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Police Beat

There were 31 reported crimes in January, up from 28 in December. There were 12 cases of antisocial behaviour, six of violence and sexual abuse, and four cases of shoplifting.…

No end of potholes

No end of potholes

Despite campaigns to spotlight potholes and the rising tide of indignation from the public, potholes continue to crater roads and imperil drivers and their vehicles. It is commonly misunderstood that…

Oundle Library saved from council cuts

As one of seven medium-sized libraries in Northamptonshire, the Oundle Town Library was spared closure in the latest county council round of budget cuts. Twenty-one other smaller libraries across the…

Critical independent inspection report on NCC management

Communities secretary Sajid Javid ordered an independent inspection of the NCC in January. The report, published in March made highly critical conclusions. The report accepted the NCC claim that it…

Crisis at Northants County Council brings in the commissioners

Following months of crisis reports from the Northamptonshire County Council, two government appointed commissioners are being sent to run the Tory-controlled council. They will be in place until 2021. In…

The true cost of a take-away coffee

The true cost of a take-away coffee

British tea drinking culture has evolved over the years, changing us from a nation of tea drinkers to one addicted to takeaway coffee. Although this takeaway culture suits our faster,…

It pays to reduce food waste

There are currently no legal requirements for separate food collections in England and only 44% of households in England have access to food waste recycling services. Fortunately, East Northamptonshire is…

Plastic bag levy may be extended

In January 2018, Prime Minister Theresa May ordered a review to extend the 5p minimum charge on plastic bags to all shops, including small independent ones. Under the current law,…

New timetable for X4 adds extra routes

New timetable for X4 adds extra routes

From 27 May, buses services coming through Oundle are following a new timetable. The 24 bus service has been merged to form a new X4 service and the new timetable…

Community Banker to hold drop-in clinics for banking queries

Community Banker to hold drop-in clinics for banking queries

NatWest Bank’s Community Banker, Mr Mohommad Chauhan, will be based at the Oundle Library on Tuesdays from 10am to 1pm. He aims to support the community with banking and financial…