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  • One wedding, one dog, two cakes!

    Published: Mon, 04/11/2019 10:55
    The date is the first Saturday in August, the time is early in the morning, the setting is Oxbridge Meadows. Enter one man, Bunny Hutchings, and his dog.
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  • The world turns in Abthorpe

    Published: Mon, 28/10/2019 09:05
    Hendrik ten Bruggencate was a Dutchman who, during the 1970’s and 1980’s lived with his family in a cottage opposite our pub in Silver Street.
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  • Cobblers Classic Sportive

    Published: Mon, 21/10/2019 09:05
    Early on Saturday a steady stream totalling over 800 cyclists descended the hill on our Silverstone Road and at Abthorpe Crossroads a marshal directed some to the right and others to the left to pass through our village.
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  • ABbA to install more gigabit capable connections

    Published: Mon, 07/10/2019 09:10
    Our little not-for-profit local area company - the Abthorpe Broadband Association Ltd (ABbA) – operated entirely by unpaid volunteers - has been very successfully providing broadband since March 2003.
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  • The Hero September 2019 Challenge

    Published: Mon, 30/09/2019 13:28
    A good sprinkling of villagers, virtually all armed with their cameras, lined the route on Saturday taken by the 104 pre-1986 cars participating in Hero Events’ September Challenge.
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  • Mini Farm appeal successful

    Published: Mon, 05/02/2018 19:33
    In 2011 the family applied to make the planning permission permanent and requested that residence on their site should be restricted to gypsies in general rather than named individuals. SNC refused the application but on appeal a government inspector approved the application.
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  • Tove Valley Broadband Runners Up

    Published: Sat, 07/11/2015 11:06
    Tove Valley Broadband were runners up in the prestigious national NextGen award for Rural Networks, the award being presented at a House of Lords dinner on Thursday 5th November 2015 by the Earl of Erroll.
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  • Towcester Food Bank

    Published: Sun, 12/07/2015 11:54
    "Abthorpe villagers continue to be very generous with their donations to the food box at the back of our church. We have had the box since 2013 and the support for it is as strong now as it was at the beginning.
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  • Trucker's Breakfast And Charity Fund Raising Success

    Published: Sun, 10/11/2013 20:19
    A certificate proudly hanging in the kitchen of local farmers Elizabeth and Barry Haycock records that over many years they and their many friends have raised the magnificent total of £84,237 for the charity Marie Curie Cancer Care.
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  • Abthorpe Family Traced

    Published: Mon, 19/11/2012 09:09
    Jennifer Fairbrother from Blundells Sands near Liverpool recently made contact in her quest to find out more about her ancestors – some of whom came from Abthorpe and the surrounding area.
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  • Overhead Power Cables Go

    Published: Sun, 26/02/2012 20:00
    Around our village green there were many overhead power cables supplying electricity not only to nearby homes but to street lights provided, owned and paid for by our Parish Council from its precept.
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  • Abthorpe Millenium Celebration

    Published: Tue, 19/08/2008 09:12
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  • Whittlewood Parish website

    Published: Fri, 23/03/2007 17:44
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  • Views of Abthorpe

    Published: Thu, 22/03/2007 17:08
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  • Excellent village website

    Published: Sun, 18/03/2007 14:20
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