Coronavirus

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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 […]

This week NLive Radio’s Manager Martin Steers spoke to John Sinclair the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology (FAST) at the University of Northampton about how the students of the Faculty have responded to the shutdown and Coronavirus. John expressed how impressed he’s been with how well the students have responded in […]

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. […]

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 […]

A young boy from Northampton has shaved his hair to raise money for the NHS. Lias, 9, was inspired by his dad who was forced to shave without a barber to go to. “After his dad shaved his head Lias said he wanted to do it as well for charity,” said Mum, Jessica Barnes. “He […]

A University academic is juggling daily lecturing duties and his own research with volunteering to support local hospital colleagues tackling the pandemic. David Young is a Lecturer in Molecular Bioscience, but for the past two weeks has been slightly busier than usual. Whilst continuing to give lectures and support his students online, he is also […]

The Northamptonshire Lord Lieutenancy Emergency Fund was established to raise money for our NHS, local food banks and essential services helping hospitals and patients at this time of national crisis. To date, the fund is standing at just over £40,000 to help support such services that have seen a major increase in demand since the […]

A 24/7 mental health support number is to be launched throughout the county following a tie up between Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and mental health charity Mind. It’s been designed to be the only number you need to call for mental health support. The phonelines will be manned by a trained member of staff […]


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