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How can we protect the future of village halls?

Richard Hollingum looks at the problems and benefits of a hall for the whole village to use... There are about 10,000 of them across England and most of the villages in Northamptonshire have one: village halls. They can vary from...

Rushden Lakes – a walk on the wild side

Caroline Fitton of The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire describes how a new shopping development is also a gateway to the natural world... A lakeside retail development was the final piece of the puzzle in a wetlands jigsaw, helping...

Autumn – a feast in four acts

Countryman Richard Hollingum considers autumn... Prologue The thing about Autumn is that it is easy to recognise when it starts. There is a sort of prelude that accompanies the rapid shortening of the days, when the mornings are a bit sharper...

It’s not how far your feet go, it’s how far your mind goes…

Richard Hollingum takes us on and English country safari in Northamptonshire Readers of a certain age may recall - or not, if of that age - the primary school nature walk. Lining up in pairs and walking in crocodile formation...

First visitors to Rushden Lakes

Campaigners who lobbied for the creation of the giant Rushden Lakes retail park on the A45 have had a sneak preview of the site. A statement from Crown Estates said: On Thursday 20 July, Rushden Lakes welcomed its first visitors, nearly...

It’s time for the truth about gardens

Richard Hollingum muses upon the real meaning of gardens to the English. Warning: contains adult language... There are few things more quintessentially English than an open English village garden, offering a feast of flowers, fruit cake and tea. The season...

Counting wildlife is not a shot in the dark any more

Richard Hollingum says we are all equipped to study wildlife In Richard Jefferies 1879 book Wildlife in A Southern County he recounts how, being unsure as to whether the unusual bird singing was or was not a fieldfare - it...
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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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