Kettering is a town in Northamptonshire, England, 70 miles (113 km) north of London and 15 miles (24 km) northeast of Northampton, west of the River Ise, a tributary of the River Nene. The name means “the place (or territory) of Ketter’s people (or kinsfolk)”.
At the 2011 census, it had a population of 93,475. The town is twinned taking into consideration Lahnstein, in Germany and Kettering, Ohio, in the United States. It is share of the South Midlands and, along with further towns in Northamptonshire, has a growing commuter population as it is on the Midland Main Line railway, with East Midlands Railway services concentrate on to London St Pancras International taking about an hour.