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10 Step to Feel Younger from Revive Me Style

Chantelle Morgan from Revive Me Style shares her top ten tips to feel younger this season!

1: Drink at least 2 litres of water a day

Drink it at room temperature or even warm because ice cold drinks chill your stomach, make it absorb nutrients less efficiently. Cut down on caffeine which raise levels of cortisol and insulin in the blood, accelerating aging.drink more water

2: Keep Hair in Top Condition with a Energized look

There is nothing more aging than coarse, rebellious, out of control hair. Shiny healthy hair will freshen your look, so search out the best products and treat yourself

Tip: A fabulous hair colour will make your look more flattering and can take years off your appearance. Some shades can simply drain your skin complexion. Whereas a richer shade can be give you a more energising look.

3: Invest in a Great Pair of Jeans

Spending a little time and money on choosing the perfect cut. They are a sure way of looking younger, provided you have an up to date pair. When choosing the denim jeans pick the ones with stretch as its more comfortable and they keep their shape better

Tip: Wear them with heels to slim your legs and to dress them up in the evening. Then darker the denim the slimmer you will look.

4: Accessories

Up to date accessories to make you look and feel younger and give your wardrobe a real boost. Adding a new scarf in a colour that really suits your complexion you will easily modernize your overall look.

5: Healthy Glow

Tinted moisturiser can raise your skin tone by one or two shades, without wearing full on makeup. It can add this to your daily routine and can give you a healthy glow

6: Invest in a Daily Facial Exercise

Practicing daily face exercises will tone your muscles both in your face and neck and will improve general circulation, which is vital for a healthy glow to your skin

7: Wear Clothes that Fitclothes that fit

Do not wear clothes that are oversized or anything too tight. Remember the rules for your body shape and make sure the clothes you wear are appropriate for your age and that occasion.

8: Healthy Nails

Short, simple manicured nails are so easy to maintain on from home and they can be achieved on a budget

9: Increase your Intake of Essential Fatty Acids = (EFA’s)

Water retention that makes us appear older than our year. (EFA’s) found in seeds and their cold- pressed oils will not only help this problem, but at them same time will help other ageing problems such as dry skin and a puffy face.

10: Walk, Talk and Hold yourself Younger

Put a skip in your step instead of dragging your feet. By stepping up the gear and walk faster. Hold your head high and express your enthusiasm for life. If you think younger and act younger there is no doubt that we will begin to look younger too


Chantelle Morgan is a Style and Confidence Coach

She supports women to increase their confidence though the style of clothes by identify their season and WOW colours, style personalities, personal shopping and more that will complement their body shape. She also helps women to rock in confidence by learning to love their body and accept themselves for who they really are and achieving their goal and dreams they desire to have in their future.

If you need support in finding your own Personal Style though your clothes and want to increase your confidence and body image, Get in touch with Chantelle/

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Council and Police Hold Joint Patrols to Support Pandemic Restrictions

Council and police hold joint patrols to support pandemic restrictions

Patrols by officers from East Northamptonshire Council and Northamptonshire Constabulary have shown that most people and businesses are complying with coronavirus restrictions.

Teams of officers have been giving out advice on how to comply with the emergency regulations, answering questions from businesses and reminding people about wearing face coverings and keeping social distances.

The vast majority of individuals and businesses are complying with the government restrictions with only one Fixed Penalty Notice issued to date in East Northamptonshire.

Environmental services officer, Kieran McCoach explains:

“Councils and the Police have different powers for helping to manage the lockdown so it makes sense that we work together to cover the broader set of issues as well as pick up on any other problems that might be cropping up in neighbourhoods.

“Our residents and businesses really seem to understand the importance of working together to protect our community and we’ve had a positive response from business owners who welcome the support in ensuring that customers wear face masks and maintain social distancing. Where there are issues, we’re working with the businesses and residents to ensure everyone understands what is required of them. “

Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, said:

“It has been heartening to hear how the vast majority of retailers, businesses and public have been working together to keep the community safe and I welcome these patrols to provide support and advice and help limit the spread of infection.”

Superintendent Elliot Foskett, from Northamptonshire Police, said:

“We have been provided with funding by the Home Office to help enforce the Covid-19 legislation and as a result have been working closely with our local councils to patrol our towns and villages.

“Throughout the pandemic we have followed an engage, explain, educate and enforce approach, where we have prioritised speaking to the public, reminding them of the legislation and only taking enforcement action as a last resort.

