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Ashton Estate Sells off Land Holdings

Ashton Estate Sells off Land Holdings

The largest sale of land to have come to the local market in many years was initiated by the Rothschild family at Ashton. The total parcel included 676 acres with…

Police Beat

Police Beat

2015 started with a 50% increase in crime from December last year. This increase is specifically in the number of burglaries, which have increased from one occurrence to five in…

Mayor Radcliffe – Champion of Local Councils for 26 Years

Mayor Radcliffe – Champion of Local Councils for 26 Years

For 26 years Gwen Radcliffe has been an active member of the Town Council. Her record of service to the community consists of the role of chairman twice and mayor…

Headmaster Charles Bush Retires After Forty Years in Schools

Headmaster Charles Bush Retires After Forty Years in Schools

It has been said that it is hard to know where the town ends and the school begins. One of the largest boarding schools in the country, Oundle School is…

Cotterstock’s Friends Put Best Foot Forward for Bell Appeal

Cotterstock’s Friends Put Best Foot Forward for Bell Appeal

On the 23rd April Cotterstock Village Hall was filled to capacity with ticket holders who put on their favourite pair of shoes to attend a talk on the history of…

A Slice of Salerno’s

A Slice of Salerno’s

The pizza industry has taken Oundle by storm, and who else to lead the way than the Salerno family, who have been serving up Italian food for over 20 years.…

Knitters Plan to Yarn Bomb the Market Place

Knitters Plan to Yarn Bomb the Market Place

Get ready for the Oundle Yarn Bomb, to be unfurled in July to coincide with the town’s music and food festivals. Teams of busy needle workers are planning a massive…

Sadler’s Partbooks to be Performed in Oundle After 400 Years

Sadler’s Partbooks to be Performed in Oundle After 400 Years

On Thursday, 16 July, the Oundle International Festival will host performances by the celebrated vocal ensemble Stile Antico, of music from the Sadler Partbooks. These were compilations of works of…

Six Years Selling the Big Issue in Oundle

Six Years Selling the Big Issue in Oundle

Marc, the town’s Big Issue vendor, stopped by No 1 St Osyth’s for a cup of tea as he does every Thursday lunchtime, and I joined him to hear his…

Nurse Volunteers at Ebola Clinic

Nurse Volunteers at Ebola Clinic

Cotterstock resident Mandy Blackman, an advanced nurse practitioner at Kettering General Hospital, volunteered at an Ebola Clinic in Sierra Leone for five weeks earlier in the year. She volunteered through…

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