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Welcome to this bumper packed “Christmas” edition of the

magazine in which we’re delighted to have a host of festive

activities to promote. Among these are Beckworth

Emporium’s “Real Ice” skating rink which opens its doors

on 4 th November and offers great fun for all the family. Full

details can be found on pages 24 & 25.

It’s that time of year once again and with Christmas just

around the corner, we have 40 Pairs of Tickets to give

away to this year’s Festive Gift Fair at the NEC which

takes place from 16 th - 19 th November and with over 350

stalls all under one roof, there’s so much more to see, try,

touch, taste and enjoy this year, so don’t delay, enter into

the prize draw today!

If you’re looking for something a little more local, why not

visit the Christmas Fair at Kingsthorpe College on 2 nd

December (details on page 21) where you’re bound to find

something for everyone.

There are also competitions galore. You

can win a £20 Vue Cinema Gift Voucher

in our regular NAM “Quick Quiz”, a £25

Gift Voucher courtesy of OnTarget Indoor

Air Rifle Range, 1 Night’s Stay in an en

suite room with full breakfast courtesy of

The Poplars and ‘Tea for Two’ at

Beckworth Emporium in our regular Pub

Quiz competition courtesy of the

magazine. So take your pick or better

still, why not enter them all.

As always, we hope

you enjoy this edition of the magazine

and enjoy also the upcoming festivities.

If you’d like to advertise in the

next edition, simply e-mail

advertise@northampton-local.co.uk

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Antiques & Collectables

Vintage, Jewellery,

Books, Music

& Furniture

Come in and Browse

6 Overstone Heights

Overstone Road (opp. School)

Sywell, Northants NN6 0AT

Opening Hours

Monday Closed

Tue, Wed, Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday 10:00am - 1:00pm

Saturday 10:00am - 4:30pm

Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm

(first Sunday of each month only)

Tel: 07881 461225

JUST FOR

FUN

My Granddad

used to call me

‘Donkey’.

I’m not sure

why though

ee awe…

ee awe…

ee always used

to call me it.

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J.A.K Roofing Limited

(Contracting)

We also undertake all types of roofing work at very competitive prices

New & Remedial work, Refurbishments

Flat roof, tile & slate, etc

NO JOB TOO SMALL !

For more information and prices contact Glyn, Jamie or Ashley on

07811 226602 or 01604 949390

email: info@jakroofing.com web: www.jakroofing.com

Unit 2 Crofton Court, Owl Close, Moulton Park Ind. Est, Northampton NN3 6HZ

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LADY GARDENER

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NO JOB TOO SMALL

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DEREK ROGERS






Bathroom design & installation

Heating design installation &

service

Landlord certificates

All aspects of plumbing & heating

For a Friendly, Professional & Reliable Service

Contact Derek on 07541 347 874

derekrogers47@gmail.com

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We are taking Christmas Party bookings of all sizes

Call now or book online

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

Monday - Thursday

5:30 - 11:30pm

Friday and Saturday

5:30 - midnight

Sunday

12 noon - 11pm

76 Kingsley Park Terrace

Northampton NN2 7HH

www.imli-lounge.co.uk

01604 791555 / 791697

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“What’s On”

Do you have an

event to promote?

Traditional Tea Room

@ Wakefield Country Courtyard

Potterspury, Near Towcester

Serving home-made cakes, delicious sandwiches

& toasties, cream teas and afternoon teas.

With a wide selection of quality teas,

coffees and drinks to choose from.

Opening hours:

Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Sunday: 11am to 4pm

Bank Holiday Mondays: 11am to 4pm

Telephone: 01327 810245

Email: enquiries@artearoom.co.uk

Web: www.artearoom.co.uk

Whether it’s a charity

event, a school fete,

a sports or social event

or a pub quiz,

whatever it is, why not

promote it here!

Amazingly, costs

start at just £10.

If that’s not incredible

value for money,

I don’t know what is!!

classifieds@northampton-local.co.uk

AEG Home Appliance Cookery Demonstration

Peter Crisp Design Studio, Church Street, Rushden

NN10 9YU are hosting an AEG Cookery demonstration

on Saturday 25 th November 2017. There are sessions

at 10.30am and 1pm which last for 90 minutes. You

can sit and relax and watch the AEG home economist

in action demonstrating the benefits of the induction

hob, the multi-function oven and the combi steam

oven. There will be an opportunity to sample the

food cooked too! Places are strictly limited so prebooking

is essential by contacting 01933 356424

or info@petercrisp.co.uk

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Fully qualified

Insured work

10 years’ experience

All aspects of Tree Surgery

Tree Pruning

Tree Felling

Hedge Trimming

Stump Grinding

Dan Thomason

01604 965 428 / 07749 259 344

tmdtreeservices@yahoo.co.uk

Stone’s Pet Services

Home from home pet care

Pet Sitting Dog Grooming

Dog Walking Cat Feeding

Doggy Day Care Small Pet Feeding

Home Dog Boarding

Tel: 07817 862 423

www.stonespetservices.com

email: joe@stonespetservices.com

Fully Insured, Reliable

Excellent References

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Made to measure curtains, pelmets, roman

blinds, cushion covers, chair seat covers

Alterations - shorten, lengthen, take

in/out, zips

Dressmaking commissions

Wreath making night on the 18 th Dec start 7.30 make your own Christmas

wreath or table decoration by the lovely local florist Michelle price £27

includes cheese and pate. Must book 01832 721129.

Hollywood night on the 23 rd Dec with great live music, 3 course dinner

£30 per head. Last few places available.

Italian night 27th Jan 4 courses with Entertainment £30 per head.

