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Leanne steps up

The Olympic torch is coming your way on the 2nd July at 11.23 She is at the centre of the child sex grooming allegations in Corby on London Road

This is the woman at the centre of the child sex grooming allegations in Corby. Leanne Mape, a 27 year old mother, claims that she was sexually abused by a number of Asian and white men from the age of eleven until the age of fifteen. She has now made a formal complaint the Independent Police Complaints Commission that Northamptonshire Police failed to investigate her claims properly. She also wants the actions of local Social Services’ officials be looked into because she was on the “at risk” list at the time she was a victim of alleged systematic sexual abuse. “I was child at the time I was abused, but no one appeared to care,” said Leanne. “I was on the at risk list because I was considered vulnerable. I should have been protected.” A medical report when she was 14 states she had been subjected to “systemic sexual abuse by a number of individuals over two to three years.” Leanne has decided to publicise her case because one of her alleged abusers has become prominent in the community. “He is considered to be a pillar of society, but I believe people should know about his past and what he did,” said Leanne. Leanne, who has set up a self-help group for abuse victims in the area called We Stand Together, admits that she was a very vulnerable and “mixedup” 11 year old. “I was taken advantage of by men who saw me as a sex object and passed me round,” she added. “As a child I was let down by a lot of people, including the police and social services.” A women’s group, led by Khatija Barday-Wood, is supporting Leanne’s fight for justice.

SUPPORTING LEANNE: Sister Sabrina (left) there to support Leanne She told the Extra: “The grooming of young girls in Corby, or anywhere else, should not be swept under the carpet. The perpetrators and victims are not necessarily people from one community. “Many victims stay silent because they are terrified to come into the open because of the adversity that it would create for them and their family members.” Khatija, whose organisation, “Eiman,” assists women from all walks of life facing difficulties, urged others in the area who had suffered similar abuse to come forward. “One wonders how many cases have been swept under the carpet,” she added. A spokesman for the IPCC confirmed that a complaint had been made on Leanne’s behalf and that it was being investigated.

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Northamptonshire Police have launched a support scheme for people in Corby who feel vulnerable and would like someone to talk to help boost their confidence or feel safer. The scheme by the force’s Corby Safer Community Team is aimed across the community for people who feel a regular visit from a police community support officer would help them. To help get the project off the ground all local councillors have been contacted asking if they know of anyone in their ward who could benefit. PCSO Helen Murray, who is leading the initiative, says that aim is to build trust and confidence in the community and protect those most vulnerable. “This could cover anyone from elderly residents, persons who are disabled, have learning disabilities, mental health issues or hate crimes,” says PCSO Murray.

CROWDS are expected to turn out in their thousands next week to see the Olympic Torch make its way through our towns. Since it started its journey at Land’s End on May 19, the torch has clocked up hundreds of miles, taking a route has been devised to take the torch to within an hour of 95 per cent of people in the UK over 70 days. Its journey will culminate in its arrival at the Olympic Stadium on July 27 for the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics. On Monday, July 2, the torch will set off from Northampton towards Wellingborough and from there, travel through Isham to Kettering before moving on to Geddington and then Corby, from where it will leave the county and finish the day’s journey in Leicester. For details of the torch’s route, and some of the stories behind the county’s involvement in the relay, turn to Page 10.

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Ready to party in the park Another fun-packed day has been lined up on July 14th > Rushden

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SPECTACULAR displays and plenty of fun and games can be expected at this year’s Party In The Park at Rushden’s Hall Park. The line-up for the July 14 event includes something for everyone, including racing llamas, wrestling, football and live music. Portsmouth Area Volunteer Cadet Corps will be staging a Field Gun Display, where cadets from the ages of nine to 16 compete against the clock, assembling their military equipment and racing over the challenging obstacle course. Also competing will be two teams of llamas in the Blackrock Racing Llamas Display, while EAW Wrestling will provide sporting action with a little drama thrown in. There will also be Lennie the Land Train Rides, Punch and

WATCH THOSE FINGERS: The Cadet Field Gun team

Judy, a junior 6-a-side football tournament, a chain saw carver and displays by local bands and dance schools. Jack Danson’s Rod Stewart tribute band will play live, as well the Split Whiskers Blues Band. There will be stalls for local groups and charities, a fairground, bouncy castle, licensed bar and food outlets. The fun starts at 1pm and goes on until 10pm. Entry is free but parking will cost £1. Commercial traders, stall holders, sponsors or anyone interested in advertising in the programme, contact Rushden Town Council or email rushdeneventsgroup@ If you are organising an event we would like to hear from you.

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Bypass plans are put on hold again Council decides to extend permission with no action planned > Isham PLANNING permission for a long-awaited £30m bypass in Isham has been extended for a further 10 years. The A509 Isham bypass between Wellingborough and Kettering was first approved in 2006, but financial constraints have meant that no further action has been taken. Northamptonshire County Council said it was unable to secure funding for the project due to budget cuts and now the council has agreed to extend planning permission. Conservative- controlled Northamptonshire County Coun-

cil chief executive, Paul Blantern, said: “The A509 Isham bypass remains one of the county council’s most important roads. “We are committed to doing as much as we can to advance this key project for the county but the scheme will not be considered for funding until 2015 at the earliest.” Funding was cut from the project following the government’s spending review in 2010. Graham Rait, chairman of the Isham Bypass Action Group, said: “We are not sure if we will see the bypass built here any time soon, but we have got to keep working on it.”


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Taking to the stage > Rushden THE talented youngsters of Rushden Community College are preparing for a summer show hit. Their production of Footloose will run from July 24-26.

Police date > Wellingborough OFFICERS will be on hand to meet members of the public to discuss any questions or concerns they may have at a surgery at Sainsbury’s on Saturday June 30 from 12 noon to 2pm.

In concert > Wellingborough THE summer concert of the Wellingborough Orphus Choir will take place on Saturday July 7 at All Hallows Church. The performance starts at 7.30pm.

Good homes > Wellingborough HILLSIDE and the Great Glens Facility in Wellingborough were among 25 of the best care homes in the county recognised at NHS Northamptonshire’s first Care Homes for Excellence Awards recently.

Walk on > Wellingborough WELLINGBOROUGH Ramblers will be hosting an eight-mile circular walk from Barnwell Village Hall on Sunday, July 1. Starting at 10am, the walk will take in Armiston and Wigsthorpe. For more information, contact Maggie on 01832 280248.

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Council launches campaign to cut food poisoning > Wellingborough A COUNCIL has moved to tackle food poisoning cases, which traditionally rise around this time of year, by issuing food safety guidance. Wellingborough Council has joined forces with other local authorities across Northamptonshire to launch a campaign to highlight the importance of following use by dates and keeping leftovers in the fridge for short periods of time only. In Wellingborough last year there were 92 reported cases of food poisoning. There are around a million cases of food poisoning every year in the UK and these numbers rise dramatically during the summer months, with around 120,000 extra cases of illness from June to August. One of the reasons for the increase is warmer temperatures causing germs to grow faster. People are also increasingly relying on using leftovers as they

stretch their food budgets, making it more important than ever that food safety rules are followed. Amanda Wilcox, Wellingborough Council’s health protection manager, said: “Food safety is a really important issue for all of us and especially those most at risk, such as the young and elderly. “By following a few simple guidelines leftovers can be used safely to not only save money but also reduce the amount of food waste that ends up in the bin, and ultimately going into landfill.” In order to store leftovers safely this summer, follow some simple rules: • If you are going to store leftovers in the fridge, cool them as quickly as possible, ideally within 90 minutes. Cover them, get them in the fridge and then eat them within two days • Make sure your fridge is operating at the correct temperature - it should be below 5°C

• You can freeze your leftovers, but cool them first to prevent raising the temperature in your RUSHDeN LAKES: A model shopping and leisure facility freezer. They can be safely stored in the freezer almost indefinitely, but the quality will still deteriorate gradually with time, so it is best to eat them within three months • Make sure you defrost frozen leftovers properly before using them. If you are going to cook them straightaway use a micro- > Rushden The finance package includes the wave. If you don’t have a microcosts of a dedicated Town Centre Manwave, cover and defrost in the COUNCILLORS in East Northampton- ager to act as a conduit between the surfridge overnight shire have agreed the renewal of plans rounding towns and high streets and • Eat leftovers within 24 hours of for the Rushden Lakes development. Rushden Lakes. defrosting and do not refreeze Opinion has been divided on the The owners, LxB have purchased them again. The only exception around 250 acres on the outskirts of scheme, with Wellingborough Borto this is if you are defrosting Rushden, adjacent to the A45, includ- ough Council supporting the plans, raw food, such as meat or poul- ing 30 acres of developable land and stating that the majority of the public try, which can be refrozen once have announced plans to create a £50m in Wellingborough were in favour of it has been cooked retail park that would include 20 shops. the development , but other councils, • Cook leftovers until steaming It is hoped the development would including Kettering and Corby, have hot throughout. create between 300 and 1,500 jobs dur- come out against the scheme. Earlier this month East Northamping construction and when completed, and the developers are looking at ways tonshire District Council agreed that If you have any health news of linking the site to Rushden town cen- the developers could renew earlier you wish to report contact us tre, with either a link bus service or a plans which will enable the project to on 01604 931117 footbridge leading into the town centre. move forward.

ROYAL COURT: Carnival queens of the past

Carnival countdown starts this week Present and Future, and everyone is being urged to get into the party spirit by THE countdown to Wellingbor- dressing in red, white and blue on the ough’s much-anticipated summer big day, which helps raise vital funds carnival gets under way on Friday for local good causes. Barbara said: “Our event has evolved with the crowning of the new court. The big event will take place at into the biggest and very best carnival Wellingborough Museum. The event is in the county. Please support us by lining the streets to watch the parade and open to all and admission is free. Meanwhile, planning continues for by coming along to Croyland Park once this year’s big bash at Croyland Park on the parade has reached the field.” The fun goes on, with Party in the Saturday, July 7. Carnival Committee chairman Bar- Park on Sunday July 8 as the local counbara Terry is calling on the whole town cil hosts its 11th annual free live music to come out and party. The theme for event. Croyland Park will open its gates this year’s parade is Olympics, Past, at noon for wall-to-wall live music.

