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Ways to help tackle loneliness

Being lonely is not the same as being alone. You can feel lonely in a room full of people. You can live in a house packed with family but still…

Peregrine falcon retains perch on St Peter’s

Peregrine falcon retains perch on St Peter’s

The peregrine falcon, now identified as a mature female, has continued to hold its territory on the spire of St Peter’s since it was first spotted in November. Plumage details…

The future is electric

The future is electric

The future for motor vehicle transport is electric, but this idea is not as new and innovative as is popularly assumed. Electric and steam powered cars had a period of…

A narrow win returns a Conservative councillor to NCC

A narrow win returns a Conservative councillor to NCC

In the by-election for the Oundle ward of Northamptonshire County Council held on 21 February, the Conservative candidate Annabel de Capell Brooke emerged victorious. However, the Conservatives received a smaller…

County council resumes responsibility for road gritting

Conservative leader Cllr Matt Golby announced that Northamptonshire County Council will reverse its precautionary gritting policy. Last October, the NCC decided to reduce the total length of roads gritted from…

Legislation discourages highway obstructions

Legislation discourages highway obstructions

Parking on pavements is a problem that many local authorities have been unable to address. Cars parked on narrow streets need to allow for the passage of traffic, but pedestrians…

Residents say: Please “Fix My Street”

Northamptonshire is the latest council to adopt FixMyStreet as their official street reporting system. If you come across something amiss on the streets of Oundle, you can file a report…

Lyveden Manor expands visitor attractions

Lyveden Manor expands visitor attractions

Lyveden Manor, near Oundle, is set to become a visitor attraction after it has undergone extensive renovation to restore its most important rooms. The manor, built by the Tresham family…

Lilford Hall is listed on At Risk register

One of the county’s greatest private houses, Lilford Hall has been listed on Historic England’s At Risk Register. “The roof covering is in poor condition leading to water ingress and…

Government agrees it is time to ditch plastic

The issue of packaging waste remains an ongoing concern. In fact, the urgent need for a solution has increased just over the last few years. A 5p levy on plastic…

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