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Cheers from Henshaws charity Beer Festival

Following the first successful day-long event in 2019, the Henshaws Beer Festival returned to the town for a full weekend with an even bigger and better offering. With two daytime family friendly events and an adult only evening session there was something for everyone. Festival goers supped over 4,000 drinks across the two days. As the sun shined, Henshaws welcomed over 850 people to the Arts & Crafts Centre to enjoy the range of 21 handpicked beers, as well as a range of gins, wines and cider, all proudly produced here in Yorkshire. Local breweries Cold Bath Brewing, Daleside, Harrogate Harrogate Informer…


Penny Rudge Uglow is blind and has set a challenge of completing 100K to raise research funds for sight loss

In 1984, and at the age of 13, Penny Rudge Uglow was told that she was going blind, and that nothing could be done to stop it. She has now set a challenge of completing 100K of the Yorkshire Ultra Challenge to help raise research funds. Penny is undertaking the 100K challenge with James Winder, who will be her guide. Retinitis pigmentos is generally is diagnosed at around aged 13 and leads to the gradual deterioration of the cells on the retina of the eye Sight loss starts with the peripheral vision, with the central vision remaining the longest, due Harrogate Informer…


New learning centre to create opportunities for thousands of young people

The University of York is launching a new education centre for school age children in East Hull, in partnership with the University of Hull and the UK’s largest university-access charity, IntoUniversity. The learning centre, which opens for pupils aged 7-18 this autumn, aims to make the prospect of studying at university much more likely for thousands of young people in the city. Based in The Freedom Centre in East Hull, the learning centre will work closely with local schools to improve educational outcomes for young people in the area, which has the fifth largest percentage of postcodes in England where Harrogate Informer…


New Morrisons charity partnership with Together for Short Lives to help families supported by Martin House

Martin House Children’s Hospice is set to benefit from a new partnership which launches today between supermarket giant Morrisons and charity Together for Short Lives. Together for Short Lives is the only charity supporting the UK’s children’s hospices, including Martin House, and families facing the heartbreak that their child will die young. Together for Short Lives and Morrisons are set to raise vital funds for children’s hospices across the country, just like Martin House, as part of a flagship three-year-partnership which launched on 15 February 2022. Abigail Proctor, partnerships fundraising manager at Martin House, said: This partnership between Morrisons and Harrogate Informer…


Apprenticeship funding to create new opportunities in North Yorkshire

Funding is available to help North Yorkshire businesses invest in staff development through the delivery of apprenticeships within their workforce for new and existing staff. For details see here  As a large employer, North Yorkshire County Council and schools are required to pay an Apprenticeship Levy at the rate of 0.5% of their pay bill under the government’s apprenticeship scheme introduced some years ago.  The levy can be spent on apprenticeship training, but it is not possible for the council and schools to fully spend the amount of levy they pay, due to specific features of the scheme such as Harrogate Informer…