Open water swimming comes to Northants

Northamptonshire residents will get the chance to try one of the UK’s fastest-growing sports as open water swimming comes to the county. Delivered by Northamptonshire County Council, open water swimming will take place at Sywell Country Park next year offering the chance to swim in a safe and controlled environment. The scheme is being organised…

Business urged to join landmark government scheme for care leavers

Originally published via About My Area. Northamptonshire County Council is encouraging local employers to pledge their support for the most vulnerable children in society as part of a landmark national work scheme launching this month. The Care Leaver Covenant is a new government initiative for employers and organisations to offer work experience and training opportunities for…

Government reform proposal agreed by majority of Northants councils

Originally published via About My Area. A proposal for local government reform in Northamptonshire has been agreed by seven out of eight councils in the county. Daventry District Council, East Northamptonshire Council, Kettering Borough Council, Northampton Borough Council, Northamptonshire County Council, South Northamptonshire Council and the Borough Council of Wellingborough all decided to submit the proposal while…

Northants Council launches scrutiny taskforce

Originally published via About My Area. Northamptonshire County Council is continuing its plans to radically improve governance and decision making in the authority as its new taskforce responsible for overseeing decisions meets for the first time (Wednesday 24th October 2018). The Overview & Scrutiny Committee is responsible for carrying out the authority’s statutory scrutiny functions and…

Women’s Tour boosts Northants economy by almost £2m

Originally published via About My Area. An independent report has found the county stage of OVO Energy Women’s Tour generated a massive £1.8m for the local economy.  Over 68,000 people attended the second stage of the international cycling race on June 14th starting in Rushden and finishing in Daventry. Brought to the county by Northamptonshire County…

Long-term future of outdoor learning centre secured

Originally published via About My Area. Children will continue to get a taste for adventure at Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre after an agreement for it to be sold to The Wilson Foundation has secured its future. Northamptonshire County Council has agreed the sale of Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre to The Wilson Foundation, who will continue to…

Irn Bru: Beating the sugar rush

How famous Irn Bru will change around the world                                                                 .                          …

Nuts for Nutella

Chaos spreads as Nutella-loving customers battle to get 70 percent off                                                                                         …

YOU’RE HIRED! 5 WINNING WORK HACKS FOR APPRENTICES

The new age of apprenticeships is here. From humble beginnings as a route into traditional industries, apprenticeships have geared up for the digital age. Since 2009, the number of media, digital marketing, and design apprenticeships have increased by a whopping 87%, meaning that an alternative entry route into creative industries is a reality. An apprenticeship…

TEN YEARS OF TWITTER – BUILDING BUSINESS 140 CHARACTERS AT A TIME

When co-founder Jack Dorsey posted the first tweet: “just setting up my twttr ”, who knew that ten years later it would generate 200 billion tweets per year – all within 140 characters. Named Twitter because the founders thought the definition, ‘a short burst of inconsequential information’, summed it up perfectly at the time. It was…