Coronavirus

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Age UK Northamptonshire is delighted to be relaunching some of its face-to-face services following the government’s most recent advice. Services such as domestic care, gardening and the handyperson service had been suspended due to COVID-19. The government’s announcement on Sunday evening advised that people who can’t do their jobs from home should be encouraged and […]

NLive station manager Martin Steers continued his series of interviews with senior members of the University of Northampton yesterday, speaking to Wray Irwin Director of Enterprise and Employability about reaching and supporting communities, students and staff during the Coronavirus pandemic. Wray Irwin told NLive he’s getting used to working from home, “the first couple of […]

Are you losing the will to zoom? The Core at Corby Cube launches new campaign, Core Calls, to stay connected with audiences during the lockdown. The team at the Core are going analogue and they are encouraging people to briefly turn off their computers and instead pick up the phone for a chat with a […]

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 […]

N Live station manager Martin Steers continued his series of interviews with senior members of the University of Northampton yesterday, speaking to Dr Mark Cusiter acting Dean of the Faculty of Business & Law about changes to teaching for both students and faculty and the good opportunity for business students to learn about adapting to […]

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 […]

The building of a state-of-the-art Digital Academy at Northampton College is now underway, with the first spades going in the ground during a virtual sod-cutting ceremony carried out via a live video conference call. With current social distancing guidelines rendering it impossible for all partners in the project to be at Booth Lane for the […]

When the pandemic lockdown forced university students to cancel their open-air Shakespeare productions, they vowed the show must go online. Second years on the University of Northampton’s Acting course are now in the thick of rehearsals, conducted via video conferencing apps, as they prepare to turn what would have been two live performances into a […]


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