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NN July 17

NN Pulse Cover July 2017
From the Editor

It's July folks. Yay! With exams over and the summer holidays just around the corner there is a feeling of happiness in the air. While families get to spend some quality time together, those commuting to work will confidently hit the Snooze button just a few more times, safe in the knowledge there will be far less traffic on the roads. For six weeks at least.

The Billing Off Road Show returns to our county this month. A family-run event providing for not only the Four Wheel Drive enthusiast but the rest of the family, the weekend promises to be lots of fun with trade stands, activities, entertainment, beer tent and music. And as with previous years, the famous Lakeside Course will be in operation run by a dedicated team of marshals. Additionally, the Riverside Course will be open to the public for the first time since Land Rover Experience drove it 10 years ago. Whether you fancy camping for the weekend or just looking for an exciting day out, there really is something for everyone.

If you prefer to spend lazy days sipping a gin or two while listening to live music then this month's competition should be right up your street. We have ten sets of Family Tickets up for grabs to Betsey Wynne's Swanbourne Music Festival in August where Toploader will be headlining. One extra-lucky winner will be invited backstage to meet the band before their set and presented with a bottle of Swanbourne Estate Gin courtesy of The Betsey Wynne! It sounds amazing so make sure you enter...

Continuing with her series of historical articles, Laura Malpas has an almost forgotten story from Northamptonshire's history this month; a tale of the struggles of poor folks against the wealthy ruling classes. Which although it ended badly for the peasants, ultimately led to the English Civil War and to the birth of our modern democracy. Rosie Kinsella looks to light up your life as she adds drama, creates ambience and transforms your living space using artificial lighting. And the timing couldn't be more perfect as we look to spend long, warm summer evenings in the garden - some of her ideas are fabulous.

There is lots going on around the county - including the Kelmarsh Food Festival, while Pattishall hosts its annual music and food festival. For more information and lots more going on take a look at our What's on Guide at the back of the magazine.

Enjoy July everyone and don’t forget sunscreen #LessonLearnedFromJune...

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