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County’s first drink ban order LOCAL Hi, Soon the clocks go back, the night’s draw in and we find ourselves taking part in the peculiarly British pastime of moaning about the weather. The end of this month kicks off the countdown to Christmas, parties, presents, gettogethers and the prospect of plenty of Christmas Pud. As of our next issue, 1st November, we will be publishing our popular supplement – Christmas Countdown, packed with useful seasonal information about our local businesses their services and their special offers for the season – don’t miss it! We are a local firm and try to play our part in supporting the local economy wherever we can and to this end our marketing department has created a range of special value advertising opportunities in the run up to what may be the busiest time of the year for many. Extra Local is a must if you are targeting local shoppers this Christmas or just want to get your message out there – do email or give us a call, I am confident that we will exceed your expectations. Always remember that there are many in our communities that are a lot less fortunate – a little help here and there can make a huge difference to their welfare, particularly at this time of the year. Our article on Rushden Food Supply Group page 11 and Food Banks on page 21 really brings this message home. Let’s do our best to make this run-up to Christmas an enjoyable and happy time for readers and advertisers alike. And finally our thanks from all at Extra Local, keep sending in your news and pictures as we want to hear from you! Take care


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POLICE have issued the county’s first Drink Banning Order (DBO). Paul Martindale, from Corby, has been sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment and is banned from entering any pub, club or bar in Northamptonshire for the next two years. He is also banned from drinking in public for the full two years. The order, known as a DBO, was imposed by a Crown Court judge after Martindale, 41, was involved in a number of assaults while under the influence of alcohol. The most recent incident took place on May 5 this year at the Phoenix Public House in Corby, when Martindale threatened staff and customers with a knife. If Martindale breaches the terms of the order, he will be arrested. The Force has reiterated its commitment to keeping people safe at night and to reducing alcohol-related offences. Inspector Vaughan Clarke said: “A DBO is a helpful tool in our armoury to deal with problem individ-

Detention of children: praise for low rate NORTHAMPTONSHIRE Police Force has been praised for holding fewer children in cells overnight than most other police services in England and Wales. New research by the Howard League for Penal Reform shows there were 85 overnight detentions of children aged 17 and under in police stations across the county during 2011. There were 123 cases the year before. The total across England and Wales was 40,716 – which equates to an average of 112 detentions per night. However, the true number is likely to be far higher as some of the largest police services in the country were unable to provide figures. The data shows that the number of overnight detentions is falling nationwide – a success for the Howard League’s campaign to reduce the number of children getting caught up in the criminal justice system. But now the charity is calling for the practice of holding children overnight in police cells to be

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uals. This man has a history of being violent while drunk and I am pleased the court has accepted our application for a DBO, as well as imposing a 12-month sentence for affray and possession of an offensive weapon. “DOBs are part of a wider violence reduction strategy that has already seen us deliver a 14 per cent reduction BANNED: Paul Martindale. this year. “We continue to work hard with our partner agencies to ensure that the night time economy in the county is a safe and pleasant one for those who live and work here. “This is the first DBO we have issued and demonstrates that the few people involved in this type of behaviour will not be tolerated and could be subject to a banning order, which prevents them from spoiling a night out for others.”

Man struck by robbers A MAN was attacked and his wallet was stolen in an incident in Studfall Avenue, Corby around 5.30am on Sunday October 6. The 24-year-old man walking between the Open Hearth pub and Rockingham Road when he noticed three men. Two of them approached asked him for a light for a cigarette. When he explained he didn’t smoke, one of the men repeatedly asked where he was from and the third man struck him, knocking him out. When he regained consciousness, he found that his wallet was missing from his pocket. The offenders are described as white, wearing dark clothing and one was wearing a dark mask. Witnesses should call police on: 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously: 0800 555 111.

brought to an end altogether. Frances Crook, chief executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform, said: “Northamptonshire Police deserves credit for its low rate of detentions because holding children as young as ten in police cells overnight is unjustifiable. The vast majority of children who are locked up are innocent of any crime, and it is a frightening and intimidating experience which does more harm than good. “It is encouraging to see that the number of detentions is falling nationwide, thanks in part to our successful campaigning. This is a victory for common sense, prudent use of police resources and improved community relations. But the number remains far too high and it is particularly worrying to see that practice varies widely from police service to police service. “What boys and girls need in most cases is simply to go home. On rare occasions, somewhere safe – not somewhere secure – should be provided by the local authority. Parents, not police, should be taking responsibility for their children. “Police are to be congratulated for the significant fall in the use of police cells in recent years. It is extravagantly expensive to detain children at a time of austerity, particularly when almost all of them are innocent, or have just been naughty and that behaviour can be dealt with quickly and safely by parents.”

Cutting street clutter

HUNDREDS of road signs which are no longer necessary have been removed by Northamptonshire County Council as part of a project to de-clutter streets - making them safer and more attractive. The work was prompted last year by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles urging councils to ‘cut the clutter’. Since then, the county council has worked with councillors, MPs, the Campaign to Protect Rural England and parish councils to help identify which signs should be removed. So far, 800 redundant, damaged and illegal signs along with 1,300 signposts have been taken down. The county council’s approach to de-cluttering was recently endorsed at the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transport conference. The council was asked to speak there after receiving an award in June for the project from the Department for Transport. Cllr Michael Clarke, county council cabinet member for transport, highways and environment, said: “Often, signs that were once installed to address a hazard, tourist destination or required to comply with regulations are now no longer needed due to either a change in layout or a relaxation in legislation. In some areas this had led to a proliferation of redundant signs. “Not only is street clutter unsightly but it can also distract and confuse drivers which can be a safety issue.” The initiative will also be a key part of the council’s highway maintenance strategy, to consult with local people to see how the infrastructure can be rationalised to reduce costs. Report redundant signage to The Street Doctor on: or call: 0300 126 1000.

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County crime rate falls again CRIME across Northamptonshire has fallen by 14.4 per cent since April – nearly 3,500 fewer offences. The latest figures show 20,652 crimes were recorded by Northamptonshire Police between April 1 and September 30, compared with 24,113 during the same period in 2012 – meaning 3,461 fewer victims of crime. Violent crime fell by 15 per cent, house burglary fell by 9.3 per cent and vehicle crime was down by 19.2 per cent. The figures for September show a continued downward trend. The number of crimes recorded during the month – 3,233 – was the lowest on record and five per cent below average. The number of house burglaries was also at its lowest, with 173 crimes recorded compared with a monthly average of 248. Deputy Chief Constable Martin Jelley said: “The reduction in

crime so far this year is very encouraging and it is our officers and staff that have made this happen through their continued hard work and dedication. “We have had real focus on tackling burglary and vehicle crime and I’m pleased to see these types of crime starting to fall again. “Violent crime has continued to fall, with a 15 per cent reduction in violence offences as well as an 18.8 per cent fall in robbery. Pleasingly, we saw slight fall in sexual offences, but we know this type of crime can often go unreported and would encourage victims to feel confident in reporting it, either directly to the police or by contacting the county’s sexual assault referral centre, Serenity. “Reducing violent crime is a major priority in the crime and policing plan and we will work hard to achieve further reductions throughout the rest of the year and beyond.

Billiards presentation backs ‘Team Niamh’

ONE STEP AT A TIME: The event will raise funds for the charity Niamh’s Next Step, whose aim is to raise awareness and help fight Neuroblastoma, a cancer which claimed the life of little Niamh last year, when she was just five.

YOU might not think a bar billiards annual presentation night has much to do with a battle against an aggressive form of cancer. But in Wellingborough next month, the two will go hand-in-hand in memory of a very special little girl called Niamh. Her Daddy, Chris Curry, is chairman of the charity set up to honour Niamh, who died aged five after an 18-month battle with Neuroblastoma last year. And Chris is due to attend the presentation of awards and trophies to members of the Wellingborough & District Bar Billiards Association on Tuesday November 12. During the evening – to be held at The Volunteer, Midland Road, Wellingborough – there will be a prize draw, the proceeds of which will be donated to Team Niamh, supporters of the Niamh’s Next Step charity, which aims to fund vital research into Neuroblastoma. If you would like to make a donation to the charity, send a cheque or postal order to: Niamh’s Next Step, Troon Crescent, Wellingborough, NN8 5WG. Or you can donate by text to STEP22£2 to donate £2 or STEP22£5 to donate £5 – or whatever amount you wish. Or visit the website: Donations of prizes for the draw are also welcome – call the local bar billiards association secretary, Paul Chatwyn, to discuss: 01933 381099.

To Lourdes, with love A CHARITY dinner with entertainment from the John Clare String Quartet is to be held in Rushden on Saturday October 26 – raising money for a pilgrimage to the French town of Lourdes and the holiday of a life-time for a group of local people. The HCPT Group 832 is the local branch of a UK trust for sick and disabled people. The branch, in Rushden, has been taking a group on a pilgrimage to the Lourdes Shrine each year since 1986. The group comprises around 18 people with various needs and some 20+ helpers, of whom four or five are nurses – in total about 40 people. The vast majority of the ‘pilgrims’ come from East Northamptonshire – this year, one was from Northampton, one from Kettering and the rest from East Northants. But applications from anyone who wishes to go to Lourdes and cannot get there independently are welcomed. Organiser Richard Massey told Extra Local: “The helpers are usually ‘local’, but we welcome anyone who is able to push a wheelchair! “Our aim is to enable people of all faiths, and none, who might otherwise be unable to get Lourdes, to experience both the healing properties of the Shrine and also to have the holiday of a life-time. All our helpers give of their time voluntarily and several of them come with us each year.

“We stay at Hosanna House in a village just outside the town of Lourdes and with spectacular views of the snowcapped Pyrenees. Hosanna House is fully accessible to all and has the benefit of its own wheelchair accessible transport for outings, etc.” He added: “While many of our pilgrims are able to afford the cost, which is currently about £800, many are unable to meet the full amount, so we fundraise throughout the year to provide any necessary sponsorship.” One of this year’s pilgrims later wrote and told the group: “Words cannot say how much I enjoyed my holiday – I am glad you gave me the opportunity to enjoy the company and the spirit that was there, every minute, every meal, the complete atmosphere in one.” In 2014, the pilgrimage will be from August 1 to 8 and volunteers and/or fundraisers are welcome. Contact Richard on: 01933 313456 or email him: for details. Meanwhile, back to that dinner (7pm for 7.30pm) at St Peter’s RC Parish Hall in Higham Road, Rushden (NN10 6AG). It includes a three-course meal in the ticket price of £10 per person. For bookings and menu details, phone or email Richard. It’s a wonderful way to help give someone a great holiday.


Full breakdown of the crime figures, April to September: Violence: 3,706 incidents – down by 15 per cent Residential burglary: 1,263 incidents – down by 9.3 per cent Theft from a vehicle: 1,661 incidents – down by 16.7 per cent Theft of a vehicle: 395 incidents – down by 28.1 per cent Robbery: 259 incidents – down by 18.8 per cent Sexual offences: 374 incidents – down by 2.1 per cent Drugs offences: 914 incidents – up by 11.3 per cent Criminal damage: 3,360 incidents – down by 13.8 per cent

“Tackling drug-related crime is also a priority for the Police and Crime Commissioner and our tactics are showing success. Although we’ve seen a rise in drugs offences in the first part of the year, this is not unexpected as we have been actively targeting those involved in drugs, whose activities cannot be allowed to blight our communities. “We know there is a lot more work to do and a number of VERY POSITIVE: Adam Simmonds. challenges ahead but we have had a successful six months and there is lot of good work for us to build on.” Police and Crime Commissioner, Adam Simmonds, added: “The crime figures for the first half of the year are very positive and the Force has kept a focus on reducing crime. “In my crime and policing plan I have set some considerable challenges in the areas that matter most to the public. I look forward to working with the Chief Constable to find new ways to further reduce crime, improve the service we provide to victims and achieve our aim of making Northamptonshire the safest place in the country.”

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New 20-cell cop shop plan for 2015 Gardeners CONSULTATION is under way between police and the public on plans to build a new custody and investigation facility in Kettering by spring 2015. The new Police Investigation Centre would replace outdated facilities at Kettering and Corby police stations, which are no longer fit for purpose and do not meet current Home Office standards or Safer Detention guidelines. The proposed site for the new £6 million centre is at North Kettering Business Park, Rockingham

Road, Kettering. Members of the project team and local police officers are currently visiting neighbouring businesses, to tell people about the plans and give them the opportunity to comment on them. More information can be found at: where people can send their questions and comments to the project team. Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Adam Simmonds, said the new centre will

be an important part of the future police estate: “The Police Investigation Centre is a significant investment for Northamptonshire Police and part of my commitment to modernising the Force’s estate in line with 21st century policing needs. Together with the Criminal Justice Centre in Northampton, it will bring our custody and investigation facilities right up to date as well as open up more opportunities for closer partnership working.” Chief Constable Adrian Lee added: “The new 20-cell centre

will bring the facilities in the north of the county in line with those now offered by the Criminal Justice Centre. It will provide the very best environment for our officers and staff, together with custody and investigation facilities that best meet the needs of those we arrest and detain, many of whom are vulnerable.” The plans will be put before Kettering Borough Council in November 2013 and, if planning permission is granted, the purchase of the land will be finalised.


THE next meeting of the Gretton Garden Group is on Wednesday October 23 in the Band Room of the Hatton Arms, Arnhill Road. The subject is Britain in Bloom, presented with a slide show. The meeting starts at 8pm and includes the creation of floral displays – not to be missed! Advice and garden answers plus a warm welcome awaits both members and visitors. Further details available from Julie or Alan Waterman on: 01536 772575.

Prepare to celebrate as the season of good cheer approaches! Forget Downton, try Rockingham!

PICTURE the scene: It’s Christmas Eve, 1881. George Lewis Watson, his wife Laura Maria and several of their relatives, are at the family home, Rockingham Castle, for Christmas. The Castle staff are busy preparing for a magnificent family Christmas gathering. The food is prepared, the silver polished, the candles are lit, the fires are burning and the table in the Great Hall is laid. Dressed in magnificent costumes, the housekeeper, governess, butler and footman will enthrall Castle visitors with Christmas as it was enjoyed in the reign of Queen Victoria. Their stories of Victorian family life below stairs and above will entertain and delight those who take the trip back in time between November 18 to 22nd, 2013, to a bygone era! A wealth of beautifully lit Christmas trees in the Castle Courtyard will welcome visi-

tors and mulled wine and mince pies will be among the items on the menu. Castle owner, James Saunders Watson, said: “With around a fifth of our annual visitors coming along for our Christmas event, its popularity is undoubted. We have found that our visitors return year-on-year and tell us it marks the start to their Christmas celebrations. “The Castle, decorated in true Victorian style, attracts visitors both locally and further afield.” The gates open daily ready for the first tour of the Castle at 11am. Tours run every 15 minutes throughout the day with the last tour at 7.30pm. Tickets: adults £7, children (5-16) £3, under fives free, car parking £2.50. Aside from car parking there is no additional charge for visiting the Castle Gift Shop, grounds, gardens and restaurant. For more details, visit: www.