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It's all very odd > Castle Theatre THE off-the-wall theatre group Oddsocks will be bringing their own take on Shakespeare to the Castle Theatre

next week when they perform Julius Caesar. With a hilarious rendition of the political thriller, Oddsocks have quite aptly chosen to set their 2012 adaptation of the Bard’s thrilling tale to a

HAIL CAESAR: Oddsocks will offer a new take on the political thriller

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backdrop of sporting competition. Rome’s creaking coalition is under strain as the nation’s sporting games is held to honour Emperor Caesar.  Will the games be an expensive disaster? Will the liberal Senators succeed with their infamous assassination?  Will Caesar’s stinking plebs be revolting? Suitable for all ages this production will engage summer audiences with a heady mix of Shakespeare, gags, audience participation, live music and lots of  rollicking Roman comedy. Oddsocks will be at the Castle Theatre on Wednesday, July 4 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £15 and £13 for concessions and Friends of the Castle Theatre get a £1 discount. For further information, contact the theatre’s box office on 01933 270007.


June 28 Wrenn School Summer Spectacular, musicians and singers from the school stage their summer show, £6, concessions £3.50, family ticket £17 (two adults and two children), Castle Theatre, Wellingborough, 7.30pm. sical to jazz and brass band. > The Castle Wrenn’s Caelestis Choir Box Office 01933 270007 TALENTED youngsters and barbershop singers also June 28 from Wellingborough’s promise to be in full voice Laurie Chescoe’s Reunion Band, featurWrenn School are getting during the evening, which ing the cream of London’s jazzmen - Allan Bradley, Dave Hewitt, Pete Skiv, Jim in tune for a magical sum- starts at 7.30pm. Tickets for the show are Douglas and, of course, Laurie Chescoe, mer night of music at The available from the box of- tickets £12.50, concessions £10.50, in Castle. They are promising a fice at The Castle or by call- the Studio, Castle Theatre, Wellingbortuneful treat for the audi- ing 01933 270007. ough, 8pm. Box Office 01933 270007 ence at their Summer SpecJune 29 tacular tomorrow evening Are you in a local Images of Dance, delightful pro(June 28). show event we would like gramme of new ballets commissioned All the school’s bands and to know about it call us by former Royal Ballet principal Margroups will be taking part on 01604 931117 garet Barbieri, tickets £12.50, conceswith music ranging from classions £10.50, family ticket £42, Castle Theatre, Wellingborough, 7.30pm. Box Office 01933 270007 June 30 June 27, 1929. Fiddlesticks, the playful spirit of a The first public demonstration of violin breaks free from his strings into a colour TV was held by H. E. Ives world of musical fantasy, tickets £8.50, and his colleagues at Bell Telephone Laboratories in New York. The first concessions £6.50, family ticket £25 images were a bouquet of roses and for four, in the Studio, Castle Theatre, an American flag. A mechanical sysWellingborough, 11am and 2pm. tem was used to transmit 50-line colour television images between Box Office 01933 270007 New York and Washington. June 30 A Musical Pick and Mix, including July 3, 1806. Michael Keens exhibits performances by the county’s youth first cultivated strawberry clarinet choir, saxophone choir, percussion ensemble and guests from July 5, 1946. Wellingborough Arts Centre, tickets French designer Louis Reard unveils a daring £6, concessions £4, Castle Theatre, two-piece swimsuit at the Piscine Molitor, a popular Wellingborough, 7.30pm. Box Office swimming pool in Paris. Parisian 01933 270007 showgirl Micheline Bernardini modeled the new fashion, which July 3-18 Reard dubbed ‘bikini’, inspired by The Castle Youth Arts Festival, 200 a news-making U.S. atomic test performers in 14 shows in 10 days, for that took place off the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean earlier that full details visit the website www.theweek., Castle Theatre, Wellingborough. Box Office 01933 270007 July 8, 1937. Britain implemented its 999 July 4 emergency telephone system Julius Caesar, Oddsocks bring their serving police, fire and EMS after own hilarious rendition of Shakephone calls were delayed reporting 5-fatality fire on Wimpole Street. The first 999 call was placed at 4:20 speare’s tragedy to life, tickets £15, a.m. when the wife of John Stanley Beard (33 Elsworthy concessions £13, 7.30pm, Castle Rd., Hampstead, London) dialed 999 to report a burglar Theatre, Wellingborough. outside her home. The burglar, 24 yeard-old Thomas Duffys, was apprehended. Box Office 01933 270007

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ALL-DAY EVENT: The museum will have displays running throughout the day

Beating the retreat > Wellingborough Museum WELLINGBOROUGH Museum will be celebrating Armed Forces Day with a Beating of the Retreat. The event, on Saturday, June 30, will start at 9.45am with a flag-raising ceremony by Branch President of the Royal British Legion, Norman Wood MBE. Throughout the day there will be a display of historic military vehicles by the Sabre Squadron, and cadet disJuly 5 Phil Robson Immeasurable Code Quintet, versatile guitarist with his new quintet, tickets £12.50, concessions £10.50, in the Studio, Castle Theatre, Wellingborough, 8pm. Box Office 01933 270007


June 27 A Helping Hand - a flower arranging evening by John Chennell, organised by Northampton branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association. The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough, 7.30pm. Tickets £8. June 29 Karaoke Night, The Chequers, Yelden, 8pm. Telephone 01933 375221 for information June 29 Karaoke Night, The Royal Oak, Doddington Road, Wellingborough, 8pm. July 1 Mad Mile Car Boot Sale, the place to sell unwanted items or to buy a wide variety of things. Held fortnightly on a Sunday from April to September, gates open 7am, £5 car, £7 small vans, £10 large vans, buyers free admission, donations to Air Ambulance. July 5-8 Olympic Medal Beer Festival, Ye Golden Lion Pub in Sheep Street, Wellingborough teams up with The Wig and Pen in Northampton for a special beer festival. A shuttle bus will run between the two pubs. For information ring 01933 223206. July 7 World Fusion, a fashion show presented by the young people of Wellingborough, tickets £5, concessions £2.50, Castle Theatre, Wellingborough, 6-8pm. Box Office 01933 270007 July 7 Wellingborough Orphus Choir perform at All Hallows Church,7.30pm. July 7 Wellingborough Carnival, starts at 1pm from Broad Green and finishes at Croyland Park, where there will be amusements, charity and trade stalls, funfair, food outlets and much more.

plays, culminating in the ceremony at 5.15pm. The parade will move from the museum led by Kettering Scout Band and followed by Legion standards to the Drum Head Service. At 6pm the trumpeters will sound the Sunset Retreat and there will be an address from the Mayor before the parade is dismissed. More information about the event is available from RBL branch chairman John Holloway on 01933 380038. July 8 Party in the Park, part of the carnival weekend, with live music from 12 noon to 6pm, at Croyland Park. Every Monday Wellingborough Rotary Club, meets at The Castle Theatre, at 12.30 or 6 pm (Alternate twilight meetings at 6 pm, meetings on 5th Monday of a month usually at Wellingborough Golf Club at 7.30, contact secretary on 01933 664636.

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Little COGS Tuesdays & Thursdays 9.30am-11.15am, Reachout Community Church, Havelock Street, 50p per child. Contact 01933 225525 Messy Play Wednesdays 1.15-2.45pm, Victoria Centre, £2.20 1st child, £2 thereafter. Contact 01933 460266 Jumping Beans Wednesdays 9.15-11am term time only, Mill Road Baptist Church. Contact 01933 383159 Little Fishes Fridays 1.30-3pm, Our Lady’s Catholic School Hall, Henshaw Road, £1 per family. Contact Lee on 01933 460266 Mucky Pups (Messy Play) Tuesdays 9.30-11am, The Castle Theatre 1st child £2.75, 2nd child £2. Contact 01933 272119 The Rascals Music Session Wednesdays & Fridays 9.45-10.45am, The Castle Theatre, £2 1st child, £1.25 2nd child Rhymetime Wednesdays 10-10.30am & 11-11.30am, Wellingborough Library, Free. Contact 01933 225365 Little Lambs (Irchester), Fridays 10-11.30am, Reachout Community Church, 4 High Street, Irchester. Contact 01933 225525 Irchester BATS (Babies and Toddlers), Wednesdays 10.15-11.15am, term time only, Irchester Village Hall, £1 1st child, 50p thereafter. Contact Nichola on 01933 410866 Little Fishes (Little Harrowden) Every other Wednesday 2-3pm, Little Harrowden Church, Main Street, Little Harrowden. Contact Heather on 01933 678225

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Praise for young Offender’s team

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Community team impresses government inspectors > County THE efforts of a community-wide team to help reduce reoffending among young people have been praised by government inspectors. Northamptonshire’s youth offending team (YOT) is in top 25 per cent of inspected YOTs, achieving a sustained reduction in the frequency and seriousness of offending by young people. A recent inspection also found that the young people under supervision are robustly safeguarded with appropriate action taken to reduce the risk of harm to themselves or others. The Youth Offending Service is a partnership of local authorities, probation, health, police and training services and involves input from local community and voluntary groups. The

aim of the service is to divert young people from criminal and anti-social behaviour and support them towards education or employment During a rigorous inspection last month, inspectors from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation reviewed a sample of 62 youth offending cases, considering how safeguarding, risk of harm and the likelihood of reoffending are addressed in the county Northamptonshire scored higher than the national average in each of the three categories, achieving a score of 80 per cent against a national average of 68 per cent in safeguarding, 68 per cent against a 62 per cent national average in risk of harm to others and 76 per cent against an average of 71 per cent on preventing young people reoffending.

Children march for safer roads > Bozeat CHILDREN from Bozeat Primary School were among 4,554 primary school children from the East Midlands who went on the march for safer roads. The children were out last week as part of the UK-wide Giant Walking Bus, coordinated by Brake, the road safety charity, which calls on drivers to help protect children on foot in their communities by slowing down around schools, homes and shops. Across the country, more than 120,000 children from 600 schools joined the attempt to beat the Guinness World Record for the largest walking bus, set at 119,697 through the same event in 2009.


Councillor Andrew Grant, Northamptonshire County Council’s cabinet member for education, learning and skills, said: “This report confirms that our approach to working with young people in the youth justice system does get results. We have a team working hard to support those young people and help them tackle and overcome the challenges that originally drew them towards crime and anti-social behaviour. “The positive inspection is a testament to the work of the many organisations, local community groups and individuals who work with or alongside the YOT in supporting some of the most challenging and vulnerable young people in the county and equipping them with the skills and experience to turn their lives round.”

