People locally are being encouraged to make at least one lifestyle change that could help their health and wellbeing.

Social media is the means in which Northants County Council are getting "A Change Would Do You Good" out to the public.

Subjects they are covering include high cholesterol, high blood glucose levels, mental health problems and poor air quality.

In January changes will be shared online with people invited to make the change during February and report on their progress in March.

Meanwhile GPs in Corby are urging people to set "realistic" goals when it comes to addressing their health and wellbeing in this New Year.

They are promoting the NHS Couch to 5k app plus the Corby Health Walks that are free to attend - plus the Corby Parkrun that takes place every Saturday morning

The website of NHS Corby CCG is holding more details and advice.

Bosses at the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance that includes the Corby area - say a new  24/7 era for them is another milestone.

The cause, which began in two thousand three, supports NHS ambulance teams with extra cover through helicopters and rapid response vehicles.

It relies solely on donations from people and companies-  WNAA leaders now says it's able to provide cover around the clock all year round following a "substantial investment".

It follows a two year project to find out what demand for services was like between 2 and 7 am.

The charity adds that each of their operational bases has also been upgraded to support staff.

Work's begun on refurbishing Neville House in Corby town centre.

The borough council and partners have marked the start of a project to develop twelve two-bed maisonettes that  CBC say will have affordable rents.

£1.5 million is being spent on the plan -  the funding is coming from Right to Buy receipts.

While the bottom of the building has shops and restuarants other floors need repairs and further work if they are to be safe to live in.

The aim is to complete the work by next summer.

Donations from Corby Radio listeners to our Christmas Appeal this year have been collected by the homelessness cause Nightlight.

At least sixty sacks, bags and stockings of items to help rough sleepers and give some Christmas cheer were passed on last Friday.

Nightlight is currently running its temporary winter shelter for rough sleepers from the disused police station building on Elizabeth Street.

A consultation has been opened into the budget for the next financial year at Corby Borough Council.

It includes proposals for spending on a number of public facilities the council oversees. Moves to spend more in this area are happening ahead of a planned merger with other councils in 2020.

Responses on the budget are being accepted until January 4th, with more information on taking part at the Corby Borough Council website.