Saturday, 29 September 2012

Pregnant Equality Rights for women

Mark Dean talks to Anjona Roy about
 Pregnant Equality Rights for women 
and the recent good news and the work done to get to that point.

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Friday, 28 September 2012


Mark Dean chats to Councillor Mary Markin
about the latest apprenticeships available
 through the county, how young people can get involved, the training they will get out of it, what job roles young people 
will be doing & how you can find out more information to get involved.

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Shaun (Canine Capers)

Mark Dean chats to Shaun to talk
 about the Canine Capers event, what events
 will be on during the day & where the event is taking place!

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Craig Taylor (Always a Chance)

Mark Dean chats to Craig Taylor about the 24/7
 charity football match, how it will work, how people are
 going to plan to stay awake, the charities they are
 planning to raise money for & how you can donate.


Mark Dean talks to Gail Adderson about Stoptober, what it is all about, tips for how people can stop smoking & how people can get help to quit smoking.

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Stoptober facebook

During October, thousands of people across England are taking part in Stoptober - a new, exciting 28 day challenge to stop smoking.
There's lots of free support to help you along the way - and the great news is that by stopping smoking for 28 days, you are five times more likely to stay



For the next 9 weeks, NHS Smokefree is supporting Stoptober. It's like October but without cigarettes! Join us for help on your 28 day challenge to stop smoking.
Thousands of people around the country are getting ready to join together for Stoptober. If you can quit for 28 days you’re five times more likely to quit for good. We’ll be here to provide help, advice and support every step of the way and more importantly, this is your space to help and support each other.

We know stopping smoking can be tough but you will reap the benefits when you do. From pl
aying footie with the kids and not running out of breath, to taking that extra break away with the money you’ll save, you’ll feel the difference in yourself as well as your pocket.

There are lots of ways you can find the support to help you achieve your 28 day goal. From our community here, the free Stoptober pack (which you can get at the Stoptober website), by downloading the app to your local stop smoking groups, or even your GP or local pharmacist.

Good luck!

The Stoptober Team

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Monday, 24 September 2012

Street Fair back for half-term fun in Northampton

Saint Chrispin's street fair made it's debut in 1993

It was twelve years since the last St Crispin's Street Fair.

 took place in Northampton.

 Originally it ran from 1993 until 2004.

The last ride pulled away from
 Northampton  in October 2004

The St Crispin’s Fair is back on the streets of Northampton next month for the first time since 2004.
This popular half term event will bridge the gap between the high-profile events of the summer and the launch of Christmas celebrations in November.
Northampton Borough Council is supporting the Fair, which is being organised by fairground owner Albert Evans.  From Sunday 28 October until Tuesday 30 October, the Fair will bring 44 attractions big and small, including stalls and children’s rides, to Gold Street, Mercer’s Row, the bottom of the Market Square and the bottom of Abington Street.
The Fair will spring up overnight and be open for business from 2pm on October 28.  The rides will include 2extreme, a 49 metre high pendulum; Sky Flyer, a 120ft chair ride and other major attractions along with the traditional Waltzer and Twister.
Albert Evans said that he wanted to support Northampton’s businesses and Market Traders by helping to bring visitors into the town centre during half term.
“When people go home on Saturday night the street will be normal, and when they come back on Sunday, the fair will be there with the lights twinkling and the smell of candy floss.
“We run street fairs in many other towns and they are really popular.  We are pleased to bring the fair back to Northampton after so many years and I hope we are able to bring in business to support the town centre Market and all the traders.”
Cllr Brandon Eldred said the Fair would fill a gap in events during the autumn.  “We were really pleased to be able to support Albert’s plans to run the street fair again.  We have had a busy summer with major events to mark the Olympics and the Jubilee so the street fair this autumn will be an attraction to visitors before we launch our Christmas celebrations in November.”
The street fair will have its own stewards, security, toilet facilities and cleaning.

Sunday, 23 September 2012


Aggie talks to Ray Hughes about the Sure Foundation,
 how they plan to raise money for an orphanage in Kenya,
 music charity night at the Picturedome to raise money, where the funds
 go and how you can donate.

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Sure Foundation 


Mark Dean talks to Alveda Hillard & Pauline Crosco 
about the Northampton to Barcelona Charity Bike RIde,
 the route, why such a distance, what it is raising money for and how you can donate.

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Northampton to Barcelona Bike Ride Facebook group


Nigel Brown chats to upcoming singer/songwriter 
Ben Johnson about Open Mic UK & the opportunities it gives upcoming artists.

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Open Mic UK


Mark Dean talks to Counsellor David Mackintosh
 about the new Council Tax Benefit Scheme, how it will affect you, what changes are being made & how you can find out all the information about the scheme.

Councillor David J Mackintosh,
 leader of the council and chair of
 cabinet for the Conservative Party
 and representing Rectory Farm, Northampton.


