Coronavirus

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 […]

Fashion students have been praised for their professionalism and creativity after overcoming the constraints of lockdown to successfully complete an industry challenge. Second years studying Fashion, Textiles and Footwear & Accessories at the University of Northampton were challenged to come up with a capsule collection for global apparel label manufacturer, ITL Group. ITL produces apparel […]

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 […]

Young refugees and asylum seekers in Northampton have been learning the lingo online during the pandemic thanks to students from the town’s university. In September, the University of Northampton’s Student Action for Refugees (STAR) group began to run weekly English conversation lessons with asylum seekers and refugees at Waterside campus. When the pandemic hit the […]


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