Reindeer and robots in Rushden

REAL reindeer will be pulling the sleigh when Santa rides into Rushden on Saturday November 30. Christmas is coming with Titan the Robot and reindeer courtesy of Rushden Town Council, which is lining up a fantastic day of entertainment, culminating in the turning on of the Christmas lights. This will take place in Rushden High Street from 10am to 5.30pm. Santa will be arriving on his sleigh at 1pm and youngsters can then visit the reindeer until around 4pm on November 30. Santa will greet children in his grotto during the afternoon. No PUDDING M’LADY? Sample the delights of a Victorian Christmas at charge is made for visitRockingham next month and get in the festive mood for 2013! ing Santa and getting a small gift. However, the star of the show will be Titan the Robot. When he appeared PUDDING M’LADY? Sample the delights of a Victorian Christmas at Rockingham some years ago, he was a big hit, so he has agreed to do a next month and get in the festive mood for 2013!

return visit to Rushden this year. Titan, star of TV and stage, has appeared with stars Rihanna and JLS in the past. He has toured the world from Abu Dhabi to Perth, Berlin to Glastonbury and now he can be seen ‘in person’ in Rushden High Street! Further entertainment will be provided by Kevin Burke the Jester and mix and mingle artist, Jack and the Beanstalk. Face painting and balloon modelling will be provided free of charge. Street organs will add to the atmosphere and fairground rides will also help to entertain the children – music will be provided by the Christmas Cracker Band, the Salvation Army and South End Junior School choir. It will be an action packed day with the lights being turned on around 5pm. Put the date in your diary now!

Wear poppies with pride Primary pupils enjoy science spectacular POPPIES will soon be appearing for sale around the area prior to Remembrance Day services next month. The public is invited to attend services arranged by the Royal British Legion in the Gretton district on Sunday November 10, 11am, at the USAAF Memorial at the entrance to Spanoe Airfield on the Harringworth to Laxton Road. There will be a service and wreath-laying ceremony, the Act of Homage, two minutes’ silence and the playing of The Last Post. At 3pm, Gretton Baptist Church in High Street will host a Remembrance Day service, followed by a parade – led by Gretton Silver Band, parish councillors, members of the Royal British Legion, village organisations and residents and friends – to the War Memorial on the village green, for a short service and wreaths to be laid. Members of the public are welcome to attend these Remembrance day Services. Poppy sellers – members of the Royal British Legion and helpers – will also be calling at households in Gretton shortly and in Harringworth by resident Ken Frankland. Please wear your poppy with pride.

HUNDREDS of children from Loddington, St Marys, Meadowside and Barton have been learning more about science at The Latimer Arts College in Kettering, which opened its doors at the beginning of this month to support Year 6 pupils in their transition from primary to secondary school. Siobhan Hearne, principal at The Latimer Arts College, explained: “We have a very active partnership programme with local primary schools which has been running for over two years now. “Our latest taster sessions are being delivered by our science teachers on a variety of topics, and the students have been using microscopes to experiment with POLICE are appealing for witnesses after offenders cells and learn about DNA. “The session will hopefully inbroke into the home of an 85-year-old woman and stole spire students to think about sciproperty. She had left the house at about 7pm on Saturday October 5 ence and take it up as a subject and returned at about 1.15am on Sunday 6th, to find that of- later on. “We believe it is vital for us fenders had broken in and searched every room. They stole to work closely with primary jewellery, alcohol and medication. Witnesses should call Northamptonshire Police on: 101, or schools and running these workshops is the best way to encourCrimestoppers, anonymously, on: 0800 555 111.

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age future students to enjoy new ideas and make learning as fun as possible.” Jacob Tattersall (10), a pupil at Meadowside Primary School, said: “The learning session was so exciting. It’s brilliant to challenge your brain and it was nice to work with the teachers and students at The Latimer Arts College.” Looking to the near future, The Latimer Arts College has a number of additional primary school initiatives planned, including: * Providing technical help and support to pupils at St Mary’s Primary in Burton Latimer who are building a 3D sculpture * Providing sixth form students who want to be teachers with experience of working one day a week at Barton Primary School for the whole academic year * Running Year 6 Maths and English workshops for ‘gifted and talented’ pupils from St Mary’s Primary in Kettering, with plans for animation, film and photography sessions in the New Year SUBJECT UNDER SCRUTINY: Pupils from Meadowside Primary More details, here: School learn about science at The Latimer Arts College. resenting winner Danielle Cooper with her prizes.

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Join Hallowe’en fun on farm

SPOOKY fun for youngsters of all ages will be on offer at West Lodge Farm Park during half term, including a special Hallowe’en Spooktacular party and torchlight ghost hunt. Every day from October 19 to 31 (10am to 5pm), children will be able to enjoy spooky tractor rides around the farm, a ghost walk, pantomime ghost stories, pumpkin carving and apple bobbing. And, if they’re brave enough, they can put their hands into the ‘boo box’, which is filled with worms (cold spaghetti!), ‘spiders’ and all things creepy. Youngsters will also be able to see inside ‘the witch’s house’, a curious stone cottage that’s a popular attraction out in the woods at West Lodge. The witch has cast a spell that means strangers can only enter the cottage in the run-up to Hallowe’en – and then not by the front door, but through a magic doorway on the farm that transports you inside the cottage…and, if you’re lucky, back out again! Farmer Ed Dee, who owns and runs West Lodge Farm Park with his wife Mo, said: “Hallowe’en at West Lodge is a fun day out, mixing scares and laughs for kids and big kids (adults) alike with a real touch of theatre thrown in! We are looking forward to welcoming our regular visitors and hopefully some new ones, too.” At the Hallowe’en Spooktacular on Sunday October 27, visitors can enjoy all the Hallowe’en activities plus fancy dress and pumpkin carving competitions. Children can get to meet Daisy the witch herself and, at 5pm, visitors will be invited on a torchlight ghost hunt to track down the Ten Ghosts of West Lodge Past who will be hiding around the farm. There’s a prize for the first family to find all the ghosts. This is followed at 7.30pm by a disco in the Rickyard Restaurant, with spooky tunes to dance to.

Admission is £5.95 for adults, £4.95 for children (under twos’ entry is free), £5.45 for OAPs (but free on Tuesdays) or £20 for a family ticket (two adults and two children or one adult and three children). There is a small extra charge for the spooky tractor ride (£1), to meet the witch (£1) and for pumpkin carving, as you buy your pumpkin to carve and take away with you.

sure testing and CPR demonstrations. Stuart Grange, from the Stroke Association Kettering and District Stroke Club, said: “Sadly, a stroke can strike at any time. My stroke happened three years ago, and although I’m proud of everything I’ve achieved through my recovery, there are still days when I feel like half the person I used to be. That’s why it’s fantastic to see local organisations joining forces with the Stroke Association on World Stroke Day to celebrate life after stroke and also to raise awareness. “We need people to understand that there are ways to reduce your chance of a stroke.”

Burglars damage football club

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at Rothwell Corinthians Football Club in Desborough Road, Rothwell. The incident happened between 6.15pm on Saturday, October 12 and 2.15pm on Sunday 13th. The offender/s broke into the clubhouse through the roof after removing and break-

ing a number of roof tiles. They caused considerable damage to windows and furniture in the lounge area, including the trophy cabinet. They also caused damage in the changing rooms and stole a quantity of alcohol. Anyone with information should call local police on: 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on: 0800 555 111.

Walking towards health and fitness NEW health walks have begun in Desborough. Held by the play area outside Desborough Grange Leisure Centre from 10am on Wednesdays, the weekly group walks are a great way of getting to know your local neighbourhood and make new friends, as well as an excellent way to improve your health and fitness, free. Groundwork Northamptonshire has partnered with Kettering Borough Council to expand the borough’s existing Health Walks Scheme. They are registered with Walking for

Search for police cadets DO you know a young person living in or around Kettering who would like to join the police service? If so, a police cadets’ scheme is coming to Kettering in January next year. Being a police cadet can be a stepping stone to a career in the police force – or just a way to learn about policing and develop new skills. New cadets must be 16 when the scheme starts in January. If you know someone who would like to apply, ask them to email: SpecialsAndVolunteers@northants.police. uk for more information. The closing date is Friday October 25.

HUBBLE BUBBLE: Daisy the Witch (also known as Farmer Angelina Pepper) and Hallowe’en storyteller Mervin (AKA Farmer Ryan Thompson), scaring the socks off (left to right) Bruce Dee (age 6), Tom Thompson (8), Harry Thompson (10), Imogen Dee (9) and Elliott Dee (8).

Celebrating World Stroke Day STROKE survivors across Kettering are joining forces to celebrate World Stroke Day on Tuesday October 29. The Stroke Association is teaming up with Kettering Borough Council and Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to host a National Stroke Day Wellbeing event for local residents. The wellbeing event will be held at Corn Market Hall, Kettering, 10am-3pm. The event will include more than 50 stands with a range of healthcare information and advice. The event is free to attend and a range of activities includes blood pres-


Health, led by trained walk leaders and are between 20 and 60 minutes long. The walks take place along footpaths, with benches nearby, and are open to everyone – buggies, children and dogs welcome – just turn up, no booking needed. Also, volunteer walk leaders are wanted for new routes soon to be added in the region. If you can help lead walks, or want to find out about training to become a registered walk leader, contact Lucy Darby by email: lucy.darby@groundwork. or call her on: 01536 526453 for further details.

On all days, families will also be able to enjoy the regular activities at West Lodge including piglet racing, a cuddle corner, play area, den building, barrel rides and nature trails. West Lodge Farm Park can be found on Back Lane, Desborough, NN14 2SH. For more information, visit the website:

Happy 1st Anniversary!

Listed in the Good Beer Guide The Three Cocks Inn celebrates its 1st Anniversary in Kettering on 1st November. Award winning landlords Rob Seymour and Andrea Barham of the Lamb & Lion Westcliff-on-Sea fame bought The Three Cocks Inn, refurbished and re-opened in November 2012 creating an old fashioned pub with a real warm and welcoming atmosphere. The Lower Street pub now approaching it’s first birthday has comfortable armchairs, high backed stools, books newspapers and a games area featuring Northants skittles and darts, and a shove ha’penny board. This friendly pub is featured in The Good Beer Guide and offers a great selection of real ales sourced locally as well as some popular Essex brews - Mighty Oak and Georges/Hopmonster..

• Quarterly Beer Festivals – next Festival 20th – 21st December. • 7 Hand-pumped cask ales and beers • Traditional English Freehouse • Northants Skittles • Darts • Tuesday - Vinyl Music Club – bring your own vinyls to share and enjoy. • Wednesday - Acoustic Jamming session, all welcome the more the merrier! • 1st Thursday of every month - Quiz Nights, first prize a gallon of Real Ale

“If you enjoy a good pint and conversation come and visit us!”

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Have fun and keep fit Ahoy there, volunteers! PEOPLE over the age of 45 are being invited to exercise to music at Corby’s new fitness sessions at Oakley Vale Community Centre. The new Exercise to Music sessions are open to the over-45s and will be perfect for those who are after a fun and informal way to keep fit. Taster classes are being held and

there some gentle aerobics and a mixture of chair and floor-based exercises for £1.50 per session. The next sessions are on Monday, October 21 and Monday 28th from 4-5pm. All abilities are welcome. For more information, contact Corby Borough Council’s Leisure Outreach manager, Kye Bishop, on: 01536 204217.

Join the Wondertour A SEASONAL special tour to Bridgnorth and Kidderminster with the volunteer Wondertours group is being arranged for Saturday December 7. Wondertours Community Transport’s last excursion of the year is bound for the Severn Valley on a double destination ‘do as you please’ day out. Daytrippers can enjoy shopping, sightseeing, eating out and more for the ticket price of £13 each. Demand, as ever, will be high so two coaches are being laid on, picking up in Gretton,Weldon, Corby (old village and town centre) and Kettering Telford Lodge. Information folders and maps will be handed out on the coaches so everyone makes the most of their time. Regular and new passengers are welcome onboard. Call or text to book or find out

more, on: 07790 197220 or email the indefatigable organiser: Gretton-based David told Extra Local: “It has been another successful year for the group with some great days out enjoyed again all around the country. Next year is Wondertours’ 42nd year with the programme now being finalised. This will available in January but applications are now being taken.” To receive a programme, send an SAE to: David Fursdon, WTCT, 9 Southfield Road, Gretton, Northants, NN17 3BX. They will be posted out early in the new year. David added: “As always, Wondertours are arranged on a voluntary and non-profit-making basis for the pleasure of all passengers. Join us; we give you a friendly reliable service, great value fares and good company!

CAN you help the Rushden Sea Cadet unit? The cadets are offering excellent volunteering positions for instructional staff and members of the unit’s management committee. A spokesman for the unit told Extra Local: “We are looking for local people to volunteer to help support our unit. You can help with administration, or instruct and supervise our young people. “No prior experience is necessary as training will be provided and there are many opportunities to specialise and use your existing skills, for example in engineering, communications, sailing, catering and we are always looking for Duke of Edinburgh Award leaders.

“We need more volunteers who are happy to roll up their sleeves, get involved and potentially make a huge difference to the lives of young people in Rushden.” Every weekend across the UK, thousands of young people get involved in Sea Cadet activities – learning new skills that will give them a head start in life. Nationally the organisation trains and supports more than 14,000 cadets aged ten to 18, and is the UK’s largest nautical youth charity, with a history dating back to 1856. Current volunteer and officer in charge of Northamptonshire and Leicestershire Sea Cadets District, Chris Read, said: “Volunteering with Sea Cadets has defi-

READY AYE READY: Staff members pictured are Petty Officer Callum Hodgson, Petty Officer Kirsty Wolley, Petty Officer Paul Clarke, Lt Cdr Chris Read and Petty Officer Thomas Anders.

ON LAND AND SEA: On parade in Kettering for last year’s Trafalgar Day, led by Lt Cdr Chris Read, Area Officer. The cadets will again be marking the October 21 date, parading this year in Leicester. Below, one cadet takes to the water. nitely enriched my life – I feel like I am contributing positively to my local community and making a huge difference to the lives of our young people.” Whether at sea or on land, Sea Cadets offers an environment where young people can find new confidence and inspiration. Across the UK, cadets from 400 units are challenging themselves and developing new skills through lots of activities based on the customs and traditions of the Royal Navy, plus nautical adventure. If you are interested in volunteering locally, email: rushdenseacadets@hotmail. or call: 07889 789761. Or visit The Drill Hall in Victoria Road, Tuesday or Friday evenings, 19.00 – 21.00 hours.

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Join us again this year for a Drinks Reception, 3 Course Dinner & Glass of Mulled Wine while watching the fireworks. 7.00pm arrival with a glass of sparkling wine in the Great Hall followed by 3 course dinner with coffee and a glass of mulled wine to be enjoyed during the fireworks. £55.00 per person Why not stay the night? Bonfire Night Dinner with a night’s stay in a Classic Room and Full English Breakfast for 2 £220.00 Visit for more details.

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS! It is not too late to book!

Each year we look forward to welcoming both past Rushton Hall guests and new ones alike, and we aim to make your celebrations more memorable each and every time. Please remember to book early, as dates over the festive season fill up extremely quickly. To make a reservation or request a brochure, please telephone 01536 713001 or email alternatively you can visit for our Christmas brochure and all information.


