DRIFFIELD : How Leisure Centre Turned Life Around

Eight years after suffering a stroke and a heart attack which left him disabled and depressed, a resident claims his life has been ‘turned around’ after starting regular exercise sessions at East Riding Leisure Driffield. Chris Rowley says that the sessions have given him a new lease of life which have not only led to him losing four stones in weight, but have improved his physical condition and his mental…

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Think twice this May Day bank holiday

This May Day Bank Holiday, NHS East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging local people to think twice before they go to Accident and Emergency or dial 999. In most instances people don’t need A&E or 999, and accessing more suitable healthcare could result in them being seen quicker. Throughout the East Riding of Yorkshire there are a number of local Minor Injury Units (MIUs) available for…

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Joinery Student Grateful For Inaugural Rotary Club Award

A joinery student has been awarded £300 by Driffield Rotary Club to get his career off to the best start. Kurtis Thorpe, 21, of Fridaythorpe, was chosen as the first recipient of an award from the Gordon Leason Carpentry Trust because of his positive attitude, desire to learn and commitment to his craft. The trust was created in memory of Mr Leason, a skilled carpenter and joiner in Driffield, who…

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Health Trainers step it up for Driffield!

East Riding health trainers get set to showcase their new service to the people of Driffield. To celebrate the launch of a health trainer service at Alfred Bean Community Hospital, the team is going mobile. The health trainers aim to get closer to the community and will be on-hand in a purpose-built public health vehicle in the hospital carpark. This informal drop-in event will take place on 2 April, 2015…

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Yorkshire First select General Election candidate for East Yorkshire

Local businessman, Stewart Arnold, has been selected by new party Yorkshire First as a prospective parliamentary candidate. Stewart Arnold will stand for Yorkshire First in May’s General Election in the East Yorkshire seat which stretches from Bridlington to Stamford Bridge, taking in Pocklington, Driffield and Market Weighton. Founded in April last year, the party wants a stronger voice for Yorkshire with similar powers to Scotland. The party’s aim is for…

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Source Local Seafood – Net The Benefits

The final element of the ‘Enjoy Seafood from the East Yorkshire Coast’ project, funded by the Holderness Coast Fisheries Local Action Group, will take place on Monday, 23 March at the King’s Head in Nafferton, where informal demonstrations will show the benefits of using local seafood. The free networking event, which starts at 7pm, will attract a vast variety of people from hospitality and catering businesses to local seafood suppliers…

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Council’s Cabinet Approves Local Transport Plan

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Cabinet has today approved a new local transport plan (LTP) outlining the strategic approach the authority will take to investing in the area’s transport infrastructure over next 14 years as well as outlining a number of schemes and projects that will be delivered over the next three years. The Government requires all transport authorities outside London to produce an LTP setting out transport strategies and…

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Dignity Action Day : Show Your Support

Health and social care workers, as well as members of the public, are being encouraged to show their support for Dignity Action Day by promoting dignity in care in their places of work and communities. Dignity Action Day, which takes place on Sunday 1 February, gives everyone the chance to play their part in upholding people’s rights to dignity and respect whether they are receiving care in day centres, care…

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Council’s Global Entrepreneurship Week Event Receives ‘High Impact’ Status

A unique business networking event, which brought women in business from across the East Riding together during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), has received a High Impact Award from Youth Business International (YBI). Hosted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and members of the Bridlington and The Wolds Women in Business Group and Women in Enterprise and Business (WEB), the free event at The Bell Hotel in the heart of Driffield…

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Hotting Up For The Christmas Bake-Off

This Saturday (13th December) sees the Christmas Bake-Off 2014 at The Wolds Cookery School at Highfield Farm, Southburn, near Driffield. Part of the ‘Let’s Waste Less Food’ campaign, the competition encourages budding chefs to create recipes using Christmas leftovers to highlight the amount of food waste produced during the festive season. Finalists in the two categories (11-16 and 17 and over) will have the chance to cook their recipes on…

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Tributes To Long-serving Foster Carers

Some of the East Riding’s longest-serving foster carers were honoured at a special event attended by 94 guests. East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s fostering service held its first autumn ball for foster carers at Beverley Racecourse. The event included a celebration of two couples who have cared for more than 200 children in many years of fostering. Janet and Nick Dixon, who live near Driffield, have been fostering for more…

