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Extra Local has heard a response from the SoS may be received by early next week. Steven North, leader of East Northamptonshire Council, said: “We’re all keen to hear the Secretary of State’s decision on this application and hope that it is the right result for East Northamptonshire. “It’s really important that the benefits of this development are understood – jobs for local people, a better retail and leisure destination
and a regeneration of the site that has become a blot on the landscape.” Tom Pursglove, the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Corby and East Northants, has also been pushing for the Skew Bridge scheme to be approved. He told Extra Local: “Rushden Lakes has great potential for the local area. New jobs, shops and leisure facilities will all come as part of the package. I am a wholehearted supporter of the proposed development.”
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THE lack of decision on the future of the £50m Rushden Lakes development has prompted East Northamptonshire MP Andy Sawford to push for answers. He has submitted a Parliamentary question, asking for an explanation as to why no decision has yet been made. He has also asked whether the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles can provide a date on which he intends to announce it.
LOCAL people are being urged to join a nationwide Lights Out event on Monday August 4, between 10pm and 11pm, burning just a single candle or light to mark the hour that Britain entered the First World War one hundred years ago. The East Northamptonshire Council has announced it will show its support for the event, which complements a candlelit vigil at Westminster Abbey on that night. Council chairman Gill Mercer said: “This reflective project is a significant tribute to the people who fought in the First World War. The simple act of turning out the lights will provide a chance to pause for reflection and help ensure our country never forgets those who made the ultimate sacrifice.”
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Chairman Gill takes the helm LOCAL THE FIFA World Cup tournament has arrived and, whether you appreciate the ‘beautiful game’ or not, you probably won’t be able to avoid it! I am able to remember the 1966 game (though I was a mere babe in my cot, I’m sure) and the excitement it brought to our home as we gathered round our tiny, boxy black-and-white telly. We were not particularly a household of footy-lovers, but got into the spirit of it nonetheless and were thrilled to bring home the cup. Perhaps the notso-distant war years and the traditional opponent of those times had something to do with my father’s surprising joy at winning, when he was really only enthusiastic about cricket. Even Mum (also ex-Army) yelled with delight. The nation’s passion for sport, and for success especially, seems to have grown since then. The “not the winning but the taking part” concept is fading: 21st century Brits feel the need to be champions again. The upside of this is the camaraderie it engenders – we all smile at each other when we are on top of the game: happiness is infectious. The downside is – as per the story on page 10 – when too much booze and perhaps disappointment if we lose, combine and combust into violence – whether in the street, in the pub or (worse, I feel) at home. I truly hope we have good results in the upcoming tournament. But most of all, I truly hope impassioned supporters will not feel the need to knock seven bells out of their nearest and dearest if their goal evades them. What do you think? Do you remember the 1966 World Cup final? Send us your thoughts, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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A NEW chairman has taken the chain of office at East Northamptonshire Council for 2014/15. Councillor Gill Mercer, who is district councillor for the Rushden Pemberton Ward, took over from outgoing chairman, Pam Whiting, at the annual meeting of the council last month – Cllr Marika Hillson was named vicechairman. Cllr Mercer has lived in Rushden since 1977 and has been a district councillor for 11 years. A Rushden Town Councillor,
she is active in local twinning with towns in Germany, is vicechairman of Northamptonshire Groundwork Trust and a member of the Northamptonshire Parking Partnership. Cllr Mercer’s consort will be her husband, Andy. She said: “I hope to meet as many residents as possible at various functions.” Her chosen charity is Prostaid, for sufferers of prostate cancer. She added: “Specifically, I am raising funds for a piece of diagnostic equipment for Kettering General Hospital.”
CHANGING PLACES: New chairman Gill Mercer (left) thanks predecessor Pam Whiting.
Tresham awards vocational prizes
WINNERS: Above, the VQ Learner of the Year students, with deputy principal Paul Fletton. Certificattes were presented to: Adam Chapman – Diploma in Childcare and Education (Level 2 & 3); Aleksejs Puckovs – Diploma in Electrical Installation (Level 2 & 3); Ross Ingram – BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport; Alex Caswell-Jones – BTEC Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services; Ashleigh Faherty – BTEC Diploma in Travel and Tourism (Level 3); Emma Parsons – NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy; Kathryn Hughes – Diploma in Hairdressing (Level 3); Angela Smith – NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing; Nicholas Galway – VRQ Diploma in Engineering (Level 2); Kane Bentley – VRQ Diploma in Engineering (Level 2). MEDALS and certificates have been presented to students who have proved to be high achievers in their vocational qualifications (VQ). Tresham College joined in national celebrations of VQ Day earlier this month by holding the presentation ceremony for ten highly commended VQ Learners of the Year. VQ Day 2014 is the seventh annual celebration of vocational qualifications and aims to raise the stature and demonstrate the benefits of practical and vocational qualifications to future learners, employers, opinion formers and the wider public. Tresham’s deputy principal,
Paul Fletton, presented certificates and medals to a carefully selected ten students from across all three main campuses in Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough and from various vocational programmes. The VQ Learner of Year awards provide an opportunity to recognise students’ commitment to succeed despite difficult journeys and experiences at school. Tresham is recognised as a highly successful further education college for 16-18-year-olds in the East Midlands region. Learners presented with certificates included adult learners who have decided to return to learning after life-changing injuries and
Village wins conservation status
AFTER several years of campaigning to get the village of Broughton designated as a conservation area, Kettering Borough Council has been informed that the mission has been accomplished! Last month, it was announced the centre of Broughton is now an official Conservation Area. Rob Harbour, Kettering Borough Council’s head of development services said: “The designation of the Broughton Conservation Area is the result of a significant amount of work by the borough council. It has been widely supported by the local community and will help to preserve the historic character of Broughton in the future, which is something we are very keen to achieve.” Councillor Christopher Lamb, Kettering Borough Council’s deputy leader said: “I am delighted the Broughton Conservation Area has now been designated by the borough council after a full consultation with the residents of the village and the parish council and it will serve to enhance the present and future village environment.” Three periods of public consultation had been held in order to produce the appraisal and boundary for Broughton’s conservation area (see map) and the final appraisal was written in accordance with English Heritage guidance. In March, Kettering Borough Council’s Planning Policy Committee endorsed the final proposal and, in April, the full council unanimously agreed to adopt the boundary and associated appraisal as the Broughton Conservation Area.
events as well as younger learners who felt that the college environment was more suited to their style of learning after they completed their GCSEs at school. Paul Fletton, deputy principal at Tresham said: “Our presentation was a great chance for us to celebrate just a small number from many of the successful students we have at Tresham after they have decided to study a vocational qualification instead of the more traditional A-level route. We continue to work with employers and universities to ensure we can increase these opportunities with more higher education programmes and apprenticeships each year.”
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It’s Shakespeare – as WE like it!
Help keep local arts centre open – complete works of the Bard . . . with a difference! THE Arts Centre in Kettering will be the only Northamptonshire venue hosting the Reduced Shakespeare Company during the theatre group’s UK tour this summer. The curtain rises on Wednesday June 18 on the three-man comedy troupe – back by popular demand – which romps through all 37 of the Bard’s plays in 97 minutes of abridged (and revised) hilarity! Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, the play’s tour organisers say: “Warning! This show is a high-speed rollercoaster type condensation of all of Shakespeare’s plays and is not recommended for people with heart ailments, bladder problems, innerear disorders, outer-ear disorders, Shakespearean scholars, degrees in Elizabethan history and/or people inclined to motion sickness. The RSC cannot be held responsible for expectant mothers!” Tickets are £15 (£13), book here: www.ketteringartscentre.com or call: 01536 481575. Becky Wills at the arts
Disco with a difference By Chuck Middleton.
THE team at Corby Radio is leading the way with a special dance event, called Disco-bility. The gatherings are running throughout the summer at the Grampian Club in Corby with the invite open to anyone with physical and/or learning disabilities. It’s a great community project and brings music and movement to those who can sometimes find it difficult to get up and groove. With two sessions already held, it’s proven to be a busy afternoon of spinning discs and wheelchairs as the Grampian hosts the events from 4pm till 7pm for only £6. All children must be accompanied by an adult or carer, who can enjoy the three hours of popular tunes for free. Complimentary soft drinks are also available in the admission price. The next dates will be on Sundays June 22nd, July 27th and September 28th.
Acts line up for Medieval fun ORGANISERS of Wellingborough’s Medieval Festival are predicting a bigger and better event this summer as more acts are confirmed to perform. The free-to-attend family event will take place throughout the town centre on Saturday July 26 and Sunday 27th. The re-enactors confirmed so far include Sir Nicholas de Cantilupe, the High Sherriff of Nottingham, Baron of Greasley and Lord of Ilkeston as well as expert wood carvers Dragan Wood Art and medieval musicians Squeake’s Noyse. ‘Hodges Aaaaaaargh’ from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels will also be bringing his forge to the festival and demonstrating the age-old techniques of working with hot metal to make useful tools and household items. The event is being organised by the Wellingborough Business Improvement District (BID), a team tasked with bringing together retailers to encourage trade. Activities will include sword training, dance displays and classes, stocks, ferret racing and falconry. Short concerts will also be staged.
centre said: “We are a completely nonfunded community venue and, unlike so many arts centres and theatres in the current financial climate, we have not asked the Government or other funders for a penny. But, in order to survive, we do rely on the cornerstones of our community such as Extra Local, to make people aware we’re here. “This ‘other’ RSC (Reduced Shake-
speare Company) were here recently with their Bible show and loved the venue and the audience so much they squeezed us into their summer schedule. “And on July 10 (7.30pm), the wonderful Pantaloons theatre company are back – they have been to us four times before – doing ‘A History of Britain’. Tickets are £10 (£9 concessions).”
SUMMER REDUCING SHAKESPEARE: Popular UK touring troupe comes to Kettering. Photo: Karl Andre.
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Child arrests: figures fall by 58% in five Charity campaigns to keep youngsters out of criminal justice ARRESTS of children by Northamptonshire Police have fallen by 58 per cent in five years, new figures obtained by the Howard League for Penal Reform reveal. Research shows that the number of arrests in Northamptonshire dropped from 3,069 in 2008 to 1,289 in 2013. It follows a successful Howard League campaign aimed at keeping as many children as possible out of the criminal justice system. Police services across the country have reviewed their arrest procedures and policies as a result of the charity’s engagement with them. However, despite this positive trend, child arrests remain all too common nationwide – a child was arrested every four minutes
of the Howard League for Penal in England and Wales in 2013. Last year, police in England Reform, said: “It is encouraging to and Wales made 129,274 arrests of see that Northamptonshire Police children aged 17 and under. These are making significantly fewer arincluded 1,107 arrests of children rests of children than they were in 2008, thanks in who were aged part to our effecten or 11, meantive campaigning that on averChild arrest ing. age three primary figures for “Most police school-age chilNorthamptonshire: services in Engdren were arrest• 2008: 3,069 land and Wales ed every day. • 2009: 2,757 have developed In 2013, the • 2010: 2,594 successful lototal number of • 2011: 2,177 cal initiatives child arrests was • 2012: 1,660 that resolve isas high as 318,053 • 2013: 1,289 sues quickly and – equivalent to cheaply, involve an arrest every 99 victims in the justice process and, seconds. In total, police made more than crucially, avoid criminalising 1.3million arrests of children between boys and girls. “A sharp fall in the number of January 2008 and December 2013. Frances Crook, chief executive children entering the justice sys-
tem is good news for everyone striving to reduce crime and saves the taxpayer untold millions. “The challenge for police now is to maintain this trend. At a time of austerity, further reducing the number of children arrested would free up more officer time to deal with serious crimes.” Children in England and Wales can be arrested by police from the age of ten – the lowest age of criminal responsibility in Western Europe. A Howard League briefing paper on the child arrest figures recommends that the age of criminal responsibility should be raised to 14, in line with the European average. The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has stated that an age of criminal responsibility below 12 is unacceptable.
Four-year spree ends in court FOUR frausters who targeted industrial depots and scrap metal dealers across the UK – in Wellingborough in May 2013 and around Northamptonshire in August 2011 – stealing and selling on waste batteries, have appeared in court for their part in a four-year long fraud. Ryan Brazil, Martin Goodwin, Ronnie Smith and Carl Brazil, all from Gloucestershire, appeared at Bristol Crown Court on June 4, having pleaded guilty to fraudu-
lent trading. Goodwin was sentenced to 16 months in custody and the three others received suspended sentences and community service orders. The court heard the four posed as contractors to steal waste industrial batteries, then travelled to a variety of scrap metal dealers to sell on the stolen merchandise – again posing as genuine contractors. Detective Sergeant Anthony Jones, of British Transport Police’s National Metal Theft Team,
said: “As a result of the four-year offending spree, the four defrauded a number of industries and companies of at least £100,000, though the true level of their offending is probably much higher – our investigation revealed the offenders managed to steal hundreds of batteries from a variety of sources including rail equipment, power companies, cars and forklift trucks. “The criminal activity of the FRAUDSTERS: Above, from left, Carl Brazil (18) and men has cost British industry a Martin Goodwin (27). Below, Ronnie Smith (26) and remarkable sum.” Ryan Brazil (24).
