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Newsletter introduction...

Clocks have changed, British Summer Time is here, sun is out, but gosh it still cold in the wind. Welcome to the 300th Newsletter from AboutMyArea/NN12

Tonight making the most of the lighter nights the Tows are playing at home 7.30 pm kick off at Greens Norton Road.

School holidays of course, so there is plenty going on.

Did you all see the April Fool - its in the newsletter again.

Full round up of all the news, what's on, village reports, sports reports and weeky recipe, remember AboutMyArea/NN12 is updated daily throughout the day, every day.

James Rudd - Site Editor 

I can't believe I have done 300 in Towcester, site has been operating now for over six years.

Last chance to catch Towcester Art Society Exhibition in the Town Hall today. 

Fed Up With Winter... Summer specials now at Images by Joanna Read more...

A5 In Towcester To Become One Way Only In New Scheme A5 through to Towcester to be southbound only in new traffic scheme to create more parking and reduce congestion Read more...

Egg And Spoon Races To Celebrate Easter Easter celebrations in Alderton Read more...

Annual Grand Village Garage Sale In Yardley Gobion Annual Grand Village Garage Sale on Saturday 20th April from 10.00 a.m. to 1.30p.m. Everything from bicycles to bric a brac will be on sale.

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March Named The Official Lazy Month The nation falls into "Laziness Trap" as New Year resolutions run out of steam. Read more...

Silverstone Preparations Ahead Of F1 British Grand Prix While this year’s Formula 1® World Championship got off to a sensational start in Australia and Malaysia, Silverstone has also been a hive of activity in recent weeks, as the circuit’s preparations to host the FORMULA 1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX on 28-30 June continue apace. Read more...

Silson Jogger To Run London Marathon For Lewis Wares Local Silson Jogger Ross Edmonds is to run in this year’s London Marathon on the 21st April to raise money for the Lewis Wares appeal. Read more...

Police - Don't Make It Easy For Thieves Message A campaign to highlight how people can reduce the risk of becoming a victim of vehicle crime and burglary is well underway in crime hot spot areas across the county.
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Towcester Firm Produce 2013 Budget Summary The overall thrust however would appear to be positive for business with a focus on incentivising small businesses with a £2,000 cut in Employers National Insurance. Read more...

Towcester Bell Ringers Team Triumph St Lawrence Society ringers beat reigning champions Birmingham in a closely fought contest yesterday at the Parish Church. Read more...

Top Tips For Getting In Shape Top tips to get in shape at The Leisure Club at Whittlebury Hall … Read more...

Strakka Racing Back To Black For 2013 Silverstone based Strakka Racing has unveiled its new Honda Performance Development ARX-03c in which it will challenge for top LPM1 Privateer honours in this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship – with a new colour scheme signalling a return to the team’s traditional black and blue livery. Read more...

Nick Fry Steps Down As CEO Of F1 Mercedes In Brackley The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One team today announced that Nick Fry, the team's Chief Executive Officer, will step down from his current position at the beginning of April. He will continue to assist the team's commercial operations as a consultant until at least the end of 2014. Read more...

Look Out For Signs Of Tree Disease Northamptonshire Local Nature Partnership has called for the county’s residents and landowners to be vigilant as the hunt for the Chalara dieback of Ash disease continues. Read more...

High Quality Offices In Towcester Berrys have been instructed to market ground floor office space at Oak House on the Tove Valley Business Park in Towcester. Read more...

Towcester Football Frenzy Moves Lewis Closer To His Goal More than 250 people turned out in hail, rain, sleet and snow to raise more than £3,500 for five-year-old Lewis Wares at the 25-hour football extravaganza last weekend (16-17 March). Read more...

Baby Memorial Service At Easton Neston A special baby memorial service is being held on Sunday 14th April 2013 at St Mary's Church, Easton Neston near Towcester at 3.30pm. Read more...

Don't Let Gritting Salt Ruin Your Car - Towcester Valeting Services Can Help Towcester Car Wash and Valeting Service based on Watling Street in Towcester are providing a valulable service at this time of year power washing cars to protect them and keep them clean. Read more...

Back To School For Property Developers In Abthorpe But, ask some local people, why has an apostrophe been left out of the official name for the new road? Surely it should be Snelson’s Orchard or Snelsons’ Orchard but not Snelsons Orchard? Read more...

Rubbish And Recycling Collection Days Changing In South Northants Your Rubbish and Recycling Collection Day Could Be Changing! Read more...

Le Mans Spirit Comes To Silverstone For FIA World Endurance Championships 35 entries for the Silverstone round of FIA World Endurance Championship - Drivers competing for the prestigious Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy Read more...

Three New South Northants Guides With Something For Everyone Family Fun, Canals and Heritage – that have all been prepared to help visitors and locals get the most out of what this beautiful area has to offer. Read more...

Where There's A Will.... Many people put off making a Will because thinking about how they would like their assets to be passed after death is an uncomfortable thing to do, however the reality of what might happen if they die without making a Will is an altogether more worrying possibility. Read more...

