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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 […]

BBC Sports Editor Dan Roan was among honorands at the UoN graduation ceremonies this week. He told N Live that it was one of “the proudest days of my life” and “I grew up here and I’ve always rooted for Northampton. It is an underdog town surrounded by much bigger places.” Students have been presented […]

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Northampton was on NLive talking about the impact of the new Waterside Campus on the town centre. Chancellor the Rev Richard Coles and Vice-Chancellor Professor Nick Petford have both featured on the Adrian Pryce show. Prof Petford said: “A disused brownfield site is being brought back to life by […]

A new series of networking events is helping to bring online connections together in the real world. NLC or Network Learn Connect has been devised by Tristan Griffiths of All Things Networking and tackles the practical problems behind business marketing issues in the online world. He said: “I’ve been describing it as like walking into […]

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 […]


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