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Station plans unveiled New development part of £200m jobs-led development for the east of the town > Wellingborough

In Short Stanton Cross is potentially going to play a major part in the development of Wellingborough, bringing homes, jobs, leisure and retailers to the town. As part of that development, the station is set to undergo major expansion, as plans outlined have shown. EXPANSION plans for Wellingborough Station as part of new development to the east of the town have been unveiled. As well as a new station building and two new car parks, the plans also include a new road bridge across the railway, a bus station, footbridge and ticket hall. Also included in the plans is a public square outside the new building that will improve pedestrian access and create a meeting place for travellers or those using nearby facilities. The expansion of the station has always been part of the plan for Stanton Cross, a £200m jobs-led ­development in Wellingborough. The new station would be in ad-

dition to the existing Grade II listed Victorian station - which would be preserved - and has been designed to complement it, despite the design being very contemporary. The developers Woods Hardwick say that replicating the existing station’s features will not be attempted, but that the new buildings will reflect the original station’s appearance and, where possible, references will be made to the original features, such as the decorative steel trusses on the canopies, in the new design. Although based on a standard Network Rail design, the materials and finishing touches will be designed to mirror the colours of the existing station and will respect its character. Cllr Graham Lawman, chairman of Wellingborough Council’s development committee, said: “The plans for the new station and surrounding area will provide additional capacity on the line, and serve not only Stanton Cross but the whole of Wellingborough. “This is the beginning of a major devel-

OLD AND NEW: The new development will reflect the Victorian architecture of Wellingborough’s existing station opment that will see employment, housing, shopping and leisure opportunities brought to our borough. We’ve always said that we want infrastructure in place before housing, and that’s exactly what we’re doing.”

The plans are set to be considered by Wellingborough Council in the coming months. * What do you think of the plans for the station? Email editor.judith@extranewspapers.co.uk and tell us your views

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School plans are well under way

Coming up roses

Architects work on amalgamation of schools

> Tithe Barn THE next Rose Fair, aimed at helping those looking for work or worried about employment prospects, will take place next week. ROSE stands for Real Options for Skills and Employment and the fairs provide help and advice to the short and long-term unemployed from the Wellingborough area who are keen to get back into the workplace, as well as those who are looking for a career change. Local businesses and learning and training providers are on hand to provide advice and guidance, as well as careers advice, CV writing, interviewing skills and jobsearch techniques. At the last ROSE Fair, 80 visitors were able to choose from more than 100 vacancies and 200 volunteering opportunities. The fair is at the Tithe Barn, Burystead Place, Wellingborough from 10am to 1pm. For more information, email rachel@rachelmallows.com or call 01933 664437.

> Olympic Way Work is now well advanced on a £4 million project to amalgamate Hardwick junior and infant schools in Wellingborough. The new school will be known as Olympic Primary School after Olympic Way, which is the main route into the school. The project, which has been designed by leading county practice GSSArchitecture, will see the existing infant school building being refurbished, with a large extension to this building being constructed on the school playing field at the northern end of the site. This will then provide a single school building of some 23,000 sq ft. The new primary school will have a two-form entry with a total of 420 pupils. GSS Associate Chris Chapman said: “We were delighted to have been appointed to undertake this important project. As well as the construction and refurbishment works, the separate junior school building at the southern end of the site is being demolished. This will then make way for a new formal playing field, adjacent to the exist-

IN DISCUSSION: GSS team leader and Associate Chris Chapman (right) with technologist Ben Hamblin in front of the new extension. ing car park. In addition there will be hard and soft exterior play areas as well as habitat areas.” As well as designing the project, GSS are acting as lead consultants, contract administrators and cost managers. The client is Lend Lease on behalf of Northamptonshire

County Council. The main contractor is G F Tomlinson of Derby, and the project is scheduled for completion by the end of September 2012. GSS has previously undertaken a number of other school amalgamations in Northamptonshire and elsewhere.

Swift action to beat alarm scam Good advice for those worried about security system cold calls > County TRADING Standards officers have acted quickly to protect residents from the threat of a possible security alarm scam across the county. The advice was released after residents reported receiving unsolicited telephone calls from companies offering to install security systems, and the council has suggested using the Buy With Confidence scheme instead. Initial contact is made by cold-calling residents via telephone to arrange an appointment. However, although the security system may be free or available at a nominal

cost, the ongoing maintenance costs are high and there is a cancellation fee. Trading standards advise that consumers do not purchase security systems from companies that are cold-calling either on the telephone or at the door. Instead, consumers who are considering investing in an alarm system should obtain quotes from at least three security companies who are subject to independent inspection by a recognised body, either NSI (The National Security Inspectorate) or SSAIB (Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board). Councillor Ben Smith, county council cabinet member for environment

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Special car boot sale Raising funds for the Air Ambulance > Sywell Road BANK Holiday Monday will see a special Mad Mile Car Boot Sale with donations in aid of the Air Ambulance. The boot sale, at Hardwick/Sywell Road, will start at 7am on Monday, May 7. It’s £5 a pitch for cars, £7 for small vans and £10 for large vans. Parking for buyers is £1 per vehicle. Refreshments will be available throughout the event.

Sharing a love of reading > Libraries VOLUNTEERS are being sought to lead reading groups for new adult readers in selected libraries across the county. The library will provide a safe environment for building confidence among people just starting to choose and read books for pleasure and information and volunteers are needed to share their thoughts and talk about books and who can empathise with people who had difficulty in learning to read as children or young adults.

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Group members may decide to read different books and swap views about them, or they may decide to concentrate on online material, magazines, newspapers, quick reads or graphic novels. Volunteers can choose to adopt the Reading Agency’s Six Book Challenge scheme, and, where appropriate, may wish to offer additional help in areas like filling in online forms. Anyone interested in such a role should visit the Volunteering in Libraries section on the Northamptonshire County Council website.

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Street party costs offer from council chiefs

Offer of insurance costs funding for first 20 groups to apply > Wellingborough

In Short Everyone wants to celebrate the Jubilee this summer and Wellingborough Council has devised a way to help make street parties more affordable for everyone. COMMUNITIES are being offered help with the cost of street parties this summer - for those who get their applications in quickly. Neighbourhoods looking to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee in style may find themselves saving up to £100 on the cost of their insurance, thanks to Wellingborough Council. The council aims to make it as easy as possible for residents in the borough to get together to celebrate the Queen’s 60 years on the throne and is offering to reimburse a maximum of £100 of the costs of insurance for the first 20 community groups that submit an application. It is recommended that organisers of street parties have public liability and ‘all risks’ insurance in

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place. The council’s offer of up to £100 should be sufficient to meet the insurance costs of an event for up to 200 people, cover for anyone who is volunteering to help plan and run the party, £5 million limit of indemnity and meet the lion’s share of costs for loss or damage up to £2,500 for hired equipment. Leader of Wellingborough Council, Cllr Paul Bell said: “A street party is a great opportunity for families and friends to get together and celebrate an occasion in a really fun and traditional way. We understand that many people will want to make the most of the Diamond Jubilee and the extended holiday weekend to enjoy a street party, but could be put off by the costs and complexities of insurance. We want people to be able to organise their party and have a good time without this worry, which is why we’re offering to reimburse up to £100 of the cost of insurance for the first 20 party organisers that apply to us.” Application forms can be requested from Gill Chapman on 01933 231 839 or by email at gchapman@ wellingborough.gov.uk. The reimbursement awards will be allocated on a first come first served basis and the parties must be held within the borough. If people are planning on closing a road for their party, they need to apply to the county council for a street closure order no later than 3 May 2012. This can be done on 01604 364 359 or regulations@northamptonshire.gov.uk

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Walkers get ready Kick-start for major local event your career Series of events attracts walkers Employment help of all ages and abilities > Wellingborough > Wellingborough

of Birds, the RSPB who will be taking a stroll through Fineshade Woods. The full programme of events is on the website at www.corbywalkingfestival. org.uk Individuals are advised to select walks that meet their fitness. There is no need to register beforehand – people can simply turn up 15 minutes before the departure time to listen to the briefing.

