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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Wellbeing

How much help can a food bank really give?

Haydon Spenceley, Team Rector for Emmanuel Church in Northampton, asks how a townie priest can respond to Harvest time and finds himself reflecting on the food banks... Harvest always strikes me as a strange time of year. Undoubtedly crucial to...

Blow away your worries by giving them an airing

Broadcaster Helen Blaby talks about the ways she has confronted anxiety... As I write this, it’s just gone 3 in the morning and I just can’t shut my brain off. You probably have similar times, times when you just can’t silence...

Is the new pollution policy really a breath of fresh air?

Northampton Borough Council is discussing a new policy on dealing with air quality issues in the town centre, here Lib Dem Environment Spokesperson Martin Sawyer gives his reaction and concerns... The Borough Council has finally conceded to establish an Air...

Northampton Half Marathon – an emotional journey

Stephanie Steward describes what inspired her to complete her first half marathon in Northampton last weekend... The 21st February was when my half marathon journey began. I work as an Events Fundraiser for the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association and...

Cyclists visit every Queen Eleanor Cross site in annual ride

Keith Busfield describes an annual bike ride that takes in all 12 sites of all the Queen Eleanor crosses including Northampton... August Bank Holiday weekend was a scorcher. Cyclists taking part in the 9th Queen Eleanor Cycle Ride raising money for...

Are you missing out on new childcare help?

Hilary Scott looks at the offer of free childcare provision for pre-schoolers and asks how effective it will be... There was a point, many years ago, when I earned ten pounds a month less than I paid in childcare. It sounds...

Not all work is paid for, so maybe not all pay should be worked for

SB Jones  writes and dabbles in drawing and painting.  She  also dabbles in deep-space astronomy and astro-physics, botany and other natural history.  As well as comets and planets, she loves trees and bats, and all sorts of music.  Some Nene Quirer...

It’s not how far your feet go, it’s how far your mind goes…

Richard Hollingum takes us on and English country safari in Northamptonshire Readers of a certain age may recall - or not, if of that age - the primary school nature walk. Lining up in pairs and walking in crocodile formation...

Discovering the real value of cheap hippy stuff at the Umbrella Festival

Chris Harris reflects on his first encounter with Northampton's Umbrella Festival... The sound of silence was all there was to be heard on Northampton's Racecourse at 11:30am. To the untrained eye, there was just a smattering of fences, vehicles and tents...

Hot pink on a bowling green?

Helen Blaby reflects on the future of bowls... As I write this, I’m keeping an eye on the live scoring from the Bowls England National Championships which are taking place in Leamington Spa. As a keen bowler it’s somewhere I...
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This year’s award winning local goodies revealed by Weetabix Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards

One day we're going to look back on the pictures of this event in the apocalyptic heat of a...
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