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GUINEA PIG MATTHEW Parents urged to join Matthew’s lead

HELPING RESEARCH: KGH nurse Sonia White with Matthew and his mum Tracy, from Wellingborough. A 13-YEAR-OLD Wellingborough boy and his mum are taking part in clinical trials to assist in a national campaign promoting health research. And they are hoping their example will encourage others to join them. Matthew Letts, a patient at Kettering General Hospital (KGH) has a kidney disorder called nephrotic syndrome, which can cause a build-up of fluid in his body. At KGH,

a campaign is being driven by the hospital’s first-ever paediatric research nurse, Sonia White. Matthew, and his mum Tracy Englefield, are taking part in a clinical trial which involves extended treatment in the hope that it will reduce the number and duration of the occasions when his body has relapses. Tracy said: “About a year ago, Matthew started to de-

velop swelling in his legs and around his eyes. We visited our GP and found out it was nephrotic syndrome. “When we found out about the chance to help with the research we were happy to help so that better treatments for the disorder can be found in the future.” Matthew added: “I think it’s good to do what you can to help with research. Since I was diagnosed I have been on the internet re-

searching my illness, chatting with lots of people in America and Europe with the condition. It makes you feel better to know that you are not alone and that things are being done to improve treatments.” Matthew is a patient of consultant paediatrician Dr Harsha Bilolikar, who said: “Matthew is involved in a two-year research project to see if a more intensive treatment and monitoring regime can reduce the frequency and duration of any relapses he might have with the illness. “As a result, his mother will do daily monitoring tests which will help us discover how effective this style of treatment is and if it should be recommended to others. Close monitoring and prompt treatment should also benefit Matthew’s health and well-being.” Nurse Sonia White added: “Clinical research is a vital part of the work of the NHS. It provides evidence about what works so that treatments for patients can be improved.”

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FOR THE LOVE OF CHELSEA Birthday tribute from cancer victim’s sister A TEENAGER from Irthlingborough is shaving her head in memory of her little sister Chelsea, who lost a battle with cancer aged three. Thirteen-year-old Shannon Knighton is hoping to raise more than £1,000 for the Chelsea’s Angel’s charity – set up to increase awareness of childhood cancer, as a tribute to little Chelsea. The headshave takes place on Monday, September 9, which would have been Chelsea’s eighth birthday. It takes place at Through The Looking Glass Hair Salon in High Street, Irthlingborough, at 4.30pm. A family spokesman said: “This is a brave act from a young lady who has seen first-hand what cancer does to people, especially little children.” Chelsea lost her brave battle with rare childhood cancer neuroblastoma in August 2009. The family set up the charity to help children diagnosed with the condition and other rare cancers. Supporters are being encouraged to give £2, by texting ‘SHAZ13 £2’ (or change the amount to whatever you wish to donate) to 70070.

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Burglary in Rothwell POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a burglary on Wednesday August 28, between 5pm and 6pm, in Meadow Road. The offender climbed through a window and searched one of the bedrooms, stealing six ladies rings and two necklaces. Anyone with information should call Northamptonshire Police on: 101 or give information anonymously to Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111.

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Dragon boat race is a roaring success WHAT do the Glendon District Explorer Scouts do really well? Row a dragon boat, of course! So well that they won the 2013 Nene Valley Dragon Boat Race, staged at Wicksteed Park on Sunday, September 1, attracting a crowd of thousands to witness the sunshineblessed spectacle. Coming a very close second – there was just one-tenth of a second in it! – was the new team from Apartments4You. Third place was taken by the Lakeland Loonies and the prize for the best dressed team went to R U Being Served, who wore fantastic handmade dragon costumes. Thirty-nine boats took to the water, Chinese-style, with rowers rhythmically rowing (and splashing!) and drummers drumming ever faster. This year’s event attracted around 450 competitors, raising funds for Kettering’s Cransley Hospice, the Lakelands Hospice in Corby and various other charities supported by the organisers of this biggest-ever, annual event – the Rotary Clubs of Rushden, Rushden Chichele, Corby Phoenix, Kettering and Kettering Huxloe. The sponsorship money raised will take a few weeks to be collected and counted, but organisers hope they have beaten last year’s £17,500 fund. Well done, everyone!

Drugs offences: arrest A 28-YEAR-OLD man from Corby has been arrested and bailed in connection with drugs offences and possession of an offensive weapon. The arrest was made at 8.15pm on Friday August 23 after police in Corby stopped a car in Hooke Close and used stop-search powers to search the car and its driver under the Misuse of Drugs Act. A substantial amount of cash was recovered, together with suspected Class A and Class B drugs and a police-style baton.

Booters, bag a bargain WEST Glebe Park, Corby, is looking for some keen buyers and sellers to make a success of another car boot sale on Sunday, September 8. The event runs from 9am-12noon. To set up a pitch, the charges are £5 for cars, £7 for vans and £15 for traders. Those setting up should be on site around 8am, ready for a 9am start. Indoor pitches available from 9-10.30am. Corby Borough Council’s lead member for Community, Cllr John McGhee, said: “Car boot sales are a great way to bag yourself some bargains or sell on those items you no longer need. This is a great day out for all the family so book your pitch now or come for a look around.” To book a pitch call West Glebe Pavilion on: 01536 204217.

Bringing harvest home GRETTON’S St James Church is throwing open its doors for a Harvest Festival Service on Sunday September 22 at 10.30am. Also, the official opening of the new Servery will take place. It will be dedicated to the memory of Joyce Orland, a former Gretton postmistress, who regularly worshiped at St James. Her generous legacy has made made it possible for the new Servery to be installed at this beautiful church. Church-goers are encouraged to continue the tradition of taking harvest produce to the church for the festival, to be received during the service and later distributed to elderly residents in the village.

MESSING ABOUT ON THE RIVER: The photographs show how much the teams enjoyed the event, which was great fun for a great cause. Above, the winners were GDES – Glendon District Explorer Scouts – photo courtesy of Di Patrick at Cransley Hospice. Below, the dragon boat team from Cransley Hospice, which was one of the charities being supported by the fundraising event. This newspaper is published by Extra Newspapers, Extra Local Media Ltd, Chesham House, 53 Lower Street, Kettering, NN16 8BH Telephone: 0844 88 77 770

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A&E targets prompt hospital chief to quit FAILING to achieve targets for A&E treatment has led to the resignation of Kettering General Hospital Foundation Trust’s chief executive, Lorene Read. The hospital’s chairman, Steve Hone, said: “Lorene has served the trust as chief executive for two years and in that time has shown exceptional personal commitment to the role. “However, the trust has been unable to sustainably achieve the national four hour A&E transit time target and continues to experience continued pressure

regarding its financial position. Lorene believes, as accountable officer, that she should accept ultimate responsibility for that performance. “She has guided the trust through an exceptionally difficult period both within the Trust and in the wider health economy and I would like to offer the formal thanks of the board for all her work on our behalf. We wish her every success for the future.” Clare Culpin, director of nursing and quality and deputy chief executive, will be acting chief executive and the trust

will be seeking to make a substantive appointment at the earliest opportunity. The national Department of Health Accident and Emergency transit time target is to admit to a hospital bed, or discharge, 95 per cent of A&E patients within four hours of arrival in the department. It is not the amount of time a patient waits to see a doctor. For the three months April to June 2013 the trust delivered an A&E transit time of 85.2 per cent. From July 2013 to last month, that rose to 93 per cent. In spring, the hospital was told to im-

prove quality and safety to comply with national standards. The Care Quality Commission inspected the hospital and found incomplete audits, action plans not followed through and an A&E facility ‘not fit for purpose’. However, the inspection also recorded friendly and attentive staff, general cleanliness (apart from A&E) and a good standard of infection control procedures. RESIGNATION: Lorene Lorene Read joined Kettering General Read, who has stepped Hospital as chief executive on Septem- down from the hospital ber 1, 2011, after previously being chief trust’s chief executive executive of Weston Area Health Trust. role after two years.

KGH brings ward skills to student nurses JUST four hospitals in the East Midlands are launching a Pre-Nursing Experience Pilot this month – and Kettering’s is among them. Other pilots are being planned in five other regions of England. The new scheme is part of the Government’s response to the Francis Inquiry into Mid Staffs Hospital which called for an increased focus on the basics of nursing care and on compassion, appropriate values, attitudes and behaviours. It is run by Health Education England and KGH’s role will be to give aspirant nurses a chance to do paid work for up to a year as a Healthcare Assistant before they apply to take up an NHS-funded degree course. Kettering General Hospital is one of the first hospitals in Britain to launch a new way of improving nurse education, by giving students real-life experience on the wards.

The pilot hospitals – which in the East Midlands are at KGH, Northampton General Hospital, Chesterfield Royal Hospital and Derby Hospitals – will explore the best ways of organising the work experience so that people can be sure a nursing career in the NHS, with its particular expected values and behaviour, is for them. The pilot is being developed alongside the Universities of Northampton and Derby. Jacqueline Davis is head of nursing for practice development at KGH and has been part of the regional steering group developing the pilot. She said: “This is an excellent new scheme that will give people the opportunity to find out if a career in nursing in the NHS is really a good fit for them. They will have a chance to do front line work on the wards, under supervision, while gaining experience of the values and working standards expected of them when they finally qualify and work for the NHS. “They will work alongside experienced qualified nurses and learn a lot of practical skills such


as supporting patients in their care needs, such as washing and dressing, eating and drinking. “The pilot is for individuals who already have a university nursing place for 2014 or have all the requirements for it but lack experience in a caring environment. “The pilot enables those individuals to get experience and it gives them a very realistic view of what nursing in the NHS is all about.” It is hoped the new pilot will reduce the number of nurses who drop out of university courses in the first year. Six people are joining KGH this month after going through a screening process. Nationally, the pilot healthcare assistants will work in a range of care settings, expected to include hospitals, GP practices, health centres and mental health units. Healthcare Education England (HEE) director of nursing, Dr Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, said: “We were pleased with the level of interest we received from partners wanting to be involved in the pilots.

“The areas will be looking to recruit people who aspire to be a nurse, but have no or little experience of caring. “It is important for aspirant nurses to get a feel of what is required of nursing and to provide compassionate care for individuals who may be at their most vulnerable. “This is in addition to giving us a chance to test whether they have the right caring attributes and values to work in the NHS.”

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Firefighters get ready to clean up! WHEN it comes to water, local firefighters know what they’re doing! And they will be splashing it around on Saturday, September 7, during a charity car-wash event. Fifteen firefighters at the Burton Latimer station are taking part in a nationwide, week-long bid to boost the coffers of The Fire Fighters Charity, set up to support fire station staff and their families in time of need. On Saturday, the car park in Churchill Way, Burton Latimer, will see the crew cleaning cars from 9am to 2pm, in return for donations to the charity. Firefighters will also be on hand to offer road safety and home safety advice Watch manager, Chris Stephenson, said: “This charity is a very worthy cause – we all know someone who has received some assistance from the charity, helping them get ON FIRE WASH: The Burton Latimer firefighters, together with back to work after being injured and Watch Manager Chris Stephenson (back row second from the even assisting colleagues who are unable to work, and their families.” left), prepare to shine!

Sun smiles on seaside centre A FOUR-WEEK long event in the centre of Kettering has seen hundreds of youngsters enjoy games, a big screen showing children’s favourites, a sandpit, splash fountains and even a live pantomime. The Kettering by the Sea event also included outdoor table tennis tables, the return of the Urban Beach Volleyball Tournament, attracting teams of all ages, and a catwalk fashion show, which saw 17 local businesses modelling their styles.

The event last month culminated with the first ever Kettering festival, which showcased live music and dance and was the start of the Kettering Culture Walk. Thanks to great weather and support from local businesses and partners, this year’s event saw record numbers of people attending. Valerie Hitchman, borough council head of community services said: “We are delighted that the sun has shone and families have had a great time enjoying Kettering by the Sea.”

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Scrubbing out the ‘tags’ SOME graffiti can be viewed as genuine urban art, brightening up dreary areas and adding a splash of community artistry. But other painted ‘tags’ are just antisocial behaviour by people much less talented – and police are aiming to put a lid on this unsightly vandalism. The local force has launched Operation Illustration, looking to scrub away graffiti-based anti-social behaviour in Northamptonshire, by building a picture of the problem areas. Main roads and railway lines are a particular magnet for graffiti writers who ‘tag’ their presence on buildings and walls. But a good example of wall art being used positively is in Pytchley Court, Corby, where children joined police and the council to brighten up their street. The area had experienced problems with anti-social behaviour, so PCSO Tracy Maltby, of Corby Safer Community Team, organised a clean-up. Corby Borough Council and other local businesses donated paint and young people from Lodge Park school and the Connaughty Centre joined police in brushing up their surroundings. Tracy said: “The youngsters helped me and PCSO Helen Murray to clean up the area and this included giving a makeover to a container which had been subject to graffiti. “The Micro Webb factory had a negative perception of young people because of anti-social behaviour issues but their staff are extremely pleased with the end result. “The youngsters had a pride in their work and worked terrifically hard and we have had a lot of positive comments from members of the community saying how much better the area looks.” PCSO Phil Wane, who works in Wellingborough and leads Operation Illustration, is full of praise for the Corby initiative. He said: “It is heartening to see the police, the local council and local businesses joining forces to make life better for a community. “Young people are keen to express themselves – if they have an artistic tal-

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ent, here is a wonderful example of how they can do so positively.” Phil added: “We want to encourage working between young people, local businesses, police and councils. Using unused spaces like this is a good way to brighten an area up and lower the perception of anti-social behaviour. “It is also a good way to get young people involved in projects they will enjoy and develop skills they may or may not have been aware of. It shows they want to clean up and brighten up the areas they live in.” Police say the graffiti problem areas they have identified so far include the A43 – which has tags in dangerous locations such as bridges and disused service stations (30 tag names) and the A45 – tags in dangerous locations such as bridges and underpasses (98 tag names). BEFORE: Above, the container prior to artworks by talented locals. In Wellingborough there is general tagging, but some good restorative work with local young people has taken place and a proposal for two legal graffiti walls is under discussion (117 tag names). Figures for East Northamptonshire, Corby and Kettering are still being assessed. PCSO Phil Wane is currently collecting graffiti statistics from across the county and hopes the information will allow the local police and councils to deal with graffiti issues in their areas more effectively. He added: “Mindless graffiti lowers the tone of an area and there is also a clear link to wider anti-social behaviour, as where you get graffiti you often get criminal damage, littering and street drinking. “Our aim is to prosecute our main graffiti writers by encouraging members of the public to report offenders on our website or on Twitter @Op_Illustration #NameThatTag. “We want to tidy up problem areas and are educating children with schools presentations about the unacceptable face DURING: The painting is already brightening up the area. of graffiti. “While graffiti scrawls look horrible, we recognise that some wall art can look impressive and we also want to encourage those people who have artistic talent to use their skills appropriately.”

AFTER: Ta-dah! The container is now pretty as a picture in Pytchley, thanks to the youngsters’ and officers’ efforts.

PAINTING POSITIVE: Youngsters in Corby help to brighten up Pytchley Court.

Indecency: appeal for witnesses POLICE are investigating an incident in Finedon Road, Burton Latimer, at about 7.15pm on Monday August 19. A woman was walking along Finedon Road, close to the junction with Whitney Road, when someone in a small silver car sounded the horn to get her attention. When she looked in the car the passenger was naked and raised himself out of the

Robbery at crematorium

A 64-YEAR-OLD woman was robbed by two men in the grounds of Kettering Crematorium in Rothwell Road last month. Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened seat to expose himself to her. Both the offender and driver are de- at around 1.45pm on Tuesday August 20. The woman was in the lawn burial area of the scribed as white, in their early 20s with short brown hair. The offender had co- crematorium when she was approached by the two men. One, who was carrying a knife, shouted ‘give loured tattoos on his right upper arm. If you have information, call local po- me your car keys’ then grabbed her wrist and pushed lice on: 101 or give information anony- her to the ground. He took her car keys and both men drove off in her mously to Crimestoppers on: 0800 555 silver Ford Fiesta car. 111.

The offenders were both white men. One was around 5ft 8ins, in his late 20s to early 30s and of medium build. He was clean shaven, with short dark hair and had an Irish accent. He was wearing a dark jacket, white shirt and dark trousers. The second man was a similar height, in his early 20s, of medium build and clean shaven. He was wearing a light-coloured top and grey trousers. Witnesses should call Northamptonshire Police on: 101. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on: 0800 555 111.

