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Northamptonshire Crimestoppers focus on supporting local businesses

Northamptonshire Crimestoppers focus on supporting local businesses
Northamptonshire Crimestoppers held a special networking event on Wednesday 18 September to mark 25 years of success for the charity in the UK, while also drawing attention to the challenging criminal activity faced by businesses across the county. (L-r) Adam Simmonds, Sylvia Hughes and Adrian...
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The Latimer Arts College celebrates top GCSE results

The Latimer Arts College celebrates top GCSE results
The Latimer Arts College in Kettering, Northamptonshire, is celebrating another year of groundbreaking GCSE results for its students, including: 92% of students gain five A* to C grade GCSEs 63% of students achieve five A* to C grade GCSEs including English and Maths (national average 58%)...
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Latimer Arts College celebrates ‘best ever’ A-level success

Latimer Arts College celebrates ‘best ever’ A-level success
The Latimer Arts College in Kettering, Northamptonshire, is celebrating sixth form success today (Thursday 15 August) after 96% of its students achieved three A levels, or equivalent Level 3 qualifications, and 100% gained at least two. The results mark the best academic results ever achieved at...
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High Sheriff backs Northampton Hope Centre’s help for homeless

High Sheriff backs Northampton Hope Centre’s help for homeless
The High Sheriff of Northamptonshire, James Shepherd-Cross, held a successful awareness and fundraising event for one of his chosen local charities, The Northampton Hope Centre, at his home – Bengal Manor – in Towcester on Tuesday 23 July. The High Sheriff of Northamptonshire with...
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Latimer Arts College takes pride in student awards

Latimer Arts College takes pride in student awards
The Latimer Arts College held its first ‘Pride of Latimer Awards’ on Tuesday 2 July at The Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering, welcoming over 500 parents and supporters to a spectacular evening celebrating the very best in student achievement. Students from The Latimer Arts College celebrate...
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Northants primary pupils go global at One World Day

Northants primary pupils go global at One World Day
Over 400 pupils from 24 primary schools across Northamptonshire recently gathered at Wicksteed Park in Kettering for One World Day (21 June), an annual event designed to broaden knowledge of different cultures through fun learning experiences. Over 400 primary pupils enjoyed One World Day at...
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Compulsive internet use threat to all

Compulsive internet use threat to all
A new survey highlighting the isolation felt by unemployed people strengthens claims internet-addiction is causing suffering across the UK, according to Professor Nada Kakabadse, an academic expert in technology and social behaviour. Professor Nada Kakabadse ‘Internet-addiction is causing...
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Hope Centre urges action on Universal Credit

Northampton Hope Centre, the charity supporting homeless and vulnerable people, is calling for urgent multi-agency talks to review imminent changes to the benefits system. Many Hope Centre clients suffer from emotional trauma or are battling addictions The new Universal Credit will replace a...
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A new campus fit for the next 100 years

A new campus fit for the next 100 years
This summer Birmingham City University says farewell to its Gosta Green Campus as the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BIAD) moves to its new £62m home at the Parkside Building in the City’s Eastside. Thousands of people have visited Gosta Green and other locations across Birmingham...
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Steady drip of artistic success

Steady drip of artistic success
On entering Birmingham City University’s end-of-year Art and Design show at the Birmingham Museum and Arts Gallery [11-16 June], you’d be forgiven for thinking there’s a problem with the plumbing. Visitors’ reactions range somewhere between bemused and worried for their hairstyles, while...
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