Coronavirus

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Northamptonshire Community Foundation is busy ensuring local community groups can effectively respond to the Coronavirus crisis by getting funds to local charities helping the most vulnerable people in our local communities. To date it has awarded over £240,000 to 78 projects across the county. Projects have included those helping people most at risk of the […]

A student paramedic who hasn’t been able to see her children since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak and a supermarket worker who has delivered food parcels to the vulnerable have been rewarded for their hard work by winning free curry for a year from a town centre restaurant. Lauren Bray and Kaylee Dawes have […]

8-year-old Aidan Hoedemaker has spent his lockdown learning a new skill; riding his bike. He’s now putting his new trait to good use. Aiden, who turns 9 in May, wants to make sure everyone has a safe place to be during the quarantine. This is why he’s raising money for the Northampton Hope Centre, who […]

An online forum has been launched to make it easy for members of the county’s business community to support each other during the coronavirus pandemic. The Wellingborough & East Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce has developed the chatroom, accessible via its website, as part of its commitment to do all it can to allow members of […]

The 23rd of April marks the start on of the holy month Ramadan, which will then then be proceeded by Eid to mark its completion with what is usually a large gathering on the racecourse followed by evening prayer services at the mosque. However, this year Northampton’s Muslim community head into Ramadan with a collective sense of sadness […]

Delapre Abbey gets blue makeover for the night, as Northampton’s brave Emergency services pay tribute to carers.    Clap for the NHS is a new trend gripping the country as people stop what they are doing and clap in solidarity with the NHS at 8pm for a minute. The Police, fire service and NHS workers here in Northampton had a special […]

A kind-hearted criminologist from the University of Northampton has donated £450 worth of food vouchers to help support fellow students in need. First-year Criminology Student, Ben Eva, 32, who lives in Milton Keynes, quickly realised that many of his fellow first year students, who had not been able to get home at the start of […]

NLive Radio caught up with Gemma Lovegrove the President of the University of Northampton Students’ Union as part of our Covid19 series speaking to senior members of the University. She explained the support that has been made available to Students at the University, and praised the University with their response to the lock down and […]

Free activity boxes worth up to £30 each have been created to support adults with learning disabilities living in isolation in Northampton. Brookside, an award-winning provider of day services and opportunities to help adults live independent lives, has created the activity boxes to reach out to those currently unable to access services in Northampton due […]

Every Thursday, from 4:30pm to 5:30pm, senior Northamptonshire police officers, Chief Constable Nick Adderley and Superintendents Sarah Johnson and Elliot Foskett, hold a live Facebook question and answer chat regarding police work during the covid-19 pandemic. Members of the public are encouraged to ask questions related to these issues, in the hope to improve the […]


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