News in Brief > Thrapston D-DAY is looming for two separate plans to build new supermarkets in Thrapstson. Planning chiefs will consider the applications to create a Sainsbury’s store and the bid for a supermarket at the Scotts Bridge Street Site at a meeting on Wednesday July 4.

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Julie Townsend, deputy chief executive of Brake, said: “The Giant Walking Bus is all about schools, kids and communities saying yes to safe walking – because children should be able to walk in their own neighbourhoods without being endangered.”

New club is just the job The club will give people a chance to talk to an adviser about finding a job, A NEW club which aims to help get careers advice, tips on writing a CV people get back into the world as well as general support with skills, of work has opened its doors in training and employment. It runs on Fridays from 10am to 1pm. Wellingborough. The weekly Job Club is based at Computers are free to use at the library Wellingborough Library and its aim is on that day. For more information call to offer support and training to people looking for employment in difficult 01933664437 or email economic times.

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Invitation to afternoon tea The association will also be unveiling its new look website AFTERNOON tea will be on the and brochure. The offer for tea menu when Darsdale Residen- at the home in Chelveston Road tial Home in Raunds opens its is from 2pm to 4.30pm. Community Support Workers doors to the local community provide a home visiting service, tomorrow (June 28). The home, which is owned offering vital support and inand operated by Northampton- formation to visually impaired shire Association for the Blind people, while the charity works (nab), has issued an invitation to raise awareness about fundfor everyone to come along and ing and the provision of services see the important work that for blind and partially sighted it does. Visitors will be able to people in Northamptonshire. Trevor Chown, chairman of meet staff and learn more about its nab’s trustees, said there the charity’s work.

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had been no increase in the fee rate from Northamptonshire County Council for more than two years. He said: “How can they expect care homes to survive on this extremely low rate when the cost of everything else has gone up?” Originally an Edwardian house, Darsdale Home offers residential care for up to 30 people. For more details about the afternoon tea at Darsdale call 01933 622457 or log on to www.

WITH THANKS: Karen Smith and her son Dylan receive the cheque from some of Starlight’s youngest dancers

Last orders Stepping out Charity thrilled by dancers' gift the go-ahead for the pub, which closed its THE Duke of York doors to punters three pub on Northampton years ago, to be knocked Road is to be demol- down. The Duke of York was ished so a 60-bedroom care home can opened as a pub in 1935. The developers say the be built on the site. W e l l i n g b o r o u g h care home plan could councillors have given create 80 new jobs.

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WAENDEL Walkers Club will be holding two walks during the coming week. On Sunday, July 1, there will be a choice of two routes (six miles and 12 miles) start-

ing from The Bull Inn, Olney at 10am. On Wednesday, July 4 there will be a six-mile circular walk starting from the Historical Transport Society in Rushden, starting at 6pm. No booking or membership is required.

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Support network benefits from Starlight show > Rushden FOLLOWING a spectacular performance of its World Parade at the Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering last month, Starlight Dance has made a donation to a local charity. Run by Jacc Batch, the group of talented performers enjoyed two packed houses for their recent show. From the proceeds from ticket sales, the group donated a cheque for £1,896 to Ups ‘n’ Downs and Karen Smith, from the charity, and her son Dylan joined the dancers at


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Ancient charter is celebrated in town centre THIS weekend sees Thrapston Charter Fair a celebration of the town’s market heritage with a theme this year of The Best of British. With the Diamond Jubilee celebrations finished and the Olympics yet to start, the Charter Fair will keep the momentum of this great British summer going. Boasting the only cattle market still to be held in Northamptonshire, Thrapston is proud of its market town heritage - the market charter having been granted in 1205 by King John, in exchange for two palfreys. This is celebrated every year with the town’s Charter fair, where the High Street is closed and the people in the town and from all over the region get together to commemorate this event. Stalls, displays and exhibitions are located along the whole length of the street, and the fair

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THE START: The Bridge Hotel, Thrapston opens with a parade starting from the Bridge Hotel. The fair runs from 2pm until 7pm and the High Street is closed to traffic during this time. To coincide with the special celebrations this year, stall holders have been asked to get into the Best of British spirit and dress up or decorate their stalls. Among the attractions this year will be St Katherine’s Morris group from Irchester, a fun fair, dancers, raffle, Thrapston Town Band, Thrapston Primary School, John Finney and his Street Organ, acro-balancing juggler, Wacky the Clown and international pianist Matthew Bason.

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INFECTION control is working at Kettering General Hospital, where statistics show further inroads into the battle against bugs. Only one case of MRSA was recorded during 2011-12, below the national target of no more than two. This is the second year running that KGH has had only one case in a year – after previously going for a period of 20 months without any infection of this kind. There have been 37 Trust-attributed Clostridium difficile cases – five below a nationally set target for the Trust of having no more than 42 in 20112012 and a reduction of 33 per cent from 2010-2011. There has also been a marked year on year reduction in C diff for the past five years. To continue the battle against infection, hundreds of new soap, hand sanitiser and hand moisturiser dispensers are being put in across the hospital. The new dispensers have been supplied to KGH free of charge by the company who supplies the hand hygiene products. The advantage over the previous dispensers is that their shape means they are easier to clean and maintain. The new dispensers will be used in

the hospital’s £30m Foundation Wing – due to open this summer – along with new highlighted hand hygiene hubs that guide you towards sinks and sanitising dispensers before entering wards. A new design of child friendly dispensers have also been supplied to the hospital to encourage children to clean their hands.

News in Brief New date > Earls Barton EARLS Barton Carnival, cancelled earlier this month because the Recreation Ground was waterlogged, has been rearranged for Saturday, July 7. The Carnival Committee and the Parish Council has rescheduled the whole day, assuming that the weather improves sufficiently.

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Enthusiasts bring wartime to life > Wicksteed Park A GROUP of military vehicle enthusiasts from Sywell, near Wellingborough, were the driving force behind a weekend that brought the sights and sounds of the Second World War to life. Wicksteed Park played host to Wicksteed At War, which offered an actionpacked programme of nostalgia and attracted military vehicle enthusiasts from across Northampton and the whole of the UK. The events began with a special vehicle run to Sywell Aerodrome. Around 60 military vehicles from all eras were on show with re-enactments and a special fire engine display by the lake. Trade stands sold both military and period items; there were survival tips from ex-Royal Marine specialists Elite Survival, and Kettering Sea and Air Cadets entertained visitors with demonstrations. The Wicksteed Pavilion also got into the spirit, playing host to a 1940s and military-themed beer festival. The festival weekend culminated in a Hope and Glory show with music of

the era to entertain revelers. It was the second year that the event, jointly organised by the South East Midlands branch of the Military Vehicles Trust, had been held at Wicksteed. The trust is dedicated to the conservation of ex-military vehicles and welcomes members from across Northamptonshire, with meetings at the Aviator Hotel in Sywell on the first Thursday of every month. Military vehicle enthusiast Tim Hawkes, from Kettering, led the organising of the event. He said: “We started the show last year as part of Wicksteed’s 90th anniversary celebrations and it was such a success we’ve were asked to repeat it. “The principle behind what we do is to educate visitors about military vehicles and how people work with them. “We had vehicles from the Second World War to the present day at the park for people to look at and get a better understanding of. The military re-enactments are also part of this. “The aim is to give people a day out that is interesting, informative and HOPE AND GLORY: The Wicksteed Park event brought to life the sights and sounds of wartime days fun.”


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Crackdown on under-age drinking Officer Chris Johnston from the town centre team, said: “We will be making positive intervenPOLICE have responded to local concerns about tions to prevent any alcohol-related disorder or under-age drinking and anti-social behaviour in anti-social behaviour. “Young people can become more vulnerable the Hall Park area by launching special patrols. Officers from East Northants Town safer com- when alcohol is involved. They can become inmunity team have also reminded young people in volved in disorder or become victims of crime. “We want everyone visiting to have an enjoyable Rushden of the dangerous situations alcohol can time and not engage in behaviour that would cause put them in. And they have warned that they will take action distress to others – we want people to be responsible. “Where necessary, we will be confiscating alcowhere people are identified behaving in an antihol or asking people to leave the area.” social way.

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Clubs, Groups and Classes

Shotokan Karate: Meets Wednesday, Weavers Leisure Centre, Weavers Rd, Wellingborough. 7pm, E-mail wellingborough@shotokan-do. for more information. Wellingborough Bowling Club: Hatton Road, Wellingborough 01933 222527 Yoga Class: Thursday mornings, all abilities, Little Harrowden Village Hall, 9.30am - 11am Tai Chi and Acupuncture: Dominic Rushmore, Thursdays, All Saints Church Hall, Midland Road, Wellingborough, 9.30am to 10.30am. Wellingborough and District Camera Club: visit www.wellingboroughcc. info for contact details Wellingborough Rotary Club: The Castle Theatre, at 12.30 or 6 pm , Alternate twilight meetings at 6 pm, meetings on 5th Monday of a month usually at Wellingborough Golf Club at 7.30, contact secretary on 01933 664636. Little Fishes Fridays 1.30-3pm, Our Lady’s Catholic School Hall, Henshaw Road, £1 per family. Contact Lee on 01933 460266 Wellingborough and District Horticultural Society: third Thursday of each month upstairs in the Salem Hall, Salem Lane, Wellingborough, 7.30pm. For further details contact admin@ Rorke's Drift Appreciation Society: formed in 1996 by a small number of avid fans of the film ‘Zulu’, hence the name. Tel: 01933 226188 or email Arts Barn Gilbert and Sullivan Society: Contact Alan Joyce, email info@ Parkinsons UK Wellingborough and District Branch: meets Irchester Village Hall, second Wednesday of each month, 7.30pm. Contact Pauleen Parriss, Branch Chair, 01933 225438 Wellingborough Hatton Inner Wheel: First Monday of month - Business meeting. Second Monday - Dinner with Speaker. For information visit Wellingborough Flower Arrangement Society: meets third Wednesday of the month, All Saints Hall, Midland Road, 7.30pm. Contact Elaine Hall, 01926 843624, email If you would like your club or group to be featured in this listing, contact Extra Newspapers on 01536 384616 or email editor.judith@extranewspapers.

