingers crossed for good weather

ing all the Lions Clubs in England. It is hoped the tree will be planted ROTHWELL Town Council has in Manor Park during the Diamond been making arrangements for Jubilee celebrations that are due to how the town is likely to mark be held there on June 5. the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this summer. Ideas include sending a letter of loyal greetings to the Queen, signed by all the members of the Town Council, with a formal photograph of the members and the markets, and a book made available for the members of the public to sign and then the pages could be photocopied and sent to the Palace from the residents of Rothwell. The council has been asked by Rowell Lions for permission to plant a commemorative tree in the town, in line with an initiative involv-



ing considered. In addition, some of the park’s footpaths will be replaced in the near future. Outdoor bowls and crazy golf will open on Tuesday May 8 and will be open to the public from 2.30pm until dusk or 8.30pm, whichever is earlier.

PRE-SCHOOL children can get musical at Rhymetimes sessions at Kettering Library every Tuesday during term time. The sessions runs from 9.30am to 10am and 10am to 10.30 am and children and parents and carers are invited to join in with action nursery rhymes and songs. They are an opportunity for small children to develop language and rhythm by using simple musical instruments and performing action songs.

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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-a-go 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

MAKE IT BIG: Dancers are invited to take part nationwaide event 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

Varied offering for the coming month Starlight Dance kick off the month > Lighthouse Theatre MAY promises something to suit all tastes at The Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering. Local dance favourites Starlight Dance kick off the month with their trip around the world in World Parade. With dance from India to Africa, Scotland to Australia, France to China and many more exotic locations, the show is on Saturday, May 5. Sunday May 6 sees An Intimate Evening With The Unthanks, the Mercury-nominated Tynesiders fronted

by sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank, while Paul Daniels brings his own brand of magic and comedy in Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow on May 18. Britain Does Variety is a nationwide hunt to find the best entertainment the nation has to offer, and the auditions come to the Lighthouse on May 20. If you have a talent and want to be in with a chance of winning reserve your audition slot now at At the other end of the scale, the month ends with the Baroque Theatre Company’s pro-

duction of Great Expectations, a theatrical tribute to mark Charles Dickens 200th anniversary. For details of all these shows, visit the Lighthouse Theatre website

THEATRE April 24-28 Fiddler on the Roof - Kettering Operatic Society. A timeless classic of a show, with plenty of well-known tunes such as If I Were a Rich Man and Sunrise, Sunset, Fiddler on the Roof is a window into the history of the Russian Jewish pogroms. Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering, shows at 7.30pm each evening and matinee 2.30pm Saturday, tickets £14, Tuesday evening and Saturday matinee £13, box office 01536 414141 May 5 Starlight Dance World Parade. Kettering’s award winning dance school on an exciting journey around the world. Shows start 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets £10, Concessions £8. Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering, box office 01536 414141 April 20 Fake That - A Take That Tribute following great success in 2011, Fake That return to Wicksteed Park. Performing the best known Take That hits, accompanied by the Big Bopper Disco, tickets £10 per person. Food is not included but is available to purchase on the night. For full details call the box office on 01536 512475. April 27 Rollin Clones: Rolling Stones Tribute. The Rollin Clones perform at Wicksteed Park with all the dynamic energy of the Rolling Stones’ live performances. The band cover hits from 60s to the present day. The evening is accompanied by the Big Bopper Disco and Basket Meal (with vegetarian option), from 7:30pm. For full details call the box office on 01536 512475

Events May 15 Tuesday Ladies Club, Stanion. Meets 7.30pm third Tuesday of each month. For information, call Bette Britton on 01536 260413. Every Sunday Car Boot Sale at Wicksteed Park. Until Autumn, gates are open from 6am to buyers and 7am to sellers. May 5 Blood donor session Cornmarket Hall, Kettering from 9.30am to midday and from 1.30pm to 4pm. April 30 Apprentice and Jobs Fair, Kettering Conference Centre, bringing together local businesses, training providers and young people. 2pm

18 APRIL, 2012 to 5pm. Every Monday BRIDGE lessons - for those new to the game or wanting to brush up on their skills. At Kettering Bridge Club, on the corner of Grange Road and Field Street in Kettering. For more information call 01536 502 795.end_of_the_skype_highlighting 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. For information call 01536 721261.