MEMBERS of Wellingborough Ramblers will join hundreds of others taking part in Corby’s fourth walking festival. The varied programme starts on Saturday, May 5 at the launch at East Carlton Country Park including a diamonds and tiara walk to raise money for Lakelands Daycare Hospice. Other walks during the day include one looking at wildlife in the country park while a history trail will leave from Geddington focusing on landmarks like the historic Queen Eleanor Cross. The festival culminates in a fun day at the park on Monday, May 7, from noon to raise funds for the hospice. Walks include one around the Kingswood Nature Reserve while the RoyComs 1/4_Layout 1 29/04/2012 17:23 Page 1 alFast Society will coordinate another for the Protection RAMBLERS: Wellingborough walkers

THE Library Service is running a course at Wellingborough Library on Wednesdays between 9.15am and 11.15 am to help those looking for work. The course covers career directions, CV writing and applications practice, self-confidence and interview preparation. For more details, call Helen on 07834 006312 or email hdoel@ northamptonshire.gov.uk

Surgery dates

Your local Bobbie > Wellingborough POLICE officers will be holding surgeries at the following locations over the next two weeks: Sainsbury’s in Wellingborough on Saturday, May 5 from 12 noon to 2pm and at Tesco at Turnell’s Mill Lane on Saturday May 12 from 12 noon to 2pm.

Reading a lot into volunteer scheme

Young volunteers wanted to be reading buddies > Libraries YOUNG people who want to help nurture a love of reading in small children are being asked to join a buddy scheme this summer. Northamptonshire Libraries are looking for a team of volunteers aged between 14 and 17 to act as reading buddies to younger children taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge.  The volunteers are needed in 36 libraries across the county.  The Summer Reading Challenge starts on Saturday July 14 and this year has the theme Story Lab. The idea of the challenge is to read for fun and get rewards (collector cards, stickers, medal and certificate) for taking part. Reading buddies will be on hand to help chil-

dren meet the challenge, talk to them about what they have read, help them choose other books to read, assist with activities or just to help them enjoy the experience of visiting the library. Volunteers will be offered training and will be asked to commit to 10-15 hours (or more) volunteer activity over the summer holiday in their local library. Training will be offered in late June and early July at several locations around the county.  Volunteers will receive a certificate to show they have taken part. Anyone interested in helping out can volunteer online at the Northamptonshire County Council website, or contact Rosalind Robinson for more information on 01604 368189 or email rorobinson@northamptonshire.gov.uk

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IN REHEARSALS: The dancers are getting ready for the next round of the competition

Variety is the spice of life for dancers Get those feet a dancing at the Lighthouse > Lighthouse Theatre A TROUPE of dancers from the Nene Valley Dance Academy is hard at work practising for the regional finals of Britain Does Variety. The event will take place at the Lighthouse Theatre on May 22, and the dancers are working hard on a routine that will wow the judges and taken them on to the next round, the national finals on June 23. Britain Does Variety has been touring the nation intent on finding the greatest variety acts Britain has to offer and is giving them the chance to perform in front of Giles Cooper, executive producer of the annual Royal Variety

May 3 Golden Eagle Jazz Band - making their Castle debut paying tribute to the music of the revival, playing New Orleans jazz the way it was meant to be played – with a powerful and melodic front line and a hard driving rhythm section. Castle Theatre, Wellingborough, 8pm, tickets £12.50. Box Office 01933 270007 May 4 Northern Soul Tour. Featuring Edwin Starr’s band The Team, with the late-great singer’s brother Angelo Starr and special guest Lorraine Silver. Castle Theatre, Wellingborough, 7.30pm, tickets £20. Box Office 01933 270007 May 9 Hormonal Housewives. The funny side of middle age as a group of friends’ battle against weight gain, weight loss, mood swings, PMS, wine, men and chocolate. Castle Theatre, Wellingborough, 7.30pm, tickets £20. Box Office 01933 270007 May 9 Twist a Charles Dickens Evening at Wellingborough Library, 730pm to 9pm James Hornsby performs his own adaptation of Oliver Twist to mark Dickens’ bi-centenary. James skilfully re-creates Dickens’s own legendary public readings of his novels in a faithful, funny, thrilling and hard hitting re-telling of this classic novel. Tickets £5 including refreshments. Call Wellingborough Library on 01933 225365 or email wellib@ northamptonshire.gov.uk to book tickets

Performance as well as West End and entertainment booking agents. Karen Robertson, principal, teacher and choreographer of the academy, said: “I am so proud of them and cannot wait to see them perform on stage. They have come on so much in terms of performance skills and technique and have really bonded, which now shows when they are performing.” The Nene Valley Dance Academy holds classes in Thrapston, Finedon, Great Oakley, Rothwell and Islip. It also offers private lessons and holds workshops in schools across the area. For more information, visit the website www.nenevalleydanceacademy.co.uk or call May 3 07854 396258. The Vow - a couple have to learn to love again after she loses her memory following a car crash. Castle Theatre, Wellingborough, 8pm, check www.thecastle.org.uk for details. May 8 It will be performed on Wednesday May 9 The Woman in the Fifth - a man starting at 7.30pm, at Wellingborough Library. fighting to save his marriage comes Twist is performed as a one-man show where across a beautiful, mysterious stranJames skilfully re-creates Dickens’s own legendary ger. Castle Theatre, Wellingborough, public readings of his novels in a faithful, funny, 8pm, check www.thecastle.org.uk for thrilling and hard hitting re-telling of this classic details. novel. The show is suitable for ages 9 and upwards. Tickets cost £5 including refreshments. Ring May 14 Wellingborough Library on 01933 225365 or email The Raven - struggling writer Edgar Allen Poe (John Cusack) is wellib@northamptonshire.gov.uk to book tickets obliged to join forces with a young detective (Luke Evans) to hunt down a serial killer who is using Poe’s fictional works as the basis for a string of brutal murders. Castle Theatre, Wellingborough, 8pm, check www.thecastle.org.uk On Friday May 11 there will be a live jazz band for details. between 5pm and 6pm at The Castle before the Friendship Walk starts, and then from 7pm May 9 Dr Busker entertains. On the Saturday and Sunday there will be live en- The Boro Jam - Rock Foundations tertainment from 2pm at The Castle with the Welling- run a Wellingborough Jam Night for budding young musicians to come borough Music and Arts Centre Concert Band.

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What the Dickens!

A Classic Dickens’ tale that still entertains to this day > Wellingborough Library ACTOR James Hornsby will be putting a new twist on one of Charles Dickens’ best loved stories when he performs his new one man show next week. Twist is James Hornsby’s own adaptation of Oliver Twist and has been developed to mark the bicentenary the man who is one of Britain’s bestloved writers.

Tapping those tired feet

Those boots were made for walking and that’s just what they’ll do > The Castle WHETHER you’re planning to tackle one of the routes, or leave your feet in good shape to tap along to the live music, Waendel Walk weekend promises to offer the best in entertainment.

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Music

along and have a taste at playing with a full band. Drum kit, guitar amps, bass amps, pedals and PA system all provided. Wellingborough Town Football Club, 6.30pm to 9.30pm.

Events May 7 Bank Holiday Mad Mile Car Boot Sale. Car £5, Small Vans £7, Large Vans £10, refreshments. Gates open at 7am, parking £1 per vehicle. Donations to Northamptonshire Air Ambulance. Hardwick/Sywell Road, Wellingborough. 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. May 10, 11 and 12 Waendel Walk - the 33rd international Waendel Walk, starts Friday evening with friendship walks and live entertainment at the Castle Theatre. Followed on Saturday and Sunday by walks, cycle events, a swim and more live entertainment.