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Challenge: 2,000 bulbs, two days Staff on learning curve LOCAL plant-lovers are being asked to roll up their sleeves, get their hands dirty and take part in Kelmarsh Hall’s Big Bulb-Planting Challenge to plant 2,000 fritillary bulbs in just two days! The event, on Saturday October 26 and Sunday 27th is to mark Wild About Gardens Week, a joint initiative by the RHS and The Wildlife Trust to encourage people to support local biodiversity and to fight the decline in plant and animal species. Kelmarsh’s aim is to create a new native meadow of fritillaries in the grounds of the hall with the help of its team of regular volunteers, plus members of the community. Participants can be accompanied by their children, or grandchildren, as there will be a number of children’s wildlife projects, including building bug hotels and log piles. The weekend also provides an opportunity for anyone who is interested in becoming a garden volunteer to meet Kelmarsh’s volunteers and find out more. Kelmarsh’s volunteer co-ordinator and gardener, Fiona Alexander, said: “The emphasis will be on having fun, enjoying the camaraderie of the challenge and meeting new people. “You don’t have to be horticultural or a gardening expert to join us. “We’re keen to extend our snake’s head fritillary display – we already have something quite different as visitors can get up close to these exquisite flowers. They’re always a popular attraction so it’s something we’d like to build on. Wild About Gardens

EMPLOYEES at Corby Borough Council have been given the opportunity to further themselves in different fields through a partnership with Evolve Business Training, run by Tresham Institute of Further and Higher Education. Around 20 employees are to train in Business Admin, Customer Service and Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and should gain their qualification in their chosen field in no more than a year through working with an assessor during work hours. Leader for Corby Borough Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said: “This is an excellent opportunity for all our employees and it’s encouraging to see that members of staff are on board with the programme. THE APPRENTICES: Corby council staff are busy developing their skills. “We are always looking to support staff “We look forward to continuing this partnership who want to gain qualifications and develop their skills. I wish the best of luck to all our learn- with Corby Borough Council.’’ ILM apprentice, Lynne Toward, said: “I signed up BLOOMING MARVELLOUS: The aim is to plant a ers and hope to see their apprenticeships open more woodland snake’s head fritillary meadow at Kel- doors for them in future.” for the Level 3 Management training as I wanted to marsh Hall for spring 2014 and beyond. Rachel Kay, Tresham managing director and continue with my personal development in managedeputy principal, said: “We are happy that Corby ment skills. Week seemed the perfect opportunity to “I completed the NVQ in Team Leading a couple of Borough Council has continued to support our get the community involved in a horticulTresham pledge to help increase the amount of years ago and this training is a follow on to that. I’ve tural project that will also support the local only just started the NVQ but everything is going well, apprenticeships available. biodiversity. Spring flowers like fritillaries “It is a great opportunity for our learners to work there’s lots to do!” are so important to bumblebees coming Business Admin apprentice, Danielle Davies, said: and gain experience while studying at Tresham Colout of hibernation because they provide lege of Further and Higher Education. Both Tresham “I really enjoy learning and this apprenticeship will a source of nectar during those critical and Corby Borough Council are committed to provid- help me in my current role and future roles. early days.” “The training is going very well. In my job, the training opportunities for people from all backgrounds Bulb-planting will take place from 9am and giving them the support they need to achieve ing helps greatly as it enables me to understand proto 4pm on both days and volunteers can cesses and aspects of my job role.” their career goals. stay as long as they like. Spades and trowels will be provided but those with their own bulb planters are welcome to take them along. Volunteers should take a packed lunch KETTERING Borough gust and September. POLICE are hoping to talk to three A SALE of nearly new baby and chil- but free hot drinks will be provided Kettering Borough Coun- men who may have witnessed an inCouncil has won three madren’s items is being held on Sunday throughout the day. jor accolades for its com- cil’s head of Income & Debt cident in the Jubilee Avenue area of If you interested, call: 01604 686543. November 10, 10am-12noon at The Kelmarsh Hall (NN6 9LY) is in the care mitment to training and and Customer Services, Ju- Corby in the early hours of Saturday Pemberton Centre, H E Bates Way, lie Trahern, said: “Winning September 28, in which a 21-year-old of a charitable trust, set up to conserve developing staff. Rushden, NN10 9YP. Entrance is £1 but these awards confirms the woman was pulled into woodland It won gold and silver children are admitted free. To run a both the Grade I listed building and the awards in the prestigious In- hard work of all our staff at near the swimming pool and sexually natural environment. stall, email: stitute of Revenues, Rating Kettering Borough Council; it assaulted. and Valuation (IRRV) Perfor- is nice for them to receive recThe men were seen walking along Jumance awards and annual ognition for striving to deliv- bilee Avenue towards Beanfield Avenue conference held at Telford In- er continuous excellent ser- at the time and are described as all wearternational Centre earlier this vice. Winning these awards ing dark jackets and dark trousers. month, hosted by comedian clearly shows our dedication Detectives are keen for the men to in achieving this.” Dave Spikey. come forward as they may have further Kettering Borough Coun- information which could help with the Having been nominated in three different categories, the cil’s portfolio holder, Coun- investigation. Police are also hoping to council won gold in the Excel- cillor Ian Jelley, said: “We are speak the driver of a taxi which was travlence in Staff Development delighted our staff continue to elling along Jubilee Avenue shortly afterKettering Conference Centre, Award and silver in the Excel- raise their game in skills and wards, at around 2am. Thurston Drive, Kettering NN15 6PB lence in Partnership Working their dealings with the public. Call local police on: 101 or Crimestop“As we continually say, our pers: 0800 555 111. (Community Involvement) and Most Improved Team of staff are the solution never Saturday 14th December 2013 the problem and it is great to the Year category. Inspections had been car- see them get the recognition WITH TWO COURSE MEAL ried out throughout July, Au- they deserve.”

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Fine for driver of taxi AN unlicensed private hire vehicle driver has been fined £250 by magistrates after illegally picking up customers in East Northamptonshire. Harjinder Sondhi, of Rushden, was caught in March 2013 by a Licensing Enforcement Officer after he was reported for not wearing the appropriate badge. At an interview with East Northamptonshire Council in April 2013, he admitted he did not have a licence to operate a private hire vehicle and the case was referred to the courts. Mr Sondhi pleaded guilty by letter to using a private

hire vehicle without a current licence. He was fined £80 and ordered to pay £150 costs and a £20 victim surcharge. Councillor Glenn Harwood MBE, said: “This was first class work by the licensing officer. Unlicensed drivers who ply for hire are not insured and therefore pose a serious risk to public safety. Most private hire drivers carry out their trade lawfully and condemn the few that bring the trade into disrepute. All legitimately licensed private hire vehicle drivers are required to wear their private hire vehicle badge and the vehicles display a council plate on the rear.”

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From playing the Wii to line dancing, life begins at 50! A SPECIAL event to help the over-50s get the most out of life was well attended in Wellingborough earlier this month, with several hundred people visiting throughout the day. This second Later Life Matters event was staged to give advice and information on a range of subjects, including benefit entitlements and how to stay healthy, as well as fun sessions

LINE DANCING AND DISPLAYS: Fun and information were on the agenda.

on getting to grips with Wii games, line dancing, painting demonstrations and live entertainment. The day-long event, organised by Wellingborough Council and Nene Valley Community Action, was free to attend at The Castle Theatre in Wellingborough. The idea was to provide older people with details of a variety of health-related issues and how to manage chronic conditions, as well as pick up information and have a chat with representatives from organisations including the police, the citizens advice bureau, social groups and charities. Health providers offered check-ups and hearing tests. Fun and interactive sessions were run, giving people the chance to get to grips with games consoles, have a go at line dancing, learn about tracing their family history and try their hand at painting. There was also live entertainment and young volunteers from Sir Christopher Hatton Academy were on hand to help people find their way around. Sylvia Smith, older people’s champion and host of the event said: “We know there are a lot of older people out there who don’t know what services are available to them or what benefits or grants they could be entitled to. “It’s estimated that there are around 1.8 million pensioners living in poverty in the country, and yet there are billions of pounds of benefits going unclaimed. “There’s so much help and support out there – from help with finances, to practical advice on keeping safe and healthy, to groups and social activities that can help combat loneliness and isolation, to grants that can help people adapt their homes as they age. “We wanted to bring all these services together into one place to make it as easy as possible for older people, and those concerned about older relatives and neighbours, to get all the support they need. “But we didn’t want to put on an event that meant people simply wandered around an exhibition hall picking up leaflets, so we made the day social and interactive, too. “Young people helped bridge the generation gap by demonstrating popular console games that the grandchildren might be into, as well as fun activities to have a go at, interesting short talks on a number of common health issues, and live music from local choirs to keep people entertained.”

GAME FOR A LAUGH: Now Wii know how it works! The mayor, Councillor Graham Lawman, got to grips with virtual bowling, as demonstrated by pupils from the Sir Christopher Hatton Academy.

ART AND DESIGN: The mayor and visitors enjoyed a painting demonstration during the event.

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Poetic memories

UNCONVENTIONAL CONVENTION AT THE FESTIVAL HALL: Above right, Ken Smith. Above left, the bag-on-head style of Henry Normal (Pete Carroll) and Ian McMillan’s Versewagon.

BACK in 1987, we were mourning the loss of 180 souls from the sinking of the ferry, ‘Herald Of Free Enterprise’ and at the same time celebrating the arrival of ‘The Simpsons’ on TV. I was the arts administrator for Nenarts, based in Kettering Library sharing an office with Derrick Bond. I was also the editor of Folio International Literary Magazine and, after attending the first ever Poets and Small Presses Convention in Liverpool, then the second event in Hastings, I won the bid to host the third convention over a long weekend in the Festival Hall in Corby. With sponsorship from Corby Community Arts, EMA and Radio Northampton, I invited around 100 editors of literature magazines in the UK to attend the convention . . . and some of the craziest, zaniest individuals I ever got to meet! Poet Ken Smith – once thought of as a future Poet Laureate – headlined, and the cast of readers, looking back, was quite spectacular. Henry Normal (Pete Carroll), now the managing director of Baby Cow Productions with Steve Coogan, showed his eccentric delivery style, reciting his poetry wearing a brown paper bag on his head! He went on to produce ‘Gavin & Stacey’ and ‘The Mighty Boosh’. He co-wrote ‘The Royale Family’ and now lives in Brighton. I booked the now famous Ian McMillan, who was then part of a trio of poets known as Versewagon, turning up outside the Festival Hall in their Volkswagon campervan where they

did a day workshop. Ian is now the Poet in Residence for the English National Opera and was a huge hit at this year’s Wenlock Poetry Festival. He can often be heard on Radio 4. J L Carr agreed to give a talk on ‘how to lose money as a writer’, after I had corresponded with him and finally met him up on the Balcony Bookshop in the town centre, then run by Corby Community Arts. I remember him as a rather sad man who seemed tired and not very happy with having to turn out on such a cold night. When I asked him just what made a successful writer, he responded: “A book is just a series of short stories patched together, the trick being not to letting the reader see the joints.” He was later nominated for the Booker Prize and his novel ‘A Month in the Country’ turned into a film. He self-published quirky little pocket-sized booklets under The Quince Tree press – he would mount the printing plates onto sheets of plywood and use them as stepping stones in his garden. Brenden Cleary read just after the local Banana Band did their spot. He founded Echo Room Press and was the editor of Stand magazine. Award-winning science fiction writer, Bob Shaw (now deceased), ran a workshop, published by Gollancz and, having won the British Science Fiction Award, somehow I was so busy organising and meeting people I never got the chance to talk with him, but I do remember his fee was £35. Josephine Austin (The Dorothy Tutin Award for Poetry), who had

HISTORIC VIEW: With the news that work is to start on building a new cinema in Corby, Tom Bingham – well known for his connection to the arts and for his hand-made guitars – looks back to a wet weekend in spring 1987, at a special convention he hosted at the old Festival Hall. Send in your local history stories or memories of special, past events to Extra Local, email: hosted the previous convention, was extremely popular and she had kindly put me up over the weekend in Hastings the year before. She had plied me with beer and persuaded me to host this event! As fate would have it, by the time the convention arrived I had become unemployed and was living on £49 a week – it was difficult convincing the job centre people I was not ‘working’. Paula Boulton welcomed delegates in the downstairs foyer, busking with her band of musicians The Jolly Jiggers. Corby Community arts created a Poetree which can be seen on the ‘Our Corby’ website, along with several pictures of the convention and the construction of the tree. Robert Hamberger, then in his early days of success as a poet, turned out to be a real stalwart on the day, working tirelessly meeting people and then mixing – or, as we now call it, ‘networking’. He lived in Kettering at the time and later went on to publish a pamphlet of his poetry called ‘Tunes of Risky Weather’ (Nenarts). Earlier that year, Robert had won the Radio Northampton poet of the year award. Ken Smith was a quiet man and, although we sat together for some time, we said little, me busy organis-

ing the reading rota. But I clearly remember as he left, him taking a photograph on the steps of the Festival Hall of a shop opposite – it was called ‘Somewhere Else’. Ken was Writer in Residence at this time at Wormwood Scrubs prison, and talked me into publishing work of an inmate (lifer), Des Carrol, who was doing 26 years for murder. Ken Smith was considered one of the most popular contemporary writers in the UK. Pete Presford and his wife, who printed a free programme given out on the day, invited me up to Chester for a weekend and, as I was skint at the time, they were very kind and supportive: I think of them with fond memories. The event was deemed a great success and, though I stepped outside the box to make it happen for a town like Corby, I did end up £400 in debt, the whole event costing me more than £2,000 to stage. As far as I know, the convention eventually died a death due to the arrival of the World Wide Web. The Festival Hall has been pulled down and is now empty land awaiting the new cinema. Who knows, maybe some day some other eccentric with the will – and the money – will try it again.

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Celebrity at bookstore FORMERLY known as Jordan, Katie Price is now a successful businesswoman and bestselling author . . . and she will be in Kettering this month to sign copies of her latest book. Her autobiography, Love, Lipstick and Lies, is released in hardback by Century on October 24 and the erstwhile glamour model will be in Kettering Waterstones on Sunday October 27 at 2.30pm to meet local readers. The 35-year-old celebrity gave birth to her fourth child this summer. This latest book details her life over the past three years.

Telco gives community grants WHAT do mini rugby players, army cadets and young footballers have in common? They are all winners of grants from BT! BT is rewarding organisations and community groups across the East Midlands with grants of up to £500, awarded through the company’s employee recognition scheme, the BT People Awards – launched last year. The scheme acknowledges BT’s volunteering heroes, who offer their time and skills to help their local communities, by providing grants to organisations in which they are involved. Ten groups in the East Midlands have received grants, including: Kettering Mini and Junior Rugby Club; FC Aztec Youth Football Development, Rothwell; Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and

Rutland Army Cadet Force, South Wigston; and 1st Welford Scout Group. Each of them receives a grant of £200. Owen Moody, BT’s East Midlands regional director, said: “The People Awards highlight the time and commitment that BT people are giving to their communities and provide a great opportunity to reward the community group or charity for which they volunteer.” Altogether, 224 applications were received for the first round of grants this year and 174 applicants received awards totalling £50,000. Applications were submitted by BT people from all over the world, including Switzerland and Malaysia. To see a complete list of recipients, visit: www.btpeopleawards.


