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Nurse Volunteers at Ebola Clinic

Nurse Volunteers at Ebola Clinic

Cotterstock resident Mandy Blackman, an advanced nurse practitioner at Kettering General Hospital, volunteered at an Ebola Clinic in Sierra Leone for five weeks earlier in the year. She volunteered through…

Jam in the Hood in Oundle

Jam in the Hood in Oundle

Jam in the Hood is an award-winning programme, established in 2006 by Inspector Julie Mead and programme manager for Groundwork Northamptonshire, Ann-Marie Lawson. The programme aims to change some of…

Postmasters at the Centre of the Community

Postmasters at the Centre of the Community

For 27 years the Patel family have been the owners of one of Oundle’s most important institutions, the post office. With Rashik behind the till at the front, and his…

Rise of Rabbits Threatens Countryside and Gardens

When the author Jeanette Winterson tweeted over the summer: ‘Rabbit ate my parsley. I am eating rabbit,’ little did she know the twitterstorm she would create. One of the twitterati…

Assessing Access for All in Oundle

Councils and businesses across the country are taking seriously the issues of accessibility for all residents in their towns. The disability discrimination act of 2004 ‘requires service providers to assess…

Speaking Up For Women

Speaking Up For Women

Despite all the advances that have been made over many decades, society is still plagued by female misrepresentation and lack of equality. Former Oundle School pupil, Caroline Criado-Perez’s recent success…

Discovery of Ancient Remains at Site of New Roundhouse

Discovery of Ancient Remains at Site of New Roundhouse

When the Gents decided to construct a roundhouse styled barn on their property, little did they know they would be continuing a practice established on their land by the previous…

John Potter Rescues Red Book for Rail Enthusiasts

When Thomas Cook announced that it would no longer be printing its Red Book European Rail Timetable after a successful 140 year run, John Potter, a member of Thomas Cook’s…

Inner Wheel Promotes Service

Inner Wheel Promotes Service

Inner Wheel is the largest international woman’s group in the world, with representation in the United Nations. Founded in Manchester in 1924 “To promote true friendship, to encourage the ideals…

Rotary Club Celebrates 40 Years in Oundle

Rotary Club Celebrates 40 Years in Oundle

If it is Monday, it is Rotary Club night, when Oundle members meet over a convivial meal at The Talbot Hotel. Founded in 1974 by Philip Brudenells, Phil Cook and…