In the news: 28 January-3 February

The University is offering grants and support to businesses in the region, as reported by the Daventry Express.

Northants Live and Northamptonshire Chamber featured news of our new Elite Athlete Scholarship.

BBC Radio Northampton also covered the story, and interviewed scholar Maisie Summers-Newton MBE, our Paralympic swimmer (starts 2h 20m).

Policing Insight spoke to Senior Lecturer in Law, Simon Sneddon, about his firearms research, the links between organised crime and environmental injustice, and the potential growth of the synthetic narcotics trade.

The BBC News website referred to research from UON academic, Claire Leer, which explores the hugely positive impact drag on happiness and mental wellbeing.

Our Senior Lecturer in Multimedia Journalism, Kate Ironside, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton about the latest goings-on at Number 10, on Tuesday (starts 1h 11m).

Kate also spoke to BBC 3 Counties Radio after it emerged the Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss, chartered a private plane for a flight to Australia (starts 20m).

Our coronavirus expert, Dr Steve O’Brien, gave his reaction to the latest news on Covid-19, on Tuesday morning, on BBC Radio Northampton (clips at 1h 41m and 2h 42m).

Northamptonshire Chamber carried a story about our fashion shoot held at our on-campus tannery.

Corby Town Council thanked the University for food bank donations in a story in the Northamptonshire Telegraph.

The Chronicle & Echo reported on a scheme to reintroduce a rare butterfly to Northamptonshire mentioned our PhD student, Jamie Wildman.


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