Get set for new athletics facility Club’s throwing cage and shot put area are relocated.
WORK has started at the Kettering Athletics Track, ready for the 2014 athletics season. The work includes relocating the throwing cage and shot put to another area within the inner field and the provision of new sand pit covers. The new areas will include fixings for people with disabilities. This improves the area for general accessibility and improves access to allow their maintenance. The track is the home of Kettering Town Harriers, whose growing club membership currently stands at 300. The £70,000 project has been funded entirely by contributions the council received from housing developers, to improve and sustain existing community facilities in the nearby area. Parkwood Leisure Limited manages the athletics track, synthetic pitch and changing pavilion on behalf of Kettering Borough Council – whose head of service, Guy Holloway, said: “Kettering Borough Council, Parkwood Leisure and Kettering Town Harriers have been working together on this scheme. This has resulted in an approved planning application enabling the project to be taken forward. “The council continues to work hard with other organisations and the local community to identify and secure funding to achieve delivery of community schemes such as this.”
Kettering Borough Council’s portfolio holder for community services, Councillor Jan Smith, said: “This is a great renewal project that builds on the needs of aspiring athletes with or without a disability. Kettering Town Harriers manage a growing club with a good development plan in place, to encourage athletes to improve as well as enjoying the social, health and well being benefits of being part of a club.” Bill Bailey of Kettering Town Harriers added: “We are continually looking how to develop the club and this scheme will make this one of the best athletic facilities for disability athletics in the region. “The next capital scheme to complete our vision for the track is to install floodlighting, which will allow training in all disciplines of athletics throughout the year.” Mat Tilley, general manager from Parkwood Leisure’s Kettering contract said: “In addition to this capital scheme, major maintenance work will be carried out at the adjacent sand-based synthetic pitch to improve drainage and gates will be installed to the main entrance.” The athletics track and synthetic pitch are available for bookings via Parkwood Leisure. Telephone: 01536 410253 or email: kettering@ parkwood-leisure.co.uk for more information.
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Garden raided A FISHING rod, reel and fly line were stolen from a garden in Station Road, Gretton, sometime between 5pm on Thursday May 22 and 9am on Saturday May 24. Thieves got into the garden and stole a Grey’s green 10ft fishing rod complete with a black fishing reel and peach coloured fly line. Anyone with information about the theft can call Northamptonshire Police on: 101 or Crimestoppers on: 0800 555111.
Coffee fundraiser A FUNDRAISING Coffee Break at the home of Pauline and Geoff Norris in Kirby Road, Gretton, held on Wednesday May 21 has raised a total of £465, including donations for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Almost 70 people attended on a glorious sunny day buying from the stalls in the garden, trying their luck on the raffle and enjoying delicious homemade refreshments. The hosts wish to thank everyone who went along and supported the fundraiser. Special thanks go to Gretton residents Carol Preston and Hilary Lunt and Mary Dix of Rothwell for all their hard work, helping to stage the event. All raffle raffle prizes have now been distributed. A great result indeed and an enjoyable time was had by all.
Car damaged A SILVER Peugeot 306 was scratched while parked in Fuller Street, Kettering, on Friday May 23 and witnesses are being asked to come forward. The car was parked in the road when the driver’s door was scratched sometime between 5pm and 5.30pm. Police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have any information regarding it. Contact police on: 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on: 0800 555 111.
Road rage alleged
ON SONG: Cottingham CE Primary Schoolchildren taking part in the Chatterbox Challenge.
Chattering for charity!
LOCAL primary school youngsters have taken part in a ‘Chatterbox Challenge’ to raise money for the children’s communications charity ‘I CAN’. The four and five-year-olds from Cottingham CE Primary School were sponsored by family and friends to perform their favourite nursery rhymes at a class assembly. The children were in fine voice and raised £285.90 for the charity by singing, ‘If You’re Happy and You Know It’, ‘Hickory Dickory Dock’, ‘I Hear Thunder’ and ‘Hop Little Bunny’. Well done, everyone!
POLICE are appealing for witnesses following an alleged road rage incident and assault in Northfield Avenue, Kettering, on Saturday May 17, shortly after 8pm, near the McDonald’s restaurant. Officers are appealing for witnesses and would particularly like to speak to a man in a white car who may have seen the incident and later stopped one of the drivers to speak to him about it. A man has been arrested in connection with the incident and released on police bail pending further enquiries. Witnesses can call Northamptonshire Police on: 101. Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on: 0800 555111.
House targeted A KITCHEN window was cracked in Counts Farm Road, Corby, on Thursday May 29. An object was thrown at the window sometime between 8.45pm and 8.50pm and police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident – contact police on: 101 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on: 0800 555 111.
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A first for Kettering - the new way to purchase perfume The REVOLUTIONARY Spanish perfumery Equivalenza will be opening there first store in the Midlands at the Newlands Shopping Centre this fathers day weekend! In just two years, Equivalenza has opened a wide network of stores worldwide, which now exceeds over 500 outlets. 2013 saw this exciting brand start to develop in the UK with new stores opening nationwide all the time. To date there are stores in Londonderry, Canterbury, Havant, Slough and Letterkenny and over 300 planned by 2019 Equivalenza have based there philosophy on high quality perfumes and scents, using there own creations at low cost prices. With over 100 female fragrances and 50 for men and children, they offer a wide range of perfume and fragrance products that are extraordinary in quality and long lasting. Further to this, all of the perfumes are the same prices and refillable saving the customer money on repeat visits! so no longer do you have to choose the perfume that fits your budget, you can now pick the one that suits you best! Equivalenza is a pioneer in classifying there perfumes in olfactory families and subfamilies, devising a new way to buy fragrance that puts the consumer
in control of their preference. Floral, Oriental, Herbal, Woody, Fruity, Citrus, Cyprus the list of combinations go on and on, so there really is something for everyone. The customer can choose the amount of perfume they want to purchase, which is then put into the refillable bottle in store. Equivalenza completes its offer with other ranges of products such as author perfumes, solid perfume, 5th Essence, lip balms, body mists, cosmetics and home aromatics. The aim is to meet the needs of consumers in the areas of perfume and aroma. “There are 40 Equivalenza stores planned in the East & West Midlands over the next 5 years and I am thrilled that our 1st regional store will be based in Kettering The Newlands Centre is a perfect location for the store and we are certain it will add tangible value to the tenant mix and offer a fresh shopping experience for local consumers who do not want to compromise on quality but seek value for money in their fragrance purchases. I wish the owners Stuart & Denise Gibson the best of luck in their new venture.” Shobana Patel, Regional Director Equivalenza Midlands: “making sense of scents”
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Prize for building BARTON Hall near Kettering, and its Grade 1 Listed Orangery, has won a major accolade for its sensitive conversion into a hotel. The Kettering Civic Society has awarded its prestigious Silver Rose Bowl Award in recognition of its ‘built contribution to Kettering’s civic scene’. The Rose Bowl is awarded annually to the designer, builder or owner of a building or landscape which has been completed within the past year and which, in the society’s view, is outstanding in
TOP ACCOLADE: Mayor Duncan Baines presents the award to Beth Haines, from Barton Hall, watched by Kettering Civic Society chairman, Paul Ansell.
Speed Read Civic award for Barton Hall and Orangery. its contribution to the civic scene. Over the years, the Rose Bowl has been awarded to a range of schemes and projects, some of which have been quite humble, others more lavish. On one occasion the award went to Tony Ireson for his book, ‘Old Kettering – a View from the Thirties’. Other winners include – development of the town road networks and the twin roundabouts in Northampton Road, Avery Health care for the restoration and development of Elm Bank, artist Chris Prout for illustrations he provided around the town, the restoration of Chesham House, Dave Atkinson and Eric Atkinson for Kettering Conference Centre and Theatre, the Toller Church Rooms – Meeting Lane, Ron Greenall for ‘services to the community inspiring a curiosity in local history and for books he has written, particularly, The History of Kettering’, William Knibb Mosaic in the Newland Centre by EKTA, restoration of 29 Bowling Green Road by David McKay, The Darby Building Company, Wellington Works, the Quaker Meeting House in Northall Street and KBC for the improvement to the townscape of Horsemarket. This year’s award was made after the Kettering Civic Society annual lunch last month at the Vines Restaurant at Barton Hall. Mayor Duncan Baines presented the Rose Bowl on behalf of the society. Also present at the lunch were the
Kind hearts at coffee morning
A COFFEE morning held in Finedon has raised £540 for the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) at Kettering General Hospital. More than 50 people attended the event organised by local charity fundraiser Marjorie Wood and her friends.
Marjorie and friend June Miller presented the cheque to CCU Matron Karen Roberts and her team earlier this month. Mrs Wood has raised more than £4,000 for a variety of charities since 2007 because she likes to support good causes.
society’s president, Lady Freeman and Lord Freeman (former MP for Kettering). The after-lunch speaker was Toni Huberman, discussing ‘Odd Fellows – Odd Volumes’. Kettering has links with the eccentric and very exclusive dining club, Ye Sette of Odd Volumes, to which both Sir Alfred East and John Alfred Gotch belonged. Toni Huberman related the tale of the early days of that ‘brotherhood’. Toni has worked in publishing and television and, in recent years, has explored her own family’s history, which has brought her to Kettering. Her great grandfather, Charles Holme, was a close friend and supporter of Alfred East.
HIGHLY PRIZED CIVIC SCENE: The view of the recently restored Barton Hall, from the Grade 1 Listed Orangery.
Trip to view Hockney’s art KETTERING Civic Society is arranging a visit on Saturday June 21 to Salt’s Mill art gallery, shopping and restaurant complex, all housed in a former mill in Yorkshire. Built by Sir Titus Salt and located in Saltaire, Bradford, the 1853 Gallery displays many paintings by local artist David Hockney. When completed, the mill was the largest industrial building in the world. It is a grade II* listed building. The mill closed in 1986, with renovation beginning the following year. In December 2001, Saltaire was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The coach leaves Kettering’s Corn Market Hall at 8.30am, and departs from Salt’s Mill at 4pm. Members £18, non-members £20. Email email@example.com for more details.
Art on display
LOCAL artist Ian Luck is exhibiting his latest works at the Alfred East Gallery in Kettering, until Tuesday July 1. Ian is presenting a selection of painted and constructed pieces. He told Extra Local: “Using found objects that have had a previous life, loosely illustrated Middle Eastern rugs and fractured and distressed typography, the works represent a cosmology of colour and pattern that is thoughtprovoking.” Born in Northamptonshire in 1946, Ian attended Leicester College of Art in the 1960s and has exhibited widely ever since, LUCK AND TALENT: most recently with the Royal Watercolour Local artist Ian Luck. Society in London in 2012 and again this year. His lifelong career in the graphics industry led to setting up his own studio specialising in foreign language artworks. Influences include Joseph Cornell, Robert Rauschenburg, Andy Warhol, Peter Blake and Joe Tilson. Ian is vice-chairman of Kettering and District Art Society and a full LOVE FROM FINEDON: From left are CCU Matron Karen Roberts, staff nurse member of Northampton Town and County Art Society. For more information about the artist, visit: www.ianluck.co.uk and for Debbie Cornwell, Marjorie Wood, healthcare assistant Jacqueline Boasley, details, prices and availability of works, email: firstname.lastname@example.org June Miller and staff nurse Carley Shakespeare.
THOUGHT-PROVOKING PATTERN: Among the works on display is this one, Kayseri, inspired by Middle Eastern rugs.
Call for action on cycle safety Theatre group brings back Monty A LOCAL councillor is calling on Northamptonshire County and Kettering Borough Councils to urgently discuss how the authorities can make roads safer for cyclists across the county. The Women’s Tour cycle race passed through Northamptonshire last month, but just a day after the excitement of the tour, a 13-year-old boy was knocked down and injured on the London Road/ Bowling Green Road junction in Kettering. Labour county councillor Mick Scrimshaw, who is a keen cyclist, said: “Cycling has never been so popular, but unfortunately accidents involving cyclists are still happening too frequently. I am calling on Kettering Borough Council to get together with Northamptonshire County Council to discuss ways
of making our roads safer. “On average, two cyclists a week are killed on UK roads, and we must work together to get the message across to both cyclists and drivers that they need to share the road and look out for one another. “In my experience, most drivers are absolutely fantastic and keep a good look out for other road users including cyclists. However, it only takes a brief lack of concentration by either a cyclist or driver for an accident to occur. “If that accident is between two cars it normally results in nothing more than an exchange of insurance details, but if one of the vehicles is a cycle, it could have tragic consequences.”
