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  • Gigantomo

    Published: Mon, 06/08/2018 10:49
    Last year when we bought our vegetable seeds I inadvertently purchased a packet of Gigantomos claimed to be “the world’s largest tomato” and that you could feed your whole family with just one gigantomo as some will weigh between one and three pounds.
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  • County Connect RIP

    Published: Mon, 23/07/2018 11:23
    “Northamptonshire County Council took the difficult decision to withdraw its bus subsidy in response to severe financial pressures, in February 2018. As a result County Connect will cease to operate after 21st July.” That was how users of the dial-a-ride bus service learned about the demise of the service they use to travel to Towcester.
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  • Fair waves the golden corn

    Published: Mon, 16/07/2018 09:04
    The most important even of the year out here in the countryside has already begun – The Harvest!
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  • What Our Neighbours Do For A Living

    Published: Mon, 09/07/2018 09:37
    Tim Pollock of the Thames Valley Mounted Police.
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  • Where have all the insects gone?

    Published: Mon, 02/07/2018 08:40
    here have all our insects gone? That headline in a national newspaper was followed by the comment that “Summer is the season when butterflies and ladybirds should be out in force.
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  • Nobby Coles – Landlord of the New Inn.

    Published: Mon, 25/06/2018 11:48
    Forty-five years ago “Nobby” Coles acted as the landlord of our ancient stone built village pub The New Inn.
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  • Women's Tour, GinFest Profit, Melina's Funeral

    Published: Mon, 18/06/2018 09:07
    Three weeks ago some posters appeared round our village.”Advance Warning. Cycle Event. Thursday 14th June. Expect Delays.”
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  • Melanina R.I.P.

    Published: Tue, 12/06/2018 17:12
    Melanina died in Duncote Hall on 11th June 2018 at 9.30 am. She never really made much of her recovery from the stroke she had at the beginning of March and over the last few weeks had become increasingly drowsy and uncommunicative. She was very well cared for by the Nurses at Duncote and Dr Akram from Greens Norton had been seeing her regularly.
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  • Church Wardens?

    Published: Sun, 20/05/2018 19:28
    Priase Be! The bi-monthly magazine of the Whittlewood Group of parishes that includes Abthorpe, reports that three of its five parishes have only been able to elect one church warden rather than their entitlement of two.
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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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