Spanish night 24 th Feb lots of tapas with Live Entertainment £30 per head

Call us now to discuss your sewing requirements

Sunday 28 th January 11am-3pm

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Are you looking for a team of electricians who can help

with your electrical installation? Arbours Electrical

serve domestic, commercial and industrial

environments across Northamptonshire.

Contact Arbours Electrical today.

Arbours Electrical is a team of experienced & fully qualified electricians

who offer hassle free services in a conscientious and professional way.

We pride ourselves on our local, reliable and friendly service. From full

rewires and new installations through to electrical upgrades and replacing

old light fittings. We are equipped to do it all. No job is too big or too

small. We are a reputable contracting team who provide quality

workmanship at great prices.

24 hour Call Out Support

Fault Identification & Repairs

Electrical Upgrades

New Installations & Rewires

Rental, Landlord Maintenance

Inspection, Testing & Certification

Free No Obligation Quotes & Advice

For more information, please contact David on 36 Banbury Close

Call Office: 01604 317623 Mobile: 07817 847889

07872 492 584 / 01604 705 219

Northampton

arbours.electrical@yahoo.com

www.abtax247.co.uk

NN4 9UA

www.arbourselectrical.co.uk

Local, reliable

electrical contractors

that you can trust

Fully Qualified,

conscientious and

professional

engineers

Comprehensive

range of electrical

services

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Podiatry by Erica

Footcare at its best

All aspects of Chiropody / HPC Registered

Tel. 01604 636949

134 Adnitt Road

Northampton

NN1 4NF

www.podiatrybyerica.co.uk

W. Rigby Plastering

For a Fast Low Cost quote call:

07594 479081

wrigbyplastering.co.uk

Full insurance

Guaranteed Work

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NOW SUPPLYING GAS

Everything you need for Pitched & Flat Roofing including:

New & Old Slates & Roofing Tiles, UPVC Fascia’s, Soffits & Guttering

Marley, Redland, Sandtoft, Russell & Forticrete Tiles available to order

For more information and prices contact Glyn or Ashley on

07811 226602 or 01604 949390

email: info@jakroofing.com web: www.jakroofing.com

Unit 2 Crofton Court, Owl Close, Moulton Park Ind. Est, Northampton NN3 6HZ

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SELF EMPLOYED BOOK

KEEPER AVAILABLE

to prepare books up to

Trial Balance

Sales/Purchase Ledger

Bank Reconciliation

Credit Control

VAT Returns

Weekly & Monthly rti Payroll

Please contact Lisa on

07811 179 011

lisa.pavlou@sky.com

A high/low intensity boot camp style

training in Harlestone Firs using our

natural surroundings.

All fitness levels welcome, slots must

be pre-booked, £5 per hour session.

Call Ben on 07526 440073

or find us on Facebook:

facebook.com/propeakperformance

Change your existing glass to ‘A’ rated energy glass

Keeps more heat in for lower bills

Double glazing

Lock barrels changed

Windows & Doors adjusted

Conservatory roofs repaired or replaced

Glass replacement for A Rated Frames

Misted glass fixed

Gutter replacements

18 years’ experience

07809 574410 / 01604 871243

www.mistypanes.co.uk

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Garden & Handyman Services







HEDGES TRIMMED, LAWNS CUT, TIDY UP

SHED & FENCE REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE

DRIVE & PATIO JET WASHING

GUTTER & CONSERVATORY ROOF CLEANING

FLAT PACK FURNITURE ASSEMBLY

SHELVES, CURTAIN RAILS, PAINTING

FULLY INSURED

CALL MARK ON

07514 665306 or 01604 456818

Christmas Charity Day

Peter Crisp Design Studio, Church Street, Rushden NN10 9YU

are hosting a Christmas Charity Day on Friday 1st December

2017 between 10am & 4pm in aid of Cransley Hospice

Kettering, in memory of Howard Bosworth. Enjoy a cup of

coffee and some home baked cakes while you wander around

the stalls selling Christmas gifts, handmade crafts, jewellery,

handbags and cards. For further details please contact Julia

on 01933 356424 or via e-mail juliaroberts@petercrisp.co.uk

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B.MEAD

ROOFING SPECIALIST

SLATING – TILING – FLAT ROOFS – LEAD WORK

FASCIAS & GUTTERS – BRICKWORK – SHEETING

CHIMNEY STACKS – VELUX WINDOWS

For a free no obligation quote - call Barry on

Over 20 years’ of roofing experience

Highly recommended in the Northampton area

Insurance work undertaken

All work guaranteed

Fully insured public liability

Competitive prices

Fast friendly service 01604 414456

07980 630103

bmeadroofing@yahoo.com

22 Wilford Avenue

Wakesmeadow

Northampton

NN3 9UQ

Domestic and Commercial

FAMILY RUN BUSINESS

ESTABLISHED OVER 100 YEARS

All aspects of painting, decorating and

plastering work undertaken. Insurance

specialists. Professional, friendly and

reliable. Fully insured & CRB checked.

Internal and external work carried out.

For further details call Richard on

07748 961570

01604 492646

www.randlesdecorating.co.uk

For a free estimate

please call Mick on

01604 456621

07947 647850

M.Prigmore@sky.com

No job too small!

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Why not advertise in

the next edition?

EXCEPTIONALLY LOW COST

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For all your advertising enquiries, please phone

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EIGHT WORDS WOMEN USE AND THEIR TRUE MEANING

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

FINE

FIVE MINUTES

NOTHING

GO AHEAD

LOUD SIGH

THAT’S OKAY

THANKS

DON’T WORRY

ABOUT IT

This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right

and you need to shut up.

