Leading equine experts from across Yorkshire are hooking up at a charity fundraising evening at the Conference Centre at Beverley Racecourse next week.
Coinciding with National Equestrian Safety Day, the inaugural Yorkshire Horse & Rider Safety Event will feature presentations from experts in different disciplines that impact on horse welfare and how a horse will perform in public.
With the 2018 Cheltenham Festival now in the books, attentions turn to the upcoming Grand National at Aintree. Run on Saturday 14th April this year, punters have known for some time they will have a new winner following 2017 champion One For Arthur’s early withdrawal due to injury.
Picking that winner is another matter, with players adopting all manner of strategies to beat the bookies. One tactic is doing the groundwork, reading the form and figures of each horse and coming to an educated decision.
East Riding Archives has received £30,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, ‘Trawling Through Time: The Story of Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Shipbuilders’, in Beverley, East Yorkshire.
Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project focuses on making digital images and cataloguing historic trawler plans from the archive of the former local Beverley shipbuilders.
Tuesday saw the launch of the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike season with the media day being held at Donington Park.
Beverley’s James ‘Westy’ Westmoreland will remain with the Gearlink Kawasaki team riding one of the teams Ninja ZX-6R, stepping down from the Superbike class, to compete in Dickies British Supersport Championship where he has had much success in the past.
Pasha the Turkish Barber will be able to fulfil his dream of opening a speciality Turkish cafe alongside his Barber’s shop in Lairgate, Beverley.
Following an intervention by ward councillor, Denis Healy, the Council’s Eastern Area Planning Committee, overruled planning officers who were recommending refusal of planning permission for Pasha’s new venture.
Beverley and Holderness MP, Graham Stuart, welcomed the announcement that East Riding CCG has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating from NHS England for its work to improve diabetes awareness and staff training, but stressed that this means little if local patients are not seeing improvements as a result.