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Two in court Work continues on link road after man dies WORK is ongoing on the A43 Corby Link Road and, when complete, the route will help improve the county’s in Silver Street, Northamp- strategic infrastructure. Soon, as part of the £34 million ton, in the early hours of Sunday August 18, with Northamptonshire County Council head injuries. He later died project, work will need to take place at the Stanion end of the four-mile long in hospital. The two Kettering men dual carriageway. As part of the project, sections of were remanded into custody on August 23 and were due the A43 around Stanion will need to to appear in Northampton be closed between Monday, SeptemCrown Court on Friday Sep- ber 9, and Thursday September 19 in order to re-align the existing Stanion tember 6. roundabout. Cllr Andre Gonzalez De Savage, county council cabinet member for strategic infrastructure, economic growth and public protection, said: “Works have progressed well along the route of the new road, and works on the Stanion roundabout are now ready to be done. “The next part of the work is quite difficult in terms of traffic management which will allow the Stanion roundabout to be modified and kerb lines re-aligned, while maintaining access to Little Stanion and the Eurohub. This is an essential piece of work on a very busy road, so there are bound to be

TWO Kettering-based men have appeared before Corby Magistrates charged with manslaughter. They are Marek Krukowski, aged 30 and 29-year-old Dominik Maryszak. These pictures have been released of Kamil Gumowski, by his family. Kamil, aged 22, was found

times when congestion is unavoidable, especially in the peak periods, but I would urge all road users to be patient.” The work will be in two phases: Phase 1 will be the closure of the A43 between the junction of the A43/A6086 (adjacent to the Holiday Inn) and the Stanion roundabout (A43/A6116 junction). There will be three-way traffic lights in operation on the Stanion roundabout, to permit continued use of Longcroft Road, A43 south of the Stanion roundabout and the A6116 Brigstock Road). Diversion routes will signpost: • Access to and from the Eurohub and Little Stanion will be maintained via the A6116 (Brigstock Road) and the A43 south of the Stanion roundabout, via Geddington. • Access to businesses on the A43 between Weldon and Stanion will be maintained. • Traffic travelling towards the A14 from Corby or the A43 southbound from Weldon/Stamford, should use the A427 westbound towards Cottingham, the A6003 South towards Kettering, and the A43 Kettering Bypass out to the A14 junction 7. • Traffic wishing to access the Eurohub/

Little Stanion from Corby or A43 southbound, should also use the A427 westbound to Cottingham, the A6003 south towards Kettering and use the A43 via Geddington. Phase 2 will be the closure of the A43 to the south of the Stanion roundabout (A43/A6116 junction). Three-way traffic lights will operate on the Stanion roundabout, to permit continued use of Longcroft Road, A43 north of the Stanion roundabout, and the A6116 Brigstock Road. Diversion routes will signpost: • Access to and from the Eurohub and Little Stanion will be maintained via the A6116 (Brigstock Road) and the A43 north of the Stanion roundabout. • Access to businesses on the A43 between Weekly and Stanion will be maintained. • Traffic towards Corby or the A43 out to Weldon/Stamford should use the A43 Kettering Bypass, the A6003 northbound, and the A427 eastbound to the A43. • Traffic wishing to access the Eurohub/Little Stanion from A14 should exit at junction 12, onto the A6116 to Stanion roundabout.

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POLICE are appealing for the people in these photographs to come forward, as the digital cameras the pictures are on – believed to have been stolen – have been recovered. Northamptonshire Police hope to reunite the camera owners with their property. The photos are taken at a pig farm and include pictures of a man and woman with the pigs. A third photo pictures a woman holding two DVDs. The cameras were recovered on Tuesday August 6 when police searched a property in Hampden Crescent, Kettering. Police believe the cameras seized were stolen from burglaries in the Kettering area and are asking victims of burglaries to make contact if they believe the items belong to them. PC Katy O’Connor said: “We are hoping that by releasing these photos someone will recognise the people pictured and we will be able to reunite

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It’s show time! ALDWINCLE Horticultural Society’s Autumn Show will be held in the village hall on Saturday September 21, open to the public at 3pm. The show is open to all with classes for vegetables, flowers, fruit, home bakery and preserves, handicrafts and children’s classes. Entries are accepted up to Wednesday September 18. For further details, contact John Lawrence on: 01832 720310.



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THE last concert of the season takes place at St Mary’s Church, Wellingborough, on Saturday, September 7. Admission is free but there will be a retiring collection. Organiser John Burden said: “It is always supported well, in spite of the unusual time (11.30am to about 12.30pm). There are some popular pieces along with maybe some new pieces.” Organists will be Christopher Colby, Mark Raban and Ben Sinclair. Parking is available in the church grounds.

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New book celebrates county’s architectural gems A NEW book, exploring the oounty’s most important buildings, historically and architecturally, is being launched this month. Yale is publishing the guide to the architecture of Northamptonshire as part of the prestigious Pevsner ‘Buildings of England’ set of books. The book series was founded by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner – probably the most well-known and authoritative architectural historian – in 1945. The revision of the series is an ongoing project, with the original texts be-

IN-SPIRE: Kettering’s St Peter and St Paul church spire.

ing updated, amended and expanded with new information on older buildings and recent architecture. The Northamptonshire volume is published on Tuesday, September 10, and is the first full revision of Pevsner’s original pithy descriptions since 1961. Fifty years of change are reflected in the new gazetteer and, in the tradition established by Pevsner, the book describes not only the best known historic buildings, such as the major country houses at Althorp, Boughton, Castle Ashby and Deene for which Northamptonshire is nationally famous, but also the numerous buildings most familiar to residents in every town and village – rectories, schools, banks, pubs, shoe factories, stations . . . to name a few. It also includes the best buildings of every century, right up to the present day, such as the Cube at Corby. Towns such as Kettering and Wellingborough, Northampton and Oundle, are treated to the famous ‘perambulations’; detailed tours of towns, which can be followed on the ground, setting the streets and buildings in historical context. Priced at £35 by Yale University Press, the book – The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire by Bruce Bailey (a Northamptonshire man who also serves as archivist at Drayton House and for the Althorp estate), Nikolaus Pevsner and Bridget Cherry – explores castles and mansions in detail, views contemporary architecture with a critical but appreciative eye and surveys major

ECCENTRICITY: The Triangular Lodge at Rushton, near Kettering – built between 1593 and 1597 – as ‘eccentric and ingenious’. themes in a historical introduction, including chapters from specialist contributors. The guide to Northamptonshire was partially revised by Bridget Cherry in 1973, following the removal of entries for the Soke of Peterborough to a separate volume with Huntingdonshire. This new book has taken roughly three years to produce and pulls together innumerable strands of information from a huge variety of sources. Also included are plentiful maps and plans, some 100 new colour photographs, full indexes and an illustrated glossary, forming an invaluable guide.

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Is the Force with you? Biker airlifted after crash YOUNG people thinking about their future careers might be interested in a new scheme launching in Kettering this month. They will be able to get a taste of policing when the Northamptonshire Police cadet scheme gets underway in the town. The scheme, which has been successfully running in Northampton for two years, begins in Kettering in January 2014 and an open evening is being held for teenagers in and around Kettering to find out more. The open evening will be held on Tuesday September 17 at Kettering Borough Council’s offices in Bowling Green Road, from 7pm to 9pm. Applications for the new scheme will be accepted from Monday September 23 and remain open for four weeks. Thirty places will be available and applicants must be aged 16 when the scheme starts on January 6 next year. Police cadets meet one evening a week to learn about the police service and develop practical skills. The new Kettering cadets will also work with local police and become part of Kettering’s safer community team, helping out at events and offering crime prevention advice. The Kettering cadets are asked to commit their time every Wednesday evening, 6pm-9pm during the school term, and volunteer to support their safer community team. Lizzi Betts, cadets and volunteers team leader, said: “This is an exciting time for the cadets’ scheme and we hope as many young people as possible are able to come along to the open evening in Kettering to find out more.” She added: “The cadet scheme is an excellent way for young people to gain experience of policing, develop personal skills, build their confidence, make new friends, understand social responsibility and make a difference in the community.” Police and Crime Commissioner Adam Simmonds said: “I’m excited the police cadet scheme is set to expand to Kettering. Plans are also underway for the scheme to expand even further next year into Wellingborough and Daventry. I have spent time with many of the current intake of cadets and have been really impressed with how enthusiastic they are and their contribution to making Northamptonshire the safest place in the country.” For information, visit:

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A 26-YEAR-OLD motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital after being seriously injured in a collision on the A6 near Desborough on bank holiday Sunday, August 25. The man was riding a distinctive orange Yamaha motorcycle heading towards Desborough from Market Harborough on the A6, at around 6.25pm, when the collision took place. As the motorcycle approached the junction with High Street, the rider lost control of the bike, leaving the main carriageway before col-

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Prepare to dance! AN invitation to dance the night away has been issued by organisers of a event at Weldon Village Hall on Saturday September 14. Numbers taking to the dance floor are increasing as word spreads of these popular dance events, with ballroom, sequence, Latin and jive styles to enjoy. A warm welcome is on offer to all regulars or first-time visitors. Doors open between 8pm and 11pm. Entrance is £5 on the night, including raffle tickets. Take your own drinks and nibbles. For more details, call Joan on: 01536 403768 or email:


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A RECENT report by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, ‘Impact of University Degrees on the Lifecycle of Earnings' has identified the additional lifetime income that a graduate can expect as an additional £168,000 for men and £252,000 for women. Indications for 2013 university applications highlight that an increasing number of young people have been put off by the anticipated student debt estimated to be at round £27,000 (3 years of tuition fees at £9000). Together with the cost of accommodation and materials the cost can almost double to approximately £50,000 over the time it takes to complete the degree. Consequently, many students are staying at home and studying locally to save costs. The University Centre at Tresham, in Kettering, Corby and Wellingborough has recognised this and is offering students annual bursaries of £800 towards their HND programmes reducing the cost to £4950 per year. These bursaries help with

the costs for HNDs in Business, Engineering and Photography. HND (Higher National Diplomas) offer students the opportunity to progress to a third year top-up University degree once they have successfully completed the two year programme. This route can save over £10,000 and students are still entitled to a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan (if living away from home). The University Centre has launched a large number of additional part time HND

programmes which can also attract tuition fee loans. University Centre, Tresham is a partner college of The University of Northampton and University of Bedfordshire and is committed to widening participation which helps to encourage students in Northamptonshire who have missed their grades or are worried about the impact of student fees to participate in higher education. Please contact the University Centre admissions at Tresham on 0845 658 89 90.

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A NEW volunteer scheme at Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows is now a walking success. Earlier this year, the Wildlife Trust launched a new Walking Wardens volunteer scheme at Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows to encourage local people to help look after their local nature reserve. A few months on and it is going from strength to strength with a fantastic 30 pairs of eyes and ears helping to protect a little bit of nature right on their doorstep. Whether reporting issues such as rubbish and unauthorised vehicles, or points of interest such as wildlife sightings, regular users can be hugely useful passing on information about what’s happening on site at all hours. Because of the scheme, it has become even more apparent just how passionate local people feel about this special place at the heart of the Nene Valley, a hugely valuable wetland for birds and other wildlife. Walking Warden Amanda Wood became involved after becoming aware of “the hard work [of the Trust] that has

changed an area of overgrown, slightly scary, misused land, into a wonderful nature reserve”. She said: “Seeing the wildlife come in and thrive, the plants blooming with the insects flitting to and fro, I wanted to be able to help with the work needed to keep this going, keeping it clear of rubbish and protecting it – and you do get to feel very protective towards it. “Where once was rusted waste and decay now sits a jewel!” Becoming a Walking Warden has other benefits, too. Volunteer Sue Eagle found that getting involved in the scheme has been “a great opportunity for meeting like-minded friends”. Exploring the lakes and meadows is also a great way of getting fit: “I started walking the lakes back in February this year for fitness reasons,” says volunteer Jeff Carter. “It then became an enjoyable habit and I’m now going at least twice a day. My two chocolate labs are loving it!” To become a Walking Warden, call the Wildlife Trust on: 01604 405285.

SIGHTING WILDLIFE: Volunteers have been coming forward as ‘Walking Wardens’ to help monitor the nature reserve at Irthlingborough.

Strauss tour comes to county A MAJOR tour of the UK will be taking in Northamptonshire in the New Year, when the world-class Johann Strauss Gala brings the ultimate Viennese party to the region, as pictured here. The top-level troupe of musicians, dancers and singers is embarking on an extensive tour for 2014 and will be appearing at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate theatre on Sunday January 19, 2014 at 3pm – en route from London’s Royal Festival Hall and Belfast’s Waterfront theatre. Hosting the performance is the irrepressible showman, Rainer Hersch, who, with his inimitable wit and panache, whisks the audience back to 19th century Vienna on a light-hearted journey through a programme of the finest waltzes and polkas from the Strauss musical dynasty and other timeless dance music. Rainer will be conducting the Johann Strauss Orchestra’s per-


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Bowlers discover graffiti gang POLICE are appealing for witnesses following an incident that took place in Rushden just after the bank holiday as local people were enjoying a game of bowls. Between 3.15pm and 3.30pm on Tuesday August 27, bowlers at the Rushden Independent Wesleyan Church Hall in Queen Street, heard noises at the back of the hall and discovered five boys behind the fire doors.

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‘45 left for dead in land battle’ CHARTING AN UPRISING: In this issue, history-lover Corbybased Tom Bingham – better known for his hand-made guitars – explores the village of Newton, scene of a pitched battle in 1607. Send in your local history stories and news articles to feature in Extra Local, email: HAVE you ever felt hemmed in by privately-owned land? Have you ever asked yourself, why is it every time you step off the highway you are trespassing? Well, here could be the reason why! Newton – a small village in the Ise valley where the A43 runs between between Corby and Kettering, saw nearly 1,000 protesters gather in June 1607, following the loss of land taken by the Rushton landlord, Thomas Tresham. Tresham had had his employees dig trenches and build boundaries enclosing ‘The Brand’ – common land, part of Rockingham Forest near Geddington, adjacent to Harpers Brook. It was land used for grazing and growing crops, the main food source for local inhabitants. Protesters started uprooting boundary hedges and fences and filled in the ditches – they were tagged ‘Levellers’ as a result. A gibbet was constructed in Leicester, as a threat to Levellers, that they would be hanged, drawn and quartered if they continued. It was torn down by angry local people. John Reynolds, a tinker from Desborough (AKA Captain Pouch) told the protesters he had authority from God to keep them safe. The deputy lieutenant

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stood their ground and showed great bravery, being the most defiant. The leaders of the protest were eventually arrested, along with others; Weldon (36), Corby (29), Benefield (nine) and a significant number from Kettering. They were later hanged, drawn and quartered as an example to others and their quarters exhibited at Pytchley, Thrapston, Oundle and other places. This was the last recorded open conflict between the common working man and the local gentry in England. Most people have no idea how the people in our area changed the laws in Britain against landlords throwing them off their land. Tresham was convicted of illegal enclosure for private gain, de-populating 400 acres with the destruction of nine farms in Newton. In total, the landlords and freeholders had between them enclosed 27,000 acres, destroying 350 farms, evicting 1,500 people across 18 villages. One of the ten landlords, the Montagu family eventually married into the Buccleuch family – whose ancestral home lies between Corby and Kettering – still among the biggest landowners in the UK.


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THE crowds turned out in their hundreds to enjoy that great British tradition – flag-waving, a picnic and a sing-song! The popular, annual Proms in the Park event at Rushden Hall Park on Saturday, August 31, was staged in aid of the Royal British Legion, Rushden branch, and the local sea cadets. The musical agenda – favourites

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flag, the five-year-old’s magnificent creation fought off stiff competition, with Holly Dunkley, nine, coming a close second. The Wellingborough Sandcastle Competition 2013 took place during the last weekend of the town’s beach zone, which was open in Market Street last month. Heidi, from We l l i n g b o r o u g h , won a £20 voucher to spend at Captain Neil’s Toy Chest, in the town’s High Street. She said: “It took about 25 minutes to build. I enjoyed making the castle and was surprised when I found out that I’d won and also excited.” The contest and the beach were organised by the We l l i n g b o r o u g h Business Improvement District. Heidi’s dad Steven added: “The beach was a really good idea.”

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Wetlands get a makeover WILDLIFE at Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows are having their habitat revamped over the next few months. Large amounts of willow will be removed from around the lakes and the

HABITAT IMPROVEMENTS: Large amounts of willow will be removed to improve conditions for many types of wetland bird at Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows.