If she is getting dressed, this means half an hour. Five minutes is

only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to

watch the game before helping around the house.

This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you

should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually

end in fine.

This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often

misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an

idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and

arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to #3 for the meaning of

nothing.)

This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to

a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before

deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake!

A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're

welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - this is true, unless she

says 'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking

you at all. Warning - DO NOT say 'you're welcome'!!)

Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a

woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it

herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For

the woman's response refer to #3.

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JUST FOR

FUN

I couldn’t work out

how seat-belts worked

the other day, and

then it clicked.

I used to work as a

baker. I didn’t really

like it but I kneaded

the dough.

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Rothwell Physiotherapy Limited

Chequers Yard

Tresham Street

Rothwell

Northants

NN14 6ES

We are a private, well-established physiotherapy & sports injury

centre offering a full range of treatments for the following

conditions…

Spinal problems Groin strains

Whiplash

Pulled hamstrings

Sciatica

Swollen joints

Posture problems Arthritis

Tennis/golfers elbow Bunion pain

Frozen shoulder Neck/lower back pain

Our aim is to assist patients to achieve their full potential with

regard to normal function, movement and fitness.

Sports Massage, Acupuncture & Ultrasound available

Male & Female Physiotherapists

Early morning, daytime & evening

appointments Home visits also available

Tel: 01536 418404

E-mail: info@rothwellphysio.co.uk

Web: www.rothwellphysio.co.uk

Find us on Facebook

Find us on Google+

HARMONY HOMECARE LIMITED

Harmony Healthcare are whole-heartedly committed to

providing top quality senior care with the professionalism

you’d expect.

We provide a range of care services including:

Personal healthcare

Bathing & toilet assistance

Dressing

Ironing

Laundry

Cleaning

Transportation to hospitals,

doctors

Shopping

Pension collections, etc

164 Birchfield Road East, Abington, Northampton NN3 2HF

Telephone 01604 711009 / 07789 896632 (24 hours)

e-mail: jane090263@aol.com

www.harmonyhomecarenorthampton.co.uk

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Jackie Wood

Age UK Hairdresser

01604 604450

open to the public

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Sunday 14 th January 2018

Shampoo / Set £7.50

Perms £25.00

Colours £25.00

Blow dry £7.50

Cut blow dry £8.50

Dry Cut £4.00

Venton Centre

York Road

Northampton

NN1 5QG

Mobile service also available

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NOW OPEN EVEN LONGER FROM 4 TH NOVEMBER TO 7 TH JANUARY

ICE EMPORIUM

EACH YEAR WE OPEN OUR ICE EMPORIUM FOR FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY. OUR

WONDERFULLY LARGE ICE RINK CATERS FOR UP TO 238 PEOPLE AND EACH OF

OUR CURLING LANES FOR PARTIES OF UP TO EIGHT. EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

THIS YEAR WE HAVE SPECIAL SESSIONS, PARTY NIGHTS FOR ADULTS ONLY AND

FREESTYLE SESSIONS FOR CONFIDENT AND EXPERIENCED SKATERS.

OUR INDOOR ICE RINK

OUR ENORMOUS 715 SQUARE METER “REAL ICE” RINK IS INDOORS AGAIN

THIS YEAR SO THERE’S GREAT SKATING WHATEVER THE WEATHER.

WITH LIGHTING AND MUSIC, THE ATMOSPHERE IS PERFECT FOR GREAT

FESTIVE FUN. YOUR TICKET PRICE INCLUDES QUALITY SINGLE BLADE SKATES,

AND FOR YOUNGER SKATERS WE HAVE SPECIAL OVER THE SHOE TWIN BLADE SKATES. WE ALSO OFFER

PUSH ALONG PENGUINS FOR HIRE TO ADD TO THE FUN!

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK ON-LINE:

www.beckworthemporium.com/ice-skating

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ICE SKATING PRICES

FULL PRICE SESSIONS

AT PEAK TIMES SUCH AS WEEKENDS AND

HOLIDAY PERIODS

ADULTS £14 (AGED 16 AND OVER)

CHILD £10 (AGED 15 AND UNDER)

PUSH ALONG PENGUINS £4

HALF PRICE SESSIONS

OFF PEAK TIMES SUCH AS WEEKDAYS AND

OUTSIDE HOLIDAY PERIODS

ADULT £7 (AGED 16 AND OVER)

CHILD £5 (AGED 15 AND UNDER)

PUSH ALONG PENGUINS £2

INDOOR ICE RINK

ICE CAFÉ & CARLSBERG

BLIZZARD BAR SERVING A

SELECTION OF FOOD & DRINKS

2 SEPARATE CURLING LANES

PARENT & TODDLER SESSIONS

45 MINUTE SESSIONS (SKATING)

VIEWING AREA

66% OF SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE

AT HALF PRICE

PARTIES & CORPORATE EVENTS

WELCOME

GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE

NEW FREESTYLE SESSIONS

NEW FRIDAY FUN NIGHTS

ICE SKATING WITH DISABILITIES

Book on-line at

www.beckworthemporium.com/ice-skating

120-140 Glebe Road

Mears Ashby

Northants

NN6 0DL

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BRIXWORTH

Wednesdays 5pm & 7pm

Brixworth Village Hall

Holcot Road

NN6 9BS

ABINGTON

Thursdays 5pm & 7pm

St Michael & All Angels

Perry Street

NN1 4HL

For details call Chauneille de Rossi on

07894 314 814

WESTON FAVEL

Saturdays 8am & 10am

Salvation Army

Penistone Road

NN3 8EZ

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JACKSONS

We are a female friendly, family run garage of 20 years in

Northampton. We undertake and guarantee any work to

any vehicle Petrol or Diesel including vans and motorhomes,

i.e. MOT, services and all major and minor repairs.

