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Waitrose Tightens Rules on Free Coffee

When Waitrose introduced their myWaitrose loyalty scheme in 2011, they did not anticipate how costly their hospitality would prove. Its aim was to give ‘immediate rewards’ to committed customers, according…

Ashton Estate Sells off Land Holdings

Ashton Estate Sells off Land Holdings

The largest sale of land to have come to the local market in many years was initiated by the Rothschild family at Ashton. The total parcel included 676 acres with…

Referendum Scheduled for Neighbourhood Plan

After years of preparation and data gathering, the Oundle Neighbourhood Plan is nearing the final stages for drafting a formal plan. It aims to democratically develop future plans for recreation…

Police Beat

Police Beat

2015 started with a 50% increase in crime from December last year. This increase is specifically in the number of burglaries, which have increased from one occurrence to five in…

The Co-op Invests in Transport for Shoppers in Rural Villages

The Co-op Invests in Transport for Shoppers in Rural Villages

The Central England Co-operative has been offering free bus services from within the local area every Thursday to its Co-op store in Oundle for nearly twenty years. Operated by Decker…

Mayor Radcliffe – Champion of Local Councils for 26 Years

Mayor Radcliffe – Champion of Local Councils for 26 Years

For 26 years Gwen Radcliffe has been an active member of the Town Council. Her record of service to the community consists of the role of chairman twice and mayor…

Headmaster Charles Bush Retires After Forty Years in Schools

Headmaster Charles Bush Retires After Forty Years in Schools

It has been said that it is hard to know where the town ends and the school begins. One of the largest boarding schools in the country, Oundle School is…

Cotterstock’s Friends Put Best Foot Forward for Bell Appeal

Cotterstock’s Friends Put Best Foot Forward for Bell Appeal

On the 23rd April Cotterstock Village Hall was filled to capacity with ticket holders who put on their favourite pair of shoes to attend a talk on the history of…

Taking Tea with Novelist Jenny Dunbar

Taking Tea with Novelist Jenny Dunbar

I was kindly invited into Jenny Dunbar’s house on a solemn Saturday evening in January to discuss her novel. She is a published author, and her most recent book, Sweet…

A Slice of Salerno’s

A Slice of Salerno’s

The pizza industry has taken Oundle by storm, and who else to lead the way than the Salerno family, who have been serving up Italian food for over 20 years.…

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