Children’s groups The Little Ones Mondays and Thursdays 9-11.15am, term time only, Church of Christ The King, Deeble Road, £1 per family. Contact Erika 01536 517553 Hawthorn Berries Mondays & Thursdays 9.15-11am, term time only, Hawthorn Primary School Community Room, £1 per family. Contact 01536 359574 BrambleTots Fridays 10-11.45am, Ise Pavillion, £1.50 per family. Contact Hayley on 01536 524701 Alley Cats Fridays 10-11.30am, Praise Community Church, Alexander Street, £1 first child, 30p per child thereafter. Contact 01536 410285 Smiley Tots Tuesdays 9.45-11.45am, Ise Pavillion, Grantown Close, £2 for 1st child, £1 thereafter. Contact 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 Kettering Library Free. Contact 01536 512315 Pytchley Mums & Tots Tuesdays 10-11.30am, Pytchley School Hall, Contact Dawn on 07964 225369       Hopscotch (Loddington) Thursdays 2.15-3.15pm Loddington School, Contact 07742 664604 Mawsley Baby & Toddler Group Thursdays 9.30-11am, The Centre at Mawsley. £1.50 first child, 50p per child thereafter. Contact Sarah on 01536 790517

Prehistoric meets at new play area Chainsaw artist adds dinosaur to Flintstones themed park

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BRIDGE lessons are available at Kettering Bridge Club on Monday afternoons for those new to the game or wanting to brush up on their skills. Under the guidance of Colin Tuton, lessons take place at the club on the corner of Grange Road and Field Street in Kettering. For more information, contact Colin on 01536 502 795. end_of_the_ skype_highlighting

The London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Monday 2 July 2012 See the Olympic Flame pass through Kettering, Geddington and Dingley For more information visit or stay tuned to

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prehistoric: Chainsaw artist Peter Leadbeater shows off the wooden dinosaur to Sarah Parr Ground Services Manager with Kettering Borough Council.

> Desborough A NEW play area in Desborough, based on a Flintstones theme, has received a new addition in the form of specially carved dinosaur. The carving was undertaken by chainsaw artist Peter Leadbeater, a local, professional chainsaw artist who makes large scale sculptures hewn from single pieces of English green oak. He has made the new piece to fit in with the existing play area, adding to the prehistoric theme under which inmates from Woodhill Prison in Milton Keynes also made a large outdoor play mosaic based on snakes and ladders. The site, which is located at the junction of Dunkirk Avenue and Rushton Road, was installed by Kettering Borough Council after they received a £49,000 grant from the Department of Children, School and Families, and after consultation with Desborough Town Council. Children from Havelock Junior

School took part in the development of how the play area would look and have given their views of the outline proposals. They have also supported Desborough Town councillors in choosing the winning design. Nina Lloyd, eight, said: “The playground that was there before wasn’t any good but the new one is so much fun. I can’t wait to see the new dinosaur.” Councillor Steve Bellamy, portfolio holder for the Community said: “This is the third Playbuilder site we have developed in the borough in the past two years, which has brought in an extra £150,000 for children’s play. It’s a fact of life that neither local or national government will be willing to fund this sort of tremendous facility in the future which makes it even more fitting to win this money for play in the borough. This is a new type of play area that fits well into this semi rural location the local kids will find it really exciting.”

A NEW homework club will start at Rothwell Library in May, providing somewhere for children aged eight to 13 to study after school during term time. Further information is available by ringing 01536 711880.

Town’s double celebration > Sheep Street NEXT year sees the double centenary of Sir Alfred East, and of the Art Gallery that was named in his honour, and the Friends of the Art Gallery and Museum are already preparing for a double celebration. The Alfred East Art Gallery was designed by John Alfred Gotch and was opened in July 1913, just a few weeks before Sir Alfred East died at his London home. Upon his death, Sir Alfred’s body was returned to Kettering and he lay in state in the Gallery, surround-

ing by pictures he had presented to the town, and crowds of several thousands visited to pay their last respects. Later this month, the Friends of Kettering Art Gallery and Museum will be holding a public forum to discuss the double centenary and the future development of the town’s cultural and heritage quarter. Chaired by Philip Hollobone MP, the meeting will take place at the gallery on Sheep Street, Kettering, at 8pm on April 26 and members of the public are invited to share their views and ideas.

