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A care home hit by a shortage of vital equipment needed in the fight against coronavirus has hailed the donation of masks, gloves and hand sanitizer by Northampton College – saying it will ‘help keep staff safe’. Balmoral Place, in Kingsthorpe, hit national headlines at the weekend when it was revealed staff were facing a […]

Professor Shân Wareing the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Northampton was interviewed by Station Manager Martin Steers on the 1st of April, both working from home. Shân discussed the Universities response to the shutdown and how they are working to support students, in particular changes to academic regulations, learning and teaching and assessments. […]

Youth charity The Lowdown are still working to provide emotional support to young people and their families and are working hard to keep services running as smoothly as possible. Enquiries, as always, can be sent to info@thelowdown.info to be managed remotely by admin staff, or you can call them weekdays 9-6 on 01604634385. Self-Referrals will […]

Volunteers at the Northampton Hope Centre are continuing to support the needs of those who are living in poverty and on the streets of Northampton during this crisis. From Sunday 30th March, all of Northampton’s homeless community had been offered hotel accommodation which was secured in partnership with Northampton Borough Council. They are now working […]

In a time of uncertainty, with businesses forced to close or adapt to the current lockdown and quarantining measures, the government has released a range of schemes that should help all businesses, large or small, to get back on their feet by the end of it. There are a number of schemes available, and these […]

Age UK Northamptonshire has adapted their services in light of the COVID-19 pandemic to support the most vulnerable across Northamptonshire but is still in need of support from the community to keep older people safe and well. An appeal for donations of essential supplies has been launched with the collection point located at the Venton Centre, York Road, Northampton, NN1 5QG.   The locally registered and […]

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 […]


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