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New Artificial Pitch To Be Launched At Driffield Leisure Centre

A new artificial pitch at Driffield Leisure Centre in Bridlington Road will be officially launched this Saturday (15 November) by Councillor Richard Burton, portfolio holder for civic wellbeing and culture. The new £200,000 pitch, the largest in the area, will offer facilities for football, hockey and cricket, and represents the completion of a major project, including new foundations, lights, and a new surface. The cost has been met by East…

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Global Entrepreneurship Week Supporting Women In Business

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014 (17-23 November), East Riding of Yorkshire Council is hosting a unique business networking event to bring together women in business from across the East Riding. Members of Bridlington and The Wolds Women in Business Group are joining forces with Women in Enterprise and Business (WEB) to hold the free event at The Bell Hotel in the heart of Driffield. The event will start…

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Ofsted Celebrations For Driffield Ce Infant School

Staff, parents and pupils at Driffield CE Infant School are celebrating after Ofsted inspectors ruled that it is a ‘good’ school. Their latest report has found that the school is good in all key areas, building on the success of a previous inspection which also described it as good. Pupils are said to achieve well and make good progress in reading, writing and maths. The children get off to a…

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More plaudits for pacesetting Williamsons Solicitors

Chambers UK law guide has ranked Williamsons Solicitors as Hull and East Yorkshire’s top firm for criminal law. From offices in Hull, Bridlington and Driffield, Williamsons’ defence advocacy department employs a team of 19, including six solicitors and four police station representatives. Chambers UK for 2015 identifies the team for its broad criminal law coverage and mentions solicitors and higher court advocates who ‘act for publicly and privately funded clients…

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Council Supports Unprecedented Number Of Business Start-ups In September

September has been a record month for East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Business Services Team that has worked with clients across the area, using start-up development workshops and one-to-one support from enterprise coaches, to reach a massive 25 new start-up business created. The high number is unusual and is the result of weeks/months of hard work on the part of the business starters and the enterprise coaches who have coincidentally…

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Book Your Place On A Free Broadband East Riding Workshop

The Broadband East Riding Business Support Programme is encouraging local business growth by helping businesses to learn about, and exploit, the opportunities that digital technologies and high-speed broadband can offer. Each programme provides a range of workshops, which have been designed to help businesses get the most out of being connected.Support also includes the expertise of a dedicated business adviser providing one-to-one guidance and advice. Businesses that are registered with the…

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Bishop Of Hull Performs Consecration Ceremony At Anlaby Cemetery

Religious leaders and civic dignitaries have attended the consecration of two new burial compartments at Anlaby Cemetery in a ceremony that’s a rarity for the East Riding. The ceremony was conducted by the Bishop of Hull, the Right Reverend Richard Frith, with what was one of his last official engagements in the East Riding before he is appointed as the 105th Bishop of Hereford later next month. The consecration takes…

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DRIFFIELD : How Leisure Centre Turned Life Around

Eight years after suffering a stroke and a heart attack which left him disabled and depressed, a resident claims his life has been ‘turned around’ after starting regular exercise sessions at East Riding Leisure Driffield. Chris Rowley says that the sessions have given him a new lease of life which have not only led to him losing four stones in weight, but have improved his physical condition and his mental…

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Think twice this May Day bank holiday

This May Day Bank Holiday, NHS East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging local people to think twice before they go to Accident and Emergency or dial 999. In most instances people don’t need A&E or 999, and accessing more suitable healthcare could result in them being seen quicker. Throughout the East Riding of Yorkshire there are a number of local Minor Injury Units (MIUs) available for…

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Joinery Student Grateful For Inaugural Rotary Club Award

A joinery student has been awarded £300 by Driffield Rotary Club to get his career off to the best start. Kurtis Thorpe, 21, of Fridaythorpe, was chosen as the first recipient of an award from the Gordon Leason Carpentry Trust because of his positive attitude, desire to learn and commitment to his craft. The trust was created in memory of Mr Leason, a skilled carpenter and joiner in Driffield, who…

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