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launch of newest book > Arts Centre BEST-SELLING author Darren Shan will launch his new novel in Kettering next month at the invitation of the town’s Waterstones branch. Fans eager to get their hands on the young-adult horror and fantasy author’s newest title, Brothers To The Death, will be able to listen to Shan talk about his new book and get their copy signed. The event will take place at the Kettering Arts Centre, Lindsay Street, on May 8 from 5pm and tickets, available at Kettering Waterstones, are £4 each. Darren Shan’s current book is the fourth in the Saga of Larten Crepsely series, which tells the

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background story of Mr Crepsley, covering the two hundred years of his life before his first appearance, in Shan’s Cirque du Freak. Shan’s books are on sale in every continent, in 39 countries, in 31 languages, selling more than 20 mil- MEET THE AUTHOR: Darren Shan, who will be in Kettering next month lion copies worldwide. The Universal movie Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant was released as a film in October 2009, starring Salma Hayek and Willem Dafoe. In addition to Darren Shan’s visit Waterstones will have Tropical Inc at the Arts Centre too, with snakes, creepy-crawlies and all things that go ‘bump in the night’ ready for meet and greets, with photo opportunities for visitors.

COMMUNITIES and their concerns are the leading priority at Northamptonshire Police’s regular surgeries and street briefings, where PCSOs will be on hand to meet members of the public. PCSO Barrie Dodd will be at Kettering Library in Sheep Street on Saturday, May 12 from noon to 1pm, while PCSO Dave Hosie will be at Nisa Stores on Linden Avenue on Monday, April 30 between 3pm and 4pm. Officers will also be at Pleasure Park, Kettering on Saturday, May 5 between 11am and noon, and at Prospect House, Lower Street on Monday, April 23 from 10am to 11am.

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Volunteers book places to help out library Work gets started on replacing Kettering library flooring > Sheep Street VOLUNTEERS from across Kettering have offered to lend some weight - literally - to the refurbishment of the town’s main library. As reported in Kettering Extra earlier this month, a £1million appeal has been launched by the Friends of Kettering Library to carry out vital repairs to restore the building, opened in 1904, to its former glory. Northamptonshire County Council has got the campaign off to a welcome start by providing £250,000 for the restoration of the floor - an original parquet surface that has deteriorated significantly over the years and which is to be completely replaced. It is hoped that the floor can be replaced with the minimum disruption to library services, and so it will be taken up and re-laid in sections, in three stages. At each stage, a team of volunteers have offered to come in and move desks, shelves and books around, so that one area at a time can be cleared.

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WORK BEGINS: Volunteers are helping prepare the way for work at Kettering Library Anne Lovely, Principal Librarian, said: “The original floor is a beautiful parquet floor, but it is simply beyond repair. It has been covered in carpet and, lately, safety tape and temporary shelving to warn visitors of trip hazards and to cover the worst affected areas. “Now, work is about to begin and we have had lots of offers of help, shifting things around and clearing the area to be worked on, while still keeping services going.

“It’s wonderful that people are ready to help. Once the floor is done, we are hoping that the original doorway, on Sheep Street, will be restored and then opened again, rather than visitors having to use the side entrance.” Work on the floor is expected to take around six months, with the library planning and old-fashioned tea dance to mark the completion of the new floor.

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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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> 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 longest 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

Apprentice jobs fair April 30th > Kettering Conference Centre AN apprentice and jobs fair will take place at Kettering Conference Centre on April 30, bringing together local businesses, training providers and young people. Young people will be given the chance to find out what ON COURSE: Wellingborough Golf Club at the magnificent Harrowden Hall is available in the world of work and what might suit Golf Club members deduct £30 from ticket price them best, and will be given hints and tips on their interFor further information please contact Maxine Aldred, view technique. Development Manager, on 0116 259 7707 or email maxThe event is free for all those who want to take part and will run from 2pm to 5pm.

