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The role of private schools in local economy

The role of private schools in local economy

Although rumours have long circulated about Labour’s ideas about the independent school sector, the alarm was raised at the September party conference, when the Labour Party voted in favour of…

New undertaking for former pub

Despite some hopes that a long-running pub would find an owner to reopen it, planning permission has been granted to the Kettering firm Averil Phillips to convert the building on…

Elton quarry plans face objections

A recent planning application for mineral extraction may see a busy new quarry operation off the A605 near Warmington. In May 2019, The Elton Estate submitted plans to develop the…

50th anniversary issue of the Oundle Chronicle

50th anniversary issue of the Oundle Chronicle

This issue is the 50th publication of the Oundle Chronicle. Although Oundle is a small town, the Chronicle manages to fill every issue with stories on local crime, property, business,…

Police beat

There was a burglary of a property in South Road during the night between the 15 and 16 of December whilst occupants were asleep. Car keys were stolen and the…

Alarm is raised at increase in knife crime

Due to widespread concern about the rise in knife crime, Northamptonshire police departments have been carrying out decisive action. In March, police officers took part in Operation Sceptre, a nationwide…

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…