Coronavirus

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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 […]

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 […]


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