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Consider deferring Advice from the experts > County TOP rate tax payers should consider taking action now to take full advantage of the reduction of the top rate in the Chancellor’s most recent Budget, say tax experts at Moore Stephens Chartered Accountants. The top rate was reduced from 50 per cent to 45 per cent, to take effect from 6 April 2013. Where possible, taxpayers currently caught by the 50 per cent rate should consider deferring income until the 2013/14 tax year. Owner-managers, for instance, can defer the declaration of dividends until after 5 April 2013 and thus reduce their effective tax rate from 36.11 per cent to 30.6 per cent. From the other perspective, tax rate cuts and increases in allowances such as the news that the personal al-

lowance is to rise to £9,205 from April 2013 - have to be funded and so George Osborne announced a new limit on all currently uncapped income tax reliefs from that date. The amount of relief that can be claimed will be limited to the greater of £50,000 or 25 per cent of the taxpayer’s annual income. Reliefs that are already limited, such as Enterprise Investment Scheme and Venture Capital Trusts, will not be affected, but other reliefs, such as Gift Aid, qualifying loan interest and loss reliefs, will almost certainly be caught. For full details of how these changes could affect your personal tax liability, contact Philip Walding at Moore Stephens Chartered Accountants on 01536 461900, email philip.walding@ or via Twitter @PhilipWalding or visit the website

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Firm’s further expansion > Wellingborough FOX Resourcing, the recruitment company with offices in Kettering and Corby, has opened a new Wellingborough operation and is looking to move into Northampton in the near future. The company was set up five years ago by Wayne Fox and fo-

cuses on the good customer relations and personal service as it provides recruitment services for full-time and part-time permanent positions and for temporary workers. Fox Resourcing covers the commercial, industrial, technology, IT and engineering sectors, and is a member of both the Recruitment and Employment Confederation

Business meeting > Stanwick

THE next meeting of NABO Networking will be held at the Courtyard Luxury Lodge Hotel in Stanwick on June 29. Starting at noon, the meeting provides a focus on business growth with fortnightly videos from recognised business experts. The meetings are on a pay as you go basis with no commitment to attend every meeting, and there is a chance to attend a national > Wilby event free of charge before joining. All businesses are welcome, with no YOUNGSTERS at Wilby Primary School have proved wizards at recycling restrictions on professions, and annual and their eco-conscious efforts have won them an award. They have been handed £100 in Amazon vouchers after collecting more un- membership costs £149 plus VAT. More than 30 local businesses are alwanted electronic items per pupil in a competition involving 31 schools across ready active in the Wellingborough area. Northamptonshire. To book a place at the June 29 meetUnwanted stuff, including computers, TVs, mobile phones and microwaves, ing telephone 01933 375300. was collected and brought in as part of National Recycle Week.

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Region finally gets to see the Olympic flame > County THOUSANDS of people are expected to line the streets when the Olympic torch relay reaches our area next Monday. Since the announcement was made earlier this year, planning has been going on for the big day, July 2, when the torch will pass through Wellingborough, Kettering and then Corby, on its way from Northampton to Leicester. Among those carrying the torch will be Sue Miller from Corby and Alex Van Vliet from Irthlingborough who were nominated for their involvement in foster caring. Another foster carer, Chris Hester from Brackley, will carry the torch on part of its journey through Wellingborough.

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Other torch bearers include McDonalds worker Amy Mcdyre from Corby, teacher Barbara Crowther from Geddington, John Doran from Geddington, Kathy Randall from Wellingborough and Nicola Kenton from Rushden. Des Barber spent 15 years working to set up Corby Radio and, as manager, he now uses this platform to raise the profile of local charities, such as Lakelands Hospice. These are just some of the local people involved, and in turn, they are just some of the 8,000 torch bearers who were chosen to see the Olympic Torch Relay safely through more than 1,000 cities, towns and villages in the UK. The Flame route has been devised to take the torch to within an hour of 95 per cent of people in the UK, the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey during the 70-day relay. It will enable local communities to shine a light on the best their area has to offer. The towns and cities hosting evening celebrations, the island visits, and all of the communities on route.

Students have a vital role > Tresham College A GROUP of students have been asked to help steward part of the east Northamptonshire leg of the Olympic torch relay. The second year students from Tresham’s BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Unformed Public Services will be working with security firm G4S as part of the Bridging the Gap project. The students have completed two qualifications during their second year: Level 2 Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events and the Level 2 Award in Door Supervision. The Bridging the Gap project aims to address the shortages in the security industry and has been aimed at students in further education colleges across the country. The courses aim to ensure that students are equipped with all the skills and knowledge they need to enjoy the experience of helping to de-

liver a safe and secure Games. Uniformed Public Services Tutor, Clive Skingsley, helped Tresham students to co-ordinate work through G4S, the company who are responsible for the security at the Olympics. As part of the process, students have had to undergo interviews at Upton Park in London. Around half of the group who have undertaken the training have been interviewed and offered places to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime event. Mr Skingsley said:”This was a great opportunity for our students to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Hopefully it will allow some of them to kick start a career in an industry they might not have originally thought of, and the skills they have learnt already will also allow them to improve their overall employability chances once they have completed the course this summer.”

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Street-by-street guide to the route

11.23 Wellingborough London Road - Sheep Street - Silver Street - High Street - Harrowden Road By Car to Isham 11.56 Isham Kettering Road By Car to Kettering 12.07 Kettering Pytchley Road - Barton Road - Windmill Avenue - St Mary’s Road - London Road - Bowling Green Road - Sheep Street Market Place - Town Centre - Montague Street - Stamford Road By Car to Geddington 14.02 Geddington Kettering Road - Queen Street - Bridge Street - West Street Stamford Road By Car to Corby 14.22 Corby Weldon Road - High Street - Cottingham Road - Elizabeth Street - Alexandra Road - George Street - Westcott Way - Cottingham Road By Car to Dingley - to leave Dingley 15.07

14.22 Corby 14.02 Geddington 12.07 Kettering 11.56 Isham 11.23 Wellingborough Torch Relay Route Map 2nd July



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FACELIFT: For The Nene Centre, Thrapston

Leisure centres set for £2m revamp Work due to start soon on two East Northants venues replace the roof at The Nene Centre, following a series of problems WORK costing around £2 mil- of leaking and other issues over the lion will be carried out on two years. A report from roof speciallocal leisure centres over the ists has advised complete replacement as the most cost-effective next 12 months. East Northamptonshire Coun- option. The Council intends to recil will be carrying out remedial cover the cost of the replacement works and improvements to The through legal proceedings. It is expected that The Nene Nene Centre at Thrapston and The Centre will need to close for Pemberton Centre in Rushden. The improvements will result work to start in September and in a revamp of services at both is likely to remain closed for up centres, with the ultimate aim of to nine months while the work making them more attractive to takes place. The planned recustomers as part of a business vamp will also take place while the centre is closed, so when it plan to increase income. Money has also been set aside to reopens customers will see im-

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provements in the fitness suite and other services. The revamp work at The Pemberton Centre can be done with most of the centre remaining open. Customers will be notified in advance of the exact date of closure and kept informed throughout the work. Councillor Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, said: “The Council apologises for the inevitable inconvenience this will cause customers but the roof work is essential to ensure the long term future of the Nene Centre.”

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LOCAL residents have welcomed an exercise by Wellingborough Rural Safer Community Team to take positive action to tackle speeding. Officers were out on Irchester Road and Wollaston Road during the Performance Vauxhall Show at Santa Pod Raceway earlier this month. A hand-held speed measuring device was used to detect motorists exceeding the speed limit along these roads. On Sunday 10 June a marked police van was located at Cobbs Lane in Woolaston, while officers and PCSOs carried out a speeding operation at Gypsy Lane in Irchester. Several vehicles were stopped during the day with five fixed penalty notices and three verbal warnings issued. Sergeant David Convery said: “Speeding on main routes to and from events held at Santa Pod Raceway remains a worrying concern for local residents. “I hope the proactive approach we have taken to address this issue demonstrates that we will continue to take strong action to resolve the issues residents raise as concerns, and will take further enforcement activity and high visibility patrols in the area where necessary.” For further information on other activities of the Safer Community Team, visit the Local Policing pages at

HELP and advice is at hand for residents following worrying findings in a survey published earlier this month by The Guardian. The paper asked research company Experian to map areas of the country where the highest number of households are at risk of being in poverty if the economic climate gets any worse and Wellingborough was ranked 152 out of the top 406 but social housing organisation Wellingborough Homes has reminded residents that money help and advice is at hand. Wellingborough Homes offers local people a range of help and support through the FISH Shop, in Wellingborough town centre. Visitors can get one-to-one advice on dealing with debt, accessing benefits and getting back into work or training from a variety of partner agencies. The housing provider also offers a range of services to help people on low incomes, including access to savings and loans through a credit union, low-cost home contents insurance and courses to help people develop their skills and employment prospects. Simon Favell, Director of Operations at Wellingborough Homes, said: “Giving local people access to sound money advice and support is a key priority for Wellingborough Homes. We do not want any household to face the reality of living in poverty.” For more information contact Wellingborough Homes on 01933 234450 or visit the FISH Shop in Cambridge Street.