“The vast majority of people are following the guidelines and I thank them for that, however, we will not shy away from taking enforcement action when it is clear a breach has taken place, including any businesses that have broken the law.”

So far, patrols have taken place in Rushden, Higham and Irthlingborough with future visits planned for Raunds and the north of the district.


Council Funding on Offer to Help the Community

Council funding on offer to help communities during the coronavirus pandemic

Communities across East Northamptonshire have received much needed funding boosts to help with their coronavirus support efforts thanks to East Northamptonshire Council’s Member Empowerment Fund.


Every year, each ENC district councillor is allocated £1,000 to spend on small community based projects. The money can be awarded to parish/town councils, community groups, voluntary organisations and charities who work in East Northamptonshire.


Over the past few months, a growing number of projects have benefitted from additional monies to support their coronavirus support efforts, including:thrapston foodbank


  • A deep clean of a community facility in Irthlingborough to ensure that it could re-open to the public for community activities
  • To provide free packed lunches to school pupils during this year’s summer holidays
  • To purchase food supplies for the newly formed community food bank in Thrapston


Cllr Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, explains more:


“Since we launched the Member Empowerment Fund in 2011, communities across the district have benefitted from over £300,000 of grant funding and this year the fund seems more important that ever with funds being used for a variety of projects related to the coronavirus effort.


“If you, or someone you know, has a community project which will help at this difficult time, but needs a little bit extra push make it happen, then please do have a chat with your local councillor.”


This will be the last year of MEF, with the new North Northamptonshire Council coming into existence in April 2021.


To find out more about the scheme and/or to apply for funding, please visit or speak to your councillor, contact details can be found at

For more information on Thrapston Foodbank

thrapston foodbank

Planning Applications: 18 November 2020 WEEKLY LIST

To add your comments to any planning applications – click on the ENC website or click the link below to go directly to the article you require.


Notice is given that the following applications have been received together with the last date for making representations:


20/01309/FUL 20/01310/LBC

(8 December 2020) (CA)(LB) Proposed renovation including extensions and internal alterations to The Old Rectory and conversion of redundant outbuilding to ancillary living accommodation; Scheme of landscape and associated remedial works The Old Rectory Pilton Road Wadenhoe

Applicant: Mr And Mrs Raby-Smith



(8 December 2020) (CA) Loft conversion to rear of property Long Barn Wakerley Road Harringworth

Applicant: Mr Gerald Dolman



(8 December 2020) (ART15) Demolition of existing garage and construction of new bungalow and garage 9 West Street Stanwick

Applicant: Mr Lee Hulatt



(8 December 2020) (CA) To install a new Ideal Vogue 26 kw System boiler with horizontal flue 3 Benefield Road Oundle

Applicant: Mr Ian Goldsmith

Kings Cliffe


(8 December 2020) (CA) To replace roof to attached shed to flat roof, create study and utility room internally 82 West Street Kings Cliffe

Applicant: Mr G Lang-Norris



(8 December 2020) (LB) Change of use of agricultural building to Class E light industrial Manor Farm Buildings Bidwell Lane Caldecott

Applicant: Mr Keith Carr



Recovery Through Enterprise Website Launches

New support for local businesses with the launch of Recovery Through Enterprise website

A new website providing a one-stop resource for businesses in Northamptonshire requiring additional support has been launched today,

The Recovery Through Enterprise website, created by East Northamptonshire Council, the Borough Council of Wellingborough and Northamptonshire County Council, offers essential information, guidance and support for local businesses through the current economic difficulties resulting from the impact of Covid-19.

The support offered has been developed in partnership with a range of local and strategic partners including South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP), the University of Northampton, the Oxford Cambridge Arc, Job Centre Plus, the Crown Estate, the Federation of Small Businesses, the local Chamber of Commerce and a number of local business support companies.
Included on the website is information regarding FastTrack JobMatch: a service for anyone needing access to advice and support to make the best choices in finding a new job, or training in the region. This service will launch on 3 December.

To celebrate the launch of, we are offering a range of business support webinars and podcasts. Details about these can be found on the Stop Press page of the website.


These offer advice and support ranging from managing business challenges and business support for ambitious business leaders, to remote working and managing stress in the workplace.

In February 2021, a week long Business Festival will take place, packed full of presentations, workshops and must-attend events for businesses of all types, more details will be published nearer to time.


