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20th November 2023

Cransley Hospice Trust’s Festive Recycling Drive: Turning Christmas Trees into Charity Treasures in North Northamptonshire

The Cransley Hospice Trust team of volunteers will be collecting and recycling real Christmas trees in January 2024 to raise vital funds to support Palliative and End of Life Care in North Northamptonshire. This will be the third year that Cransley Hospice Trust (CHT) have run the community tree recycling initiative, which aims to raise around £20,000 to support patients and families who need the specialist services. This popular local campaign relies on a huge number of volunteers from the local community, from local businesses and community groups who give up their time to make the collection and recycling of..

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10th November 2023

Remembrance Sunday to be marked in Northampton with military parade and service

Remembrance Sunday will be marked in Northampton with a large military parade and church service in the town centre on 12th November. The parade, arranged by Northampton Town Council and the Royal British Legion, is set to start from Derngate at 9.30am, then follow a route onto St Giles’ Square, along Wood Hill and down Mercers Row, pausing for the Service of Remembrance at All Saints’ Church, between 10 and 10.45am. Following the service, a wreath-laying ceremony will take place at 10.45am in the Town and County War Memorial garden behind the church on Wood Hill, with the playing of..

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5th November 2023

‘To tell my story is a dream come true…’

When Johannes Radebe and John Whaite took to the dance floor for the first time during the 2021 season of Strictly Come Dancing, they didn’t just deliver a terrific tango – they smashed through another barrier as the show’s first male same-sex couple to compete. As he prepared to visit Northampton on his first-ever solo tour, Johannes told Sammy Jones that it wasn’t without pressure... Let’s be honest, there was an intrigue and curiosity around Johannes and John’s Strictly pairing – simply because no-one had seen a male partnership compete in the show before. When they delivered that first dance..

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22nd October 2023

Cobblers kick off Chester House Estate partnership with a spooky-style Halloween visit

Players and coaching staff from Northampton Town Football Club will be enjoying some spooky fun at Chester House Estate this month – kicking off the half term break with a Halloween visit. The footballers will start their visit to the Estate, which is on Thursday, 26th October, with an hour inside Trapp’d, the new Chester House Estate based escape room which has opened its doors just in time for the spookiest season of the year. The player appearances will include photo opportunities, signings and meet and greet with visitors, before everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the Halloween celebrations on..

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22nd September 2023

NLive Radio celebrates more local radio for Northampton

NLive Radio marks 3 months of its show, Undiscovered Northampton. The station adds more local programs, affirming its role as Northampton's go-to local station. Launched in May, Undiscovered Northampton airs weekdays from 10am to 1pm. Host Paul Brennecke has talked to over 200 local figures. This includes charities, art groups, and local businesses. Paul Brennecke said, “I love meeting new people in our town. The show is a chance for locals to share stories and for big acts visiting Northampton to feature.” The show engages the entire town, allowing residents to share their experiences. Paul added, “I'm passionate about connecting..

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12th September 2023

Local Champion: GG Express Farm Shop in Woodford Celebrates Northamptonshire Produce

A farm shop, stocking the best of British produce, including an excellent range of fine food and drink from Northamptonshire, has opened in Woodford, near Thrapston. GG Express Farm Shop is the brainchild of the Greedy Gordons Group, who previously brought to life the acclaimed Buttery Café at this same picturesque location just a year ago. This fresh venture has breathed life into the local community and provided eight new employment opportunities. The stalwarts behind the Greedy Gordons Group, directors Richard Gordon and Sonya Freeman, have left their indelible mark with award-winning pubs such as The Red Lion at Cranford,..

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11th September 2023

Event aims to preserve Second World War memories

Thornton College invites individuals to share their tales and artefacts linked to the Second World War during their Digital Collection Day at the school on Saturday, 16th September from 10 a.m. The event is part of a nationwide campaign organised by Their Finest Hour, a team based at the University of Oxford and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, which is collecting and preserving the everyday stories and objects of the Second World War. As these stories are fast fading from living memory, it is vital that they - and the wartime objects that often accompany them - are..