We also carry out diagnostic checks on all vehicles.

A simple phone call to Linda our office Manager is your first

step, the rest of it will be easy.

JACKSONS

JACKSONS

Westbridge Depot

St James Mill Road

Northampton

NN5 5JW

Approved Taxi Test Centre

So pick up the phone and call us

today on 01604 750 330

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A unique entertainment for your festive parties

For more details

01604 409 010 / 07904 311 007

FREE

QUOTES

inflatabletheatre@ntlworld.com

www.murdernights.com

DL Maintenance

Just one call and the rest is done for you…

Gardening and Landscaping Carpets and Carpet Cleaning

Vinyl and Wooden Flooring Painting and Decorating

Condensation Control

Garage Door Repairs

Refurbishments

Extractor Fans

UPVC Repairs

Plastering

Guttering

Locksmith

Carpentry

Roofing

Glazing

Tiling

dawn@dlmaintenance.co.uk

www.dlmaintenance.co.uk

Become detectives

in your own home!

You & your guests meet an

eccentric bunch of murder

suspects who you must

question once the

dastardly deed of murder

occurs.

A team of professional

actors visit your house &

unfurl a hugely entertaining

mystery – a cross between

Agatha Christie & Carry On

Over 90 murder plots!

07746 960479

01604 451289

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16 th -19 th

November

FESTIVE GIFT FAIR AT THE NEC

Christmas is just around the corner! More to see, try, touch, taste,

enjoy and buy at The Festive Gift Fair from 16 th – 19 th November.

Christmas means gifts for your loved ones, hanging decorations on the tree,

excitement on children’s faces, party games, movies by the fire and a table fit

for a festive feast…! All of which can be found as this fabulous Christmas

Shopping Fair returns to the NEC, 16-19 NOVEMBER, with loads of NEW AND

EXCITING stalls.

Often the most time-consuming part is finding clever presents. There’s no

need to be stuck for ideas, start with a trip to THE FESTIVE GIFT FAIR and

you’ll see how fun and easy Christmas shopping can be!

From the moment you arrive, you’ll be caught up in the excitement of the day,

exploring 350 stalls overflowing with thousands upon thousands of CRACKING

GIFT IDEAS and DECORATIONS that don’t cost the earth. The variety is HUGE,

with presents for all ages - from babies to teenagers, and parents to

grandparents.

When your bags are full, you can drop them off at the Present crèche and

continue to shop, or stop for a bite to eat in one of the FOUR sparkly

catering/entertainment areas, where you can ENJOY watching a great line-up

of live musical acts – to get you rocking round the Christmas Tree!

No wonder FESTIVE GIFT FAIR is one of the most popular Christmas shopping

events in the UK!

For much more information, a list of exhibitors, videos,

show highlights and the musical entertainment programme, visit

www.festivegiftfair.co.uk

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In the UK over 5,000 people are dying from asbestos diseases each year. It was used

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P U Z Z L E P A G E

Word search

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R I D D L E S

1) A girl is sitting in a house at night that has no lights on at all. There is no

lamp, no candle, nothing. Yet she is reading. How?

2) You walk into a room with a match, a kerosene lamp, a candle and a

fireplace. Which do you light first?

3) Name four days of the week that start with the letter “t”?

4) A boy fell off a 30 foot ladder but didn’t get hurt. Why not?

5) What 5-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?

6) The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?

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Win ‘Tea for Two’ at

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COURTEESSY OFF NORTHAMPPTON LLOCALL

1. WHAT IS THE WORLD’S LARGEST LAND MAMMAL’?

2. RIO DE JANEIRO IS A CITY IN WHICH SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRY?

3. WITH WHICH SPORT IS SILVERSTONE MOST ASSOCIATED?

4. WHAT IS THE MAIN SOURCE OF VITAMIN C?

5. INSULIN IS COMMONLY USED TO TREAT WHICH CONDITION?

6. THE FIRST ATOM BOMB WAS DROPPED ON WHICH JAPANESE

CITY?

7. WHAT IS DERMATOPHOBIA THE FEAR OF?

8. WHAT WAS THE MIDDLE NAME OF WOLFGANG MOZART?

9. WHAT IS THE ART OF STUFFING ANIMALS FOR PRESERVATION?

10. THE TERM BHP IS USED WHEN DESCRIBING THE POWER OF A

MOTOR VEHICLE; FOR WHAT DOES IT STAND?

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Mince Pie Brownies

Hi, my name’s Lyndsey and I don't enjoy mince pies … there I've said it.

I think it's the pastry, it just doesn't do it for me. So I have done my best to

come up a mincemeat alternative. These delicious chocolate brownies taste

like fudgy brownies, mince pies and Christmas cake all rolled into one.

Light and fluffy on the outside and gooey in the centre, if topped with a

vanilla ice cream you have a super tasty dessert to serve on the big day!

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to seeing you all in

the New Year.

