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On Sunday 16th August, a group of local road cyclists completed an epic 125-mile cycle challenge raising over £1300 for Action for Happiness in the county. Group leader, Northampton GP Dr David Smart, also used the challenge to celebrate 30 years as a GP at Leicester Terrace Healthcare Centre. Action for Happiness is a social […]

The University of Northampton is increasing its support for businesses and organisations to help them survive and thrive beyond the pandemic. Organisations in Northamptonshire can now apply for a grant worth up to £5,000 to develop their business. This is on top of the existing support which the University currently provides in the form of […]

Engineering firms can futureproof the business, upskill the workforce and save money – all thanks to the University of Northampton. The newly launched Manufacturing Engineering Degree Apprenticeship, which is run by the University’s team of industry experts, sees the Government cover the costs of training an apprentice, via its Apprenticeship Levy. Benefits for the employer […]

Northamptonshire Community Foundation which is the lead grant making charity in the county has adopted the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) into its charitable activity. The foundation which has given out over £1.4 million in grants since April wants to help promote the UN SDGs locally to show how local action contributes to […]

A popular family-run farm shop has vowed to help small Northamptonshire businesses which were severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Smiths Farm Shop has announced its ‘Recovery from COVID’ initiative for local people involved in the food and drink industry. The idea is to give local producers the opportunity to stock their goods on the […]

Any gardener will tell you that spending time outside in the fresh air, working with the soil and getting closer to nature is wonderful for wellbeing. This is part of the thinking behind C2C Grows, a new venture by Northamptonshire charity C2C Social Action, who have begun work to transform an overgrown allotment in Northampton […]

Award-winning Northampton based theatre company, White Cobra, have spent the last 8 years entertaining theatre-goers in Northampton and around the country with a varied and exciting list of productions, but September sees them launch their first audio production. With theatres across the country still closed due to lockdowns and government regulations on performances, the group […]

PALLITE®, an ambitious, award-winning international designer and manufacturer of paper board products from Northamptonshire, UK, has been awarded The Planet Mark, demonstrating their commitment to sustainability and environmental protection. The Planet Mark is a sustainability certification which recognises outstanding achievements, encourages action, and builds an empowered community of like-minded individuals. First year certification is based […]

In the late 90’s Al Green lost touch with his friend from Wellingborough Mark (Pictured right, around 1997) Mark whose last name is possibly Thomas lived in Wellingborough and worked in the stock department of Howard Smith Papers who were on Brackmills estate at the time. Mark also used to DJ with his friend Peter […]

Some of the best known singer songwriters and music groups from across the county feature on One Voice, the new compilation album which has just been released. The One Voice collection brings together songs recorded during the coronavirus pandemic by 27 acts including Billy Lockett, Greg Coulson  and the Northampton Male Voice Choir. The project […]

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