Crimewatch appeal over Ross case
Created on Friday, 15 February 2013 12:45
The officer leading the investigation into the murder of Corby man David ‘Les’ Ross, has said he is pleased with the response following Thursday night’s appeal on BBC TV's Crimewatch.
Detective Chief Inspector Martin Kinchin, said: “Some useful information was received as a result of last night’s show, which we will now be working through to establish if any significant detail has come to light.
"We are sure there are still people in Corby, or further afield, who may have vital information in helping us to establish who was responsible for the death of Mr Ross.
"We are grateful to everyone who has come forward so far. But if you haven’t and saw Mr Ross at any time on the day of his death, Monday 17 December, or the weekend before, then please come forward now.
"We are also keen for any information about the property that was stolen from Mr Ross's home on Friday 14 December, namely an iPhone, a BlackBerry PlayBook and a laptop computer.”
If anyone believes they have information about this incident, they are asked to call police on 101 and ask for Operation Lane, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Wi-fi in the air in town centre
Created on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 10:03
Free wi-fi is being made available in Corby town centre.
In a bid to attract shoppers, town centre owners Helical Bar have paid the costs to provide the internet coverage, available from this week.
The system covers Willow Place, Corporation Street and New Post Office Square.
Rockingham run a success
Created on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 16:01
Lakelands Hospice held its annual “Brass Monkey 10k” and fun run on Sunday 10th February 2013 at Rockingham Speedway, Corby.
The event lived up to its name as over 250 runners braved sub zero temperatures, driving rain and a fierce wind to complete four laps of the famous oval before finishing underneath the grandstand for a well earned drink, goody bag and medal.
So far the event which was sponsored by Nationwide has raised a fantastic £4864.00.
Community fundraiser and race organiser Paul Marlow said: “The event was a great success with something for everyone, a fast flat course for the serious runners and a friendly lively atmosphere for the fun runners and children, the original event was postponed due to the snow in January but I think yesterdays conditions were even harder, I’d like to say a huge thank you to all the volunteers who turned out to help make the event run smoothly in such awful weather”
All proceeds raised from the run will go directly to providing specialist palliative care to patients living with cancer, heart failure and other life limiting illnesses at Lakelands Hospice.
Mr Marlow also commented “I would like to say a big thank you to Nationwide who sponsored the event and to Des Barber and the Corby Radio team who circled the course in the radio car encouraging all the runners, and to all our other corporate supporters who donated items for the goody bags etc.
The Brass Monkey 10k will also help to raise funds for Lakelands Hospice at Home care service for its patients.
Created on Friday, 08 February 2013 16:14
A spokesperson for people living off Rockingham Road in Corby says they're delighted after plans for a waste site were withdrawn.
WEEE Environmental had initally looked into constructing a site to deal with mainly white goods on a site on the Earlstrees estate.
The plans were withdrawn as they were due to be looked at by the county council.
The Kingswood School in Corby needs special measures to improve.
That's according to Ofsted inspectors who visited there last November.
Their report released recently says there are positives to work from - but teaching standards need to rise.
Corby Borough Council's leadership are looking to withdraw plans for a council tax increase.
A two per cent rise had been planned before the Council says it "took advise".
Details have been viewed by committee and now go to a full council meeting.
Mallender takes early retirement
Created on Monday, 28 January 2013 11:20
Corby Council say Chris Mallender is to retire from the local authority with almost immediate effect.
The chief executive had been on secondment with a project about alternative energy for the last eleven months, which has now come to an end.
A number of regeneration projects took place in Corby during Mr Mallender's spell in the role - including the Corby Cube, East Midlands Pool, and Willow Place shopping area.
The authority also agreed a settlement over legal action related to the steel works clear up out of court, at a cost estimated at millions of pounds.
Mr Mallender took on the position in 2003. In a statement the council's leader Tom Beattie thanked him for "nine years of hard work" and wished him well for the future.
Acting chief executive Norman Stronach will continue in the role in an interim capacity.
Recently an "improvement board" began working with the borough council's current leadership.
The Audit Commission are due to report soon on procedures within Corby Council relating to different projects in recent years.
Tesco opens large store in Corby
Family appeal over Ross death
Police: Murder victim "burgled"
Corby by-election result
Des does Strictly
Corby "free school" opens
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