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Building upon the digital outreach they have produced since their venues were forced to close six weeks ago, Royal & Derngate has launched Royal & Derngate at home, a digital platform packed with creative content for audiences to watch, join in with and share from their homes. Showcasing all areas of the theatre’s broad programme, […]

Scrubs Up For Northants NHS are  group of over 1000 volunteers who are cutting, sewing and delivering scrubs to NHS organisations and care home staff across the county. Jakki and Cat are area-coordinators for the group. “The group started in the middle of March. We’re funded through donations via our Just Giving page or donations […]

An anonymous £600 donation from the husband of a coronavirus survivor has seen NHS heroes fighting on the frontline of COVID-19 at Northampton General Hospital treated to a slap-up curry. Staff at NGH tucked in to onion bhajis, chicken tikka masala and pilau rice provided by Saffron restaurant in Castilian Street following the cash gift […]

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 […]


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