Children’s groups Little COGS Tuesdays & Thursdays 9.30am11.15am, 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 9.1511am 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 9.4510.45am, 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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Young people get their say

Council to help make transition > County

In Short It’s vitally important to young people with disabilities to have the support they need to make the transition from childhood to adulthood. A new scheme in Northamptonshire will aim to see them through key stages of their journey to life in the adult world. WHAT could become an innovative new approach to supporting young people with disabilities and learning difficulties has taken another step nearer following a Transitions Summit held by the county council. Northamptonshire County Council is setting up a new transitions service that will support disabled young people aged from 14 to 25 as they make the major change from childhood to adult life. The council is one of the first in the country to take this new approach, which will replace the existing ar-

rangement of having separate services for disabled young people and young adults. This means young people will have the same team support them as they get older and progress into adulthood. A Transitions Summit, involving young people, their families and carers including past, current and future service users, was held in April in an effort to make sure the new service is designed by the people who need it. Staff from the new transitions service and representatives from health, education, housing and leisure organisations want to work with young disabled people to come up with a service that will identify what the service should achieve for young people in Northamptonshire. The summit was designed to be a creative and practical day where young people and their families were encouraged to bring their experiences, their opinions and their hopes for the future.

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News in Brief

Jam session > Wellingborough

ROCK Foundations run a Wellingborough Jam Night for budding young musicians to come along and have a taste at playing with a full band. Drum kit, guitar amps, bass amps, pedals and PA system all provided. Wellingborough Town Football Club, 6.30pm to 9.30pm on May 9.

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NEW members are always welcome at Wellingborough Theatre Group, which meets every Tuesday alternating between 6pm and 7pm. The club meets at The Hind Hotel, for rehearsals and all other meeting at the Kingfisher pub. Membership is just £2 per week and a whole host of roles are on offer, for those who want to act, write, direct, design costume, set and make up or be front of house on the night.

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Sam takes top award Deal maker from Wellingborough firm takes ­regional accolade > Wellingborough A SURVEYOR from the commercial property agency Prop-Search has been crowned Northamptonshire Deal Maker 2012 in a prestigious national competition Samantha Jones has been recognised by Estates Gazette Interactive (EGi) - the online arm of Estates Gazette, a national publication and recognised as the industry bible - as the most active agent in the county in terms of completing the highest number of ­transactions. She said: “It is pleasing to win this title given that the overall market conditions continue to be challenging but it really is testament to the entire Prop-Search agency team. Indeed, Director Chris Billson won this accolade last year.” The EGi’s research team collected information about the number of deals transacted by each agent over a 12-month period from April 2011. This was across all sectors of the market office, industrial, retail and leisure. Prop-Search as a firm also secured second place as the most active agency in Northampton, only being pipped to the post by a national company. This follows hot on the heels of the company being placed into the 2011 UK’s Top 5 East Midlands Agents, the only independent commercial property agency to have been placed in this top position. During the 12-month period from April 2011, Prop-Search successfully transacted approxi-

DEAL QUEEN: Samantha Jones, recognised as the most active agent in the county mately 500,000 sq ft. While the number of leasehold deals completed far outweighed freehold transactions, the number of properties let or sold gives a clear indication that businesses continue to push for expansion despite difficult economic conditions. Simon Toseland, Director of Prop-Search, said: “We believe the key to our success is that we eat, breathe and sleep the property market in Northamptonshire and have continued to deliver a first-class service to our clients.

Order should kick-start process > Stanton Cross A NEW compulsory purchase order has been made by Wellingborough Council to allow the major development at Stanton Cross to go ahead. Councillors decided late last year that the land between the development site and the planned new station was needed to open up the development and last month the compulsory purchase order was made, which will now be submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. Any objection to the order must be made in writing to the Secretary of State by 15 May. If no objection is raised, the pur-

chase should go ahead by October, and it is hoped that work would start on this part of the development within 18 months. Stanton Cross is a £200million development of housing, employment, retail, and leisure. Cllr Paul Bell, leader of Wellingborough Council, said: “Stanton Cross is a major, jobs-led development for Wellingborough and this piece of land is needed to open that up. It will see a new station facilities and some retail being built, and most importantly it will enable the rest of the plans to progress. The people of the borough have waited 10 years for this development to get going and we can’t start on any of it until we have this land.”

Keep it quite Get into a good book > Knuston Hall

FORBIDDEN places will be uncovered at a Dinner Talk at Knuston Hall near Irchester. David Baker will give the talk Visits to Forbidden Places, about the spies and infiltrators of the Cold War. Tickets are £21.95 including dinner (6.30pm for 7pm) or £12.95 for coffee only (8pm for 8.15pm). For details contact 01933 312104.

> Wellingborough WELLINGBOROUGH Reading Group is looking for new members to join in discussions about the month’s chosen book. The group meets at Wellingborough Library on the fourth Tuesday of the month between 5.30pm and 7pm. All are welcome.

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Gruelling ride in aid of little Niamh

Last call for veterans and their families Unveiling of memorial set to draw a large crowd

Sixth-formers charity effort was not without incident

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> Wellingborough IT would have taken more than thunderstorms, punctures, hills and knee injuries to put a group of sixth formers off completing a 113-mile charity bike ride. The group - Luke Pomfrett, Aaron Poulter, Connor Beardsley, Ahmed Abdulsamad, Sam Barker, Lewis Robinson - rode to Wisbech and back in aid of Niamh’s Next Step appeal. The appeal was set up in aid of five-year-old Niamh Curry, of Wellingborough, who is fighting a rare cancer. Her family needs to raise £450,000 so she can go to America for treatment not available in the UK and Luke Pomfrett, who is Head Boy, organised the bike ride after hearing of the appeal.

WELL DONE: The team from the Science Academy who rode 113 miles for Niamh’s Next Step He said it proved to a challenge for the group, especially as most of them do not cycle regularly. After setting off on Friday morning, it took them about eight hours to reach Wisbech where they camped overnight before heading home on Saturday. Luke said: “Probably the hardest part was cycling on the roads in the Fens - it felt like they were never-ending and that’s when the thunderstorm hit. “We were so happy to reach the campsite - Aaron and Ahmed got straight into their sleeping bags at 5pm. We didn’t get much sleep because there were seven of us in a five-man tent.” Visit www.niamhsnextstep.com

Event for Chelsea > County CAROLINE Chisholm School in Northampton is holding a Charity Craft & Shopping event in support of a Wellingborough charity Chelsea’s Angels. Chelsea’s Angels offers emotional and financial support to the  chil-

dren with serious cancers and their families, and has provided gifts such as netbooks, mobile phones, games console and garden equipment. The event will take place at the school in Wooldale Road, Wooton Fields, Northampton on May 19, from 11am until 2pm

VETERANS and relatives wishing to attend the dedication and unveiling of the Bomber Command Memorial, on June 28 are being urged to apply for tickets. The memorial, which will commemorate the 55,573 airmen of Bomber Command who gave their lives in World War Two, is being built in Green Park, London, and will be dedicated next month. The Bomber Command Association has announced a “final call” for applications from relatives of those who served, veterans of Bomber Command in World War Two and their next of kin for a further period until 1st June 2012. Only standard seats are now available in the Large Screen Salute Area, which, because of the topography

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of Green Park, has no direct view of the Memorial itself. Those still wishing to attend who have not yet contacted the Association and are a relative or a veteran of Bomber Command, should contact Caroline Susan Coles for an application form at: Caroline Susan Coles, Bomber Command Association, RAF Museum, Grahame Park Way, London NW9 5LL, telephone 020 8358 6422 or email bomber. command.memorial@rafmuseum.org The dedication and unveiling is closed to the public and will take place in the western half of Green Park. For further information on the Bomber Command Memorial or to make a donation, visit www.bombercommand. com. The Bomber Command Association is not charging for tickets and urgently needs donations to help with the costs of the event.

