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Arts Council England has granted Northampton £20,000 in order to build on the cultural offerings in the county, helped by the creation of a “Cultural Board”. This Cultural Board will help to enhance the vibrant scene in Northamptonshire, and help to embed it into the county’s DNA. With other changes and developments in Northampton, such […]

Northampton Mental Health, LGBTQ+ and youth charity, The Lowdown, is launchign an incentive scheme for under 25s to get themselves tested for STIs. STI numbers are climbing at an alarming rate and nearly half of all new cases are found in people under 25. Gonorrhea cases up by a massive 249%, and someone is diagnosed […]

Bard of Northampton, Paul Giffney, is looking at reinvigorating the arts scene in Northampton with the return of an old showcase event. “Raising the Awen” is an open-mic night at The Lab which offers a stage for anyone with a story to tell in a supportive and friendly environment. These stories can be shared through […]

Station Manager Martin Steers is taking part in the Hope Centre’s “Big Sleep-Out” this Friday the 31st of January. The Big Sleep-Out is The Hope Centre’s annual challenge to help raise money and awareness for their work with the homeless population of Northampton. It challenges you to sleep outside for 12 hours on 1 night […]

Iconic eyewear designer, Tom Davies, has created a pair of fully bespoke glasses for a gymnast from Northampton with Down’s Syndrome – allowing her to focus on going for gold at the Special Olympics. Ellie-Bea Thomas was presented with the new frames from local opticians, Tompkins, Knight & Sons. These bespoke glasses have been designed […]

Young Healthwatch Northamptonshire volunteers took part in activities to find out more about Northampton and Kettering General Hospitals, and to give young people a taste of future careers in the NHS in a special “takeover day”. Takeover day allows young people to gain an insight into the adult world, and organisations open their doors to […]

Northamptonshire ACRE, an independent charity working with rural communities across the county, has been awarded over £272,000 in National Lottery funding to support its work. The charity, based at the Hunsbury Hill Centre in Northampton, will use the cash to support the development of 30 Good Neighbour schemes in rural communities, to empower local people and ensure […]

The family-run McManus Pub Company, owners of 17 pubs in Northampton including Brampton Halt, Thomas ‘A’ Becket and The Red Lion, has pledged to raise £50,000 for charity in its 50th year of business.  To mark their 50th year, staff and customers will take part in a series of fundraising events in 2020 starting with […]

Northamptonshire Community Foundation is celebrating in the lead up to the festive season, awarding over £1million across 2019 on behalf of its generous donors to local good causes and community groups. Victoria Miles DL, CEO of the foundation, said: “We are so thrilled to reach the £1million milestone by the end of 2019. A huge […]

Bloor Homes South Midlands is calling on people to donate their unwanted warm coats, shoes, sleeping bags and duvets to help the homeless keep warm this winter. Collection points have been set up at sales centres at the national housebuilder’s housing developments. Donations from these developments will be taken to Northampton Hope Centre, a local […]


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