THEY’RE stripping off again! Members of the KOS Musical Theatre Company have announced that their next production will be the musical that Kettering Operatic Society presented back in 2009. Back by popular demand, The Full Monty – The Musical, will be recreated with the same leading cast as previously. This show was so popular many people missed out on booking tickets – and the lucky ones who did see it have asked to see it again. There will be the usual high standard
of costumes, scenery and music that we have come to expect from all KOS shows, their most recent being The Wizard of Oz. If you enjoy musical theatre now is the time to book. The Full Monty will be presented at The Lighthouse Theatre from Tuesday September 30 until Saturday October 4. Tickets are priced from £11 to £15 and are available now at The Theatre Box Office, call: 01536 414141 or book online: www. lighthouse.co.uk Book now to ensure you get the best seats as there is sure to be a rush!
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Secrecy, spies and top security... on our doorstep! HISTORIC VIEW: Corby-based history lover, Tom Bingham – well-known for his connection to the arts and for his handmade guitars – checks out the local connection to the Charge of the Light Brigade. Send in your local history stories or memories of special, past events to Extra Local, email: newsdesk@ extranewspapers.co.uk
SECRET LOCATION: The site of the former airfield, where WW2 covert operations were planned. CLANDESTINE OPERATIONS REVEALED: The area is now home to the
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I RECENTLY visited the Carpetbagger (Covert Warfare) Aviation Museum at Harrington, just outside Corby, and was amazed to hear it has been open for 13 years as a museum. During the Second World War, Harrington air base – about four miles west of Corby – was a place of great secrecy and the whole area was top security. More than 3,000 American airmen were camped out in tents or in Nissen huts at the former Station 179. The Carpetbagger Aviation Museum now shows vividly the clandestine work carried out by the 801st (provisional) and 492nd Bomb Group installed there. Flying secret missions, delivering secret agents known as Joes and supplies, guns, explosives for blowing up bridges etc to resistance fighters in occupied Europe. Nearby, the former Paymasters Nissen hut, which forms part of the Northants Aviation Society Museum, contains the remains of WW2 aircraft and other items of equipment and memorabilia. The Carpetbagger display includes every gun imaginable used and dropped behind enemy lines, including Bren, Sten, Tommy Guns, Mauser rifles, (German rifles) Lee Enfields, grenades, etc. The museum houses the remains of a Lancaster, Hurricane, Wellington, B17 Flying Fortress, with home front displays and instrumentation. Despite the secrecy surrounding the location, people in the towns and villages close by did not take long to realise that, in the space of just a few months, they had jumped into the front line of NATO’s nuclear arsenal. In the late 1950s, the Thor missiles, containing thermo nuclear warheads (three), which took 1,000 officers and men per missile to maintain, would make this area the first to be hit by an enemy strike if war broke out.
Not that the three missiles at each location were much in evidence to the casual onlooker; for much of the time they lay prone and invisible in their shelters, behind heavily guarded perimeters, emerging only for practice countdowns. Sixty feet long and eight feet in diameter, they carried a two megaton warhead. A megaton is two million tons of TNT, while a kiloton is only 1,000 tons. The bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of WWII were about 15-20 kilotons. A one kiloton device would create a lot of destruction, but would not destroy a large city. A two megaton device would destroy a goodsized city. These brave airmen flew at night as low as 150ft above the ground to avoid radar, often using the light of the moon only to guide them; it became known as a ‘bombers moon’ in WW1. Their heroic sorties are well catalogued for all to see and every death is recorded in detail. There is a great deal of interesting exhibits and displays, and at only £5 entry for adults (children under 11 free) it’s a great way to spend a rainy day. It is well worth the effort just to see the photographs, weapons and unique film footage on display, as well as the Harrington Airfield Memorial. There is wheelchair access and a picnic area/toilets and refreshments. Between January and September 1944, the 801st/492nd Bomb Group undertook 2,263 separate missions of which, due to various circumstances, 1,577 (69%) were completed satisfactorily. The successful missions delivered to Occupied Europe: 662 Joes (agents); 18,535 containers of supplies; 8050 Nickles (bundles of 4,000 propaganda leaflets); 10,725 packages of supplies; 26 pigeons (for messages, not eating); and carried 437 passengers.
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Red card for drink drivers and domestic abusers PEOPLE who drink and drive are currently being targeted by Northamptonshire Police in a month-long campaign timed to coincide with both the World Cup and warm weather. The operation, which is running throughout this month, is part of a national campaign designed to reduce the number of people who die on Britain’s roads every year because of drink driving. The Force is also campaigning against domestic violence during the World Cup football tournament and has issued new materials featuring attention-grabbing images to local outlets such as hospitals, doctors surgeries, colleges, pubs and clubs. They are also available at police station front offices and the offices of partner agencies. Facebook and Twitter are being used to raise awareness, along with useful links for those seeking help and advice. Detective Chief Inspector Steve Lingley, head of the force’s Protecting Vulnerable Persons Unit, said: “Football doesn’t cause domestic abuse, but linked to increased alcohol consumption and the emotion sporting events bring it can impact upon some relationships. “This campaign serves as a warning to potential abusers that we will take positive action to protect victims, we will arrest offenders where a criminal offence has taken place and will seek to prosecute. “Our message to victims is that they do not have to put up with domestic abuse. Have the confidence to call us. Support is available from specially-trained officers and partners. There is no need for anyone to suffer in silence.” Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner Adam Simmonds added: “One of my main priorities is to cut violent crime by at least 40 per cent and this can only happen if victims have the confidence to come forward
to report crimes and seek justice. “It is essential we address domestic abuse effectively and we need people to feel confident in reporting it in order to do that.” Sergeant Tony Hopkins, who is leading the anti-drink drive operation in Northamptonshire, said that campaign was designed to target everyone who may be tempted to drink and drive, particularly those who get into the car too soon on the ‘morning after’. He said: “Throughout this month, we’ll be focusing not just on the people who drive home drunk from pubs, but those who have not given enough time between drinking and getting behind the wheel the following morning. “And with the World Cup taking place this summer, we’ll be out in force to make sure everyone is safe to drive, both before the matches and after them.” A similar campaign held in Northamptonshire in June last year saw more than 2,500 people breathalysed and 103 arrested for being over the limit. In 2012, a total of 145 people were arrested during the campaign. Nationally, drinking and driving remains a significant issue, accounting for 16 per cent of all road deaths during 2012. In that year 280 people were killed in drink drive collisions nationally, representing an increase of 17 per cent on 2011. The national lead for roads policing, Chief Constable Suzette Davenport, said: “Thousands of people will be celebrating the World Cup here in the UK, and the police want people to have a good time and enjoy an actionpacked event that we only see every four years, but that’s not an excuse to take a risk and get behind the wheel while you’re over the limit. “The morning after can be just as dangerous
GRABBING ATTENTION: Materials showing shocking images have been distributed to outlets such as hospital, colleges, pubs and clubs in an effort to curb domestic abuse during the football season. as the night before so if people have been drinking into the night, there’s a strong chance they may not be fit to drive the morning after, and no amount of cold showers or black coffee will change that.” People who are found to have been drinking and driving face a £5,000 fine, a 12-month driving ban and a criminal record.
Fatal accident A MAN aged 19 has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following a fatal collision in Studfall Avenue, Corby, in the early hours of Sunday June 8. A 23-year-old man was seriously injured at 1am and died a short time later. It is believed he was struck by a vehicle that failed to stop at the scene. The Collision Investigation Team asks witnesses to call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.
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Have you SEEN these men! THEY look pretty good to us here at Extra Local, but the local Fashion Police reckon the three men pictured here are among many who are guilty of being seriously un-cool ... At the end of last month, Kettering’s Newlands Shopping Centre was the scene of ‘raids’ by Fashion Police looking for men committing a fashion faux pas and several suspects were questioned! The long arm of the law was following up leads that there were men
in the shopping centre committing crimes against fashion! It was all done in the best possible taste, with the Newlands Fashion Police tracking down 30 possible style suspects, with their families, questioning them about alleged scruffy hair (including 80s mullets), shirts tucked into high-waisted trousers, mismatched socks, the wearing of Speedos by the pool and of causing general embarrassment to their children and bringing the family’s style credentials into disrepute.
Festival’s 40th THE 40th anniversary of Gretton’s St James Church Summer Flower Festival is being held this month and the floral displays will be based on a theme of anniversaries. Taking place over the weekend of June 27, 28 and 29th, in addition to the beautiful flower arrangements, the event also offer something for all the family to enjoy: on the Saturday and Sunday delicious homemade lunches and teas will be available with a variety of stalls and entertainment based around the church. Organisers welcome everyone to go along and celebrate a very special 40th anniversary Flower Festival in Gretton, the proceeds of which are in aid of the church restoration fund. Gretton resident David Fursdon commented: “This is a big event that draws visitors from near and far. Having lived in Gretton all my life, this event has been popular each and every year. The skill of the flower arrangers is amazing, as is the hard work of all the helpers who make it happen.”
All suspects were let off with a warning, but their mugshots – taken holding a card similar to the ones used when police make an arrest Stateside – is being placed in a special rogues gallery within the centre’s Facebook with visitors invited to vote for the father in greatest need of rehabilitation into fashionable society. The father will be given a new identity on Saturday, June 14 – with a new hairstyle, a new fragrance and a set of new casual clothes.
MUGSHOTS: Above, from left, Stephanie Casada with ‘suspect’ Adrian Clarke and fellow ‘cop’ Claire Cummins. Below, shopped by the family: Jessie Wheeler, 9, Ryan Wheeler, 10, and Beth Wheeler, 8, with their dad Adam Wheeler and his partner Sarah Crozier.
Playground plan raises £9k COMMUNITY spirit and social media have combined to bring extra fun for children at a local park. Kettering’s Friends OF Rockingham Road Pleasure Park (FORRPP) have announced the success of the Community First Crowdmatch Challenge – to raise funds for a creative, natural and imaginative play zone for primaryaged youngsters, complementing play equipment installed recently for older children. The online fundraising has raised £4,105 and a further £4,925 has been gathered offline. The CrowdMatch Challenge is an initiative in which community groups or organisations with a project to fund, raise part of the money they need by ‘crowdfunding’ – encouraging local donations. If they are successful in raising their share of the fund, they receive the
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Planting marks 500 years of roots in Corby THE Brudenell family knows all about putting down roots – they can trace their family tree back five centuries in one house! Celebrating 500 years of the continuous tenure of Deene Park, William Brudenell, grandson of Edmund Brudenell, is pictured planting an English oak tree in the grounds of the estate. Open to the public every Sunday and bank holidays to the end of August, from 2pm–5pm, Deene Park is one of Northamptonshire’s hidden gems. Find out more, here: www.deenepark.com
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Male and retired? Join the club IF you are male, retired from full-time occupation and free for lunch once a month, a Gentlemen’s Lunch Club is hoping to hear from you! The Probus Club of Wellingborough is seeking new members. The men-only club was founded in April 1973 by a group of Wellingborough Rotary Club members who, at that time, were expected to resign from Rotary on retiring from work. The club meets for lunch in the Masonic Hall, Mill Road, Wellingborough, on the second Friday of every month. The lunch is followed by a talk by guest speakers on a wide variety of subjects. The girls are invited on various occasions – a Ladies’ Lunch is held every January for members’ partners, together with the Mayor of Wellingborough and wives of deceased members. In July, the lunch meeting becomes President’s Eve-
ning and invites members’ partners. The club also organises an annual group holiday and various trips, including theatre visits in London or more locally and three or four ‘sign and dine’ lunches to pubs in the area. At all of these functions, members’ partners are invited to attend. The March luncheon is followed by the club’s AGM when a new president, club officers and committee members are elected or reelected. The Wellingborough club secretary, Peter Simmonds, told Extra Local: “Prospective members are supposed to live within a ten-mile radius of Wellingborough. However, we turn a blind eye to this rule if, for example, a friend of a member wishes to join but lives a few extra miles away. “In its heyday, the club had a total membership of 70 plus a waiting
list. This changed when the Rotary Club altered its rules and allowed people to remain as members even after they had retired from business. “We currently have a membership of 41 of whom seven are on what is called the Permanent Apology List. This is intended for members who, for whatever reason, find it difficult to attend regularly. All other members are expected to attend each monthly lunch unless they give their apology by the previous Monday evening. “Our current subscription is £14 per annum and, at present, the meals cost £14 per month. We sit down to eat at 12.30pm but many members arrive before that to enjoy a drink in the bar and chat to friends.” Probus Clubs cater for the interests of retired or
Retail hub gets go-ahead Work to start soon on redeveloping derelict Wellingborough site. A NEW retail and leisure hub on Wellingborough’s London Road will be under construction within a matter of months now that the Borough Council of Wellingborough Councillors have voted unanimously to approve the plans. The new development by UK regeneration specialist St Modwen sits on a key approach to Wellingborough’s town centre and will include a new discount foodstore, shop unit(s) and a drivethru restaurant. St Modwen hopes to begin work on site in late summer 2014 and Gary Morris, senior development manager at St Modwen said names of the new stores would be confirmed soon. He added: “We’re delighted that councillors have voted to approve this scheme, which will bring new stores and jobs to Wellingborough, to complement the town’s existing offer and regenerate this derelict site. “We are in advanced negotiations
with a number of major UK stores to open in the new development and hope to make announcements in the coming weeks.” Mr Morris also commented on the positive relationship established between St Modwen
refreshing to work with officers and councillors who are so clearly focused on delivering growth for Wellingborough. We are looking forward to continuing to work closely with the council on the project and in the future.”