Ingredients

Method

‣ Heat the oven to 200°C. Grease a

Serves 18 300g dark chocolate 70%

250g unsalted butter

shallow 20 x 30cm baking tin and

Prep 20 mins

4 eggs

line with baking paper

‣ Melt the chocolate and butter in a

glass bowl, over a saucepan of

Cooking 35 mins

400g caster sugar

2tsp vanilla extract

150g plain flour

simmering water, stirring

50g cocoa powder

occasionally until smooth. Leave to

½tsp baking powder

cool

4tbsp mincemeat

‣ In a large bowl mix the eggs,

Icing sugar and festive sprinkles to serve

sugar and vanilla until pale and

fluffy. Beat in the cooled chocolate

mixture. Sift in the flour, cocoa,

baking powder and salt and fold in

with a large metal spoon until

smooth. Gently fold in the

mincemeat

‣ Spoon the mixture into the tin and

smooth the surface. Bake for 35-

40 mins or until firm to the touch

but still a bit fudgy in the centre

‣ Leave the brownies to cool a little

in the tin, then remove, sprinkle

with icing sugar and cut them into

18 squares

Recipes donated by Lyndsey Garrett

Email:

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Blog:

Facebook:

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@JustCallMeLynz

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www.justcallmelynz.com

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Best served warm with vanilla ice cream

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The Poplars have kindly donated

1 Night’s Stay as a prize in this edition

To be entered into the prize draw competition, simply e-mail your name, e-mail

address and a contact phone number to win@northampton-local.co.uk

together with your answer to the question “Why would you like to win this

prize?” by 10 th November. In addition to the en suite King room with full

breakfast, there’s 10% discount off your evening meal (if you stay between

Monday and Thursday) or a FREE bottle of Prosecco (if you stay between

Friday and Sunday).

Terms & Conditions apply

Entrants must be 18 or over

and prize must be taken

before 31 st December 2017

email: info@thepoplarshotel.com

Tel 01604 643 983

Purchased by Susan Henderson in March

2014 and situated in the picturesque village of

Moulton, this charming 300 year old stone

built property has a range of 17 bedrooms

with prices to suit all budgets.

The owner and staff pride themselves on

providing a high level of service in a relaxing

environment. The hotel offers a licensed

restaurant, free wi-fi and free private parking.

Book Direct via official hotel website

and quote the current Promo Code

to receive a 10% Discount

Cross Street

Moulton

Northampton

NN3 7RZ

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Charles Nunn Heating Services

Integrity – Quality of Service – Respect

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Installations including Combi’s

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The Advanced Driver Course

Most people with a driving license, on our roads today,

have never had driver training after passing the driving

test. The advanced driver course is designed to provide

this to members of the public. It increases driving skills

and knowledge. There is a one off payment (£149)

which covers all aspects of the course including the test

fee. This payment covers a year’s membership of IAM

Roadsmart as well as the local voluntary group,

Northampton Advanced Motorists, which provides the

driver training. Sessions are done in your car with one

of our observers. There is no limit on the number of

sessions; it depends on progress to advanced standard.

Before committing to the course we can provide a driving

assessment to show you what the course is all about.

Most that do this training are surprised by the difference

it makes to their driving.

“ Q U I C K Q U I Z ”

NAM WHAT’S ON

WHERE TO FIND US

Mereway Police Station

Northampton

NN4 8BE

Take the Mereway exit from

Queen Eleanor roundabout,

first left signed Police HQ

and then next left for

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1. What is the current automatic penalty for using a hand held mobile

phone while driving?

2. There are three types of road sign in the UK, what are they?

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winner will be announced in the next edition.

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AND GUIDANCE ON MOTORWAYS AND MANOEUVRING

We meet on the 1 st Sunday of the month at Mereway Police Station in Northampton (NN4 8BE).

Sessions run at 9.30 and 11.00. To arrange your FREE, NO OBLIGATION assessment at the next meeting,

contact our associates’ officer IAN PHILLIPS on 07967 651820 or alternatively you can email

him at iantphillips@yahoo.co.uk.

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POEM CORNER

Mary Ann

School children before Christmas, exited as could be,

all saying what presents they hoped they’d get,

sitting beneath the Christmas tree.

‘I would like a doll’ one said

that walks and talks and cries,

‘I would like a pretend cooker’

Jenny said, to make some pretend pies.

They all had named their choice of toy

except little Mary Ann.

When asked what she was hoping to get,

she said ‘anything I can’.

Christmas soon was over, the children back at school

swapping tales of presents just received

as was the general rule.

Some of the children cycles had, much to their

surprise, others received dolls and skates,

where did they come from they surmised.

‘How Santa got into our house I really do not know,

we have no chimneys to climb down’

said a little girl called Jo.

One child never joined the happy gang,

she stood with tearful eye.

When asked what toys that she’s been given

not a thing was her reply.

A hush went up around the room

as Mary Ann she shed a tear,

‘I have been good’ she said in sobs

‘but Santa never came anywhere near’.

A little girl stood close by her side

and took her tiny hand.

‘You can have one of my dolls’ she said

‘I’m sure my mum will understand’

That doll was loved and treasured,

she hugged it constantly.

Whatever blows life dealt to her,

Poem donated by David Garrett

that doll would her friend be.

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Angels of Light

A fortnightly Sunday service of

prayers and mediumship

18:30 - 20:00

Weston Favell Parish Hall

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THE

STAG’S

HEAD

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1 High Street

Great Doddington

Wellingborough

Northants

NN29 7TQ

The Stags Head Is An Independently Run Pub & Restaurant With A Modern Vintage

Twist In The Village Of Great Doddington, Near Wellingborough.

At The Stags Head We Pride Ourselves On Our Extensive Menu Of Home Cooked

Food, Our Friendly Service & Warm Welcome. We can cater for any Occasion, Party,

Event or Celebration. For Bookings or Enquiries please call 01933 222316 or visit

www.stags-head.com

Our Garden Bar & Secret Garden is Dog-Friendly & we are open All Day Every Day!

