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Memories of loyal service in a local royal household

Memories of loyal service in a local royal household

Although many of us have become familiar with the inner workings of an aristocratic lifestyle after watching programmes such as Downton Abbey and The Crown, few can say…

101 realistic ways to reduce use of plastic in your household

101 realistic ways to reduce use of plastic in your household

Oundle author Kim Grove has demonstrated that it’s never too late to make big changes in life, from education or career directions to small or impactful lifestyle choices.…

Saplings from oak trees grown to commemorate WWI centenary

Saplings from oak trees grown to commemorate WWI centenary

As part of the Remembrance activities in November 2018 marking the one hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War, Oundle School pupil, Michael Fuller, now…

News

Headteacher Janet McMurdo to retire after 18 successful years

Headteacher Janet McMurdo to retire after 18 successful years

Janet McMurdo, headteacher of Oundle CE Primary School, will retire this Easter after nearly two…

Hare coursing continues to blight the countryside

Hare coursing continues to blight the countryside

Not often in the headlines, but under the headlamps of the cars which pursue them,…

Disputes over river rights muddy the water

Over the hot months of the pandemic summer, record numbers of people headed to favourite…

Dash cams provide essential tool for police prosecution of dangerous driving

Dash cameras are considered a powerful tool for road safety by private drivers and law…

Police Beat

Police Beat

Four teenagers carrying an unloaded air rifle were spoken to by armed police on 15…

Business

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…

Business in the Market Place carries on during lockdown

Business in the Market Place carries on during lockdown

Oundle was still in recovery mode after the first covid lockdown during the spring, when businesses once again faced closure for a second lockdown in November. The first…

Eclectic styling and haberdashery at Little Blue

Eclectic styling and haberdashery at Little Blue

Little Blue is the newest shop to open in the Oundle Market Place, featuring collections of homeware and haberdashery. Upon entering the shop, bright embroidery silks and shelves…

Council News

Plans for new unitary council gather speed

After delays caused by the pandemic, timescales have now been finalised for East Northamptonshire District Council to merge with other district…

Glebe land under threat from light industrial development

After a year-long campaign against a proposal to build a gravel quarry near their village, residents of Warmington were disappointed by…

Sick and ‘tyred’ of road pavement neglect

Northamptonshire County Council Highways department is responsible for maintaining roads and pavements across Northamptonshire. Despite complaints and dissatisfaction from residents, cracks…