To find out more about Business Support Week 2020 and book a place on the webinars visit


To find out more about the ongoing range of information, guidance and support available for local businesses visit


Anti Social Behaviour on World Kindness Day

Last night the ‘Silent Soldier’ memorial to those lost in WWI was vandalised at the War Memorial site on Coronation Gardens, Thrapston, Northamptonshire. Silent Soldier Coronation Gardens Thrapston

The Royal British Legion Silent Soldier campaign represents the thousands of servicemen who walked across the country’s fields and hills on their way back from The Great War. Thrapston Town Council installed a soldier silhouette by the War Memorial in 2018 to mark 100 years since the end of the conflict.Silent Soldier Coronation Gardens Thrapston

Clerk to the Town Council Linda Marshall said, “We were appalled to find that the Silent Soldier has been vandalised. It is especially hurtful that it happened during Remembrance week, the year in which we commemorate 75 years since VE Day and 100 years since the burial of WWI’s Unknown Warrior. Thrapston’s residents care very deeply about honouring those who fought for our freedom; this has been shown by the overwhelming response to the fundraising page. The Town has so much love and respect for our veterans and for the fallen. We will always remember and honour them. We are working closely with the police to identify the person responsible for this damage. Anyone with information please report it via 101, quoting incident number 99 of 13/11/20.”

Thrapston resident Sophie Starsmore set up the Go Fund Me page, which raised over £3,000 in four hours.


Product Range Launches that Reduces the Spread of Viruses

British company launches a product range that reduces the spread of viruses by touch

London based Veraco has designed and manufactured a range of Antimicrobial adhesive pads and wraps to be used on frequently touched surfaces, such as door handles, shopping trolleys and handrails. They use ‘Silver Ions’ technology which works by breaking down the biological make-up of micro organisms, in order to stop the spread and reproduction of dangerous pathogens. The products kill up to 99.99% of common bacteria as well as being effective against Coronavirus. Antimicrobial silver technology is not new and has been used in paints and coatings for hospitals, but until now no one has produced a versatile range of solutions that can easily be installed anywhere.

Several studies have shown that viruses, including COVID19, can survive on surfaces for days and whilst we are all much more careful about washing our hands sometimes people will forget. These products work 24/7 instantaneously on touch and for up to 2 years after installation.  They are already working with the NHS, Toyota, London Metropolitan University and COS.


Co-Founder George Strong said, “In a post-COVID world we are going to be far more hygiene conscious. People will continue to avoid touching public doors, handles, screens etc as best they can and there will be continued expectations on business to support that change in behaviour. This pandemic has changed hygiene standards and we see our products as part of setting that standard across the world.”

Co-Founder Charles Churchman said, “We knew the technology worked but we wanted to also create products that looked good and were really easy to use. We have a range of different shapes and sizes, and we can also produce customised designs for our trade customers. In the future, there is no reason why any frequently touched surface wouldn’t be protected”

covid door



Female-Founded Sustainable Beer Brand Launches in Sainsbury’s

Female-founded Sustainable Beer Brand, Binary Botanical, NOW AVAILABLE in Sainsbury’s Stores Nationwide


A female-founded beer brand aimed at delivering a viable alternative for wine-lovers is now available in select stores across the UK after they agreed a trial with Sainsbury’s.


Good Living Brew Company has launched Binary Botanical, a sophisticated light beer for wine-lovers, in selected Sainsbury’s stores nationwide as part of its ‘Taste of the Future’ trial bay.


Binary Botanical was launched to provide a lighter, beer-like alternative to a glass of wine. A refreshing beer, it is infused for five days with organic British hop leaves, giving it a prosecco-like taste with a clean finish. Binary Botanical is the first of its kind to commercialise the use of hop leaves, a product that otherwise goes to waste during the brewing process, creating new innovation within the brewing industry. This superior refreshing beverage is available with both 4% and 0.5% alcohol for consumers choosing to drink less or not at all.


Based on the outskirts of the South Downs National Park, the founders of Good Living Brew Company were tired of not being able to find an alcoholic drink of around 4% that wasn’t either bland, bitter or sweet, so they set out to create something new. Binary Botanical is lower in alcohol and calories than wine, vegan and gluten and sugar free.


Danielle Bekker, co-founder, says: “We set out to create a new style of beer which would appeal to wine-lovers and people who think they don’t like beer. We’re delighted to see Binary go on trial in Sainsbury’s in November making it available to more consumers across the UK in time for Christmas and Dry January.  We hope people love Binary Botanical as much as we do!”