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The Third Man A letter from Corby Council Leader Tom Beattie To The Editor, After reading Corby/Tesco cash-flow by The Third Man last week (Wednesday 13th June) I felt like I needed to address the inaccuracies in the article. Can I begin by confirming that Corby Borough Council has not lost control of spending as the article would su gest. Our budget has been signed off by the District Auditor and the Council finds itself in a healthy position. In regards to the projects highlighted in the article we are fully aware that there has been certain issues su rounding some of the Council’s projects, however these are old issues and there has been a clear change in the way these projects are being handled to rectify these situations. You are correct in stating that the Council has been criticised for some part of the handling of the Kingswood project however I would like to point out that the Kingswood project is near completion and house sale income and possible costs being offset could now result in a receipt to the Borough Council close to, and possibly over, its original estimate of £2.2million. Therefore this all looks positive in giving the residents of Kingswood a new community they can be proud of and the Borough Council a much welcomed financial boost. We would also like the comments that are stated as to have come from the District Auditor in an apparent view of the Corby Cube building to be rebutted. There has been no report completed as of yet by The Audit Commission. It is disappointing that The Queen’s visit, which was an absolute success with thousands turning out and showing the ‘true spirit of Corby’, was used in the article. The visit is just one of many things that Corby is achieving and can be proud of, including: • The new A43 Link Road that started on site last week • Our new 6 screen cinema is soon to start constrution. • The addition of new homes to several sites across the Borough, providing new communities in Oakley Vale, Little Stanion, Priors Hall and more. • The third refurbishment project on our sheltered accommodation nearing completion. • A new application for 21 new, modern homes in Kingswood • Our Urgent Care Centre that is soon to open its doors. • The Tesco Regeneration Partnership that just a couple of weeks ago, the Council, Tresham and the Job Centre signed up to to help long term unemployed back to work. • The Olympic Torch travelling through the Borough on 2nd July. Yours Sincerely Cllr Tom Beattie, Leader of Corby Borough Council

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Comment AS COUNCIL LEADER, part of Cllr Beattie’s role is to promote Corby and he is entitled to paint a glossy picture of the town and its development. But he, along with his colleagues, also has a responsibility, as custodian of ratepayers’ money, to conduct the council’s business with transparency and openness. Cllr Beattie in his letter to “The Extra,” following an article on the council’s finances, says he “needed to address the inaccuracies in the article,” particularly that “the council had lost control of spending.” Cllr Beattie states categorically: “Can I begin by confirming that Corby Borough Council has not lost control of spending, as the article would suggest. Our budget has been signed off by the District Auditor and the council finds itself in a healthy position.” This statement may raise eyebrows in certain quarters, as the council has total debts in the region of £38 million (well above the government’s recommended figure) and there were repeated delays in the accounts being signed off --- but only in part. The district auditor’s reports on the Cube development, the Tesco land sale (of which more later) and the Rockingham Triangle project are still outstanding. Cllr Beattie accuses the article of racking over “old issues” after admitting that “there has (sic) been certain issues surrounding some of the council’s projects.” With respect, they are not old issues. The Cube, some £12 million over budget, still has underlying structural fault and safety issues which need to be remedied and, as yet, has not been granted a building certificate. Not to mention where the money will come from for long-term future maintenance. Concerns relating to the Kingswood housing development only arose in January this year---six months ago. Cllr Beattie has the good grace to admit that the council has been criticised for “some part” of the handling of the project. However, in adopting an optimistic tone about the future of the Kingswood development, he is very careful in his use of words. He writes: “…the Kingswood project is near com-

pletion and house sale income and possible costs being offset could now result in a receipt to the Borough Council close to, and possibly over, its original estimate of £2.2 million.” Cllr Beattie’s use of “possibly” and “could” show a distinctive lack of clarity and could be interpreted as showing that the council has no idea what the final figures will be. In relation to the Cube, Cllr Beattie states that “there has been no report completed as of yet by the Audit Commission.” He is correct. The scathing criticisms of the Cube project were made in an internal report, endorsed and signed by his Labour colleague who is chair of the council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee. If the criticism is that strong from his fellow councillors then the independent District Auditor’s comments are likely to make extremely interesting reading. But Cllr Beattie in his letter appears to deliberately ignore any reference to the revelation that the council’s coffers could have been swelled by several million pounds over the sale of a piece at Soothill, as part of the Tesco site. The council owned plot was sold for a little over £82,000 without restriction in 2010. It now forms part of the Tesco site. A subsequent independent valuation of the land in 2011 produced a base price tag of £4 million and an upper figure of £8 million on the granting of planning permission. Supporting this valuation was the sale of an adjoining piece of land needed for the Tesco development for a guaranteed minimum figure of £774,000 an acre, valuing it at £3.5 million. So why was the 11 or so acres of council owned land sold for such a paltry £82,031? Who authorised the sale of such a valuable council asset and why for so little, having regard to the council’s parlous amount of debt? Asked why he had not addressed the land sale in his letter, Cllr Beattie said that it was “a complicated story and things are not black and white.” He added that the council was “acutely aware of some of issues surrounding different valuations of the land.” Just as well, as Corby ratepayers must be wondering what is going on within the council offices.

Concerns over finances raised with the government by Tory councillor ERIC PICKLES, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has been briefed on the financial turbulence which has over shadowed the council in recent months by Conservative leader, David Sims. “This is the second meeting I have had with the Secretary of State where I have brought the finances of the borough to his attention,” said Cllr Sims. “These are very serious issues and raise a great deal of concern.” In his meetings Cllr Sims has spoken about the problems surrounding redevelopment and regeneration in the

town where budgetary controls appear to have been lax or non-existent. The Secretary of State has power of intervention where there is evidence of financial impropriety in the administration of a local council’s affairs. In 2010 Mr Pickles directly intervened in the running of Doncaster Council appointing three commissioners to oversee the council’s operations. Said Cllr Sims: “The Secretary of State indicated he was aware of the problems in Corby, but was waiting for the report of the District Auditor before taking any action, if necessary.”

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The Hollow Crown brings together four filmed adaptations of Shakespeare’s History Plays: Richard II, Henry IV parts 1 & 2 and Henry V. Beginning in the year 1399, this continuous story of monarchy captures 16 years of dynastic and political power play, as Kings, their families and followers are

The first of a new series of original dramas, New Cross explores the desire to follow your own path. Twenty-seven year old Carl is determined to find a girlfriend. On a night out, Carl meets confident and spirted Bailey. The pair instantly connect and begin dating but

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Falling Skies

FX Tuesday 3rd July 9pm Falling Skies begins a second season three months after Tom Mason agreed to go with the alien invaders. Weaver is still in charge of the 2nd Mass after being battles. When Tom suddently returns, there is doubt about his loyalites to the group. Meanwhile, Ben chal-

The Circus ITV1 Friday 29th June 9pm

Brand new documentary offering a unique insight into one of Britain’s oldest family circuses. The Paulos have been performing in circuses since the 1800s and are now running their own circus. But life on the road can be tough and low ticket sales alongside rising fuel prices are proving to be a huge concern.

Nurse Jackie

Sky Atlantic Tuesday 3rd July 22:30pm Nurse Jackie returns for a fourth season. When we last saw Jackie she was left reeling over the revelation of her husband’s affair, while her addiction was as bad as ever. Since throwing Kevin out, the troubled nurse has kept tight-lipped about her own indiscretions, however, it seems her guilt-stricken

When I Get Older

Blackout BBC1 Monday 2nd July 9pm

New three-part drama starring Christopher Eccleston. Daniel Demoys has gone from being an idealistic young man to a disillusioned and corrupt council official with an alcohol addiction whose drinking is so bad he experiences blackouts. Daniel’s life takes a turn for the worse after he wakes up from another drunken night to the realisation that the man he gave a brutal beating to the night before, business Henry Pulis, is now lying in a coma. When Daniel seeks advice from his sister Lucy, a lawyer, there is a dramatic change of events as one impulsive act hails Daniel a hero. Wracked with guilt, and a dark secret, Daniel is desperate to redeem himself and be a better man.


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Sally Phillips and Darren Strange star in this new family sitcom. After losing her job and having her house repossessed, Jenny Pope BBC1 Sunday 1st July 7pm In this eye-opening documentary, John has no choice but to move back in with her Simpson, Gloria Hunniford, Lesley Joseph mum and dad, along with her husband and Live coverage of the Euro 2012 final from the and Tony Robinson leave their comfortable their two chilodren. Relocating to Kettering, Olympic Stadium in Kiev. Just two nations lives to each move in with pensioners whose remain in a bid to be crowned European experiences epitomise the tough challenges champions. Four years ago, Fernando Tor- facing senior citizens in the UK. From poverres was the hero after his goal against Ger- ty to loneliness and ill-health, this is a world Wimbledon: Ladies’ Final many earned Spain their first major title for BBC 1 44 years. Who will be making the headlines Saturday 7th July 1:30pm

Euro 2012 Final

Sue Barker introduces live coverage of this year’s ladies final at Wimbledon. Up for the taking is the coveted Venus Rosewater Dish and £1.15m in prize money. Last year’s final in which current champion Petra Kvitova beat Maria Sharapova, was decided in straight sets for the fifth successive year.

Jamie’s Summer Food Rave Up Channel 4 Monday 2nd July 8:30pm

Jamie Oliver presents a new three-part series in celebration of his favourite outdoor food. In this first programme, Jamie cooks Indian Dosa, a delicious pancake made from the streets of south India, in his festival camp kitchen. He then gets back to basics and cooks skewered fish over a fire and sliced

7/7 One Day in London BBC 2 2nd July 9pm

The day after London won the Olympic bid terrorists attacked the public transport network, killing 52 people and injuring more than 700. This documentary gathers the testimony of more than 50 people directly affected by the London bombings, exploring the long lasting effects as they reflect on their experiences and

World’s Most Dangerous Roads

Let’s Get Gold ITV1 Thursday 5th July 9pm

In this brand new entertaiment series, sports teams from the UK use their sporting skills to put on a show in an attempt to win £100, 000. The judging panel consists of Premier League footballer Rio Ferdinand; former English cricketer Freddie Flintoff; singer and actress Martine McCutcheon; and singer-songwriter Una Healy.

The Midnight Beast E4 Thursday 5th July 10pm

The all singing, all dancing YouTube sensation The Midnight Beast bring their comedy entertainment to our TV screens. The series follows band members Stefan Abingdon, Dru Wakely and Ashley Horne as they cope with day-today life as struggling musicians. Comedic guest stars include Simon Farnaby, Ryan Pope and Sophie Wu.

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Following the success of last year’s series, the excitement continues as more celebrities brave dangerous roads across the world. In this first episode, comedians Ed Byrne and Andy Parsons are in Siberia. Crossing over 2000km of frozen wilderness, the pair attempt the epic drive from Yakutz to Magadn,

Fashion designer and TV star Whitney Port and US model and actor Tyson Beckford join host Elle Macpherson and fashion expert Julien Macdonald on the judging panel for series eight of the hit modelling show. In the opening instalment, twenty girls model swimwear for their first photoshoot of the

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Alt-J have a bit of a thing for geometry. One of the tracks on their debut album is called ‘Tessellate’. That kind of helps make this ‘Wave’ special. Intriguingly different.

Citizens! frontman Tom Clarke is a one-man riot and his band Citizens! – pretty much committed to delivering you giant choruses – are logical heirs to Franz Ferdinand.

Dexys’ Kevin Rowland isn’t in pipe and slippers territory, but he is late 50s and it is nearly 30 years since we heard from them. It just is. Dexys – defiantly – just are.

