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People and organisations bringing about positive social change were highlighted at the Changemaker Awards in Northampton last night. The University of Northampton, the only English university accredited by the international Changemaker organisation, hosted the gala event at the Park Inn and attendees included the Mayor of Northampton Tony Ansell and the Lord Lieutenant David Laing. […]

Northampton paused to remember its fallen soldiers at the traditional wreath laying ceremony at All Saints Church. The Lord Lieutenant David Laing and other dignatories gathered to mark the occasion and share the silence at 11am, the century anniversary of the end of World War One. Photographer Dave Ikin took pictures.

Northampton’s first new shoe factory in decades has been opened by the Lord Lieutenant David Laing and NLive was on hand to report from the ribbon cutting ceremony. Ruben Carol and Chris Harris reported from the scene as history was made at Fosters & Sons in St James Mill Road, where Goodyear welted shoes will […]

NLive’s gatekeeper to pop music’s hall of fame – The Retro Chart Show – was paid a visit by chart buster Les McKeown. Les fronted 70s tartan popsters the Bay City Rollers and now leads Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers. He chatted to the Retro Charts team on air and spent time meeting the behind […]

Australian rugby international Rob Horne has spoken of how honoured he feels to have a game dedicated to him at Twickenham on Saturday. The Saints player who suffered a career ending injury just 13 seconds into the East Midlands derby at Welford Road last season will be guest of honour when the fixture is played […]

NLive is in the running for a community initiative award at the University of Northampton Changemaker Awards. Changemaker is an international programme from the Ashoka organisation which aims to find new ways of tackling social problems. The Changemaker Awards at UoN celebrate people and organisations making strides in these areas. This is the fourth year […]

The Good Loaf is NLive’s charity of the month for September. The innovative cafe’s slogan Good Bread Doing Good says it all. It functions as one of the town’s favourite snacking spots but also helps women looking for a ladder out of poverty, unemployment or offending. Behind the scenes at the cafe six week long […]

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 […]

The outgoing boss of Royal & Derngate Martin Sutherland has warned that Northamptonshire’s councils must fund the arts to help the economic recovery of the area. When the County Council is abolished new unitary authorities will be formed and not all the councillors taking part will have experience of providing arts funding. Martin said his […]

After a year’s break The Bardic Picnic is returning and that means a new Bard of Northampton will be chosen. Contenders will perform at the event in Becket’s Park on Sunday and a combination of popular vote and judges panel will decide the winner. The current bard, punk musician Mitchell Taylor, said: “It’s going to […]


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