Graham Stuart Concerned by official Government

March 16, 2010

Action to tackle abuse and violence in Beverley and Holderness schools Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness, says he is deeply concerned by official Government figures which reveal more than 1,000 pupils every school day are being suspended or expelled from schools for physical assaults, verbal abuse and threatening behaviour on both pupils and teachers. Across the East Riding alone there were 10 expulsions for assaults and abuse and…

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College Named Among Best Public Sector Workplaces

March 16, 2010

East Riding College has made it into the prestigious Sunday Times list of the Best Places to Work in the Public Sector. Appearing in the newspaper yesterday, the College was ranked 35th overall and scored in the top 10 nationally on topics such as how stimulating staff feel their job is and how they view their personal growth. The entry into the top 75 was based on the College’s application…

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Freemen and Pasture Freemen of Beverley

March 15, 2010

East Riding of Yorkshire Council worked closely with Beverley Pasture Masters to update the rules relating to the admission of Freemen and Pasture Freemen in Beverley.  Prior to 2010, only sons of Freemen could be admitted a Freeman of Beverley.  They must have been born in Beverley and must have been at least 21.  In addition, their father had to have been a Freeman when the son was born. There…

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Learn More About Higher Education

March 15, 2010

East Riding College is running two Bitesize courses for people who are considering going into higher education in September. These six-week courses, which are accredited by the University of Hull, give learners a taste of working at level four (A-levels are level three) and help them develop their study skills and earn ten university credits, which is useful preparation for higher education study and CV building. Alison Gray, assistant director…

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Hall Construction Group Sponsor Beverley 10K

March 15, 2010

Beverley Athletic Club has announced that the annual Beverley 10k road race is now full.  All 1300 places have been snapped up – 13 of them by sponsor Martin Hall and his employees. Mr Hall is Chairman and Managing Director of Hall Construction Group and is also a keen runner and triathlete.  He has been allocated number 1 for the Beverley 10k and will be joined by 12 of his…

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Free Home Safety Checks

March 12, 2010

The private sector housing team works closely with the home improvement and advisory team, which provides a free home safety check service for older and disabled residents in the East Riding. Funded by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the government’s Supporting People Programme, the service is confidential and tailored to each individual’s requirements, and provided in the comfort and convenience of their own home. Home safety checks cover…

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Lets All Got to The Music Hall

March 12, 2010

A complete presentation for any venue – large or small. The show paints a colourful, musical picture of the days when music hall was seen as the great, traditional, British entertainment. It carries its own scenic setting, sound equipment and lighting if required.  Can be given on stage or off. Running time for the complete show is about one hour forty minutes. There are two distinct “halves” which allow for…

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Awards Celebrate Students’ Achievements

March 11, 2010

The hard work and excellent achievements of East Riding College students were celebrated at the College’s annual awards ceremony last night. The event saw 20 students each presented with a glass trophy and a gift voucher at the ceremony at the Gallows Lane campus in Beverley. Award winners ranged from younger students in full-time further education to adults who were studying as part of their job. Each had worked hard…

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The Proclaimers to Play at Beverley Festival

March 11, 2010

Beverley Festival once again comes up trumps as it starts to announce it headline acts that will appear in the town. This year’s event has a truly Scottish theme with the dynamic fiddle playing of Blazin’ Fiddles, and hit makers The Proclaimers, who will finish off the festival on the Sunday night in its traditional fiery style. To launch the festival on the Friday night will be the lead singer…

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Swimathon 2010 Looking for More Beverley Swimmers

With only six weeks left to enter Swimathon 2010, Beverley Leisure Complex is still encouraging  people in Beverley to enter their Swimathon sessions on Sunday, 25th April and join thousands of other swimmers who are already limbering up to take part in the world’s biggest fundraising swim for Marie Curie Cancer Care and The Swimathon Foundation. Beverley Leisure Complex is one of more than 500 pools across the UK taking…

March 11, 2010
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The Teenage Cancer Trust Fundraiser

March 11, 2010

A fundraising event for the Teenage Cancer Trust will take place at 7pm on Saturday 13 March at Beverley Leisure Centre. Organised by Molescroft mum Sylvia Hood, the event aims to raise funds in memory of her son David who sadly died of bone cancer at the age of 18 in June 2007. David loved sport and music and his mum has arranged a programme of fitness and acoustic music…

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Beverley Did Not Have a Dedicated Web Site

March 10, 2010

Less then 12 months ago Beverley Did Not Have a Dedicated Web Site Looking back it seems strange; however what HU17.net has achieved in a relatively short space of time is remarkable and only a fool will have you think otherwise. So many people have gained so much through simple idea and plenty of hard work. Minority groups in Beverley, notably the Beverley Town Handbell Ringers have been rediscovered. The…

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New Acclaimed Novelists to Attend East Riding Readers’ Day

March 10, 2010

East Riding Readers’ Day will this year take place on Saturday, 22 May (10am – 4pm) at Longcroft School and Performing Arts College, Beverley (upper school site). Now in its tenth year, the East Riding Readers’ Day has become one of the most popular events in the Yorkshire literary calendar. Based on a mix of readers’ group sessions with authors, panel discussions and great conversation about literary classics, it never…

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East Riding County Choir Come and Sing Day

March 9, 2010

Following the huge success of their last year’s Come and Sing Day the choir has planned another in Beverley Minster on Saturday 22nd May. The chosen work is Petite Messe Solenelle by Rossini. It will be conducted by Alan Spedding. Information and application forms can be obtained either by telephoning 01482 634427 or by visiting the choir’s website. Places must be booked in advance and cost £15 (students and young…

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Beverley Pipe Band Lead Parade to St Mary’s Church

March 8, 2010

Chairman of East Riding and the High Sherriff were joined by Councillors from across the East Riding for a civic service that was held at St Mary’s Church Beverley. The guests marched through the streets of Beverley setting off from the Beverley Guild Hall led by the Beverley Pipe Band. The service traditionally is used as welcome from the people of the town to the Mayor. During the service the…

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Acklams New Elite Coach Manufactured by Yorkshire Based Plaxton

March 5, 2010

Customers of Acklams Coaches in Beverley enjoyed a grand day out in Scarborough this week as the company took delivery of the latest addition to its fleet. Paul and Alan Acklam were joined by over 30 valued customers on a visit to the Plaxton factory in Scarborough where their new 51-seater Elite coach was built. The group toured the factory to see how Plaxton’s skilled workforce design and build luxury…

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