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NN June 17

MK Pulse Magazine June edition
From the Editor

Exams are in full swing and summer is almost here – thank goodness. I remember my GCSEs and A-Levels and I am sure my parents aged a few years during both periods. So, to all parents living with a stressed teenager – hang tight. It’s nearly over!

According to the BBC we have just had our driest winter in years and our rivers and lakes are in desperate need of some topping up, which is not great news for the gardeners among us. David Williams, our resident gardening expert is excited by the colour beginning to show in our gardens, but we may need to familiarise ourselves with the simple watering can if a dreaded hosepipe ban is imposed. I do hope not.

June brings with it Father’s Day and World Gin Day – if your Father loves Gin, you’re sorted! If not, then how about treating him to a curry? Calcutta Brasserie in Stony Stratford are offering a free beer for Dad, but be quick, as tables do fill up fast.

Ian Oakenfull formerly of the New French Partridge Horton, returns to the area with the opening of the Four Seasons Restaurant at the Rose and Crown in Hartwell, so if you fancy really treating Dad to a special meal, a visit is well worth considering.

Towcester steps back in time and celebrates not only 11 Centuries of being known as ‘Towcester’, but also of playing a large part in the creation of England. The anniversary is to be celebrated with two events in the town, the first of which takes place in June and is a walking carnival parade made up of the town’s primary school children and other groups of all ages, which will be led around the streets of Towcester by a giant dragon. Read all about it and the fascinating tale of Towcester’s history inside.

This month we say farewell to Cllr Christopher Malpas who has been our Mayor for the last year. Sir, it has been a pleasure to work with you and thank you for your regular contributions to NN Pulse Magazine.

I would also like to say a massive hello and welcome to Cllr Gareth Eales who is the new Mayor of Northampton and who will be writing a regular each month.

If you’re on Twitter or Facebook make sure you follow us as we regularly Tweet about everything going on locally and we can’t always fit everything into the magazine…

Enjoy your month and I’ll see you all in July.

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