Coronavirus

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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 […]

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 […]


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