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Epee champion from Oundle

Epee champion from Oundle

Epee champion Eleanor Taylor represented Great Britain at the European Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships in Sochi, Russia earlier this year. Eleanor, who fences Epee, competed in the U17 individual…

Inspection sets a promising course for Prince William School

In the first inspection carried out since Prince William School (PWS) became an academy, Ofsted inspectors graded the school ‘Requires improvement’ after its visit in November 2017. Although this would…

The potential of the youth vote to change politics

What would your average 16-year-old be preoccupied with? Friends? Parties? The latest social media trend? If you had said any of the aforementioned things I would have wholeheartedly agreed. But…

The long road from persecution: a refugee family’s story

The long road from persecution: a refugee family’s story

Nursing a cup of tea with an umbrella by his side, Musa Koko may not yet feel acclimatised to the British weather but he has certainly found a home in…

Police Beat

There were 31 reported crimes in January, up from 28 in December. There were 12 cases of antisocial behaviour, six of violence and sexual abuse, and four cases of shoplifting.…

Fines are no deterrent for dog owners

Fines are no deterrent for dog owners

Dog owners might rightly feel they are the target of increasing complaints, whether it is about dogs off leads or dog poo abandoned in public places and on countryside paths.…

Keep your eyes on the road!

As smartphones have increased in popularity and functionality over the last decade, so has the number of drivers using their phone behind the wheel. While it used to be just…

No end of potholes

No end of potholes

Despite campaigns to spotlight potholes and the rising tide of indignation from the public, potholes continue to crater roads and imperil drivers and their vehicles. It is commonly misunderstood that…

Oundle Library saved from council cuts

As one of seven medium-sized libraries in Northamptonshire, the Oundle Town Library was spared closure in the latest county council round of budget cuts. Twenty-one other smaller libraries across the…

Critical independent inspection report on NCC management

Communities secretary Sajid Javid ordered an independent inspection of the NCC in January. The report, published in March made highly critical conclusions. The report accepted the NCC claim that it…

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