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Milton Keynes base adds new growth potential for leading agents > Wellingborough

ONE of Wellingborough’s leading estate agents has opened an office in Milton Keynes as part of its ongoing expansion plans. Prop-Search, based in Debdale Road, has opened a new office in Milton Keynes, as well as launching its dedicated unique web site at www.prop-search.mk Simon Toseland, a Director of Prop-Search, said: “We are looking ahead to the next decade and putting in place plans today. Milton Keynes is a strategic location for business and its growth

“Given the current economic climate, there are always risks in business that need to be managed, but this is no excuse for not moving forward. The time is right and the expansion is a natural progression for our company” Prop-Search already carries out work in the Milton Keynes area, but has recently secured further instructions from a number of international investment clients with assets based there Simon Toseland added: ‘With CITY MOVE: Simon Toseland of Prop-Search an increasing amount of work be­potential continues to be one of ing undertaken in Milton Keynes it was essential to have a permathe strongest in the Midlands.”

nent base there to better service these instructions.” Prop-Search prides itself on a close director-led service, valued by an established clientele and an increasing number of new clients. The underlying philosophy, shared by everyone at the firm, is to provide a professional and personal service to clients and applicants alike - adding value for all parties at every opportunity. The company has a strong desire to extend its proven, successful business concept geographically. The new office is situated at Luminous House, 300 South Row, Central Milton Keynes.

Recognition for family businesses Project collaboration > County THE 2012 Midlands Family Business Awards have been launched to celebrate the performance, successes, growth, economic contribution and innovation of the region’s family businesses. Underwritten by The Wilson Organisation of Nottingham, the awards cover Family Business of the Year, Manufacturing Excellence categories, The Best Small Family Business, Fastest Growing Family Business, Ser-

vice Excellence, Business Innovation, Commitment to the Community, Leading Adviser to Family Businesses, Sustainability and Outstanding Contribution. Entries for 2012 can be made until 30 June at www.familybusinessawards.co.uk or by using a paper entry form, available to download from the website. Judging of the shortlisted business will take place in September, with all winners announced at the ceremony in November.

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CENTRAL heating and hot water solutions provider Alde has moved into purpose-built premises on the town’s Park Farm Industrial Estate. The Swedish-owned company, which supplies mainly to international recreational caravan and boat markets, used two local companies to design and complete the new unit, which was delivered ahead of schedule and within budget. Watson and Cox Construction Ltd and Tompkins Robinson

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Surveyors, who are both based in Wellingborough, delivered the project from concept to completion. Alde is currently recruiting new staff to join the 13-strong team at the new base. Leigh Marsden, Development Director said: “We have a very good product, supportive local suppliers, a strong staff training program and total focus on customer needs. I am incredibly proud of our workforce and their dedication, without which the company could not have achieved this high level of success.”

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Businesses get together for lunch networking > Wellingborough NEW to networking, or well versed in the art of making contacts, there’s a place for everyone at a new business lunch being launched later this month. Organised by The Best Of Wellingborough, the lunch, at La Rocca, will provide the perfect opportunity to spread the word about your business. For £15 visitors get a two-course buffet style lunch served at the table, a drink to help conversation flow, a relaxed discussion over your drink, followed by lunch, at which point everyone will move round to maximise the people they meet. Each guest will speak for 30 seconds about their own business and will be entered into a draw for a bottle of wine. The event, on Wednesday, May 16 at 12.20pm is open to all businesses and an attendee list and name badge will be handed out on arrival to help you plan more effective networking. Register at http://laroccamay. eventbrite.com

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Courses for 200 extra students Clubs, Options for further education increase as Tresham broadens its offering Groups and In Short Classes > Wellingborough

It’s important for a town to educate its young people and Tresham College has thriving centres in Wellingborough, Kettering and Corby. It’s Wellingborough campus is gearing up for more than 200 new places from September, in a whole range of subjects.

TRESHAM College of Further and Higher Education’s Principal, Stuart Wesselby, is delighted to announce that places for more than 200 additional students will be made available at the Wellingborough campus from September 2012. Tresham will be introducing courses in hairdressing, nail services, plastering, painting and decorating, essential skills and fine art to the town in addition to the current offer available

at the campus in engineering, motor vehicle, health and child care, access to higher education, plumbing, computing and Tresham Youth Training. The Wellingborough campus will be refurbished over the summer to provide specific hair salons, nail bars, specialist bays for painting and decorating and plastering. Essential skills courses including Skills for Work, Forward Focus and Skills for Living will enable young people and adults with learning disabilities the opportunity to gain the confidence and skills required to live independently. Stuart Wesselby, Principal at Tresham said: “We are very excited to be broadening the courses on offer at our Wellingborough campus and expanding the number of opportunities available for young people and adults in and around the town. “Since joining the college in

NEW COURSES: Tresham has a host of new skills on offer in Wellingborough from September January I remained committed people can gain employment or to ensuring that Tresham pro- progress to higher education.” vides an option of quality furThe new courses will be available ther education for all in North for full time students, part time stuNorthamptonshire and this lat- dents and apprenticeships. est development for WellingborApplications for September ough provides a choice of voca- 2012 are being welcomed and tional training to ensure that people can apply online.

All kinds of good causes will benefit Waendel Walkers about to raise significant money > The Castle Thousands of pounds will be raised for good causes as hundreds of walkers, cyclists and swimmers take part in the Waendel Weekend for charity. The event, which attracts over 6,500 people from around the world, has a long history of fundraising. One man taking part for charity this year is Nigel Holland from Wellingborough, who turns 50 this year. Nigel has Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, a condition that causes the muscles in the lower part of the arms and legs to waste away and means he can no longer walk. He set himself the challenge of completing 50 activities over the course of the year and the Waendel Walk is one of them. He will also

be raising money for CMT UK, an organisation that promotes research into CMT and supports people with the condition. Nigel said: “I want to raise awareness of the condition and raise money for charity, but the primary reason for my 50 challenges is to show my daughter, who also has CMT, that whatever problems you have there is a way to overcome them. “I chose the Waendel Walk as one of the challenges because I live in Wellingborough and I’ve not done it before. I’m going to do the Friendship Walk on the Friday evening and I hope to raise lots of money towards my challenges target of £5,000.” Other groups raising money for charity by taking part include Wellingborough Mind who are raising money to replace the front of their charity shop, the 8th Rushden Scouts

Bags are a sign of faith > Wellingborough WELLINGBOROUGH Inter Faith Group has thanked Wellingborough Library for agreeing to store their faith resource bags and be responsible for their loan to local schools or interested community groups. The bags, a set of each designed and decorated by school children from Mears Ashby C of E Endowed School and Victoria Primary School, Wellingborough are themed under the subjects of Creation, Worship, Sacred Texts,

Water, Light and Celebration. Contained in each bag are books and/or artefacts relating to the specific subject plus a DVD, produced for the group by Infuse Youth Cafe project, in which local faith representatives answer questions on the subjects. “We are still building up resources for the bags but want to get them out there.” Lists of contents of the bags can be obtained from the library or from the Inter Faith Secretary, Carole Stephenson, email carole099@btinternet.com

who are fundraising for a trip to Kenya later this year, and Chelsea’s Angels, which provides support and financial assistance to children and families affected by cancer. Wellingborough councillor Peter Morrall said: “Taking part in the Waendel Walk for charity is a really easy and fun way to raise a lot of money and we’re delighted that so many people have signed up to support good causes.” For more information about taking part in the Waendel Weekend for charity, call Wellingborough Council on 01933 229777 or visit the website at www.wellingborough. gov.uk The website also features information on how to pre-register for the event to save both time and money, as well as route information and start times, entertainment, tips for keeping safe and lots more.