As well as our standard menu we also have Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Children’s,

Snack, Party, Buffet and BBQ Menus, all available to view at www.stags-head.com.

The Stags Head is located just off the A45 about 10 minutes from Northampton

towards Wellingborough and it’s well worth a visit!

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Kieran R Hanrahan General Builder and Decorating Services

Property Improvements, Maintenance and Build

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Helen Crawford, Alzheimer’s Society Services Manager

for Northamptonshire

When someone has dementia, it's important

that they remain as fit and healthy as possible

- both physically and mentally. The better they

feel, the better life will be for them and those

around them. Each person will have interests,

preferences and routines, as well as different

physical needs and abilities. Being able to

follow their routines and continue to enjoy

their interests will impact on a person's

wellbeing as much as some physical factors, so

it is important to remember to treat them as

an individual.

Try to find a form of exercise that will be

enjoyable - ask the GP, occupational therapist

or physiotherapist for suggestions. There are

lots of seated exercises for people who have

difficulty walking. For carers looking after

someone with dementia, many other

challenges can present themselves as we head

towards winter. The person you are caring for

may feel the cold far more but they may not

realise it or may be unable to tell you.

Being cold for any length of time is a serious

health risk - particularly for older people and

those who are inactive and have poor

circulation.

Some simple steps can help such as providing

a hot drink, encouraging regular movement or

wearing extra layers of clothes particularly

cotton and wool.

Staying healthy whilst

living with dementia

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We all need a good night's rest, but dementia

can cause people difficulties in getting to

sleep. People can become confused about

night and day, and may get up in the middle of

the night, thinking that it is morning.

Disrupted sleep can also occur when the

clocks change and regular routines are

altered.

Things that can help include limiting daytime

naps, avoiding caffeinated drinks such as tea

and coffee (particularly in the evening), taking

some form of exercise during the day and

finding soothing and relaxing ways to

encourage the person to sleep, such as giving

them a warm milky drink at bedtime.

Finally, eating too little or missing out on

essential nutrients will reduce a person's

resistance to illness and can make someone

with dementia feel more confused. Eating lots

of sugary foods can cause peaks and troughs

in energy levels, making mood swings worse.

If a person is struggling to use cutlery to eat,

offer finger foods that can be eaten without a

knife and fork.

It is very important to drink enough fluids.

Dehydration is a health risk and can increase

confusion in someone with dementia. Older

people should drink about 1.6 litres or six to

seven glasses a day.

For further advice, visit alzheimers.org.uk, call our helpline on

0300 222 11 22 or our local office on 01832 736670

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WIN A £25 GIFT VOUCHER

Courtesy of

Indoor Air Rifle Range

OnTarget Indoor Air Rifle Range have kindly donated

a £25 Gift Voucher as a Prize Draw Competition prize

in this edition of Northampton Local magazine.

The voucher entitles two people, one lane for an hour

at OnTarget Indoor Range, complete with either a

Rifle or Hand Gun and pellets.

To be entered into the Prize Draw Competition, simply

email info@ontargetrange.co.uk with a heading of

‘Northampton Local magazine Prize Draw Competition’ and

your name, address and a contact phone number.

All entrants must additionally like OnTarget on Facebook

(both required to be entered into the draw)

The prize draw will take place on

30 th November and the winner

will be notified around this time.

Alternatively, if you’d like to book

a lane at OnTarget, simply call

01604 315224 or visit

www.ontargetrange.co.uk

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COMPETIITIION WIINNERS & ANSWERS

Winner of the “Tea for Two” at Beckworth Emporium

competition that appeared in the last edition was Pat

Twiselton who correctly answered the following questions:

1. WHICH CAR NAME TRANSLATES AS ‘PEOPLE’S CAR’? VOLKSWAGON

2. WHICH TRIANGLE ARE SHIPS SAID TO HAVE GOT LOST IN AND NEVER BEEN SEEN AGAIN?

BERMUDA

3. WHAT IS THE HARDEST SUBSTANCE IN THE HUMAN BODY? ENAMEL

4. WHERE IN A BOAT IS THE STERN? THE BACK

5. IN WHICH GROUP OF ISLANDS IS TENERIFE? CANARY ISLANDS

6. WHAT DO THE INITIALS IN NATO STAND FOR? NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY

ORGANISATION

7. WHAT IS A ZEPPELIN? AIRSHIP (Apologies for the typo ‘Zepplin’ in the Sep/Oct edition)

8. WHICH US STATE HAS THE NICKNAME ‘THE SUNSHINE STATE’? FLORIDA

9. HOW MANY WORDS IS A PICTURE SAID TO BE WORTH? ONE THOUSAND

10. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE MOUNTAIN FACE IN THE USA INTO WHICH THE FACES OF

FOUR US PRESIDENTS HAVE BEEN CARVED? MOUNT RUSHMORE

R II D D L E

The winner of the NAM “Quiz Quick”

competition that appeared in the last edition

was Alison Turnbull who correctly answered

the following questions and receives a £20

Vue Cinema Gift Voucher.

1. Under what driving conditions is a car at its

most stable?

Answer: In a straight line, at constant

speed under constant power.

2. You have stopped at the give way on a

crossroads and wish to go straight over.

The car waiting opposite you is signalling to

turn right. Who has the right of way?

Answer: You have right of way over

someone crossing your path.

1) How many months have 28 days?

All of them

2) What’s full of holes but still stores water?

A sponge

3) What do the numbers 11, 69 and 88 all

have in common? They read the same

right side up and upside down

4) Using only addition, how do you add eight

8’s and get the number 1000?

