In the news: 21-27 January

Date 27.01.2022

Our double gold medal-winning Paralympian, student Maisie Summers-Newton MBE, was interviewed by ITV Anglia about how our new athlete scholarship will help her improve further (starts 14m, scroll down to Anglia West). The story was also covered by ITV’s website and the Chronicle & Echo

Our Senior Lecturer in Multimedia Journalism, Kate Ironside, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton and BBC Radio Leicester, on Wednesday, about the future of the Prime Minister (clip unavailable).

Her speculation about the Sue Gray report into parties at Number 10 was also broadcast on BBC Radio Northampton, on Tuesday (clip unavailable).

Kate also spoke to BBC Three Counties Radio about the decision to give anti-vaxxers a platform on BBC’s Question Times (clip unavailable).

Business East Midlands Link and Northants Chamber report small businesses in the county can kick-start their business development plans with a new raft of support from the University of Northampton.

Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing & Advertising, Kardi Somerfield, spoke to BBC Look East about the reinvention of the high street (clip expired).

Our coronavirus expert, Dr Steve O’Brien, gave his reaction to the latest news on Covid-19, on Tuesday morning, on BBC Radio Northampton (clip unavailable).

Graduate Hulda Adao spoke to BBC Radio Northampton about how she’s used her baked goods business to support charities (clip unavailable).

Northants Live featured a Holocaust Memorial Day blog from our Professor in the History of Radicalism & Extremism, Dr Paul Jackson.

Sports Science student Tristan Barnett was on BBC Radio Northampton, talking about his experiences under lockdown, while Number 10 partied (clip unavailable).

London News Today and building and healthcare publications feature the story of a former builder who is now studying to become a mental health nurse with the University and St Andrew’s Healthcare.

Senior Lecturer Korrin Smith-Whitehouse has published the first journal of poems submitted by public sector workers as part of an on-going project, as reported by the Chronicle and Echo and Northants Chamber.

Visiting Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management, Margaret Bates, spoke to Times Radio about the epidemic of fly-tipping as the Government plan a tracking system to monitor it (clip unavailable).

Senior Lecturer in Law, Simon Sneddon, was interviewed by Policing Insight about the links between organised crime and environmental injustice, and the potential growth of the synthetic narcotics trade.