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LOCAL arable farmers, Bruce and Liz Wilkinson, have converted a significant 80 per cent of their land to energy crop Miscanthus and are now reaping the rewards of stable yields and increased on-farm profitability – having signed a termed contract with energy crop specialist Terravesta. Longstanding wheat and rapeseed growers, the Wilkinsons opted to plant 400 of the 500 acres of land with Miscanthus in 2007, amid plummeting wheat prices and pressure to make their Glapthorn farm more profitable. Since farming the energy crop, the couple has benefited from a long-term, secure and cost-effective alternative to traditional arable crops. Their fixed costs have fallen drastically and what had been a worrying N o r t h a m p t o n blackgrass weed problem, has shire farmers now been naturally remedied. switch to the peBruce explained: “We had rennial Miscanreached a point where we had to thus (commonly make a change to become more called elephant profitable. Wheat prices at the grass), a hightime were disastrously low and we yielding energy were also experiencing real issues crop. with blackgrass – particularly with it building resistance to certain pesticides. “We trialled Miscanthus in one of our fields with flood ground in 2005 and, two years later, we converted almost all of our land to it. Our land has a mixture of soil types so historically it’s not been the easiest to manage, especially in terms of profitability. “By changing over to Miscanthus, we now benefit from reliable yields and profit margins and we’ve also found a natural way to ward off blackgrass.” Thanks to a long-term, RPIX-linked contract with Terravesta, the Wilkinsons now rely on competitive prices and reliable, guaranteed returns. Growing Miscanthus also presents a more relaxed working lifestyle for the couple. Bruce added: “Ultimately, the switch to Miscanthus has been a lifestyle choice. It’s a hands-off crop and our contractors handle everything, so we’re far more relaxed now. Working with the Terravesta team essentially makes our lives simpler as they bring stability to the growers as well

REAPING THE REWARDS: Bruce and Liz Wilkinson, who farm around Glapthorn. as the rest of the Miscanthus supply chain. We know things will happen when they say they will – so we get full peace of mind.” Terravesta chairman William Cracroft-Eley added: “It’s great to see local farmers, like the Wilkinsons, recognising the true benefits this ‘wonder crop’ has to offer – not only financially, but also as a low maintenance and future-proof alternative to arable. “By switching to Miscanthus they’ve even been able to tackle blackgrass in the process, which is notoriously troublesome and can lead to expensive management, suppressed yields and compromised cropping, if not controlled. “There has never been a better profit potential for Miscanthus growers, and 2013 has brought a best-ever price of £70 per tonne to those committing to our long-term, indexlinked contracts. “With ever-increasing demand from end-users fuelling even further market growth, now really is the time for Miscanthus!” For more information on Miscanthus or to sign up to a contract today, please contact Terravesta on 01522 731873 or visit

Lack of card payment ‘hindering sole traders’ EXTRA BUSINESS EXPERTISE percentage was among the highest in the UK. In the last year, almost one in five of East Midland’s small business customers had to abandon a purchase due to the supplier not accepting card payments or because they did not have enough cash. WorldPay Zinc says mobile workers, from electricians to window cleaners, beauty therapists to market stallholders, can take secure card payments, without contract commitments or monthly subscription fees. Diane Godfrey, from Northamptonshire, runs Cute & Gorgeous, an online store offering handmade gifts and children’s clothes. She said: “You often find at events like craft fairs, once people run out of cash that’s it – they leave. With the PAYG service, I’ve been able to attract more customers. Most other stalls can’t accept cards, and I’ve actually had other vendors asking me about it for their own businesses.”

CARD CANNY: Diane Godfrey runs Northamptonshire’s Cute & Gorgeous. FINDINGS from a recent survey reveal how small businesses in the region could be missing out on potential income and putting themselves at a huge disadvantage by not accepting card payments. WorldPay Zinc, a new pay-asyou-go mobile payment service that enables sole traders and small businesses to accept card payments, found that 89 per cent of people in the East Midlands would spend more with a business or tradesperson if they had the option to pay by card. The region’s

Future looks bright for county firms WE have just released our latest Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) for the third quarter of 2013 and the results already show that more businesses are feeling good about the local economy. Our report contains responses from 99 Northamptonshire businesses, which between them employ 6,276 people from across the county. They reveal that firms are continuing to export their products and increase their workforce in the period between July and September of this year. Out of the manufacturers who took part, 97 per cent stated their export sales had remained the same or increased during Q3 of 2013. This translates to a 15 per cent increase on the second quarter (Q2). About three-quarters of these said they had experienced increased export sales (up 26 per cent on Q2). These rises in exports in the manufacturing sector were mirrored by local companies in the service sector. According to our survey, 94 per cent of firms in the service sector reported an increase in export sales over the last three months (up from 73 per cent on Q2) and an equivalent number reported an increase in advance orders (up from 70 per cent on Q2). Both services and manufacturing sectors stated they were planning to recruit more staff, invest in capital and staff training this quarter.

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In fact, none of the manufacturing firms in the survey had reduced their staff in the third quarter and half were expecting to increase their workforce over the coming three months. It is also worth noting that 55 per cent of our companies had tried to recruit new staff (up from 50 per cent in Q2) in the BUSINESS third quarter with 83 per cent of manu- ADVICE: Paul facturing and 70 per cent of service op- Griffiths, CEO, Northamptonportunities being for full-time jobs. It is positive to see that even more firms shire Chamber of believe they can increase their turnover Commerce. and hire more staff, which is a testament to their hard work, creativity and ambition. These QES surveys are important because they are a barometer of the local economy. The results, along with those from the other local chambers, are passed on to the British Chamber of Commerce, where they are looked at by the Government and the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee. Although there are still concerns felt by businesses such as corporation tax and competition, overall it shows that county firms are feeling more confident about the future. We need to build on these positives to ensure a full economic recovery.


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CHEF Kamrul Hasan Rashel, who runs the Royal Tandoori Restaurant in Corby’s Rockingham Road, was one of 46 chefs to receive official recognition for their contribution to an industry worth more than £4.2billion a year. He was voted one of the best curry chefs in the UK at the recent 2013 Curry Chef of the Year Awards at the Lancaster Hotel, London. Chef Rashel said: “It’s hard work in the kitchen but I love what I do and it is nice to see that recognised. A successful restaurant is a team effort, so this award is for everyone I work with. “It was a great evening and it was nice that I could sit back and enjoy eating food instead of cooking it for a change! The award will inspire us to keep improving and I’d also like to thank all our customers for their help putting us on the map.” Guests at the event included Secretary of State Eric Pickles, renowned economist Lord Meghnad Desai and Lord Karan Bilimoria, founder of Cobra Beer and one of the award’s longest standing sponsors. Communities Secretary Eric Pick-

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SMALL business energy supplier, Opus Energy – a major Northamptonshire employer – sponsored the Heaton-Ellis Trust charity shooting event at the Royal Berkshire Shooting School, raising an impressive £45,000 for the motor neurone disease (MND) charity. The fifth annual event was held on September 27, with the aim of supporting the charity’s commitment to raising funds to fight the long-term effects of the disease. The shooting challenge involved 21 teams participating in ten competitive clay pigeon shooting drives. There was also a sweepstake and an auction, including rugby tickets, a polo experience and a ‘Roar and Snore Sleepover’ at the Cotswold Wildlife Park. To date, the Heaton-Ellis Trust – based in Oxfordshire, where Opus energy has additional offices – has raised more than a million pounds to fight MND. This financial backing has allowed Professor Chris Shaw and his team at King’s Cross Hospital, London, to make great advances in the research of MND. They have recently made considerable progress in locating MND genes and exploring opportunities for gene therapy. Charlie Crossley Cooke, Opus Energy managing director, said: “We were pleased to be able to sponsor the event again this year. The trust has made incred-

CURRYING FLAVOUR: At the recent Curry Life Chef Awards presentation in London, Corby’s Royal Tandoori Restaurant chef Kamrul Hasan Rashel won the Best Curry Chef of the Year 2013. Chef Rashel is pictured above left with Royal Tandoori owner Anwar Hussain and the Secretary of State for Communities, Eric Pickles MP.

les said: “Asian cuisine plays such an important role in our national life, so it’s right that we celebrate and recognise the great achievements of this industry and I congratulate all of the winning chefs of a Curry Life Award. “We want Britain to be the place where top chefs train in Asian cuisine – attracting and inspiring young people from all backgrounds who will design not only the brilliant dishes but also become the entrepreneurs and business owners of the future.” Lord Bilimoria admitted he ‘was in awe of what chefs do’ and applauded them for producing ‘some of the most complex and exotic food in the world at the cheapest prices’. He also paid tribute to the organisers, Curry Life, for their tireless promotion of the curry industry over the past decade and recounted some fatherly advice on how to succeed in life, drawing parallels with the organisers’ own efforts to go the extra mile. Lord Bilimoria said: “I sought my father’s advice on how to do well in life and he invited me to come to his office to have a chat about it. He told me the first rule was to do a job willingly and do it to the best of your ability, however menial. The next rule was to always go the extra mile so that you stood out as someone who could be trusted and relied upon. “It’s the best business advice I’ve ever been given and has been the foundation stone of our success as a company and is an attitude shared by Curry Life.”

ON TARGET: The fifth annual clay pigeon shooting event sponsored by Northants employer Opus Energy helped the trust raise funds to research ways to fight motor neurone disease. ible progress in raising funds to fight this disease and we are honoured to be able to help their efforts. The Royal Berkshire Shooting School provided us with an exceptional venue and made the day enjoyable for all the participants.” Sophie Heaton-Ellis, a trustee of the charity, said: “We thank Opus Energy and all the event attendees for their generous donations. We are thrilled to be able to continue to support Professor Shaw and his team and to allow them to focus all their efforts on finding a cure for this terrible disease.”

Business training unit relocates KETTERING Borough Training (KBT) has moved to new premises at 5 Horsemarket, Kettering, NN16 0DG. The independent business unit within Kettering Borough Council aims to promote apprenticeships as a valid alternative to full-time education and to support both local industries and local young people to achieve their full potential. The move from Drover’s Hall, adjacent to council offices in Bowling Green Road, will give more training space to expand the business and provide a more bespoke learning environment. All training activities, including exams will take place at the new facility, which will be changing its telephone number to: 01536 535 900. KBT currently offers fully funded training to 16-18-year-old apprentices, with attractive funding options for apprentices aged 19-24. If eligible, Government grants of £1,500 per apprentice can also be arranged. A free business consultation is offered to all prospective employers to help make an informed choice on whether employing an apprentice is

a strong business decision. On-going support is available from the unit’s team of apprenticeship experts throughout the duration of the apprenticeship. Linda Garside, learning development manager at Kettering Borough Training, said: “This is a fantastic location in the centre of town where we can continue to offer a valuable service to local businesses and young people with our Apprenticeship and Study Programmes.” Cllr Christopher Lamb, deputy leader of Kettering Borough Council, added: “It’s great to see Kettering Borough Training expanding to help offer a variety of local apprenticeship options. Young people are our future workforce and the training programmes they undertake are invaluable as they give them the skills that they need to do their job exceptionally well.” Businesses and young people interested in finding out more about apprenticeships should call Joan Miller on: 01536 535 900, or email: or visit:

Rushton Hall Hotel & Spa are delighted to announce that 18 bedrooms at their sister venue in Barton Seagrave are now open. Barton Hall Hotel now have bedrooms available to book including Standard Double Bedrooms, Superior Bedrooms and Four Poster Bedrooms. Vines Brasserie & Bar is proving to be very popular and the summer weddings have already taken place with many more weddings booked for next year. Barton Hall Hotel is also available for Afternoon Tea, Events, Christmas Parties & Conferences. Work will continue on Barton Hall and we will keep you updated. Contact or Tel: 01536 515505. Visit for more details.

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STUART & NATALIE 06.00 – 10.00 Heart Breakfast with Stuart & Natalie Join Stuart & Natalie each weekday morning from 6 for more music variety across Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough. They'll have all the latest news, traffic and travel, weather and more fun in the morning. 10.00 – 13.00 Toby Anstis Join Toby Anstis each weekday morning from 10 for more music variety, more chances to win and the latest news every hour for Northants! It's the perfect soundtrack to your mornings. 13.00 – 16.00 Nick Snaith Join Nick Snaith each afternoon from 1 for more music variety, plus there's a chance to guess the year on the Time Tunnel at 2pm, and news every hour for Northants. Make sure you're tuned in from 1pm.

Where did September go? Can’t believe that we’re already talking about Halloween and Fireworks events on the air at Heart! We’ve also been meeting some of the stars of our regional Panto’s! Linda Lussadi and Sam Kane, the husband and wife team who are appearing in the traditional fairytale Sleeping Beauty, at the Royal & Derngate Theatre in Northampton! They told us it was their 16th Christmas season performing together, and the last time they were in Northampton was four years ago when they appeared in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Linda and Sam promised to come and see us on Heart Breakfast before the curtain goes up on this year’s show, so keep listening. So the X Factor live shows have begun, and our money is on the ‘over’s and Mrs Osbourne for the win this year, we reckon her category is the strongest. Last year, Christopher Maloney, who was one of the ‘overs’ being mentored by Gary Barlow went quite a long way into the competition

before being beaten by James Arthur. Chris Maloney has actually started following Stuart on Twitter, which got us thinking about your best celebrity claims to fame! One of our favorites was Kev in Northants, who had been in the gym changing rooms with non other than Frank Bruno, which we thought was pretty darn impressive. What was lame though, was Charlotte who saw a scruffy Ian Beale in Clinton Cards in Milton Keynes and Jo in Wellingborough who danced with the guy who went on to become Tinky Winky! Finally, have you seen our brand new TV Ad featuring the brilliant Olly Murs, “Giving It Some Heart”? If you go to you can check it out, and we’re giving you the chance to win 500 iTunes Songs just for answering a question about it. The Heart Angels are also touring Northamptonshire with a life size cut out of Olly, and you can come and have your picture taken with him “Giving It Some Heart”! Keep listening to find out where we’re going to be.

16.00 – 19.00 Matt Jarvis Matt is the man to get you home on time after a long day, with just the best music. He'll have all the latest traffic and travel news for Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough every 20 minutes and local news on the hour. Make sure you're listening when you jump in the car! 19.00 – 22.00 Roberto Roberto is our new man in the evenings. He'll be playing all your favourite songs and chatting about your day, and giving you the chance to win. It's the perfect way to relax after a busy day. 22.00 – 01.00 The Late Show with Simon Beale The Late Show on Heart is packed full of cool, relaxing songs to ease you through to the end of the day. It's the perfect soundtrack as you head to bed.


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EXTRA Time - What’s On in Northamptonshire - get out and enjoy yourselves there is something for everyone. Friday October 18: Wild and Independent! Wild and Independent!: Jinny Wade tells of her travels as she grows up 7.30-8.30pm £3 on the door Teas/coffees and a raffle. All Saints Church Hall, William St, Kettering Northamptonshire NN16 9RR. Friday October 18: Sure Thing! - Jazz evening. An evening of great songs and first class musicianship. No matter what you're preferred style, you're bound to enjoy this youthful approach to the standard jazz repertoire. All Saints Church Hall, William St, Kettering Northamptonshire NN16 9RR. 7.30pm £5 ticket only admission Available from Cathy on 01536 524125 or Angela on 01536 522158

Wildheart & Lyric present Birdy Tuesday October 22: Wildheart & Lyric present Birdy. Enter the wild world of Wildheart and Lyric. A thrilling, fast paced adventure with physical mayhem, comedy and live original music. Birdy is a love story that skips brazenly past the ‘happy ever after’ and laughs joyously at the absurdity of real life. A world famous Chanteuse,

Birdy and a hopeless young Illusionist fall passionately in love, but with the birth of their first child, the spotlight suddenly shifts. Birdy must face the perils of domesticity and motherhood, and fight to keep her love, passion and ambition alive. 7.45pm All tickets £10 The Castle, Castle Way, Wellingborough Northamptonshire NN8 1XA. 01933 229 022

Friday October 18 to Thursday October 31: There's spooky fun for kids of all ages at West Lodge Farm Park, every day during half term. Enjoy spooky tractor rides around the farm, a ghost walk, pantomime ghost stories, pumpkin carving and apple bobbing – and see inside the witch’s house, the curious stone cottage out in the woods at West Lodge. Families will also be able to enjoy all the regular activities at West Lodge including piglet racing, a cuddle corner, play area, den building, barrel rides and nature trails. Daily from 10am to 5pm. Admission is £5.95 for adults, £4.95 for children (under 2s go free), £5.45 for OAPs (but free on Tuesdays) or £20.00 for a family ticket (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children). West Lodge Farm Park, Back Lane, Desborough, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN14 2SH Northamptonshire NN14 2SH. Telephone: 01536 760552 or visit: Saturday October 19: Sound Sensation’s (Kettering Operatic Society) Sound Sensation’s Autumn Concert Holy Trinity Church Squires Hill Rothwell NN14 6BQ 7.30pm Saturday 19th October 2013 Tickets £5 Doors open 7pm Tickets will be on sale at the door or in advance form Rothwell and Desborough Heritage Centres. All proceeds form this event for Holy Trinity Rothwell Trust registered charity number 1011662 The trust’s aim is to assist financially with the maintenance of the fabric of the church building. Come along and enjoy Music from the shows with ight refreshments available during the interval. Tickets Adullts £5 For sale at Rothwell & Desborough Heritage centres, The Vicarage Squires Hill next to the church or pay on the door. Holy Trinity Church , Squires Hill Rothwell Northamptonshire NN14 6BQ

Judy Shire - The Devils Daughter Thursday October 31: Judy Shire (The Devils Daughter) Vamp Rock Band Halloween Concert The Drome is transforming into The Devils Daughters Lair Halloween Night. With the team transformed into Evil Creatures of The Night who will welcome you to the World of The Devils Daughter. Vampires, Witches, Ghosts, Ghouls and other Creatures of the Night will be

arriving for The Devils Daughters Halloween Concert. So fancy dress is a must if you want to mingle in unnoticed! Judy Shire (The Devils Daughter) and her Vamp Rock Band will be performing all of the Songs from her new Album Beyond Imagination. Concert start time 8.30pm, Tickets £16 on the door or in advance from The Picturedrome, various ticketing agencies and direct from Judy Shire Management. More information at 07746480487.

