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First visitors welcomed at Rushden Lakes ahead of next week’s opening

Rushden Lakes has welcomed its first visitors nearly a decade since campaigns to secure the development started.

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The graffiti on the fence panel

Graffiti measuring 5ft high daubed on wall of Rushden house

A couple have described their house as looking like a ‘ghetto’ after a wall and fence were smeared with graffiti.

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The woodland has won the award several times, including back in 2013

Corby woodland named as one of the UK’s best green spaces again

Thoroughsale and Hazel Woods in Corby is flying the flag as one of the UK’s very best green spaces.

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The entrance to the zoo

Plans to keep memory of Wellingborough Zoo alive on the site where it once stood

The days when Wellingborough had a zoo might be long gone, but this project could help preserve the memories for years to come.

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Raunds skate park

Damaged ramp leads to closure of Raunds skate park

Raunds skate park has been closed because of damage to one of the ramps.

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The Wildlife Trust BCN filming with Countryfile at Rushden Lakes

Rushden Lakes’ new visitor centre and nature reserve to feature on Countryfile

People will be able to take a look around the new visitor centre and nature reserve at Rushden Lakes when they feature on Countryfile this weekend.

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Rushden Lakes

Decision on phase two of Rushden Lakes will not be called in

The developer behind Rushden Lakes has been told a decision on phase two of the scheme will not be called in.

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A broken gate leading to one of the play areas

Concerns over upkeep of play areas on Higham Ferrers estate

Concerns have been raised about the upkeep of play areas on an estate in Higham Ferrers.

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Warth Park

Campaigners continue their fight against expansion of Raunds business park

A community action group is trying to raise up to £10,000 as they continue to fight the expansion of Warth Park in Raunds.

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Unwanted clothes and textiles to be collected in Kettering

Unwanted clothes and textiles to be collected in Kettering

Kettering Council has confirmed their next round of clothing and textile collections will take place over the next five weeks.

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More than 1,000 switch energy suppliers after Corby Council partnership

More than 1,000 households in Corby have switched their energy bills to an independent supplier since they launched their partnership with the borough council in March.

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Janet and Richard would love to hear from anyone willing to open up their garden as part of Rushden's Party Week

Volunteers needed for open gardens scheme during Rushden’s Party Week

Rushden Town Council is looking for keen gardeners who would consider opening their garden as part of the town’s Party Week.

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Bin collections in East Northants will be affected

Changes to bin collections in East Northants due to Women’s Tour

Bin collections for a number of villages in East Northants will be moved due to the Women’s Tour.

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The new slide at Wicksteed Park

First ever playground slide recreated at Kettering’s Wicksteed Park

A re-creation of the world’s first playground slide has been unveiled at Wicksteed Park.

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The kittens are being hand-reared

One-day-old kittens dumped and ‘left to die’ in plastic bag on Corby footpath

The RSPCA is appealing for information after four kittens aged just a day old were abandoned in a plastic bag in a country lane.

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Caitlin McLaughlin of Wilby

Wilby garden designer helps team win gold at Chelsea Flower Show

A garden designer from Wilby was part of the winning team which scooped a gold medal at Chelsea Flower Show.

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Volunteers at Desborough pocket park

Volunteers thanked for getting stuck in at Desborough pocket park

Volunteers have been thanked for giving up their time to help maintain a popular pocket park.

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Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Hordes of pesky visitors could be invading homes this summer as freak weather conditions will mean a bumper season - for INSECTS, experts say.

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Members of the clean-up operation.

Raunds cemetery tidied up thanks to builders

Raunds’ London Road Cemetery was given a spring clean.

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The garden area at Glamis Hall

Wellingborough community centre needs your votes to help its garden grow

A community centre in Wellingborough needs your support to bag a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

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