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VISITORS from all around the area are encouraged to go to Harringworth to enjoy the annual Village Fete and Car Boot Sale on Saturday June 21. The gates to the grounds of the Manor House in Seaton Road, Harringworth, open at 2pm to what is a quintessential summer event in the Welland Valley, in the shadows of the famous 82arch railway viaduct. There will be a variety of stalls to browse and music by Gretton Silver Band, plus afternoon teas, Pimm’s, a barbecue and ice cream on the menu for all the family. There is still time to book a car boot plot (£5) – set up is from 1pm – call Roy on 01572 747431. Organised by the Harringworth Village Appeals Committee, all funds raised help the committee’s good works to continue.
semi-retired professional or business people. There are more than 300,000 members in approximately 4,000 Probus Clubs worldwide. The Probus Club movement was formed in the UK in 1965. It then expanded into New Zealand and, by 1976, had spread to Australia. The first Probus Club for seniors in North America was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Galt in Cam-
bridge, Ontario, Canada, in 1987. Clubs exist today in all parts of the world, including Canada, the USA, Belgium, India, South Africa and several other countries in Africa and Asia. Prospective members are welcome to attend one or two meetings as paying guests. For further information about the Wellingborough club, call Peter on: 01933 276126.
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Firstly, a massive thank you to everyone who came to Abington Park in Northampton for Race for Life. It was amazing day. The sun shone, and thousands of incredible women stood up to cancer and ran, jogged, danced and walk a 5k and 10k circuit. The atmosphere was amazing, so thank you again if you came down. It seems to be the season for talent shows. Britain’s Got Talent has just wrapped up and already X Factor auditions are getting ready to happen in Cities up and down the UK. Meanwhile in Italy, a Nun was walked oﬀ with the top prize on Italy’s version of “The Voice”! 25 year old Sister Cristina Scuccia, who even sang a duet with Kylie, a judge for the UK version of The Voice, during the heats, won with a massive 62% of the telephone vote. After being declared the winner she said the Lords Prayer before breaking down in tears. She won the competition with a performance of “What A Feeling” from ”Flashdance”. We wonder if The Pope voted? Have you ever been in the Cinema, or at the Theatre when someone mobile phone has gone oﬀ? Maybe it’s happened to you? An audience member who let their phone ring during the opening night of Kevin Spacey's one-man show suddenly found themselves part of the act after being told oﬀ by him! Sky News reported that Kevin is starring in the legal drama “Clarence Darrow” to celebrate the end of his 10 years as artistic director of the Old Vic theatre in London. The story focuses on Darrow, a pioneering 19th century lawyer, and it was during a scene where Spacey's character is on trial that the mobile phone began to ring. Apparently as the phone's owner continued to pretend it wasn't happening, Spacey was forced to say, in character: "If you don't answer that, I will!" He received a round of applause.
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EXTRA Time - What’s On in Northamptonshire - get out and enjoy yourselves there is something for everyone. ARTS & CULTURE Wednesday 18 June, 2014 The Reduced Shakespeare Company present “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged!)” They’re back! They loved us so much that the (other) RSC are returning with their original, hilarious show. All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! Now revised for 2014 with the same recycled jokes – just put in a different order. An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was London’s longest-running comedy having clocked a very palpable nine years in London’s West End at the Criterion Theatre! Join these madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. 7.30pm (doors 7pm) Tickets £15 (£13 concessions) Kettering Arts Centre at St Andrews Church, corner Rockingham Rd & Lindsay St, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN16 8RG Monday to Saturday Exhibition of Corby’s rich history. The Heritage Centre tells the story of Corby’s long association with iron and steel making. 75-77 High Street, Old Village, Corby, NN17 1UU – Open from 2pm4pm, Monday to Friday and 9am12.30pm on Saturdays, Continuous Alfred East Art Gallery, Sheep St, Kettering, Entry is FREE The Alfred East Gallery has a regular series of changing exhibitions by local artists, as well as a permanent collection gallery displaying the work of Sir Alfred East, T. C. Gotch and others. Contact: 01536 534274 CHARITY EVENTS Saturday 28 June, 2014 RS Lakelands Ball Best Western Hotel, Corby. A night of style and sophistication to remember, so get the date in your diary and your ball gowns and best suits prepared! Dress Code is smart: ball gowns or coktail dresses for the ladies and dinner jackets or dress suits. To book tickets, we will need your menu choices and knowledge of who/what table who would wish to be on for the night. Please pop into the hospice or phone/email Paul Marlow on PaulMarlow@lakelandshospice.org.uk or call the hospice on 01536 747755 to reserve. If you are a employee of RS, please get in contact with a member of the My Community Team to book your tickets/ menu choices (there is a discount of £5 for RS employees and their families). Time: 7.30pm Entry: tickets are £25 each. Best Western Rockingham Hotel, Rockingham Road, Corby, NN17 1AE CLASSES
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the floor! At Salem Hall, Salem Lane, Wellingborough (nearest parking Jackson’s Lane). Pay as you go £4.50, includes refreshments. Contact Kathie on 07989 769257 or firstname.lastname@example.org. for details. Tuesdays (6.30pm) 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: www.zumbann10.com Mondays (11am) New Absolute Beginners line dance class, every Monday morning from 11.00 am until 12.00pm at Earls Barton Working Men’s Club,Queen street, Earls Barton. £4 pay as you go. Contact Karen for more details on 07941762416 or email@example.com EVENTS Saturday 14 June, 2014, Dance The Night Away to be held at Weldon Village Hall in Bridge Street between 8,00pm and 11.00pm. Dancing to Latin, Ballroom, Sequence and Jive. All welcome both regular and new dancers. You can bring your own drinks and nibbles if you wish. Entrance on the door is still only £5.00 including raffle tickets-PAY ON THE DOOR For further information please call Joan on 07718 519480 Or email firstname.lastname@example.org Treat Dad to a ride behind a steam engine and maybe a pint of real ale. Sunday 15 June, 2014, Fathers Day, Treat Dad to a ride behind a steam engine and maybe a pint of real ale. at Rushden Transport Museum, The Railway Station, Station Rd, Rushden NN10 0AW 01933 353111 www. rhts.co.uk Sunday 15 June, 2014 Cats Protection Wellingborough and Rushden Branch: are holding a goodies stall at Irchester Gala Day 11am - 4pm, Irchester Sports Club, Alfred Street, Irchester. Northamptonshire NN29 7DR Sunday 15 June, 2014 Corby & District Cats Protection Fundraising Stall - Corby Lions Family Fun Day Wondering what to do on Father’s Day this year? Why not come along to Corby Lions Family Fun Day at East Carlton Park. We’ll be there with our stall full of quality Bric-a-brac and our pick-a-ball game for the children (pick your own prize) Come along and grab yourself a bargain and have a fun day out with the whole family. 11am - 4pm, Free Entry & Free Parking. East Carlton Park, East Carlton, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 8YF Friday 20 June, 2014 NANNA 10th Anniversary Open Weekend June 20th (Friday) Fancy Dress Karaoke Night. June 21st (Saturday) Country Fete with Stalls and Competitions including doggy activities; Barn Dance with Ploughman’s in the
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EXTRA Time - What’s On in Northamptonshire - get out and enjoy yourselves there is something for everyone. evening. June 22nd (Sunday) Fun Show, 26 FUN classes for all dogs plus Best In Show for all class winners. £1 entry fee, pay in the ring. Stalls, Refreshments including NANNA Cakery (home made cakes). Kindly sponsored by Cobbydog dog food, VioVet, Fish4Dogs and P.M. Houghton Corby (NANNA’s Vet) ~ 10th Anniversary theme - (www.facebook.com/ events/244680305697201/). All in aid of NANNA Animal Rescue ~ www. nanna animal rescue.co.uk ~ Reg. charity No. 1115238 www.facebook. com/groups/1408050102801257 Free admission (donation appreciated!), cost of different activities varies Higglety Pigglety Farm, Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire, NN9 5UB (nearest post code), Northamptonshire NN9 5UB Friday 20 Jun 2014 to Sunday 22 Jun 2014 Contact telephone: 07921215049 / 01933 650372 (10 till 10) Call to check latest times or cancellations. www.nannaanimalrescue.co.uk/ Sunday 15 June, 2014 Open Garden for NGS. A 1-acre garden divided by archways, numerous mixed borders and Bedfordshire created from a large lawn 15-yrs-ago. A parterre planted with shrubs, herbs, hostas and perennials leads to an arch of roses and apple trees. There is a profusion of anthemis, helenium, hostas, agapanthus and silver birch. A long hazel arch leads to a small meadow planted with specimen trees overlooking open countryside. Open:Sun 15 June (2-5). Admission £3, Children free. Times:Opening:2-5. Telephone:01536 513786. Visitors also welcome by appointment May to July. Open for charity. 34 Poplars Farm Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN15 5AG Contact telephone: 01536 513786. Call to check latest times or cancellations. www.ngs.org.uk/ Saturday 21 June, 2014 Harringworth Village Fete & Car Boot Sale. Harringworth is hoping to attract lots of visitors for the annual Village Fete and Car Boot Sale. The gates open to the grounds of the Manor House in Seaton Road Harringworth at 2.00pm to what is a quintessential summer event here in the Welland Valley in the shadows of the famous 82 arch railway viaduct. There is a variety of stalls to browse including White Elephant, Bottle Raffle, Homemade Cakes, Plants and more. Try your luck at the Coconut Shy and enjoy relaxing to the music played by Gretton Silver Band.You wont be hungry…. delicious afternoon teas,Pimms,a barbecue and ice cream are all on the menu to make this a lovely day out for all the family here in Harringworth. There is still time to book a Car Boot plot @ £5.00 Set up is from 1.00pm for the gates opening at 2.00pm.To book please call Roy on 01572 747431 and for all general inquiries. Arranged by Harringworth Village Appeals Committee. A warm welcome to everyone to come and enjoy yourselves at this traditional summer event.
Saturday June 21 June, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Armed Forces day Learn more about our armed forces and local cadet forces. at Rushden Transport Museum, The Railway Station, Station Rd, Rushden NN10 0AW 01933 353111 www.rhts.co.uk Saturday 21 June, 2014 Back by popular demand - a talk by the author Phil Mason at All Saints Church, William St, Kettering, NN16 9RR on Saturday June 21st 2014 Refreshments and a raffle. 19.30 - 20.30 Cost £3 on the door. All Saints Church Hall, William St, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN16 9RR kaspc.btck.co.uk/WhatsonGuide Saturday 21 June, 2014, A Seaside Special excursion to Great Yarmouth on Saturday 21st June has proved to be so popular a second coach is being laid on. The day trip has been arranged by Wondertours Community Transport with just a few seats still available @ £15.50 per person. The coaches will pick up at Kettering Telford Lodge, Gretton Village Hall,Weldon Londis Store,Weldon Furniture Shop, Corby Old Village and Corby Town Centre. Regular and New Passengers welcome onboard. To book or get further details please contact David Fursdon Organiser by calling or texting 07790 197220. David looks forward to hearing from you soon. Saturday 21 June, 2014 Christian Crackers Plus. Back by popular demand - a talk by the author Phil Mason at All Saints Church, William St, Kettering, NN16 9RR on Saturday June 21st 2014 Refreshments and a raffle.19.30 - 20.30 Cost £3 on the door All Saints Church Hall, William St, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN16 9RR Saturday 21 June, 2014 Isham Companion Dog Show & Village FêteKC Licensed Companion Dog Show Pedigree & Novelty Classes Rosettes & prizes awarded in all classes Digs must be aged 6 months and over Dogs do not have to be Kennel Club registered to enter Registration from 11.30am Judging from 1pm onwards ALSO displays, stalls, games, cream teas, Silver Band, raffle, BBQ, licensed bar and much more! 1pm to 4pm Entry £1 Dog Show enquiries to Jackie on 07813 386493 Manor Farm House, Orlingbury Road, Isham, Northamptonshire NN14 1HW Contact telephone: 07813 386493 Call to check latest times or cancellations. Saturday 23 June, 2014 Retro Show is the annual family event for all those supporters of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and even 90’s that like a bit of fun in their lives. All makes and models of bikes and cars are welcome to this celebration of a time when machines were created with a bit of character. Think everything from Morris Minis to Audi 80s, and Lambretta scooters to Laverda motorcycles and you’ll be in the right
BWM Scooter & Ska Rally at Santa pod Raceway Friday 13 Jun 2014 to Sunday 15 June 2014 Three days of fun with a Mod vibe and attractions including night time entertainment; Main stage and DJ tents featuring famous names from the Mod and Ska music scene. Plus show and shine, scooter racing, ride outs, dealers market, auto jumble, track action, fun fair rides, amusements and much much more. Full Weekend tickets from £35 (£28 if booked before 31st Jan 2014) Kids under 16 go free, max 3 per adult. Contact the Box Office on 01234 782828. Visit www.bwmrally.co.uk or www.santapod.co.uk for more details.