House is burgled LOCAL police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary in Norman Way, Wellingborough, between 10pm on Friday August 16 and 6am the next morning. The intruder forced open a window using a spade. A bin was also used from a neighbouring property to climb on to get in through the window. Nothing was taken, but witnesses, or anyone with information, are asked to call police on: 101 or to give information anonymously to Crimestoppers on: 0800 555 111.

floodplain grassland – and, although it might look a little drastic, the birds will love the new look! The Wildlife Trust for the region bought the site last year with plans to restore it as a natural setting for wildlife and a great place for people to enjoy the fascinating wildlife right on their doorstep. Most of the willow clearance will take place around the youngest, most easterly lakes at the site where it has colonised the water’s edge since Hanson left 12 years ago following the gravel extraction works. The willow clearance is designed to create perfect conditions for many species of wetland bird, such as wigeon, gadwall and shoveler, which are specified in the Site of Special Scientific Interest and Special Protected Area designations. These birds require open water and shorelines that lead to grassland where they can graze and also look out for any signs of disturbance. Ian Wilson, reserves officer for the Wildlife Trust, said: “The willow clearance will look rather drastic when it happens, but will help to create ideal conditions for existing and new species of breeding waders and wintering waterfowl. “However, we will also be maintaining a balance of habitats throughout the rest of the reserve including large areas of scrub, fringing willow, mature hedge and mature trees for many other different types of species that live here.”


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EXTRA business Keep an eye on sight A LOCAL optician has been urging parents to include a sight test for children in the ‘back to school’ routine. The number of children having sight tests in England is at a ten-year low, according to the latest NHS figures, with up to 81 per cent of school pupils jeopardising their full potential through poor vision. Kim Durden, a partner optometrist at Davis Optometrists – which has branches in Kettering, Rothwell and Thrapston – is backing a national awareness drive encouraging sight tests for youngsters, called the Children’s Eye Health Campaign, launched by the Association of Optometrists. She said: “Our message is clear; children need regular eye care to keep them healthy and ensure they reach their full potential. The fact that NHS eye exams for children are at a ten-year low is hugely disappointing – eye health should not be overlooked. “Eyes and visual diagnosis can help increase their ability to

study, improve their levels of reading ability, reduce inattentiveness and hyperactivity, provide early detection of Amblyopia (lazy eyes) and improve general health and well-being. “We understand that people are busy and perhaps do not realise the importance of eye tests, but parents can introduce eye tests into their routine by getting their children’s eyes tested at the start of the new school year.” Just 19 per cent of children under the age of 16 had an NHS sight test in 2012/13, a government report released in July revealed. It is a drop from 2011/12 when 20 per cent were tested and a five per cent decline from ten years ago. A spokesman for the Association of Optometrists said: “Poor eyesight can have a significant effect on children’s ability to learn and on their behaviour – yet often goes unrecognised by teachers, parents and by children themselves. The sooner vision problems are detected, the better the outcome.”

Trading standards advice: new charge PLANS to charge local businesses for trading standards advice have been agreed by Northamptonshire County Council. The service has previously offered free advice to businesses, regardless of their size and the frequency or complexity of their enquiries. It also acts as the home authority of any businesses that have a head office in Northamptonshire, providing them with a single point of contact for advice on compliance with relevant legislation. But ongoing financial challenges have led the council to look at charges for business advice on a cost recovery basis. The council said the long-term future of the service could only be guaranteed if it becomes self-funding. County council cabinet member for strategic infrastructure, economic growth and public protection, Councillor Andre Gonzalez de Savage, said: “We simply cannot afford to keep offering this service for free and, by putting a charging structure in place, we can make sure that this service continues to exist in the future.” At the recent council cabinet meeting, fears were expressed by members of the business community attending the meeting that this would be ‘just another tax’ on already financially-stretched businesses – particularly SMEs and start-ups.

But Cllr Gonzalez de Savage said: “We do give free advice to start-up businesses and try to support them by looking at grants and funding. It is very sad that some have referred to this as a tax – which you don’t have a choice but to pay. We give out important advice and also assist and enable businesses to look at grants and opportunities for funding.” He said the council also advises businesses about their legal obligations and how to avoid hefty fines. Earlier, he said: “We have consulted with businesses that we regularly advise and in general, they understood the situation we are facing. We are not alone in this challenge and other local authorities have already begun charging for trading standards business advice.” Trading standards will continue to provide free advice by signposting businesses to websites or other sources of information. Anything beyond this basic advice will be charged at a rate of £58.54 per hour. It was also proposed that start-up businesses would receive up to two hours’ free trading standards advice to support them in their new endeavour as part of the council’s commitment to boosting enterprise in Northamptonshire. Members of the trading standards Buy with Confidence approved trader scheme already pay an annual fee and will continue to receive support as part of that package.

Business networking event AN invitation to attend a relaxed and casual gathering where businesspeople can meet like-minded associates and meet new contacts and prospects is being organised for Thursday September 12,

6-8.30pm. New and start-ups business owners are also invited to the Business Connection Forum to be held at 2729 Rock Street, Wellingboorugh. For further details, contact Linda on: 07866586847.

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LATEST figures from leading rural insurer NFU Mutual reveal rural crime in the East Midlands totalled an estimated £4.4 million during 2012, while the UK-wide cost of ‘agri-crime’ fell by 20 per cent to an estimated £42.3 million. The figures, based on claims data, were released to coincide with the publication of the annual NFU Mutual Rural Crime Survey. Unlike other crime reports, the insurer’s includes claims for crimes against homes, farms, commercial premises and vehicles. Agricultural machinery tops the thieves’ wish list in the East Midlands, while tools and fuel such as heating oil and red diesel have also proved popular targets for criminals in the area. Statistics also suggest most rural crime is planned rather than opportunist. Grant Hattle, NFU Mutual Agent, said: “We’re starting to see the benefits from communities working hard with the police and wider industry. However, people

shouldn’t become complacent; they need to make security a priority on their farms and businesses.” Driving the national reduction in rural crime was a significant fall in claim costs for tractor and quad bike thefts (down 32 and 17 per cent respectively), which accounted for more than a third of all thefts by value. In 2012 there was a slight increase in cost levels for livestock theft. Thefts of garden furniture, ornaments and stone have been identified as emerging trends over the last 12 months. The results of the survey also indicate that high-tech security measures like CCTV and tracker devices, as well as more traditional security measures such as locks are more effective than a greater police presence or tougher sentencing for criminals. Some of the more unusual defences used by NFU Mutual members include keeping noisy geese, or more aggressive animals such as llamas.

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Stabilising the market is key I RECENTLY attended the first public UK speech of Bank of England Governor Mark Carney. The theme of the speech, which was addressed to business leaders and owners of small and medium-sized businesses, was stability in the market and boosting the UK economy. Mr Carney said he was hearing from businesses that ‘a renewed recovery is taking hold amid a rising tide of optimism’ and that there were signs ‘that this recovery is broad based and set to continue’. This is something we too have been hearing from businesses in Northamptonshire, particularly through our Quarterly Economic Survey (QES). The Bank of England’s priority now is to secure the fledgling recovery and allow it to develop into a period of sustained and robust growth. As part of this task, the Bank of England has pledged to fix interest rates until jobs, incomes and spending are recovering at a sustainable pace. Mr Carney also said he would have to see the rate of unemployment, currently 7.8 per cent, fall to at least seven per cent before even beginning to consider raising rates. The Bank of England has also stated that it will work with banks in the UK so they can better ‘serve the needs of the real economy by providing credit to those who can put it to work’ and build confidence in the banking system. The new governor is saying all the right things. Businesses need to grow in order for the economy to recover and to remove uncertainties, such as increases in interest rates, will help. If Mr Carney’s promise to get the banks lending credit to eligible firms and generally building confidence in the UK banking system comes to fruition,

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this will also benefit businesses and help them to realise their growth potential. Business confidence is a significant factor in re-building our economy and, if economists such as Mr Carney are publicly stating that the signs of recovery and confidence are evident and set to continue, this will give companies the confidence and reassurance to invest in their staff and businesses, which in turn will grow the economy. At Northamptonshire Chamber, we regularly ask companies in Northamptonshire through our QES what issues are affecting their business. For several successive quarters now, the results have been positive and show an increase in the number of local firms exporting, recruiting new staff and looking forward to the next quarter with confidence. Chamber survey results are fed through to Government and the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). They provide an accurate national economic overview that can influence the MPC on future interest rate decisions and informs the chancellor ahead of his Autumn Statement and Budget announcements. The latest QES is now live until Monday September 16 and I would encourage members of the Northants business community to complete it to enable us to get the most accurate picture of the county’s economy. Complete the survey here:


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‘Green’ training for unemployed OUT of work plumbers, heating engineers and electricians in the county are being given an opportunity to learn a new ‘green’ skill and get back into work – thanks to funded training opportunities delivered by the National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies and Jobcentre Plus. The ‘Supporting the Unemployed into Employment Programme’ covers renewable and energy saving technologies such as solar photovoltaics (PV), solar thermal hot water, heat pump or rainwater and greywater reuse systems – increasingly popular thanks to Gov-

ernment schemes like the Green Deal, Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and Feed in Tariffs (FiTs). Cathryn Hickey, executive director for the National Skills Academy, said: “We are really pleased to be working in partnership with Jobcentre Plus, to deliver this programme, helping the region’s unemployed get back into work by providing services that are increasingly in demand as ‘going green’ becomes a reality for more people. “Installers who complete the upskilling courses will be able to acquire knowledge in the latest technologies, meeting legislative requirements under

the RHI, Green Deal and FiTs. “As part of the programme, we will be giving successful candidates a listing on our Trained Installer Register; a database of National Skills Academy qualified trades people, searchable by postcode – helping installers get found by potential customers in their area.” To get involved, contact your local Jobcentre Plus. Potential learners will be provided with an overview of the opportunities available to them and will need to confirm existing qualifications and experience.

RENEW YOUR SKILLS: The funded ‘green’ training programme covers solar thermal technology.

Summer of fun keeps Exhibition time visitors at the shops THE summer may be gone, but happy memories of sunny days remain – especially at Swansgate Shopping Centre in Wellingborough, which kept customers happy by entertaining youngsters over four weeks. The centre even organised an End Of Summer Party for shoppers as August drew to a close, with Hello Kitty, Ben 10 and Shrek making appearances to entertain children. Over the month, visitors saw some famous TV faces at the centre, including Mickey and Minnie Mouse, some famous Superheroes and Eeyore and Pig-

let. Plus, every week, children enjoyed free craft workshops and face painting sessions. Lindsay Tickner, centre manager at Swansgate, said: “We’re thrilled our summer of fun was such a huge success with all our shoppers. “We saw many faces back each week enjoying the fun and getting into the spirit of summer. A big thanks to everyone who came down and made this summer one to remember!” The Swansgate Shopping Centre in Wellingborough town centre has more than 50 stores and free parking.

SPRING SUCCESS: The chamber’s first exhibition, at Silverstone in March, was well attended.

BYE BYE SUMMER: Amelia Clement, aged 2, from Wellingborough meets TV characters during the End Of A SECOND major business Networking Lunch will run Summer Party at Swansgate Shopping Centre.

Sponsorship that packs a punch! BUSINESS energy supplier Opus Energy has announced its sponsorship support for Northamptonshireborn female boxer Chantelle Cameron. Chantelle will join Kettering-born gymnastics champion Daniel Keatings –World Silver Medallist and European champion – in a line-up of sporting talent being supported by Opus Energy as it looks to develop potential of all types in the local community. Chantelle is currently on the Great Britain women’s boxing programme, training full time in the lightweight (60kg) weight class. At just 21 years old, she already holds a wealth of achievements in both national and international competitions, after only two-and-a-half years in the sport. She has competed in the National ABA boxing championships and won silver representing England at the EU championships. Prior to taking up women’s boxing, Chantelle was the undefeated British and World kickboxing champion, with five title belts to her name. Her swift success has led her to dream of winning Olympic Gold at Rio 2016, a goal well within her reach. Chantelle narrowly missed out on being selected for the 2012 Olympics team – simply down to a lack of experience, which will

not be the case when selection is made for the Olympics in Rio 2016. Chantelle is well known in the county for her boxing achievements and her passion for giving back to the community by helping motivate young peo- WEIGHING IN FOR ENERGY PROVIDER: Chantelle Cameron, who is sponple to get into sport. sored by Opus Energy. sponsorship will also help to shine She has twice been awarded Northampton’s Local Sports more of a spotlight on boxing. “Being backed like this only makes Woman of the Year and is currently on the Lloyds TSB Local Heroes scheme. me more determined to get to Rio and She has also been selected for the Team show the UK what I’m made of.” Opus Energy employs 500 people GB Ambition Programme, which recognises potential gold medal winners over its Northampton and Oxfordbased offices and supplies more than from the Team GB set up. Annamarie Petsis Jones, HR direc- 150,000 business locations across the tor, Opus Energy, commented on the UK with power. Customers include: White Stuff, Panew sponsorship: “We feel confident that Chantelle has the drive and talent perchase, Stagecoach, Pizza Hut and to reach her goal. Her commitment to Virgin Media. The firm also purchases power from giving back to the community is inspiring and she acts as a valuable role around 700 renewable generators in model to aspiring sportspeople, both in the UK, which it then supplies to its customers. Northamptonshire and further.” Opus Energy was ranked as the highChantelle added: “It’s an incredible boost to be chosen for sponsorship by a est-rated provider for small and medium energy users in Datamonitor’s 2012 local company like Opus Energy. “As well as supporting me with my B2B Customer Satisfaction Survey, pubday-to-day living, I hope that their lished in March 2013.

exhibition is to be held this month, on the heels of a similar, successful event staged earlier this year. Organised by the Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce, this one takes place at The Park Inn, Northampton, on Friday September 20. The business event will include 34 exhibition stands to raise awareness of the wealth of products and services offered by businesses in the county. Any business can book stand space, although Northamptonshire Chamber members will be given preferential rates. As well as the exhibition – which is free to visit – a networking lunch and free 60-minute seminars on a range of essential business topics will also be taking place in separate rooms. There will also be an opportunity to win a year’s chamber membership. The free seminars will discuss: Is Your Website Ruining Your Business Potential?; Your Data Could Be Your Greatest Asset, So Why Are You Ignoring It?; and Creative Thinking – If You Always Do What You’ve Always Done, Then You’ll Always Get What You’ve Always Got. Doors will open at 9.30am and close at 3.30pm. The

from 11.45am to 2.30pm and around 60 people will have a three-course lunch plus plenty of networking opportunities. The lunch is open to members and non-members of the chamber and those who attend will be encouraged to also take a look around the exhibition. Tracey Branson, head of operations at Northamptonshire Chamber, said: “Our business exhibitions are always well attended and the last one we held, at Silverstone in March, was hugely popular and we received some great feedback. “This event gives businesses in the county a great opportunity to raise their profile locally at an affordable price and cultivate good working relationships with other firms in the area at the same time. We want to give this opportunity to the business community as a whole, which is why we have opened it up to non-member companies, too. “We are particularly excited this time as we have so much going on alongside the exhibition, with our networking lunch and series of seminars, and I would encourage people to book a stand space or pop in on the day as there is a lot they will be able to take away from the event.” For details, call the events team on: 01604 490490.

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STUART & NATALIE 06.00 – 10.00 Heart Breakfast with Stuart & Natalie Join Stuart & Natalie each weekday morning from 6 for more music variety across Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough. They'll have all the latest news, traffic and travel, weather and more fun in the morning. 10.00 – 13.00 Toby Anstis Join Toby Anstis each weekday morning from 10 for more music variety, more chances to win and the latest news every hour for Northants! It's the perfect soundtrack to your mornings.

Love it or hate it, the X Factor is back! And we have to admit to being big fans of the show. We’re particularly excited to see whether there’ll be any local talent in the show this year! Do let us know if you auditioned and how you got on! Original Judge, and still the granddaddy of them all, or should we simply say ‘daddy’ of them all, Simon Cowell, launched the show properly last Thursday at a secret London location. He told ITV, “I’m very proud to be a part of the show. I feel like a very proud daddy.” Judges Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh, Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osbourne all joined Simon for the afternoon. The big news, as you’ll have seen from the show on Saturday, is that the room auditions are back, which makes it a much more intimate affair once again. Nicole said, “I love being in the smaller rooms because you don’t have to be judged by the audience. You can really hone in on a contestant and give them an honest critique.”

13.00 – 16.00 Nick Snaith Join Nick Snaith each afternoon from 1 for more music variety, plus there's a chance to guess the year on the Time Tunnel at 2pm, and news every hour for Northants. Make sure you're tuned in from 1pm. 16.00 – 19.00 Matt Jarvis Matt is the man to get you home on time after a long day, with just the best music. He'll have all the latest traffic and travel news for Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough every 20 minutes and local news on the hour. Make sure you're listening when you jump in the car! 19.00 – 22.00 Roberto Roberto is our new man in the evenings. He'll be playing all your favourite songs and chatting about your day, and giving you the chance to win. It's the perfect way to relax after a busy day. 22.00 – 01.00 The Late Show with Simon Beale The Late Show on Heart is packed full of cool, relaxing songs to ease you through to the end of the day. It's the perfect soundtrack as you head to bed.