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10th September 2023

Join the ‘Pallets of Hope’ Campaign to help those facing hardship in Northamptonshire this Christmas

This festive season, a heartwarming initiative called Pallets of Hope is set to brighten the lives of those facing hardship in Northamptonshire, thanks to a collaboration between Franklins Solicitors, Northants Food Reach, Hope Centre, and His Church charity. The campaign's goal aims to raise funds for a minimum of 11 pallets of food, warm clothing, and gifts, all destined for individuals and families in Northamptonshire who are in need. These essential supplies will be distributed during the festive season, ensuring that as many people as possible can enjoy a special Christmas. The 11 pallets, packed with necessities such as food,..

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10th September 2023

Cooking up some recipe ideas for the residents of Brixworth

No Fuss Meals for Busy Parents CIC has received a grant from the Constance Travis Endowment Fund for Northamptonshire, with the aim of offering mealtime cooking inspiration to those using the Brixworth Community Larder. This newly-established CIC has secured its funding via the Northamptonshire Community Foundation. Its goal is to collaborate with the Northampton Hope Centre Community Larder Network to produce video cooking tutorials and recipe cards. These resources will concentrate on how best to use both fresh produce and pantry staples commonly found at the Brixworth larder. Do note, the Brixworth larder is open most Wednesday afternoons from 4.30..

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1st September 2023

Explore Northampton’s past through your smartphone: new virtual trail ‘Snapshots in Time’ now available on app.

The Explore Northampton app now features an exciting new virtual trail called "Snapshots in Time," developed in collaboration between Northampton Town Council and AR Media. This innovative trail offers a glimpse into the architectural history of Northampton, showcasing how 10 key historic sites have transformed over the years. The digital journey is enhanced with vintage photographs, intriguing facts, and additional information. Among the featured locations are long-gone civic landmarks like the Notre Dame Convent School, which was once situated on Abington Street. Though the school was demolished in 1979, remnants can still be discovered in the area. Councillor Jane Birch,..

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29th August 2023

Jump into action: Cransley Hospice Trust’s inflatable 5K invites you to bounce your way to making a difference

Cransley Hospice Trust is thrilled to infuse a spirited lift into charitable giving with their upcoming Inflatable 5K—guaranteed to be this year's most entertaining and adrenaline-pumping 5K experience. Located in Kettering and dedicated to end-of-life care, Cransley Hospice Trust warmly welcomes both teams and solo participants to put their bouncing skills to the test on the planet's largest inflatable course. The event will be held on Saturday, October 7th, at Huntingdon Racecourse. Come participate in a 5K like no other and mark 25 incredible years since the founding of Cransley Hospice. This event celebrates the countless patients and families they've..

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29th August 2023

Weetabix Northamptonshire Food and Drinks Awards unveil finalists in four dining categories for 2023

The prestigious Weetabix Northamptonshire Food and Drinks Awards gears up for its annual November ceremony, announcing finalists across four culinary categories including Gastro Pub, Community Café, Restaurant, and World Cuisine Restaurant of the Year. Judges appreciate the resilience and creativity showcased by the county's dining establishments. The Weetabix Northamptonshire Food and Drinks Awards have announced their 2023 finalists in four distinguished dining categories. The annual awards ceremony, set for November, will recognise outstanding establishments in Booker Gastro Pub of the Year, Community Café of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, and World Cuisine Restaurant of the Year. Each category is..

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25th August 2023

Northampton High School GDST Celebrates Stellar GCSE Results

Amidst laughter, excitement, and tears of joy, the Senior School foyer at Northampton High School GDST resonated with the celebratory mood of students rejoicing their GCSE achievements. This Year 11 group shined exceptionally, even as the public exams returned to their pre-pandemic grading criteria without any exam board mitigation. The school beams with pride, marking an increase in top-tier results – a striking 22% in grade levels above those of 2019. An impressive 42% of the results were at the highest tier, grades 9/8 (equivalent to A*). Furthermore, over half the students, 56%, secured 6 or more GCSEs graded between..

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17th August 2023

Northampton High School GDST’s Stellar Achievement Amidst Challenging Times

In a remarkable achievement, Northampton High School GDST students have broken a school record, attaining top grades even as media speculations hinted at a drop in scores due to examination boards returning to pre-pandemic standards. The results speak volumes about their dedication and hard work: 12% of results at A* grade. Over 44% within the A*-A grade range. Over 76% falling under the A*-B grade bracket. This year's A Level students have showcased commendable commitment, and the cohesive support they’ve lent to each other is evident in these results. The profound appreciation they harbor for their teachers' expertise and devotion..

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