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ENC draft Local Plan raises objections to housing plans

The East Northamptonshire County planning authority has submitted for consultation a new Local Plan that will have a far reaching impact on developments within Oundle, and on the Oundle Neighbourhood…

Barnwell castle on At Risk Register

Barnwell castle on At Risk Register

Historic England has listed the condition of Barnwell Castle as “poor”, and entered it on its 2018 Heritage at Risk Register. Historic England East Midlands is working with the owner…

Police Beat

Police Beat

According to the latest published police report data, there was a general increase in crime from August to September, totalling 33 crimes. While there were eight cases of antisocial behaviour…

A year of disruption and change at NCC

Feeling confused about how this came to pass, and what lies ahead? Here is a timeline of the events and decisions that have been rolled out over the last year.…

Sir David Attenborough pays tribute to Sir Peter Scott

Sir David Attenborough pays tribute to Sir Peter Scott

A new house at Oundle School was officially opened in September by Sir David Attenborough. Named in honour of Sir Peter Scott, who was a pupil at Oundle School in…

Open Learning Partnership launched in Oundle

Open Learning Partnership launched in Oundle

Heads, Governors, Academy leaders and senior staff representing all four Oundle schools, alongside Thomas Deacon Academy and Kettering Buccleuch Academy, gathered at Oundle School’s Great Hall in November for the…

Open Garden Day success raised funds for Cransley Hospice

Open Garden Day success raised funds for Cransley Hospice

Early in the summer, eleven gardens in Oundle opened to the public to raise money for Cransley Hospice Trust. On the day, a phenomenal £4458 was raised for Cransley Hospice,…

A humble honour for a Maundy recipient

A humble honour for a Maundy recipient

David Wills was among pensioners who were invited to receive ceremonial Maundy Money from the Queen at a service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. When he received his letter…

Inspection sets a promising course for Prince William School

In the first inspection carried out since Prince William School (PWS) became an academy, Ofsted inspectors graded the school ‘Requires improvement’ after its visit in November 2017. Although this would…

Police Beat

There were 31 reported crimes in January, up from 28 in December. There were 12 cases of antisocial behaviour, six of violence and sexual abuse, and four cases of shoplifting.…