Nigel Brown chats to Chris about the Vampire Rock workshops which are being held at the Royal & Derngate, the age group they want dancers for the show, what qualities they are looking out for dancers, when the workshops are & how you can be a part of it!

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Seyi Shay

Mark Dean chats to Seyi Shay 
about her upcoming single &
 how she had toured with the likes of Beyonce! Listen to find out more!

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New Video: Seyi Shay – Loving Your Way


Richard Street 

Paddy Grady chats to The Temptations legend Richard Street about the history of the band and how Richard was actually in another band during his time with The Temptations.


Mark Dean chats to Dana Hannon about the Accident & Emergency Project, how people can use it & why young people aren’t using the service.

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NHS DIRECT For Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire 

Mark Dean Talks to: Councillor Tim Handlen (New Bus Station)

Mark Dean chats to Councillor Tim Hadlen
 about the new bus station, how long till it is ready, the layout & what sort of things will be in it.

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Mark Dean, Inspiration FM Multicultural Community Radio.
Co presenter of Brown & Dean's Breakfast Show. 
107.8 FM for the community of
 Northampton and surrounding areas.

Councillor Tim Hadland,
 cabinet member for
 Conservative, representing 'Old Duston , Northampton

Friday, 21 September 2012


New sports centre is on Cotswold Avenue, Duston NN5 6DP - On the West side of Northampton - within easy access of junction 16 of the M1

Northampton Leisure Trust in partnership withDuston Parish Council will operate the centre, which will include a Trilogy Health & Fitness Gym and studio with a full fitness class programme, 4 court main hall, bar and function area and 2 sportspitches.
Forum Cinema

The new October/November Forum Cinema brochure is now out. 

Films include Woody Allen's To Rome with Love, Lawless, Killing Them Softly, the huge French box Office success Untouchable, On The Road, The musical - The Sapphires and of course the new Bond film Skyfall

Kids Screens for the Summer include: Paranorman, Total Recall, Frakenweenie and Skyfall.
Bring Along Baby screenings are The Sapphires on Mon 19 Nov at 10.30am and Skyfall on 26 Nov

Open the new brochure now  or 
visit forumcinema website for more details

Trilogy Health & Fitness 

Now you get 4 Gyms for the price of 1 

The brand new Duston Sports Centre opened last Saturday 15 September.
oin now and get Free Cinema and Free off peak racquet sports with your membership and join on our £25 per month committed membership and get 1 month free as well
  • Unlimited Gym, Swimming, Fitness Classes and Health Suite use
  • Free Films at the Forum Cinema and Free Off Peak Racquet sports
  • Phone 01604 838 333 
Leisure Membership for Juniors 
at Duston Sports Centre, Lings Forum, Danes Camp and Mounts Baths

Set up a monthly Direct Debit for your child
  • Choose one regular course - Swimming lesson, gymnastics, badminton, trampolining, gym tots
  • and GET FREE
    Swimming, cinema, off peak racquets, soft play for under 5s
  • 14 & 15 year olds also have free access to gym and classes
Funzone Playscheme at Danes Camp & Lings Forum Leisure Centres 

October Half Term 29 Oct -2 Nov Book your place now.

Fully Supervised playscheme for 5-8 yrs and 8-13 year olds from 8.30am to 5.30pm 

at Danes Camp and Lings Forum

For full activities click here 

New Under 5s leaflet for activities at Northampton Leisure Centres 

Click here to open leaflet

Trilogy Swim School
Join weekly swimming lessons - only £19.95 per month and includes Free Swimming, cinema and off peak racquet sports

Visit Trilogy Swim School website here
New Personal Training at Trilogy Gyms
Qualified personal trainers are now available at  Trilogy Gyms 
Got a goal your aiming for in relation to your fitness and health? 
Make an appointment with our NEW personal trainers Luke, Tim, Eleanor and Lisa!

NEW  Trilogy Tots Stay & Play Sessions

Starts 18 September 
Session for children aged 0-5 years 

at Lings Forum Leisure Centre 

Every Tuesday during term time, 10.30am-11.30am. 

Play is vital for children, its how babies and young children learn, develop and have fun. These informal and friendly sessions are supervised by qualified playworkers who will encourage children and parents to play together. Children can take part in arts and crafts, messy play, junk modelling, games and role play. These sessions are also a great opportunity for parents to meet new friends or have a coffee and catch up with old friends. 

Sessions cost £2.50 with a leisure card, £3 for non members or free for Junior Direct Debit holders
FREE Play Ranger activitiesAn open access play provision where children are free to come and go as they please to play under the supervision of experienced Playworkers

At Rillwood Court MUGA, Lumbertubs, NN3 8JR
3.30pm-5pm on Tuesdays 25th September &  2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd October    


At Great Billing Pavilion and Pocket Park, Penfold Lane, Great Billing, NN3 9EF
3.30pm-5pm on Thursdays 20th, 27th September & 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th October
& 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th November

For more information 
contact the Play team on 01604 837774 or visit Sports & Play Development

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