Saturday October 19: Warkton Village Craft Market top quality, handmade crafts, by local sellers 10 stalls all different from each other, and different each month homemade cakes & refreshments served in vintage china in our tea area beautiful village setting. Every 3rd Saturday of the month 10 - 4 Free Entry. Warkton Village Hall, Warkton nr Kettering, NN16 9XJ Northamptonshire NN16 9XJ Saturday October 19 and Sunday 20: LMS Branchline at War – 1940s.

Experience the atmosphere of wartime Britain at Rushden Transport Museum, Rushden Station (NN10 0AW). Find out more here: Monday October 21: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. During his final lecture on the duality of man, the respectable Dr Jekyll reveals his strange association with the mysterious Edward Hyde and the shocking truth about his identity: that Hyde, unlike other human beings, is not only fundamentally evil, but also the very definition of it. Combining edgeof-your-seat thrills with stunning physical theatre, Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “bogey tale” is brought chillingly to life in this ground-breaking one-man show. Recommended for ages 12+ Based on the novella by Robert Louis Stevenson (a GCSE set text) 7.30pm Tickets £11 (£10 concessions) Kettering Arts Centre at St Andrews Church, corner Rockingham Rd & Lindsay St, Kettering Northamptonshire NN16 8RG Friday October 25: Festive Shopping Evening. Getting ready for Christmas? There's plenty of gifts for everyone. Some stalls that you've never seen here before. Starts at 7.30 9.15pm £3.50 entry with glass of wine or juice and mince pie. All Saints Church Hall, William St, Kettering Northamptonshire NN16 9RR. Saturday October 26: Charity dinner with entertainment from the John Clare String Quartet at St Peter's RC Parish Hall, Higham Road, Rushden, NN10 6AG, at 7 for 7.30pm. A three-course meal plus a musical treat from the John Clare String Quartet for £10 per person. All proceeds to the HCPT Group 832 (taking local people to Lourdes). For bookings and menu details, call: 01933 313456 or email: Saturday October 26 and Sunday October 27: Boughton House - Open Garden for NGS The Northamptonshire home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch. The garden opening including opportunities to see the historic walled kitchen garden and herbaceous border incl the newly created sensory and wildlife gardens. The wilderness woodland will open for visitors to view the spring flowers or the autumn colours. As a special treat the garden originally created by Sir David Scott (cousin of the Duke of Buccleuch) will also be open. Open:For NGS: Sats, Suns 23, 24 Feb; 26, 27 Oct (11-3). Admission £5, Children £2. Times:11-3. Telephone:01536 515731. For other opening times and information, please phone or see garden website. Open for charity. Boughton House, Kettering Northamptonshire NN14 1BJ Saturday October 26, 10am: Join the Wellingborough Ramblers on a 8m circular from Woodford at the Village via Green Woodford. Circular Lowick and Slipton SP 966 769 John and Diane 0 1 9 3 3 678545


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EXTRA Time - What’s On in Northamptonshire - get out and enjoy yourselves there is something for everyone. Saturday October 26: Halloween Ghost Train at Rushden Transport Museum, Rushden Station (NN10 0AW). Find out more here: Saturday October 26: Flame & Thunder Show. An action packed day for all the family featuring motorsport stunts and Drag Racing. Witness a huge gathering of jet vehicles including a Jet Dragster, Jet Funny Cars, Jet Truck and Jet Beetle. Experience 300mph Nitro guzzling Top Fuel machines along with cars and bikes from all classes of Drag Racing. Watch stunt displays including Monster Trucks, Freestyle Motocross, Drifting and Stunt Riders. The climax of the day will be a huge firework display with massive bonfire. Contact the Box Office on 01234 782828 or visit for more details. Day Entry: 8am – 6pm. Tickets from £17. Kids under 16 go free, max 3 per adults. Santa Pod Raceway, Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough Northamptonshire NN29 7XA. Telephone 01234 782828.

Owls to Behold Wednesday, October 30: The rescue owls return once again in this free event. Handle, watch and learn about the many different species of owls that inhabit our countryside in

this free day out. 12 Castle Way, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 1XB. 01933 276838

Currently, until October 27 (23.30pm, weekends): Free Discovery Tour event (but normal admission charges apply). Join a tour of Lyveden’s Elizabethan garden and discover the fascinating history and mysteries of Sir Thomas Tresham’s New Bield. The tour is over grass and rough ground with no path – at Lyveden New Bield near Oundle, PE8 5AT. Details here:

Anton Du Beke Ballroom To Broadway Thursday 16 and Friday 17 January: Anton Du Beke announces a spectacular new production, ‘Ballroom To Broadway’, embarking on a major UK & Ireland tour for 2014. Ballroom to Broadway is a trip of treats celebrating the golden sound of musicals through a star-spangled programme of dance and song. Witty, charismatic and a natural entertainer, Anton’s skills in front of an audience extend far beyond his exceptional ballroom talents and the show will see him present and perform a collection of show-stopping numbers that epitomise the glitz and glamour of ballroom magic. Featuring such classic hits as ‘Anything Goes’, ‘Rhythm of Life’, ‘Impossible Dream’, ‘Hushabye Mountain’ and ‘Begin The Beguine’, Anton will be joined on stage by special guest West End star Summer Strallen (Top Hat, Love Never Dies and The Sound of Music), superb singer Lance Ellington, world-class ensemble dancers including Faye Huddleston (Burn The Floor) and the Raymond Gubbay Big Band Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe. Commenting on the tour, Anton Du Beke said, “I can’t wait to get back out on the road again. Ballroom To Broadway is going to be a great show and I look forward to seeing dance fans of all ages as we make our way around the country”. Northamton Ryal & Derngate, 01604 624 811.

new-bield/ or call Ann Hoxley on: 01832 205358. Monday 28 Oct to Wednesday 30 Oct 2: Holiday Clubs for Disabled Young People in Northamptonshire. Papworth Trust are once again running holiday youth clubs in Northamptonshire for disabled young people during the October 2013 half term. The clubs will run in Kettering, Wellingborough and Raunds. To book or find out more about the holiday clubs in Northamptonshire, please call Alison on 07792 204892 or email Monday 10am-3pm Tuesday 10am - 3pm Wednesday 11am-2.30pm. North Park Pavillion, Kettering, AMF Bowling & Pizza Hut, Wellingborough & Saxon Hall in Raunds Northamptonshire NN16 9LW. Telephone: 07792 204892 Thursday October 31:Knitathon. Join us to knit or crochet hats, scarves and gloves for The Daylight Centre to distribute. Drop in and just knit a few rows or bring a packed lunch and stay all day. Donations of wool gratefully received. 10:15 - 12pm Cost: Price of a cuppa! The Wellingborough Museum 12 Castle Way, Wellingborough (next to The Castle Theatre) Northamptonshire NN8 1XB Thursday October 31: Halloween fun rides/bouncy castle, 5.30pm fancy dress competition, 6.10pm Halloween performance by The Steel Spirit Cheerleading Club and the Spooky walk at 6.15pm. Entrance is ONLY £2.00 per car - all proceeds will go towards the setting up of the event. There is on site catering available. Please wear suitable footwear and bring waterproofs (if needed). For more information contact East Carlton on 01536 770977. Saturday November 2 & Sunday November 3: 2013 The Suffering at Rockingham Castle Participate in The Suffering 10k or Pain & Suffering 10 mile obstacle race. Prices start from £30 Email: or Call Markus On: 07788 628775 Saturday November 2 from 3pm: Wellingborough Christmas Lights Switch On Event will see the town Centre host live music and dancing on stage along with children's entertainers and amusements, plus a very special appearance from Father Christmas. As the lights are switched on, a firework display will light up the sky over the town centre. Visit for more information. Sunday November 10, 10am12noon. Baby/Children Nearly New Sale at The Pemberton Centre, H E Bates Way, Rushden, NN10 9YP. Entrance £1, children are admitted free. For a stall, email: Saturday December 14 from 7pm: Cransley Hospice Christmas Party Night. Tickets £25 per person from the fundraising office, phone: 01536

527407. Venue: Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Drive, NN15 6PB. Two-course meal and live music from Areo Soul – a nine-piece big band soul sound – with Nigel Adair and Big Bopper Entertainments Disco. Food at 8pm, bar closes at midnight, carriages at 12.30am. Monday to Saturday Six days a week at Corby Heritage Centre, 75-77 High Street, Old Village, Corby, NN17 1UU – exhibition of Corby’s rich history. Open from 2pm-4pm, Monday to Friday and 9am-12.30pm on Saturdays, the Heritage Centre tells the story of Corby’s long association with iron and steel making, right up to the town’s regeneration and exciting plans for the future. The current exhibition, Stewarts and Lloyds, the Early Years, highlights the arrival of the Corby Steel Works, the migration of people to Corby, the homes offered to workers, some of the fascinating facts behind steel making in Corby and much more, including the rise and fall of steelmaking in Corby and the effect of the Steelworks’ closure in 1979. Tuesdays (6.30pm) in September: Zumba classes in The Bede House, Higham Ferrers, NN10 8BT. Led by Michelle J. Just turn up 10 minutes before each class – £4. Other class times, dates, locations, tel: 07974809003 for details or visit: Wednesdays: Line dancing for absolute beginners. A relaxed class for all ages, men and women. Every Wednesday 7-8pm. The Working Men’s Club, Queen Street, Earls Barton, NN6OLN. £4 pay as you go. Ring Karen for more details on: 07941762416. Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, plus Wednesday mornings. Awaken with Yoga – classes with experienced teacher – Rushden & Higham Ferrers. All classes are very friendly and held in quality private venues. Beginners and those wishing to advance are all welcome. If you have aches and pains or stress, yoga will help! For details, visit Facebook The Shoe Factory Studio – Off Duck Street – Rushden, NN10 9YW. Trial session is £8, £39 for six-week blocks. Thursdays at the Picturedrome, Kettering Road, Northampton NN1 4BN: Rock and Roll Tea Dance, 1-4pm. Entertainment from The Big Old Band – music from the 40s, 50s and 60s. Admission free. Lunchtime menu and afternoon tea available. Details: 01604 629 595 or email: Organised by Age UK Northamptonshire. Sundays: Rushden’s Whitefriars Church runs ‘Stepping Out’ events for the wider community on the second Sunday of the month, instead of a single church service. These include Kidz Klub (Whitefriars Junior School, 10.15am), the ‘Silver Service’ church service (with traditional hymns at the Bridge Community Office at Whitefriars, 10.30am); the Books ‘n’ More Reading Group (at the Arabica Coffee House from 10.30am);



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EXTRA Time - What’s On in Northamptonshire - get out and enjoy yourselves there is something for everyone. and Handy Helpers (practical help in the community). Further details from Philip and Denise Evans: 01933 316834. Find out more about church activities, here: www.whitefriar CHILDREN’S GROUPS Rhymetime (free): Thursdays 10.30am to 11.15am at Burton Latimer Library. Contact: 0300 126 1000. Tuesdays 10.30-11am at Corby Library. Contact: 01536 203304 Fridays 10-10.30am at Desborough Library. Contact: 01536 711880. Thursdays 10-10.30am at Higham Ferrers Library. Contact: 01933 314842. Monday fortnightly 2.30-3pm at Irthlingborough Library. Contact: 01933 650641. Tuesdays 9.30-10am & 10.30-11am at Kettering Library. Contact: 01536 512315. Thursdays 11-11.30am at Raunds Library. Contact: 01933 623671. Every Monday, 2.30pm to 3pm at Rothwell Library. Contact: 0300 126 1000. Alternates at Rushden Library – one week on Tuesday at 10.30-11am, the next week Thursday 2-2.30pm. Contact: 01933 312754. Wednesdays 10-10.30am & 11-11.30am at Wellingborough Library. Contact: 01933 225365. Nature Tots – nature activities for children under five. £3.50 per child, includes refreshments. Booking essential, telephone: 01604 810970. Every third Tuesday of each month during term time – 10am to 11.30am – at Sywell Country Park, Washbrook Lane, Ecton NN6 0QX. Also, every first Wednesday of each month in term time at Irchester Country Park, Gipsy Lane, Little Irchester, Wellingborough NN97DL – call 01933 276866. Also, second Thursdays at Fermyn Wood Country Park, Lyveden Road, Brigstock, Kettering NN14 3HS. Every Monday & Tuesday, sensory and soft play sessions for underfives & their grown-ups. Book a 50minute play session – running 9am-3pm. Limited spaces. £2.50 per playing child: Aardvark Soft Play at Corby Masonic Complex, 27 Rockingham Road, Corby, NN17 1AD. Contact: 01536 201535 or 07889390500 or Play Mates: Tuesdays 9.30-11am at Corby Old Village Community Centre. £1.50. Contact Kelly on: 01536 201852. Tiny Tots: Thursdays 2.15-3.15pm, term time only, at St Giles Church Community Centre, Desborough. Stay & Play (Higham Ferrers SureStart). Mondays 9.15-10.45am at Higham Ferrers Library. Fridays 1.302.30pm at Bede House. Contact: 01933 419759. Little Lambs: Fridays 10-11.30am. Reachout Community Church, 4 High Street, Irchester. Contact: 01933 225525. Irchester Village Hall BATS (Babies and Toddlers): Wednesdays 10.1511.15am in term time. £1 1st child, 50p

thereafter. Contact 01933 410866.



Little Treasures: Mondays 9.4511.15am at Crow Hill Community Centre, Irthlingborough. Contact: 01933 225525. Noah’s Ark: Wednesdays 9.3011.30am at Reachout Community Church, Allen Road, Irthlingborough. Contact: 01933 225525. St Peter’s Under Fives: Mondays 23pm, term time only, at St Peter’s Church, Church Street, Irthlingborough. Contact: 01933 650278. Mawsley Baby & Toddler Group: Thursdays, 9.30-11am, The Centre at Mawsley, Kettering. £1.50 first child, 50p per child thereafter. Contact Sarah on: 01536 790517. Hawthorn Berries: Mondays & Thursdays 9.15-11am, term time only, at Hawthorn Primary School Community Room, Kettering. £1 per family. Contact: 01536 359574. St Edwards Mums & Tots: Wednesdays 9-11am at St Edwards RC Primary School, Eastleigh Road, Kettering. £1.20 for 1st child, 30p thereafter. Contact Kim on: 01536 391581. Every Tuesday and Thursday Buggy Fit, Mocha Mama, Glendon Farm Complex, Kettering. Fitness class for new mums. 11am-12noon, £5 each. St Edwards Mums & Tots Wednesdays, 9-11am, St Edwards RC Primary School, Eastleigh Road, Kettering £1.20 for 1st child, 30p thereafter. 01536 391581. Smiley Tots Tuesdays, 9.4511.45am, Ise Pavillion, Grantown Close, Kettering, £2 for 1st child, £1 thereafter. Call Sarah: 01536 352653. Alley Cats, Fridays, 10-11.30am, Praise Community Church, Alexandra Street, Kettering £1 first child, 30p per child thereafter. Call: 01536 410285. BrambleTots, Fridays, 10-11.45am, Ise Pavillion, Kettering. £1.50/family. Contact Hayley: 01536 524701 The Little Ones: Mondays and Thursdays 9-11.15am, term time only, Church of Christ The King, Deeble Road, Kettering. £1 per family. Contact Erika: 01536 517553. Little Fishes: Every other Wednesday 2-3pm. Little Harrowden Church, Main Street, Little Harrowden. Contact Heather on: 01933 678225. Hopscotch at Loddington School. Thursdays, 2.15-3.15pm Loddington School, Call: 07742 664604.