888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1000

5) What word looks the same backwards and

upside down? SWIMS

6) What never asks questions but often gets

answered? A doorbell

7) What belongs to you but other people use it

more than you do? Your name

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SPOTLIGHT

In this edition the spotlight falls on Susan Henderson

Owner of The Poplars in Moulton

What’s your background?

I was born in to Hospitality as my parents had pubs and

hotels when I was growing up. Although I always helped

(for free of course), they encouraged me to pursue my

own career. I had a very successful career in London

working for various companies for over 24 years.

What first got you interested in becoming proprietor

of The Poplars?

When I had made the decision to leave the city I knew I

wanted a B & B or small hotel. The Poplars was the first

place that I was given details of. I arrived with my

mother as she has a ‘shrewd eye’. I loved that it was

such a historic building and that the village had a great

community vibe. At the time I did not envisage moving

to Northampton so I spent almost a year travelling and

searching in more touristy areas like Malvern, Stratford

Upon Avon and the Cotswolds. I then revisited The

Poplars carried out my due diligence and here I am. And

yes, my mother still likes to say ‘I told you so’.

What do you enjoy most about what you do?

Absolutely everything. I love meeting new people every

day and looking after our regular customers. We have

so many returning guests and that is a testament to

what we do here. I have a superb team and am very

proud of the work they do here. We have a very high

rating on Trip Advisor and that is down to them.

How would you describe yourself in four words?

Resilient, Compassionate, Gregarious and Hard-working.

What ambitions do you have for the future?

The building is over 300 years old so I plan to be

sympathetic and maintain it as best I can without over

modernising it. The Poplars plays an important role in

bringing people to Moulton and the surrounding areas.

I just want to continue with what we are currently

doing as I think we have a great formula here.

What’s the biggest challenge you’ve faced?

It was very difficult trying to refurb bathrooms and

bedrooms in such and old building and remain open

for ‘business as usual’. We could only do one or two

at a time as it was so busy and the plumbing in a

building this old is always temperamental to say the

least. It put the team under a lot of pressure but

with perseverance and humour we got through it.

What’s the funniest moment you can recall?

So many to choose from but a lovely older

gentleman left his wife in the dining room at

breakfast to fetch something from his room. Upon

returning he came back in and sat at a different

table for quite some time before he noticed his wife

eating her breakfast alone at their table. He had the

whole room in laughter.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?

A few that would probably prefer not to be

mentioned but also some members from S Club 7,

Fairport Convention, Brian Jacks and comedian

Dylan Moran.

