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Just over £24,000 has been awarded to seven groups across Northamptonshire from the first wave of the Tech4Kids initiative. Launched earlier this month, the appeal comes through a partnership between the leading grant-making charity in the county Northamptonshire Community Foundation and Dallington-based telecommunications company Guru Technology. Tech4Kids aims to reduce digital exclusion in children and […]

The radio station for Northampton is asking their audience, local creatives, organisations, and Northampton storytellers to write and submit stories for broadcast during National Storytelling Week taking place between Saturday 30th January to Saturday 6th February. They are looking to broadcast as many as possible, and people can submit written or audio stories to go […]

The University of Northampton’s Energy Centre tower is an important part of Northampton’s skyline, and now you have the chance to share a message of thanks for all to see on the power tower screen. During the first lockdown, the power tower turned blue each Thursday evening as part of the Clap for Carers campaign, […]

NLive Radio has been recognised for the vital contribution it has played during the coronavirus pandemic. NLive Radio which is run in partnership with the University of Northampton, has been awarded a Rose of Northamptonshire Award, after it was nominated in the Unsung Heroes of Northamptonshire initiative. The initiative, which was launched by the Lord-Lieutenant […]

People across the county who have faced or could face employment problems caused by the pandemic can start ‘starting over’ with free careers webinars from University of Northampton (UON) experts. The sessions start on Wednesday 27 January, will run over four weeks and are open to people of all ages and professional levels. Particularly welcome […]

Northamptonshire Community Foundation is working in partnership with Dallington-based telecommunications company Guru Technology to reduce digital exclusion in children and families during lockdown through the new Tech4Kids initiative. The Foundation is the leading grant-making charity in the county, who last year delivered over £2 million in funding to support local communities across Northamptonshire. They have […]

Six weeks after opening, Affinity Day Care C.I.C., Northampton’s newest day care service for older people, has over 50 places filled each week and is described as “everything” by its clients.  The service, based at St. Luke’s Community Centre in Duston, offers care, friendship and fun for older people, Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 15:30. Predominantly […]

A local council leader is calling for clarity on whether May elections will continue in Northampton – with new information appearing to conflict guarantees he had had only hours before. Councillor Ian McCord, the leader of the West Northamptonshire shadow council, told members of his executive committee last night (January 5) that the Thursday May […]

The nomination period for the 2021 Inspirational Woman Awards is now open.  Northampton Borough Council’s Women’s Forum is now calling upon local residents, businesses, schools and community groups to get their thinking caps on and start nominating women in their lives who inspire them. This year, residents can nominate for two categories the Inspirational Woman through employment or the […]

A town centre restaurant owner has been honoured with a major national award for his efforts to ‘give back’ to his local community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the upheaval and uncertainty faced by the hospitality sector as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, Naz Islam – owner of Saffron in Castilian Street, Northampton – has consistently […]