The Russian State Ballet and Opera House at the Lighthouse Theatre Saturday, October 26. This new production is brought to life by Konstantin Uralsky, former Bolshoi Ballet dancer, who is the Company’s artistic director and has been creating ballets for more than twenty years. He is a classic Russian artist in the passionate, romantic mode. Uralsky’s work is a phenomenon in Russian national culture and his creative experience deserves attention and study of young, novice choreographers. Konstantin Uralsky said : "William Shakespeare has given manking the most optimist tragedy - a poem about love. Our ballet is a ballet about love. Love about each other, love, dreams and its traditions. Love, without which life is impossible". Romeo and Juliet is an all-time favourite classic love story. William Shakespeare’s story of Romeo and Juliet was one of the first works of literature to inspire ballet choreographers - so perfectly suited to dance are its drama, romance and tragedy. Contact Sarah on: 01933 622116. Twinkle Tots: Wednesdays 9.3011am at Reachout Community Church, School Lane, Rothwell. Call: 01933 225525.

Pytchley Mums & Tots Tuesdays, 10-11.30am, Pytchley School Hall. Call Dawn: 07964 225369.

Whitefriars KidzKlub (Reception to Year 4) and SeniorKidz (Years 5 and 6) meet each Friday in term time, 6.15pm to 7.15pm at Whitefriars Junior School, Boughton Drive, Rushden, NN10 9HX.

St Peters Parent & Toddler Group: Fridays 9.30-11.30am, term time only, at Saxon Hall, Raunds. £1.50 1st child, 25p thereafter.

Mums & Tots: Tuesdays 10-11.30am at Rushden Full Gospel Church & Christian Centre, 60 High Street

Set to one of Prokofiev’s most evocative scores, this production is filled with beautiful dance, riveting battles, and compelling drama, all amidst stunning production designs. Romeo and Juliet is based on external conflict and portrays the long-standing quarrel between two established families in Verona. Two innocent youths meet by chance, relishing the discovery and passion of first love—only to be shattered by tragic twists of fate and the destructive hatred of their own families. Full of mystery and romance, Romeo and Juliet has become one of the most beloved ballets, captured the imagination of many generations over the years, and continues to attract audiences worldwide and inspire both young and old. Romeo & Juliet is known for its breathless ‘Pas de Deux’, dramatic emotions and tragic tale, and considered by many to be one of the greatest Classical Ballets of all time!

South. Call Marie: 01933 316084. Stay & Play (Rushden SureStart): Wednesdays 2.15-3.15pm. Newton Road Community Primary School. Call: 01933 410112.

Jumping Beans: Wednesdays 9.1511am term time only, at Mill Road Baptist Church, Wellingborough. Contact: 01933 383159.

Mucky Pups (Messy Play): Tuesdays 9.45-11.15am at St Andrews Church Hall, Berrymoor Road, Wellingborough. £2.50 per child. Contact: 01933 272119.

Little COGS: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9.30am-11.15am. Reachout Community Church, Havelock Street, Wellingborough. 50p per child. Contact: 01933 225525.

The Rascals Music Session: Fridays 9.45-11.15am. St Andrews Church Hall, Berrymoor Road, Wellingborough. £2 1st child, £1.25 2nd child. Contact: 01933 272119.

Little Fishes: Fridays 1.30-3pm at Our Lady’s Catholic School Hall, Henshaw Road, Wellingborough. £1 per family. Contact Lee on: 01933 460266.

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The stars join Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall to Celebrate the Harvest HER Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall attended a service at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday to Celebrate the Harvest. The service which was held as part of British Food Fortnight’s campaign to rekindle the tradition of celebrating the Harvest, was the first harvest festival to be held in the Abbey since 1966. The actor Martin Clunes, television’s Doc Martin, led the readings. Martin is a passionate advocate of the countryside and owns a farm in West Dorset from where he runs Buckham Fair, a traditional countryside fair. The service was attended by 530 children from schools, scout groups and girl guides, having won their places in the Abbey through a ‘Harvest Lottery for Schools’ launched by Her Royal Highness at the beginning of the summer term. The whole of the Nave of the Abbey was filled with harvest boxes of goodies they had grown and cooked themselves. The children were joined by a host of well-known personalities from the world of food and farming. Damian Lewis, the actor most well-known for his Golden Globe and Emmy winning role as Nicholas Brody in the television drama Homeland

read a new harvest poem that was written especially for this service by the BBC and Channel 4 sports poet, Henry Birtles. Damian is an ambassador for (the non-denominational) Christian Aid and an ambassador for The Prince’s Trust. The Bishop of London, The Right Reverend Dr Richard Chartres, gave a special address followed by a reading from The Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Owen Paterson MP. Milly Wastie, the 24 year old Chairman of the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs, gave a very moving reflection on farming The service opened with the congregation singing ‘Come, ye thankful people, come, raise the song of harvest-home!’ Other celebrities who attended the service included: Alex James, Hairy Biker and current Strictly Come Dancing contestant Dave Myers, Greg Wallace, Phil Vickery (the former England rugby player), Blue Peter presenter Barney Harwood and Blue Peter gardener Chris Collins, Countryfile presenter Julia Bradbury, Anton Mossiman, Stanley Johnson and Adam Henson (countryside television presenter).

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall: Attending the Harvest Festival service The winner of British Food Fortnight’s competition to find a new harvest anthem - a modern day ‘We plough the fields and scatter’ - attended the service. Bryony Muir, a Scottish school teacher was chosen as the winner by Paul Mealor, the composer who wrote The Military Wives Choir ‘Wherever you Are’ and whose music was performed at the wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Following the service, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall met school children in the Nave and talked to them about all the wonderful produce they had grown for their harvest boxes. The Duchess then met Damian Lewis, Martin Clunes and others involved in the service. All the produce was collected from the Abbey by the Fullers dray horses and distributed to those in need by the Royal Voluntary Service.


Harvest poem Read by actor, Damian Lewis at British Food Fortnight’s Service “Celebrate the Harvest”, Westminster Abbey 16th October 2013. LET’s gather as a band of one, in symphony across the land To thank our Lord for Harvest reaped and Actor: Damien lewis gratefully as one let’s stand To think of those, for all their toil who’ve readied plough, who’ve nurtured soil The farmers in the fields, the cold; the hardened hands, the fens, the wold So many aspects of a life, a challenge most will never know For we in houses snugly sleep, whilst in the biting winds and snow The men and women of their earth prepare a ground for springtime seeds That one day will produce our bread, our milk, our food, our daily needs And through this nation memories walk, a depth of image ever strong Of distant days and innocence; of man and Shire Horse ploughing on Of wheatsheaves standing in the sun and laughing land girls coming home The orchards, meadows, hedgerow birds; the pitchfork and the haystack dome Though now they rest in picture form, the people, beasts and tools long gone The land they worked is constant still; the boundaries, fields, the far off hill The skylark’s song remains the same; a trout will rise below the mill For all the romance of these scenes, look not through glass of tinted rose Ask farming people what it’s like and though the job is one they chose It takes its toll; the troughs are long and cold and deep The flattened barley, missing sheep and so much more that blights their show But on and on and on they go, until that day of days has come The tractor’s parked, the combine’s quiet; the crop is in, the Harvest done. Henry Birtles (b 1966)

It’s not too late to support World Food Day WEDNESDAY 16 October was World Food Day, research shows that 61% of us, as shoppers, are concerned about the environmental impact of our food and groceries. How much of the food you buy do you waste? Latest figures show that we throw away 7.2 million tonnes of food and drink from our homes every year, the majority of which could have been eaten or leftovers used better. Most of this wasted food will be thrown into the bin. World Food Day highlights the fact that there are millions of people around the world who do not have enough to eat. The Trussell Trust run sustainable community projects tackling poverty and exclusion in Bulgaria and the United Kingdom through the UK Foodbank Network, Community Enterprises and Bulgaria projects..The Trust’s Give it up for Foodbanks campaign asked people to choose something they want to give up, which could be going without their morning coffee, giving up lunch for a day, or a chocolate bar on the way home from work and instead donate the money saved to The Trussell Trust to support their UK network of much needed foodbanks. Mukesh Malhotra of Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland (RIBI) said: “Hunger is a widespread problem both globally but also in our own local communities. There has been a sharp rise in the number of foodbanks in Great Britain and Ireland and increasing numbers of Rotary clubs are getting involved in helping them. “Foodbanks provide vital community sup-

port for those in need and we are urging everyone to help by either supporting The Trussell Trust’s campaign or their local foodbank.” Many Rotary clubs are aware that a lot of those people live here in Great Britain and Ireland. Rotarians are calling upon people to support the initiative.

World Food Day has been observed since 1981 and is held each year on October 16th to mark the day when the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations was founded in 1945. For more information go to

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Don’t miss the bus!

Dear Extra, The 50 bus route is not all it seems!! – As the route is often operated with X4 Stagecoach Gold buses, so be aware of this at Kettering or Bedford starting points (and along the route should one of these Peterborough – Milton Keynes buses appear ‘off route’). Route 49 also uses the route 19 or route 50 buses – so beware of this, if you are not a regular bus user. I would also like to draw readers’ attention to anyone travelling at 18.15 out of Kettering or 18.56 out of Bedford, neither journeys use 50 doubledeckers, and are operated with midibuses. A few weeks ago an elderly friend was in Bedford and inadvertently let her 50 bus go – being unaware X4 buses frequent the 50 route to and from Bedford/Kettering and may also be a 49 on the Crown Park route to make further confusion to bus passengers unaware of these strange or unfamiliar buses. Derek Dicks Rushden Dear Extra, The Poppies deserve to have a positive result going their way, for a club survival after the 7th October judiciary appeal. The local and global financial support has gone ‘Viral’ along with the best media support to give Kettering Town FC the right to exist. I am pleased to donate the prize money of the Extra’s prize-winning letter I

won in the 45th October edition to the survival fund. A typographic inexactitude appeared in the 4th October edition – where my letter printed stated that England former centre forward and Kettering player manager Tommy Lawton was a CENTRE HALF, that honour was reserved for the legend of Jackie Froggat also FTFC player manager (I know football pundits will have spotted the mistake). Even if as stated he still scored 4 goals on his 38th birthday! Ron Atkinson also player manager went on to manage Manchester United and Irish international Derek Dougan made the Poppies famous as the first club to have sponsorship on their team shirts and set the trend for other clubs. As a N.A.B.B.A. coach and weight training instructor – now of some celebration of 50 years this October as well as Midland – physique judge it has been my pleasure in the past to supply my club weights and instruction to the Poppies in the realm of player Steve Gammons and Poppies manager as well as Ron Atkinson who was made manager after Steve – Ron Atkinson – Leo the Lion was a class act in his own right, we got on well. There is a record gate for the Rockingham Road ground of nearly 12,000 fans when the Poppies had a mid-

week FA Cup replay with ‘Posh’ Peterborough United decades ago. Nearly all firms gave the midweek game their support by giving the afternoon off. Kettering were leading 2-1 then minutes before full-time right back Bronco Reynolds headed away for a corner and it beat our goalkeeper all ends up – extra time and ‘Posh’ scored the winner 2-3. Yes the Poppies ‘This Is Your Life’ and in Churchillian rhetoric “We will never surrender” to exist! For the Poppies to bloom again – my blessings. Regards and Best Wishes, Derek Bradshaw


Hemmings has been be missed

think they own the place and always Dear Extra, Those of you who know Corby, prob- think they are in the right . . . but with ably know that a staple of Corby life a wink and a smile at the end, the cusfor the last half-century, Hemmings tomer knew he was having a laugh. DIY, closed its doors for the final time He super-glued a £1 coin to the floor and chuckled every time a customer on October 16, 2012. Founder, Leonard William Hem- attempted to pick it up. The best story is the one where a mings (Len) opened Hemmings DIY 60 years ago and it moved to its customer stole the shop van, but as it most renowned location, George was such a death trap they brought it Street, Corby, in 1955 and remained back the next day! The family would like to thank all the hub of the store’s activities until those who took the time to let them its closure. Len had a trusted crew of mostly know how sad the closure was and to family members helping him make thank them for their custom and all a wonderful success of the business the banter over all those years . . . the and most of them had a tale or two banter with you, loyal customers, is for me. One I specifically remember what is missed the most. is where Len always carried his toast Bill Hedrick. in his briefcase and the company Corby. money in a brown paper bag! How about the time his wife was working at the shop and if LETTERS POLICY someone came in who looked Letters should arrive by noon on the Monday before publication. a little down-trodden or was Full name and address must be supplied and details will be withheld only in exceptional circumstances. Letters should be short of money, she would say no longer than 250 words and may be edited. it was a shame for them and Please email your letters to or send by post to Extra Local Ltd, let them off some of the price . Chesham House, 53 Lower Street, Kettering NN16 8BH . . needless to say Len sent her home so he would still have a Prize for the Best Letter to the Editor! business to run! We love to hear from our readers. Your news and views are All places of work have their very important to us, send in your letters, stories, opinions and practical joker and Hemmings comments. If you have a subject that you would like to air or simply a personal view that you would like to express, here is DIY was no exception. your opportunity! A customer was saying how lovely the shop was and how We also want to know more about you, what you want to see in the paper, what you want more of and what you want less of. nice everyone was and, without a smile, the worker told Letters please by Tuesday for publication on Friday. the customer how fed up he was about customers who


Your Personal Bill of Rights Lisa Phillips Executive Coach, Personal Development and Enjoying life! As a regularly featured personality on radio and TV, Lisa is an international expert on self development and coaching. She has owned her coaching business, Amazing Coaching for ten years and has worked in over 20 countries. Her passion and love of life is infectious. What do you think you are worth? Do you think you deserve to be treated fairly or do you believe that other people deserve to be treated better than you do? Do you treat your friends or family better than you treat yourself? Actually…………….We all possess the same basic rights! Many people seem to have forgotten or may have never been told that these basic rights exist and they apply to everyone on this earth. It is actually a really worthwhile exercise to remind yourself of these human rights as it assists you in validating your own needs, opinions, and boundaries.

So…where do we start? Here is an example of my own Personal Bill of Rights: 1) I have the right to say what is on my mind. 2) I have the right to be happy or sad. 3) I have the right to express my own opinions and beliefs. 4) I have the right to change my mind. 5) I have the right not to make a decision until I am ready to do so. 6) I have the right to say ‘ I don’t understand’. 7) I have the right to say ‘ yes’ or ‘ no’ without explaining myself. 8) I have the right to feel ALL my emotions. 9) I have the right to accept or decline help without undue shame, anxiety or guilt. 10) I have the right to decline responsibility for other people’s problems. 11) I have the right to change my mind if I feel like it. 12) I have the right to be illogical in making decisions. 13) I have the right to my own time. 14) I have the right to say ‘ I don’t care’. 15) I have the right to set my own rules and priorities. 16) I have the right to be listened to, and taken seriously. 17) I have the right to make mistakes. 18) I have the right to my own friends and acquaintances and how and when to spend time with them. I may, but don’t have to, justify these choices to others. 19) I have the right to choose if, when and how to respectfully tell others how their actions are affecting me and to take responsibility for doing so.

