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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…

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…

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 enforcement. According to the Automobile Association, twenty-four percent of their members own a dash camera,…

Police Beat

Police Beat

Four teenagers carrying an unloaded air rifle were spoken to by armed police on 15 June. They were seen carrying a firearm in the Station Road area and were then…

Outcry over seating at memorial

During the weeks after lockdown when cafes opened for takeaways, indignation flared up when patrons were seen enjoying their drinks by the Oundle and Ashton War Memorial at the top of New Street. Oundle…

Historic country house on the market for £10 million

Historic country house on the market for £10 million

One of the largest stately homes in England came up for sale this year, just a few miles from Oundle. Lilford Hall is a Grade I Jacobean manor house with…

VE Day celebrations in Oundle

VE Day celebrations in Oundle

Dame Vera Lynn’s wartime anthem “We’ll Meet Again” was the soundtrack for this year’s celebrations of the 75th anniversary of VE Day on 8 May. Its nostalgic optimism resonated with…

Cotterstock Church thieves get court date

In July 2016 three and a half tonnes of lead were removed from the roof of St Andrew’s Church, causing repair and replacement damages amounting to £25,000. While the village…

Police beat

Operation Snap has made its first conviction. The police undertaking allows people to upload dashcam footage of bad driving, and resulted in the conviction of a motorist who overtook a…

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…