Prospects for future health > County A CONFERENCE will give the public a chance to air their views about the future of healthcare in Corby and the rest of Northamptonshire. The Shaping Your Healthcare Services session is being held at Northampton Saints Rugby Ground on Tuesday, May 29 from 9.30am to 3pm. The public conference has been organised by Nene Commissioning, the new organisation which is responsible for purchasing health services for the majority of Northamp-

tonshire, and will take on full responsibility for this in April 2013. Dr Darin Seiger, Chair of Nene Commissioning, said: “This is an exciting time for the NHS and changes to the way services are commissioned and who makes these decisions mean it is timely for us to meet with public to find out what people’s priorities are. Nene Commissioning is at the forefront of these changes and we want to take you on the journey with us.” For more details and to register see the website at www.nenecommissioning.com or call 01604 651160.

Shotokan Karate: Meets Wednesday, Weavers Leisure Centre, Weavers Rd, Wellingborough. 7pm, E-mail wellingborough@shotokando.co.uk 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@wellingborough-gardeners. com 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 enquiries@wellingborough-ogs.org Arts Barn Gilbert and Sullivan Society: Contact Alan Joyce, email info@wellingboroughgands.co.uk Parkinson’s 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 www.innerwheeldistrict7. org Wellingborough Flower Arrangement Society: meets third Wednesday of the month, All Saints Hall, Midland Road, 7.30pm. Contact Elaine Hall, 01926 843624, email eandmhall@btinternet.com 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.co.uk


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Rothwell Arts & Heritage Centre The Centre has been established for a number of years and contains many artefacts and photographs of the residents and town of Rothwell. We are also able to help with the tracing of your ancestors. Call in and see us. We are open on the mornings of Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10.00am to 12.30pm. Bridge Street Gallery Open since 2004 along with the Rothwell Arts and Heritage Centre. We have two galleries, gallery one, where exhibitions are open and gallery two for solo artists or small groups. We hold talks in the gallery once a month and in the summer we will be having lunch time mini dramas and recitals. Come and visit our Arts and Crafts Fayre on the 26th and 27th May, 10am – 4pm both days The One Stop Candy Shop One Stop Candy Shop has been under new management since 18th November 2011. Margret Dunlop took over and shop and so far has not looked back. Having lowered the price of the sweets and introduced new services including helium balloons and catering for all parties and occasions plus new selections on sweets and boxes of chocolates. Opening Monday to Friday 10am -5pm and Saturday 9am 4pm. Call in you will be made very welcome. S. T. Flooring Established in 1987 we are a well-respected family run firm and provide an excellent service to all our customers no matter how large the job is. We supply and fit carpet, wood flooring, laminate flooring, karndean and Vinyl flooring to homeowners and to the trade throughout Northampton, Corby and Kettering. Our promise is to supply and fit flooring to our customer's properties to the highest stan-

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dard leaving your floor looking brand new and immaculate. Showroom opening times Monday – Friday 9-5 Saturday 10 – 4 Sunday and Bank holidays closed. As Baby Grows Pre-loved and new children’s clothing and accessories shop. We sell and buy good quality baby and children’s clothing and accessories. Anything from birth upwards if we don’t stock it just ask and will try to get for you. All clothing freshly laundered in non-biological products. All toys cleaned prior to selling. Payment scheme available for items over £30.00. 13 High Street, Rothwell, Kettering Northamptonshire NN14 6AD Tel: 01536 713005 Mon - Fri 09:30 16:00 Sat 10:00-14:00 Toro Steakhouse A new restaurant in Rothwell, based in the Old Greyhound premises in the High Street. Open 7 days a week and providing the very best steaks from the finest butchers as well as tasty ribs, char-grilled chicken and burgers. All the food is served by friendly, knowledgeable and efficient staff & is of a very high quality and expertly cooked. Pretty Things Rosa Colonna runs the shop along with her friend Thacha Muldowney. She said “ I own the premises and use to rent it out but unfortunately it has been empty for a while so, Thacha and I decided to to give a shop a go. We opened at the start of Nov 2011 and sells exactly the sign outside say PRETTY THINGS. There’s a piece of furniture and smaller home furnishing, women’s accessories, flowers, photo frame and gift’s for occasions such as christenings,weddings and birthdays. Today the shop offers everything’s in clearance sale for the new stock coming.

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posite a park containing medieval fish ponds stands the imposing 18th century Manor House. There also the delightful cross shaped Market House on Market Hill and not far away is the English Heritage Rushton Triangular Lodge - a folly designed from alternating dark and light limestone and shaped to reflect the Holy trinity. Sir Thomas Tresham Both the Market House and the Triangular Lodge were buildings owned by the eccentric Sir Thomas Tresham, known as ‘Thomas the Builder’ due to his passion for unusual buildings that were often encoded with symbols of his persecuted Catholic faith. But for those that want the full Rothwell experience, no trip will be complete without taking in the famous market held every Monday, or a visit to the week-long ‘Rowell Fair’ celebrating the granting of King John’s charter. The fair is opened by the Proclamation on the first Monday after Trinity Sunday each year and will take place on 4th June this year. It’s the perfect occasion to sample the delightful food emporiums, local butchers and historic pubs of Rothwell and even take part in the annual tradition that marks the opening of the fair at 6am, where the bailiff of the Lord of the Manor rides through the town accompanied by a guard of halberdiers and pauses at every pub to read aloud the charter. The Band The Rowell Fair Society Band then plays the National Anthem and the landlords serve the bailiff and his guards drinks (including tradiJesus Hospital tional Rowell fair rum and milk), before keeping the pubs open to start the celebrations. Do you know of any hidden treasures in the area that you would like to Rothwell is a well preserved slice of local marshare with our readers? Please write or email us using the words ‘Hidden ket life and for those that take the time to samGems’ in the subject bar or on your envelope using these contact details: ple its gentle delights, they will not be EXTRA Newspapers Limited, Moulton Park Business Centre, Redhouse disappointed by its charm, character and reRoad, Moulton, Northants NN36AQ laxed pace of life. featureseditor@extranewspapers.co.uk Highly recommended and not one to miss. John Robertson/www.jr-photos.com

SITUATED on a ridge overlooking the Ise Valley (and in modern terms a surprisingly short hop from the A14), the historic market town of Rothwell is an unexpected hidden gem for those looking for a slice of bustling Northamptonshire character. Replete with sumptuous stone buildings, a weekly market that has been held since King John issued a royal charter in 1204 and a charming string of cafés and delis, Rothwell has forged a deserved reputation for being a welcoming haven for foodies and history buffs alike. Bronze Age The ridge on which present day Rothwell stands has seen successive generations come and go, and has been shaped by invaders over the last four thousand years. The area that is now Rothwell was once a Bronze Age burial site where the dead were buried alongside offerings of food vessels, before a settlement was built during the time of Roman Empire. The Danish invasion in the Dark Ages saw the foundation of the ‘place of the red well’, Rodewell, thought to be named after the ubiquitous freshwater springs coloured red through iron and minerals. Yet it was the royal charter of 1204 permitting a weekly market and annual fair that helped shape and grow the town into one of the three largest in Northamptonshire. Now twinned with the small French town of Droué, Rothwell has approximately 7,500 inhabitants and is dotted with intriguing relics from its rich heritage. If you come to Rothwell for a relaxing bite to eat and a wander around then be sure to explore the ancient Holy Trinity church; containing one of only two somewhat macabre bone crypts or ‘charnel houses’ in the country and boasting the record of being the longest parish church in Northamptonshire. Just to the west of the Parish church and op-

