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Northants see steepest rise in county line crime

The expansion of drug-smuggling networks, known as County Lines, from urban areas to rural counties has targeted Northamptonshire, now one of the worst affected regions in the country. A Home…

Legislation discourages highway obstructions

Legislation discourages highway obstructions

Parking on pavements is a problem that many local authorities have been unable to address. Cars parked on narrow streets need to allow for the passage of traffic, but pedestrians…

Lyveden Manor expands visitor attractions

Lyveden Manor expands visitor attractions

Lyveden Manor, near Oundle, is set to become a visitor attraction after it has undergone extensive renovation to restore its most important rooms. The manor, built by the Tresham family…

Lilford Hall is listed on At Risk register

One of the county’s greatest private houses, Lilford Hall has been listed on Historic England’s At Risk Register. “The roof covering is in poor condition leading to water ingress and…

Government agrees it is time to ditch plastic

The issue of packaging waste remains an ongoing concern. In fact, the urgent need for a solution has increased just over the last few years. A 5p levy on plastic…

Countryside litter pick bags tons of refuse

Countryside litter pick bags tons of refuse

The country engaged in a mass litter pick between 22 March and 23 April, collecting over 600,000 bags of litter as part of the Keep Britain Tidy campaign. East Northamptonshire…

Transition Oundle introduces OWL

Climate change activism has never been so dominant in the media. Protesters gluing themselves to the Parliament viewing platform during a Common’s Debate was just one example of Climate Action…

Changemakers offers adventure opportunities

Changemakers, a new summer holiday programme for urban children will offer a fun summer experience in an exciting weeklong programme of outdoor activities in the Peak District, where they will…

Summer swimming warnings about Weil’s disease

Summer swimming warnings about Weil’s disease

As warm weather approaches, swimmers and rowers are being warned to take precautions before they enter local rivers to avoid being infected. Last summer, Prince William School reported that one…

Setting out poisoned pest control is lethal

As warm weather starts to bring pests from rats to slugs into gardens, residents are urgently being advised to be cautious about setting out poisons. Huge problems occur when household…