Pear Tree Weddings Recruiting Chauffeurs! As the fleet of vintage and classic VW Campervans and Beetle maintain their popularity Pear Tree Weddings is delighted to announce that new chauffeurs are required! Read more...

Towcester Beer Festival Goes West! The festival will open at 5pm on Friday May 3 and close at 10pm on Sunday May 5. The focus for this year’s festival will be beers form the South West. Read more...

SNC Doing Its Bit To Support Local Businesses South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) is one of the few councils in England that pays its suppliers within the target set by central government according to new research carried out by the Forum of Private Business (FPB).
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Assault In Swinneyford Road Towcester OFFICERS are investigating an assault which took place outside the One Stop shop in Swinneyford Road, Towcester, on Saturday 23 March between 7pm and 7.15pm. Read more...

Sausage And Onion Turnovers This dish uses sausagemeat to great effect - snack on for lunch or add veg on the side for supper. Read more...

Strakka Racing Encouraging WEC Test At Paul Ricard Strakka Racing completed 207 trouble-free laps with its new Honda Performance Development ARX-03c during a weather-interrupted two-day test at the Circuit Paul Ricard (March 29-30). Read more...

Grand Union Housing Marks Milestone GUHG marks milestone in home building programme Read more...

F1 Sahara Force India And Mercedes Annouce Powertrain Deal Sahara Force India and Mercedes-Benz announce long-term powertrain supply agreement Read more...

Police To Focus On Anti Social Behaviour In Towcester POLICE and partners are ‘working for you’ in dealing with anti-social behaviour over the Easter holiday period. Read more...

Regeneration Of Towcester Takes Significant Step Forward Regeneration of Towcester takes another significant step Read more...

Free Wireless Smoke Alarm With First 50 Domestic Alarm Systems From MJY Security MJY Security Systems based at Towcester's Lucas Bridge Business Paark are running a special offer on home security systems for domestic installations. Read more...

Local Wills Company Launch New Website Every Product and Service available from ARA Wills is explained on the site along with the ability for anyone who currently has a Will to claim a FREE Will Review. Read more...

Being The Best Proposals Approved For Ambulance Service Being the Best proposals approved Read more...

New Healthwatch Chair Announced Professor William Pope, currently chair of NHS Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes, will chair the local Healthwatch Board which is being set-up to oversee the strategic direction and priorities for a new organisation called Healthwatch Northamptonshire. Read more...

Towcestrians Tennis Club Come along and try our friendly Tennis Club, whether you want to play matches or just social games. Read more...

Exciting Improvement Works Are Underway At Brackley Leisure Centre The South Northants Leisure Trust is investing around £134,000 in improving the leisure centre for local residents, ensuring the borough continues to offer leisure facilities which are accessible and suitable to everyone, whether a casual visitor or fitness fanatic... Read more...

Jordan Stilp Mazda MX5 Racer Steps Up to Clios with Westbourne Motorsport Team Boss Richard Colburn said, this is a really exciting year for the team, Jordan will be part of a 4 car Westbourne Team. Read more...

Leo The Abthorpe Postman Gets Spring In His Step Lee our excellent postman is walking around the village with a new spring in his step as Dawn his wife has recently given birth to twins. Read more...

Slouching Can Cause Health Issues An interesting article highlighting not only the damage done to the body by slouching which includes back neck and shoulder pain, but it also raises some interesting theories about other health issues such as high blood pressure and heartburn and also contributing to your mood and energy levels." Read more...

Tove Valley Superfast Broadband Project Eric Malcomson the Chairman of Abthorpe Broadband Association Ltd – the not-for-profit company operated entirely by volunteers – has just issued the following statement Read more...

Small Fakers To Play Old Talbot Small Fakers - The UK's only tribute to 60's mod icons the Small Faces. will by playing The Old Talbot Potterspury on the A5 on Friday 19th April 2013 - tickets are £5, Read more...

Towcester WI Organise Towcester Gateway Planters “I am sure that the whole community of Towcester would join the WI in thanking our new sponsors for providing funds to ensure a colourful display from the planters this year. Read more...

Move Towards More Accurate Crime Figures In Northants Under the current system, 70 per cent of crimes are recorded as ‘undetected’, leaving victims and the public concerned that nothing has been done by police. Read more...

£16.2m Deal With BT To Help Bring Superfast Broadband To Northamptonshire Fast, affordable fibre broadband is set to become available to Northamptonshire homes and businesses by the end of 2015 as a result of a multi-million pound project between Northamptonshire County Council and BT.
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Apprenticeships Part Of The New Norm Andrea Leadsom MP: Apprenticeships part of the ‘new norm’ Read more...

Towcesters Folly Inn Reopens As Gastro Pub Open all year round with seasonal menus and daily specials boards. Read more...

The Power Of Pollen - Relief For Hay Fever Sufferers Spring has sprung – soon the leaves will be out and the grass will start to grow. Read more...

