It was a special night in Corby on Monday (Nov 12)  for adults with learning disabilities who have been part of an art project.

A red-carpet launch event was held at the Savoy Cinema for the "Corby Totems" venture.

It's seen artist Jason Willsher-Mills work with service users at the Teamwork Trust and Oakley Grange to create digital art and also two fibreglass models based on those creations.

A film was shown to attending guests about the project - with school students also given a preview of what was happening.

A public exhibition is now set to follow in the town in the New Year.

Groups in Corby are being invited to apply for "Core Organisation" status with Corby Borough Council.

It's as a number of three-year agreements that are in place with groups are due to end in March of 2019.

A core organisation's defined by CBC as a "voluntary or community based not-for-profit group that provides an important or essential service for people and places in Corby."

Applications are being taken online at the Corby Borough Council website.

Additionally groups and individuals with community projects are being invited to apply for CBC's Small Grants or Health and Wellbeing Grants.

Enquiries on these are being taken on 01536 464144 - with a deadline on applications of November 12th.

The rail bridge at Cottingham Road near Corby's Old Village re-opened to traffic on Friday ( Oct 19 ).

Work to modify the bridge so it can accept electrification masts has been going on since the start of the year, and a projected completion has been put back twice in recent months.

Small business owners in the nearby Old Village have complained that the closure has put people off visiting the area and affected their trade.

It's understood Network Rail would be willing to consider individual bids for compensation from firms on a case-by-case basis.

Corby Borough Council have agreed to moves for the authority to spend much more than usual in the next year and a half on the town.

A high level of reserves the council hold is one reason given for the use of more than £5m before 2020. That's the year when Corby Borough Council could merge with other authorities to create a new unitary body for the north of the county.

The money in Corby would be spent on a variety of projects restoring amenities and making repairs. These include work to create play areas, help community centres, restore CCTV, invest in the Corby Pool, maintain the Corby culvert, restore all weather sports pitches at Lodge Park Sports Centre and improve the look of shopping parades.

An extra provision was also made to extend the Corby cemetery - the plans are subject to public consultation beginning in December.

The 2018 edition of Strictly Corby for Lakelands Hospice was held at the Rockingham Forest Hotel in town on Friday ( Oct 12 ).

From the ten contesting couples, Gez Lyons and Stacey Fotheringham were named the overall winners.

Donations on the night saw at least £60,700 raised for the hospice based on Oakley Vale, who provide end-of-life care.