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National Walk to School Week is being supported in Corby from today ( Mon May 20 ).

Corby Borough Council's neighbourhood management team alongside police are working with schools on encouraging parents and children to walk or cycle to school.

Activities in Corby include supporting local schools to run Park & Stride schemes and delivering assembly sessions.

Beanfield Primary School were one of the first schools to hold an event - 100 children formed a walking bus to school with parents and teachers.

 

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Transforming Kingswood and Hazel Leys in Corby with creativity is the aim of funding from a national programme.

The town group KHL Big Local are one of a number to get funding from Creative Civic Change.

Over the next three years the KHL group are forming a partnership with Made in Corby, Corby Community Arts and The Core.

A programme of creative events is being planned with more to be added subject to local consultations.

The events include creative walks, street art and film screenings.

Creative Civic Change is being backed in part by the National Lottery Foundation.

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Corby Town narrowly lost a frenetic play-off final on Holiday Monday. More details in our local sport section ( Pic: Jim Darrah ).

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All twenty of the shortlisted causes for Corby Borough Council's special grants pot were confirmed for funding.

Tuesday's councillors meeting ( May 7 ) oversaw the twenty applications shortlisted from an initial eighty-three entries.

The total funding for the groups came to £300,180.

Recipients included Corby Mind, Teamwork Trust, Youth Works Northamptonshire plus a host of local sports clubs and community centres.

A complete list can be found on the Corby Borough Council website.

A warning's gone out from local authorities shared environmental team about an insect that's been found in Corby.

Brown Tail-Moth Caterpillars have been identified in hedges in Oakley Vale at Oldland Road, Butland Road and Applegarth Close.

Their hairs break off if handled.. causing skin irritation and breathing difficulties similar to hay fever symptoms.

The team say they should not be handled - and are working to manage an influx of caterpillars this month.

They add that if symptoms don't settle down within a few hours to seek the help of a GP or pharmacist.