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Ecocide: it’s time to get serious about environmental justice

Before Oil was discovered in its underbelly by British Petroleum and Shell in 1956, the Niger Delta was a lush and fertile landscape consisting of mangroves and swamps which supported a complex aquatic ecosystem. The local peoples living within the...

I changed career to fight for the environment

In 2017, I gave up a career in project management in the events sector and made the decision to return to education in the hopes of starting an entirely new career related to the environment. I had always loved...

Blah Blah Blah. Will the Glasgow COP lead to actions not words?

This week is COP26 – or, more accurately, the 26th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC). The FCCC was signed in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil in 1992,...

Buster joins the force to help with officer’s wellbeing

Northamptonshire Police have accredited their first wellbeing and trauma dog who will be supporting officers and staff. They follow hot on the heels of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue service who brought in Olive to help staff de-stress earlier in the...

National football tournament brings ethnic minorities together for charity seven a side competition in Northampton

A national football tournament held in Northampton for ethnic minority communities saw teams have fun while improving their fitness and promoting “multi-cultural togetherness”. The seven-a-side tournament, featuring 16 teams from across the country, was held at the University of Northampton’s...

Discover the emerging theatrical talent on our doorstep at Gen-Fest

Following the success of the on-line festivals in November 2020 and March this year, Royal & Derngate’s artist support programme Generate presents its third Gen-Fest, this time with a mix of on-line and in-person sessions. Dedicated to supporting emerging...

The big night is back and Weetabix is even on the menu

To be honest, I didn't care that I couldn't do up my trousers. I'm 53. Normally that kind of problem makes me feel a little bit defeated by life, especially if they are beloved trousers. They would go in...

Royal & Derngate gets the Horne

The five-headed musical comedy band The Horne Section are heading to Northampton’s Royal & Derngate on Tuesday 9 November as part of their latest tour, entitled That’s How I Like My Tour.  Five outstanding musicians, one non-musical stand up. There...

New anti food waste app offered to businesses in Northampton Town Centre

Town centre businesses have been given the opportunity to reduce their food waste thanks to a new partnership with a world-leading food waste app and social impact company. Northampton Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID) has teamed up with ‘Too...

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...
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