Rockingham run a success
Created on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 16:01
Lakelands Hospice held its annual “Brass Monkey 10k” and fun run on Sunday 10th February 2013 at Rockingham Speedway, Corby.
The event lived up to its name as over 250 runners braved sub zero temperatures, driving rain and a fierce wind to complete four laps of the famous oval before finishing underneath the grandstand for a well earned drink, goody bag and medal.
So far the event which was sponsored by Nationwide has raised a fantastic £4864.00.
Community fundraiser and race organiser Paul Marlow said: “The event was a great success with something for everyone, a fast flat course for the serious runners and a friendly lively atmosphere for the fun runners and children, the original event was postponed due to the snow in January but I think yesterdays conditions were even harder, I’d like to say a huge thank you to all the volunteers who turned out to help make the event run smoothly in such awful weather”
All proceeds raised from the run will go directly to providing specialist palliative care to patients living with cancer, heart failure and other life limiting illnesses at Lakelands Hospice.
Mr Marlow also commented “I would like to say a big thank you to Nationwide who sponsored the event and to Des Barber and the Corby Radio team who circled the course in the radio car encouraging all the runners, and to all our other corporate supporters who donated items for the goody bags etc.
The Brass Monkey 10k will also help to raise funds for Lakelands Hospice at Home care service for its patients.
Created on Friday, 08 February 2013 16:14
A spokesperson for people living off Rockingham Road in Corby says they're delighted after plans for a waste site were withdrawn.
WEEE Environmental had initally looked into constructing a site to deal with mainly white goods on a site on the Earlstrees estate.
The plans were withdrawn as they were due to be looked at by the county council.
The Kingswood School in Corby needs special measures to improve.
That's according to Ofsted inspectors who visited there last November.
Their report released recently says there are positives to work from - but teaching standards need to rise.
Corby Borough Council's leadership are looking to withdraw plans for a council tax increase.
A two per cent rise had been planned before the Council says it "took advise".
Details have been viewed by committee and now go to a full council meeting.
Mallender takes early retirement
Created on Monday, 28 January 2013 11:20
Corby Council say Chris Mallender is to retire from the local authority with almost immediate effect.
The chief executive had been on secondment with a project about alternative energy for the last eleven months, which has now come to an end.
A number of regeneration projects took place in Corby during Mr Mallender's spell in the role - including the Corby Cube, East Midlands Pool, and Willow Place shopping area.
The authority also agreed a settlement over legal action related to the steel works clear up out of court, at a cost estimated at millions of pounds.
Mr Mallender took on the position in 2003. In a statement the council's leader Tom Beattie thanked him for "nine years of hard work" and wished him well for the future.
Acting chief executive Norman Stronach will continue in the role in an interim capacity.
Recently an "improvement board" began working with the borough council's current leadership.
The Audit Commission are due to report soon on procedures within Corby Council relating to different projects in recent years.
Tesco opens large store in Corby
Created on Thursday, 24 January 2013 17:18
Tesco Extra opened to shoppers on Thursday morning ( Jan 24 ) at St Marks Road.
350 jobs have been created - 100 taken by people who were unemployed for more than six months and recieved training through a scheme between Tesco, Corby Council, Tresham and JobCentre Plus.
Speaking to Corby Radio, Tesco spokesperson Jonathan Simpson said the chain were willing to work with traders in Corby town centre "to make sure they also thrive".
Tesco marked its opening by donating £500 each to Lakelands Hospice and Corby Air Cadets.
Family appeal over Ross death
Created on Thursday, 17 January 2013 11:20
The mother and brothers of David "Les" Ross have made an appeal for help with the investigation into his death.
“It has now been a month since our beloved David was cruelly taken from us. All we ask is that we can lay him to rest knowing the people responsible for this are brought to justice.
“We need people to come forward with information regardless of how trivial they may think it is. That information could be vital to the investigation and help us get closure.
“David touched many people’s lives. He was well thought of and loved by all around him. Although David was actually born in Ireland, he grew up in Kettering, before moving to Corby later in life. He had many friends from different places and people who would have cared for him.
“In memory of David “Les” we urge anyone with any information relating to his death, no matter how insignificant you may think it is, to please come forward and help us lay him to rest.”
Mr Ross was found dead at the Village Express Hotel, The Jamb, Corby Old Village on December 17.
Mr Ross's home in Chelveston Drive had been burgled days before, although police have not yet made a direct link between the two events.
Three men were arrested and later bailed in connection with the burglary.
Anyone with information is being asked by police to call 101 or Crimestoppers.
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