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And we’re really excited to have Sharon Osbourne, back! She said, “I couldn’t be happier. It’s better than I expected - the judging panel is really, really good. We have two artists and two managers – it’s the perfect balance. And I love the drama. I love having the audition rooms. It’s intimate. And I adore Nicole. Look at her – she’s such a vision!” This is the tenth series of X Factor, and the third series for Gary Barlow, who predicted fireworks! “There are fireworks,” he said. “There are smoked salmon sandwiches backstage. “We are all aware it’s a big anniversary for the show - and we have really found the talent this year. I think people will watch because they have a favourite.” Finally we want to wish everyone good luck to everyone who is taking part in ‘Walk 10’ at Althorp House this weekend! Loads of money is being raise for Marie Curie Cancer Care, and the event is being hosted by Matt Jarvis from Heart Drivetime. Make sure you check out all the pictures online at

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EXTRA Time - What’s On in Northamptonshire - get out and enjoy yourselves there is something for everyone. at The Masque Theatre, Latimer Arts College, Castle Way, Barton Seagrave (NN15 6SW). Everyone's favourite show-stopping tunes including Summer Nights, We Go Together, Born To Hand Jive and, of course, Greased Lightning! Nightly performances at 7.30pm plus a matinee on Saturday at 2.30pm. Tickets, £12 (£10 concessions) available from The Masque Box Office: 01536 737 737.

the Gretton Women’s Hour group resume their fortnightly meetings following a summer break. at Gretton Baptist Church Hall in High Street, Gretton at 2.15pm. Janet Jones is the guest speaker. Hymns and prayers are also part of the get-togethers, which end with light refreshments. A warm welcome is given to all women from the village and surrounding area to attend. For more details, call: 01536 770188.

Saturday September 7: Every picture tells two stories – Talk by Mike Leonard, invited back after ‘an evening of humour’. At All Saints Church Hall, William Street, Kettering, NN16 9RR. 7.30pm-8.30pm. £3 on the door. Tea/coffee/refreshments afterwards. Details from Angela: 01536 522158.

Friday September 13: Quiz night – Teams of four people, a bit of fun starting at 7.30pm. £5 per team. Tea/coffee and biscuits plus small raffle. At All Saints Church Hall, William Street, Kettering. NN16 9RR.

September, Sat 7th / Sun 8th MODEL WEEKEND Model trains, cars and boats; Trade stand; refreshments; real ale bar & much more. Adults £3.50, Child over 5 £2.50, Senior Citizen £3.00 – all tickets include a brake van ride behind a WD shunter.

‘Strictly’ comes to Irthlingborough! IT’S time to put on your dancing shoes, even if you can’t dance – Irthlingborough is about to go ‘Strictly’ mad! FitSteps is the hot new dance craze inspired by Britain’s most successful entertainment show, ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ dance stars Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite have teamed up with six times world champion swimmer Mark Foster and a group of health and fitness professionals to produce a unique dance and fitness programme – ‘FitSteps’. Combining the graceful steps of ballroom and the up-tempo steps of the Latin dances, the ‘FitSteps’ 45-minute workout is a fun and energetic way to stay fit and trim. And for anyone who’s thinking, ‘But I can’t dance’ – you don’t have to be able to! You just have to want to get fit and have fun. FitSteps is just about to hit Irthlingborough – get in touch with Su Hallam, an accredited FitSteps instructor and book in. Email: or call: 07951 010079. The class begins at Irthlingborough Working Men’s Club or Monday, September 9, 7.30pm -8.15pm and is for adults and children from 12 years (with parental consent). Local fitness instructor Su Hallam has taught hundreds of pupils of all ages for 20 years. She has been trained by dance stars Natalie and Ian in person and is one of the FitStep’s Pioneers – one of the first accredited instructors in the country. For further details, visit Friday September 6: Stanion Stargazers – Open Evening. 8pm11pm at Stanion Village Hall, Old Brigstock Road, Stanion, Kettering (NN14 1BX). Full programme, to include and introduction to Stanion Stargazers, a short astro slideshow, a feature-length video and an open forum to discuss content of the video. Children are especially welcome, but minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Licensed bar. Stanion Stargazers will be doing a bit of skywatching through one of three tel-

escopes, subject to our beautiful British weather! Admision free. Call: 01536 267031. Until Saturday September 7: Grease! It’s late summer,1958 – the Pink Ladies and The Burger Palace Boys want to share with you the highs and lows of their life in and around their school, Rydell High. So dust off your leather jackets and pull on your bobby-socks for Stagemasque Theatre Company’s production of Grease,

Sundays: Nene Park Car Boot – regular stalls every week. Wheelchair friendly site. Plenty of car parking at the rear of the stadium – £1 per vehicle. Toilets are in the main stadium. Catering provided by Appledore. No need for sellers to book – arrive at 7am. Buyers to arrive from 8am. Pitches – private cars and vans £9 and large vans £13. Traders welcome. Venue: Nene Park Football Stadium, Diamond Way, Irthlingborough, NN9 5FN. Sunday September 8, 11am-2pm: Family Fun Day raising funds for Northamptonshire Sands – supporting those affected by the death of a baby and promoting research. Venue: Northampton PHAB Club, Sheraton Mews (next to Headlands School). Face painting, food, stalls, bojuncy castle, tombola and more. E m a i l : or call Hannah Jackson on: 07772896395 for more info. Sunday September 8: Music in the Park – The Angels Share Band will perform in the walled garden at Rushden Hall, Rushden, NN10 9NG. Free for all, 3-5pm. Free event, take a picnic and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in this beautiful setting of a Grade II listed hall. This is one of a series of concerts arranged by Rushden Town Council. More than 200 people turned out in glorious sunshine for the Celebrating Rushden special united service in the Walled Garden in the town’s Hall Park last month, rounding off ten very successful days of community events under the ‘Get to Know Rushden’ banner. The service included musical, dramatic and spoken contributions from local church members of all ages, including a talk showing how Rushden’s most famous product – shoes – can be used to illustrate key parts of the Christian message. Tuesday September 10: Members of

Friday September 13: Friday 13th Ghost Investigation at The Lamb, Orlingbury Road, Little Harrowden (NN9 5BH). Organised by N.I.G.H.T. (Northamptonshire Investigative Ghost Hunting Team). 9pm-12.30am approx. Tickets: £15 (limited availability) buffet included. Call: 07413611697 or visit: for more details. Saturday September 14 (and Saturday October 26): Kettering Record, CD and Memorabilia Fair. Bargains galore for the music and film lover. Lots of items, new and second-hand. Car parking at London Road Car Park or the many supermarkets in the town. Refreshments available. Collections bought. Wants lists welcome. At The Parish Hall, Market Place, Kettering, NN15 7QX. 9am-3pm. Free entry. Call: 01536 520547. Saturday September 14: St Mary’s Church Heritage Open Day, High Street, Rushden, NN10 9BT. Escorted tours around the church, trips to the Bell Tower. Church Records of Births Marriages & Deaths on view throughout the day. Church Trail for children and adults 10am-4pm. More here: Saturday September 14: Classic Rock ‘n’ Roll evening Ranelagh Arms, Ranelagh Road, Wellingborough, NN8 1JS. Reelin n Rockin will be playing music from the 50s 60s and 70s, covering early rock ‘n’ roll hits and the Liverpool sound. Reminiscent of backing groups such as Cliff’s Shadows. Individually, band members have had hits and worked alongside stars like Mike Berry, Frank Ifield, Craig Douglas, Screaming Lord Sutch, Freddy Fingers Lee and The Vernons Girls. Starts around 8pm. Free entry. Saturday September 14: Rothwell Market House & Town Tour, Heritage Open Day. The Market House in Market Hill, Rothwell (NN14 6BW) is one of the unique buildings built by Sir Thomas Tresham of nearby Rushton Hall. Construction began in 1577 but was not completed until 1895. The tour of Rothwell lasts approx 3/4 hour, starting at 2.30pm. Also on Sunday 15th between 2pm and 4pm. Free entry. For more information, visit the Heritage Open Days website:

tour1 Saturday September 14: Raunds Carnival. Parade starts at 12noon from Brick Kiln Road – watch the floats travel through the town to join the Fun Day at the Amos Lawrence Park, Stanwick Road, Raunds. Lots of arena events, stalls, activities, games, children’s rides, inflatables, games, face painting etc. Fun for every age group. Live bands, beer tent. Free entry. Car parking. More details here: or tel: 07970 115651. Floats, bands and arena events wanted. Sunday September 15: Cransley Hospice Road Race. 10k and half marathon, plus fun run around village of Cranford from 10am (NN14 4AL). There are various fees, contact: 01536 527407 for details. Tuesday September 17: Gretton Book Club meets at the Blue Bell pub. The book chosen is The Given Day by Dennis Lehanne. Books are read from 8pm and all those interested can attend. Meetings are held each month on the third Tuesday. More information from Liz Watts, telephone: 01536 772238. Friday September 20: Charity Horse Race Night, raising money for Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance. Raffle. 8pm start, admission £1. Call Janet (volunteer) on: 07923 699 457. Takes place at Vicarage Farm Community Centre, Grafton Close, Wellingborough, NN8 5WA. Aldwincle Horticultural Society. Autumn Show. In The Village Hall. Saturday 21st. September. Open to the public at 3pm. The show is open to all with classes for vegetables, Flowers, Fruit, Home Bakery and Preserves, Handicrafts and Children’s Classes. Entries accepted up to Wednesday before Show for further details contact John Lawrence on 01832 720310. Saturday September 21: Ghost hunt at The Hind Hotel (Sheep Street, NN8 1BY), one of the most haunted locations in Wellingborough. Disembodied footsteps echo along the corridors, spectral hands knock on doors and the apparitions of a woman in white and a soldier in grey have been seen at different areas of the building. Join psychic entertainer Rob Lupine on a serious investigation into the unexplained phenomena that has baffled and terrified hotel guests for some 300 years! Over the course of the event a mixture of ancient and modern techniques will be used to see if the paranormal can be experienced first-hand. There is no guarantee as to what (if anything) will happen on the night. However, it is certain to be an unforgettable experience! Investigation runs from 9pm til 2am. Tickets available online at £15 each and are limited. See website for full terms and conditions: Saturday September 21, Saturday October 19 and every third Saturday of



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EXTRA Time - What’s On in Northamptonshire - get out and enjoy yourselves there is something for everyone. the month: Warkton Village Craft Market at Warkton Village Hall (NN16 9XJ): top quality, handmade crafts, by local sellers. Ten stalls, all different from each other, and different each month – homemade cakes & refreshments served in vintage china in the tea area, beautiful village setting., 10- 4pm. Free entry. Contact: 07736 306807 or visit:

Saturday September 21, Saturday October 12, Saturday November 16, 10am-4pm: Craft fair at the Tithe Barn, Wellingborough, NN8 1AH. Browse more than 20 craft stalls. The goods are created by talented crafters range from jewellery to jam, and keepsakes to key-rings. The Tithe Barn in central Wellingborough is a listed building of great interest in itself. There is a free car park adjacent to the barn, accessed through Morrison’s supermarket. Refreshments available. A different charity stall each time – suggestions welcomed. Free admission. Saturday September 21 and Sunday 22nd: The 14th Kettering Vintage Rally & Steam Fayre, 2013 on land at Cranford, near Kettering – off the A14, J11 and A510 (NN14 4AW). Steam and model steam engines, approx 360 vintage & classic cars, 124 tractors, 44 military & 140 commercial vehicles, 6 buses, 112 motorcycles, 64 stationary engines, crafts & models tent, 70-80 trade stalls, static & working displays, birds of prey, fairground rides, real ale tent, refreshments. Supporting the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance. 10am-5pm, Saturday; 10am-4pm Sunday. Adults £7, OAP/children (5-16yrs) £5, family (2+3) £18. Phone: 01536 500164 or 07840 065335 (for details about exhibits, crafts, public camping). Phone: 01933 315006 (trade, catering, fair & amusements). Sunday September 22, 10am-12noon: Baby/Kids Nearly New Sale at The Pemberton Centre, H E Bates Way, Rushden, NN10 9YP. Entrance £1, children admitted free. For a stall, email: Wednesday September 25 to Saturday 28th: A Musical Extravaganza – a magical journey through the decades. From the 70s to the Naughties, from Carwash to Beyonce, Miss Saigon to James Bond. Four decades of musical memories, including numbers from musicals, James Bond and pop. 7.30pm, tickets £11 (£9 concessions) Family ticket (4) £36 (must include one child). Venue: The Masque Theatre, Barton Seagrave, Kettering NN15 6SW. Contact telephone: 01536 737737. Saturday September 28: Rummage sale at Cranford Village Hall, near Kettering (NN14 4JE). Fundraiser for Cransley Hospice and Cancer Research UK. A one-day sale for the second year running, through popular demand, where 20/30 stallholders will be selling lots of goods, including men’s and ladies’ clothing, crafts, vintage, bespoke, designer, chil-

drenswear, toys, cupcakes, bags and jewellery and more. Refreshments will be available at The Old Forge Tea Room, next door to the village hall. Entrance 50p, children are admitted free. 10am-4pm.

Saturday September 28 at 7pm: The Midlands Co-operative Society Members Relations presents Brass And Voices, featuring the Ratby Co-operative Band and The Midlands Co-operative Corby Ladies Choir, at The Methodist Church, Rockingham Road, Corby NN17 1AE. Tickets are now on sale: £5 (£4 concessions), including refreshments, from The Co-operative Superstore Alexandra Road, Corby; The Co-operative Food Store, 121 Welland Vale Road, Corby The Co-operative Food Store, 57 Occupation Road, Corby. Alternatively, contact Leicester Members Relations, email: or telephone: 0116 2870560. All proceeds will be donated to the society’s chosen charity – the NewLife Foundation for Disabled Children. September, Sat 28th / Sun 29th – BEER AND MUSIC FESTIVAL Live Bands – Rock, Pop & Jazz, Steam Train Rides (fees apply), Buffet Carriage 35 Real Ales & Super Cider Selection Beer sales - 11.00am till 11.00pm Saturday September 28 and Sunday 29th: Art Festival and sale – local artists exhibiting. Open Saturday 11-5pm, Sunday 125pm. £1 entry by programme. Venue: All Saints Church Hall, William Street, Kettering NN16 9RR. Contact Richard on: 07887617978 or visit: Saturday October 5: Barton Craft Fair. Handmade crafts fair based in the heart of a bustling village. Stalls offering jewellery, candles, cakes and cards, among other beautiful handcrafted items. Tea and coffee, cakes. 10am to 3pm, free entry. Venue: All Saints Church Hall, High Street, Earls Barton, NN6 0JG. Sunday October 6: Dolls Houses & Miniatures Fair. Annual event featuring handmade dolls houses plus a huge selection of 1/12th & 1/24th scale miniatures & accessories. Open 10.30am to 4pm. Entry £2. Senior citizens £1.50. Accompanied children under 16 free. Entry is half price from 1pm. Venue: Rockingham Forest Hotel, Rockingham Road, Corby, NN17 2AE. Contact telephone: 01945 870160. Or visit: Sunday October 6, Sunday November 3, Sunday December 1: Stanion Village Table Top Sale at Stanion Village Hall, Old Brigstock Road, Stanion, Kettering, NN14 1BX. A variety of goods including CDs, books, cards, toys, clothes, paintings and more. Refreshments. Doors open 10am-1pm. Free entry, Traders’ tables £6 for one, £10 for two. For more information and to book tables, contact Jan: 01536 267031. Visit: Saturday October 19 and Sunday

Sir Alfred East legacy continues to inspire SOME 1,500 people have visited an exhibition displaying the original hanging of the 1913 Alfred East collection at Kettering’s Alfred East Art Gallery – his one hundred-year-old legacy to the town. And although that hugely popular exhibition has now closed, another opens on Saturday, September 7, when the gallery will launch ‘The Landscape Within’ by Nic Thomas – the Open Public Choice winner. This exhibition consists of landscapes captured throughout the year, expressing Nic’s response to the changing seasons and weather conditions. The images are primarily taken from locations along the Ise Brook 20th: LMS Branchline at War – 1940s. Experience the atmosphere of wartime Britain at Rushden Transport Museum, Rushden Station (NN10 0AW). Find out more here:

and Wicksteed Park areas of Kettering and focus on the detail found in foliage light and shade. Also in the Long Gallery will be works by Belinda Collett, encompassing landscapes, portraits, figurative and still life plus contemporary paintings. The Small Gallery will remain open showing an exhibition on the history of the gallery. Val Hitchman, head of community services at Kettering Borough Council said: “Sir Alfred East was a really significant person in Kettering’s history and it is wonderful that, one hundred years later, people are still enjoying his legacy to the town.” Jan Smith, Kettering Borough Council’s portfolio holder for Community & Culture added: “The centenary celebrations gave us the opportunity to look back at the history of the gallery and enjoy the splendour of Sir Alfred East’s works. The art gallery is a great place to spend some time enjoying the exhibitions and taking the opportunity to view the world through the eyes of someone else.”

