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UPDATE 30/03/20: Charities and community groups supporting vulnerable people across the county can now apply for funding grants of up to £3000. For more information and how to apply, click here, or listen below. Over the last 19 years, Northamptonshire Community Foundation has played a crucial role in supporting the local community and the outbreak […]

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 […]

BY JAMES AVERILL AND SARAH WARD – Local Democracy Reporters The Government has announced that the local elections scheduled for May have been postponed for one year due to the coronavirus outbreak. Residents had been scheduled to head to the polling booths on May 7 to vote for candidates for the new unitary councils in […]

Monday Sports Presenter and Northampton College student Will Oelrich is one of three finalists in the BBC Sounds Rising Talent 16-18 category of the Young Audio awards. After securing local radio work experience with BBC Northampton, Will has furthered his own presenting skills right here on NLive alongside co-host Conor Rutherford. The award nomination comes […]

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 […]

Games Design students from Northampton College have created a virtual reality tool to teach construction workers the importance of health and safety on building sites. The project was supported by Digital Northampton and AR Media, and saw students devising a way for aspiring workers to see the potential dangers in a host of different scenarios […]

University of Northampton Textiles and Fashion students, Emily Robbins, Olivia Hughes, Chloe Cooper, and Iona Beresford were amongst the finalists in the International Art & Design Competition 2020, and the only winners hailing from the UK. The competition run by Florentine art school, Accademia Riaci, seeks out to find the best emerging designers from around […]

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 […]


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