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Nene Valley News Rescued

Due to new legislation, East Northamptonshire Council was forced to cease publication of the Nene Valley News in March. The paper would have been in violation of the legislation if…

New Media Challenges Legacy Press

For the new generation, the way in which news is delivered and digested is changing, and leading the charge is Buzzfeed. A start-up launched in 2006 in America, Buzzfeed opened…

Follow the Yellow Information Badge

Follow the Yellow Information Badge

Last year, a group of Oundle’s local businesses got together and decided to provide points in town where both residents and tourists could find information. The idea was simple but…

Cafe Society Drowns Tea

It appears that Britain’s tea habit is in decline. The Costa coffee franchise has seen sales increase by 16.5%, with the total number of coffee outlets rising, while sales for…

“Unfair” Newspaper Give-away

“Unfair” Newspaper Give-away

The Waitrose chain has come to Oundle, and brought with it a variety of sales techniques and principles. The two are certainly interconnected. For example, the Waitrose Way, a close…

Creative Workshops in Barnwell

Long known for good service and high quality, Green Olive is a small business based in Barnwell, providing bespoke curtains and covers. Founded seven years ago under the keen management…

Historic Site Opens Cafe

Historic Site Opens Cafe

In A History of Britain Simon Schama wrote that Lyveden New Bield is “the most beautiful ruin in Britain.” Now, to add to the delight that visitors experience at the…

Romejos Joins Market Place

Romejos Joins Market Place

Maggie Meigh, from Oundle, is the proprietor of one of the newest shops in the Market Place. Located in the shopfront formerly owned by Goldsmiths, Romejos offers an irresistable selection…

Fair Trade in Coffee?

Three words that will strike fear into the heart of local coffee shops: the myWaitrose card. As customers have already found out, the myWaitrose card offers customers a free coffee…

A New Lease for Angel Pub

A New Lease for Angel Pub

 When the lease for The Angel on St Osyth’s Lane came up for sale, David and Wendy Cooke saw it as an opportunity to make a career change and a…

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