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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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The Lightbulb moment for mental health in schools

A former head teacher who now oversees inclusion for the East Midlands Academy Trust has said a mental health programme she introduced at her former school has “changed children’s lives”. One of the trust’s schools, Castle Academy on St George's Street in Northampton, was...

Divina De Campo brings the glitz to Corby Cube’s Sleeping Beauty

Wakey, Wakey!  The Christmas show of your dreams is just around the corner and it’s a show not to be missed, as Ru Paul’s Drag Race favourite Divina De Campo leads the cast of Corby’s first ever drag pantomime...

After the disasters Olive will lift their spirits

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service has welcomed a four-legged recruit to service to help with the mental wellbeing of its staff. Olive, the three-year-old cocker spaniel has become the country’s first Oscar Kilo 9 accredited, fire service wellbeing and trauma...

Boom summer for Nene Valley tourism includes camping in a church

In a year that’s been dubbed, ‘the year of the staycation’, Nene Valley tourism businesses have reported a record summer season, despite a slow start. Cementing the Nene Valley’s reputation as an ‘outdoor adventure playground’, both tourists and day trippers...

Hydrocracker invites you to get into a new film and audio project

Members of the local community have the opportunity to be involved in a new film and audio project Who Cares? created by Hydrocracker, Royal & Derngate’s resident ensemble company. Recruitment workshops will be taking place on Saturday 16 October. Who...

Double OMG: will 007 ever be the same again?

Spoiler alert: in the course of this brief reflection on the latest Bond movie No Time To Die, I shall be discussing some aspects of aging that bright-eyed young optimists might not yet have experienced themselves. If you would rather...

Chill with the Phil at Royal & Derngate

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Northampton’s Royal & Derngate in October, with two contrasting concerts. On Friday 15 October they perform a programme of popular orchestral greats including Elgar’s Enigma Variations, while on the afternoon of Saturday 16...

On The Ward podcast gives fascinating insight into life at St Andrew’s Hospital

A podcast created by a mental health nurse who interviews his service users and colleagues in a bid to break the stigma of mental health has reached 20,000 downloads. John-Barry Waldron, Senior Staff Nurse who has worked at Northampton’s St...

Royal & Derngate’s Christmas campaign to bring theatre to disadvantaged young people

After what has been a very difficult year for many people, Royal & Derngate is delighted to relaunch its Unforgettable Gift appeal in collaboration with the Northamptonshire Community Foundation and Lamport Hall’s Sir Gyles Isham Trust.  With the generosity of...

Crafters, makers and traders called to take part in the Frost Fair

Northampton's Festive Frost Fair is returning this year and West Northamptonshire Council is inviting traders to take on a stall for just £20. A stage of Christmas themed events will be taking place, including stage entertainment and a Christmas parade...
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Small mistakes cost Saints big against classy Ulster

If Saints had more wins behind them this would have felt closer than it did. Ulster got a good...
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