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Karin Johnstone captures the colour and excitement of Northampton Carnival’s return

Northampton's celebration of carnival culture returned from its Covid break in reduced form - less dancers and a shorter route - but the real victory is that it has happened at all. The event has always relied on different parts...

Katie and Clare thank dance show for the loudest moment of silence

A Northampton College student has hailed the impact of an emotional Strictly Come Dancing routine which highlighted the day-to-day reality of living with deafness. There wasn't a dry eye in the Strictly studio after Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice delivered...

Pictures from the march where Northampton added its voice to the clamour for action on the climate

While government and business leaders tried to hammer out a credible response to the looming climate disaster facing the planet at Cop26 Northampton's activists took to the streets to call for change. The Umbrella Pavilion on the Racecourse was the...

You don’t have to send your sausage dog to the landfill site

A large, stripey, stuffed sausage dog and a bag of beautiful, unworn, designer jackets were some of the more unexpected items donated to Age UK Northamptonshire at their static donations collection in Nether Heyford.  Shops Coordinator Yvette Prior says...

What do we need to achieve a sustainable lifestyle in the future?

Dear COP26 Leaders, we need strong International laws, national and local natural environment rescue plans and more importantly, funding to help us to adapt and be more resilient with Nature Based Solutions. The Chancellor of the Exchequer has been criticised...

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...
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Northampton Pride 2022 in full swing with huge turnout in town centre

A sunny, fun-filled day for all showed Northampton at its best #NorthamptonPride22 Northampton did itself proud this weekend with...
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