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EXTRA Time - What’s On in Northamptonshire - get out and enjoy yourselves there is something for everyone. ballpark. Retro is certainly the “in” scene right now so this is the show that everyone wants to attend. Day Entry: 8am - 6pm. Tickets from £12. Kids under 13 go free, max 3 per adult. Contact the Box Office on 01234 782828 Santa Pod Raceway, Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN29 7XA Tuesday 24 June, 2014 The Flower School: Pedestal Arrangement at Kelmarsh Hall. A fun, relaxed floristry workshop, where the emphasis is on having fun and creating your own masterpiece. Time: 10am - 3pm Cost: £95 per person. Includes all materials, lunch, refreshments and garden admission (please note that there is a booking fee of £1.50 for credit/debit card payments). Call 01604 686543 to book a place. Tuesday 24 June, 2014 The Race Is On An evening of motor racing film presented by Northamptonshire Film Archive Trust (Registered Charity). Includes film of the first Silverstone Grand Prix in 1948 plus action from the 1950 and 67 races. Also the Grand Prix d’ Europe at Aintree (1957) with Stirling Moss, racing at Brooklands as watched by pupils from Victoria School, Wellingborough in the 1930s, the 11th East African Safari and more. Starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £3.50. Call 01933 276838 to book. Wellingborough Museum, 12 Castle Way, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN8 1XB Thursday 26 June 2014, to Saturday 28 June 2014, European Market 2014 The town centre will come alive with the tastes, smells and products of Continental Europe - and beyond - when the Traditional European Food and Craft Fair arrives in town. Bringing a lot of produce and products that are new and different, the fair will be in town from Thu 26th to Sat 28th June. The town centre will be transformed into more of a bustling market place than ever before, as the marketers build on the success of their visits in earlier years. This year, we have some new exciting stalls: German salami, Finnish crafts, Peruvian handicrafts, Italian macaroons and Paris handbags. As well as all of these delectable tasty goods, you will also be able to choose from a wide range of products including hand bags and leather items, Marseille soaps, lavender, children’s toys and pashminas! There really will be something for everyone! Most of the products on sale will come from each stall holder’s region, where they are produced by small organisations such as, family businesses. Wellingborough, High Street, Northamptonshire NN8 4JZ. Contact telephone: 01512801925 traditionalmarket.co.uk Saturday 28 June, 2014 Car boot - table top sale. Sell your unwanted items at a car boot or table top sale. £6 pitch/table - it is essential to book
through Richard on 07887617978 (set up from 8am) All Saints Community Hall, William St, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN16 9RR. www. kaspc.btck.co.uk/CommunityWhatsonGuide Saturday 28 June and Sunday 29 June, 2014 Morris Minor Owners Club Rally aat Kelmarsh Hall. For more details visit www.mmoc.org. uk. Please note: On Sunday 29th June, the house will be open for tours between 2pm and 5pm. The tea room and gardens will be open as normal from 11am to 5pm. 27th 28th and 29th June, 2014 St James Church Gretton has for the past forty years held a Summer Flower Festival and this year being the 40th anniversary the floral displays will be based on a theme of Anniversarys. On Saturday and Sunday delicious homemade lunches and teas will be available and a variety of stalls and entertainment based around the Parish Church. Planning and finalising the 2014 Flower Festival is ongoing so put the date in your diary and further details will be announced shortly by Gretton PCC. Organisers welcome everyone to come and celebrate a very special 40th anniversay Flower Festival in Gretton Any enquiries please telephone 01536 771442-770580770784. Proceeds of the Flower Festival are in aid of the church restoration fund. Saturday 28 June and Sunday 29 June, 2014 Morris Minor Owners Club Rally at Kelmarsh gardens For more details visit www.mmoc.org. uk. Please note: On Sunday 29th June, the house will be open for tours between 2pm and 5pm. The tea room and gardens will be open as normal from 11am to 5pm. Kelmarsh Hall is located on the A508 between Market Harborough and Northampton. Saturday 28 June, 2014 Car Boot and Table Top Sale sell your unwanted items at a car boot or table top sale. £6 pitch/table - it is essential to book through Richard on 07887617978 (set up from 8am) All Saints Community Hall, William St, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN16 9RR Saturday 28 June, 2014 June Fair. Come and support our June Fair lots of interesting stalls especially for the younger generations! Cakes, chocolate, tombolas, nail & face painting etc plus refreshments.Free admission - 11am - 2pm All Saints Church Hall, William St, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN16 9RR Sunday 29 June, 2014 Finedon Gardens - Open Garden for NGS All 4 gardens are very different with everything from vegetables to flowers on show. 67-69 High Street is an ever evolving 1/3-acre garden of a C17 cottage (not open) with mixed bor-
ders, many obelisks and containers. Planting for varied interest spring to autumn. 29 Eastfield Crescent is a garden in 4 sections which incl lawn with mixed borders and pond leading to paved area with containers, water feature and arbour seat. Fruit and vegetable garden with 2 greenhouses. Shady end section with borders and summer house. Front garden with varied hanging baskets and containers. 11 Thrapston Road is a 1/5-acre cottage garden with lawns and mixed borders, gravel and paved seating areas with planters and water features. Pergola, rose arches, summer house and tree house. Combined adm £3.50, Children free. Times:Opening:2-6. Open for charity. Finedon Gardens, Finedon, Northamptonshire NN9 5JN Every weekend between 1 March and 26 October, 2014 A tour of Lyveden’s Elizabethan garden. Discover the fascinating history and mysteries of Sir Thomas Tresham’s New Bield. The tour is over grass and rough ground with no path. The tour takes place every weekend between 1 March and 26 October. Free event (normal admission charges apply) Please see the main property page for open and closed days. 2pm - 3:30 pm Normal Admission Charges Apply; there is no extra charge for the tour. Meet at Visitor reception Children will be very welcome More Information: 01832 205158, email@example.com. uk Lyveden New Bield near Oundle Northamptonshire PE8 5AT 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); 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 schurch.org.uk Wellness Monday: 11am Meet at East Carlton Park Walk, Corby Contact Kye Bishop 01536 464611 firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday: 2.30 pm Adventure Walks Meet @ The Buttery, the Rural Shopping Yard, Castle Ashby, Northampton Cost: £4 Leader: Jason Williams (NWUK Instructor) 07957 353482 email@example.com Wednesday: 10am. Meet at Leisure Centre, Desborough. This walk is on a circular, paved route around the Greenspace and is always under an hour long. Volunteers to help us lead more walks! If you are inter-
ested please contact Jenna Bartley on 01536 534284 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on courses. CHILDREN GROUPS Rhymetime (free): Thursdays 10.30am to 11.15am at Burton Latimer Library. Cont9act: 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. Aardvark Soft Play - Every Monday & Tuesday, sensory and soft play sessions for under-fives & their grownups. Book a 50-minute 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 email@example.com 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 1011.30am. Reachout Community Church, 4 High Street, Irchester. Contact: 01933 225525. Little Treasures: Mondays 9.4511.15am at Crow Hill Community Centre, Irthlingborough. Contact: 01933
225525. 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. 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. Pytchley Mums & Tots Tuesdays, 10-11.30am, Pytchley School Hall. Call Dawn: 07964 225369. St Peters Parent & Toddler Group: Fridays 9.30-11.30am, term time only, at Saxon Hall, Raunds. £1.50 1st child, 25p thereafter. Contact Sarah on: 01933 622116. Twinkle Tots: Wednesdays 9.3011am at Reachout Community Church, School Lane, Rothwell. Call: 01933 225525. Mums & Tots: Tuesdays 10-11.30am at Rushden Full Gospel Church & Christian Centre, 60 High Street South. Call Marie: 01933 316084. Stay & Play (Rushden SureStart): Wednesdays 2.15-3.15pm. Newton Road Community Primary School. Call: 01933 410112. Mucky Pups (Messy Play): Tuesdays 9.45-11.15am at St Andrews Church Hall, Berrymoor Road, Wellingborough. £2.50 per child. Contact: 01933 272119. Jumping Beans: Wednesdays 9.1511am term time only, at Mill Road Baptist Church, Wellingborough. Contact: 01933 383159. Little COGS: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9.30am-11.15am. Reachout Community Church, Havelock Street, Wellingborough. 50p per child. Contact: 01933 225525. 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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EXTRA in and out of the garden
Its time to retrieve those rusty cobwebby gadgets from the garage or shed and prepare the greenery for the impending summer ‘scorcher’ we have been promised this year. But if your gadgets are looking a bit worse for wear after months of hibernating in a darkened room, keep an eye out for our best buys and gardening tips both in the paper and online.
Jobs for June Peter Burks, Horticultural Advisor at the online garden centre www.potterandrest.co.uk, gives his top tips on revamping the garden for spring/summer. So you’ve taken care of the pruning and the planting. You’ve cut everything back with your secateurs and you’ve taken care of the lawn, so what’s left? We’ve still got a few odd jobs on our list that need doing.
Place straw or black polythene underneath strawberries to protect them from mud and slugs
Cover ripening fruit with netting to help protect them from birds
Growing for Gold - 50 years of Britain in Bloom
To celebrate Britain in Bloom’s golden anniversary this year the RHS is encouraging community groups across the UK to plant golden pollinatorfriendly flowers in public spaces this year. The RHS has provided over 500,000 sunflower seeds to Britain in Bloom community groups across the UK to plant in their neighbourhoods, if you haven’t planted your sunflowers its not too late, follow our fool proof guide and create a little bed of sunshine in your own back yard.
Sunflower Growing Tips
Where? Sunflowers thrive in direct sun. If possible, it is a good idea to pick a spot that is also sheltered from the wind such as along a fence or the side of a house. Soil Sunflowers will grow well in most types of soil, however one thing that can delay their growth is waterlogging. Before planting make sure your plot has suitable drainage especially if you are planning to grow your sunflower in a container.
Planting At this time of year seeds can be sown straight into the ground. Once you have chosen where you want to grow your sunflower, remove any weeds and then using your hands or a trowel loosen the soil until it has a fine, crumbly texture. T hen dig holes half an inch deep, spaced 18 inches apart. Place a few seeds in each hole and cover with soil. Water the area where you have planted the seeds but take care not to drench or flood the soil.
After care You should water your sunflowers thoroughly every other day, but adjust this as needs be depending on the weather. As your sunflowers grow consider using canes to help support the weight of the plant. This can be done by placing a cane near the stem and loosely tying it to the plant with string. Two to three months after planting your seeds they should start to bloom. Sunflowers are a beautiful addition to any Summer garden, follow our tips and enjoy.
Gardening is the answer What’s on Gardening could be the answer to some of UK’s and the world’s toughest 21st century challenges, according to the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH). At the AIPH’s recent 2014 International Green City Conference the issues of obesity, flooding and air pollution were discussed and those who spoke at the event agreed that gardening could help ease these problems. Sir Richard Thompson, President of the Royal College of Physicians, said at the conference: “A few minutes of viewing a green garden can improve a person’s physiology…There’s a gym outside your window.” But it’s not just all about giving us a better outlook on life or helping us burn the calories, there are lots of other benefits to looking after our green
spaces. Leigh Hunt, Principal Horticultural Advisor at the Royal Horticultural Society, explained that people’s gardens made up 50% of the UK’s urban areas, adding that 90% of the UK’s residents have urban gardens. Together, it was agreed people gardening in these areas could make a real difference to health, city temperatures, bio-diversity and flooding. Urban outdoor air pollution causes 2.5% of all deaths and gardening can help reduce this too, the conference delegates heard. And simply planting a tree can lessen the risk of flooding, as 50-62% of the surface water caused by storms can be reduced by a single street tree. So it really is time that gardening was taken a little bit more seriously…it’s so much more than pottering and resting!
Early potatoes should be ready to dig up
Continue to hoe borders and beds to get rid of weeds
If there is a lot of sunshine try to shade and ventilate your greenhouse. Also, water any plants inside it more frequently
Continue to spray roses to control black spot and mildew, try to do this in the evening to avoid harming bees. Sheds, decking and fences can be given a coat of preservative or colour this month. Dry weather can reduce the amount of food available for birds and hedgehogs, keep water bowls topped up and provide extra food. Have a cup of tea and a biscuit, you’ve earned it!
