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.

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.

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 ).

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.

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.