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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 […]

Games Design students from Northampton College have created a virtual reality tool to teach construction workers the importance of health and safety on building sites. The project was supported by Digital Northampton and AR Media, and saw students devising a way for aspiring workers to see the potential dangers in a host of different scenarios […]

Ciara storms Northampton Storm Ciara has been causing chaos around the UK and its presence has been felt around Northamptonshire. Multiple roads have been closed across the county on Sunday due to incidents caused by the high winds. Northants Highways announced that they have dealt with 89 incidents so far. In Northampton, both Sol Central […]

University of Northampton Textiles and Fashion students, Emily Robbins, Olivia Hughes, Chloe Cooper, and Iona Beresford were amongst the finalists in the International Art & Design Competition 2020, and the only winners hailing from the UK. The competition run by Florentine art school, Accademia Riaci, seeks out to find the best emerging designers from around […]

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 […]

A new dance class for the over 65s is being launched in January, in a collaboration between Royal & Derngate and Dancemind. The Elders Dance Company is free of charge to join and is open to participants from all backgrounds and abilities who are able to move independently. The classes will use contemporary dance in […]

Rail Union RMT has declared it will encourage all staff members of the  London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway to go on strike every saturday through to January 2020. The strike will occur on Nov 23, Nov 30, Dec 7, Dec 14, Dec 21 and Dec 28. This will mean extremely limited services for […]

A seven-year-old girl devastated by the theft of her new bike is back in the saddle after her local neighbourhood policing officer stepped in to help. Sienna, of Northampton, was left heartbroken after her bike was stolen earlier this year, and later found abandoned significantly damaged and what appeared beyond repair. PC Matt Evans of […]


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