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Ladies – fancy a regular game of netball?

We’re looking for some local ladies to join our fun and friendly back to netball sessions. The sessions are coach led and we welcome everyone – regardless of age, shape or how good / bad you worry you’ll be! We run through basic skills and end with a match. We’re relaxed about the rules and we’re learning as we go. There’s no pressure and everyone’s in the same boat!

Sessions run on Thursday evenings from 7-8pm at Casterton Community College and Cost £5.

When the lighter evenings allow, we will be moving the sessions to the MUGA in Collyweston playing field. So you may not even need to get the car out…!

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About your wheelie bins

East Northamptonshire Council tells us:

The majority of our wheeled bins (both refuse and recycling) are nearly eight years old now and we’ve had a few reports from residents that the lids are broken. When we go to replace the lid, we find that one or both of the hinge plugs have worked loose or have fallen out altogether. If you notice a hinge plug is coming out it may be a simple matter to simply tap it back in. If your bin has lost one let us know (email waste@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk with your details) and we’ll drop off or post a replacement for you. Continue reading

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Be careful when walking your dog – and keep your doors locked

Lunchtime today, two young men separately cold-called at a house on Main Road, caught on camera (see below). And a couple of days ago, a dog-walker at Ketton Bridge came across something nasty – and was very lucky the dog didn’t die as a result.  Continue reading

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Save ££s running your car #3

Step 3: Find the cheapest petrol or diesel prices

The easiest way to find the cheapest forecourt in your area for petrol, diesel, LPG (liquefied petroleum gas, used for heating and cooking as well as vehicles) and more is by comparing prices using a nifty free tool.

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Save ££s running your car #2

Step 2: Seven tips to drive more efficiently

You can drive the same distance in the same car, without slowing down, but using far less fuel. This is the biggest single factor effecting your fuel costs, and in some cases people find they save 30% when they change driving habits. The key is to drive smoothly. Here are the seven tips you need to know.

1. The accelerator is a money pump – accelerate gradually without over-revving.  Speed up smoothly. If you press harder on the pedal, more fuel will flow – but you can reach the same speed using much less power. As a rough rule, stay under 3,000 revs. Plus, if you think about it, if you accelerate too quickly, chances are you’ll then have to brake hard, which isn’t exactly efficient.

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Save ££s running your car #1

Step 1: Make your car more fuel-efficient

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