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National Volunteer Week takes place this week (1st-7th June) and is all about celebrating those in our community who give their time to help good causes. Particularly during the COVID-19 Outbreak, volunteers are the backbone of so many great projects and services being offered up. Whether that’s ongoing charity work for organisations such as The […]

Age UK Northamptonshire is supporting the NHS in carrying out COVID-19 tests in care homes across Northamptonshire. In order to meet the demands of the Government’s Coronavirus testing targets, the NHS is working with support from Northamptonshire County Council, Public Health, Woodland Hospital, Northamptonshire Carers and Age UK Northamptonshire to get the crucial swab tests […]

Last June, over 45,000 people from Northampton took part in one of the 752 Big Lunch community events that happened across the region. One such event was organised by writer and community champion Laura Graham, who is now fronting a campaign encouraging people to stay connected during lockdown. Laura is the face, and the voice, […]

In a special one-off show, Reverend Richard Coles and Prof. Nick Petford, chancellor and vice-chancellor of the University of Northampton respectively, spoke about their musical histories as well as the future of education. “The real challenge for universities, and this is one of the reasons why I’m proud to be associated with the University of […]

12 Nights in Lockdown is Shakespeare’s 12th Night as you’ve never seen it before showcasing a socially distanced cast from The Duston Players and CLICK Arts.  12th Night’s story including false identity, unrequited love, obsession and ambition places Illyria comfortably in the 2020 world of online media, catfishing and a world where image is everything […]

PALLITE®, a Northamptonshire-based, environmentally-friendly packaging company, has created a lightweight, pop-up, honeycomb-board paper desk to help home-workers and schoolers struggling for space at home. By following Government-advised guidelines under the ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ campaign, many of the PALLITE® team quickly came to learn that they did not have suitable space to work from home […]

Last week, Age UK Northamptonshire launched their Hydration and Nutrition Campaign to help older people in the county keep healthy and hydrated during the hot weather. With the older population being asked to isolate during the COVID-19 outbreak, Age UK Northamptonshire are keen to ensure that crucial elements of health and wellbeing are maintained. Dehydration […]

At the moment with staff returning to work a lot of the issue is to do with staff confidence in getting back into the workplace. There are though some worrying things happening in supermarkets where staff are wearing disposable gloves, likely to cause cross contamination. The advice is to wash hands or if this is […]

The Northamptonshire Lord Lieutenancy Emergency Fund was established to raise money for our NHS, local foodbanks and essential services helping hospitals and patients at this time of national crisis. To date, the fund has awarded £12,500 over two rounds to help support such services that have seen a major increase in demand since the outbreak […]

NLive Listen again · Interview with Kathryn Kendon May 2020 NLive station manager Martin Steers continued his series of interviews with senior members of the University of Northampton yesterday, speaking to Kathryn Kendon Academic Registrar and Director, Student and Academic Services about admissions, funding, grades and supporting UON students during Covid-19.   Kathryn Kendon told […]

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