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If ever a song summed up the spirit shown by the Northampton College community during lockdown, it's ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow'.
With a further easing of lockdown restrictions meaning we can now see up to six family and friends in the comforts of our gardens, certain year groups heading back to primary school and more shops reopening, next week feels like it could be the most ‘normal' for a while.
If ever there was an easy target for the public to portray as the pantomime villain, it's professional footballers. These highly-paid and heavily-pampered stars may be at the pinnacle of their sport but that doesn't prevent them from receiving the full brunt of the public's anger when people are looking to play the blame game.
So, how are we all coping with Lockdown 2.0? The slight relaxation of official Government guidelines has given many of us a slight degree of added flexibility in our daily lives and, although we're still a long way away from normality, for some it means a gradual return to the workplace.
The first glimmer of light is appearing at the end of a very long tunnel. The roadmap for lifting the restrictions imposed on us during lockdown looks set to be revealed this Sunday by the Prime Minister, paving the way for a restoration of some semblance of normality, maybe not immediately, but soon.