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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 […]

The family-run McManus Pub Company, owners of 17 pubs in Northampton including Brampton Halt, Thomas ‘A’ Becket and The Red Lion, has pledged to raise £50,000 for charity in its 50th year of business.  To mark their 50th year, staff and customers will take part in a series of fundraising events in 2020 starting with […]

Northamptonshire Community Foundation is celebrating in the lead up to the festive season, awarding over £1million across 2019 on behalf of its generous donors to local good causes and community groups. Victoria Miles DL, CEO of the foundation, said: “We are so thrilled to reach the £1million milestone by the end of 2019. A huge […]

A new dance class for the over 65s is being launched in January, in a collaboration between Royal & Derngate and Dancemind. The Elders Dance Company is free of charge to join and is open to participants from all backgrounds and abilities who are able to move independently. The classes will use contemporary dance in […]

Rail Union RMT has declared it will encourage all staff members of the  London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway to go on strike every saturday through to January 2020. The strike will occur on Nov 23, Nov 30, Dec 7, Dec 14, Dec 21 and Dec 28. This will mean extremely limited services for […]

A seven-year-old girl devastated by the theft of her new bike is back in the saddle after her local neighbourhood policing officer stepped in to help. Sienna, of Northampton, was left heartbroken after her bike was stolen earlier this year, and later found abandoned significantly damaged and what appeared beyond repair. PC Matt Evans of […]

‘Report what you see’ plea from Northamptonshire police after a vehicle used in illegal hare coursing is seized. Rural crime officers at Northamptonshire police seized a red Suzuki Vitara in Irchester last month using powers under Section 59 of the Police Reform Act. The vehicle came to police attention after reports from locals that it […]

Fashion students at the University of Northampton have created a line of clothing that’s made entirely from fabric offcuts originally destined for landfill. Scottish tartan manufacturer Lochcarron of Scotland donated 150kg of selvedge (the self-finished edge of fabric) offcuts to final year students on the University’s Fashion, Textiles for Fashion and Footwear & Accessories courses. […]

National Trustees’ Week is celebrated between the 4th and 8th of November this year, and we at NLive are showcasing those great volunteers that keep some of the key charities making a difference in Northampton afloat. Trustees are people who are in charge of a charity, and have helped make the UK the sixth most […]

Stefan Gant, a University of Northampton art lecturer, has received the People’s Choice Award from the Lumen Prize for his recent piece, Phygital Palimpsest. The Lumen Prize is an international art competition that celebrates art created with digital technology in new and exciting ways. Stefan used satellite mapping data and photo scans in order to […]


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