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Royal & Derngate and Northampton Filmhouse are launching a fundraising appeal asking audiences to help them navigate challenging times for the cultural sector. Like many businesses across the county, COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the venues. The organisation earns close to 90% of its income through ticket sales and bar revenue, all of […]

In an ambitious national campaign, Radiocentre, in partnership with Audio Always, Somethin’ Else and a host of leading mental health charities are bringing UK radio together to offer audiences advice, tips and activities for looking after their personal wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak. 60 Second Support is a series of featuring advice on how our […]

Community radio stations across the country have united on social media and in song to raise awareness and support for the sector. Over 50 stations have written to John Whittingdale MP, Ian O’Neil at DCMS and Dame Melanie Dawes at OFCOM, following the announcement of changes to the Community Radio Fund, which stations say doesn’t […]

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 […]

A young boy from Northampton has shaved his hair to raise money for the NHS. Lias, 9, was inspired by his dad who was forced to shave without a barber to go to. “After his dad shaved his head Lias said he wanted to do it as well for charity,” said Mum, Jessica Barnes. “He […]

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 […]

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 […]


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