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Saturday, May 28, 2022

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True therapy can be found in the fields

Richard Hollingum on the joy of a good walk... A number of years ago I went through a particularly difficult period, a result of work-related stress, a feeling of continually running to catch up, the conveyor belt forever getting faster...

Dave searches for elusive picture at swan lake

Photographer Dave Ikin has been watching the progress of a new swan family in one of Northampton’s many pocket parks. Having spotted the nest and the eggs he watched out for developments on his daily dog walks and was hoping...

Rafts launched to give Common Terns a nesting place

Common Terns are being offered floating havens in Northamptonshire to help them nest and breed in safety, writes Wildlife Trust BCN. Common Terns, Sterna hirundo, are seasonal visitors to Northamptonshire and the Wildlife Trust BCN is giving them a warm...

Nationwide helps Caring Sharing shop project start up

Cllr Jamie Lane brought along his Nationwide Building Society Sales and Service Training Team to join in the fun at the Caring & Sharing Trust’s Day Centre in Cogenhoe this week, writes Lena Davis. Not only did they join in...

A walk on the wild side

Park ranger Vikki Austin describes her working days... It’s a cliché, but there is no such thing as an average day for a ranger. There are routine tasks that we complete every day, or every week, around the park but,...

Rainy walk sees serious soil run-off for farmers

Richard Hollingum sizes up the puddles... Rain, Rain, Rain. According to northamptonweather.org.uk, the county had received 75.2mm, or nearly three inches of rain in the month of March. This figure is almost half of the rain that has fallen in the...

Bumbarrels

Richard Hollingum reflects upon the long-tailed tit... Outside my office window is a cotinus Grace, bare-branched and in need of a bit of a trim, and running over it and onto the adjacent bird feeder is a clematis armandii that...

The future of farming in Northamptonshire

Richard Hollingum runs the rule over farming in Northamptonshire... According to a National Farmers Union (NFU) report, in 2013 Northamptonshire produced 687 million loaves of bread, 32 million litres of vegetable oil and 300 million eggs - which is one...

Why it’s the best time of year to watch the sun come up

Richard Hollingum reflects on the gentle pleasures of January... One advantage of these shorter days is that you don’t have to be up very early to get out and catch the sunrise. There is something special about being up and...

Watch out for the Rockingham raptors

Richard Hollingum looks at a bird of prey that has made the headlines in Northamptonshire... One fine, clear, bright cold morning I walked up the lane and took the footpath off to the left. The path runs down to a...
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Winners revealed at Northants Film Festival (the East Midlands Oscars)

The third Northampton Film Festival rounded off a week of events last night with an awards ceremony at Sixfields...
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