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NORTHAMPTONSHIRE Chamber will be holding a Business After Hours event at the Holiday Inn Express in Kettering on April 25. Business After Hours is designed to give business people an opportunity to meet informally after work for networking, drinks and a buffet. Events are open to both Chamber members and non members. These events are held on the last Wednesday of every month at various venues around the county and the next meeting will be at 5.30pm on April 25. Chamber Members will pay £12 including VAT and non-members pay £18 inclusive, and bookings can be made via the Chamber website www.northants-cham15 x 9_15 x 9 17/04/2012 10:59 Page 1

TWO areas of office space are currently available at The Business Exchange in Kettering, offering a rare chance to anyone looking to move into one of the town’s busiest business hubs. A small office of around 270 square feet, and another that would take a business of anything up to six workers, have become available at the site on Rockingham Road. The Business Exchange offers 35 work spaces and has seen some 120 start-up or small businesses make their homes there since it opened in 2001. For further information about the accommodation available, contact Cathy Armstrong on 01536 526400 or email

If you have something to say Happy Anniversary, Congratulations or ‘Well Done’, Happy Birthday or you simply wish to say ‘Thanks’ Call either Michelle or Makaila on Freephone: 0800 111 4764 and they’ll be pleased to help you.

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Music and laughter for Kettering patients for 30 fantastic years

Appeal moves a step closer

Hospital recognises work of long-service David the radio host

> Wicksteed Park AN appeal to buy a new mini-bus for children with disabilities in one of Europe’s poorest countries moved a step closer with a charity concert at Wicksteed Park. Organised on behalf of the Moldova Charity Mission, the concert featured percussion guitarist Jonny Martin, Peter Bultitude as Phil Collins, and the band The Rogues, all the artists giving their time for nothing. The concert raised £1,267 and a further £1000 has been donated since then, with the organisers hoping to eventually raise between £10,000 and £12,000 to buy a mini-bus for the charity’s day centre in the town of Straseni. Anyone wishing to give to the minibus appeal or who knows of a decent bus that the charity could purchase should call 01536 515776.

> General hospital HOSPITAL patients often need cheering up and hospital radio plays a vital part in doing that, and in providing a link with the world outside. One Kettering man has devoted 30 years of his life to supporting hospital radio- an achievement has been equalled on only two previous occasions in the station’s 41-year history – by Harry Johnson, who has served for 36 years, and Fred Radford, who has served for 32 David Skelham, 57, was presented with a long-service certificate by Kettering General Hospital Chief Executive Lorene Read. Mr Skelham, who works as a healthcare assistant at St Mary’s Hospital in Kettering, said: “It is a very interesting job and you are making a real difference to patients who may be feeling somewhat lonely, depressed or under stress. “I find that people really value having a chat with you and a chance to hear their favourite record when they are feeling a bit low. “It’s also lots of fun being a hospital radio presenter and you get the chance to play a very wide variety of music for people.” Mr Skelham, who is married to Sarah, has worked as a presenter and as ward visitor collecting requests for patients. He is currently a presenter every Tuesday evening between 8.30pm and 10pm.

Battle is on at museum Naseby history arrives in Kettering > Kettering

Students take up exhibition space > Market Place A group of Tresham students will take their art work to the high street when they put on a free exhibition under the name of their new collective, Studio 202. Students from the Foundation Degree in Fine Art will take up space in the unoccupied buildings in Kettering’s Market Place from April 28 to May 4 between 10am and 4pm. Kettering Borough Council are loaning

the collective the building to house the exhibition. Studio 202 will showcase a diverse collection of contemporary works, in a wide range of media, with different perspectives and priorities. This is not the first time that Tresham students who are studying this course, run in partnership with the University of Northampton, have taken their artwork to the high street. Last year, students on the same course held an exhibition in an unoccupied shop on the Ketter-

Appeal moves a step closer

ing high street to great acclaim. Holly Daniels who is also a part of Studio 202 said: “This is an amazing opportunity for us to get our work out there and seen by a wide audience.” Graham Keddie, lecturer for the course said: “This exhibition is one part of the professional practice development that students engage with. It enables them to step into the professional career they have researched and chosen during the course and in preparation for earning a living when

THE Battle of Naseby - a pivotal clash of the English Civil War and one of the most significant battles in English history - has arrived at Kettering’s Manor House Museum. The 1645 battle is being revisited in an exhibition of battlefield archaeology and historic artefacts which looks at the differing armies involved in the battle and how the battle was fought. The Battle of Naseby saw Parliament’s New Model Army defeat the Royalist forces of King Charles I so overwhelmingly that the King’s attempt to wage war was effectively over. Items on display, on loan from Market Harborough Museum, include four swords, a cannon ball, coins and two sentimental love tokens. Many of these objects have been drawn from the collection of the Naseby Battlefield Project, which has been investigating the site since 2001. The exhibition is now open and runs until Saturday, May 26. The Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am - 4.45pm, admission is free.

