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Eve supports people who are affected by domestic abuse – victims and survivors who are women and children. They run a range of services for victims, including a refuge where women can go with their children for safety as well as an Occupational Therapy programme that helps women recover their mental health after abuse, allowing them to […]

A Northampton company sponsored star footballer Kelly Smith at a charity match to benefit the Grenfell Tower community. Ensafe Consultants backed ex-England AllStar legend Kelly Smith in the football fundraiser in aid of The Grenfell Foundation. The record goal scorer was one of the famous footie faces and big-hearted players who took part in the […]

Rachel Schouten and Rachel Thomas broadcasted live from Irchester Country Park’s Woodfest event, bringing you some great live music, all held together by Mark Stroud and Leigh Jamison in the NLive Studio!   Woodfest featured a plethora of great local music across two stages on a beautiful August weekend, and we at NLive were there […]

To commemorate the release of their eighth studio album entitled ‘Icon’ Peter Dennis spoke to lead singer of local darkwave/electronic group Venus Fly Trap. The band was formed in Northampton in 1986 by brothers Alex and John Novak (who played together in local punk band the Isaws). They released their debut single ‘Morphine’ in 1988 […]

It’s time Northampton had a proper, regular outdoor music festival with camping, stalls, beer tents and all that good stuff. With a friendly atmosphere, original and tribute acts plus a healthy dose of local talent Sixfields Rock Fest has all the essential ingredients to fill the void. Hard rock and metal acts are criminally overlooked […]

Since the break up of the library network was announced in October last year, the Friends of Far Cotton Library group have registered interest in running the Far Cotton Library as a Community Managed library. However, since the interest was registered, the County Council declared that they would now only offer an Independent Library model […]

On Saturday 30th June, hundreds of Northampton citizens flocked to support Labour’s campaign to Fight for Northampton under the ongoing review of local government. Labour are pushing the case for a unitary Northampton council, but also that the current process which they regard as ‘rigged’ be abandoned and that a consultation should take place, with […]

Northamptonshire Community Foundation are stamping out poverty one step at a time. NCF is teaming up with Interdirect to lead a fundraising trek around the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside. The 17K walk takes place on Saturday 8 September, setting off at 10am from the Brampton Halt in Chapel Brampton. Walkers will venture around Pitsford Reservoir, before returning […]

Scope is opening its first furniture and electrical store in Northampton town centre on Thursday morning which will also have facilities disabled people can use. The disability charity has added a new twist to the charity shop model by including a Changing Places point in Home by Scope at 55 Abington Street. There is a […]

Music students got to perform on a stage that has hosted many pop and rock legends over the years – The Roadmender. Northampton College’s end of year music show saw all three rooms at the venue in use for the Cool for Summer show this week. Bands played a mix of covers and their own […]


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