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Escaped parakeets go wild

Escaped parakeets go wild

In early January, Charlotte Barford was surprised to see a bright green bird in her garden. “I had to look twice. My initial thought was it must be…

Archaeological digs reveal the layers of history beneath our feet

Archaeological digs reveal the layers of history beneath our feet

In January, just as news of the discovery of a significant Anglo-Saxon cemetery was reported in Northamptonshire, the star-studded film The Dig was released on Netflix. The film’s…

News

Queen honours local volunteer with British Empire Award

Queen honours local volunteer with British Empire Award

In this year’s New Year’s Honours, Sarah Lee was awarded a BEM (British Empire Medal)…

Grade assessments aim to avert last year’s problems

When school exams were cancelled last year due to coronavirus lockdown, within the space of…

Eligibility for free school meals increased during pandemic

Eligibility for free school meals  increased during pandemic

The school closures during the pandemic revealed how vulnerable those children are who rely on…

Residents resulne fight to keep Fletton Field green

Residents resulne fight to keep Fletton Field green

The ongoing fight to keep Fletton Field as a green space at the centre of…

Oundle scrubs up well

Oundle scrubs up well

Blooming Oundle is a new volunteer project initiated by Transition Oundle and Oundle Business Association…

Business

Special occasion and dining domes to beat the English weather

Special occasion and dining domes to beat the English weather

The Duende experience was introduced to Oundle in September 2020 by Mayte Botella-Getino and Sheridan Baker. This new venture makes spectacular dining experiences and special occasions possible no…

The Delicious Factory delivers classic French pastries

The Delicious Factory delivers classic French pastries

In February, Oundle’s Facebook community pages were introduced to The Delicious Factory, an online patisserie business run by Matthew and Lily Fullerton from their home in Lower Benefield,…

Longshore bring fish straight from the sea to the Oundle farmers’ market

Longshore bring fish straight from the sea to the Oundle farmers’ market

Oundle may be landlocked, but the fish that is available at the local markets is renowned for its variety and quality. Simon Long of Longshore is a Saturday…

Council News

Conservatives claim majority at new North Northants Council

Oundle has elected three councillors to the new North Northants Council, all from the Conservative Party, in what was a successful…

The higher purpose of government

Last February one unsuspecting council and a certain Jackie Weaver were catapulted into the limelight. The YouTube video of a fractious…

Parish Path Wardens keep footpaths from being lost

Parish Path Wardens keep footpaths from being lost

Northamptonshire has 1929 miles of rights of way in a network that includes footpaths, bridleways and byways used by walkers, cyclists…