20) I have the right to take all the time I need to evaluate and make important life decisions. If this stresses other people, they are responsible for asserting their needs and I am responsible for balancing them with mine. 21) I have the right to distinguish between who other people SAY I AM, and WHO I REALLY AM. 22) I have the right to choose how and when to fill my needs, even if my choices conflict with other people’s values or wishes. 23) I have the right to decide if and when, I choose to forgive my mistakes or anyone else’s mistakes.

Why not take the time this week to write your own list? Feel free to pinch some of mine and add to it in order to make it personal for you. Make sure you read each statement regularly or you may want to pin it up on your wall to remind yourself daily. Also, refer to this Bill any time you feel conflict or upset in your life. This will help you clarify each person’s basic rights and work together for a win-win situation. Have a great week, Lisa


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Arthritis in pets IT was World Arthritis Day on October 14, and vet charity PDSA want to make pet owners aware that our four-legged friends can also suffer from this condition, which causes painful and swollen joints. PDSA Senior Veterinary Surgeon, Elaine Pendlebury explains: “In healthy pets a smooth protective layer of cartilage covers the joint surfaces, which are bathed in a fluid that acts like a lubricant. But as our pets get older a number of changes can occur in the joint, such as damage to the cartilage and fluid, which can cause swelling and pain in the joints. This causes reduced mobility and stiffness.” Signs of arthritis in dogs and cats can include lameness, stiffness when walking (particularly after a long period of rest), and reluctance to play or jump. In cats, their coat quality may deteriorate

as they are less able to groom. Prevention is always better than cure, so ensuring your pet maintains a healthy weight, through a balanced diet and regular exercise, can help to reduce the risk of arthritis developing in the first place. For dogs, daily exercise including playing and time spent safely off the lead, is essential for health, mobility and general wellbeing. For cats, spending time playing with them and providing toys that induce exercise, such as those where the pet has to find their food in different types of toys and fishing rodtype ones that the cat can chase can help encourage activity . Elaine continues: “Overweight pets are more likely to suffer from arthritis as well as larger dogs and those that had a previous joint injury. If an arthritic pet takes an excessive amount of exercise, such as a particularly long walk, this can

also make the condition more painful the next day’ If your pet does have arthritis, your vet will be able to advise you of an appropriate exercise and diet programme together with any medication that could help alleviate your pet’s pain. This could include: Changes to your pet’s diet to ensure a healthy weight. Prescription diets and certain nutritional supplements (under your vet’s guidance) to promote joint health. Regular short amounts of exercise rather than long periods of rest followed by long walks, to help keep affected joints mobile. Prescribed medication Canine hydrotherapy Medicines cannot cure the condition, but can often be very helpful in reducing the pain and inflammation. Medication is often used in conjunction with good exercise management and weight control. Caring for an arthritic pet involves understanding from an owner, but with lots of affection, patience and regular veterinary care, affected pets can still enjoy a good quality of life. Elaine finishes: “If you are worried your pet is showing signs of arthritis you should always consult a vet first of all. Advice on your pet’s diet, exercise and medication needs will vary depending on their age, weight and overall health.” For more pet care tips log onto www.


This Spooky Holiday why not include your family pet in the fun? Its best not to leave your pet alone on Halloween or Bonfire night, especially if they are nervous or find loud noises distressing, on the other hand if your pet is more resilient and if you and the family are out trick or treating, try some of these Fun Costumes, Accessories, and Toys and take your pet with you?

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TICK-TOCK: TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR PET OWNERS WITH the arrival of autumn, tick season has begun with experts urging pet owners in Kettering to take action. Ticks, small arachnids which feed on the blood of animals, are found throughout the UK and are particularly common in rural areas where wildlife, long grasses and hardwood trees provide an ideal habitat for ticks to thrive. Tick season peaks during the spring and autumn months, when damp conditions create the perfect environment for tick numbers to flourish, meaning that dogs and cats are more prone to picking up these unwanted visitors. Maeve Moorcroft MVB MRCVS, head of pets at Pets at Home, said: “With the tick population at its highest level during the autumn months, it’s crucial pet owners seek advice on the best tick treatments. A pet can easily pick up a tick whilst out in the garden or playing in the long grass without an owner’s knowledge and if left this can have serious consequences for the animal.” Ticks are only second to mosquitos throughout the world in transmitting infectious diseases to humans and animals, the most common being Lyme disease which can prove fatal. As ticks can carry a number of different bacteria, one bite has the potential to transfer multiple diseases, making symptoms harder to diagnose. In the UK most tick-borne diseases are uncommon in cats and dogs, but due to their serious, even potentially life-threatening nature, it is important for pet owners to treat their pets against this minute enemy. Maeve added: “Ticks aren’t always easy to spot on your pet; they are typically dark brown in colour and often attach themselves without notice to areas of the body where the skin is thinner such as behind the ear or groin. However, a feeding tick will appear engorged and prove easier to spot, so once identified it can easily be removed with a special tick remover, available in store. It’s important to treat your pet pre-

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SUDOKU Beginning with the highlighted square, follow a continuous path to find the listed types of bread. The trail passes through each and every letter once and may twist up, down or sideways but never diagonally.

Fill in the grid in such a way that every row and column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1-9.

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

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

4 6 7

2 3 1 9

9 8 7 1

6 2 9


6 6

9 1 2 6 5 8 3 6 2 5 8 1 6 5 7 9 1 6


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The 25-second ultimate challenge from Puzzler Brain Trainer. Follow the instructions from left to right, starting with the number given to reach an answer at the end.

23 Catches parents out (7)


2 Druid, for example, opening up article (5)






4 Surreal as a dirge, calmly and evenly (6)




+ 120 + 3/10 OF DOUBLE ÷4 130 DOUBLE IT IT IT






244 x 7 + 101 ÷ 3

– 3/4 OF



x 13

13 Bachelor did some gardening, but slowed

1 Suggested that the little devil told tales (7)

down (6) broken bicycles for two (7)

8 Obtain punter to improve in health (3,6)

square (5)

9 Piece of wood group of nine lifted (5)

underground, bad

10 Might just be part of London (7)

22 Accessory for a stuttering


14 Music and wine bring harmony (7)


Sudoku: Easy 6 3 8 2 7 5 1 9 4

2 1 5 8 4 9 3 7 6

4 2 6 7 5 1 8 3 9

3 8 7 6 9 2 4 5 1

Sudoku: Medium 5 9 1 4 8 3 2 6 7

1 7 5 9 4 8 3 2 6

3 8 2 6 5 7 9 4 1

9 6 4 3 1 2 5 7 8

2 3 8 7 6 9 1 5 4

6 5 1 4 2 3 8 9 7

4 9 7 1 8 5 2 6 3

7 2 9 8 3 4 6 1 5



8 4 6 5 9 1 7 3 2

5 1 3 2 7 6 4 8 9

Sudoku: Hard 1 8 6 7 3 2 5 4 9

5 7 3 4 1 9 8 6 2

9 2 4 5 8 6 7 1 3

2 3 1 6 4 5 9 7 8

8 4 9 2 7 1 6 3 5

7 6 5 8 9 3 1 2 4

4 9 8 1 2 7 3 5 6

6 1 2 3 5 8 4 9 7

5 3 9 4 1 7 8 2 6

8 7 2 9 3 6 5 1 4

1 6 4 2 8 5 7 9 3

9 5 3 6 2 4 1 7 8

4 2 1 8 7 3 6 5 9



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13 Sew together (6)

19 Church

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22 Domiciles (5)

18 Land measures (5)

23 Harmonious (7)

20 Greatly fear (5)

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Futoshiki 5

17 Splutter (5)

21 Proxy (9)

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14 Digit protector (7) 15 Nonconformist (7)

17 Contrast (7)


6 Fatigue (4,3) 12 Single payment (4,3)

auction (4,3)


5 Guest-house (5) 7 Confirmation (5)

10 Dispose of by



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4 Oily (6)

dog (5)



7 9 6 1 4 2 3 8 5

3 Pressing (7)

eg (3-6)


1 Source of nicotine (7) 2 In a minute (5)

warmer (3,2)


6 8 7 5 9 1 4 3 2


9 Welsh breed of

Sudoku: Killer 3 5 7 9 6 4 2 8 1

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professor? (3-2)

+ 2/3 OF


8 Sports car,

12 Mundane variety without a title (7)

18 John the singer who’ll be left in public school (5)

omen (9)



5 Become

17 Friendly Islands dancing tango (5)

21 Cause of regular ticking

11 Made funny to keep us diverted (6)


16 A horse confused on the beach (6)

19 Redesigned La Paz



15 Despair! Soiled nappies (7)

17 Territorial Army mends

5 Chooses the builders’ tools (5)






7 Person mending a pipe? (5)



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5 Crazy device for training babies (5)



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AFC Kempston Rovers Wisbech Town Deeping Rangers Yaxley Wellingboro’ Town Newport Pagnell T Spalding United Long Buckby AFC

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Duston Garage &Bosch Service Centre Premier Division Corby Pegasus had a hard game taking on high flyers Brixworth All Saints and just couldn’t break through their defence; losing 7-0. Brixworth scorers were Ben Foster with a fabulous four goals, Steve Roe with two and Michael Parkes with one. Corby S&L Khalsa remain the only team not to gain any points from a league game yet. Losing to top of the table James King Blisworth 4-0. Harpole continue their winning streak in their battle to get back to the top of the table, beating Earls Barton United 4-0 with goals from Daniel Surridge, David Barrick and Shaun Markie with two. Kettering Nomads won 5-2 hosting Corby DGL Locos. Welford Victoria beat Milton in a close 2-1 finish to move up into 9th place just behind them with goals from Mark Edge and Matthew Wootton. Weldon just edged a win over Moulton winning 3-2 and maintaining their place at the top of the table by just one point. Paul Simpson scoring a hatrick. Ringstead Rangers lost 1-5 to Roade the goals for Roade coming from Andrew Watts and James Wayman in the first half Ringstead pulledit back to 2-1 after the break but Roade then gained the upper hand with another goal fron Andrew Watts Alistair Foote and Craig Pugh. Duston Garage & Bosch Service Centre Division One Corby Eagles maintain the top spot in the Division with a 4-1 victory over mid table Clipston. Eagles are the only team in the Division with a 100% record winning 6 out of 6. Corby Grampion managed a 4-1 win over struggling Stanwick Rovers to lift themselves up to 7th in the table. Gretton were the biggest winners of the day in all Divisions beating strugglers Wilby by thirteen goals to 2. Medbourne who have found the start to season hard managed a 0-0 draw against 4th placed Corby Strip Mills, a good result for Medbourne to lift them up the table. Walgrave Amber are finding the jump up from Division Two a step too far and succumbed to Burton United 5-0 the goals for Burton coming from Jamie -Baston Fane 2, Charles Hull , Lewis McIntyre and Jamie Smith. Wellingborough Grammarians lying in mid table overcame 2nd placed Wootton St George by 2-1. Wollaston Victoria and Heyford Athletic had a ding dong battle with 4 goals apiece Wollaston goals coming from Tom Ripley 2, Scott Lawson 1 and Lee Johnstone 1. The goals for Heyford Athletic came from Gentran Shahollaric 2, Harleigh East and Fraser Bennett this draw lifts Heyford up the table a couple of places. Duston Garage &Bosch Service Centre Reserve Division Two Corby Strip Mills Reserves took on high flyers Bugbrooke St.Michaels ‘B’ and were beaten 4-0 on home soil. FC Titchmarsh Reserves managed a 3-3 draw with Corby Eagles Reserves to climb up the table 2 places. Lee Baldwin scored a hatrick for FC Tichmarsh. Corby Eagles goals coming from: Christopher Hill, Darren Murray and Dean Hutchinson. Corby Hellenic Kingfisher Reserves took on Spratton Reserves away at Smith Street in their battle to put some points on the board. Corby Hellenic found Sprattons attack too strong for them and lost 6-2. Stanwick Rovers Reserves lost 6-1 to Finedon

ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Saturday, 12 October PREMIER DIVISION Deeping Rangers Spalding United Cogenhoe United Huntingdon Town Yaxley Wellingborough Town AFC Kempston Rovers Wisbech Town Long Buckby AFC AFC Rushden & Diamonds Peterborough Northern Star Desborough Town Northampton Sileby Rangers Holbeach United Stewarts & Lloyds Corby Boston Town Sleaford Town Newport Pagnell Town Harborough Town







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Volta Reserves. Weedon Reserves won 6-2 at home to Higham Town Reserves with goals from Michael Buckmaster, Alex Kibblewhite and 4 from Matthew Farrell. Bugbrooke St.Michael’s ‘B’ are sitting at the top of the Reserve Division Two table having won 5 out of 5 games so far. Weedon are close behind winning 4 out of 5 games giving them 12 points. Corby Eagles are also behind with 12 points but have played 7 games compared to the top 2s 5 games. Corby Hellenic Fisher Reserves and Stanwick Rovers Reserves are yet to score any points. Although, Stanwick are at a disadvantage having only played 2 games. Duston Garage and Bosch Service Centre Weekley Star Award The award this week goes to Wellingborough Old Grammarians for their win over 2nd place Wootton St George in Division One.


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Poppies Fans Forum 14 October THIS is a transcript of part of the Fans Forum on Monday 14th October where Ritchie Juene explained the situation fully and what now faces the Poppies in their immediate future. RJ. Prior to a game at Corby I went down to meet Keith Cousins at this stage we were unaware of any Statutory Demands or any other legal paperwork that may have been served on the club, at that stage we were not in charge of the club we were just assisting in putting on games at Corby, so I had a meeting with Keith and discussed the situation and should I take over the club, obviously he wanted to be out of the lease we agreed a sum of money to be paid to clear any debts that Kettering had owed and in effect expunge these that amount of money was £50,000 we agreed we would pay the rest of the funds. What Happened subse-

quently was we took over the club they had been issued with a winding up petition by HMRC during those proceedings Rushden and Diamonds 2008 Limited jumped on the back of the winding up petition using a Statutory Demand that was issued in February, the Statutory Demand was for £58,000, we were unaware of that, I took the view once the Statutory Demand was made obviously we were having conversations with Keith Cousins at the time, we disagreed with what the sums of money were with Rushden and Diamonds, we disputed it, there were things like they were £20,000 to EDF Energy so they were trying to say that they paid the bill on behalf of Kettering Town which is ludicrous, no company pays to another company that is not owned by them, EDF Energy would not accept money on behalf of Kettering Town Football Club

except from us. We’ve never seen a bill we’ve never seen anything. So they’re after £58,000 from the winding up petition, we already had an agreement with Keith for £50,000 we then went on to have a discussion with our solicitors, we believed we owed them 2 months rent which was November and December’s rent our view was that when the locks were changed on the 8th December in effect we were locked out of the stadium our lease ceased. Rushden and Diamonds view was that they did not lock us out until February that meant there was a possibility of another month or two’s rent that hey could chase us for and we would have additional legal costs, so we had a discussion with the lawyers and it was like well you owe them £25,000 and they’re saying this, to fight this it would cost us in the region of £45,000 to £50,000 anyway so we continued to negotiate with Keith on the basis of £50,000, those negotiations continued, we went to court it was

adjourned leading to discussions with them and it was adjourned again, I think we adjourned three times, all the while we continued to talk to Keith and passing documents backwards and forwards. We had a document drafted and a signed letter that Rushden and Diamonds drafted their selves. I went off to Asia on a business trip, the Sunday night before we were due in court I had a text message from a gentleman called Lee Powell who had taken over from Keith who was ill and still is ill, during this negotiation period he had passed it over to someone else in their company to start negotiating, in effect it basically said we have now received a bill from East Northamptonshire council for the rent that was due, at the same time as us negotiating with Keith we had not been in the premises since December we’re not liable for the rent they must have received a rates bill for in excess of £20,000 and they decided that they would just text us and ask us

and if we did not pay they would issue a Winding Up order in court tomorrow. Naively thinking that we would get our day in court my response was quite abrupt and pretty much told them that I was not prepared to pay £20,000 over when the maximum they could ask us for in court was £58,000, we did go to court the next day, during the court case we said we disputed it the judge said we would get the opportunity to present our case at the end of the day – in effect we did not get that chance Rushden and Diamonds said we want £58,000 there is an agreement in place and the judge said I am going to side with these guys and we were wound up. That left us in a very precarious position obviously, we had to prove in the appeal process that what we were saying is correct – there was an agreement in place with Rushden and Diamonds 2008 yet they had said in court that there was no agreement and this is what we have been going through.

