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29th February 2024

New unique dance studio opens in Northamptonshire

A new dance studio has opened at Nene Court in Wellingborough offering dance, fitness and wellness classes for adults. Mode Movement opened in early December and has already been making huge waves across Northamptonshire. The unique studio runs classes 7 days a week that caters to all ages and levels. We caught up with Kitty, the powerhouse behind the new studio to find out more about her dance background and what we can expect from Mode Movement... Hi Kitty, could you share a bit about your background and journey into dance? Absolutely! I kicked off my dance journey at the tender..

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29th February 2024

Where to go for Mother’s Day in Northamptonshire

Looking to spoil the special women in your life this Mother's Day in Northamptonshire? Look no further – we've got the lowdown on some fantastic spots. Whether you want to treat your mum, sister, auntie, friend, or grandparent, these restaurants will ensure you all celebrate a memorable other's Day. The Cromwell Cottage Freshly refurbished and reopening on 1st March, The Cromwell Cottage boasts a new look with impressive decor and vibrant vibes. Their Mother's Day menu offers three delicious courses for £33.95, featuring options like roast pork belly, sirloin of beef, and even a dirty burger. Vegans are catered for,..

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28th February 2024

Make a Difference, Your Way for local hospice

A much-loved local hospice has launched a new inspiring campaign to encourage more people in the community to make a difference and support its vital services. Cynthia Spencer Hospice’s dynamic Make a Difference, Your Way campaign aims to highlight the many different ways that people can contribute to the cause and back the charity, in a way that resonates with them, whether that be by volunteering their time, donating or fundraising money, or spreading the word. The hospice, in Kettering Road, Northampton, faces the significant challenge of raising £2,208,823 every year, which breaks down to £6,052 per day, in order..

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28th February 2024

Mia’s Beanstalk Climbing Frame to be Unveiled at Wicksteed Park

A Jack in the Beanstalk-inspired climbing frame designed by a 10-year-old girl from Northampton is set to become the newest attraction at Wicksteed Park’s award-winning playground. The fairy-tale themed frame by Mia Opoku Agyeman came first in a children’s competition to design new playground equipment as part of the Kettering theme park’s @Play Project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and North Northamptonshire Council. Now Mia’s design is becoming a reality with the help of world-renowned play equipment manufacturer Wicksteed Leisure Ltd, which is using her original 3D computer generated drawings to build a four-metre-tall version. Mia and her..

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28th February 2024

Chelton Brown’s decade of dedication raises over £100,000 for Cynthia Spencer Hospice

A leading local property agent, who has supported Cynthia Spencer Hospice for more than a decade, last year sponsored events that raised more than £100,000 for the popular charity. Northampton-based Chelton Brown sponsored both the Cycle4Cynthia fundraiser and the Strictly Northampton dance contest, as well as holding smaller collections at their George Row and Daventry offices. Director Sali Brown chose the charity after her grandfather died at the hospice, following first-class palliative care. She said: “For us it was the help that the hospice gave to the whole family, as much as for the individual at the end of life...

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21st February 2024

Grotto raises £685 for charity supporting young families

A grotto which saw families flock to Northampton town centre to see Santa this Christmas has helped raise £685 for a charity supporting local young families. The attraction in Grosvenor Shopping Northampton, staged by Northampton Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with Northampton Town Council, was a huge hit over the festive season, with hundreds of families popping in for their own private appointment with Father Christmas himself. Families were asked for a donation of £1 and the money raised has now been handed to Home-Start, a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at..

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20th February 2024

Sulgrave Manor, a symbol of connection

Laura Malpas pays a visit to the ancestral home of George Washington, nestled in the Northamptonshire countryside If you grew up in Northamptonshire, there is a chance is that you may have visited Sulgrave Manor on a school visit. It has a fine reputation for education, as well as being a wonderful place for history lovers to explore. It’s a quintessentially English country house, but is more than that, it’s also home to a unique relationship. This month I’m visiting the tranquil Sulgrave Manor as the team prepare for the coming season. The village of Sulgrave was already an ancient..

