Been jogging as a pig or danced with your colleagues or enjoyed an impromptu concert - how have you been raising your spirits during lockdown?

From playing a socially distanced game of noughts and crosses with the postman to being a friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man there have been some strange things happening

By Alison Bagley
Wednesday, 8th April 2020, 2:50 pm

During the coronavirus lockdown people have been trying to fill their time with homemade entertainments and ingenious fun activities to keep mind, body and soul together.

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) staff held a dance session in Wellingborough to celebrate a colleague's birthday.

A jogging 'pig' has been spotted pounding the streets of Barton Seagrave and in nearby Burton Latimer not only has Spider-Man has been entertaining children and adults with his web-swinging antics but the town's postie has been having a nail-biting game of noughts and crosses.

Grampian Pipe Band members play standing apart

In Corby, Grampian Pipe Band held a brief, socially-distanced open air recital for the residents of Sandalwood Court who are not able to receive vistors.

Shelley Sloane, Sandalwood Court administrator, who organised the visit, videoed the moment as the band walked over the field to stand outside the care home's windows.

She said: "It was brilliant. They walked across the field towards the home and we all had goosebumps. They all loved it and there were a few tears - it was emotional - and it went down lovely. A lot of the residents have a Scottish background, it was brilliant."

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NHS staff doing the Cha-Cha Slide
Trotter - the mystery pig has been hogging the pavements in Barton Seagrave