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Tuesday, July 5, 2022

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What do we need to achieve a sustainable lifestyle in the future?

Dear COP26 Leaders, we need strong International laws, national and local natural environment rescue plans and more importantly, funding to help us to adapt and be more resilient with Nature Based Solutions. The Chancellor of the Exchequer has been criticised...

Ecocide: it’s time to get serious about environmental justice

Before Oil was discovered in its underbelly by British Petroleum and Shell in 1956, the Niger Delta was a lush and fertile landscape consisting of mangroves and swamps which supported a complex aquatic ecosystem. The local peoples living within the...

Boom summer for Nene Valley tourism includes camping in a church

In a year that’s been dubbed, ‘the year of the staycation’, Nene Valley tourism businesses have reported a record summer season, despite a slow start. Cementing the Nene Valley’s reputation as an ‘outdoor adventure playground’, both tourists and day trippers...

How do you capture a kingfisher?

There are many elusive creatures that I long to see and photograph in the wild; any of the big cats would no doubt be at the top of my international wish list. Closer to home I would dearly like...

Walkin’ down the line

It will only have escaped your notice if you have been unfortunately confined to bed for the past three months that it has been rather damp outside. For those of us fortunate to live in the countryside, rain is...

British hare ways

It was a beautiful mid-May morning, clear with a bit of a chill in the air but the promise of warmth later on, writes Richard Hollingum. We had left the car and were following the hedgerow along the valley...

How do you become a park ranger?

“How do you become a ranger?” – It is a question I am asked often, as I go about the various tasks necessary to keep a country park well-maintained, writes Vikki Austin. There is no simple answer, and each person's...

The Nene is part of who we are

The writer Richard Mabey suggests that our sense of locality, our sense of being, perhaps belonging here, is as much to do with our feeling territorial, as it is to do with the landscape and what’s on it, writes...

How do you decide which is the best village of all?

Richard Hollingum looks at the competitive business of ranking rural idylls... Many years ago I was involved in my village’s entry to the Village of the Year Competition. I remember that it involved finding lots of evidence of how our village...

Community shop opens in Creaton

The villagers of Creaton have opened their own community shop selling a mix of big brands, own brands and local produce a year after their village store closed. NQ writer Richard Hollingum is part of the team behind the shop...
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Northampton Pride 2022 in full swing with huge turnout in town centre

A sunny, fun-filled day for all showed Northampton at its best #NorthamptonPride22 Northampton did itself proud this weekend with...
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