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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 that they…

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 decades at the school. Mrs McMurdo is well known in the community as the driving…

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, hounds chasing hares seems an unimportant problem. However, hare coursing, the illegal sport where dogs…

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. Inspired by…

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 farmers’ market…

Mental health support workers report increase in referrals in the pandemic era

Since the start of the pandemic almost a year ago, staying at home for an extended period of time has taken a toll on mental health. Everyone has been affected,…

Horse-drawn Traveller’s sojourn in Oundle

Horse-drawn Traveller’s sojourn in Oundle

It’s not often that horse-drawn vehicles come through town. When a handsome cob and cart were seen trotting up and down the streets in September, we caught up with the…

Disputes over river rights muddy the water

Over the hot months of the pandemic summer, record numbers of people headed to favourite swimming spots along the River Nene near Oundle. At times up to a hundred people…

Face masks are new must-have accessory

Following the UK’s second lockdown, there is no doubt that a mask has become an indispensable accessory to carry at all times. While its purpose is utilitarian, and essential for…

The Exchange where no subject is off limits

The Exchange where no  subject is off limits

A brand new web series for young people explores issues that matter, but that few are comfortable talking about. The Exchange has enlisted influencers and educators to address taboo subjects…

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