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15th February 2024

What’s on at the theatre this month

February promises shows that are funny, fruity and fabulous. Strictly speaking, Giovanni Pernice’s return to the Derngate stage (Feb 4) will be an unforgettable experience for fans of delectable dance – and the show title promises as much; it’s called Let Me Entertain You. Giovanni will be joined by a cast of West End players. They won’t put a foot wrong! At The Royal, the Rabbit Hole Detectives podcast will be recorded live (Feb 10) with friends Richard Coles, Cat Jarman and Charles Spencer pooling passions and knowledge to investigate the strange and curious pockets of history, and they’ll be..

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15th February 2024

Navigating the costs of selling or buying property in the UK

Wilson Browne Solicitors offer invaluable advice for those embarking on property transactions. Understanding the intricacies of conveyancing fees is vital, whether you’re buying or selling. Their expert team demystifies the process, ensuring clients are well-informed about land registry, stamp duty, and various legal requirements. Emphasizing transparency, they caution against misleading low-cost offers and pledge to provide clear, upfront cost estimates, removing the stress and surprises from property deals. If you’ve just had an offer accepted on a property or are considering selling your home, it’s time to start thinking about conveyancing fees in the UK. Involving a conveyancer in your..

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15th February 2024

Independent Music Week across Northampton

It’s all about Independent Music Week shows as February gets under way, and Phil Moore has come up trumps with SBD Promotions, by bringing in a feast of fabulous to The Black Prince, but each with a very different USP. Empyre (Feb 1) are still riding high on the critical acclaim that followed the release of their second album, Relentless, last year. Once described as ‘the love-child of Pink Floyd and Soundgarden’ this is a band for those who like their atmospheric rock taut and dark. Ten Tonnes, aka Ethan Barnett, issued his debut album through Warner Bros, and then?..

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15th February 2024

Options if your former partner is not complying with a child arrangement order

Facing a breach of a child arrangement order (CAO) after parental separation can be distressing. This article guides on handling non-compliance, from direct communication to court enforcement, and explores the financial implications in such scenarios, with expert legal advice. A child arrangement order (sometimes referred to as a CAO) is a court order which stipulates the contact arrangements for a child following parental separation. This type of court order is normally only needed when parents cannot reach agreement between themselves on what is best for their child. ‘Breach of a child arrangement order can cause distress for a parent, but..

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15th February 2024

Fozzy at The Roadmender

Whether he is stepping into the ring, or onto the stage, Chris Jericho can be counted on to make a real entrance. A wrestler with numerous titles to his name, including plenty of World Titles, Jericho knows a thing or 10 about putting on a show, as he told Pulse’s Sammy Jones. Later this month, Chris will bring the party to The Roadmender when his band Fozzy wrap up a 10-date UK tour in our neck of the woods. Of course there are similarities between the two disciplines at which he excels. “It’s all the live element of connecting with..

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15th February 2024

Adorable, loyal furries WLTM caring owners for cosy nights in!

It's the month when cupid sharpens his arrows and takes aim, and at Little Irchester charity Animals in Need they are hoping that they'll be feeling the love too. There is a perfect human match for every animal, but unfortunately, they sometimes have to endure some horrible examples before finding true love. Sounds familiar, right? In a bid to help pair doggies with their most deserved and give kitty-cats their purrfect partners, Animals in Need is turning all smoochy with a special event for Valentine's Day – it's a bit like Blind Date, but without Cilla and the cheesy one..

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15th February 2024

Delapré Abbey to get its very own food festival this summer

The creators of Towcester Food Festival and Bite Street NN are launching a brand new gastronomic extravaganza this summer – the Delapré Food Festival. The food and drink festival will take place within the beautiful surrounds of Delapré Abbey, which organiser Crispin Slee says is tailor-made for the event. He said: “It’s such a special place and the perfect spot for the festival. We want to bring the grounds to life for a grand summer weekend celebrating artisan food and drink.” Delapré Food Festival will feature all the temptations that made Towcester Food Festival so popular – bustling with food..

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15th February 2024

The return of Splore at The Core

Following the success of the festival launch in 2023, The Core at Corby Cube are delighted to present the return of Splore at The Core, which will bring Corby Town Centre and The Core at Corby Cube to life with two days of street performances, shows and free activities on Fri 23 and Sat 24 February. Friday’s activities take place at The Core at Corby Cube, where audiences are invited to take their seat for The Adventures of Peregrine the Penguin, a delightful tale for children under 6, created by local artists Karen Harvey and Alfe Game. Or they can..

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