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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…

Oundle’s jewel in the crown

Oundle’s jewel in the crown

It is hard not to stop in your tracks when passing by Harpur’s window on West Street with its changing display of glittering gems. Harpur’s has provided Oundle with great…

The Greedy Piglet hits the spot

The Greedy Piglet hits the spot

The Greedy Piglet at the top of North Street is Oundle’s newest café, distinctive with its adorable sign inspired by the owner’s young daughter. Many of Naomi Dixon’s customers are…

The clock of St Peter’s Church

The clock of St Peter’s Church

The clock in St Peter’s tower is believed to date to the 19th century. It is a flat bed, three train clock which is weight driven with a pendulum along…

Ways to help tackle loneliness

Being lonely is not the same as being alone. You can feel lonely in a room full of people. You can live in a house packed with family but still…

Peregrine falcon retains perch on St Peter’s

Peregrine falcon retains perch on St Peter’s

The peregrine falcon, now identified as a mature female, has continued to hold its territory on the spire of St Peter’s since it was first spotted in November. Plumage details…

The future is electric

The future is electric

The future for motor vehicle transport is electric, but this idea is not as new and innovative as is popularly assumed. Electric and steam powered cars had a period of…

The legacy of Sir Peter Scott

The legacy of Sir Peter Scott

Unobserved by many, the nation’s best loved broadcaster, Sir David Attenborough, slipped into town in early October to open Oundle School’s new junior day house, Scott House, named after Old…