Covid-19 Archive

Daily Newsletter - Saturday 25th April 2020

Here are the key stories for the day, with thanks to our WhatsApp group who keep these coming in all day. There are now 126 members of the group, with every street represented.


The podcast about Cllr Glenn Harwood M.B.E. provoked a lot of comment and unearthed the photograph below taken by Melvyn Wooding at the Yelden beer festival. Note the bow tie! This picture sums up Glenn and his personality perfectly.

Glenn Harwood at the Yelden Beer Festival

Good progress has been made on the Gigaclear installation work at Chelston Rise, with the drive crossing now complete. Work will start on the outer ring of houses on Monday. The route of the cables has been marked out. If anyone has questions or concerns about the route, please contact me.


None that we are aware of.


  • UK reported hospital deaths from Covid-19 went up by 684 to 19,506. The number of new infections has jumped to over 5,000 a day which is concerning after recent falls. Our infection and death rate are now above that of Italy at the same stage and are heading towards Spain.

This chart has aligned the epidemics from 4 countries with different approaches to the crisis.


The Northamptonshire figures yesterday again reported corrections to previous days and are now two days behind the National figures. However, the corrected data does show that new infections are falling off significantly.

Daily links (all verified):

Daily Podcast
Daily newsletter
Pause for thought

Parish History
Puzzle Library

Advice on breathing with Covid-19 Symptoms
Vulnerable Household registration
Northamptonshire County Council Support Line Call 0300 126 1000 and select Option 5 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm)
Longhurst Housing Association Support Line Call 0300 123 1745
Village support line Call 07850 570007 in the first instance and Iíll find you help
ASDA Volunteer Card
Live UK Covid-19 Tracker
(Public Health England)
Parish Council Walking Leaflet

And finally . . .

As the Parliament gets used to video meetings, the Speaker asked everyone to be careful of their backdrops. . .

Stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.