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Yorkshire cow attack to appear on first episode of new Helicopter ER series

A horrific cow attack in Masham, North Yorkshire that saw a woman left with serious injuries is set to appear on the new series of Helicopter ER, which starts on Tuesday 20th September. Janicke Tvedt, 55 was walking her Labrador Goose when she was attacked and trampled by cows. She was out walking with her partner David to take her mind off her impending cancer surgery which was scheduled for a few days later. It is thought the cows attacked as a form of protection for their young calves. Janicke said of her incident: As soon as we entered the Harrogate Informer…


Tickets go on sale for The Knitting & Stitching Show, Harrogate

Tickets have gone on sale for The Knitting & Stitching Show, the UK’s biggest textile event, which takes place at Harrogate Convention Centre from 17th-20th November 2022. Whether you’re a knitter, quilter, embroiderer or needle felter, The Knitting & Stitching Show promises inspiration and ideas for every style and stage of stitcher, from complete beginners to experts. Top tutors will be hosting more than 220 hands-on workshops and demonstrations, with a dedicated dressmaking programme and festive, seasonal makes like knitted Christmas gnomes, felted wreaths, fabric baubles and embroidery Robins. If craft supplies are on your Christmas shopping wish list, there Harrogate Informer…


Walking groups unite to help more people get active for health

The landscapes and picturesque market towns and villages are famous around the world, capturing the imaginations of generations who have visited them. And more people living and working in North Yorkshire are now enjoying their county’s coastal and countryside vistas as well as towns and villages while boosting their health and well-being through a concerted effort to unite walking groups under one banner and create new organisations. Ramblers Wellbeing Walks was launched nationally by the Ramblers, Britain’s largest walking community, at the start of 2022. North Yorkshire Sport (NYS) worked with Ramblers and Stronger Communities to bring together several existing Harrogate Informer…


Daughter of beloved Harrogate dad and grandad who died from brain tumour raising awareness

A North Yorkshire woman is raising awareness of brain tumours after her dad died from the disease. Verity Tobin, 33, from Harrogate, is working with the Brain Tumour Research charity during GBM Awareness Week which began on Monday 18 July. Verity’s dad, Andrew Tobin, 58, died from a glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain tumour in July 2021. Verity first realised something was wrong in March 2021 when Andrew, also dad to Dale, 32, and Chris, 40, started having problems with his right leg. Verity, who is preparing to mark the one year anniversary of her dad’s death, said: Dad’s leg would Harrogate Informer…


Wellspring appoints new head of fundraising

Wellspring Therapy and Training, the Harrogate-based counselling and training centre, has appointed a new head of fund-raising. Kennie Cheung, who has recently moved from Hong Kong to Harrogate, is an experienced charity fund-raiser, having worked for Oxfam and the Hong Kong Cancer Fund in her native country. Wellspring, which was founded in 2003, provides affordable short and long-term counselling for the Harrogate and district community. Emily Fullarton, the executive director of Wellspring, explained: We are absolutely delighted to have found a new fund-raiser of the calibre of Kennie. Her experience and expertise are just what we need – and I Harrogate Informer…


Newton House in Knaresborough raises funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Newton House B&B in Knaresborough has raised £1250 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance by pledging £1 per night’s stay for every booking made from 1st July to 3 December 2021. The charity has now been presented with a payment of  by owner Denise Carter. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) is an independent charity providing a lifesaving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across the whole of Yorkshire. The service is operational seven days a week, 365 days a year and the Charity currently attend an average of 4 incidents every single day. In 2020 the Yorkshire Air Ambulance responded Harrogate Informer…


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…