The awards, run jointly by the Northampton Chronicle and Echo, Northants Telegraph and Daventry Express, took place last night at the Kettering Park Hotel and were hosted by Jon Moses, finalist from the ITV show Andrew Lloyd Webber's Superstar. The first award of the evening was the INSPIRE A GENERATION Award, sponsored by Wilson Browne Solicitors, for people who inspire others through their achievements and have made a significant impact on those around them.
New teams of 'nursing associates' will be trained and recreated across Northamptonshire to work in hospitals, GP practices and care homes. Training and recruitment for these new roles will begin in December.
A former primary school teacher has avoided a jail sentence after he admitted downloading images of child abuse on his computer. Gordon Phillips, who has been a teacher for 25 years, pretended to be female in online chatrooms where he talked about how he would like to abuse children and obtained indecent images of children.
Great Britain wheelchair tennis champion Dermot Bailey has been awarded 2,500 from The Mick and Sheila White Fund thanks to Northamptonshire Community Foundation. Dermot Bailey is the first beneficiary of The Mick and Sheila White Fund, a fund that has been set up by husband and wife Mick and Sheila and facilitated by Northamptonshire Community Foundation to support the county's rising sporting talent.
Regular shuttle buses are to run between KGH and the town centre during a five-day road closure, it has been confirmed. Access to KGH will remain as usual if travelling from the west via Warren Hill, but access to the hospital from the east will be affected.
We've all heard of the literary greats who have written about the First World War: poet Wilfred Owen's Dulce et Decorum, Michael Morpugo and his War Horse, Sebastian Faulks with Birdsong, and Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms. His campaigning letter published in the October 17, 1916, edition of the Market Harborough Advertiser, is as eloquent and emotive as the revered great names of First World War literature.
Northampton is one of the lowest ranked local authorities for education standards and health according to a new UK-wide survey. The Legatum Institute has analysed a number of factors in the 389 distructs of the country, such as unemployment rate, child poverty and average salary.
Health bosses in Northamptonshire are strongly urging people to help their local accident and emergency departments cope with very high levels of demand. NHS Nene and NHS Corby Clinical Commissioning Groups are making the request because of current A&E pressures at both Kettering General Hospital and Northampton General Hospital.
Four people have been charged in connection with two Co-op robberies that took place on Saturday in Stamford Road and Hallwood Road, Kettering. Lee Frederick Cole, formerly of Allen Road, Rushden, and Bret Stuart Trevor, of Judith Road, Kettering, both aged 25, were arrested on Saturday and charged with two counts of robbery.