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Desborough Open Gardens raises £1700 for local charities Visitors to the garden of Bob and Jill Freeman enjoying a cream tea after viewing the delights of the garden, on Sunday 8th June.
Desborough held Open Gardens on Sunday, 08 June. The times were extended this year (1 pm to 6 pm) due to there being ten gardens open and their varying sizes, giving people time to really look at the beauty of the gardens and appreciate the hard work involved in their upkeep. Tea, coffee and
Summer reading in the garden
storytelling make this a compelling read. British Gardens in Time includes a foreword by CHRIS BEARDSHAW, specially commissioned photography by NATHAN HARRISON, and extensive archive illustrations. Author KATIE CAMPBELL lectures widely, leads garden tours and writes on the social history of gardening. Her other books published by Frances Lincoln are Icons of TwentiethCentury Landscape Design and Paradise of Exiles.
Gardening at Longmeadow by Monty Don RRP £25.00 £20.00 from Waterstones Monty Don made a triumphant return to our screens as presenter of Gardeners’ World. A firm favourite with viewers, Monty’s infectious enthusiasm for plants, attention to the finer details of gardening technique and easy charm have seen the ratings soar. Here Monty invites us into the garden at Longmeadow, to show us how he created this beautiful garden, and how we can do the same in our own. Following the cycle of the seasons, “Gardening at Longmeadow” will introduce readers to the garden from the earliest snowdrops of January through the first splashes of colour in the Spring Garden, the electric summer displays of the Jewel Garden, the autumn harvest in the orchard, and on to a Christmas feast sourced from the vegetable gardens. Describing the magic of each area at different times of the year, Monty will explain the basics of what to do when and how to get the most from each plant. He’ll talk through the essential techniques and more complex processes, accompanied by easy-to-follow, step-by-step photography. Longmeadow is a gardeners’ garden, but this will be a book for gardening enthusiasts of all skill levels who have been inspired by what they’ve seen, and who would like to achieve something similar for themselves.
British Gardens in Time The Greatest Gardens and the People Who Shaped Them by Nathan Harrison, Katie Campbell, Chris Beardshaw RRP £20.00 Waterstones £15.10 As Seen on the BBC. British Gardens in Time takes four iconic gardens, each a product of its age, and provides a fascinating window into the creators and events that shaped them. The stories of their creation include obsession, escape, social ambition, political intrigue, heartbreak, bankruptcy and disaster. In unravelling these remarkable stories we reach back over the centuries to see these great gardens through fresh eyes. From the magnificent landscape garden at Stowe created by Bridgeman, Kent and Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown; the Victorian masterpiece of Biddulph Grange; the romantic Arts & Crafts retreat at Nymans; and Christopher Lloyd’s plantsman’s paradise at Great Dixter, you will hear of adventure, innovation and visionary individuals who changed the way we create our gardens and the plants we grow. Author Katie Campbell weaves the stories of these four exemplary gardens into a history of British gardening from the earliest cultivated spaces to the present day, exploring trends, influences and pioneers. Fascinating historic detail and atmospheric
The Container Expert Paperback by D. G. Hessayon RRP £7.99 Waterstones £6.39 The Worlds Best Selling Book On Container Gardening. Keeping plants in containers is a quick and easy way to start gardening - without spending a fortune. Nowadays, there is a wide variety to choose from and a huge number of plants to try - even fruit, vegetables and herbs can be container grown. The Container Expert shows you how to use every available space in your garden for year-round colour, with advice on: How and where to use containers. Hanging baskets, window boxes and pots. The best plants to use. Visual impact, balance and colour. Caring for your containers. Dealing with problems, pests and diseases. Enjoy your Summer garden with a good book.
cold drinks plus a wonderful selection of excellent cakes were also available at many of the venues. Plants were also available to purchase. The weather held up and, though breezy, the rain stayed away until the evening. All in all it was a wonderful day with the added bonus of raising just over £1700.00. Funds
are to be split between the Desborough Wild Life Trust and the Heritage Centre. Both groups are absolutely delighted with the outcome of what proves to be a great day out, gaining ideas for your own gardens and marvelling at what can be achieved in both large and small gardens with effort.
Record number of entries received for New Plant Awards at the HTA National Plant Show. The New Plant Awards, sponsored by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), has attracted 121 entries across the five award categories (annuals, herbaceous perennials, house plants, trees & conifers, and shrubs & climbers). HTA Chief Executive Carol Paris said ‘At the very heart of the show the New Plant Awards showcase the best in new plant introductions from UK plant suppliers. It is fantastic that we have so many entries this year. Garden retailers have seen strong plant sales this year and the HTA National Plant Show will be the best place to view new plants coming onto the market.” Judges for this year’s awards include HTA President Stan Green, Jane Templar from Homebase, Mark Heath from the RHS, Chris Young, editor of The Garden and Chris Spanton from Suttons. The award winners will be announced and presented by
the judging panel on the morning of Tuesday 24 June. Gold, Silver, Bronze and Best in Category awards will be allocated from which the Best in Show plant will be selected. Winners will be selected for the quality of plant, suitability for the market and whether it is an improvement on other plants currently available. All entries and winners will be displayed in the New Plant Area for visitors to see. All entries will be entered into the Visitor Vote, sponsored by Floramedia, where visitors have the opportunity to vote for their Best in Category and Best in Show. Voting closes at 3pm on Wednesday 26 June and the Visitor Vote awards will be presented at 3.30pm that day. Last year New Leaf Plants took the crown of ‘Best in Show’ with Clematis ‘Beautiful Bride’ which also won the Visitor Vote award. The event takes place at Stoneleigh Park on 24 and 25 June 2014.
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EXTRA HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21st to April 19th)
Your fortunes are going to be mixed to say the least during the next couple of weeks. Taken as a whole, the good aspects over-ride the bad. You must be prepared for setbacks however and make the effort not to become too despondent each time. You are very prone to being affected by the general atmosphere which is a fault you ought to try to overcome. Learn to ride above outside influences as far as possible, otherwise you will never achieve your full potential.
You are inclined to be a trifle scratchy at the moment. Don’t let it show and try not to make those close to you, suffer as a result. Aim to present a calm exterior to the world. There are those about who will use your present mood to their own advantage and there are still others who will delight in rubbing you up the wrong way purely out of mischief. Whatever you do, keep your dignity intact!
VIRGO (August 23rd to September 22nd)
TAURUS (April 20th to May 20th)
A mixed time all round for you too. Your fortunes tend to fluctuate somewhat. Your mood however is relatively good, all things considered and those reverses that you experience will not upset you unduly. Try to be positive in your attitude and as optimistic as possible in your dealings with people. Self-confidence is very infectious and you will largely counter any adverse influences by your own actions.
GEMINI (May 21st to June 21st)
Several offers will come your way this coming fortnight. Don’t be too hasty in accepting any of them. Ask yourself if you really want this. What you have to consider is the long term effect of any changes in your way of life, both to yourself and of course to your family. If you can’t see any advantages, stay as you are. Likewise if the end result is somewhat obscured by the apparent brilliance of what is on offer.
CANCER (June 22nd to July 22nd)
LEO (July 23rd to August 22nd)
For once in your life you feel confident that you are on top of the situation right from the outset. Enjoy the feeling, you have every right to do so because almost everything you do now will be to your advantage. You will find it hard to put a foot wrong. This is all due to your hard work and diligent attention to detail. It is an important point to remember because it means that whilst you can enjoy your success, you must keep up the activity.
You are not sure of your objectives and by acting without co-ordination you may well be about to open up old wounds. This is something you must avoid doing at all costs. Why not consider an unexpected day or so away to get you out of harm’s way. Alternatively you could choose to do something unusual and absorbing, which will have the same effect. Either way you will be deflected from taking an unwise course of action.
LIBRA (September 23rd to October 23rd)
You have a hankering for change. It’s really a matter of the grass being greener on the other side. Suppress this. Be satisfied with what you have at the moment and try to look after it. Change of any sort at the moment could endanger what you prize most, your security. A rather delicate personal matter will need urgent attention. If you cannot handle this yourself call on the aid of a close friend who should have the necessary know-how.
SCORPIO (October 24th to November 22nd)
You are feeling very strongly about a personal matter. Your feelings are best left unspoken at the moment. If you are tempted to confide in the wrong person you will probably embarrass them and also put them in a very difficult position. This you have no right to do on this occasion. If you have this overwhelming urge to get something off your chest, why not commit it to a diary? You could always burn it afterwards!
LEO (July 23rd to August 22nd)
You are inclined to be a trifle scratchy at the moment. Don’t let it show and try not to make those close to you, suffer as a result. Aim to present a calm exterior to the world. There are those about who will use your present mood to their own advantage and there are still others who will delight in rubbing you up the wrong way purely out of mischief. Whatever you do, keep your dignity intact!
CAPRICORN (December 22nd to January 20th)
You are about to fall for a sob story, you old softy you. Never mind, humanity in itself is no disgrace and you are in essence a very humane person. Try not to be put off by the reactions of others to your weakness. They have their own salvation to attend to, yours is in your own hands entirely. Be cautious how you react to the line you have been given. Don’t accept things altogether at their face value.
AQUARIUS (January 21st to February 19th)
An old acquaintance, whose way of life you thought you knew really well, is about to surprise you with a completely uncharacteristic action. Whatever you do, don’t show either shock or surprise. You will alienate a person who will soon be needing your help. Much store is being set by your reactions and far better not to commit yourself to an opinion at this stage. A token of friendship may be sent to you soon, but may not be welcome!
PISCES (February 20th to March 20th)
This is a jolly good time for you. There are lots of jobs around you that are long overdue for completion. You are both in the mood and have the opportunity to get on with these. Get them all wound up and leave none out. It is possible that a totally unexpected invitation is on its way. If so, accept without a second thought. There will be no hidden snags, nothing in fact to prevent you having the time of your life.
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Calm down, calm down 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. For many, the summer holidays are a time for excitement as they fly away for a well-deserved break. However, for others, it can be a time of stress and anxiety with many wishing the holidays would quickly end so they can get back to work! One of the most common pitfalls that people make over the summer period is to set unrealistic expectations both for themselves and other people. Let’s get honest here, if you expect perfection you are going to end up disappointed! Accept that things may go wrong, the kids may have a meltdown and
your holiday location may not be as perfect as you imagined. Don’t let this stop you having a fabulous time anyway! Instead of dwelling on what’s gone wrong, try to focus on what is going right. Remember, a delayed flight or rainy day can only spoil your holiday if you let it. If you do find yourself getting frustrated or upset, don’t forget to breathe. Just stop for a few minutes, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. You can even try affirming to yourself ‘I feel calm, confident and relaxed’ Don’t feel you have to keep the kids entertained from dawn til dusk. Seriously, it is perfectly OK to let your children feel bored sometimes and let them fit it in around your needs. If you put pressure on yourself to plan something exciting every day to keep the kids amused this will only cause you unnecessary stress and anxiety. Remember, the more calm and chilled you are, the more relaxed your kids will be. Even if it’s cold and rainy, rug up and get yourself out the house and enjoy the fresh air. Just a 20 minute walk can change your mood and get you feeling positive again. If the kids are driving you insane, take them outside for a walk as well (or even better, drop them off at a family members and enjoy some precious time to yourself). When (or if!) the sun does finally decide to come out, grab yourself a fix of Vitamin D. Experts say we probably need between 5 to 30 minutes of exposure to the skin on our
face and body twice every week to make enough vitamin D to stay healthy. Don’t forget your suns cream though please! Finally, please remember that holidays are meant to be fun! This may sound obvious but you will be surprised how many of us forget this. We often spend time worrying about work, feeling guilty or stressing out
about things that we cannot change. Make sure you relish your break and have a welldeserved lie in, start a good book or get a massage to get you in the holiday mood. Let go of guilt and treat yourself. After all, if you can’t pamper and indulge yourself while on a holiday then when can you? Lisa
EXTRA LOCAL LETTERS & RANTS
The Heart of the matter Dear Extra, I’m writing to ask you and your readers to join me and support the British Heart Foundation’s Fight For Every Heartbeat campaign, which aims to raise awareness of inherited heart conditions. This week I was joined by fellow pregnant ladies on Primrose Hill, London’s most famous bump. We bared our bumps to highlight the 50:50 chance that someone with an inherited heart condition has of passing it on to their unborn child, emphasising the need for more research into these potentially deadly conditions. I’m calling on all pregnant women in the East Midlands to #BareYourBump in support of the campaign and share their photographs on social media. We need to do
everything we can to raise money and invest in research which can dramatically help those living with inherited heart conditions. An estimated 42,000 people in the East Midlands could be living with a faulty gene putting them at an unusually high risk of developing heart disease or dying suddenly at a young age. I hope that as many expectant mums as possible will join me in the fight for every heartbeat and share a photo of their own bump, using #BareYourBump, to raise awareness of inherited heart conditions. Inherited heart conditions run in families and can affect those you’d least expect, including the young and the fit. BHF researchers have helped us better understand and detect inherited heart conditions and they are working relentlessly towards beating them, but they need the East Midlands’ help to fund more research and save more lives. # B a r e Yo u r B u m p and share a picture on social media today to support the BHF’s Fight For Every Heartbeat campaign. Text FIGHT to 85080 and give £3 to join the fight against inherited heart conditions.* Best wishes, Billie Faiers T.O.W.I.E.