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“Summer is a comi WHEN it comes to marking the changing of the seasons, there are few celebrations as traditional and evocative as that of the ancient spring festival of May Day. Villages become awash with fetes, flowers and bunting and village greens welcome back the familiar activities of Morris dancing, crowning a May Queen and dancing around a Maypole, all in a highly visual celebration of the arrival of summer. This year it comes off the back of one of the wettest Aprils on record, with the UK battered by two weeks of almost constant rain and wind, but summer is around the corner and the future is bright if long range forecasts are to be believed. So what does May Day mean for you personally? Is it simply the start of summer and an excuse to wander around village fetes and enjoy the sunshine? Or does it retain any of the pagan, religious or political connotations that have been associated with it over the centuries? Festival of Flora It has been a feature on the English calendar for over two thousand years, with the earliest May Day celebrations appearing in Roman times with the pagan festival of Flora, the goddess of fruit and flowers. The ritual is also related to the Celtic feast of Beltane and May Day remains an optimistic part of English folklore that epitomises the hope of long, warm sunny nights ahead. In medieval times celebrations began with a procession led by the May Queen, sometimes accompanied by the May King who dressed in green and became a symbol for fertility and springtime. Maypoles were made from tall threes cut down and moved to the village green, and became communal symbols that brought communities together. May Day was often celebrated by villagers dancing around the Maypole whilst holding on to the ends of coloured ribbons that were tied to the top of the tree. It is a part of the May Day folklore that continues to endure and for traditionalists there swathes of less renowned May Day rites that also intrigue and captivate; including young women washing their face in the dawn dew to bring beauty, children gathering flowers and making May baskets to leave on the doorsteps of adults, or villagers crafting garlands with small dolls in the centre to collect money. Labour Day In modern times May Day has also been a celebration of the international labour and left wing political movements and commonly sees organised street demonstrations and marches throughout most of the world. It is a national holiday in more than 80 countries and the International Workers’ Day (or Labour Day) was born from the struggle for establishing the eight hour working day. But whatever the history and background of May Day, there remain diverse traditions that have evolved all across the country over the centuries, and with it May Day remains the perfect time to celebrate the arrival of warm weather together and a chance to welcome back the sun for the months ahead. MAY DAY TRIVIA Why do Pilots say Mayday? Q. Have you ever thought why, when a plane is going down or a boat is in distress, the pilot repeats Mayday on the wire? And what is the origin of the expression? A. It derives from the French verb ‘M’aidez’ (May Day) ‘to help or assist’ and is no longer commonly used in Military aviation. Did you know? May may have been named for Maia, the Roman goddess of fertility and growth. Or the month may have been named to honor the Mairoes, the Roman Senate. May birthstone: the emerald. May's flower: lily of the valley or hawthorn. May Day, originally a festival in honour of Flora, the Roman goddess of spring, May Day has traditionally been a time to gather flowers and welcome warm weather. In the late 1800s, May Day also became a day to honour workers May Day is Labour day in 140 countries. The United States., Canada, and Bermuda are the only countries that observe Labour Day in September. The Bahamas celebrates in June.

English Herita Maypole Dancing A celebration of Summer, flora and fauna and spring fertility rites. and originally Maypoles were just simple tree trunks erected in the centre of a village green set up for children to dance around it often with ribbons fixed to the top of the pole . Maypole Dancing as it is known today, was introduced by the writer John Ruskin in 1881 as a series of dances drawn from 14th century references to rural life and traditions.

Medieval Month of May Choose your Champion! Meet the red knight from the south and green knight from the west on their trusty chargers as they prepare for the Grand Medieval Bolsover Joust, taking place at the end of the month. Bolsover Castle Sat 5 - Mon 7 May 2012 May Day at Audley End Roll up, roll up and see May Day fun as it used to be! Enjoy our Victorian side shows, traditional gymkhana and brass band. Audley End

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NOW IS the time to spot the showy white blossoms of the Blackthorn bushes where later in the Summer you can harvest their yield of Sloe Berries. Blackthorn are one of the first bushes to flower in the hedgerows and you can hardly miss it. Be wary its not called Blackthorn for nothing and it does bristle with some fearsome thorns. The higher the ground the later the blossom, but mark it well so you can go back in September and gather the berries. Sloe Gin is a wonderful aromatic drink liqueur style and is well worth the little effort required to make it. Just follow the easy recipe. It keeps for years.

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Ingredients 450gms/1 lb of Sloe berries 225gms/8oz Caster sugar 1 litre/1.75 pint Gin Reparation method Prick the tough skin of the Sloes all over with a clean needle and put in a large sterilised jar. Pour in the sugar and the Gin, seal tightly and shake well. Store in a cool, dark cupboard and shake every other day for a week. Then shake once a week for at least two months. Strain the Sloe Gin through a muslin into a sterilised bottle. Keep for another month then enjoy! Store in a cupboard away from the light. Drink responsibly - Sloe Gin is lovely...but very stong!

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Dear Editor I was really disappointed when I opened the Guardian newspaper yesterday to see a rather grim picture of Corby’s town centre used to illustrate the problems being experienced by local businesses. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/ apr/23/doldrums-britain-jobs-blowcorby?INTCMP=SRCH) A picture is worth a thousand words and the image used does not represent the Corby that I know and admire. My link with Corby started out as purely professional – my company worked with Catalyst Corby and later NNDC ‘selling’ the benefits of Corby to investors and potential house buyers. However, from the very beginning, I felt a great affinity with Corby – it reminded me of my hometown in Australia where the people were hard working, down to earth and ambitious for their futures. My parents once bought a house on a new housing estate with the ‘promise’ of a train station. It came 20 years later. I was fortunate to watch many positive changes take place in Corby, including the re-instatement of the train station and line, the completion of the brilliant Olympic-size swimming pool, the Corby Cube commence construction and the rebuilding of the town centre. Many of these images could have been used to illustrate Corby’s reality. Of course buildings are just the physical improvements – other improvements and changes occur in many other ways on a daily basis. I would never suggest that the challenges facing Corby are not openly discussed and debated, but the use of outdated images to portray Corby as a ‘victim’ is unfair to everyone who lives and works in the area. Leanne Tritton Dear Editor, I would like to protest about the latest

rise in bus fares which is really unbelievable. I am an 18 year old student who needs to use public transport between Weldon and Kettering at least five times a week. This week the fare has risen by another 15p to £3.75 for just one way. The increase was totally unexpected and many passengers getting on the X4 Stagecoach service clearly felt the same way. Just months ago the bus company unveiled a fleet of new buses complete with ‘free’ WI Fi and hand stitched leather seats – as a passenger on a limited budget I really don’t care about such ‘luxuries’. I am planning to go to University in the autumn and all I want is to be able to get from A to B without spending so much of my hard earned money from my savings. It takes nearly an hour to make the eight mile journey from my home to Kettering and, while other parts of Corby may have a better service, we have to rely on just one an hour. So, the next time I read that we should all start using public transport spare a thought for those of us who have no choice. Emmeline Wallington, Weldon

Editor - We too are dismayed at the recent price rises. The policy seems not to encourage use but to discourage use...perhaps that’s the point? When they stop the service it will be because of lack of demand!...thank you Emmeline I’ll look into it further.

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

Editor - Another very flattering letter, I could get used to this! Dear Editor, How refreshing to see the focus on good news in the new Kettering Extra. We hear so much about the bad things that go on in our world - that's the nature of news, I suppose - but there are so many good things too and it's right that we should celebrate them. Congratulations on your launch, and long may Kettering Extra continue Name and address supplied

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the pointy end of the tenderloin. Tenderloin steaks can also be taken from the butt or back end of the tenderloin where a small seam of connective tissue may run through the steak, making it less desirable than the filet mignon. Chateaubriand comes from the center cut of the tenderloin. Dry-Heat Cooking The reasons the cuts of beef described above make the best steaks is that they are from muscles that don't get much exercise, and thus are very tender. This makes them excellent for dry-heat cooking methods such as grilling and broiling. Some cuts of meat are perfectly delicious when cooked using moist

heat, but would be extremely tough and chewy if cooked using dry heat. (Think pot roast, for a good example of this.) That's why, for the best steak, we like to stick with the cuts of beef mentioned above. Grilling Steaks A note on filet mignon is in order here. As we said, filet mignon is a steak from the beef tenderloin primal cut and a very tender cut of meat. Often you'll see filet mignon steaks prepared wrapped in bacon. There's a reason for this practice: filet mignon isn't that flavorful. It's true. The tenderloin, you see, is quite lean, and it's the fat that imparts much of the flavor to a piece of meat.

