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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 […]

Northamptonshire Police are pleading with people to turn their knives in this week. The Neighborhood Policing Team are holding two Knife Amnesties this Wednesday. Hoping to reduce the number of weapons carried around in the streets. The aim is for people to surrender their weapons, without facing a criminal conviction. The two knife drop offs […]

With the rugby season ending in March earlier this year, the new season is just around the corner. For the Northampton Saints, the end to last season couldn’t have come sooner; with Kris Boyd’s side picking up only one win in what was a disappointing end to the season, finishing 8th in the Gallagher’s Premiership. […]

Beyond Recovery CIC have worked with prisoners on their journey towards release since 2014 using their Three Principles model to improve mental health and bring behavioural change to many returning citizens. However the reality of the in-prison Covid lockdown with prisoners kept in their cells for up to 23 hours a day presented a huge […]

Students on the University of Northampton’s BA Illustration course have been getting into the festive spirit with a project inspired by the classic Christmas movies being shown at Northampton Filmhouse over the coming weeks. Working to a brief jointly put together by their tutor, Zoe Taylor, and the Filmhouse team, the students were each allocated […]

Online shopping has become a safer option for many of us this year, giving consumers the ability to send gifts directly to their loved ones without the need to meet physically.

Northampton Borough Council has been working in partnership with Free 2 Talk CIC and McDonald’s to open a new youth safe zone in the town centre tailored support to young people.   The youth safe zone will be operated from the McDonald’s restaurant on the Drapery and will see the Free 2 Talk youth workers […]