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Beyond Housing to host virtual apprentice masterclass

Beyond Housing is to host a series of virtual masterclass sessions to give potential apprenticeship candidates an engaging insight into what it’s like to...

Lancashire University project receives funding boost

A programme to help more young people in Lancashire start university has been handed a funding boost after being renewed until July 2021.

NHS standard deep cleaning service helps thousands of students safely return to 29 North...

NTH Solutions, the provider of estates and facilities services to North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, has helped students return to 30 schools...

Leeds-based logistics firm raises £30k for homelessness charity

Leeds-based logistics services provider Torque has raised almost £30,000 for Yorkshire homelessness charity, Simon on the Streets as its charity partner of the year for 2019-2020.

University’s £60m Student Centre reaches milestone

The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) flagship Masterplan development reached a major milestone as construction of the £60million Student Centre and Civic Square reached...

Scholarships boosts push for women to take on top sports roles

Manchester Metropolitan University’s renowned Masters of Sport Directorship (MSD) course is continuing to champion women’s progression to the top jobs in sport with the launch of a £9,000 women’s scholarship programme...

North East Business Support Launch of Online Designer Charity Store

North East businesses have pulled together to support Daisy Chain in advance of the launch of its innovative new online store for pre-loved designer...

Company launches Schools Solution to Leavers Photos

Students leaving nursery, first, primary, junior and middle schools this July will now never get their leaving class photo…but one forward thinking events company...

SpeedQuizzing host raises vital funds for Alexander’s Live and Chester Zoo

A Chester-based SpeedQuizzing host has raised almost £600 for two of the local businesses most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

North West universities team up to help guide teens

Universities from across the north west have teamed up to help teenagers prepare for higher education in a range of online events.

GUARDIAN® Protecting Care Homes Thanks to Plexus Innovation

Plexus Innovation has forged links with Careline Lifestyles to take one of the job’s pressures off the nursing team at a time that is...

Training specialist unveils new post-lockdown learning method

A leading north west training provider has unveiled its plans for how people will complete skills training after the lockdown.

Property business in 250-mile fundraising initiative for Harrogate hospice

The staff of Pantera Property, a family-run national property valuations and disposals business based in North Yorkshire, have pulled out all the stops to raise money for Harrogate’s St Michael’s Hospice by running and cycling 250 miles...

Waddington Street Centre to receive makeover thanks to Milburngate

The developers of Milburngate and North East construction company Tolent have joined forces to help Durham mental health charity, the Waddington Street Centre, with...

Smashing news for Bradford as health and wellbeing project is backed by Sport England

A Bradford community initiative aimed at encouraging local women and girls of South Asian origin to become more active has been awarded almost £10,000...

Charity challenges public to step into Simon’s shoes

Yorkshire charity Simon on the Streets is challenging residents, businesses, and families to take on a 20,000 steps-a-day challenge to walk the distance of the homelessness charity’s outreach workers.

Newcastle facilities manager one of first men to donate blood, stem cells and living...

A Newcastle facilities manager who has been dubbed ‘one of UK’s most generous people’, is believed to be the first person in the North...

SpeedQuizzing host raises crucial funds for NHS Charities Together

SpeedQuizzing host raises almost £600 for NHS Charities Together through a hugely popular quiz event.

Investing in communities and genuinely affordable homes can be the route to levelling up...

The Government can only truly “level up” the country after the Covid-19 crisis by rejecting austerity, investing in communities and building many more genuinely...

Nurseries first in UK to take infection control course

Two local children's nurseries are the first to take an infection control course aimed at early years settings which have re-opened following the lifting of Government Covid-19 restrictions.

The mathematics of lockdown learning as GCSEPod partners with BBC Bitesize

Newcastle-based EdTech provider GCSEPod has joined forces with BBC Bitesize to curate online maths lessons as the schools' lockdown continues for most age groups.

Global Business Leaders, Self Made Millionaires, TV Personalities and Celebs Link Arms and Festoon...

The Big Festoon is a 12-hour charity event that has attracted over 20 global entrepreneurs and celebs supporting small business owners & entrepreneurs whose...

Darlington foodbank to benefit from new Cleveland Bridge workplace project

Cleveland Bridge UK has launched a new workplace initiative to support the King’s Church Foodbank in Darlington. After making an initial donation of a trolley-full...

Stockport based company, Three Sixty, donates funds to support charitable community projects

Stockport based construction and Property Management company donate profits to the community.

Leeds digital agency supports homeless charity with £40k website

Leeds-based digital transformation agency Parallax has completed a website development project for local homelessness charity, Simon on the Streets.

Lancashire-based firm launches tech to help ‘unconfident’ childcare providers reopen

Nelson-based nursery management software firm Connect Childcare has conducted a survey to assess the confidence among Early Years (EY) childcare providers about reopening their...

BGF’s North West team to donate £12,500 to Variety, the Children’s Charity

BGF has announced that it will make donations totalling £100,000 to support local community-based charities across the UK & Ireland following the onset of...

Hair-cut campaign hits £20K fundraising target

Workers from car dealerships across the country have achieved their fundraising target of £20,000 by donating the cost of their haircuts to NHS charities. Vertu...

Get Licensed launches £25,000 appeal for families of North East security guards lost to...

Get Licensed is asking people in the North East to support an appeal to raise £25,000 to help the families of security guards that...

University open days move online

Lancashire school students are continuing to take part in university visit days, despite campuses being in lockdown.

Queen of clutter aims to tackle South Yorkshire’s hoarding habits

A UK not-for-profit organisation which helps individuals to overcoming the chaos caused by amassing excessive amounts of clutter is set to offer a helping...

Altrincham nursery embraces Outdoor Classroom Day

Back to the Garden Childcare, located on Sinderland Road in Broadheath, is embracing and celebrating Outdoor Classroom Day today (Thursday 21st May). The children will...

Healthy Investment makes donation to Porch Boxes food bank

Bury-based Porch Boxes has seen demand double during lockdown.

Barry thanks team supporting him find dream job

An NHS worker has thanked the north west-based training provider which is helping him study for his dream job.

Preston Entrepreneurial Mum and Domestic Abuse Survivor to Host Global Fundraiser for Women’s Aid

An entrepreneurial mum of 3 from Preston who’s a domestic abuse survivor is on a mission to have ‘done her bit’ during Covid-19, through...

Chancellor commends Tees Valley and North Yorkshire nursery for essential work during COVID crisis

Rosedene, a childcare provider which operates across Tees Valley and North Yorkshire, has been commended by Rishi Sunak, the chancellor of the exchequer, for...

Longstanding Leeds Charity Appoints New CEO

Leeds based charity Simon on the Streets, which supports homeless and vulnerable people across West Yorkshire, has appointed Natalie Moran as CEO.

Leeds Jewish Housing Association brings generations together to commemorate VE Day

The 75th anniversary of VE Day was made extra special for 250 older residents of Leeds Jewish Housing Association (LJHA) when they received bumper...

Newcastle students want a return to face to face lectures, according to new study...

University students in Newcastle want to see a return to face to face lectures rather than remote studies, according to new research from estate...

£100,000 investment allows North East company to deliver app to tackle nationwide teacher shortage

Angel investor Gary Dewhurst has injected £100,000 into a North East company to fund the development of an innovative mobile app that is set...

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