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Rothwell Children Decorate Housebuilder’s Christmas Tree

Rothwell children decorate housebuilder’s Christmas tree


Local children helped to spread some festive cheer at a new homes development in Rothwell by decorating a Christmas tree on the site.


Persimmon Homes invited students from Rothwell Junior School to ‘bring a bauble’ to put on the Christmas tree at its Woodland Valley development in the town.


Bridget Leder, from Rothwell Junior School, said: “The children were thrilled to help decorate the tree for Persimmon. It was a lovely way for them to see how they could be part of the community.”


Claire Dearsley, sales director at Persimmon Homes Midlands, added: “Our Christmas tree decoration event at Woodland Valley was the perfect way to kick off the holiday season.


“The event was a lovely opportunity to bring together local people and bring some Christmas joy to the community.


“Woodland Valley is quickly establishing itself as a neighbourhood and we look forward to welcoming even more new residents in the coming months.”


The development, on Desborough Road, is planned to deliver a selection of two, three, four and five bedroom homes to suit a range of buyers.PHM_WoodlandValley_tree1


For further information on the development, visit


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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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


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”

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