Areo Soul – a nine-piece big band soul sound – with Nigel Adair and Big Bopper Entertainments Disco. Food at 8pm, bar closes at midnight, carriages at 12.30am.

Currently, until October 27 (2-3.30pm, weekends), free Discovery Tour event (but normal admission charges apply). Join a tour of Lyveden’s Elizabethan garden and discover the fascinating history and mysteries of Sir Thomas Tresham’s New Bield. The tour is over grass and rough ground with no path – at Lyveden New Bield near Oundle, PE8 5AT. Details here: or call Ann Hoxley on: 01832 205358.

Six days a week at Corby Heritage Centre, 75-77 High Street, Old Village, Corby, NN17 1UU – exhibition of Corby’s rich history. Open from 2pm-4pm, Monday to Friday and 9am-12.30pm on Saturdays, the Heritage Centre tells the story of Corby’s long association with iron and steel making, right up to the town’s regeneration and exciting plans for the future. The current exhibition, Stewarts and Lloyds, the Early Years, highlights the arrival of the Corby Steel Works, the migration of people to Corby, the homes offered to workers, some of the fascinating facts behind steel making in Corby and much more, including the rise and fall of steelmaking in Corby and the effect of the Steelworks’ closure in 1979.

Saturday December 14 from 7pm: Cransley Hospice Christmas Party Night. Tickets £25 per person from the fundraising office, phone: 01536 527407. Venue: Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Drive, NN15 6PB. Two-course meal and live music from

Thursdays at the Picturedrome, Kettering Road, Northampton NN1 4BN: Rock and Roll Tea Dance, 1-4pm. Entertainment from The Big Old Band – music from the 40s, 50s and 60s. Admission free. Lunchtime menu and afternoon tea available.

Saturday October 26: Halloween Ghost Train at Rushden Transport Museum, Rushden Station (NN10 0AW). Find out more here:

Details: 01604 629 595 or email: uk. Organised by Age UK Northamptonshire. Line dancing for absolute beginners. A relaxed class for all ages, men and women. Every Wednesday 78pm. The Working Men’s Club, Queen Street, Earls Barton, NN6OLN. £4 pay as you go. Ring Karen for more details on: 07941762416. Awaken with Yoga – classes with experienced teacher – Rushden & Higham Ferrers. All classes are very friendly and held in quality private venues. Beginners and those wishing to advance are all welcome. If you have aches and pains or stress, yoga will help! For details, visit Facebook The Shoe Factory Studio – Off Duck Street – Rushden, NN10 9YW. Trial session is £8, £39 for six-week blocks. Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, plus Wednesday mornings. Tuesdays (6.30pm) in September: Zumba classes in The Bede House, Higham Ferrers, NN10 8BT. Led by Michelle J. Just turn up 10 minutes before each class – £4. Other class times, dates, locations, tel:


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term time only, at St Giles Church Community Centre, Desborough.

Rushden’s Whitefriars Church runs ‘Stepping Out’ events for the wider community on the second Sunday of the month, instead of a single church service. These include Kidz Klub (Whitefriars Junior School, 10.15am), the ‘Silver Service’ church service (with traditional hymns at the Bridge Community Office at Whitefriars, 10.30am); the Books ‘n’ More Reading Group (at the Arabica Coffee House from 10.30am); and Handy Helpers (practical help in the community). Further details from Philip and Denise Evans: 01933 316834. Find out more about church activities, here:

Stay & Play (Higham Ferrers SureStart). Mondays 9.15-10.45am at Higham Ferrers Library. Fridays 1.302.30pm at Bede House. Contact: 01933 419759.

CHILDREN’S GROUPS Rhymetime (free): Thursdays 10.30am to 11.15am at Burton Latimer Library. Contact: 0300 126 1000. Tuesdays 10.30-11am at Corby Library. Contact: 01536 203304 Fridays 10-10.30am at Desborough Library. Contact: 01536 711880. Thursdays 10-10.30am at Higham Ferrers Library. Contact: 01933 314842. Monday fortnightly 2.30-3pm at Irthlingborough Library. Contact: 01933 650641. Tuesdays 9.30-10am & 10.30-11am at Kettering Library. Contact: 01536 512315. Thursdays 11-11.30am at Raunds Library. Contact: 01933 623671. Every Monday, 2.30pm to 3pm at Rothwell Library. Contact: 0300 126 1000. Alternates at Rushden Library – one week on Tuesday at 10.30-11am, the next week Thursday 2-2.30pm. Contact: 01933 312754. Wednesdays 10-10.30am & 11-11.30am at Wellingborough Library. Contact: 01933 225365. Nature Tots – nature activities for children under five. £3.50 per child, includes refreshments. Booking essential, telephone: 01604 810970. Every third Tuesday of each month during term time – 10am to 11.30am – at Sywell Country Park, Washbrook Lane, Ecton NN6 0QX. Also, every first Wednesday of each month in term time at Irchester Country Park, Gipsy Lane, Little Irchester, Wellingborough NN97DL – call 01933 276866. Also, second Thursdays at Fermyn Wood Country Park, Lyveden Road, Brigstock, Kettering NN14 3HS. Every Monday & Tuesday, sensory and soft play sessions for underfives & their grown-ups. Book a 50minute play session – running 9am-3pm. Limited spaces. £2.50 per playing child: Aardvark Soft Play at Corby Masonic Complex, 27 Rockingham Road, Corby, NN17 1AD. Contact: 01536 201535 or 07889390500 or Play Mates: Tuesdays 9.30-11am at Corby Old Village Community Centre. £1.50. Contact Kelly on: 01536 201852. Tiny Tots: Thursdays 2.15-3.15pm,

Little Lambs: Fridays 10-11.30am. Reachout Community Church, 4 High Street, Irchester. Contact: 01933 225525. Irchester Village Hall BATS (Babies and Toddlers): Wednesdays 10.1511.15am in term time. £1 1st child, 50p thereafter. Contact Nichola on: 01933 410866. Little Treasures: Mondays 9.4511.15am at Crow Hill Community Centre, Irthlingborough. Contact: 01933 225525. Noah’s Ark: Wednesdays 9.3011.30am at Reachout Community Church, Allen Road, Irthlingborough. Contact: 01933 225525. St Peter’s Under Fives: Mondays 23pm, term time only, at St Peter’s Church, Church Street, Irthlingborough. Contact: 01933 650278.

LOOKING BACK: Exhibition of Corby’s rich history at the Heritage Centre

Mawsley Baby & Toddler Group: Thursdays, 9.30-11am, The Centre at Mawsley, Kettering. £1.50 first child, 50p per child thereafter. Contact Sarah on: 01536 790517. Hawthorn Berries: Mondays & Thursdays 9.15-11am, term time only, at Hawthorn Primary School Community Room, Kettering. £1 per family. Contact: 01536 359574. St Edwards Mums & Tots: Wednesdays 9-11am at St Edwards RC Primary School, Eastleigh Road, Kettering. £1.20 for 1st child, 30p thereafter. Contact Kim on: 01536 391581. Every Tuesday and Thursday Buggy Fit, Mocha Mama, Glendon Farm Complex, Kettering. Fitness class for new mums. 11am-12noon, £5 each. St Edwards Mums & Tots Wednesdays, 9-11am, St Edwards RC Primary School, Eastleigh Road, Kettering £1.20 for 1st child, 30p thereafter. 01536 391581. Smiley Tots Tuesdays, 9.4511.45am, Ise Pavillion, Grantown Close, Kettering, £2 for 1st child, £1 thereafter. Call Sarah: 01536 352653. Alley Cats, Fridays, 10-11.30am, Praise Community Church, Alexandra Street, Kettering £1 first child, 30p per child thereafter. Call: 01536 410285. BrambleTots, Fridays, 10-11.45am, Ise Pavillion, Kettering. £1.50/family. Contact Hayley: 01536 524701 The Little Ones: Mondays and Thursdays 9-11.15am, term time only, Church of Christ The King, Deeble Road, Kettering. £1 per family. Contact Erika: 01536 517553.

WARTIME BRITAIN: Experience the atmosphere of wartime Britain at Rushden Transport Museum Little Fishes: Every other Wednesday 2-3pm. Little Harrowden Church, Main Street, Little Harrowden. Contact Heather on: 01933 678225. Hopscotch at Loddington School. Thursdays, 2.15-3.15pm Loddington School, Call: 07742 664604. Pytchley Mums & Tots Tuesdays, 10-11.30am, Pytchley School Hall. Call Dawn: 07964 225369. St Peters Parent & Toddler Group: Fridays 9.30-11.30am, term time only, at Saxon Hall, Raunds. £1.50 1st child, 25p thereafter. Contact Sarah on: 01933 622116.H Twinkle Tots: Wednesdays 9.3011am at Reachout Community Church, School Lane, Rothwell. Call: 01933 225525.

Whitefriars KidzKlub (Reception to Year 4) and SeniorKidz (Years 5 and 6) meet each Friday in term time, 6.15pm to 7.15pm at Whitefriars Junior School, Boughton Drive, Rushden, NN10 9HX. Mums & Tots: Tuesdays 10-11.30am at Rushden Full Gospel Church & Christian Centre, 60 High Street South. Call Marie: 01933 316084. Stay & Play (Rushden SureStart): Wednesdays 2.15-3.15pm. Newton Road Community Primary School. Call: 01933 410112. Mucky Pups (Messy Play): Tuesdays 9.45-11.15am at St Andrews Church Hall, Berrymoor Road, Wellingborough. £2.50 per child. Contact: 01933 272119.

The Rascals Music Session: Fridays 9.45-11.15am. St Andrews Church Hall, Berrymoor Road, Wellingborough. £2 1st child, £1.25 2nd child. Contact: 01933 272119. Jumping Beans: Wednesdays 9.1511am term time only, at Mill Road Baptist Church, Wellingborough. Contact: 01933 383159. Little COGS: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9.30am-11.15am. Reachout Community Church, Havelock Street, Wellingborough. 50p per child. Contact: 01933 225525. Little Fishes: Fridays 1.30-3pm at Our Lady’s Catholic School Hall, Henshaw Road, Wellingborough. £1 per family. Contact Lee on: 01933 460266.


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Fixtures 07/09/13 15:00 Fa Vase Harefield United 14/09/13 15:00 Peterborough Northern Star 17/09/13 19:45 Newport Pagnell Town 21/09/13 15:00 Wellingborough Town KOC 24/09/13 19:45 Buckingham Town 28/09/13 15:00 Wellingborough Town 01/10/13 19:45 NHC AFC Rushden & Diamonds 05/10/13 15:00 Boston Town 12/10/13 15:00 Huntingdon Town 15/10/13 19:45 Stewarts & Lloyds Corby 19/10/13 15:00 Peterborough Northern Star 26/10/13 15:00 Stewarts & Lloyds Corby 29/10/13 19:45 Huntingdon Town 02/11/13 15:00 Boston Town 05/11/13 19:45 Wellingborough Town 16/11/13 15:00 Sleaford Town 19/11/13 19:45 Newport Pagnell Town 23/11/13 15:00 Deeping Rangers

Wellingborough Town are a community club and we need your support, so come down to a game and support YOUR club. Adult: £5 OAP’s: £2.50 Under 16s: Free

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6 September - 20 September 2013

One stop Weddings Wave those Bridal Blues away, turn your wedding fantasies into reality and take the stress out of planning by visiting The National Wedding Show in Birmingham this October The show is the ultimate one-stop destination for every engaged couple regardless of what stage of planning you are at, whatever your budget or taste, you will find all that you need at this stylish and unique wedding shopping experience. There is so much to see, with over 300 wedding experts on hand to help you through the minefield of choice. You will find specialists in everything from couture dresses, cars, favours and stationery to flowers, cakes, honeymoons and photography, the show will offer everything needed to help create the perfect day. Organise every aspect of your wedding, gathering all the ideas and inspiration that you could dream of all in one place, on one day. Learn how to achieve picture perfect, catwalk looks with leading beauty experts from the show’s official makeup sponsor bareMinerals re-creating step-by-step looks in the Inspiration Sessions. Anyone who’s anyone in weddings will be at the National Wedding Show, from make-up artists, wedding planners and photographers to stationers, florists and cake designers. It is the perfect opportunity to meet your wedding suppliers face-to-face and to draw on all of their invaluable planning advice. From dream dresses to heavenly honeymoons, you’ll

find everything you need, all under one roof on one day, to plan the day of your dreams. The National Wedding Show takes place on October 4th – 6th at the NEC Birmingham or September 27th – 29th Earls Court London Extra Local has teamed up with The National Wedding Show to offer five lucky readers and their ‘plus one’ the chance to attend the year’s most prestigious wedding event, absolutely free! To be in with a chance of winning these fabulous tickets, email / send a post card to Wedding Comp, Extra Local, Chesham House, 53 Lower Street, Kettering Northant NN16 8BF or email hello@ [subject line Wedding Competition] Include your name, address and which venue you wish to visit, if you are picked you will receive a FREE pair of tickets. Tickets are valid on Friday or Sunday only and are limited to one pair per winner. So what are you waiting for? Send in your entry today! For more information visit the National Wedding Show website


Don’t worry, if you are not a lucky winner, you can still book in advance and save £3 per ticket. To book, visit or call the ticket hotline on 0844 8740 486. Bring a group of four or more and take advantage of the fantastic group savings.

Ever wished you and your friends could have a Sex and the City moment? Plan the wedding of your dreams like Carrie Bradshaw with champagne and shopping at the show this autumn!

18 Beautiful new bedrooms are now available at Barton Hall Hotel.

The Hazelton Group were delighted to purchase Barton Hall in 2012 and are very pleased with the progress that has been made converting the 16th century hall into a modern country house hotel. The first 18 bedrooms are now opened and they really do look amazing, standard bedrooms, superior bedrooms and four poster bedrooms, this also includes facilities for family bedrooms and accessible bedrooms. The origins of Barton Seagrave Hall can be traced back to the late 16th century when the oldest parts of the Hall were constructed by the Humphries family. The Hall has been extended and renovated over the years but has largely existed in its present form since 1725. The property was purchased by the Wicksteed family in 1904 and then owned by the Wicksteed Trust until the Hazelton Group purchased the Hall in 2012.

Vines Brasserie and Bar serves good food and has had a few great barbecues this summer with head chef Liam Goodwill cooking up a storm on the stunning grounds of the hotel, with over a hundred local people attending and the sun was shining - everyone had a great day!! Weddings have taken place this summer and more booked for the remainder of the year and next year is proving to be very popular with many weddings already confirmed, with the unique orangery providing an amazing ceremony room. Lots more work to do and every day the team at Barton Hall Hotel are working hard to provide the best service possible and behind the scenes the building work continues with the new function room that will accommodate 250 guests due to be open by the end of the year, it’s all very exciting.

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

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Top tips on designing through to delivering your perfect wedding cake!

Above: Cake, glorious cake... Visit Le Papillon Patisserie at the National Wedding Show for some delicious ideas for your big day! Left: Don’t have a sweet tooth? How about this tiered cheese cake from John Lewis instead of a traditional wedding cake. From designing and tasting through to design and delivery, planning is key to your perfect wedding cake! Planning A key element to any celebration is “planning”. When organising your Wedding Day, besides setting the date, booking a church or a venue, ordering the wedding attire, cars, sending out invitations, etc. One of the most important features of the day is your Wedding Cake, a focal point of your celebrations. Make sure you place your order with a cake decorator in advance - approximately 6 months for a fruit cake and 3 months for a sponge. Budget & Price

The price of the cake is determined by the number of servings, the number of tiers required and the level of intricacy of the design. The more elaborate the design, the more the work that will be involved, which will drive up the cost, so let the cake decorator know what budget you are working to so you can be offered various options to match your budget.

