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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. […]

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 […]

Chefs at an award-winning Northampton restaurant have come up with a special blend of herbs and spices to create the perfect dish for Cobblers fans ahead of Northampton Town’s appearance at Wembley on Monday. The team at Saffron, in Castilian Street, have created the Cobbler Curry in honour of Keith Curle’s promotion-hunting side and the […]

Following the government announcement that libraries are able to re-open to the public in early July, Northamptonshire Libraries will be introducing a phased reopening to ensure the safety of both staff and customers. From Monday, 6 July, seven of the county’s libraries will reopen to ensure accessibility for the maximum number of customers. The libraries […]

Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire are concerned about those under the shielded list. They need your support, to spread the word and help to identify where the Unmet Need might be and how they can assist in meeting individual vulnerability across Northampton. As lockdown restrictions ease, people start to return to work and adapt to the new normal, […]

Firefighters in Northamptonshire have contributed more than 700 hours of support for the work of East Midlands Ambulance Service during the Covid-19 pandemic. A total of 12 firefighters from Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service began training in certain specialist functions with EMAS two months ago. Since April, they have carried out over 70 shifts, working […]

A group of police motorcyclists joined a man on his 18th birthday as he ran a marathon across Northamptonshire in order to raise money for the NHS. Trystan Barnett, a champion triathlete, decided to undertake the gruelling task after his triathlon season was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Starting at his dad’s house in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]


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