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Charities are facing massive losses as fundraising income dries up in lieu of the Covid-19 outbreak. Across the country, charities have been in conversation with the government about a package of support for the charity sector, and have warned that without an urgent injection of money many charities of all sizes would be forced to […]

Northamptonshire’s Chef of the Year is doing his bit to help those self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic by offering an exclusive doorstep delivery service. Danny Tompkins, who won the accolade at the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards, is ensuring anyone looking for a high-quality meal doesn’t have to miss out because of the […]

The University of Northampton is joining up with other local organisations in order change the way we recycle as part of a nationwide campaign. They are aiming to reduce the amount of disposable plastic and paper cups in the town through the use of specialised bins, which allow you to separate the paper, plastic, and […]

Arts Council England has granted Northampton £20,000 in order to build on the cultural offerings in the county, helped by the creation of a “Cultural Board”. This Cultural Board will help to enhance the vibrant scene in Northamptonshire, and help to embed it into the county’s DNA. With other changes and developments in Northampton, such […]

Northampton Mental Health, LGBTQ+ and youth charity, The Lowdown, is launchign an incentive scheme for under 25s to get themselves tested for STIs. STI numbers are climbing at an alarming rate and nearly half of all new cases are found in people under 25. Gonorrhea cases up by a massive 249%, and someone is diagnosed […]

Bard of Northampton, Paul Giffney, is looking at reinvigorating the arts scene in Northampton with the return of an old showcase event. “Raising the Awen” is an open-mic night at The Lab which offers a stage for anyone with a story to tell in a supportive and friendly environment. These stories can be shared through […]

Station Manager Martin Steers is taking part in the Hope Centre’s “Big Sleep-Out” this Friday the 31st of January. The Big Sleep-Out is The Hope Centre’s annual challenge to help raise money and awareness for their work with the homeless population of Northampton. It challenges you to sleep outside for 12 hours on 1 night […]

Iconic eyewear designer, Tom Davies, has created a pair of fully bespoke glasses for a gymnast from Northampton with Down’s Syndrome – allowing her to focus on going for gold at the Special Olympics. Ellie-Bea Thomas was presented with the new frames from local opticians, Tompkins, Knight & Sons. These bespoke glasses have been designed […]

Young Healthwatch Northamptonshire volunteers took part in activities to find out more about Northampton and Kettering General Hospitals, and to give young people a taste of future careers in the NHS in a special “takeover day”. Takeover day allows young people to gain an insight into the adult world, and organisations open their doors to […]

Northamptonshire ACRE, an independent charity working with rural communities across the county, has been awarded over £272,000 in National Lottery funding to support its work. The charity, based at the Hunsbury Hill Centre in Northampton, will use the cash to support the development of 30 Good Neighbour schemes in rural communities, to empower local people and ensure […]