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Wedding Dresses Make wedding Fizz Find the dress of your dreams! For every bride-to-be, finding that perfect dress that makes you look and feel amazing is crucial to the success of your big day, where all eyes will be on you! Featuring a Bridal Zone, Designer Area and Boutique Area, The National Wedding Show brings together an unrivalled selection of bridal shops and designer labels, with something to cater for every taste, every budget

and every style. Floaty styles such as the dress photographed is by Jenny Packham and are perfect for those brides who don’t want to be restricted in their dress. Jewel detailing adds that dazzling touch. From mainstream brands to designer labels and madeto-measure, the show holds the UK’s largest collection of wedding dresses under one roof. And the beauty of all is that you can arrange appointments in your favourite boutiques, try on a range of styles, fabrics and fits or even purchase your dress at the show! Add the finishing touches from head to toe, with a stunning choice of bridal veils, jewellery, shoes, tiaras, make-up and hairstyles. With experts standing by to offer personal advice, you can create the outfit you have always dreamed of. For further inspiration on how to complete the look head to the Catwalk Show, featuring the latest wedding dress, hair & beauty and accessory trends.

more enjoyable Quality sparkling wine makes a great alternative to Champagne, without breaking the budget, here are our top tips on how to choose the right wines for that special day. 1. Great quality sparkling wine can be a great alternative to Champagne when toasting your special day. Some sparkling wines, such as Cava, are made in the same way as champagne, but use different grape varieties – often with spectacular results. 2. Have you thought about adding Rosado Fizz to your wedding wine list? Rosé has become a very fashionable sparkling wine plus there is

something a little more romantic about a rose, popular with both sexes and tastes just delicious! 3. Be a little different and offer fabulous celebration cocktails to your wedding party? Freixenet have created some spectacular Fizz cocktails which will certainly impress your guests. 4. Need help with ideas for ‘Favours’ for those loved ones? How about mini sparkling wine bottles? Plus you can make the favour extra special by writing a personalised message on the bottles with gold ink. 
 Mini bottles of Freixenet Cordon Negro would be particularly good for the favours and for the cocktails take a look online at - http://www. cocktails

Your Perfect Outdoor Wedding There is nothing more romantic and enchanting than holding your wedding celebration outdoors in rustic country setting or your favourite park, but some careful planning will help the day run smoothly. If you are thinking of planning an outdoor celebration, here are some top tips to consider: Have a Contingency Plan
The British weather is so unpredictable even in the height of summer so make sure you have a plan B. You need to be adaptable and have planned in advance what to do in the event of a sudden downpour or the generator running out of

fuel. Hire a tipi or marquee that allows the walls to be raised or lowered depending upon the weather and check that your tipi or marquee hirer has already considered for such eventualities. 
The British weather
Embrace the elements. If it is expected to be cold and wet, use space heaters or a tipi with a stunning open fire and maybe invest in some funky umbrellas, for wind why not use wind chimes or flowing ribbons and for those rare sunny days, make sure your venue is airy and include outdoor seating. 
Unwanted guests
Use citronella candles to keep those bugs away. They contain a

natural insect repellent and will help to create a stunning atmosphere. 
Seasonal Considerations
Ensure you check out your proposed venue in the same season that you are getting married. A lush garden with blooming flowers and green trees will look a lot different in autumn and winter. 
Venue Facilities
Your perfect outdoor venue may have stunning natural beauty, but does it have electricity for your lighting and caterers, toilet facilities for your guests and adequate parking? Most outdoor events specialists will consider these for you and will even organise hiring generators or toilet blocks.


The Wedding Cake is meant to be eaten and shared with your guests, therefore the quality and taste will have to be memorable. You can have several different flavoured tiers, but do ask to taste the various flavours and fillings. The Wedding Cake, in particular the sponges can also be served as dessert. Design

A good cake decorator will work with your ideas and design and will also offer suggestions. The cake must match your style and taste so ask to see samples of work and photos of cakes. Ensure the cake matches your “wedding theme” be it the colour, ribbons, wedding attire, flowers or cake top decorations. Choose your design carefully as you will have to live with the photos for the rest of your life. If choosing sugar flowers ensure that these match the bridal bouquet, and that the flowers you choose will be in season at the time of your wedding. Custom-designed cakes take a longer time to create so allow for plenty of time when ordering. For spectacular weddings in a tipi contact Sami Tipi 01332 703540 or go to

Consider your Guests
 Make sure you let your guest know the programme for the day, that way they can come prepared with sun cream, rain coat or even wellies. If it is going to be a hot day consider providing bottles of water or alternatively for cold evenings some blankets for your granny. Also try to provide an area for your guests to chillout whether it be a separate chillout tipi or a quiet seating area away from the main celebration. 
If you would like more information on organising an outdoor tipi wedding celebration, please contact

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Everything stops for afternoon tea The demand for afternoon tea is on the increase, and tea-houses and afternoon ‘salons’ are springing up all over the country, fewer ‘do lunch’ and more of us ‘take tea’. This increase in demand for the traditional, classic British cuppa, twinned, of course, with posh sandwiches and cake, has hit a new peak with a 50% increase in demand according to Twinings purveyors of fine teas. It seems that it doesn’t matter what kind of establishment, there’s money being made from putting on a tea service with a bit of pomp, pageantry and tiny triangular sandwiches. The popularity of The Great British Bakeoff adding a further boost to the revival and public interest in baking and consuming delicious traditional cakes. The Royal Wedding in 2011 also proved just what national celebrations can achieve - and, with an estimated £800 million spent during the Diamond Jubilee weekend alone, these stirrings of national pride generated last summer have surely provided a significant opportunity for the likes of Country House

Hotels, Tea Rooms and smart Cafes many of whom have tapped into the revival and the unique appeal of afternoon tea. What better way to spend an afternoon A mouthwatering traditional afternoon tea experience at Rushton Hall Enjoy classic home baked fruit and plain scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, a
selection of cakes and patisseries
finger sandwiches
served with a pot of tea, coffee or even a glass of champagne in the magnificent surroundings of Rushton Hall. A sanctuary surrounded by 25 acres of beautiful grounds with a lake and ancient trees. Drive past the elegant gatehouses and wind your way down the serpentine gravel driveway, you will get your first glimpse of the magnificent 16th century building, your pot of tea awaits and everything stops for tea.

6 September - 20 September 2013

Excellent food in the Mill For a wonderful setting, treat yourself to a late summer lunch or dinner at the stunning Oundle Mill. The imposing Grade II listed converted watermill, standing proud over the River Nene, on the outskirts of the historic market town of Oundle is by no means disappointing. Oundle Mill was converted to a restaurant in the 1960s but had an interior and exterior transformation five years ago. Minimalist modern style complemented with the traditional beams, the ambience is a sympathetic mix of modern mixed together with tradition, subdued lighting and sleek modern furniture complete the picture. Through the entrance and its glass floor gives you a Kingfisher’s view of the river race. Oundle Mill perfectly combines the old and the new – fresh country air and exciting, contemporary aromas, cool tunes and the gentle sounds of water, exposed oak beams and sleek Italian furniture. Managed by Paul Richardson, Oundle Mill, from its beautifully preserved mill race to the chic elegance of its luxurious rooms, has

been designed to delight and surprise. Relax in total luxury – explore the beautiful surrounding countryside, play boules or mess about in boats. Or simply indulge your taste for inspired cuisine, prepared by Head Chef Gavin Austin, food made from the freshest seasonal produce and accompanied by a fascinating selection of some of the world’s finest wines. For more information, or to book: Oundle Mill, Barnwell Road, Oundle PE8 5PB Tel: 01832 272621 For a very special treat on Fridays throughout September, for lunch or dinner, you can experience three delicious courses from the fabulous Mill menu for only £18.95. A great chance to kick start the weekend and indulge your-self, wonderful food in beautiful surroundings, what more could you ask!


Sample Mill Menu

Traditional Tea Freshly Baked Sultana and Plain Scones with Clotted Cream and Strawberry Preserve, Cakes and Patisserie Selection and Finger Sandwiches Served with a Pot of Tea or Coffee £22.00 per person

Note the menu changes daily and is dependent upon what produce is best on the day.

Celebration Traditional Tea* Freshly Baked Sultana and Plain Scones with Clotted Cream and Strawberry Preserve Assortment of Cakes and Patisseries Selection of Finger Sandwiches Served with a Pot of Tea or Coffee Home made Celebration Cake with Candle *available for a minimum of 2 guests 48 hours notice required. £28.00 per person Feeling decadent? Order a glass of champagne with either tea for an extra £8 Rushton Hall Rushton, Northamptonshire NN14 1RR Telephone 01536 713001 Enquiries@Rushtonhall.Com

Rushton Hall’s Perfect scones Ingredients 350g plain flour 20g baking powder 70g unsalted butter 45g castor sugar 40g eggs 150g milk 55g sultanas Pinch salt Method Place the flour, baking powder, sugar and butter into a bowl and with your finger tips

rub the mixture to a crumb texture. Mix the eggs and milk together and slowly add to the flour mix add the sultanas to form a light dough (do not overwork the mix) and cover with a damp cloth and leave for twenty minutes. Lightly roll the mix out and stamp out the scones with a cutter, glaze with a little milk and bake at 190 oc for approximately 20 minutes. Or just come to Rushton hall to sample a great afternoon tea without all the hard work. Adrian Coulthard Head chef

Garden pea velouté, Five miletown goat’s cheese and lemon samosa Breaded fish croquette, marsh samphire, cockle vinaigrette Roast Cambridgeshire beetroot, Goosnargh yoghurt, crispy chicken skin, curry and raisins Cornish sardines, Heritage tomatoes, basil mayonnaise, sourdough Prosciutto ham, nectarine, Robiola Tre Latti cheese, pine nut brittle Suffolk Longhorn rib eye, Colston Bassett Stilton, English lettuce, Spanish anchovies, fries
(£7.50 supplement) St George’s chicken breast, chicken and leek sausage roll, creamed potato, roasted parsnips, confit shallot Malt glazed Blythburgh pork belly, butternut squash, char-grilled leek, chorizo gnocchi Baked whole Dover sole, Norfolk peer potatoes, green beans, tomato hollandaise Mixed fish “grill,” fennel and apple salad, Maris Piper’s, olives, lemon oil Crispy hen’s egg, lemon polenta, sea aster, horse mushrooms, Granny Smith’s Lemon and blueberry financier, Warner Edwards’ gin, lemon meringue ice cream White choc mousse, passion fruit curd, Lutton Farm raspberries, macadamia nut crunch Pink champagne and summer berries jelly, Madagascan vanilla ice cream Kalamazi lime, toasted meringue, coconut and almond granola, lime sorbet Blackberry soufflé, elderflower, yoghurt ice cream
 (Please allow 15 minutes when ordering the soufflé) Homemade ice creams and sorbets Isigny Camembert, grape chutney, homemade oatcakes

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EXTRA FOOD & DRINK This weeks Extra Hot Blogger is Jules, self confessed geek. Food and Lifestyle writer who runs a food and education business teaching both adults and children how to cook throughout the Midlands. The Butcher Baker Blog is for lovers of the simple things in life: food, gardening, travel and the odd big slab of cake. This summer holiday Jules ran a bread making workshop for children(age 4-11) where they made pizza and shaped rolls. Last year on her sunmmer cookery club they made both focaccia and pizza so most of the pupils attending this year knew the basics of kneading dough. Bread dough is such a fabulous medium for children to work with. With a bit of time, care and attention it can be modelled into lots of different shapes. When making bread with kids Jules often uses a 50:50 plain to strong flour mix. This makes the dough easier to work with and it is less likely to ping back. The day before the workshop most of the pupils had seen the Great British Bake Off episode where the contestants make Paul Hollywood’s 8 strand plait loaf. Thankfully the children were more than happy to stick to a conventional 3 strand plait, a traditional cob, snail and hedgehog along with odd cobra and newt. Who said bread has to be conventional….. Animal Bread Rolls
Makes 4 250g plain flour 250g strong white flour 8g salt 5g yeast 300ml warm water 1 egg, beaten 1) In a bowl mix together the dry ingredients, then add the water. 2) Stir until the dough comes together then turn out on to a floured surface. 3) Knead the dough for around 10 minute until the dough is soft & smooth. 4) Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover in clingfilm and leave for 1-2 hours until dough has nearly doubled in size. 5) Knock back the dough and divide in to 4 pieces. To make snail 1) take a piece of dough and divide in to 2 piece, one piece being twice the size of the other. 2) Roll both pieces into a long sausage. 3) Take the longest piece and roll into a swirl. 4) Take the other piece of dough and attach to the swirl. This is the snail’s body 5) Use a cloves for the eye.

Top restaurants make the Waitrose Good Food Guide Chef Simon Rogan’s Cumbrian restaurant, L’Enclume, have risen to spots seven, eight has achieved the top spot in Waitrose Good Food Guide and nine respectively. Ray20141 for the very first time, it is revealed today, as the mond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux bestselling restaurant guide publishes its annual ranking Quat’Saisons is ranked at numof the UK’s Top 50 restaurants2. ber ten. Restaurants in the Good Food Guide are awarded a cooking The Good Food Guide is the score out of ten, with L’Enclume achieving the top score for the UK’s longest running, bestsellsecond year in a row. In the number two spot is Heston Blu- ing restaurant guide – the 2014 menthal’s The Fat Duck, which has scored a perfect ten for six edition marks its 63rd year of years in a row - longer than any other restaurant since the guide publication. The Guide, now adopted its current scoring system3. Currently, L’Enclume and owned and published by WaitThe Fat Duck are the only two restaurants in the UK to achieve rose, includes independent such a score. reviews of the best dining esElizabeth Carter, Consultant Editor of the Good Food Guide, tablishments throughout the explains what makes L’Enclume so special: ‘After achieving UK, from pubs and cafés to the top score in last year’s Guide, Rogan and his team haven’t restaurants and fine dining. missed a beat, despite the pressures of the past year – from Waitrose Good Food Guide opening the French at the Midland Hotel in Manchester to over- does not accept any sponsorseeing a pop-up restaurant in London. Rogan rightfully takes ship, advertisements or free hospitality. his place as leader of the pack when it comes to modern British Waitrose Good Food Guide 2014 publishes on 9th September cooking. His fantastic way with seasonal ingredients from the 2013 priced £17.99 and is available in all good bookshops and Cumbrian land and coast brings dishes that are a joyful celebra- in Waitrose branches. See for detion of this county’s magnificent diversity. L’Enclume is truly tails. Cooking scores are between one and ten. Last year’s Top deserving of the number one spot.’ 50 ranking is shown in brackets. Simon Rogan, head chef at L’Enclume, comments on his suc- 1. L’Enclume, Cartmel, Cumbria. Cooking score 10. (2) cess: ‘I’m so proud of my staff and this phenomenal achieve- 2. The Fat Duck, Bray, Berkshire. Cooking score 10. (1) ment with The Good Food Guide. This is something we have al- 3. Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Rock, Cornwall. Cooking score 9. (5) ways dreamed about. We have received this accolade because of 4. Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham. Cooking score 9. (3) our focus on both the food product and the customer - keeping 5. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London. Cooking score 9. (4) it natural and fresh in the kitchen, and friendly but professional 6. Pollen Street Social, London. Cooking score 9. (6) in the dining room. The development of the infrastructure be- 7. Hibiscus, London. Cooking score 8. (8) hind the scenes has also been a key factor to our success as we 8. The Square, London. Cooking score 8. (9) are constantly evolving and improving what we have in place, 9. The Ledbury, London. Cooking score 8. (10) and will continue to do so.’ 10. Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Great Milton, Oxfordshire. The Good Food Guide’s annual Top 50 restaurant ranking is Cooking score 8. (7) highly regarded by chefs and restaurantgoers alike, with particular attention paid to those chefs and restaurants who make it into the Top 10. The 2014 edition has seen all ten restaurants from 2013 hang on to their Top 10 ranking, with Cornish favourite Restaurant Nathan Outlaw rising to number three. Restaurant Sat Bains, in Nottinghamshire, and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London are at the number four and five respectively. Jason The Dovecote Buttery Tea Room and Restaurant Atherton’s Pollen Street Social in London remains at number six. Hibiscus, The Square and The Ledbury, also in London, Come and visit us at Dovecote Farm and experience our fantastic award winning

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To make the hedgehog 1) Take your piece of dough and shape in to a round. 2) Pinch one end of the round to make the hedgehog’s nose. 3) Take a pair of scissors and make snips in the dough. This will make the hedgehog’s spikes 4) Use a couple of cloves for the eyes. 6) Place the shaped pieces of dough on a lined baking tray and leave for another 30 min to rise. 7) If you want the dough to have a sheen brush the top of the dough with beaten egg. 8) Bake at 220°c for 15-20 minutes until bread is risen and golden.

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Thank you Rushden Windmill Band Prize winning letter!