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The safety of vehicle tyres has been the focus of much media attention over the last few months. More tyre manufacturers’ commercials have appeared on television and Quentin Wilson, best known for his stint on BBC’s Top Gear, states that drivers are not sufficiently educated in tyre quality and maintenance, which is a significant factor in UK road death and injury.   One much debated aspect of tyre safety is the use of second hand, part-worn tyres where the depth of the tread is less than in new tyres, but in the current economic climate these tyres are becoming a more popular choice as people try to stretch tight budgets and make savings.   Critics argue that part worn tyres are not only dangerous, with unknown faults, but also represent false economy, whereas supporters argue that they are inexpensive and an effective method of fitting better tyres to a car. Despite some drivers suggesting that all tyres being used on the roads are effectively part worn, recent findings have shown that 50% of UK drivers who purchase these tyres do not know about the dangers associated with them. One aspect that is particularly disturbing about this growing trade is that the origin of these tyres is not known.  A recent trading standards investigation conducted by Birmingham City Council uncovered part worn tyres with embedded nails, tread well below the legal requirement, cords that were exposed and, in one particular case, a 17-year-old tyre. During the course of the investigation, a quarter of the 190 part worn tyres examined had structural defects.  A huge 90% were illegal because they lacked the correct legally-required identification marks for part worn tyres. However, clouding the debate is the suspicion that the major tyre manufacturers are exaggerating the potential danger of fitting part worn tyres because the purchase of them affects their profits. One thing is certain - while new tyres may stretch the budget a little further, drivers will always know their origin and history, and can be confident that they meet the required legal safety regulations.

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Land Rover Evoque is the World Design Car of the year The Range Rover Evoque has been crowned World Design Car of the Year 2012. The announcement was made at the 2012 New York International Auto Show and sees Evoque’s awards tally reach more than 100 global accolades. The award is testament to the Evoque’s groundbreaking and unique design and recognises the fact that the dynamic new Range Rover has created a new segment of the market to worldwide acclaim. Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director said: “We are honoured that the Range Rover Evoque has been named 2012 World Design Car of the Year. This prestigious accolade recognises the overwhelmingly positive response that we have received to the Evoque’s bold and dramatic design. It is a car that truly resonates on an emotional level.” The Evoque was shortlisted from an original 46 nominations and beat off stiff competition from the two other finalists – the Citroen DS5 and the Volkswagen Up!

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Anyone interested in buying your car will want to test drive it first - but make sure they provide you with insurance and licence details before you let them behind the wheel. If the enquirer is interested but reluctant to commit to an inspection, they may be working their way through a list of possible vehicles. You could offer to take their number and call them back if you have someone else interested in buying so they could still inspect or make an offer if they wanted.  Any sensible buyer is, of course, going to want to see the car. Consider the security of both yourself and the potential buyer. Don’t drive it alone to an unfamiliar place to meet a buyer: the practice is for the buyer to come to your home. Allow them to see the car in daylight and have time for a test drive. If the potential buyer is going to test drive the car - and he or she should - make sure you let them know in advance that you will need to see their driving licence and valid third party insurance. They will have this with any comprehensive policy for another vehicle. Check the licence properly and make a note of the driving licence number when you see it. There’s no need to be embarrassed. You would expect this if the roles were reversed and, as a law-abiding citizen, would not mind. If you allow someone to drive without having the proper documents, you are committing a crime and could end up in court if there were to be an accident. It also makes sense to make it clear that during any test drive, the driver will take responsibility for any offences, such as speeding. You should never allow a stranger to drive the car without you. This is inviting theft

utes around the block. Half an hour or more would be reasonable so that the car can be driven on different types of road. If asked for a suggested route, you might have worked out something in advance to cover these, and you can explain the reason for your choice. The aim of a test drive is for the buyer to get a feel for the car and check it’s what they want. The onus is on them to ensure it works properly and that they’re happy with it. They’ve no comeback if they buy a lemon.  And you should want them to feel it’s the car for them too, while being discretely circumspect about security. Courtesy, honesty and a helpful attitude are likely to make a buyer feel much better about a car and that nothing is being hidden Satellitethem, TV 5x2_Layout 1 30/04/2012 from and that’s likely14:37 to Page translate into an offer to buy.

and there’s no reason any genuine buyer should want to. Try the garage salesmen’s method: invite the buyer to take the driver’s seat while you get into the passenger seat. Belt up and explain the controls and only then hand over the keys. If you drive first, the favourite method of swapping over is to let the buyer walk from the passenger side to the driver’s side while you shimmy from one seat to the other. If you both have to get out and walk around, take the keys and follow the procedure above. Unlike many showroom sales reps, you should allow any seProject1_Layout 1 01/05/2012 rious potential buyer a proper 09:21 Page 1 test drive, rather than five min-

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Have a go if you think you’re tough enough Ultimate test focuses on teamwork > Boughton House TOUGH Mudder, the endurance phenomenon that has swept across America, arrives in Northamptonshire next weekend. The serene surroundings of Boughton House and Estate will play host to Tough Mudder’s 10-12 mile obstacle course, designed by Special Forces to test fitness, stamina, mental strength and camaraderie. Run by Will Dean and Guy Livingstone, Tough Mudder has already established itself in America, with between 5,000 and 20,000 Mudders taking part in each event. In the ultimate test of teamwork, participants are challenged mentally and physically as they navigate their way over 12-foot high Berlin Walls, across muddy trenches, through four-foot flames and into ice-cold water. The event is not about finishing times or winning a first past the post medal - simply completing a Tough Mudder is a badge of honour. A far cry from your average endur-

ance run, on average only 78 per cent of participants finish the event, and with a course designed to be all but impossible to complete individually, the vast majority of participants register as a team. Tough Mudder aims to ignite the spirit of camaraderie, with participants adhering to the principle that no man, or woman, should ever get left behind. ENDURANCE: Tough Mudder is unlike any other sports event in the challenges it sets The event, on May 12 and 13, will be a baptism of fire for competitors, who will have to negotiate pits of stinging nettles, waist-high swamps, claustrophobic tunnels, not to mention the 10,000 volts of electroshock therapy they will receive before they drag their weary limbs over the finishing line. A pint at the finish line is usually followed by a Tough Mudder post party where Mudders can swap stories of their experiences over some food, drink and live music. Those who think they are tough enough to meet the challenge can preregister now at http://toughmudder.co.uk/events/ south-eastmidlands/

Boro hold on to take Floodlit Cup Thrilling win for club > Rugby WELLINGBOROUGH RFC A Team beat a strong Kettering team in the recent Floodlit Cup Final - a tough game ending 9-6 to Boro. Boro were immediately put under pressure from a spirited Kettering side and the first 10 to 15 minutes saw Kettering camped in Boro’s half but their defence held out, especially in midfield. Kettering did make a break through over Boro’s try line only to be held up by Craig Danns. Boro took the lead after earning themselves a penalty just outside the 22. Jon Redman kicked and bounced it off the cross bar to put Boro into a 3-0 lead after 20 minutes. From the restart some indiscipline saw Boro give away six or seven penalties, which Kettering decided to run until one was given in front of the posts and was kicked over to bring the scores level. It was 6-3 with five minutes of

the first half to go after Redman successfully kicked again, and remained that way until half time. The second half started with Kettering attacking early on and Boro once again soaking up the onslaught and clearing their 22 with a big punt up field from Minney. This changed the game with Boro embedding themselves in Kettering’s half led by some storming runs from Fordham. But, the soaking conditions lead to handling eras and Boro could not come away with any points. Kettering gained more possession of the ball and were awarded a penalty to make it 6-6, followed by a chance to make it 9-6 but the penalty was short. By this time Pickett had found his Kicking boots and pinned Kettering back into the corner. After some sustained pressure in Kettering’s 22 the Blues gave away another penalty which Redman eased over to make it 9-6.

