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Mental health support workers report increase in referrals in the pandemic era

Since the start of the pandemic almost a year ago, staying at home for an extended period of time has taken a toll on mental health. Everyone has been affected,…

Horse-drawn Traveller’s sojourn in Oundle

Horse-drawn Traveller’s sojourn in Oundle

It’s not often that horse-drawn vehicles come through town. When a handsome cob and cart were seen trotting up and down the streets in September, we caught up with the…

Face masks are new must-have accessory

Following the UK’s second lockdown, there is no doubt that a mask has become an indispensable accessory to carry at all times. While its purpose is utilitarian, and essential for…

Marafiki Trusts builds on friendships in Kenya

Marafiki Trusts builds on friendships in Kenya

Africa has a way of casting a spell over its visitors, and for many, Africa has become something much more important than safaris in its pristine wildlife reserves. Liz Turnbull…

Healthy and happy hens make good eggs

Healthy and happy hens make good eggs

Leigh Fowler, the owner of Fowler’s Poultry, produces top-quality free-range eggs on a farm in Kings Cliffe. His farm has sold eggs at the Stamford Farmers’ market for 20 years…

Farmers bring quality to the market

Farmers bring quality to the market

On the second Saturday of each month, an excellent Farmers’ Market is held in the centre of Oundle where local produce is sold directly to the public. There are numerous…

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…