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Wednesday, July 6, 2022

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Ensuring Cycle 4 Cynthia rides on

The county’s favourite annual charity bike ride, Cycle4Cynthia, has raised almost £600k for Cynthia Spencer Hospice over its sixteen-year history, but that impressive total has not come solely from those on two wheels. Indeed, a large chunk has been down...

Favourite county firm turns forty

One of the county’s best-loved businesses is marking its fortieth anniversary and, in keeping with its co-operative status, is hoping that everyone will join in with its year-long celebrations, writes Anna Murby.  Daily Bread, Northampton’s wholefood retailer, has a series...

A lot of light entertainment in Northampton town centre

The annual Festival of Lights took place on Saturday night in Northampton Town Centre. It is organised by the Indian Hindu Welfare Association supported by Northampton Borough Council. With food and information stalls on the Market Square all day, the highlight...

County family features in new Stop MS campaign

A Northamptonshire family is featured in the MS Society's new £100million Stop MS campaign which airs for the first time on TV tonight. Jacqueline Krarup, 57, lives with the secondary progressive form of MS. Together with her son Ed, she...

The powerful stories behind the Cycle4Cynthia bike ride

How do you turn thousands of cycle wheel revolutions into hundreds of hours of vital hospice care? Simple! You challenge riders at Northamptonshire’s favourite charity pedal, Cycle4Cynthia, to Bike4Bedtime! So it was that the biggest fundraiser in the calendar of...

Piers Francis sends message of support from England world cup base

Having launched the annual campaign for Northamptonshire’s favourite bike ride in aid of the county’s Cynthia Spencer Hospice back in March, writes Anna Murby, nothing was going to stop Saints star Piers Francis from leaping into the saddle at...

Saints star toasts spirited riders

As professional athletes, rugby players aren’t usually allowed anywhere near alcohol, but Saints star James Grayson has been granted special dispensation in support of Northamptonshire’s favourite annual fundraising bike ride Cycle4Cynthia – the event at which he’ll be firing...

A casualty of lethal poverty

I went to a memorial service for someone I didn’t know. It was at All Saints in the centre of Northampton on a sunny Saturday afternoon. The restoration grandeur of Northampton’s centrepiece church is a sumptuous setting for anything. It...

The Nene is part of who we are

The writer Richard Mabey suggests that our sense of locality, our sense of being, perhaps belonging here, is as much to do with our feeling territorial, as it is to do with the landscape and what’s on it, writes...

Piers Francis promises to saddle up for Cynthia if he isn’t playing

Saints star Piers Francis has poured praise on those pedallers who ignored the rain and turned out in force last autumn for the county’s favourite annual bike ride, Cycle4Cynthia, as he helped launch the event for 2019, writes Anna...
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