Dear Editor, I write to congratulate and thank the good people of Grafton Underwood for once again providing and promoting the really pleasant afternoon of entertainment given by the excellent musicians of the Rushden Windmill Band led by M. D. Stephen Bell. The ladies and gentlemen of the organisers also played their part in providing cream teas and refreshments. Had it not been for so many modern cars parked along the main street, the whole scene could have been likened to the traditional events such as this, held in quite a few local neighbourhoods in past times. The excellent pictures captured by your photographer also adds to the nostalgic feel of the occasion, sadly these occasions have become rare in this modern age, so well done to Grafton for keeping tradition alive. Bernard Lowe Aldwincle. Dear Editor, It seems the incompetence, waste and more importantly, poor value for hard hit ratepayers continues as ever, at the much criticised Corby Borough Council (CBC). A recent article, in the respected magazine Private Eye – under the appropriately named regular column Rotten Boroughs – threw yet more light on CBC’s incompetence, financial irregularities and poor leadership. The article described accountancy firm, KPMG,

being called in to review the spiralling cost of “The Cube” and charges of selling valuable land to Tesco for peanuts. Details were revealed how former Chief Exec, Chris Mallender, had arranged the sale of 15 acres of land to the superstore operators, for just £82,000. This alone “may have caused a loss to the council of £4.2 to £9.5m”. The cost of The Cube, the new civic centre in Corby, shot up from the original budget of £32.6m to £47.6m and counting. This is an astonishing amount of money, at a time of austerity for rate payers, to acquire a building with the fire escape too small and an unsafe staircase. As is usual with these types of operations, Mallender himself left via a selfproposed package – including pension rights – costing rate payers another £217,000. An auditor, prior to KPMG arriving, found that CBC’s borrowing increased from nil to £47m, during the time this was taking place. Another black mark against the beleaguered authority recently arrived when angry residents in Gretton, complained to the Ombudsman regarding CBC’s many failings in connection with an unpopular residential development in the village. This resulted in CBC re-

cently being found guilty of maladministration by the Ombudsman. The council’s planning department, so soon after its shortcomings were highlighted by the Ombudsman, must soon consider another hugely unpopular development, currently being proposed in the shape of The Brookfield Recovery Park. This would involve a large area of woodland being bulldozed in the borough, close to Gretton. Not surprisingly, the proposal is being opposed by a large numbers of Corby area residents, which even included an organised march, to The Cube, which hundreds attended. Many local residents feel outraged by the financial waste, poor leadership, incompetence and total disregard displayed for the concerns of local people, by CBC, with some questioning why they should fund such a poor performing council at all. It seems there aren’t many residents and rate payers that agree with CBC’s mantra of “Building a bigger, better, brighter Corby”. Rob Clark, Corby Dear Editor, Collins Solicitors is advising ex-steelworkers and their families in Corby and Ravenscraig in preparation for legal cases in England and Scotland, respectively, to seek redress for health problems suffered by workers as a direct result of years spent exposed to signifi-

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cant amounts of dust, heavy metals and exposed to toxic waste from the former steelworks in Corby. I am also currently other chemicals. Nearly 400 people have approached representing over 80 residents living the firm, suffering from skin cancer, in properties on a residential estate off lung cancer and other respiratory dis- Watling Street, Motherwell, which was eases. In many cases the firm is work- built on land that was not fully remediing with the families of those who have ated following a history of heavy indusdied as a result of exposure to chemicals trial use. My firm plans to hold seminars in and other pollutants, including poly-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) which can both Corby and Ravenscraig towards the end of September. Those wishing to cause cells to turn cancerous. As Senior Partner of Collins Solici- attend or to discuss the issues they are tors, leading the team working with facing should contact Collins Solicithe steelworkers, commented: “The tors on 01923 223 324 or email collins@ time is right for us to seriously consider Thank you. launching proceedings in both England Des Collins, and Scotland. Collins Solicitors. It has recently come to light that, for years, the industry knew it was exposing steelworkers to air pollution during the production of steel. It is also clear that little was done to educate the workers and protect LETTERS POLICY them from inhaling dangerous Letters should arrive by noon on the Monday before publication. Full name and address must be supplied and details will be substances. withheld only in exceptional circumstances. Letters should be While both Corby and Raven- no longer than 250 words and may be edited. scraig Steelworks were closed Please email your letters to or send by post to Extra Local Ltd, and demolished some time ago Chesham House, 53 Lower Street, Kettering NN16 8BH (Corby was closed in 1980 and Ravenscraig in 1992) we feel we Prize for the Best Letter to the Editor! have a strong case to make. With We love to hear from our readers. Your news and views are new information now available, very important to us, send in your letters, stories, opinions and and recent developments in le- comments. If you have a subject that you would like to air or a personal view that you would like to express, here is gal interpretation, the appetite simply your opportunity! seems to be there from the former workers and their families.” We also want to know more about you, what you want to see in the paper, what you want more of and what you want less of. I successfully led the 11-year fight on behalf of the families Letters please by Tuesday for publication on Friday. of children born with deformi- ties after their mothers were


Single? Make sure you Love Yourself! Lisa Phillips Executive Coach, Personal Development and Enjoying life! As a regularly featured personality on radio and TV, Lisa is an international expert on self development and coaching. She has owned her coaching business, Amazing Coaching for ten years and has worked in over 20 countries. Her passion and love of life is infectious. We have all heard that old adage ‘ You have to love yourself first before you find love’ but how do you keep on loving yourself and keeping your self esteem high when you have been long term single or perhaps suffering from relationship trauma? One of my best relationship tips is to remember is that life is a mirror – and nowhere is this more obvious than in relationships! Do you find yourself in relationships where your partner doesn’t respect you or perhaps fails to show you the kindness and love you deserve? If so – pay attention as that could

very be a mirror of your own relationship with yourself. How can you expect someone to love and respect you if you don’t respect yourself or you are constantly beating yourself up with a big stick? In this week’s article , I am going to share with you my top tips for raising your selfesteem – particularly important if you have been single for a while or searching for a great relationship. In doing these steps you will start to feel more deserving and worthy on the inside – now what a great mirror that is to send out to the outside world! If you think you haven’t got the time or maybe you believe you are too busy, then think again! Many of these will only take a few minutes of your time or can be done when you are in the shower or perhaps brushing your teeth each morning. Remember, surely you are worth a few minutes of your own time? 1) Smile at yourself each morning in the mirror. Make sure it’s a big cheesy grin! You are wonderful remember, whether you are in a relationship or not! 2) Write a list of things that you like about yourself and your positive qualities. These could be the fact you are loving, helpful, creative, or the fact that you get things done on time. Make sure you write down at least twenty! Remember, if are kind and loving to

yourself, people will be kind and loving to you. If you abuse yourself with harsh words, then watch out, you may just invite a bully into your life. 3) Each day affirm to yourself ( at least ten times if you can!) ‘ My self-esteem is growing every day’ and ‘ I am a valuable, loveable person and I deserve the very best’ 4) Quit comparing yourself to others. Remind yourself that there will always be some people who have more than you, and some people who have less. Comparing yourself to others will NOT make you feel good about yourself. 5) Accept compliments grat efully. The next time somebody says something nice about you, take time to write it down or spend a few moments thinking about how nice it felt. 6) Remind yourself that you are HUMAN. Quit beating yourself up for not being perfect. Vow each day to praise yourself, not criticize yourself. This takes practise but even if you stop yourself from criticising yourself just once then you are making great progress. 7) If you are surrounded by negative people or energy vampires, this will make you feel bad about yourself and will lower your self

esteem. However, if you surround yourself with positive and supportive people you will feel better about yourself and this will raise your self esteem. Each night before you go to bed, think about ( or write down if you wish) five successful things you have done that day. This could be as simple as getting to work on time, helping a friend or cooking a healthy dinner. 9) Set yourself a mini goal to complete each week. This could be anything from speaking to a stranger to putting a new boundary in place. One of the best ways to increase yours self esteem is to take action – you will feel great about yourself when you do! 10) Be true to yourself. Make sure you are living your own life and not the life someone else wishes you live. If you feel nervous about standing up for yourself etc, make this one of your mini goals. You won’t develop self-esteem if you sit on the sidelines and don’t push yourself to take risks and new challenges. Remember, we are all capable of increasing our self-esteem with just a little bit of effort. You will also start to take more risks and be less concerned with making a fool of yourself or failing. Remember, confidence is the sexiest trait! Go for it – you deserve it!

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Moving home with your pet Keeping your furry friend stress free Planning, packing and nervous expectation – moving house is one of the most stressful experiences in life. But, just imagine how confusing this time is for our pets, who cannot understand why all these changes are taking place. Taking time to carefully plan your pet’s move will ensure the transition is as smooth as possible. PDSA veterinary surgeon Elaine Pendlebury said: “Worrying about an anxious pet who is struggling to settle into a new environment can really take the shine out of enjoying your new home. “Moving house can be difficult, but by following a few simple tips responsible owners can help their pets feel much more relaxed, which can only help their humans to remain calm and enjoy the experience.” Elaine said in order to do this it is important to consider your pet’s personalities – nervous, fretful animals who respond badly to strange scents and noises may actually benefit from being kenneled during the move. If this sounds like your pet’s personality, ensure their vaccinations are up to date prior to the move and give yourself enough time to find a cattery or kennel you like and trust. Knowing your furry friend is being well looked after in a pleasant environment will give you one less thing to worry about during the difficult time. If boarding does not seem like a suitable so-

lution there are plenty of things you can do to help your pet settle quickly. Elaine said: “Familiar smells and scents play a pivotal role in helping your pet feel safe and relaxed at home. “Taking steps to introduce some of these odours into your new house prior to your four-legged friend’s arrival will help your pet settle more quickly.” Here are some simple tips follow: · Leading up to the day of the move gradually move your pets’ food bowls, toys and beds into one room. This will mean on moving day they should be happy to remain in one secure room for a number of hours. This will help keep them away from accidents, scary people or strange noises and stop them from escaping. · Do not feed pets close to travelling time, this could cause travel sickness. Small of their usual food throughout the day will help to keep your pet occupied and be gentler on their tummy if they are feeling anxious. · When you arrive at the new house, place some of your pet’s toys and bedding into one room with a piece of clothing that smells of you and spend some time with them to help them settle. · Ensure your house is secure before letting them out. In addition, dogs could be walked around the house on a lead and let into the garden once it has been secured. But cats

should be kept indoors for a few weeks to help them become familiar with the house and surrounding area – walking them in the garden using a small harness and lead can also be useful. · Your vet can recommend a pheromone diffuser which can help your pet feel more relaxed. Pheromones are natural scents that are undetectable to humans, but can help

keep your pet calm. Your vet will be able to let you know if this would help your pet. · Ensure your pets are microchipped and remember to let the microchip company know about your new address. Microchipping will greatly increase the chances finding pets should they escape during the move. For more pet care tips log onto www.pdsa.

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate Should I get my dog vaccinated? Yes. Vaccination protects your dog against various diseases which can cause pain, distress and are often fatal. By vaccinating your dog you have peace of mind, knowing that you have provided protection. As well as safeguarding your own pet, it also prevents diseases from being passed onto other animals. What are vaccines? Vaccines contain a harmless form of the virus or bacterium that causes a particular disease. They work by stimulating the body’s immune system in a safe way. If the dog then comes in to contact with the disease for real, the immune system “remembers” what it did to deal with the vaccine, so can fight the disease. This protects the dog. When should I get my puppy or dog vaccinated? Pets should receive a ‘primary’ vaccination course early in life, followed by ‘booster’ vaccinations throughout their life. The primary vaccination course for dogs varies with the type of vaccine used. The first vaccine can sometimes be given as young as six weeks of age, with the second usually given two to four weeks later. Booster vaccinations are need-

ed because the body’s immune response gradually fades over time. They are often given every year, depending on the vaccine. Ask your vet when it is best to vaccinate your puppy or dog. When can my puppy start to meet other animals? Puppies should be vaccinated before they mix with other animals. It is essential for their normal development that they are allowed to socialise with other animals while they are

very young, so you should get them vaccinated as soon as possible. Ask your vet when they can start meeting other animals and begin to socialise them as soon as it’s safe to do so. Which diseases do vaccines protect against? canine distemper (‘hard pad’) canine parvovirus infectious canine hepatitis kennel cough leptospirosis

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Suzuki power for new entry-level Caterham Seven Caterham Cars’ soon-to-be-released, all-new entry-level Seven will be powered by a 660cc, three-cylinder turbocharged engine manufactured by Suzuki Motor Corporation – the smallest and most efficient engine ever installed in a Seven. The new vehicle uses 21st-Century engineering to pay homage to early incarnations of the iconic Seven by utilising a super-compact and lightweight turbocharged engine to ‘add lightness’ like no other Seven in recent times. The ultra-efficient, downsized engine matched with an equally compact Suzuki five-speed gearbox, has been adapted by Caterham Technology & Innovation (CTI) – Caterham Group’s engineering division – to complement a re-engineered chassis, which also harks back to the spirit of former Sevens with major revisions to the suspension layout. As a renowned specialist in compact and efficient vehicle design, Suzuki’s expertise in the field meant it was the ideal partner for Caterham in achieving its goal of creating the most efficient, lightest Seven ever. The powertrain specialists at CTI have fine-tuned the engine to suit the highly dynamic Seven, resulting in a car capable of strong performance while delivering vastly improved fuel economy and reduced vehicle emissions. Caterham Cars CEO, Graham Macdonald, said: “It is not engine size that mat-

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Premier Division Team Finedon Dolben Peterborough Old Northamptonians Northampton Saints Rushton Wollaston Brixworth Oundle Stony Stratford Burton Latimer Horton House Wellingborough Town

Pl WBF WBS DBF DBS 18 5 7 4 0 18 7 6 2 2 18 5 4 1 1 18 2 5 1 2 18 2 4 5 1 18 2 6 0 2 18 4 2 3 4 18 0 8 1 2 18 2 4 0 2 18 1 1 1 1 18 2 1 1 2 18 1 0 2 2

NR Lost 0 1 0 1 1 6 0 7 1 5 1 7 0 5 1 6 2 8 1 11 1 11 0 13

Tie 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Bat 19 16 16 25 22 25 37 23 11 21 20 27

Bowl 36 26 33 47 68 49 49 35 41 53 54 65

Pts 402 401 300 277 277 276 272 246 213 176 171 136

Ded 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0

Pl WBF WBS DBF DBS 18 9 5 1 0 18 5 6 2 2 18 7 3 2 1 18 3 5 2 4 18 3 3 3 3 18 4 3 0 2 18 3 2 1 2 18 1 4 1 2 18 2 2 2 3 18 0 5 2 2 18 1 3 1 2 18 0 1 6 0

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Bowl 20 34 30 44 54 41 52 56 62 46 40 84

Pts 429 356 339 307 272 255 224 221 213 203 195 175

Ded 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 20

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Pl WBF WBS DBF DBS 18 10 3 2 1 18 9 5 1 0 18 3 10 1 3 18 8 2 0 1 18 3 5 1 1 18 3 5 2 0 18 2 4 2 1 18 2 3 0 3 18 2 3 1 0 18 2 1 4 1 18 2 2 0 2 18 2 1 0 1

NR Lost 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 7 0 8 0 8 0 9 0 10 1 11 0 10 0 11 0 14

Tie 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Bat 11 5 21 9 13 11 24 24 15 33 20 13

Bowl 23 23 20 37 43 44 41 50 60 67 42 57

Pts 435 416 380 338 275 268 234 215 209 207 193 157

Ded 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Pl WBF WBS DBF DBS 18 6 5 1 2 18 6 1 4 3 18 5 3 3 2 18 4 3 3 3 18 4 4 1 0 18 0 8 4 2 18 3 4 3 1 18 2 1 4 3 18 0 5 3 6 18 2 3 3 2 18 0 5 1 3 18 0 1 0 3

NR Lost 1 3 0 4 0 5 0 5 0 8 0 4 0 7 1 6 0 4 0 8 1 8 1 13

Tie 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

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Bowl 25 57 47 64 47 53 56 65 58 62 43 45

Pts 347 319 312 312 303 299 276 235 234 227 195 101

Ded 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pl WBF WBS DBF DBS 18 7 4 4 0 18 8 2 2 1 18 2 8 4 0 18 4 6 0 6 18 3 5 4 2 18 0 10 1 2 18 3 4 1 2 18 1 5 2 0 18 0 4 4 1 18 1 1 4 3 18 0 0 0 7 18 0 0 2 4

NR Lost 0 3 0 5 0 4 0 2 1 3 0 5 0 8 1 9 1 8 0 9 1 10 0 12

Tie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bat 15 14 23 21 30 16 23 16 37 29 33 27

Bowl 46 44 37 33 60 36 48 60 63 70 56 60

Pts 385 357 328 321 320 287 264 232 219 177 106 105

Ded 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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NR Lost 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 6 1 3 0 7 0 7 0 10 0 12 0 12

Tie 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Bat 17 16 19 17 31 30 31 28 15 42

Bowl 17 17 38 30 42 52 37 50 44 54

Pts 348 338 331 272 257 236 192 141 116 110

Ded 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 0

Team Finedon Dolben 3rd Weekley and Warkton 2nd Thrapston 2nd St Michaels 74 Old Northamptonians 4th Harlestone East Haddon 2nd Bugbrooke Podington 2nd Wellingborough Town 3rd

Pl WBF WBS DBF DBS 16 5 6 2 0 16 2 5 2 4 16 2 5 2 2 16 6 0 0 2 16 5 1 2 1 16 4 1 1 5 14 3 3 2 1 16 3 2 2 0 15 1 3 3 0 15 0 2 1 2

NR Lost 0 3 0 3 0 5 0 8 1 6 1 4 1 4 0 9 0 8 1 9

Tie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bat 12 32 25 25 21 24 25 17 21 22

Bowl 29 44 47 42 38 49 34 52 63 48

Pts 342 276 265 251 249 233 230 213 195 126

Ded 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bat 7 18 19 37 15 29 38 25 34 31