Jack White/Blun- Sigur Ros/Valtari Sleigh Bells/ derbuss Reign Of Terror Icelanders Sigur Plainly allergic to the 21st century former White Stripe Jack White continues to blaze a trail for music that will never be sullied. This album is a classicsin-the-making.

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In an attic somewhere ‘Dorian Gray’-style there’s a greying, decaying Blur guitarist. Which means we get the (s)punky, Brit popper. Blur’s sonic professor delivers.

Civil Wars/Barton Hallow

Ros connect to English-speaking audiences – who on the whole haven’t a clue what they’re on about most of the time – lush arrangements and insane chirruping.

US duo Sleigh Bells love volume. Alexis Krauss bawls her way through ‘Reign Of Terror’ with her partner Derek E Miller The cover is a rancid pair of trainers. Says it all.

What The White Stripes did for the blues Civil Wars, Joy Williams and John Paul White do for country. Aesthetically, their debut is crammed with sparse feelgood country-folk.

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Played frenzied rock’n’roll like they were out of their trees Grinderman

A Bit Of A Grind Grinderman were Nick Cave’s side project. They rocked. Now they’re gone. Back in December last year Grinderman – Nick Cave’s middle-age crisis band – packed it in. They’d pretty much done it all by then: worn the medallions, screamed and hollered, summoned Satan from the bowels of the earth after two albums. Their epitaph ‘RMX 2’ – the sonic makeover of 2010’s

‘Grinderman 2’ – is that rare as hen’s teeth thing: a great remix album. It’s been tinkered with and had the excrement kicked out of it by a slew of master producers, including Andrew Weatherall and Josh Homme. You get an unreleased version of ‘Bellringer Blues’ by Yeah Yeah Yeah’s guitarist Nick Zinner as well as The Horrors’ Faris duetting with soprano Rachel Zeffira on ‘When My Baby Comes’. Positively arse-kicking.

Paloma Faith’s ‘Fall To Grace’ album will make the petite singer a huge star Have Some Faith


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Mirror, mirror on the wall: Paloma Faith asks the question Stepping out as a solo artist back in 2009, it was immediately and abundantly clear that Paloma Faith was the complete package. A captivating chanteuse, a rabble-rousing entertainer and theatrical fashion chameleon, Faith’s debut album, ‘Do You Want the Truth, or Something Beautiful?’ remains a glossy collection of retro-soul and sassy pop. From the brass-blasted stomp of ‘Stone Cold Sober’, to the epic sweep of her biggest chart hit ‘New York’, the record went on to sell over half a million copies, earning Faith a nomination for Best British Female at the Brit Awards and the honour of closing the 2011 ceremony singing with Cee-Lo Green. At the behest of Chaka Khan, Faith performed ‘I’m

Every Woman’ in front of 50,000 people. Now as Faith flips the page and writes the next chapter of her story, this Hackney-born girl is keen to express a new level of intimacy with her music. On her new, second album ‘Fall To Grace’, she’s made the decision to strip herself emotionally bare. ‘At the beginning I wanted to do something that was more of a performance and I still have that element because it is part of me,’ she explains, ‘but I feel like where I’ve been most successful is when I’ve just relaxed and been myself. I feel totally, wholeheartedly behind this album. I feel like it belongs to me and I belong to it.’ It does.

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Multiple Oscar-winner, ‘The Artist’ is a celebration of 1920s Hollywood – the moment the talkies were being birthed and silent

A cast all-eligible for a bus pass fetch up at an Indian hotel where life’s lessons are dissected.

MINE’S A PINT There’s a lot of fuss right now about The Milk. Rammed to the rafters sell-out shows it doesn’t look like it’s going to turn sour for The Milk any time soon. The band describes their sound as a ‘mixed bag’ citing Motown, Trojan and Northern Soul. Why The Milk? ‘It wasn’t thought out at all really,’ says guitarist Dan Legresley. ‘It just kind of stuck. We were pretty rubbish at choosing names. Obviously.’You could make a decent breakfast if you hooked up with The Jam? ‘Yeah,

The Milk’s ‘Every Time We Fight’ out now

ROMAN EMPIRE Breton have put the cat among the pigeons with their striking and innovative debut album – a mix of technical jiggery pokery and real proper instruments. Singer Roman Rappak shares some of his favourite ‘other people’s’ music with us: If your life was made into a movie what would be your intro music? ‘At the moment it would be Big Black ‘Passing Complexion’. This track is the most insane intro ever. Steve Albini uses metal guitar

‘Other People’s Problems’ is out now.

Kermit and Co. get a 21st century makeover and, amazingly, Hollywood treats Jim Henson’s creations with respect. Kermit and Ms

The star has four legs and a tail in this Spielberg-tooled tale about the relationship between one man and his horse during WW1.

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Hello, we’re Stuart and Natalie from Heart Breakfast with our showbiz snippets from our show to share with you fortnightly…

STUART & NATALIE Breakfast Show 6am - 9am

So we get to catch with all manner of folk on the show most recently Simon Pegg chatted to us about his new movie ‘Fantastic Fear of Everything’. We challenged his knowledge of some more random fears, such as Pteronophbia – the fear of being tickled by a feather of which he had no idea about, and we were keen to know if it was true that he collected plastic figures of himself. Simon admitted he did but that the story had blown out of proportion!! Good job he doesn’t suffer from Automatophobia – fear of plastic figures!

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Stuart & Natalie are back on Heart Breakfast when you wake up, with more fun and more music variety. And on Friday, you could win a pair of tickets to the Love Luton 2012 Festival to meet The wanted!

The pair of us get to talk to all manner of folk from bands to some Hollywood A Listers, however neither one could contain our excitement when we heard we were gonna chat to Kermit! Did you know that the guy who voices him Steve Whitmire was so obsessed with the Mupptes, as a kid, that whilst at school his nickname was indeed ‘Kermit’. We asked you to let us know any questions that you might have for the green legend and some of the ones we got to ask him included - What colour do you go when you sunbathe? Do you eat bacon? What is your favourite step on the stairs is half way? Would you ever consider living in France? To hear what he said you’ll have to have a listen to the full interview at and check out our videos too, plus do make sure you like us online

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Join Simon Dale as he plays your favourite Club Classics on Heart!

Each morning, join Toby Anstis for more music variety on Heart! And make sure you listen each hour for your chance to play ‘Who’s On Heart’ for the chance to win £60,000!

Wednesday 13th June 2012

It’s been a pretty exciting few Royal weeks, did you or anyone you know get to see her when she visited Corby? Wasn’t it fab to see Corby looking so smart, awaiting HRH!


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The Late Show on Heart with Simon Beale

The Late Show on Heart” is packed full of cool, relaxing songs designed to help you unwind at the end of a busy day. Join Simon Beale at 10pm and relax!

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Heart Afternoons with Nick Snaith

Join Nick Snaith for More Music Variety each afternoon from 1! He’ll have three fantastic Club Classics at 1pm, the Time Tunnel at 2pm, and make sure you listen each hour for your chance to play ‘Who’s On Heart’ for the chance to win £60,000! Someone must win!

L-R: Ciaran Clark (Drums), Ross Lauder (Guitar & Vocals), Richard Shanahan (Keyboard), Connell King (Bass & Vocals - obscured), Gordon King (Guitar & Vocals).

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Heart Drive-time with Matt Jarvis

Join Matt on Heart Drive-time for more music variety and all the latest traffic and travel across Herts, Beds, Bucks and Northants to get you home!

KERMIT ON HEART International Stars pop in

Kermit and Pepe the King Prawn popped into see Stuart & Natalie on Heart Breakfast to talk about the release of the Muppets on DVD

If you're looking for diversity in your next fix of home-grown music, Mazarine Blue's should be your next port of call. Their list of influences flits from Joy Division to Bauhaus, taking in the likes of Kraftwerk, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin along the way. In fact, the band's producer Chris Sellars says if you can pigeon hole the Corby-based five-piece, he'll gladly eat his hat. Blending heavy, bruising power with celestial soundscapes thanks to some militantly honed musicianship, Mazarine Blue should tick at least some, if not all of your boxes.

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EXTRA PEOPLE A WEIGHT loss expert from Kettering has struck gold for the exceptional work she does in helping more than 280 people in the area to lose weight every week. Jayne, who runs the Balance Health Club Slimming World groups every week, was presented with a Gold Award at the national slimming club’s annual awards ceremony in Birmingham on June 16th because of her success in supporting slimmers to reach their dream weight. The accolade is awarded in recognition of achieving the highest levels of support for slimmers, and giving expert advice to help the people of Kettering reach their weight loss goals week after week.

PRESENTATION: Jayne Chambers and chair Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE (centre) and Roberto Enrieu - 2009 Man of the year 2010 who lost 25.5 stone Jayne says: “I am delighted to have received the Gold Award. I love my job, I’m passionate about helping people to change their lives by losing weight and seeing them succeed is reward enough so being given this recognition really is the icing on the cake. “It’s not just a triumph for me though, this award belongs to my 120+ members too. They make the group a fun, buzzy place to be and I can safely say I always look forward to going to work. I truly believe I have the best job in the world. “The Balance Health Club group has really put healthy weight loss on the map in Kettering. Together, they’ve lost an amazing 400 stone this year so far. Obesity is at record levels everywhere and with 43 per cent of adults in Kettering being affected, many people here are suffering a range of weight-related health problems from diabetes to heart problems and feelings of low selfworth that impact on their working and personal lives every day. So anything that helps people to lose weight by adopting healthy eating habits and becoming more active is making a difference – both to themselves and future generations of children, too.” The group, which is meets every Wednesday at 4pm, 5.30pm and 7.15 pm at Balance Health Club, either pop along or give Jayne a call on 0791 262 8191.

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"Gerard Pique would join me in the centre of defence, and up front would be Ronaldo, Gomez and Messi. That team would see Corby up the league."

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Ian Sampson talks to Luke Manning on how he is now setting his sights on rejuvenating the fortunes of Corby Town FC. With a glittering football playing career behind him as a central defender for Northampton, Sunderland and Tottenham, and a managerial CV that includes a spellbinding triumph over Liverpool at Anfield, You always want to be a footballer when you grew up? I was always interested in football when I was young but my first ambition was to be a joiner. My uncle was a builder and joiner and I wanted to be like him, but by the time I was 15 or 16 I knew then I wanted to be a footballer. Were you a better joiner or footballer? Footballer by a long shot. I left school and worked for the council for a year on a joinery course, and it just wasn’t for me. When was that moment when you thought 'I've made it' as a player? I was a non-league player for five years, and played for Bridlington Town and Goole Town, before I was scouted by Sunderland and signed for them at the age of 21. Once you sign for a club like Sunderland, you feel like you’ve made it. But in reality it was my first league game in 1990 when I really began to make my mark.