Season kicks off with key match at Irchester Women’s bowls set up for another busy season > Bowls HAVING amalgamated the men’s and women’s associations into Bowls Northamptonshire, the women’s section is about to embark upon a full programme of fixtures, both competitive and friendly matches, kicking off with the traditional President versus Immediate Past President match at Irchester BC on Monday, May 7. That match will be followed by four further matches in May – against Berkshire Ladies, Cambridgeshire Ladies, Worcestershire Ladies and, perhaps the most important match of the season, against the men of Bowls Northamptonshire. The ladies will also have a Johns Trophy bonding session in May prior to the selection of the team to do battle in the competition that bears that name, which will be against Hertfordshire at Hatfield BC on the June 2.

The women’s County Competitions, which lead to qualification for the National Championships at Royal Leamington Spa, will see some interesting early round contests for the champions of last year as follows: Singles: Champion Rachel Pedley, Irchester BC will be facing Margaret Watts, Desborough Town BC, who has in recent years seen much success in County and National competitions. Pairs: Last year’s winners Celia Morris and Hilary Sharpe, Kingsthorpe face Jan Bradley and partner, Daventry Town BC Triples: Last year’s winners, the trio of Michelle Harris, Kingsthorpe BC face fellow Kingsthorpe trio headed up by Di Brumwell. Fours: The National Runners-up from Desborough - Margaret Watts, Veronica Gribble, Rebecca Wigfield and Sharon Hall, will play fellow Desborough players led by Sue White in their first round. Under 25 Singles: The National Under 25 Singles run-

ner-up Rebecca Wigfield, Desborough, faces Megan Rolfe, Kingsthorpe in her first round. 2 Wood Singles: Champion of 2011 Jill Welch of Daventry Town BC has a tough game against Janet Ashby, Northampton West End. Under 25 Pairs: Last year’s winners, Chloe Wordingham (Higham Ferrers Town BC) and Jasmin Spear (Northampton West BC) have a first match against Nicola Franklin and Louise Haladij, Kislingbury Over 55 Singles: 2011 Champion Susan Fincham, Wellingborough BC will play Brenice Willmott, Irchester BC in her first round. Over 55 Pairs: Eileen West & Audrey Height, Rushden Town, winners last year, face Brenda Catling and partner of Irchester BC in the first round. Champion of Champions: Rebecca Wigfield, Desborough Town BC, last year’s winner will face Hilary Mears, Oundle BC in her first round.


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Cricket club is 100 not out Centenary celebrations planned for July > Wellingborough A HOST of events are planned by Wellingborough Town Cricket Club to celebrate its centenary this year. Over a weekend in July, the club will be inviting current members, youth and full squad, and former players and members to enjoy the celebrations. On Friday July 13 there will be a disco for all youth members to launch the weekend of events. The disco will start at 7.30pm and will be held in a marquee in the club grounds.

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Saturday will see a dinner and dance, also in a marquee in the grounds for members and past members to attend what promises to be a memorable evening. There will be a local live band playing throughout the evening, as well as a guest speaker. Tickets will be available soon, but will be limited to 100, so book early to avoid disappointment. On the Sunday, July 15, from noon to 9pm there will be the final event of the centenary celebrations - starting with an all-day cricket

match between the President’s XI and the Wellingborough 1st team. Lunch and tea and a barbecue will also be served to invited guests. Mal Loye the ex Northamptonshire, Lancashire and England player has kindly agreed to captain the Presidents XL, which hopefully will also include other noted cricketers. It is hoped as many members, past members, friends and families as possible will attend what will be a momentous day of cricket at the club celebrating 100 years of Wellingborough Town Cricket Club.

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A 24-hour walk spoiled Golfathon for Help for Heroes > Cottingham IT can sometimes seem like a game of golf takes all day - particularly if things aren’t going well - but an event t be held in Northamptonshire next month will take that to a whole new level. The 24-hour Endurance Golfathon on Saturday June 23 will raise funds for Help for Heroes, Combat Stress, BLESMA and The Undentable Trust. Help for Heroes raises money for wounded servicemen and women returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, while Combat Stress provides a dedicated service  for veterans whose  mental health condition is often complex and long term.  BLESMA, the

British Limbless Ex Service Men’s Association, is the national charity for limbless serving and ex service men and women and their dependants and widows, while The Undentable Trust deals specifically with members of the British forces and their families that have been affected by the military operations in Afghanistan and other conflict zones throughout the world now, past and into the future. The event is taking place at Blackthorn Wood Golf Complex, Cottingham, and the organisers are hoping to encourage as many golfers as possible to take part. Anyone interested should contact Niall Hope, 24hr Golfathon or visit www.24hrgolfathon.com

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FOR the 2012 - 2013 rugby season Wellingborough Old Grammarians will have an Under 15s squad. The team has a full season of fixtures and welcomes anyone with or without rugby experience to come and have a go. The teams train twice a week, on Sundays 10am to 12 noon (unless there is a game), and on Thursday evening 7pm to 8.30pm. Summer fitness training starts in June, so anyone who will be in school year 10 from September and wants to try rugby or join Wellingborough OG’s U15s should get in touch. Contact the club on 01933 224123.

FOURTEEN runners from Wellingborough and District Athletics Club took part in this year’s London marathon, with Jon Kemp posting PEACE AND QUIET: Sailing at Cransley provides relaxation and excitement for all the family the fastest time, 3:04:36. The other results were: Neil McDonald (3:25:24); David Kelly (3:25:49); Peter Williams (3:38:43); Natasha Wain (3:45:13); Martin Newton (3:47:06); Elaine Dawes (4:01:49); Colin Har- New talent sought for 2016 Olympics ris (4:04:32); Les Rolfe (4:05:41); KarAustin commented: “There’s an Open en Mehew (4:12:48); Stuart Mellows > Cransley Day on Sunday May 6 where anyone > Darts (4:14:22); Ben Mullaney (4:59:01); Nicola Beaumont (5:51:18); Andrew ManIN 2012, the UK sailing Olympic interested can find out whether they ning (5:51:18) team are hoping to repeat their past might be a next potential gold med- Wellingborough Darts League Results April 16 successes - and it’s bound to lead to a allist. Or perhaps just enjoy the most Section A lot of people becoming interested in relaxing but exciting sport, that all the Star Bar ‘A’  4 - 11  Ranelagh  family can take part in. taking sailing up as a hobby. Irchester Sports  11 - 4  Crispin ‘B’  “If you like it perhaps we can interClubs at grass roots level, like CransQueens Head ‘A’  9 - 6  Doddington Club ‘B’  ley Sailing Club are playing their part est you in learning to sail later in the Fiddlers ‘A’  8 - 7  Good Shot ‘A’  in keeping the new talent coming into year - you never know, in a few years Section B the sport, and the club is holding an you might even want to join our new Horseshoe  6 - 9 Star Bar ‘B’  open day on Sunday, May 6 to give instructors.” Red Lion  6 - 9  Fox & Hounds For more details of training/inforvisitors the chance to find out more Good Shot ‘B’  6 - 9  Fiddlers ‘B’ mation relating to the club please see about the sport. Doddington Club ‘A’  6 - 9  Queens Head ‘B’ Principal Training Instructor Nigel the website www.cransley.org.uk Gladstone  12 - 3  Gleneagles Social

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