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Pedestrian Problems on North Street

According to many residents in the North Street area, the new road layout providing access to Waitrose has turned an awkward intersection into a “downright dangerous crossing”. It is thought…

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…

South Bridge to be Repaired

South Bridge to be Repaired

Vehicle owners will be relieved to know that repair work to Oundle’s South Bridge has been approved that will strengthen the damaged structure while maintaining the fabric of the ancient…

Save Our Market Place

Save Our Market Place

Six months ago, the residents of Oundle were greeted with the arrival of a new Waitrose. Their planning proposal promised that the store would “benefit the town centre by improving…

Speedvark Finds Magic in the Mundane

Speedvark Finds Magic in the Mundane

A local musician has quietly been making waves in the competitive recording world of popular music. Speedvark first emerged on the music scene in 1999 when band members Ben Raudnitz…

Lord Mawhinney: Just a Boy from Belfast

From a humble background, to a career filled with a rich variety of experiences and elevation to the House of Lords, Brian Mawhinney describes himself as “Just a Simple Belfast…

What a Lot of Bollards

What a Lot of Bollards

The proliferation of bollards in the Market Place to demark the new parking arrangements could claim to set a record for the number of bollards per square metre. Planners like…

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