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It’s been a fortnight since the tightening of restrictions on free movement and the country went in to an official lockdown. However where most have adhered to the government guidelines, across the county, there has been some cases of defiance.  Northampton police Chief Constable Nick Adderley told the media that the force was “upping its enforcement activity” due […]

A charity worker from Northampton is preparing to climb mount Everest from her own home. Steph Steward will climb her stairs nearly 4000 times over the long weekend in order to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. The MND Association, where she works, is likely lose a substantial amount of money due to […]

Becky Bradshaw joined Station Manager Martin Steers to discuss what the University is doing to support the local community of Northampton. From providing free parking for NHS staff, accommodation for health workers and loaning lab equipment, the University is doing what it can for those in and around the town. There have also been over […]

An award-winning Northampton curry house is looking for your coronavirus hero – with a year’s free food waiting for the winner. Saffron, in Castilian Street, Northampton, is reopening on Sunday, April 12 following a temporary closure amid the COVID-19 outbreak and is celebrating by launching its new ‘Hunt for a Hero’ competition. The restaurant is […]

Age UK Northamptonshire welcomed a donation of over 100 letters from pupils at Abbeyfield school in Mereway, Northampton. They have now been delivered to older people across Northamptonshire and have bought joy and happiness to older people who are isolating due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Before the school closed its doors following Government guidance, students decided to turn their attention to helping support older people in their community. They raised £1082 through a […]

Demand for protective equipment has seen staff at Northampton College manufacture face shields for key workers on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19. With Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in short supply, Electrical Installation and Engineering assessor Tony Thompson has personally produced 50 face shields for Leicester Royal Infirmary, staff at a care home in […]

Covid-19 is having a massive impact on the volunteer and charity sector, with most organisations not being able to fund-raise or rely on regular donations due to being forced to close their doors during lockdown. While volunteer opportunities are slim, the NHS is still calling for volunteers. Anyone interested in volunteering with healthcare can find […]

More than 200 nursing students have answered the government’s call to step up and help the health service by offering extra people hours to fight the coronavirus pandemic. 212 third and second year students from all four nursing fields have opted in to take Clinical Extended Placements. This means third year students in the final […]

Residents of Boughton’s spirits were buoyed this weekend when a 14-foot dinosaur visited the Northamptonshire village this weekend. Taking inspiration from those dressing up as superheros on their government-allocated one piece of exercise per day, 47 year-old Darren Smith walked round the village as Reggie the Rex. The costume that he wears can roar and […]

New national league tables have revealed Northampton College is now in the top 10 best-performing colleges in the country. Data released as part of the latest 2018/19 National Achievement Rates Tables (NART) shows Northampton College is placed 7th out of almost 200 colleges for 16 to 18-year-old education and training, up from 11th in the previous year’s […]


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