Why do you need our support? Kettering Extra wants to help your good cause > Borough

Get your bids in for the Mars fund The Mars Refuel Drink Fund, which was set up to encourage people to try new sports and play their favourite sport for longer, is open for entries. The Fund has one gold (£1000), two silver (£500) and eight bronze

(£250) awards to donate to the most deserving applicants every month for the next six months. Applications can be made online at offering support with anything from equipment and travel costs, to improving train-

ing grounds and club houses. The fund is open to residents of, and clubs and organisations based in the UK and Republic of Ireland only. Applicants must be 12 or over and only one application will be accepted per person, club or organisation.

AT Kettering Extra, we believe that Community Is Strength and we want to help you promote your good cause or charity, so let us know what’s happening by emailing But we’d like to take it a step further than that, and put some real support behind a local charity - so tell us about your good cause and you could become Kettering Extra’s chosen charity for the forthcoming year. Send details to the email address above, or write to the address given on Page 2 of this newspaper.

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18 APRIL, 2012

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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.

I picked up a copy of the Corby

Editor -Thank you very much for

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

Editor - I quite understand the content of your letter and sympathize with your situation. I would be interested to know more and perhaps we could adopt this topic as an Extra campaign.


Letters should arrive by noon on the Monday before publication. Full name and address must be supplied and details will be withheld only in exceptional circumstances. Letters should be no longer than 250 words and may be edited. Please email your letters to

Diary of a Vintage Mum

Sue Moorcroft (@suemoorcroft) 4/5/12 9:48 AM @Extra_Newspaper My mum has just seen your poster of me in town! She was brought up short. :-) Sponsor 2012 run4ron (@Matthewrun2012) 4/16/12 9:30 PM Thank you to @Extra_Newspaper and @Judithhalliday for the promised write up later this week about the 28th April 2012. Busy busy me.

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by Clare Szerek

Date night or disaster?

ORRR: Butter wouldn’t melt


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.

Moving South of the county and dow Wrest Park in Bedfordshire a promise St George's Day Festival that is bigger better than ever with new and excitin tertainment lined up to share the stag with England's favourite hero - includ veritable feast of historic foodie deligh the menu. From creating a Pharaohs' banquet o cient Egypt, to making lost dishes from Medieval era and recreating treats fro decadent Victorian tea table, live cook demonstrations will be running throu out each day - some giving visitors the portunity to taste real food and drink history.

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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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The Jamb, Corby 1949 or 1952 or 1955?

18 APRIL, 2012

Silver St, Kettering 1952 or 1957 or 1962?

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

Decades gone by competition

Win 6 bottles of fine wines delivered to your door

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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THE AWNINGS: Dining al fresco

WE ARE RECRUITING Advertising Sales Managers Extra Newspapers are seeking to employ two strong, experienced, motivated, display Advertising Sales Managers to join our expanding portfolio of hyper-local newspapers. Structured in sales planning and feature based sales, MUST be hands on, a 'shoe leather' operative with local ad sales experience who will lead by example, this is no desk bound position. Extra Newspapers are looking for strong characters who can grow with the business, build and manage sales teams across areas in future areas. You must have the drive to succeed, If you are not running successful teams within 12 months you need to ask yourself "Why?". This is not a job for a person looking for an easy life, there is no hiding place, we are revenue driven and rewards are there for success. In the first instance the package is a competitive basic two on target bonuses, car, expenses and communication equipment. Successful managers will quickly rise to the top at Extra Newspapers.

Advertising Display Sales Executives Extra wish to recruit experienced Field Sales Representatives concentrating on ROP and feature sales. We are an expanding and determined company with a will to succeed, we are looking for structured individuals who are team players as well as creative thinkers. You will be we used to tight deadlines, copy taking, briefing creatives and hitting targets. The potential for advancement within Extra Newspapers is limitless, we reward success. If you think that you can contribute to our growth, work in a ‘pressure cooker’ yet have some fun too then what are you waiting for? Age is no barrier – if you can sell you are old enough. Competitive package based on experience and drive including excellent basic salary, on target and over target bonuses, car, expenses, mobile and notebook. Email only in the first instance with a letter and your CV please. Start: Immediate or soonest for the right characters subject to any previous contractual restraints or covenants.

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THE OLIVE LOUNGE: Sit and enjoy

Do you know where to get the best of British? Vote for them!

