A civic leader from Scotland told Corby Radio he's impressed by Corby's re-generation.

The Lord Provost of Aberdeen was taken around some of the town's newest developments as part of a visit at the weekend.

He had been invited by the Grampian Association to mark fourty years of the Grampian Club on Patrick Road.

The Lord Provost's role includes promoting the city to other communities across the country and the world.

Cllr Barney Crockett spoke on-air alongside Cllr Peter McEwan of Corby with Stewart McNeill on Saturday ( Dec 1 ).

Rockingham Motor Speedway near Corby has hosted its last motor racing event, writes Stewart McNeill.

Developed on former steelworks land the speedway was opened by The Queen in 2001- with a distinctive oval track that was unique in the UK.

Early attractions included American stock cars and concerts from some big music names.

When the US-style racing moved on, Formula Three, British GT and British Touring Cars provided some of its regular motorsport fixtures.

However fears over its future where never far away and earlier this year a change of ownership meant a change in the use of the site and the chequered flag coming down on motorsport there.

Saturday's event of seven races in different classes was dubbed the "Rockingham Super Send Off".

It's understood from the start of next year the site will be used for automotive logistics.

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.

Corby Town FC officials say they have been boosted by support from the community following break-ins there.

Over last weekend ( Nov 17-19 ) damage was caused to a number of rooms in the Steel Park ground while TVs, a sound system and  groundskeeping equipment was stolen.

The club described the incidents as "disgraceful" but say they have received information about them that they hope will lead to the culprits being caught.

CTFC say the messages of good will they have received have provided support as well as offers to replace the stolen and damaged property.

The club add that they will be announcing measures soon to try and raise funds to help pay for the costs incurred.

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.