Binary Botanical was created by a team of women with years’ of experience in the brewing industry, and a shared frustration of wanting a moderate alcoholic beverage but without  the traditional bitter taste of beer. Binary has a fresh, tangy and aromatic profile that will appeal to beer, wine and cider fans alike.


While most beers are brewed using hop cones, Binary Botanical is infused with organic British leaves from Sovereign and First Gold hop bines, the name given to the stems of the hop plant. While hops impart a bitterness that isn’t for everyone, hop bine leaves add a unique tang to the beer which makes it the perfect accompaniment for a meal. Binary is perfect for pairing with food or making cocktails – try it in a stemmed glass with strawberries, mint and oranges and a dash of Grenadine as a refreshing alternative to Pimm’s.


Joe Davies, Sainsbury’s Taste the Future Development Executive said:

We are pleased to be welcoming Binary Botanical to our shelves in the new Taste of the Future trial bay. As these hop-leaf beverages offer a lighter alternative for wine-lovers, they reflect our customers’ growing interest in the wider industry drinking trend centred around wellbeing.


For more information, visit


ENC Approves up to 1420 New Homes at Priors Hall

An application for a major development of 3500 new homes across two local authority areas, including up to 1420 in East Northamptonshire was granted by East Northamptonshire Council’s Planning Management Committee on Wednesday 11 November.

priors hall park

Councillors agreed unanimously with the officer recommendation to grant planning permission, which alongside 1420 new homes also includes a primary school, community facilities, a district centre, public open space and sports pitches. The development also provides financial contributions to secondary school provision, healthcare and libraries amongst other infrastructure improvements.


Cllr Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council said:


“As the population continues to grow, good quality housing is vital as well as local facilities that benefit the wider community.


“Priors Hall is a key development in North Northamptonshire and we believe this application will have a positive impact on the area.”


Nigel Wakefield, Development Director for Urban&Civic said:


“We are delighted to receive outline planning permission for another 1420 homes at Priors Hall Park, and today’s decision is testament to the hard work and collaboration of the local authority planning services team with our team at Urban&Civic.


“We know through our longstanding relationship with East Northamptonshire Council that this site is a key part of Corby’s growth and prosperity, and we look forward to continuing our investment into the Priors Hall Park community and the wider town.”


As the Priors Hall development covers two council areas, a duplicate application was submitted to Corby Borough Council. During this Committee meeting, ENC Councillors discussed the section of the application known as Zone 3 which is within East Northants’ boundary. Zone 2 will be discussed by Corby Borough Council in the coming weeks.


For more information about the application, visit and enter the reference number 19/01219/OUT

PECT is helping households save this Big Energy Saving Winter

Cambridgeshire-based environmental charity PECT is helping people reduce their energy bills and save money as part of the Big Energy Saving Winter campaign, which runs from November 2020 to January 2021.

Warm Homes

There is substantial evidence about the detrimental impact of inadequate household heating on your physical and mental health. Big Energy Saving Winter is a national campaign to help people cut their energy bills and keep their homes heated for less.


This year, the campaign is also calling on energy super savers – those who have made savings to their own bills – to help their relatives, friends, and neighbours to check, switch, and save on their energy bills. Free resources, advice, and training from PECT will enable energy super savers to help protect the UK’s most vulnerable people.


“With Fuel Poverty Awareness Day taking place on Friday 27th November 2020, we want to ensure we get messaging out there to vulnerable people to show how we can help them keep their homes heated for less this winter,” explains Project Officer Nikki Dekker. “We can provide you with the information and resources needed to stay warm and healthy, whilst cutting costs and carbon. We can also point you in the right direction for further support and funding opportunities.”


Upcoming events include:


  • Energy Awareness Training

25th November, from 2pm

Join PECT’s free online energy awareness session which will help you to understand fuel poverty and what you can do about it. Join via the PECT website at

  • Home Energy Advice Event

27th November, from 11am

Join this free event for energy saving advice, information on how to switch and save, apply for the Warm Homes Discount, details on grant support and free services available from PECT and Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Register for this online event at


The Big Energy Saving Winter Campaign was launched by Citizens Advice and the Energy Saving Trust in collaboration with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and with the support of numerous organisations, charities and companies across the UK, including the charity PECT.


Find out more about the national campaign at  For more information about PECT call 01733 568408 ext. 313, email or visit