Can you remember your debut well? Of course. That’s the sort of thing you don’t forget. It was at home at Roker Park against Brighton and we won 4-2. It should have been 5 – I had a goal disallowed. Why Corby Town? It just feels like a good fit. They liked my experience with Northampton Town as both a player and a manager, and the club matched my ambition to start from scratch and build something. It potentially has a chance to be a good team, especially if we can attract more of the fans that travel through Corby – from both England and Scotland. Describe Corby Town FC. It’s an ambitious club with a great fan base, and one that can be a massive part of the community and grow into a top level non-league club. If money was no object, what would your dream team be? Joe Hart would have to be in goal, with Gerard Pique joining me in the centre of defence. Ashley Cole and Danny Alves would be the wing backs, and I’d have Xavi, Iniesta and Alonso in the midfield. Up front would be Ronaldo and Gomez, and of course Messi.

That team would see Corby up the league. What's your favourite place in the world? Florida. We’ve had some great family holidays there and every time you go back you find something different. The place has got it all – good weather, nice golf courses and something to keep all the family interested. DeNiro or Pacino? It’s got to be DeNiro. He’s done the best films overall and I love Cape Fear. What's been your favourite sporting moment over the years? On a personal level it was winning at Wembley with Northampton Town as a player, or beating Liverpool at Anfield with Northampton as a manager. In the wider world it was actually cricket, when England won the Ashes under Michael Vaughan Favourite food and drink? A glass of Sauvignon Blanc and a Chinese. What do you do in your free time? Free time? I don’t really have any free time. But if I can find any, I like to play golf or go to the theatre. Are you any good at golf? I can hold my own. I’ve got a handicap of 11.

What’s been your golfing career highlight? There hasn’t been one yet. Who has Roy Hodgson left out of his England squad that he shouldn't have? I don’t think he’s left anyone out of the squad. They’ve gone down the route of selecting people that have played for the under 21s, and moved them up to the main team. It’s a trait of the Spanish teams and they’re not doing badly at the moment. Is being a modern football manager now just a merry-goround that stops when, rather than if, you get sacked? Fifty percent of all first time managers never get another job, so it’s not quite the merry-goround where you just walk from one job into another. It’s stressful. You know that unless you are Sir Alex Ferguson or Arsene Wenger that as soon as you start the job that you’re going to get the sack. But it’s a passion. You can’t help it. And finally... if you could be invisible for the day, what would you do? I’d go to an England training session and watch Roy Hodgson work. It would be great to watch how he coaches the team and pick up a few tips.

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EXTRA ALE & SCRATCHINGS Football is a funny old game as they say. And as the rather watchable Euro 2012 rumbles on with Roy’s England attempts at restoring pride to dear old Blighty, and the Germans (surely the Manchester United of the national teams) consistently reaching the latter stages of the tournament, passions are still running high. Spain has also delighted with its mint, lime and tangerine flavoured tic tacs. Apologies, we mean 'tika tak'a of course. So try telling the many balling Spanish fans left blubbing into their Paellas, the sobbing England fans left crying into their pints, the overdramatic Italians left blubbering into their minestrone that this is just a funny old sport. Days, weekends, summers and seasons can be ruined by the result of this noble and ignoble game. Oh! The thrills and spills of being an England fan. Even our lady kin get stirred into appreciation of a game they have no interest in at any other time in the footballing calendar. Although it must also be said, after a few glasses of vino tinto, that the passion and patriotism can lead to profanities that would make a docker blush – especially the improper songs about the referee, in front of the kids. Major football tournaments invariably offer another delightful chapter in the fabled story of Sepp Blatter. This year is no different and the always-one-step-aheadof-the-game Blatter is at it again. Goal line technology he says! The man is a thought leader of our times. It’s almost as though he can think of things before us mere mortals

have even dreamt of them. So as swathes of goalpost manufacturers go to Wimbledon to try and steal the magic ingredient behind Hawk-Eye, we settled down on the chesterfield to see what other innovations we could lift from other sports to make the beautiful game slightly more appealing. First up has to be cheerleaders. Ah yes, our American cousins have got one thing right at least. There can be absolutely no argument against cheerleaders. And let’s stay on that side of the Atlantic for a moment more, where we should perhaps consider taking a leaf out of the National Hockey League’s book and introduce a sin bin. We would hate to step on tradition and see this affect the iconic yellow and red cards though, so our sin bin would not be for bad behaviour. Ours would be for punishing bad haircuts or the most obscene of those frankly nauseating (and ubiquitous) footballer tattoos. Raul Meireles would spend most of the game in the sin bin on both counts. Then we would have the diving-style score

panel for unnecessary theatrics. A five-person panel would sit at a desk on the touchline observing the antics, and whenever a player falls dramatically clutching his face (after being lightly grazed on the stomach); the panel can lift their cards and give a score out of 10. An average of eight or over for any transgression leads to an immediate yellow card. Finally, there could be a pit lane. We call for the abolishment of half time and instead players can refuel, receive tactical instructions from the gaffer and have a quick rub with the magic sponge in the pit lane.

As managers sweat over when to strategically call players in from the field, it would also be the perfect place for Mario Balotelli to go and have a sulk. Or let off fireworks. As for now, it’s time to get back and watch the rest of Euro 2012 with a cold, crisp beer and vuvuzela in hand. Then it’s time for Wimbledon and we are starting to wonder how they are going to play every single game of the tournament in their allotted time, all on one court under the roof. Unless of course the wettest drought in history decides to behave itself.

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Thinking outport Safety (PACTS), joined side the box however you could opt road safety experts and MPs for a city car such as the Mazda2. to set the blueprint in the UK Being a Japanese make you know for safer roads over the next you get a good quality car. 10 years with the launch of The Volkswagen Up is a relathe United Nations Decade tive newcomer in the market but of Action for Road Safety. 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EXTRA LETTERS & LOCAL RANTS Strawberry teas to fund charity Dear..EXTRA As we get into the swing of summer, I am writing to ask your readers to hold a Strawberry Tea for Breast Cancer Care. It’s the perfect excuse to get together with friends, family or colleagues and support the thousands of people who are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Anywhere goes for a Strawberry Tea – at your book club or Zumba class, at work or in your garden. All you need to do is buy or bake some cakes, add some strawberries, put the kettle on and away you go. I’m in my 60s now and breast cancer has touched my life far too much. I’ve had good friends diagnosed and seen them struggle with the effects of the disease. Breast Cancer Care is a magnificent charity that provides much needed information and support. Please help them to help others by holding your own Strawberry Tea party. It’s a wonderful thing to do! It doesn’t matter if you raise £20 or £200 at your Strawberry Tea because every penny will help Breast Cancer Care support more people affected by breast cancer. If you want to get involved, go to or call 0870 164 9422 for a free fundraising pack full of ideas and tips that will help ensure your Strawberry Tea is the highlight of the summer. Thank you! With love and best wishes Julie Walters For free confidential advice about breast cancer, visit or call thefree helpline on 0808 800 6000. Strawberry Tea is sponsored by British Summer Fruits. Visit

Dear..EXTRA It is very disappointing that somebody has taken it upon themselves to try and repair the grass verges in Cottingham without going through the proper County Council channels. Having had discussions with officers at the County Council I found out that the cost to the council of putting the defective job right was £20,000.00. Of course I appreciate that whoever has decided to tarmac the verges was probably only trying to help, but much like the situation with the Tunwell Lane tree, they have fallen foul of proper procedure and have ended up doing more harm than good. If anybody does notice any street repair issues which they wish to report then they should contact me on 07801 849 503 and I will ensure that the issue is urgently dealt with. Kind Regards, Cllr Stan Heggs County Councillor for Corby Rural Dear..EXTRA May I comment on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s thanksgiving sermon at St Paul’s Cathedral celebrating the Diamond Jubilee? Dr Williams said, the Queen made the simple statement of commitment that she would be there for those she governed, that she was dedicating herself to them! On June 10, 1965 at Buckingham Palace, the Queen ‘agreed’ to a Royal Decree that would

‘rubber stamp’ the expulsion of the 2,000strong Creole population from their homeland, Diego Garcia Island, Indian Ocean, never to return? The expulsion would condemn the exiles to a life of hunger and derogation to the slums of Mauritius. A crime against humanity? To me, the Queen is agreeing to the Royal Decree and its immoral implication is not the actions of a compassionate, noble, gracious and Christian Queen! Many of the exiles above, young and old died of sadness not of disease! Diego Garcia Island, is still a British Crown Colony, was handed over to the Americans in a clandestine deal for an airbase in 1960! A damming indictment by the Royal Court of Justice said that the secret expulsion of the Chago Islanders, Indian Ocean, was illegal! A special report on the plight of the above islanders is captured on a fifty-five minute ITV documentary ‘Stealing a Nation’ by John Pilger, 2004. ‘Stealing a Nation’ is a documentary that Dr Rowan Williams should acquire, he may have second thoughts on his praise for the Queen! John Lobb Douglas Corby

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dam, Antwerp, Ghent, Dunkirk and the Channel Ports particularly towards the southern end of the route. According to the AA website. Perpetrators of these incidents have been using threats of violence and carrying knives and/or firearms. In the early hours they have been flagging down vehicles, seeming to seek assistance, or kidnapping single drivers outside petrol stations or 24-hour stores. The perpetrators have generally been gangs with Eastern European connections, sometimes using UK-registered vehicles. They have been robbing victims on the spot or taking their victims under force to the nearest ATM to extract as much cash as their cards will allow. Mr James Baldshawe Kettering

