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Community impact award for Air Ambulance shop

In December the Oundle branch of the Air Ambulance Charity Shop received the Community Impact Award 2018 from the Air Ambulance Service for its work in the community. There are…

Barnwell village community group rallies to save shop

Amid plans for the sale of their village shop, Barnwell residents have formed the Barnwell Village Shop Community Group to investigate the feasibility of supporting, developing and sustaining a community…

New Oxfam Music and Book Shop

New Oxfam Music and Book Shop

Oxfam’s new Books and Music shop was opened on Thursday, April 18 by Oxfam Oundle’s longest serving volunteer of 35 years, Sheila Mills, who cut the ribbon at the opening…

North Shoes is named top ladies independent retailer

North Shoes is named top ladies independent retailer

North Shoes, a local fifth-generation shoe retailer, was named ladies independent footwear retailer of the Year at the 2019 Footwear Industry Awards at Birmingham’s National Conference Centre in February. Managing…

Oundle News changes business hands

After 18 years at the helm of Oundle News, in March, Chris Cant passed on the business to new owner, Mr Niranjanan from Letchworth. Oundle News is a core business…

Local pubs change hands

According to the latest industry figures, 18 pubs a week are closing in Britain. This hit close to home when two of the area’s most popular local pubs closed unexpectedly…

The business case for working from home

The business case for working from home

In an era where worldwide communication is as simple as the click of a mouse, businesses in the UK are evaluating the advantages of shifting away from traditional workplaces. This…

Oundle businesses report on their gender pay gap

From April 2018, businesses with 250 employees or more are now required to publish a report documenting their employee pay by gender. This law was developed to make businesses more…

North Shoes continues legacy of family footwear business

North Shoes continues legacy of family footwear business

At the end of July, Oundle’s longest-serving business was sold to Lincolnshire’s North Shoes. R C Cotton and Sons Ltd had traded in the Market Place since 1871. North Shoes,…

Impact of Revalued Business Rates on the Market Place

Impact of Revalued Business Rates on the Market Place

On the first of April, revalued business rates were put in place for the first time in seven years. These are based on the rental value of a business’ premises.…

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