Over £1000.00 for the Mayoral Charity SSAFA

February 5, 2010

St Mary’s Christmas Concert and the annual Civic Dinner have a raised over £1000.00 for the Mayoral Charity SSAFA. Back in December the Beverley Town Council arranged free afternoon of festive fun collecting donations totalling £225.11 Entertainment at St Marys Church was provided by The Regimental Band of 150 Regiment Royal Logistics Corps (Volunteers), St Mary’s Church Choir, Beverley Town Hand Bell Ringers and the children of St Mary’s Primary…

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Bonuses are a ‘kick in the teeth’ for Farmers

February 5, 2010

MP says rural payment staff bonuses are a ‘kick in the teeth’ for farmers Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness, today described news staff at the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) had received almost £2 million in bonuses as a woeful use of public money. Since being set up in 2005 the RPA, charged with organising the payment of European subsidies to farmers, has consistently been in the headlines for…

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Poetry in Emotion

February 5, 2010

Anyone struggling to profess their love this Valentines Day might find inspiration in a visit to the East Riding Archives and Local Studies Service. One of the many documents held in the archives is the notebook of Margaret Elizabeth Whiteing of Beverley, dating back to 1909. Inside is poetry which, among other subjects, refers to love, and also compassion for others.  Margaret Whiteing was born on August 7, 1887, and…

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MP Calls on PM to Explain Unfair Health Funding

February 4, 2010

Graham Stuart MP has accused the Prime Minister of avoiding answering questions on the unfair health funding in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The Beverley and Holderness MP was called on by the Speaker to ask a question during Wednesday’s Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons. Graham asked the PM: “Health funding is skewed to younger, urban Labour voting areas at the expense of older, rural constituencies such…

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The Vagina Monologues

February 2, 2010

A group of young women that includes the mother of organiser Annie Kirkman are currently rehearsing as they prepare to perform ‘The Vagina Monologues’ in three different locations in Beverley later this month. Based on author Eve Ensler’s “Vagina Interviews” conducted with women from all around the world, this hilariously witty and moving collection of tales gives voice to a chorus of lusty, outrageous, poignant, brave and thoroughly human stories….

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Records from Tailor’s Shop Preserved

February 2, 2010

Although by no means a defunct practice, having tailor-made clothes is less common than it used to be. Thankfully, the memory of an East Riding tailor’s shop, Brown’s of Beverley, will now be preserved. A collection of documents relating to this family business has been deposited with the East Riding Archives and Local Studies Service, based at the Treasure House in Beverley. Collections Officer Sam Bartle said: “This is an…

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Sally Metcalfe of Beverley Prosecuted for Benefit Fraud

February 1, 2010

A Beverley resident has been handed a conditional discharge after admitting benefit fraud. Sally Metcalfe, of Norwood Grove, Beverley, had failed to declare that she had been in receipt of a student loan and grant.  Mrs Metcalfe continued to receive benefits and fraudulently claimed £2,580.56 housing benefit between September 2008 and June 2009. The student loan was discovered via a data matching exercise and a subsequent investigation led by East…

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Fire Fighters Pull an Engine Round Beverley

January 30, 2010

Fire-Fighters from Beverley Fire Station have begun their mammoth task of pulling a 14 tonne fire engine around our historic town. Setting off a few minutes late the guys soon picked up speed leaving many behind them including those with collection buckets. This morning they were at Beverley Fire Station bright and early cleaning the engines and preparing for the challenge. Shamus Harrison who is the man behind the fund…

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Bebe Vox Performs in Beverley Schools

January 29, 2010

Bebe Vox was in Beverley performing live in two different Beverley Schools. The talented singer who is set to release a single on the 26th April got the kids rocking! Bebe spoke with HU17.net saying: “I am touring 100 schools across the UK doing assemblies to promote myself and my new single and doing as many gigs as I can.” “All I dreamed about is being a singer, my songs…

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The Royal Standard – Under New Management

January 28, 2010

Anyone who uses The Royal Standard, North Bar Within, could be confused into thinking that it’s management is controlled by someone playing musical chairs. It is not long since landlady Carol went the way of all landladies to be succeeded by Keith and Sue. Now we wave farewell to Keith and Sue and welcome, entrepreneur of this parish, Nick Bean. Nick is a well-known and popular customer of The Standard…

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Celebration Village Targets Beverley Business

January 28, 2010

Hull business woman Jane Nixon has her eyes set on Beverley, Jane during a time when most companies are cutting back is expanding her ‘Something Special’. This week Something Special relocated form the small Holderness Road store into large unit on Clarence Street reopening as a Celebration Village. The new shop is spilt over two floors, the downstairs is for wedding, prom and occasional wear. The upstairs you will find…

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Songs of Praise & The Antiques Road Show Come to Beverley

January 27, 2010

Beverley is set to be selected to host two top BBC programmes in May 2010 with The Antiques Road Show and Songs of Praise rumoured to be coming to the Beverley Minster. Nothing has been confirmed though it is highly likely that Beverley’s iconic landmark will indeed be used to stage two of the BBC’s major Sunday programmes. On the assumption confirmation is given, Songs of Praise and The Antiques…

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Fire-Fighters on the ‘Pull’ in Beverley

January 25, 2010

Shamus Harrison a retained Fire-Fighter at Beverley Fire Station is in good spirits ahead of their fund raiser that will see Shamus and his colleges pull a 14 tonne appliance through the streets of Beverley. This Saturday at 11.00 am they will set off from Beverley Fire Station, using two ropes the engine will be pulled by ten men at a time through the streets of Beverley collecting money for…

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Beverley Photographers Athens Riot Experience

January 25, 2010

Photography Student James Carpenter from Beverley was in Athens and took to the streets to capture the events as they unfolded, and this is what James had to say about his experience of the Athens Riots. On December 6th in 2008, an innocent 15 year old boy, Alexis Grigoropoulos, was shot dead by the police in the Exarchia district of central Athens. The riots that ensued engulfed the city in…

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Beverley Businesswoman Hopes to Raise £26,385

January 25, 2010

Beverley businesswoman and first time marathon runner and member of Beverley Athletic Club Claire Burcham hopes to raise £26,385 for charity. A Beverley businesswoman has embarked on a mammoth fund raising effort to collect £26,385 for the charity DebRA by running the London Marathon. Claire Burcham, from Beverley based Thrive Coaching, will be running the London Marathon for the first time in April 2010 and explains where the random target…

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Friends of Longcroft School Raise £250

January 23, 2010

Friends of Longcroft School held their annual coffee morning at Toll Gavel United Church Hall this morning. The fair weather made it a fantastic morning raising over £250, nudging them a little nearer to the target needed for a new mini bus. A second hand book stall, tombola and cake stall contributed to the overall total as well as serving tea/coffee and toasted teacakes. The committee members were ably helped…

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