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UPON REFLECTION The Strangers in our midst By Canon George Burgon “I am a people watcher who finds that God and my faith has touched many, many lives.’ A Scot by birth and a retired Vicar of Rothwell and Rector of Rushton. Burgon is also a Governor of the Jesus Hospital, Alms houses in Rothwell and Chair of the Orton Trust and takes an active interest in local affairs and having served as chaplain to the Mayor of Kettering on 3 separate occasions. George now lives in Barton Seagrave with his wife they have three daughters and six grandchildren. One of the important signs of a caring society and a living faith is hospitality. All major world religions commend the custom. People of good will practice it. Jesus expects us to care for others when their backs are up against the wall. It is one way of showing one another something of the wonderful hospitality of God who desires that we be at home with him. He commands us to love one another as he loves us so it follows that we are to be at home with one another. These sentiments are a real challenge today when we bring “the strangers in our midst” into the circle of our care and concern. Because they are unknown they are often looked upon as unlovable and unlikeable. It is very easy to pass judgement on them but it also very difficult to feel at home in a world where our feelings of insecurity are seldom recognised and real poverty is often ignored by the powers that be. This state of affairs can only be challenged by a yearning for hope and dignity for everyone because this is God’s world and not just ours. Conflicts arise when we forget that ”strangers” are only people who have yet to become our friends. Do we not need one another to be full human beings? Hospitality is one
way of breaking down barriers. The Latin word “hostes” gives us our expressions “hospitality” and “hostility”. The state of the human heart creates both realities when we meet up with “the strangers in our midst”. Do we give a smile of welcome or a frozen look? Do we recognise Jesus in the strangers and in the needy (as he said we should) or do we wish them ill? Do we want to encourage others seeking to better themselves or do we do them down? Are the “strangers” a threat to us or a promise for us? If we believe that there is no room for “strangers in our midst” in today’s society then we could miss out on so much which lies in the richness of our common humanity. The current myopic point of view about immigrants may win votes but it could mar the future of our world and impoverish everyone. Do we really want to opt out of the long established tradition of hospitality by not making people feel at home? How we treat “the strangers in our midst” will be a reflection of how we see ourselves. Are we hospitable or hostile? To be at home with God and with one another is a way of life we can all share and enjoy no matter where we come from.
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Green light for aid guidelines granting business funding
EU approval means previously untapped funds could now be available to businesses in Corby, East Northamptonshire, Kettering and Wellingborough THE European Commission has now approved the UK’s proposed Regional Aid Guidelines map for Assisted Area status 20142020, which includes 22 wards within Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough and East Northamptonshire. This means businesses within these wardswillnowbeabletoaccessfinancial support that wasn’t previously available to them, providing a significant boost to Northamptonshire’s growth ambitions. The approval follows a request to the Government by Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP www. northamptonshireep.co.uk) that these wards be granted Assisted Area status, to support economic growth. Businesses in these 22 wards will now be eligible for additional support, which is only available within Assisted Areas, including incentives to bring unused business space back into use. The new map has full legal effect from July 1 and runs until the end of December 2020. Corby MP Andy Sawford said:
“I campaigned for Assisted Area Status and it is good news that businesses in my constituency now have the opportunity to access vital funds to help them grow and create local jobs. “Our priority now must be to raise awareness and support local businesses to come forward with bids as soon as possible.” Cllr Jim Harker, leader of Northamptonshire County Council welcomed the news saying “Northamptonshire is looking to grow our economy significantly and create a further 32,500 jobs by 2021. I am delighted that the UK Government responded to NEP’s request for inclusion on the Assisted Area map, and that the European Commission has now approved this. More than 100,000 people live and work within these wards, so this will provide a significant lift to the local economy.” Jo Lappin, CEO of the NEP said: “This news is a real boost to our ambitions to grow Northamptonshire’s economy further, faster.
“We will now be hosting events for businesses in the new assisted area to see how this can best help them. These events will take place in late June and will be advertised widely to local businesses.” Councillor Derek Zanger, portfolio holder for regeneration at Kettering Borough Council, said: “I am delighted that a number of wards within Kettering borough have been included on the new Assisted Area map, which will help our local businesses to grow and create jobs. The areas covered in Kettering include many of our largest employment estates and all the employment land which will be part of the East Kettering development, so we have maximised the number of businesses which can take advantage of Assisted Area Status.” Councillor Tom Beattie, leader of Corby Borough Council, said: “I am delighted that through partnership working, Corby has been successfully included on the new Assisted Area map, which will
30 new jobs as site upgrades
Plant-based foods business Alpro invests £18.5m to double capacity at Kettering. ALPRO has started recruitment for 30 new jobs at its Kettering site as part of an £18.5million investment to double production capacity. The company is investing in two of its sites, with Wevelgem, Belgium, seeing a £12.2m upgrade alongside Kettering, with the aim of continuing growth following increasing sales of its drinks and plant-based alternatives to yogurt products. These investments will result in 50 new jobs in the short term, 30 of which will be at Kettering. With the growth of its soya-based products and the success of recent innovations such as almond, hazelnut, rice and oat drinks, the launch of a coconut drink and plant-based variations to cream based on rice and coconut, Alpro is convinced that even more jobs will be created by the food company over the coming years. Innovation and investment are of vital importance to Alpro. With a view to further growth, it is continuing to invest in Belgium and in the UK, both in equipment, production lines and new jobs. The Kettering site will receive an £18.5 million investment in a new building and new equipment such as storage tanks, sterilisers, filling machines, packaging machines and robots. In addition, some 30 new employees will be recruited over the next 18 months and some ten to 15 more over the following years as the volumes increase. This increase will be achieved by on-site production of the almond and hazelnut drink. Ultimately, coconut, rice and oat drinks will also be produced at the site. This will double the output of the site from 75 million litres per year to about 150 million litres. Alpro is continuing to invest in Belgium, too. It has expanded production capacity of both drinks and plant-based alternatives to yoghurt at its factory in Wevelgem. Since 2013, it has invested in
the installation of two completely new production lines at a cost of £12.2m. Ten new employees were taken on in 2013 as a result and some ten more are currently being recruited. Once recruited, the employees will receive intensive training to become fully trained operators; this training is necessary to enable them to operate the modern machinery and to guarantee product quality. Further investments are planned in order to increase the output of the Wevelgem site from 150,000 tonnes to more than 200,000 tonnes. Alpro is the European pioneer and market leader for soya-based drinks and food products (margarines, desserts and plant-based alternatives to yoghurt and cream), sold under the brands Alpro and Provamel. The company (www.alpro. com) employs more than 820 people in its sites in Belgium, France and the UK and realised a turnover of 335 million EUR in 2013.
help our local businesses to grow and create jobs. “We are especially pleased that Rockingham Development Area is included which has been a key area for us to focus on in terms of economic growth and investment. This will make a vital difference for our local businesses and we will continue to work alongside NEP, the MP and other parties to continue bringing more investment and jobs to the borough.” Councillor Steven North, leader of East Northamptonshire Council, said: “This is great news for East Northamptonshire and we’re looking forward to seeing existing and new businesses benefit from the financial support which will become available to them.” Councillor Paul Bell, leader of Wellingborough Council, said: “This is good news and fantastic news for the wards in Wellingborough. “It’s going to provide the opportunity for employment and for improving education facilities.”
The full list of wards are: Corby: Central Ward, East Ward, Rowlett Ward, Shire Lodge Ward, Stanion and Corby Village Ward, Weldon and Gretton Ward. East Northamptonshire: King’s Forest Ward. Kettering: Barton Ward, Burton Latimer Ward, Northfield Ward, St Michael’s and Wicksteed Ward, St Peter’s Ward, William Knibb Ward, Queen Eleanor and Buccleuch Ward. Wellingborough: Castle Ward, Hemmingwell Ward, Irchester Ward, North Ward, Redwell West Ward, Wollaston Ward, Queensway Ward, Swanspool Ward. The NEP reports that 2013 was an important year for the Northamptonshire economy, our businesses and our workforce: an extra 2,200 new jobs were created, alongside a significant reduction in the number of people looking for work, which reduced by some 3,700 during the year. The county is on track to deliver an ambitious annual growth target of per cent a year over and above national levels.
Kettering firm begins share trading IT’S a marketing and legal services company for solicitors who specialise in personal injury law and it represents almost 50 legal practices across the UK. And at the end of last month, Ketteringbased firm National Accident Helpline began share trading on the London Stock Exchange. To mark the first day of its shares being traded on the AIM market, NAHL Group plc, the parent company of National Accident Helpline, took part in London Stock Exchange’s (LSE) ‘Market Open Ceremony’. The launch came as a result of months of hard work by the 120-strong team at National Accident Helpline. NAHL’s Group CEO,
Russell Atkinson, CFO Steve Dolton and National Accident Helpline’s Underdog all travelled from their base in Kettering Parkway to LSE’s headquarters at Paternoster Square in the City of London to take part in this prestigious event, which included the issuing of a commemorative glass tablet. While ‘ringing the bell’ no longer marks the start of each day’s trading due to changes in the way LSE works, the countdown and launch event gave a real sense of drama and occasion. The Initial Public Offering (IPO) will facilitate National Accident Helpline’s continuing growth, build on its status as the most trusted brand in the UK personal industry
litigation market and enhance the company’s position as a market leader. Russell Atkinson, CEO of National Accident Helpline, said: “This is a really exciting time for everyone at National Accident Helpline. “It is fantastic to see a local company from
Northamptonshire in the company of so many great organisations on the London Stock Exchange. “This news will further support our growth in the local area and should see National Accident Helpline continue to go from strength to strength.”
EXCITING TIMES: Russell Atkinson.
Business networking events: listings workshop, at The Kettering Park Hotel (NN15 6XT). Visit: www.thebusinessclubnorthants. co.uk Tuesday June 17, 8-9.30am. NN coNNect – Corby. Breakfast meeting at the Corby Enterprise Centre, London Road, Priors Hall (NN17 5EU), £10 (25% off if you take along a friend). Organiser is Paul Green, 01536 384 450. Wednesday June 18, 7.30am-9.30am. NN coNNect – Stanwick. Breakfast meeting at The Courtyard Luxury Lodge Hotel, Stanwick, Wellingborough (NN9 6QY). £15 – includes WHETHER you are looking for contracts full English breakfast. or contacts, buyers or suppliers, it is a Wednesday June 18, 12noon-2pm. Women In well-known fact that people prefer to do Business Network – Wellingborough. Venue: business with people they know. The Courtyard, West Street, Stanwick (NN9 So come networking! 6QY). £24, includes lunch. To book a place, Monday June 16, 6-8.30pm. The Absolute Power email Barbara Hodgson: email@example.com of Forming Good Strategic Alliances Through or call: 0844 3244034. Networking! A Northants Business Club Wednesday June 18. East Northants Business
Club Summer 2014 Golf Tournament. Venue: Wellingborough Golf Course, Harrowden Hall, Great Harrowden, NN95AD. First tee from 11.30am. Register: http://www. eventbrite .co.uk/o/the-business-clubnorthants-4668575861 Friday June 20, 7-9am. East Northants Business Breakfast at Kettering Park Hotel (NN15 6XT). From £13. Register with EventBrite: http://bit. ly/1pc6rOR Tuesday July 8, 12noon-2pm. Women In Business Network – Kettering. Venue: The Bridge Hotel, Thrapston (NN14 4JP). £24, includes lunch. To book, email Barbara Hodgson: firstname.lastname@example.org Email details of your business networking event, here: email@example.com
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Hairdressers help hospice
Established village business raises charity cash BRADY’S hairdressers in Burton Latimer’s High Street has handed over a cheque for £110 to Cransley Hospice after a prize draw held in the salon recently. Brady’s clients were asked to guess the name of a celebrity on a game board to be in with a chance of winning the huge chocolate prize weighing 1 kilogram! All monies raised were donated to the local charity, which provides hospice and palliative care services for the population of north Northamptonshire. Kaylie Speight from the salon said: “We always want to try and help our local community and local charities, so this seemed an
ideal opportunity to try to raise some much needed cash for a wonderful cause.
EGG-CITED WINNER: Sharon Whitelaw and her chocolate prize.