Caswell; Park's New Website Combines Interactive Features With Fascinating History The new look website is slick, stylish, and full of new features and imagery of Caswell and surrounding area. Read more...

Last Chance For Kids To Go To MotoGP At Silverstone Free One month left to take advantage of Silverstone’s MotoGP™ 'Kids Go Free' policy - Child tickets free of charge until 02 May Read more...

Towcester Picnic In The Park Collage Towcester Evening WI has put together a photo collage of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee community event held in Towcester as a gift to the town. Read more...

History Society Talk On Culworth Clock A fascinating and unusual clock will provide the subject when the Towcester & District Local History Society opens its Spring and Summer talks programme at the Riverside Centre in Islington Road on Wednesday April 10th (7.30pm). Entrance is free to members with a £2 charge for visitors. Read more...

Towcester Easter Sunday Racing Report JOCKEY Sam Twiston-Davies kick started what could be an inspirational week by riding two winners on Towcester’s Easter Sunday card. Read more...

Nappies That Don't Cost The Earth Did you know that by the time your baby is potty trained, your little he or she could have used as many as 4000 disposable nappies?! Read more...

Folly Inn Builds On Success Local historian traces Folly history to 1772 - and new gastro pub gets rave reviews Read more...

Good Friday Cross Carrying Tradition In Towcester Continues The procession is becoming a Towcester Good Friday tradition to carry a cross to the top of Bury Mount, a few quiet moments and some thoughful prayers Read more...

Towcester Rockshools Easter Success Rockschools Easter Concert went ahead on Sunday 24 March despite the snowy weather and all bands gave really great performances during the afternoon and evening. Read more...

Angling And Wildlife Course Please come along to St James's Lake Brackley! Read more...

Grow Your Own Tomatoes Grow your own tomatoes, get started with grafted vegetables Read more...

Brackley Ambulance Station Saved, Towcester's To Go EMAS - Announces Brackley Ambulance Station to be retained, despite closure of many other stations in Northamptonshire, which also includes the one at Towcester. Read more...

Charity Open Mic Night At Boat Inn The Boat Inn at Stoke Bruerne on the banks of the Grand Union Canal are holding an Open Mic Night on Friday 21st June 2013 from 8 pm onwards Read more...

75 Years Of Partnership Celebrated In Towcester By Waitrose With School Trees Waitrose Towcester plants trees to commemorate 75 years in the John Lewis Partnership Read more...

WEC Drivers Ready For 6 Hours Of Silverstone Endurance Race WEC drivers prepare for Silverstone six-hour endurance race with a visit to Tower Bridge Read more...

British Gas And NCC Work Towards Cleaner, Greener Northants Northamptonshire County Council is to work with utilities company British Gas to see how they can both bring benefits to the county.
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Google Crowns Towcester Leading UK e-Commerce Town Towcester scoops eTown Award as the UK’s fifth most internet friendly town Read more...

Silverstone Resident To Tackle Great Wall OF China Karen Wood from Silverstone is taking on the challenge of a lifetime by trekking the Great Wall of China for Marie Curie Cancer Care Read more...

Don't Miss 30th Silverstone 10K Race Did you miss out on the Silverstone Half Marathon? Do you just prefer to race over a shorter distance? Are you looking for a personal best time over 10K? If so, we have just the race for you! Read more...

Silson Joggers AC Winter Cup & 30th Silverstone 10K Silson Joggers met up last week for the 4th round of the club’s winter cup, this season’s fixtures having been badly hit by the recent weather conditions. Read more...

Famous Faces Spotted At Whittlebury Hall? Performer Andrew Browning is the double of singing sensation George Michael and looks and sounds so much like the famous former Wham frontman that he starred on the singer’s video Read more...

Paulerspury Songwriting Workshop For Young People Come along to the URC in Paulerspury 8th - 11th April for some fun with friends! If you are aged 8-16, and interested in singing and writing your very own songs, then this is for you! Read more...

Nearly 800kg Of Food Collected At Waitrose For Towcester Foodbank Volunteers from the Towcester foodbank held a collection at Waitrose in Towcester Read more...

Have Your Say On New Homes Bonus Money From an initial pot of £2 million, the Council is proposing that 50 per cent is used to fund council services and the other half is used to fund projects in local communities and voluntary groups. Read more...

Towcestrians Sports Club Need Groundsman - Would This Suit You? To maintain 14 acres of sports ground and buildings Read more...

Have Fun With SPLAT This Easter New this year is the launch of the ‘Kids Club’ which is split into two groups (ages 5-7 and 8-15) and offers youngsters an opportunity to try a variety of sporting activities including fencing, football, swimming and archery as well as arts and craft activities. Read more...

Charity Fashion Show At Towcester Town Hall Charity Fashion Show by Flair Designer Wear Towcester to benefit HomeStart Daventry and South Northants on Wednesday 17th April at 7.00pm at Towcester Town Hall, Market Place, Towcester. Read more...

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