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One of my horrors of commuting is standing ( because whoever gets a seat ?) on the train next to the noisy eater of strong smelling burger. Normally a man, he munches and belches his way through this manufactured muck and leaving some down his front and the rubbish on the floor. Charming. So believe me when I say I can understand people’s horror of feeding in public. At my school we were taught that eating in the street was practically a crime, and a sure sign of poor breeding! But I don’t get the whole concern about breastfeeding in public. I have been a mother for 19 years and have helped at various drop

in clinics, coffee mornings and the like. In all this time I have never seen anything as gross as the yob slobbering burger. Is it the thought of breast on display? I am sure that if you tried really hard, and went up really close up, and waited, you might get a millisecond glimpse of a nipple, but really, if you are that desperate go to the supermarket and look at the magazines on public display, it would be much easier. I have seen more breasts on show in skimpy outfits in the town centre on Saturday lunchtime. I don’t see anyone campaigning about covering these up. I know it is healthier for mum and

baby to breastfeed and saves the tax payers zillions on long term healthcare. The milks always on tap and always the right temperature, so baby doesn’t have to wait, so less likely to be crying in hunger, one thing less to bother others. It’s jammed full of good stuff for babys development. So explain to me what the problem is. Perhaps it is you that has the problem? Claer Szurek, mother of three and owner of mocha-mama, the unique cafe shop in Kettering for expectant and new parents. find us on facebook mocha-mama



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Clubs agree ground plan Newly formed AFC Rushden and Diamonds to move to Dog and Duck ground > Football AFC Rushden & Diamonds members have voted overwhelmingly for their newly formed club to ground share with Wellingborough Town FC and for the forthcoming season, the teams will share the Dog and Duck ground in London Road, Wellingborough. After spending this season watching their youth team play home matches at Kiln Park, Raunds, AFC Rushden and Diamonds members have been voting over the past few weeks to choose a short-to-medium term home for the men’s team, while the club continues its search for a permanent facility in the area. The result showed that the vast majority of members were in favour of the Dog & Duck and now the hard work starts with both Diamonds and Wellingborough Town FC putting plans into practice for the historic tie up. Speaking to the club’s official

website, Acting AFC Rushden & Diamonds chairman Ralph Burditt said: “Firstly I’d like to express my sincere thanks to Raunds Town FC, especially all of their volunteers who have looked after us superbly while we’ve been there. “However, we had a different set of requirements moving forward and I’m delighted that the members have chosen The Dog & Duck for our new home, a decision which I am 100 per cent in agreement with. I’m very much looking forward to working with Wellingborough and having spoken to them at length about plans for the forthcoming seasons, I think that both clubs are going to benefit greatly from this deal as indeed is local football in general. “Of course it’s not only Wellingborough who have helped us out this year and we will be remaining on very good terms with Raunds, St Neots and all the many other teams who have helped us along the way, but it’s great to finally

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ground sharing: Down at the Dog and Duck have a plan to be in one place for the next couple of years and I can’t wait to get started!” Wellingborough Town FC Chairman Martin Potton said that he was delighted that the members of AFC Rushden & Diamonds have chosen to ground share at the Dog and Duck for the foreseeable future from the start of next

season, and is looking forward to developing a harmonious working relationship between the clubs. Along with continuing to vote on many key issues at the club, all AFC R&D members will shortly be casting their votes to elect a Board to run the club on behalf of the fans.

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Plans will hit visitors for six > Cricket WELLINGBOROUGH Cricket club is hoping its centenary celebrations will hit visitors and supporters for six. The club is hard at work preparing for an action-packed weekend of events, climaxing with President’s Day on Sunday, July 15. There will be an all-day match between a President’s XI and Wellingborough’s first team with former England, Northants and Lancashire player Mal Loye skippering the President’s side. The club is also looking for as many members, past and present, and their friends and families to attend. Other events planned for the weekend include a disco for youth members on Friday, July 13 and a dinner and dance on Saturday, July 14, when Mal Loye will be the speaker. Both events will take place in a marquee in the grounds of the cricket club.

Fun day before the work begins > Rugby IT may still be the height of summer but Wellingborough RFC players are already firmly focused on winter. The club’s senior players return to training tomorrow evening (June 28) as they prepare for the campaign ahead. Meanwhile, off the pitch, the club’s Family Fun Day will take place on Saturday June 30. Aimed primarily at the younger members of the club, there will be something for everyone on the day, including face painting, hobby horse racing, handbag and jewellery stalls, Sam’s reptile rescue, bouncy castle and more. Food stalls will also be on site and visitors will be able to feast on hotdogs and burgers, home-made samosas, candy floss and popcorn. For the older guests the bar will be open for the usual lagers, ales, teas and coffees. Entry is £2 on the day and car parking is free. For further information call Annie on 07956807328

Running sessions helped more than 750 people start running, It has seen peoANYONE looking to start ple start off jogging for 30 secjogging is being invited onds and walking for 30 secto join one of 45 jogging onds who end up completing groups in Northampton- 5ks, 10ks and even half marashire that are welcoming thons and marathons. Jog Northants has found that complete beginners to their groups to give it a go and people often don’t participate because of lack of confidence, learn to jog in June. The 45 jogging groups are not knowing where to start and all part of Jog Northants, a not wanting to go out on their countywide programme which own. The led jogging groups are is part of Run England, a national programme supported organised by 38 active leaders who lead the groups and help by England Athletics. The programme has been people achieve their goals, running for two years now has lose weight, get fit and have

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fun. This week, until Sunday July 1, Jog Northants is encouraging anyone to come and try one of the groups. Sarah McVeigh, Co-ordinator for the programme said: “We always start with the very basic walk/jog sessions - so don’t worry about not having jogged before, the leaders are here to help you start from the very beginning.” For more information on groups available, visit; www. or contact Sarah McVeigh on 01604 366752 or on 07834 495 841.

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Youngsters get taste of Paralympic Games Taster sessions to encourage more young disabled sports stars > County YOUNG people with disabilities have the chance to try wheelchair basketball, swimming or athletics as part of Playground to Podium (P2P), one of the largest legacy programmes from this year’s Paralympic Games. P2P aims to encourage more young people with disabilities into sport – whether just for their own enjoyment or it could be the first step to representing their county or even their country at their chosen sport. The next sessions are swimming on Sunday, July 9 at Duston School Swimming Pool from 1pm to 3pm and athletics on Saturday, July 16

at Corby Athletics Club, Rockingham Triangle Sports Stadium from 6.30pm to 8pm. Northamptonshire Sport is coordinating the programme within the county where young people with disabilities are encouraged to try any of five Paralympics sports. Sessions in table tennis and football took place in May. Graeme Wilson, Northamptonshire Sport Disability Development Officer said: “Most of us will watch this year’s Paralympics and marvel at the level of ability on show without thinking twice about how these athletes start out in their sports. “P2P provides the opportunity for young people with disabilities in Northants to start this journey

and it would be great to see them progress to whatever level they are capable. Whether it be a local club, or the ultimate dream of becoming a Paralympian themselves!” Each session is run by coaches from the relevant National Governing Body (NGB) and local clubs of the sport. Each of the sports involved in the P2P programme has slightly different age and disability eligibility requirements. For more details of this, the events themselves and to book on please go to the Northamptonshire Sport website www. or contact Graeme Wilson on 01604 367953

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Men score a decisive win > Bowls

BOWLS Northamptonshire Men’s Section scored a thoroughly professional win by 24 shots over Hertfordshire. The men of Jackson Grundy Northamptonshire Bowls entertained Hertfordshire in the Inter County ‘Middleton Cup’ competition at a venue not used before for these events, Northampton Whyte Melville BC, and they obviously found it very much to their liking for, despite being a few shots adrift after five ends, which were quickly wiped out over the next few ends, and an ephemeral effort by Hertfordshire at around the 13 end mark which gave them a lead of eight shots, the nated Northamptonshire Sport County really got stuck in over the last Maker of the Year has been actively seven or so ends to not only wipe out the working within three sport partici- deficit quickly but to go into a substantial pation programmes in Northamp- lead. ton. The County was helped in this surge by Anyone over the age of 16 can Vernon Gearey’s rink picking up a five on become a Sport Maker. Register at the 15th end, followed by a run of seven then come shots without reply, Paul Broderick’s rink along to a free interactive work- picking up a count of four on the 18th end, shop. The next workshop is on Sat- and Jamie Walker’s rink making a recovery urday June 30 from 10am to midday from 6-19 down after 13 ends by picking up at Nene White Water Centre, North- a run of 11 shots without reply. At the same ampton with a free rowing taster session to follow.

Sport Makers honoured most 200 volunteers, also known as Sport Makers, have done since the VOLUNTEERS across the programme was launched in Nocounty were honoured as part vember 2011. Sport Makers have been involved of Volunteering England National Volunteers’ Week earli- as volunteer coaches, event supporter this month, celebrating the ers, promoters, motivators, activity fantastic contribution of the organisers and loads more. Many of millions of volunteers with- them have been entered into a naout whose commitment many tional draw to win Olympic Tickets as services, activities and clubs part of the London 2012 Ticketshare scheme as recognition for their dedisimply would not function. Northamptonshire Sport paid cation to making sport happen. Adam Moreton, who was nomitribute to the fantastic work that al-

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time Neil Corbyn’s rink was maintaining its dominance by allowing its opponents to collect just two shots over the last 10 ends while conceding 25 shots. Final score was Northamptonshire 130 shots (18 pts) – Hertfordshire 106 shots (4 pts). This win gives the County a chance of progressing to the Quarter Finals, subject to winning against Cambridgeshire on the July 7, 2012, and of course subject to other County’s results. St Neots BC, Cambridgeshire, was the venue for the ladies of Jackson Grundy Bowls Northamptonshire Women’s Section when they met Essex Ladies in the InterCounty Johns Trophy’competition. Unfortunately for the County it was not a successful visit as they suffered a 26 shots defeat, although they had two winning rinks and therefore collected four points. Essex started off very well and by the fifth end had posted a 12 shot lead, and as the game progressed their lead steadily increased and by the three quarter stage had reach 32 shots, and despite a good effort by the County ladies over the last quarter, they could only stem the increase, and indeed to reduce it to the losing margin.

SHORT SHORTS Olympic badminton rules say that the bird has to The modern Olympic Games were held in the first time in 1896 at Athens and were then have exactly fourteen feathers. followed by the 1900 Paris games. The winter On February 6, 1971 the first golf ball was hit on games were added in 1924. the moon by Alan Shepard. There are 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 different color combinations possible on a The first Wimbledon Tennis Competition took Rubik’s Cube. place in 1877 solely as an amateur competition. Men’s singles was the only event that took Wild Bill Hickok was killed playing poker, holding place. There were 22 competitors and the two pairs - aces and eights, which has become championship was won by Spencer Gore. known as ‘Dead Man’s Hand.’



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