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Masks help prevent spread of virus

Covid-19 guidelines by the government recommend wearing face coverings in crowded places where it is not possible to comply with physical-distancing measures, for example, on public transport or in some…

Teachers and pupils at PWS help health workers

Design and technology departments at schools across the country have been stepping up to use their equipment to make PPE. Staff and students at Prince William School joined the national…

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…

VE Day celebrations in Oundle

VE Day celebrations in Oundle

Dame Vera Lynn’s wartime anthem “We’ll Meet Again” was the soundtrack for this year’s celebrations of the 75th anniversary of VE Day on 8 May. Its nostalgic optimism resonated with…

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…

Bakery favourites at Cookies

Bakery favourites at Cookies

In a peak-global economy, the future is localism, and is best represented by Cookies, a quintessentially British bakery in the centre of Oundle. Cookies opened in Raunds in 1995, and…

Traditional butchers are on trend

Traditional butchers are on trend

The distinctive, vintage tiled shopfront of Seven Wells Family Butchers lends reassurance this is a shop with a pedigree. In, fact, there has been a butchers on this site for…

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…

Cotterstock Church thieves get court date

In July 2016 three and a half tonnes of lead were removed from the roof of St Andrew’s Church, causing repair and replacement damages amounting to £25,000. While the village…

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