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Chips

SMALL CHIPS £1.00

REGULAR CHIPS £1.50

LARGE CHIPS £2.00

CHILLI CHIPS £2.00

CHEESY CHIPS £2.50

CHIP BUTTY £1.50

Fish

SMALL COD £3.00

REGULAR COD £4.00

LARGE COD £5.00

HADDOCK £4.50

PLAICE £4.50

COD ROE £1.00

FISH CAKE £1.00

SCAMPI (8 pieces) £3.50

COD BITES (8 pieces) £3.50

SMALL ROCK £3.50

REGULAR ROCK £4.50

Sides

BEANS £1.00

CURRY SAUCE £1.00

HOT CURRY SAUCE £1.00

MUSHY PEAS £1.00

GRAVY £1.00

Pukka Pies

CHICKEN & MUSHROOM £2.50

STEAK & KIDNEY £2.50

MINCED BEEF & ONION £2.50

MEAT & POTATO PASTIE £2.50

PEPPERED STEAK £2.75

BALTI CHICKEN £3.25

Curry

CHICKEN & RICE £5.00

CHICKEN & CHIPS £5.00

CHICKEN £4.00

CHICKEN KORMA & RICE £5.00

CHIEKEN KORMA & CHIPS £5.00

Extras

By Kishan’s Fish Bar

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

SAVELOY £1.50

SPAM FRITTER £1.50

BATTERED BLACK PUDDING £1.50

FOOT LONG HOT DOG £3.50

ONION RINGS (5 pieces) £1.50

PINEAPPLE FRITTER £1.00

JALAPENO BITES (5 pieces) £2.50

MOZZARELLA STICKS (4 sticks) £2.50

GARLIC MUSHROOM (8 pieces) £2.50

SPRING ROLLS VEG £1.50

SPRING ROLLS CHICKEN £1.50

LAMB SPRING ROLL (2 pieces) £1.50

PEA FRITTER £1.00

SAMOSA CHICKEN (3 pieces) £1.50

SAMOSA LAMB (3 pieces) £1.50

SAMOSA VEG (3 pieces) £1.50

SALAD BOX SMALL £0.50

SALAD BOX LARGE £1.00

SMALL TUB OF SAUCE £0.30

POTATO FRITTER (3 pieces) £1.00

PLAIN RICE £1.00

CHAPATI

75p each

Sausages

SMALL SAUSAGE £1.00

LARGE SAUSAGE £1.50

SMALL BATTERED SAUSAGE £1.25

LARGE BATTERED SAUSAGE £1.75

Burgers

QTR POUNDER £4.00

HALF POUNDER £6.50

CHICKEN £4.00

VEGGIE £3.00

ADD CHEESE (2 slices) £0.30

ADD BACON (1 slice) £0.50

All burgers come with sauce & salad

Specials

COD CONE £2.50

2 strips of cod on small chips

SAUSAGE CONE £2.50

2 small sausages on small chips

SMALL SAUSAGE & CHIPS * £2.00

SML BAT’D SAUS & CHIPS * £2.00

FISH CAKE & CHIPS * £2.00

BUILDERS BRUNCH £5.00

2 large sausage, chips & beans

4A FULLER ROAD, MOULTON, NORTHAMPTON NN3 7QZ

01604 492677

WE ACCEPT ALL MAJOR DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS INCLUDING CONTACTLESS

Chicken

QTR CHICKEN LEG £2.50

QTR CHICKEN BREAST £2.50

CHICKEN BITES (6 pieces) £3.50

HOT CHICKEN WINGS (5 pcs) £4.50

Kebabs

REGULAR DONNER £4.00

LARGE DONNER £5.00

REGULAR CHICKEN £4.00

LARGE CHICKEN £5.00

DONNER MEAT ON CHIPS £5.00

CHICKEN MEAT ON CHIPS £5.00

DONNER MEAT £3.50

CHICKEN MEAT £3.50

DONNER MEAT IN ROLL £3.00

CHICKEN MEAT IN ROLL £3.00

MIXED KEBAB £5.00

CHICKEN & DONNER IN ROLL £4.00

All kebabs come with sauce & salad

Priti’s Homemade

Cuisine (available everyday)

CHICKEN TIKKA £5.00

6 pieces on salad + homemade sauce

SEEKH KEBAB £6.00

4 pieces on salad + homemade sauce

BOMBAY POTATO £4.00

PANEER TIKKA MASALA £6.00

CHAPATI

75p each

LARGE MIXED GRILL £16.00

6 x seekh kebab pieces

8 x chicken tikka pieces

1 portion of Tandoori Chicken **

SMALL MIXED GRILL £8.50

2 x seekh kebab pieces

3 x chicken tikka pieces

1 portion of Tandoori Chicken **

SPECIAL MIXED GRILL £11.50

2 x chicken seekh kebab

2 x seekh kebab

3 x chicken tikka

1 portion of Tandoori Chicken

1 x nan

4 x CHK’N SEEKH KEBAB PIECE £6.00*

* Choice of mushy peas of curry sauce

** Comes with Salad + homemade sauce

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Do you swim and would you like to raise funds for your club, the scouts, guides or your

favourite charity? If so, do come and join our Swimarathon. Our next event is over the

weekend of Saturday 10 th February 2018.

This is a fun event organised by the four Rotary Clubs in Northampton and takes place

at the splendid Chris Moody Centre at Moulton College, only recently completed at the

cost of nearly £9 million. The Swimarathon is a charity event where teams of six swim

in relay format for an hour. It is a fun event for all ages and all abilities. It is not a race

or a competition. All the participating swimmers are asked to get sponsorship from

their friends and families.

This year’s event built on our previous successes and we were delighted to welcome

twenty teams consisting of over 100 swimmers. In all they completed 1500 lengths of

the 25 metre pool. This was equivalent to swimming over 21 miles or 34 kilometres,

further than the distance from Northampton to Milton Keynes. After their swim, all

were presented with a certificate containing their team photo and a medal. A great

time was had by all, with considerable laughter and many smiling faces.

We had swimmers from local schools, swimming clubs, the Brownies, the Girl Guides

and the Scouts together with teams made up of members from families and friends.

The swimmers were of all ages with the youngest aged five and the oldest over 70. This

year up to 50% of the money raised by each team in sponsorship went back to the

team, who can donate it to their choice of charity or even back to their own club or

organisation. We were also supported by local businesses who gave generously, as a

way of thanking the people of Northampton for their support over the years. In all we

raised in excess of £5,000 for local charities and good causes.

For further information visit our website www.swimarathon.com or

contact Malcolm Ablett on 01604 648 555 or 07764 476 046 or

e-mail malcolm.ablett@nutecsecurity.co.uk

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Useful local telephone numbers

Northampton General Hospital 01604 634 700 Doctors Surgeries

Accident & Emergency 01604 545 601

Outpatients 01604 545 485 Abington Medical Centre 01604 723 420

Northampton Police 03000 111 222 Lumbertubs Surgery 01604 405 006

Police Non-Emergency 101 Moulton Surgery 01604 644 126

Northampton County Council 0300 126 1000 Park Avenue North Surgery 01604 716 500

Northampton Borough Council 01604 837 837 Woodview Medical Centre 01604 670 780

Citizens Advice Bureau 0844 855 2122 Weston Favell Health Centre 01604 415 157

Electricity Power Loss 0800 056 8090 Weston Favell Health Centre 08445 769 030

National Gas Emergency 0800 111 999 Weston Favell Health Centre 01604 409 631

Anglian Water Emergencies 08457 145 145

Local Schools

Pharmacies

The Arbours School 01604 410 242 Abington Pharmacy 01604 720 010

Boothville Primary School 01604 491 545 Boots (Weston Favell) 01604 413 251

Eastfield Primary School 01604 405 042 Lloyds Pharmacy (W Favell) 01604 402 302

Headlands Primary School 01604 407 098 Lloyds Pharmacy (Park Avenue) 01604 711 078

Kingsthorpe College 01604 716 106 Parklands Pharmacy 01604 647 113

Lumbertubs Primary School 01604 408 147 Woodview Pharmacy 01604 670 619

Moulton Primary School 01604 643 061

Northampton College 01604 734 567 Crime Stoppers 0800 555 111

Northampton School for Boys 01604 230 240 Childline 0800 1111

Weston Favell Primary School 01604 401 547 NSPCC 0808 800 5000

Thomas Becket School 01604 493 211 Relate 01604 634400

Moulton College 01604 491 131 RSPCA 0870 5555 999

Western Favell Academy 01604 402 121 Samaritans 08457 909090

Northampton Academy 01604 402 811 Trainline 0871 244 1545

Northampton School for Girls 01604 679 540 DVLA 0300 790 6802

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