“Our clients have always been so supportive when we have run these sorts of things in the past, and they didn’t let us down again.” The hospice, based in Kettering is a nine-bedded adult in-patient unit providing specialist palliative care for people with life-limiting illnesses. The philosophy of the hospice is care focused on ‘the whole person’ and incorporates physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients when cure is no longer possible. Brady’s is a unisex hairdressers, established for more than 15 years and open Tuesday to Saturday. Contact owners Kaylie Speight or Tracy Miller for appointments, tel: 01536 723884.
Hiring: East Midlands rides high
THE Employment Outlook for the region is up one percentage point on last quarter at +11%, taking it to its highest level since early 2012, according to recruitment specialist Manpower. The East Midlands is experiencing a surge in demand for skilled roles, particularly across manufacturing and engineering. The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey is based on responses from 2,101 UK employers. It asks whether employers intend to hire additional workers or reduce the size of their workforce in the coming quarter. The employment survey is used as a key economic statistic by both the Bank of England and the UK Government. The national Seasonally Adjusted Net Employment Outlook of +8% indicates that the jobs market is up on the second quarter of 2014 when the outlook was +7%. Krissie Davies, operations director at Manpower UK, said: “The East Midlands has always been strong in the industrial sector and it is very encouraging to see demand continue this quarter right across the region. “From Oxford to Northampton, companies, especially in the manufacturing and engineering industries, are looking to hire in a big way to cope with the rise in
demand for their products and services. Our clients are coming to us to staff a diverse variety of roles to support their growth ranging from administrative positions right through to more highly skilled workers. “However, the region is still experiencing a significant skills shortage which is being amplified by employers seeking the very best candidates and in very short time frames – this is also having the knock-on effect of driving up the competition for the top roles. “This skills shortage is especially noticeable in Leicester and Nottingham. In Leicester there is a big demand for mechanics and paint sprayers in the automotive industry, but a very noticeable shortage of suitably qualified candidates. Likewise, in Nottingham the growth in the electronics sector is leading to businesses desperately seeking qualified electrical engineers and specialists in panel wiring.” Going into the third quarter of 2014, there is optimism across all of the UK’s regions with the exception of Northern Ireland (-5%). It is the only region expecting to shed jobs in the next three months. The South West tops the regional table, improving strongly to +15%, while the East of England isn’t far behind on +12%. Mark Cahill, ManpowerGroup
UK managing director, added: “From a national perspective, consistency has been the byword for the UK’s employment outlook over the last 18 months. “While job prospects have been strong, it’s only now that we’re seeing a return to pre-recession hiring plans. What’s more, we’re seeing broad-based growth across permanent roles, the self-employed and contractors.” THE Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP) is currently inviting local people to have their say about what is important to rural areas. A new development strategy is being prepared for North and West Northamptonshire as part of a funding bid to obtain grant aid for the area from the LEADER programme. Rural Development Programme funding will potentially provide a minimum £1 million of investment for the period 2015-2020. The NEP is also proposing to allocate a further £1million, meaning an overall investment of at least £2million that will lead to job creation through new businesses, farm diversification and support for tourism. Applicants will be required to provide match funding. The deadline for the survey is June 23. The survey – open to all – is here: http://svy.mk/1qgq8mb
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THE Government has opened consultation on proposals to improve the business rates valuation and formal appeal system. However, local commercial property agent Prop-Search is concerned that the changes may compound problems for occupiers seeking to appeal their business rates. Under the current system, ratepayers cannot see the detailed rental evidence on which rateable values are based and make large numbers of speculative challenges without any need to explain why they think their rateable value may be wrong. As a result, the system has a high volume of unresolved challenges, which has led to delays in the appeals process. Government figures suggest that approximately 680,000 appeals are currently lodged a year which at its peak topped 1.36 million. The Government has set up proposals that are aimed at improving the transparency of the valuation process and the disclosure of more information on rental evidence, thus allowing ratepayers to check their rateable value without having to make a formal challenge. Chris Billson, a director at PropSearch, said: “The new proposals – which look to be introduced in October this year – will allow ratepayers to check the evidence used in assessing their rateable values without having to make a formal challenge. “However, any business wishing to challenge the rating assessment will have to submit a detailed explanation as to why they believe their assessment is inaccurate.
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offer. We are pleased to have brought a little of the Norwegian celebrations to fish and chip fans in Wellingborough.” Norwegian cod stocks are carefully managed in order to safeguard the fish for generations to come. This means Norwegian cod is in plentiful supply. The 99p fish and chips were served by chippies in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian constitution and six shops in the East Midlands took part, including Wellingborough. Jack-Robert Møller, UK director for the NSC, said: “Norway has enjoyed a close relationship with the UK, providing fish and chips shops with delicious cod for nearly 70 years. We are so pleased that, due to the abundance of sustainable cod in Norway, we were able to give the gift of this fish to the people of Wellingborough in celebration of our historic Norway Day and see so many people enjoying fish that has been sustainably caught.”
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Microchipping Month 2014 - Getting ahead of the game June is National Microchipping Month, providing the perfect opportunity for pet owners to learn more about the brilliant benefits of this quick and simple procedure. Veterinary charity PDSA believes this essential practice should be at the top of every pet owner’s agenda right now and microchipping dogs will become a legal requirement for all owners in England by 2016. PDSA has put together some information answering some commonly asked questions on microchipping. Identity microchips are about the size of a grain of rice and are implanted under a pet’s skin. The procedure is very quick and relatively pain free – similar to an injection. In dogs and cats the chip is usually inserted into the loose skin between the shoulder blades. Each chip contains a unique number – the owner’s details are not stored within the chip and they aren’t tracking devices. Owners will need to register their contact details with the microchipping company following the insertion of the chip. Some vets or welfare charities will do this for you automatically. Hopefully the chip will never be needed, but should your pet stray – for instance, your dog escapes from the garden or your cat is involved in an accident and rushed to the vet – a microchip scanner will bring up your pet’s unique number. The microchip database will be able to retrieve the contact details registered for the pet. It is vital that contact details are updated promptly if an owner moves house or gets a new phone number – a microchip is worthless if the owner can’t be contacted.
Elaine Pendlebury, PDSA Senior Veterinary Surgeon, said: “One of the most heartbreaking scenarios is when an injured stray animal is bought to a hospital and the microchip scanner brings up a chip number – but the owner’s details have not been updated so we can’t get in touch with them.” Elaine said pets are often found miles from the address the pet is registered to and it’s very unfortunate if the contact number is wrong. “You know this injured cat or dog has caring owners who took the time to chip their beloved pet, but they didn’t update the microchip company with their new contact details – and it’s a sad fact that the chance of that injured pet being reunited with their owner can be very slim. Thanks to support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, our veterinary staff are helping to advise pet owners about the importance of microchipping their animals alongside other vital preventive health measures.” The cost of microchipping your pet can vary but councils, charities and veterinary clinics often offer discounted microchipping. Many schemes are now offering free microchipping in the lead up to a 2016 deadline, so it is worth researching what’s offered in your area. While dogs are legally required to wear a collar and an identity tag, even if microchipped, these can easily be removed or get lost and do not provide the permanence of a chip. For further information about microchipping, download a copy of PDSA’s free leaflet, Identification from www.pdsa.org. uk/leaflets.
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AFC Rushden and Diamonds Community Benefit Society Limited There were two valid nominations for election to the Club Board when nominations closed at noon on Monday 9th June 2014 which are as followsJOHN GREGORY Nominated by Sam Gregory Seconded by Jon Ward JAMES WALLER Nominated by Dave Albon Seconded by Matt Ward I therefore certify that these two members be elected to the Club Board at the Annual General Meeting of the Society to be held on Wednesday 16th July 2014. Paul Lucas Election Officer 9th June 2014
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Come and emulate club Captian Paul Malone and play for the Steelmen Corby Town Football Club are holding a trial day on Saturday 21st June for players who fall into the U17-U21 age groups for the 2014/15 season, in conjunction with Tresham College. The trial day is a chance for young players to take part in a structured practical session led by Corby Town first team manager Tommy Wright and Jonathan Heathcote, the Academy Director at Tresham academy of Sport. There will also be a number of trial matches taking place, which will allow players to showcase their talents. Wright told corbytownfc. co.uk; “As a club we are committed to identifying, working with and developing young talent and providing opportunities across the club to produce quality players that are able to represent this club and help us move
forward to where we want to be. “I am urging the players of Corby to attend. You only need to look at the youngsters that have come through the youth system this season in Connor Kennedy and Harry May. You also have Paul Malone, a product of the Corby Town youth system, who is now the club captain. There are players with the ability to represent their town, we just need to find them and help them to develop with the right coaching. Tresham’s Heathcote added; “Alongside the work that the club do, we are here to support and assist them with youth development. Being able to offer full time training and sporting programmes for the U18 and U21 age groups provides both Tresham and Corby Town Football Club with an excellent opportunity to assist players at this critical stage of their young
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The club are pleased to announce the signings of both Joe Wright and Kyle Locklin. Joe played for Southern League Premier side Rothwell Town before joining Harborough and manager Ben Watts has worked with him for many seasons now. Joe is young, keen and eager. Kyle Locklin a striker who used to be at Sleaford and in the past played for Rothwell Town in the southern prem. Kyle is a great signing and on his day a real goal threat with pace and power and an eye for the goal. A really good addition to the squad. Off of the pitch First Team manager Ben Watts has also added Lee Howard to his coaching Arsenal. Lee has had spells managing at Raunds and Irchester has joined the team off the pitch. Due to work Lee can’t commit fully to training and games but will be acting on behalf of the club watching our opposition and any potential signings. Wellingborough Town is pleased to announce 6 pre-season matches ahead of the start of UCL fixtures of which commence on 9th August 2014. July Tuesday 15th Daventry Town (A) Ben Away Saturday 19th Histon FC (H) Tuesday 22nd Raunds (A) Saturday 26th ON Chenecks (H) Tuesday 29th St Andrews (H) August Saturday 2nd Newhall United (A) Saturday 9th UCL begins
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Scott and Baillie on point duty Popular Poppies Eze & at Poppies Beckley agree terms Poppies select duo Machin and Baillie to direct them to promotion this coming season
Kettering Town Football Club is delighted to confirm that Scott Machin and Thomas Baillie will take on the role of joint managers following the departure of Dean Thomas. Poppies Chairman Ritchie Jeune said, “I hope that the fans do not see this as the club going for the easy option because it most definitely is not. We never advertised the position as we were waiting until the Board were able to meet to discuss the options. By the time I had returned from holiday we had a number of people come forward and express their interests in being the manager of Kettering Town FC. This is certainly a different scenario to a little over 12 months ago when Dean was appointed. The club has moved forward
and we again thank Dean for the foundation he has put in place. However, we are still in the rebuilding phase and both Scott and Thomas have been a big part of that. They both understand what we are trying to achieve, they know what is expected and I know that they have the ability to continue to move the club forward on the field. Last season has rightly built up an expectation for the coming season. Scott and Thomas are under no illusions that to deliver what is expected will be no walk in the park” Scott and Thomas added “We are pleased to accept the role as joint managers and our intention is to continue to build on the excellent progress which we all played a major part in last season.
Player of the year and young pretender sign
KETTERING TOWN announce that last season’s overall player of the year, We have a fantastic group of Henry Eze, has agreed terms to stay at players and backroom staff and the club next season. we have every confidence that we can pick up where we left off last season. We have already made a strong addition to the squad in welcoming Brett Solkhon back to the club. This is an indication of our desire to improve and compliment the current squad with players that will have a positive impact on the club as a whole and will help us all achieve out ultimate aim which has to be promotion at the end of the season. Our aim is to play attractive, attacking football and to build on our impressive late season form, especially at Latimer Park, where the fans have made a real difference for us. Latimer Park should be “loud and proud” and ensure it isn’t an easy place for visitors to PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Henry Eze come“
Also rejoining is promising young player, Harry Beckley, who has impressed in his previous cameo appearances for the first team.
Golf Day success for friends of Kettering Town at Cold Ashby 65 golfers(?) turn out for the day and raise over £950 towards the club’s funds.
FIRST OFF THE TEE: KTFC Chairman Ritchie Jeaune drives on the 1st hole at Cold Ashby.
FOR A PAR: Dave Dunham putts from the edge of the green on the 9th hole at Cold Ashby.
LONGEST DRIVE: David Clarke receives from sponsor Phil Crick of Prosaw Ltd.
NEAREST THE PIN: Andy Birnie of Topper 1 receives the prize for closest to the pin on the 9th hole from sponsor Phil Crick of Prosaw Ltd.
SECONDPLACE: Lewis Dowding, Peter Andrews, Sam James and Andy Birnie of Topper 1 receive the trophies for the 2nd Place Team from sponsor Phil Crick of Prosaw Ltd.
and the last: KTFC’s Vice-Chairman Neil Griffin receives the prize for the ‘Stongest Team’ from sponsor Phil Crick of Prosaw Ltd
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