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Inspection report recognises Prince William School

After nine years of being rated as “Requires Improvement”, Prince William School was finally returned to the rank of “Good” in Ofsted’s March inspection report, confirming the progress the school…

Conservatives turn marginal seat blue

In the 2019 general election, the constituency of Corby and East Northants saw a significant turnout for the Conservative Party, with Tom Pursglove winning a majority of 10,268, more than…

Church roof is lifted for restoration

Church roof is lifted for restoration

In recent years, St Peter’s Church has been undergoing a six-phase restoration programme. Developments have resulted in the installation of iron gates and automatic glass doors, as well as the…

Purple poppies inspire tributes to animals in war

Purple poppies inspire tributes to animals in war

In November, the Oundle War Memorial was made ready for remembrance commemoration events with the addition of a display of purple poppies alongside the familiar red poppies. Although little known,…

First Responders get behind the wheel

First Responders get behind the wheel

In September, Oundle Community First Responders were able to upgrade their emergency response vehicle to a new estate car. Local businesses were approached to raise £3500 a year for three…

Barclays pledges to stay open – for now

Barclays Bank is the last bank in town, following the closures of NatWest and the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. However, Barclays has issued a time-limited promise: the company will…

Police beat

Police beat

The summer saw a spike in crime incidents reported, with an increase from 24 in July to 32 incidents in August. A winch was removed from a vehicle on Bellamy…

Keyless car theft leaves owners mystified

Keyless car theft leaves owners mystified

On Friday 19th July, a surprised car owner on Ashton Road discovered that their BMW M3 had been stolen from their driveway. The owner was still in possession of both…

Work to begin on North Bridge

The green light to begin Oundle’s North Bridge repairs has finally been given. In late October, the then MP, Tom Pursglove, wrote that planning permission had been granted and that…

Bike racks improve access for cycle parking

Bike racks improve access for cycle parking

After years of planning, in September 2019 the council was able to install new bicycle racks and shelters in locations around town, including the Market Place, opposite the Greedy Piglet,…