Bowl 33 32 23 36 41 38 52 48 52 46

Pts 301 290 286 264 263 263 241 208 177 82

Ded 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30

Division 8 Team Obelisk Raunds 2nd Bold Dragoon Barton Seagrave Northampton Saints 4th Spencer Desborough 2nd Long Buckby 2nd Kempston 2nd Irchester 2nd

Pl WBF WBS DBF DBS NR Lost Tie 16 3 7 1 0 1 4 0 16 5 4 0 1 0 6 0 16 2 8 0 4 0 2 0 16 1 5 4 1 0 4 1 17 3 4 0 3 0 6 1 17 3 2 1 1 3 5 2 16 2 3 5 0 0 6 0 16 1 4 3 1 0 7 0 16 1 2 1 3 1 8 0 16 1 0 0 1 1 13 0

Kettering Town Football Club

Division 4 Team Bowden Old Northamptonians 3rd Kibworth 3rd Northampton Saints 3rd Weldon Grendon and Prims Geddington 2nd Stoke Bruerne Kempston Old Grammarians Burton Latimer 2nd Rushton 2nd

Pl WBF WBS DBF DBS 16 4 8 2 1 16 6 5 0 3 16 3 6 4 0 16 2 7 1 0 16 2 4 5 1 16 3 2 2 2 16 1 3 0 4 16 1 1 0 4 16 2 1 1 0 16 0 0 2 2

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Division 1 Team Rushden Geddington Weekley and Warkton Finedon Dolben 2nd Desborough Old Wellingburians Loddington Peterborough 2nd Irthlingborough Town Old Northamptonians 2nd Kettering Wellingborough Indians

Team Kislingbury Mears Ashby Rothwell 2nd Gretton Higham Ferrers Carrib United Yelvertoft Earls Barton 2nd Ashby Timken Loddington 2nd

Pl WBF WBS DBF DBS 18 9 5 3 1 18 3 8 5 0 18 6 4 2 3 18 3 3 6 0 18 6 2 0 1 18 2 4 3 3 18 0 7 1 1 18 3 3 2 3 18 1 2 3 6 18 2 0 3 0 18 0 3 1 7 18 1 2 0 4

NR Lost 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 6 0 9 0 6 0 9 0 7 0 6 0 13 0 7 0 11

Tie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bat 16 25 29 33 12 25 23 18 41 38 37 14

Bowl 25 47 39 72 39 68 58 49 67 87 57 48

Pts 438 372 355 291 277 265 245 222 209 200 179 147

Ded 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 0

Kettering Town Football Club is one of the best known non-league clubs in England, with a proud tradition spanning over 140 years, The Poppies became the first British club to play with a sponsor’s name printed on their shirts and have played in some thrilling FA Cup ties against teams like Blackburn Rovers, Charlton Athletic, Fulham, Leeds United to name a few and appeared in two FA Trophy finals at Wembley. It has been well documented that since these ‘glory years’ the club has suffered both financially and on the field, there was also a feeling that the Club had alienated itself from the local business community. On the 25th June it was announced that the club was to be taken over by Ritchie Jeune and the Supporters Trust, this is the start of a new and exciting phase in the history of Kettering Town FC. After spending the last few seasons playing at Nene Park, Irthlingborough and last season at Corby Town FC, the first job was to bring the club back to the Borough of Kettering. Burton Park Wanderers have kindly agreed to let The Poppies play home fixtures at Burton Park; this has seen a hive of activity as we race to prepare the ground to meet the leagues criteria. By coming back to Kettering, The Poppies will be once more engaging with the community through the development of the youth team, bringing local young players through the youth system to hopefully one day play for their home town club. As we now move forward into a new era we are reaching out to the local business to join in and support the club. We have a wide range of sponsorship opportunities listed below that will not only help the club but also promote your business or organisation to the local community. Opportunity




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Cops tackle tag rugby players WHEN it comes to tackling villains, the local police force has plenty of experience. But during the summer school holidays, officers were tackling somewhat different activities! They were coaching children in the sport of tag rugby at Corby’s Lodge Park Sports Centre. The non-contact version of the sport was developed with the Rugby Football Union and police, so children could play the sport while receiving crime prevention and safety advice. On average, 18 children took part in each class, re-

ceiving weekly hour-and-a-half coaching sessions from the officers. The activities were held in partnership with Corby Borough Council. Officer Chris Vickers, from the safer community team, said: “These sessions were really beneficial to the young children. Not only did it give them something enjoyable to take part in over the summer holidays, but it was educational for them as well in terms of the safety advice. “Everyone involved thoroughly enjoyed it.”

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Come running at park RUNNERS will soon have a brand new challenge on their doorstep – a parkrun event at West Glebe, Corby, starting on Saturday September 21. The parkrun is a free, weekly, 5km run, open to everyone. Each week it will start at 9am and people of all abilities and fitness levels are encouraged to have a go. Supported by Northamptonshire Sport and Corby Borough Council, the West Glebe course is a two-and-a-half lap route of the park starting from the middle of the main access path, which goes through the park. Corby Borough Council’s lead member for community, Cllr John McGhee, said: “We’re delighted to welcome parkrun to Corby. We’ve watched these fabulous events launch throughout the country, so it’s great to have the first event ready to go here in Corby. “It is a fantastic way of committing

yourself to a weekly programme of exercise in a way that’s great fun, motivational and, with distance being only 5km, achievable for most people.” Andrew Bennett, event director for Corby parkrun, added: “This initiative caters for all levels of runner. Whether you’re pulling on your trainers for the first time or love to conquer marathons! “We have nearly 20 volunteers willing to get involved in the organisation of the event, but we need more. You don’t need to be a runner to volunteer, just someone who may have a couple of hours spare every other Saturday morning who we can call upon to help.” The parkruns started in 2004 and are community events run by local volunteers, who set up the event, time the runs and marshal the course. There are now well over 100 parkrun events taking place on a weekly basis across the UK and overseas.

ON the anniversary of the Olympic Closing Ceremony, sports projects in Northamptonshire celebrated winning a share of £16,225,446 from the latest round of Sports England National Lottery Funded Inspired Facilities fund. And in a major boost to grassroots sports clubs, Sport England also announced £40 million to extend its hugely popular Inspired Facilities Olympic and Paralympic legacy fund to 2017, allowing local clubs to continue to benefit over the coming years. The latest investments for the county, £211,000, will bring big improvements to five local facilities across the county, from installation of floodlights, modernisation of facilities to new equipment and better changing rooms. The five successful bidders in Northamptonshire were: • Gretton Parish Council, which was awarded £50,000 towards its £153,000 project for modernisation and extension of changing and social facilities at the Recreation Ground Pavilion. • Stewarts & Lloyds (Corby) RFC, awarded £35,236 for upgrading their floodlighting and shower facilities. • Corby Gymnastics Academy, awarded £49,123 for facilities modernisation and equipment purchase. • Duston Parish Council, awarded £27,040 to provide outside lighting for the bowling green and grassed multi use centre. • Northampton Sailing Club, Pitsford, which will use its £50,000 award towards refurbishment of the club’s existing changing and showering facilities and making general improvements to the clubhouse including insulation, new windows, energy saving devices and an upgraded power supply. In addition, under the Sport England Small Grants Scheme, six clubs were awarded £36,693 in July: Northamptonshire Angling Action Group (£5,000); St Crispin & Ryelands Cricket Club – Duston, Northampton (£2,040); Deanshanger Air Rifle

Club (£9,020); Farm Powerlifting and Weightlifting Club - Moulton (£7,181); England Netball working with David Ross Education Trust Satellite Clubs in Northampton (£7,986); Wollaston Over Sixties Bowls Club (£5,466). The announcement means that 1,361 grassroots sports facilities have now benefitted in the two years since Inspired Facilities was launched, with a total of £69.9 million invested, £716,000 being invested in 16 clubs in Northamptonshire alone. Chris Holmes, director of Northamptonshire Sport, said: “A year on from the Olympics, it’s inspiring to see the investment from Sport England transforming sporting facilities in communities throughout the county. “These awards and the announcement that an extra £40million will be invested into Inspired Facilities, will mean many more projects will benefit long term.’’ He added: “The Northamptonshire Sport Team works closely with Sport England and clubs across the county and provides workshops to guide clubs through the Inspired Facilities funding application process – and it’s great to see the clubs that go through the process and get the help they need to progress and get more people into sport.” Minister for Sport, Hugh Robertson, said: “This £40 million injection of National Lottery funding will be a huge boost to local sports facilities across the country. “Coming a year on from hosting the London 2012 Games, it demonstrates our commitment to a tangible and long lasting sports legacy. The Inspired Facilities fund has been a massive success and, by extending it to 2017, it will help encourage many more people to get involved in community sport.” Bids will be accepted for the next round of Inspired Facilities funding from October 21, 2013. Find out more at: Or contact Northamptonshire Sport on: 01604 367071

Tata Kids of Steel triathlon comes to county

MORE than 1,000 youngsters have been preparing to swim, run and cycle in Corby’s mini triathlon event at the town’s International Pool on Tuesday, September 10. The Tata Kids of Steel series, which has been visiting venues across the UK since June, has encouraged up to 10,000 young athletes to cover the distance between London and the next Olympic host city, Rio de Janeiro – an estimated 10 thousand kilometres – to celebrate the 2012 Olympic legacy. Corby is welcoming eight to 13-year-olds from 17 schools around the area to the challenge, which aims to encourage children to adopt a healthier lifestyle through sport and exercise. The series has enabled more than 50,000 children to participate in the sport of triathlon since it was launched by Tata Steel and the British Triathlon Federation in 2007. The success of Team GB triathletes at the London 2012 Olympic Games was a massive boost to the sport of triathlon in the UK. Tata Steel and the British Triathlon Foundation, the sport’s charitable arm, collectively aim to encourage the next generation to be

more involved and active in the sport than Kids of Steel series is showcasing the sport to an increasing number of youngsters for the ever before. Corby East Midlands International Pool, very first time; we hope they can be inspired to develop a real inin George Street terest in the sport.” (NN17 1QB) will ofSytske Seyffert, fer an inclusive and Tata Steel director accessible opportuof corporate comnity to schoolchilmunications and dren, regardless of public affairs, said: ability or experi“This is the sevence. Employees enth year we have from the steel proworked alongside ducer’s local site the British Triathare volunteering at lon Federation to the event to ensure organise Tata Kids it runs safely and of Steel, a series we smoothly. are very proud of. London 2012 “We are deOlympic Games Triathlon gold INSPIRATIONAL: Triathlon Olympic Gold Medallist Alistair Brown- lighted to be able medallist, Alistair lee hails children who will be combining to swim, cycle and run the to bring this popular event to Corby Brownlee, said: “It’s distance from London to Rio in the 2013 series. in 2013. fantastic that the “Our event in Corby enables children to Tata Kids of Steel events are returning for 2013 as the sport looks to push on from the success have a fantastic day out while participating in sport. There will be opportunities for around and added interest of London 2012. “Triathlon is a growing sport and the Tata 10,000 children to take part in the 2013 Tata

Kids of Steel series, which is an immense achievement for everyone involved.” Zara Hyde Peters OBE, CEO of British Triathlon Federation and trustee of the British Triathlon Foundation Trust, added: “We’re delighted to continue to work alongside Tata Steel in this partnership, which has been a big success in our seven-year relationship, benefiting both UK children and the development of our sport. “The series has been the catalyst for the creation of our charitable arm – the British Triathlon Foundation, which was set up to help us inspire a generation. “The success of triathlon during the London 2012 Olympic Games, together with the inclusive nature of the Tata Kids of Steel series, will no doubt contribute to the success of this initiative. “It’s a great way for youngsters to not only learn about triathlon as a sport, but to also try out a unique sports event that has multiple benefits. “With the World Series finale taking place in Hyde Park later this year, I’m sure it is going to be another big year for the sport in the UK and the Tata Kids of Steel series.”


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Diamonds continue to roll

Northwood 1 AFC Rushden & Diamonds 2 AFC RUSHDEN and Diamonds travelled to Northwood of the Southern League on Saturday, August 31, and came away with a 2-1 victory in their 50th senior fixture. Northwood immediately put the visitors under pressure as Alex Deakin slipped allowing Garry Senior to go one-on-one with Diamonds keeper Tom Cross – but he could not beat the agile Cross. Diamonds had chances of their own through Joe Merriill and Alfie Taylor, but just before the half-hour mark, Taylor put Diamonds in front after collecting a lovely through ball from Merrill. Less than ten minutes later, Matt Gearing made it 2-0 as he lashed in a shot from outside the penalty area. Northwood came back in to the game as Niko Muir notched a goal on the hour, but Diamonds held on. They will travel to Cockfosters in the first qualifying round on September 14.

Report by Craig Turnbull Kettering Town 0 Gresley 2 KETTERING Town crashed out of the Budweiser FA Cup as they lost 2-0 at Latimer Park to a disciplined Gresley in the final preliminary round on August 31. The visitors’ goals came from Royce Turville, two minutes before the break, and Rob Spencer after 59 minutes. From the start, The Poppies took the game to their visitors as Rob Foster and Jonathan Thorpe fired wide, while Jake Newman saw his shot blocked. Gresley’s first real threat came from a defensive error from the hosts which allowed Rob Spencer a clear shot, but he skewed wide. Kettering were having the major share of possession but their finishing was far from impressive. Thorpe miscued a shot, Nathan Fox fired over and Louis Hamilton’s cross from the right was met by Newman’s head but the ball ended up with the home support. Gresley were relying heavily on the break. As the break approached, they started to find the holes in the Kettering defence when James Jepson fired high and handsomely wide but their next attack proved fatal. Eric Graves’ low cross from wide right was missed by everyone, but Royce Turville was unmarked at the far post and at the second attempt bundled the ball past Michael Quirke.





Second half, the hosts quickly pressed in search of an equaliser and nearly saw their good work pay off as Ross Etheridge had to pull off a great save to push Thorpe’s stunning volley over the bar. A foul on Hamilton saw Dave Deeney’s dangerous free kick fizz inches past the post. For all their dominance, Kettering were always going to be found wanting on the break and that possibility became a reality as the Derbyshire outfit grabbed the killer goal on 59 minutes. After good awareness from Steve Kinniburgh to stop the visitors’ counter, his simple back pass to his keeper was routine enough, but Quirke made a hash the clearance which found Jepson. The centre midfielder laid an easy pass for Spencer to stab into the open goal. For the final 20 minutes, Kettering huffed and puffed, but could make no impression on their visitors as a poor period of play followed. Despite losing their centre back and skipper in the first half, Gresley looked comfortable dealing with what was now a lacklustre home attack. Jermaine Clarke and Wes Emery entered the fray to provided more fire power. Clarke’s presence ruffled the away defence and his first flick on found Foster who shot over from close range, while Deeney headed wide from Fox’s corner. There was almost a third for Gresley just before the end as Kieren O’Connell’s drive rattled the crossbar. The Poppies threw everything they could, but it was all too late as the visitors progressed to the first qualifying round.

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Report by Jack Patmore Sileby Rangers 0 Wellingborough Town 5 WELLINGBOROUGH Town travelled to Sileby Rangers on Saturday, August 31, and hopes were high following their first win of the season earlier in that week … hopes turned to reality as they thrashed the home side, 5-0. It only took 14 minutes for Wellingborough to open the scoring as Chris Davies scored his second goal in as many games. Sileby Rangers’ defence seemed to be very unstable and, when put under intense pressure from the Wellingborough front line, they seemed to crumble as Jason Turner and Jason Taylor scored two goals in quick succession. Turner grabbed his second of the match just before half time, leaving Sileby very open to a high score defeat. However, Sileby’s defence toughened up in the second half and Michael Boyle-Chong scored the only goal of the half but the Doughboys could’ve had many more. The season had got underway for Wellingborough Town when they beat AFC Kempston Rovers 3-0 at the Dog and Duck. The Doughboys started the stron-

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ger side in a very physical affair and both Jason Turner and Jason Taylor were finding space in and around the 18-yard box. After only 13 minutes, Jason Turner found himself behind the defence and squared the ball back perfectly to find the feet of new signing Josh Winters, who struck the ball into the far corner of the goal. Next, a superb diagonal run from Chris Davies gave him space to strike the ball across the keeper and into the net from just inside the box. The second half started in exactly the same fashion as the first finished, as both teams looked to dominate each other with strong, physical challenges. But AFC Kempston’s chances of making any kind of comeback were further reduced as, after 52 minutes, Ashley Windridge received a second yellow card and marching orders from the referee for a tackle on Jamie Wright. Despite being a man down, Kempston became more lively, but Wellingborough counter -attacked as a full-bodied tackle from Jon Mitchell laid through the ball to marksman Jason Turner, who coolly slotted the ball into the back of the net. Next stop, Harefield United on Saturday, September 7.

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