Does your local landlord or lady go the extra mile to ensure that their pub always provides a pleasing pitstop or hospitable haven?!? If so, why not nominate them as Northamptonshire’s ‘Community Pub of the Year’ in the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards 2012/13! The Award, which is split into two parts – one for ‘Town’ pubs and the other for ‘Rural’ pubs - is designed to recognise those drinking holes which don’t just serve pints and peanuts but also play a vital part in keeping a sense of local spirit and are at the heart of

community life. So, does your pub stage quizzes or charity events in aid of local good causes? Perhaps it plays host to local group meetings or even runs its own community activities? If so, why not nominate them by downloading a nomination form at - where you can also get details on all twelve categories in this year’s competition. Alternatively for more information you can call the Awards team on 01933 664437 or email


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

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

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The TV adverts are funny but once again the years are taking their toll. Stop walking like a male penguin and get a haircut and a facial.


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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Can you find these words in the grid above? absent account actor certificate decade dome drive

erect error event ing flower found impact

justice neglect painting parent pear peel people

piece president private project prompt scrape short

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Cryptic clues

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first is in WRITE but not in DRAW second is in GOAL but not in SCORE third is in FIRE and also in HEARTH fourth is in HAT but not in SCARF last is in LAUGH but not in FUN

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?

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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)

14) Ocean (7)

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)

24) Act (7)

16) Engulf greedily with mouth, eyes or ears (6) 17) Hindu with a knowledge of Sanskrit, philosophy, religion and jurisprudence (6) 19) Imaginary or living in the air (6)

SOLUTION TO EXTRA CROSSWORD No.1 ACROSS: 5) Pew, 7) Waterfall, 8) Feat, 10) Croupier, 11) Maul, 12) Chianti, 14) Mill, 16) Leer, 17) Unlucky, 18) Term, 20) Golf Club, 22) Stay, 24) Tracksuit, 25) Due. DOWN: 1) Fairy, 2) Menu, 3) Official, 4) Blur, 5) Pie, 6) Wet, 8) Family, 9) Amuse, 12) Clumsy, 13) Necklace, 15) Inept, 19) Cupid, 20) Girl, 21) Cask, 22) Sad, 23) Axe.

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Colin’s darts challenge is too good to miss Pro-Challenge at hospital social club on June 2nd > Kettering LEADING British darts player Colin Osborne is set to appear in Kettering to not only entertain the crowds, but to invite them to get up and take him on at the oche. Organised by Darryl Sellars, a keen darts player who turned his hand to event organising after enjoying similar evenings himself, the DB Darts Pro-Challenge will take place at Kettering General Hospital Social Club on June 2. All guests will buy a raffle ticket and those holding the winning tickets will get the chance to take to the stage and challenge the world’s 24th ranked player Colin “The Ozzy” Osborne. Darryl said: “Darts has become massive over the past few years because of the television coverage and the showmanship and fantastic atmosphere. “I started playing just a couple of years ago, but then I went along to an evening like this and thought I’d like to stage something similar myself.” Tickets for the evening are £6 for a standard ticket, or £10 for a VIP ticket which includes a meet and greet with

STAR MAN: - Colin Osborne will be in Kettering on June

the guest star. “Anyone winning the raffle will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up on stage in front of all their friends and a live audience and play darts against one of the world’s best players,” said Darryl. Full details and tickets are available by ringing 07842219137.

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Kettering Rugby Club seek new players of all ages to keep the tradition going > Rugby Club FROM the first XV on a Saturday afternoon match day or the juniors at Sunday morning training, Kettering Rugby Football Club personifies the ethos of rugby and is looking for enthusiasts to help keep that tradition going. The club has been represented at all levels of the game; from regional to premiership to those who represented their country and the call often sees players come back, taking up coaching duties at all levels from the youngest, the U6s to the veterans side. Kettering Rugby Club fields more than 16 sides and is recognised by the Senior Midlands Clubs as

a breeding ground for talented players and each season sees the club represented at all levels and age groups in regional sides and beyond. The Mini Junior section now sees more than 250 children aged from five to 16 training on Sunday mornings under the watchful eyes of RFU accredited coaches and its success at promoting junior rugby was recently recognised by the RFU as a ‘Centre of Excellence’ and awarded the ClubMark Seal of Approval. Anyone keen to join the club in helping nurture young players, and keep the not-so-young enjoying their rugby for longer, should contact 07540 785 565 or email philipcross@


