Review of 2014: September and October

Stephanie Withall conquered all when she was crowned Queen Conker at the World Conker Championships held near Oundle
Stephanie Withall conquered all when she was crowned Queen Conker at the World Conker Championships held near Oundle

Unemployment dropped in September as new figures showed almost 3,000 fewer people in the district claiming jobseeker’s allowance, bringing unemployment to the lowest level since 2008.

A great-grandfather’s bravery was praised as CCTV footage was released showing him fighting off three intruders and chasing them from his home.

An investigation was launched in October after 30 cats went missing from the same two streets in Irthlingborough within six months.

Police have still not been able to solve the mystery.

Stephanie Withall conquered all when she was crowned Queen Conker at the World Conker Championships held near Oundle.

The annual event attracted more than 100 competitors and 2,000 spectators.