Author: Chris Harris

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Northamptonshire’s Chef of the Year is cooking 250 meals a day to help feed NHS staff fighting on the frontline of the COVID-19 outbreak. Danny Tompkins, who won the accolade at last year’s Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards, has teamed up with Food4Heroes to provide meals for healthcare professionals battling the global pandemic […]

A University of Northampton student nurse has spoken of the pride she feels after answering the Government’s call to join the NHS’s fight against coronavirus. Hannah Shaw is one of 222 Nursing students from the University who have opted to step aside from academic study and provide more hours on the wards supporting healthcare professionals. […]

A Northamptonshire based logistics company, Goodwill Solutions Community Interest Company (CIC) has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2020 – the UK’s highest accolade for businesssuccess. Now in it’s 54th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed […]

Healthwatch Northamptonshire is looking for people who are able to sew to take over from the hard work already put in by sewers in South Northamptonshire. To avoid the risk of spreading coronavirus to their families and others, hospital staff change out of their uniforms at the end of the day before going home. Drawstring […]

Northampton town centre Business Improvement District (BID) is calling on central government to do more to help the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors survive COVID-19. The BID, which represents 650 plus businesses in the town centre, has today pledged its full support for ‘Raise The Bar’, a national campaign which is urging government to expand […]

A University academic is juggling daily lecturing duties and his own research with volunteering to support local hospital colleagues tackling the pandemic. David Young is a Lecturer in Molecular Bioscience, but for the past two weeks has been slightly busier than usual. Whilst continuing to give lectures and support his students online, he is also […]

The Northamptonshire Lord Lieutenancy Emergency Fund was established to raise money for our NHS, local food banks and essential services helping hospitals and patients at this time of national crisis. To date, the fund is standing at just over £40,000 to help support such services that have seen a major increase in demand since the […]

Northamptonshire Community Foundation is busy ensuring local community groups can effectively respond to the Coronavirus crisis by getting funds to local charities helping the most vulnerable people in our local communities. To date it has awarded over £240,000 to 78 projects across the county. Projects have included those helping people most at risk of the […]

Students from the University of Northampton have given their CVs a boost after producing professional promo videos for an established county business and a leading European bank. Islip-based Zephyr, which designs promotional banners, flags and display material, approached the University to see if some students could produce a video of one of its installation jobs. […]

A student paramedic who hasn’t been able to see her children since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak and a supermarket worker who has delivered food parcels to the vulnerable have been rewarded for their hard work by winning free curry for a year from a town centre restaurant. Lauren Bray and Kaylee Dawes have […]


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