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A charity worker from Moulton has climbed the equivalent of Mount Everest using her stairs during this Easter weekend. Steph Steward raised over two thousand pounds doing the challenge, over ten times more than she set her target as. It meant that the 33 year-old had to climb her stairs 3,871 times to reach the […]

Northamptonshire Community Foundation have announced the second wave of funding for the Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund to support community action helping vulnerable people affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. Funding is available to local charities and community groups supporting local people hit by the social and economic impact of the virus. Crisis Response Grants of […]

Starting Tuesday the 14th of April, relatives of patients at Northampton General Hospital can send letters and/or photos to their loved ones in hospital via email. This comes after the NGH had to reduce visiting hours of family members into wards due to the Covid-19 pandemic. If you have a family member at NGH, you […]

Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women are launching an initiative to support women and girls at increased risk of suffering domestic abuse fuelled by self-isolation and pressures of Coronavirus.   Women’s charities and organisations across the world are warning of an increase in violence, with reports of a spike in demand on front-line services, which […]

Over 1000 Easter Eggs have been donated to the Weston Favell Centre Foodbank. The Eggs were originally intended for an Easter Eggs hunt in the museum, however the event was cancelled due to the continued outbreak of the coronavirus. Weston Favell Centre Foodbank was contacted by the administrator for Northampton Museums. A spokesperson said “We […]

A charity worker from Northampton is preparing to climb mount Everest from her own home. Steph Steward will climb her stairs nearly 4000 times over the long weekend in order to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. The MND Association, where she works, is likely lose a substantial amount of money due to […]

Becky Bradshaw joined Station Manager Martin Steers to discuss what the University is doing to support the local community of Northampton. From providing free parking for NHS staff, accommodation for health workers and loaning lab equipment, the University is doing what it can for those in and around the town. There have also been over […]

An award-winning Northampton curry house is looking for your coronavirus hero – with a year’s free food waiting for the winner. Saffron, in Castilian Street, Northampton, is reopening on Sunday, April 12 following a temporary closure amid the COVID-19 outbreak and is celebrating by launching its new ‘Hunt for a Hero’ competition. The restaurant is […]

With only an hour of outdoors exercise time per day, keeping fit can be a challenge, particularly for those who enjoy the gym or a long morning run. We spoke to personal trainer Jon Bellis of Lifeforce Fitness about how to make the most of your exercise time, as well as how to stay fit […]

Age UK Northamptonshire welcomed a donation of over 100 letters from pupils at Abbeyfield school in Mereway, Northampton. They have now been delivered to older people across Northamptonshire and have bought joy and happiness to older people who are isolating due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Before the school closed its doors following Government guidance, students decided to turn their attention to helping support older people in their community. They raised £1082 through a […]


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