Matthew runs before he walks

Fundraising efforts in aid of two charities > Kettering

JUST after a week after competing in the London Marathon, Kettering Harriers coach Matthew Pelszok will be walking around Kettering Athletics track for 20 hours 12 minutes to celebrate both the London Olympics and to raise money for two charities. Matthew expects to be joined on his walk by other members of Kettering Town Harriers as part of the club’s family fun day. One of the reasons Matthew is attempting the fundraising feat is to support the Ron Pickering Memorial Trust which is supporting his marathon run. The Fund is dedicated to assisting aspiring young athletes who have shown by their attitude and dedication that they possess the qualities which will ensure the growth and protection of sport. It’s a cause close to Matthew’s heart through his commitment to athletics locally and nationally. He’s also walking for Cancer Research UK which has helped both Matthew’s parents in their fight with cancer.  His father has had cancer for the past six years and his mum was diagnosed in 2011. To support his fundraising efforts, Matthew is inviting Kettering people to donate raffle prizes, as he’s running a raffle where everyone who sponsors him a minimum of £5 gets entered into the hat to win one of many great prizes donated by local companies. Kettering Town Harriers will be putting on entertainment on the day, which is open to all members of the public. Attractions include free Aviva athletics coaching, a barbecue with meat sponsored by Paul Harris Family Butchers in Kettering, and a spots and stripes event sponsored by Cadburys. The fun starts at 9am and will go on until midnight, with a party atmosphere at the end of the day. To find out more about Matthew’s fundraising activities, go to

Help for volunteers

Grants available from Northants Sport > County

Come and join us: - Says Blues chairman Lennie Newman.

Back in training > Volleyball

TRAINING will resume at Kettering Volleyball Club on Sunday April 22 at 6pm at the William Knibb Centre in Montague Street. The 4.30pm to 6pm session will not happen due to the ladies team has a home match against Northampton that day. After that all sessions will run as normal.

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 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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Hosepipe ban advice for sports clubs 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 staging national and

DRY PERIOD: Help is at hand for clubs struggling during the hosepipe ban

Nominate projects for national award > 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 inspirational 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 jdanvers@ 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.

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 and control.” Bruce Cruse, National Funding and Facilities Manager at the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), said: “ECB welcomes this initiative from Sport England. In our sport, watering pitches is vital to maintain safe pitches and > County keep our sport functioning throughout the summer. We recognise the importance of conserving water and have FAST becoming the new way to have fun and get fit ourselves commissioned expert advice on this subject Nordic Walking is starting to make itself known withand are now communicating to our clubs ideas for saving in the county. water.” 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. It can be done by anybody, anywhere and does not require expensive equipment or clothing. Northamptonshire Sport have recently kick started the Nordic Walk Programme within the county and a number of quality assured trained Nordic Walking instructors are delivering courses countywide.

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Harriers success stories

Rain in 1,143rd place with a time of 53 min 24 sec. Andrew Clawson in FIVE of the senior Kettering squad at Kettering 1152nd place with a time Town Harriers took part of 53 min 27 sec, followed in the 2012 English Cross by Antony Poncia running Country Championships in this competition for the at Parliament Hill in Lon- first time in 1282nd place with a time of 55 min 27 sec. don.  * Harriers’ Katy WilFour managed to finish this course, with Paul liams won a world chamYoung having to pull out pionship gold medal at after the first lap with a the world Veterans Indoor championships pulled calf. First home over the 12 km in Finland in the W35 course out of 1,689 runners 4x200m relay. Katy ran was David Green in 287th the first leg for Team GB place with a time of 42 min as they beat the AmeriProject3_Back Page strip 03/04/2012 13:46 Page 1 48 sec, followed by Alan cans by one second. ON THE ROAD: Kettering Town Harriers saw four runners out of five finish

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The Mars Refuel Drink Fund, which was set up to encourage people to try new sports and play their favourite sport for longer, is open for entries. The Fund has one gold (£1000), two silver (£500) and eight bronze (£250) awards to donate. Applications can be made online at offering support with anything from equipment and travel costs, to improving training grounds and club houses. The fund is open to residents of, and clubs and organisations based in the UK and Republic of Ireland only. Applicants must be 12 or over and only one application will be accepted per person, club or organisation.

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