Author: Chris Harris

Northampton College has confirmed it will continue to offer free meals to the most vulnerable 16 to 18-year-old students over the summer holidays. The government was forced into a U-turn on its decision not to provide free lunch vouchers to school pupils during August following a campaign led by Manchester United and England footballer Marcus Rashford. […]

Keeping secondary students on track to further their qualifications and achieve career excellence has continued despite the pandemic for one renamed, rebranded but still committed team. Aspire Higher is the new name for a collaboration between the universities of Northampton, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, under the umbrella of the initiative Uni Connect. Aspire Higher is one of […]

Three of Age UK Northamptonshire’s eight charity shops will reopen on Monday 6th July following Government guidance on the easing of lockdown. After careful consideration, the charity has taken the decision to open three of the larger charity shops, where social distancing measures can be implemented safely. Two Northampton shops; 14 Alexandra Terrace, Kingsthorpe and […]

Fashion students have been praised for their professionalism and creativity after overcoming the constraints of lockdown to successfully complete an industry challenge. Second years studying Fashion, Textiles and Footwear & Accessories at the University of Northampton were challenged to come up with a capsule collection for global apparel label manufacturer, ITL Group. ITL produces apparel […]

Gordon Anderson, a patient who had COVID-19 at Northampton General Hospital, has returned home to his family after 86 days in hospital. Gordon came in to the Accident and Emergency department at the hospital on 27 March with COVID-19 symptoms and a low oxygen level. Following his admission to hospital he needed care in the […]

Creative students from the University of Northampton have overcome the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic to produce some brilliant work in lockdown. The lockdown came just as final year Graphic Communication students were working on the most important project of their three years at university. Being asked to leave campus and to not return wasn’t […]

A range of businesses in Northampton, which have not received other Government funding, could be eligible for a Discretionary Fund Grant from the Borough Council. The following businesses are encouraged to contact Northampton Borough Council by 5pm, this Friday, 19 June, if they fall within the following criteria: •    Large local businesses in the Hospitality […]

Healthwatch Northamptonshire is asking you to share your story to help services learn and improve from the experiences of people from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic backgrounds during COVID-19. Healthwatch Northamptonshire is the independent champion for health and social care in the county, representing all residents of Northamptonshire. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Northampton’s LGBTQ and Allies Forum, Northampton Pride Committee and Grosvenor Shopping Northampton are encouraging artists, performers, community groups and individuals to get involved in a social distanced celebration of the LGBTQ community on Saturday, 18 July. Following the cancellation of Pride events set to take place in the town centre due to the coronavirus outbreak, […]

Age UK Northamptonshire is set to keep their shopping and hot meals delivery services, due to increasing demand across Northamptonshire. Originally set up as emergency services in response to lockdown, the charity has decided to keep both services as permanent offerings for older people across Northamptonshire. The charity closed the doors to its day centres […]


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