Coronavirus

Northamptonshire Community Foundation is working in partnership with Dallington-based telecommunications company Guru Technology to reduce digital exclusion in children and families during lockdown through the new Tech4Kids initiative. The Foundation is the leading grant-making charity in the county, who last year delivered over £2 million in funding to support local communities across Northamptonshire. They have […]

Rapid result testing is available for students who volunteer between the 30th November and 9th December. Students are required to 2 tests with 3 days in between. It enables students to travel during the student window of 3rd December and 9th December. Students will be offered a Lateral Flow tests which are for people who […]

From Wednesday the 2nd of December when lockdown ends the county will enter into Tier 2 which will be reviewed two weeks later. But what does this mean for shopping, pubs and seeing friends and family. In tier 2: you must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in […]

Government-backed mass testing to begin at University to help protect people most at risk over the festive break The University of Northampton – in partnership with the Government – is launching a programme of testing for students without symptoms to reduce the risk of COVID-19 being passed on to loved ones over Christmas. From 30 November, testing will be […]

Royal & Derngate is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a £2.1 million grant as part of DCMS’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. The venue is one of 35 major cultural organisations receiving the first grants between £1 and £3 million through the Culture Recovery Fund […]

Royal & Derngate is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a £2.1 million grant as part of DCMS’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. The venue is one of 35 major cultural organisations receiving the first grants between £1 and £3 million through the Culture Recovery Fund […]

Latest government figures published this week (22 July) show that the coronavirus infection rate in the borough of Northampton remains above the national rate (455.6 per 100,000) and regional average at 535.2 per 100,000. The rate of infection is increasing and the amount of positive tests are also increasing within the borough. This increase in […]

The doctors, nurses and health care assistants working at the Northampton General Hospital’s (NGH) A&E department can now get a scrummy coffee as they work, thanks to a donation of a coffee machine by the University’s Men’s Rugby Union team. As the teams’ dreams of a commemorative kit for the annual Varsity rugby game dwindled, […]

Healthcare staff have received many, new clinical scrubs during the pandemic thanks to the work of University of Northampton’s (UON) leather centre who have been supporting a local charity. Scrubs Up for Northants NHS is a voluntary group that coordinates and supplies non-surgical scrubs for NHS staff in Northamptonshire. So far, the charity has helped make […]

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 […]


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