Northamptonshire Police say staff sickness means there will be a reduction in hours for the front desks of local police stations including Corby.

The first affected date was the Saturday afternoon just gone, and the next in Corby will be Friday August 18 between 10am and 3pm.

The county force says there will be further staff reductions at the Elizabeth Street station for periods on Saturday the 19th, Tuesday the 22nd and Saturday the 26th.

Made in Corby say the first of three planned festivals in the town for the years ahead will take place next July.

Arts activities for all are promised around the theme of "Water" over a weekend next year..with the plan that the events are curated in part from people in the town.

The Arts Council backed group want around ten people to join their community panel who would be involved in putting together a programme of outdoor performances, choosing artists and delivering marketing for the festival.

More details on becoming involved in the project can be found online at

The future of Urgent Care Services in Corby still isn't clear after a meeting held in the Corby Cube.

Around sixty members of the public were able to hear the meeting called by the NHS Corby Clinical Commissioning Group's Governing Body.

Their first conclusion was to still work with the time left to try and secure a twelve month contract to run the centre from the end of September.

If that fails the option open is to close the centre but add services that cover the areas under the most pressure  - and to continue a dialogue with the public and stakeholders.

MP for Corby Tom Pursglove said that the town must have an Urgent Care provision - and he would continue to fight for fairer funding.

The "Save our UCC" group handed in a petition to NHS Corby CCG at the end of the meeting that contained thousands of signatures.