Step out with runners to get fit Inaugural cycling event to start here REDWELL Runners is a new jogging group for beginners, at Redwell Leisure Centre to encourage adults to get fit. The jogging group is one of 60 that are currently up and running in the county as part of Jog Northants, a programme aimed at helping beginners start jogging. The jogging group is looking for new beginners who would like to get fit, train

for a 5K run or just start running in a social and friendly environment. For full details about the teatime sessions – which got underway on Wednesday October 16 – contact one of the Redwell Runners leaders: Stuart Trevallian, call: 07968228106 or email him on:; Cathrine Danns, call: 07830480475 or email her: or Trevor Wright, call: 07922559557.

WORLD-class women’s cycling is coming to the UK – and Northamptonshire has been chosen to host the prestigious first stage. Five stages of The Women’s Tour will be taking place between Wednesday May 7 and Sunday 11th next year. Details of the full route are still to be announced, but it is planned that the entire first stage, including the Grand Depart, will be held in Northamptonshire, with a finish in Northampton town centre. Created by the SweetSpot Group, The Women’s Tour will bring world-class women’s cycling to the UK in the country’s first ever international stagerace, bringing the world’s top riders to compete against Britain’s Olympic heroines. The announcement has been welcomed by council leaders. Deputy leader for Northamptonshire County Council, Heather Smith, said: “This is fantastic news for Northamptonshire and I am very pleased that we will be hosting the first stage of this prestigious event.

“Not only will The Women’s Tour bring significant economic benefits to the county, it is also a real opportunity to promote cycling and women’s sport locally. “We want to use this event to encourage everyone in Northamptonshire, and in particular the county’s young people, to get cycling and improve their health and wellbeing. This will be a very exciting event for Northamptonshire and will herald the start of a summer of sporting events across the whole county that everyone can look forward to.” Councillor David Mackintosh, leader of Northampton Borough Council added: “The Women’s Tour promises to become an exciting fixture in the sporting calendar for years to come, so I am delighted that Northampton will host part of this historic first stage. “Last year many of us were glued to our televisions watching all of the action in the velodrome and road races at London 2012. So I am sure the world’s best female cyclists will get a good reception as they race through our historic streets next year.”

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PITSFORD Pirates team of young windsurfers confirmed their place in the national Team15 Champions Cup grand final for the fourth year running with an emphatic display at Draycote Water on Saturday, September 28. Pirates sailors won all four classes to make sure they once again lifted the Team15 Midlands InterJOGGING INTO FITNESS AND FRIENDSHIP: The new group sessions are held in a social and friendly envi- Club Challenge title in the final regional event of ronment. They start with gentle warm-ups and integrate power walking with some light running to gradually this summer. improve fitness. The sessions (£2) are designed to help people progress from running for 30 seconds at a Daisy McAllister won five and was second in the time to running 5K. other of her six races in the 3.5m2 fleet as she made sure she went through the 2013 Team15 season unbeaten. Meanwhile, Andrew King (4.5m2), Oliver Smith (5.8m2) and Joe Patrick (6.8m2) all had a

Corby sports awards stars shine AS this issue of Extra Local went to press last night (October 17), the winners of the 2013 Corby Sports Awards were being announced and receiving their awards at a ceremony at The Best Western Hotel, Rockingham Road. Local sports clubs, schools and sports people were all put forward to be rewarded this year and the final 38 shortlisted were finding out who would wald away with Gold in each category at the annual event. The Corby Sports Awards ceremony aims to acknowledge local hard-working and dedicated individuals, sports clubs, schools and local agencies which have improved the standard of sport throughout the borough. On the night, winners from the fol-

lowing 11 categories were announced and congratulated: Community Club of the Year Team of the year Coach of the Year Volunteer of the Year Get Active 2013 Young Leader of the Year Young Sportsperson 2013 Disabled Sports Achiever 2013 Young Sports Person 2013 Local Sportsperson 2013 Long Time Contribution to Sport This year’s Sports Awards have been sponsored by Alliance Leisure, Roquette, NSport, Rockingham Speedway, Corby Lions Club and Willowbrook Construction. Each of the awards were shortlisted and decided on by a panel of judges.

three-race clean sweep to take victory in each of their respective classes. The event victory means the Pirates will definitely again represent the Midlands in a head-to-head against the eight other Team15 regional winners at the Champions Cup, taking place at Pitsford Reservoir over the weekend of October 12-13. No fewer than 18 youngsters have regularly attended Pitsford Pirates Team15 sessions this summer, with a further four newcomers recruited following RYA Youth Windsurfing courses run in the holidays by Northampton Watersports Centre. Team15 is the RYA’s youth windsurfing development programme making windsurfing more accessible and appealing to those aged 15 and under at grassroots level. It caters for all levels of windsurfers, from absolute beginners to those who have been doing the sport for a few years nis and indoor tennis. Entry and are looking to take the next steps in fees per person are £15 for competing more seriously. The annual Saturday and Sunday, £9 regional Inter-Club Challenge Series adds for Saturday only and £7 for a competitive edge and race training for Sunday only. those keen to hone their skills. If you are an athlete inThere are more than 80 Team15 clubs terested in attending, con- nationwide. Fun and informal Team15 tact WheelPower on: 01296 sessions are held weekly, kit can be bor395995 or email: hen@ rowed from the clubs and the cost of or: stew- sions is kept low. Find out how to get involved in Team15 uk at Pitsford Pirates at: www.northamptonCompleted entry forms or email: windsurfing@ should be sent in by Friday October 25 (adults) and NoMore information about Team15 is here: vember 13 (juniors).

Sign up for sports camps WHEELPOWER sports camps are being held at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury for people with physical disabilities. Those aged 18-30 can attend the camp on November 9 and 10th and a junior one for those aged 11-18 is being held on November 23 and 24th. Coaching will be provided on a range of sports, including archery, indoor field athletics, basketball, cue sports, fencing, powerlifting, shooting, table ten-



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Diamonds falter on the south coast AFC Rushden & Diamonds memorable first season in the FA Cup with Budweiser came to an end on Saturday when they lost 3-1 to Dover Athletic at the Crabble Athletic Ground in Kent on Saturday afternoon. After winning through four rounds of the competition, the Diamonds went out to Conference South opponents, three levels above them in the football pyramid - although did have the honour of being the last UCL team and the last debutant left in the competition. After impressing early in the game, they had to battle back from a goal behind to go in level at 1-1 at the break via an Alfie Taylor goal, as he fired home a Russ Dunkley flick from a longclearance by Tom Cross. Any thoughts of a cup upset began to fade early in the second period when Tom Cross fumbled a high ball which found its way into the net off the leg of Arron Parkinson to give the hosts a 2-1 lead. Although the Whites of Dover missed a penalty they wrapped up the game after 75 minutes when Barry Cogan drilled in a low shot, but the large travelling contingent of Diamonds fans stayed behind at the end of the game to show their appreciation for such a fine run in the premier cup competition.

ON GOAL: Alfie Taylor slots the ball home to equalise for the Diamonds.

Lee Hendrie from Villa Park to Steel Park EXTRA’S Chuck Middleton interviews Corby’s new signing ex England star Lee Hendrie before last Saturday’s FA Cup game against Trafford. CM. You’ve worked with Tommy Wright before, one of the new bosses at Corby Town- how do you find the set-up at Steelpark after playing at the top level? LH. I know Tommy really well, it was fantastic being at Tamworth with him when he got the Corby job, I knew it would be a different standard compared to the Conference, but Corby have a reputation as being a big club and when I got down here and saw the set-up I was very pleased with what I saw. CM. Big game coming up for the Steelmen in the 3rd qualifying round of the FA cup against Trafford, what are your thoughts on the game? LH. I am looking forward to it to be honest, playing in the FA Cup is massive, Trafford look a good footballing team and seeing where they are in the league it’s a great chance for Corby to progress in the cup, it’s a good chance for Corby to meet some of the bigger teams as they come in. CM. Of course you played in an FA Cup final and got a runners-up medal. LH. Yeah, unfortunately it was a terrible final against Chelsea, but a medal from the FA Cup is something to show the grand kids. CM. Well you are not the only Corby player to pick up a medal, Mark Lawrenson picked up one against Wimbledon and of course Lee Glover against Spurs – plus Micky Ginn who picked up a winners medal and later played for Corby Town.

LH. I didn’t know that! CM. There you go. You are playing with your brother is that good for you both, does that make a difference to you? LH Yes it’s great, I enjoy playing with him and playing with a lot of the younger guys and hopefully I’ll be able to pass on the experience I have gained in my own career and try and push them to achieve the best of their abilities. It’s a bit hard on him being my brother, I want to get the best out of him he’s got lots of energy and he’s a very good player. CM. He broke his duck last week and scored a very neat header. LH. I was shocked to be honest he doesn’t like messing his hair up normally, it was good to see him on the score sheet and I can see him doing really well this season. CM. The match this weekend will have a lot of charity around it as well. LH. That’s superb, I have always done a lot with charities in football, to have a charity event around this club is fantastic. CM. The Lakelands charity means a lot to people in Corby they bring a lot of energy into the community and for the Steelmen to be involved is good for both the club and Corby people. LH. Clubs do a lot to help local charities and to be part of it is immense and it’s great to be involved locally with people who unselfishly put their time and effort into raising money. CM. Going back to Saturday’s game you have played for a lot of clubs and found yourself in deferent situations, you’ve played at the highest level what is your greatest memory of the FA Cup?

LH. The greatest memory for me was – I was injured in the build up to the semi final at Wembley against Bolton and it went to penalties, I was on the bench and John Gregory said to me to get my gear off because there was a minute to go, I thought he’s not putting me on, he said get your gear off you’re taking a penalty, I literally got my gear off, got on and the ref blew the whistle, I had not touched the ball, so live on TV I took the second penalty at a packed house at Wembley, that was my great memory of the FA Cup – I did score, so that was a bonus. CM. What a great anecdote to share with our readers. Lee thanks for taking time out to talk to me – let’s hope it’s a great game, Corby win and Lakeland raise plenty of money. LH. Yes. CM. Let’s hope you progress with the Steelmen and get through to the 1st round proper. When you played at Tamworth with your brother that too was big news as well. LH. The FA Cup is such a special occasion and to have a family member on-board in a team that you want to do well is extra special, getting people down to Steel Park and getting behind the team is great, the FA Cup doesn’t come around every week, if we can get into that 1st round draw, get a big club it will mean a lot to the young lads at Corby, this is when you need the fans behind you and a packed house. CM. Let’s hope for a victory on Saturday and into the next round. Thanks for taking the time to speak to us Lee and the best for Saturday to you and the team. LH. Thanks Chuck my pleasure.



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The heat is on OWN GOAL: Corby’s final goal of the afternoon comes from an own goal.

Corby Town V Trafford in The FA Cup By Chuck Middleton The Steelmen up hold their performance at Steel Park in another 6 goal thriller. The 1st half started well with the hosts 2 goals to the good by the mid point mark of the first half. Captain Paul Malone heading home the 1st directed in from a Hendrie corner, the seconded on 23 minutes stabbed over the line by Tom McGowan after a great run by Tom Berwick. Trafford, who play in the Evo Stik Northern Premier Division, then hit back with 2 goals before the turn around. Corby turned the screw in the second half with a better overall performance, a second goal from Malone coupled with

an unfortunate Trafford own goal, bring the final score to 4- 2. Winning the game and continuing the match to the arch. Prize money of £7500 collected the Steelmen were back in the bag for the draw, only to be matched up against Colwyn Bay from North Wales, one of the teams they were in relegation battle last season. The management duo of Wilson and Wright would have preferred a home draw but have said that it could have been better, but it could have been worse! The Steelmen are away in the FA Trophy on Saturday 19th October and then make the trip to Colwyn on the 26th. the next game at Steel Park, where Corby can take it to 8 straight wins on the bounce play Biggleswade in the Calor Gas Pre-

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Poppies in a daze at Hayes asleep by an alert Sheenan. A long clearance down the right wing was collected by the striker as he stroked the ball past Steve Kinniburgh, rounding the Assistant Referee, danced past Brad Piercewright before flashing a low drive into the bottom corner. Kettering were left dazed and Hayes went for the kill. A cross by Jordan Lawal found Shennan completely unmarked at the far post and with the goal at his mercy decided to head across goal and narrowley wide. The Poppies shook off their poor start and looked to open up their opponents but with little effect .Their only creditable effort came via Henry Eze as his far post header from Andy Gooding’s free kick was placed just over the bar. On the half hour mark, Shennan should of doubled his side’s lead as he managed to drag a left foot shot





wide. The visitors best spell on the first period came as Jake Newman cleverly turned defender Charlie Goode and rifled in a shot which nestled in a tree outside of the ground. Disaster struck for The Poppies, due to some poor concentration, as Jonathan Thorpe’s back pass gifted Shennan his second goal of the game. Kettering did manage one last little flurry in an effort to rescue the fixture as Cross’ good low shot was deflected wide for a corner. Dean Thomas changed the shape of line-up at the break as Louis Hamilton replaced Thorpe at half time and straight away Hamilton caused problems in the Hayes back line as his through ball found Daniel Akubuine in space before he opened up for a thirty yard strike which needed saving by Ben Goode.

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Hamilton then went on a magical run down the left before creating an opening for Newman. The ex-Diamonds striker for some reason hesitated when through on goal which allowed the hosts to block when he did decide to pull the trigger. Kettering were now in total control and having the vast majority of possession. Goode had to be at his best to save Fuller’s shot at his near post. Then Andy Gooding’s free kick was met by Eze at the far post but somehow the centre back headed over as he raced in. The visitor’s pressure in the second half did pay off minutes later as Logan fed Cross from a Gooding’s set piece, and the striker turned inside and took his debut goal well. Then five minutes later, they had a definite shout for a penalty turned away as Gooding was assaulted in the penalty area.

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The game was becoming a little theatrical now but Kettering still dominated and the Hayes defence were dying for the cause. In the last ten minutes, The Poppies attacking players were queuing in the penalty area as the aerial bombardment began which eventually saw Cross smash a shot across goal, only for Goode to save. As Kettering pressed forward, there were gaps at the back and a mistake by Eze let in Shennan, but he couldn’t grab his hat-trick and fired wide. Horton, who was having a quiet second half compared the first, prevented a certain third for Hayes as he thwarted Tashan Jordan in added time as the substitute was clear through on goal. After five minutes of added time The Poppies fate was sealed. Attendance: 156 (Poppies Fans – about 100 )

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By Craig Turnbull A brace from Lawrie Shennan fired AFC Hayes to a 2-1 victory over The Poppies. The Brook striker opened the scoring in the 4th minute when he struck a left foot shot past the impressive Charlie Horton. He then doubled Hayes’s lead in comical style, just before the break, as Jonathan Thorpe gifted the hosts a second goal. Unchallenged, Thorpe’s poor pass back to Horton, found Shennan who rounded the stranded ‘keeper and tapped home easily. The home side should have seen out the rest of the game with ease but they were left to sweat out the final twenty minutes when debutant Scott Cross turned inside and fired into the roof of the net to give Kettering hope. The opener fell to the hosts as Kettering backline were caught

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