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International students find home-from-home with local hosts

International students find home-from-home with local hosts

Every year, thousands of school age overseas students are educated at independent schools across the UK. When their school closes for half term holidays and exeat weekends, they need a…

St Peter’s Church attracts rare bird sighting

St Peter’s Church attracts rare bird sighting

Last year birdwatchers from across Northamptonshire gathered by St Peter’s Church to watch the peregrine falcon that had settled on the spire for a few months. In early February this…

When “Hellraiser” Ginger Baker came to town

When “Hellraiser” Ginger Baker came to town

The death of drummer Ginger Baker in October 2019 was covered at length by national newspapers, and the news sparked memories of him by people who encountered him when he…

VicsGigs got the beat

VicsGigs got the beat

A new initiative is aiming to put Oundle on the map for live rock music performances. VicsGigs was created by Anth Hodson-Curran and Bob Cheatham, who both share a love…

New boys in town offer a First Class cut and shave

New boys in town offer a First Class cut and shave

While there is plenty of choice for women who use hair and beauty services in Oundle, now men have a new destination for traditional men’s grooming. First Class Turkish Barbers…

A trip to Kikisams never gets old

A trip to Kikisams never gets old

For children growing up in Oundle over the last 20 and more years, Kikisams has long been a favourite shop filled with the magic of playtime, brimming with toys to…

Customer service is key to Coleman’s success

Customer service is key to Coleman’s success

Colemans stationers and the Oundle Bookshop are two irreplaceable shops in Oundle. The Coleman family have been running their chain of stationery shops in Northamptonshire for 50 years. John Coleman…

Watch out for hedgehogs

Watch out for hedgehogs

Winter bonfires provide a festive opportunity to gather family and friends round, but they are also a death-trap for our spiky garden friend, the hedgehog. Hedgehogs are already in serious…

The perils of pampering pets

The perils of pampering pets

Many people treat their pets as a member of their family, and this love is demonstrated by how much we spend on them. Consumer spending on pets and related products…

Animals and their owners are all welcome at Leo’s

Animals and their owners are all welcome at Leo’s

This year is the 20th anniversary of Leo’s Pet Shop in Oundle, making it one of the longest running businesses in town. The shop was opened by Maria Earl and…