Sell My Wedding: Local Lady Launches New Business

August 18, 2011

While many brides have followed the old fashioned saying, something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue for centuries, a new website has been launched which aims to turn one bride’s something old into another’s something new. is the only online marketplace in the UK dedicated to the buying and selling of used or pre-loved wedding items; where you can sell everything to do with the big day from…


10 Things You Didn’t Know About The North Of England

August 16, 2011

You would be forgiven for thinking of northern England as either industrial estates with grey buildings and grey skies or farmers in flat caps and tweed jackets. Film and television would gladly have us believe that the north is nothing more than a stereotype; but by delving deeper one discovers there are hidden gems around every corner in this part of the country. Here are 10 interesting facts you didn’t…


Towel Radiators: Get The Best Design For Your Bathroom

August 14, 2011

Investing in towel radiators online is a great way in which to put that finishing touch to your luxury bathroom. Nothing beats getting out of the bath or shower and using a warm towel; towel radiators can boost the enjoyment of the bath time experience. Purchasing towel radiators online is now the best option; buy one or two towel radiators per bathroom for maximum effect, along with any other necessary…


The Only Avenda Salon in Beverley: Urban QTR

August 13, 2011

Beverley salon Urban QTR is the only Avenda salon in the town, using the colours and products that have redefined modern hairdressing. The range, designed by Estee Lauder and only stocked in high-end stores such as Harrods and Harvey Nichols, is lightweight and perfect for any hair and is, happily, parabens-free. To go along with these fantastic products, Urban QTR boasts some of the finest talents in the region. Matthew-Anthony…


A Brit’s Won The EuroMillions, Could Somebody In Beverley Be Next?

August 11, 2011

After 48 hours of radio silence, the luckiest Brit in history came forward to claim the £161 million EuroMillions lottery jackpot; that’s definitely one individual who has cause to celebrate in style this weekend. While online bingo games may not have the potential to net you quite the same staggering fortune, the jackpots on offer are not to be sniffed at. After all, who knows? It could be you! Beverley-based…


Share the Love At Beverley’s Newest Bar, Kubana

July 21, 2011

When you order your first meal or your first cocktail at Beverley’s newest bar and restaurant – Kubana, on Saturday Market – take a bit of time out to savour the moment and think about the most important thing in life. Not money, nor cars; not jewellery, nor a swanky house. Think about love. And think about the story of the husband and wife couple behind Kubana, Ali and Nicola…


All The Tools You Need To Succeed

July 12, 2011

If you’re searching for tools, there’s no better place to look than online. In this day and age, you can do all your shopping from the comfort of your own home and get the products you need quickly and at the right price. From power tools and saws to all you need for DIY, you can find the information you need to obtain the tools to complete any job, big…


Beverley Pub Crawl – The Real Ale Quest

July 3, 2011

With a huge choice of pubs and bars in which to drink in Beverley, deciding where to go to get what you want can be a tricky business. We at have put together a list of eight of our favourite real ale pubs, all offering something different. Do it in order, or do it at how you want. Let us know if you manage the lot in one go,…


HU17 Meets The Cast of The Only Way Is Essex

June 5, 2011

Anyone thinking that the cast members of ITV2’s the Only Way is Essex are nothing more than narcissistic, vacuous cash splashers couldn’t be more wrong.  In the press area of Pozition nightclub in Hull, I was lucky enough to meet up with four of the stars from the BAFTA winning TV show – Mark, Lauren, Arg and Lydia – who were in East Yorkshire for an event organised by Beverley…


Spring Busy Time for Minster Maintenance Men

April 27, 2011

As spring inspires new optimism and re-discovered vigour in the people of England, so it energises the men who keep Beverley Minster in shipshape condition. Steve Rial is the ecclesiastical plumber/ glazer at the Minster. Or, rather more prosaically, he’s the man who, along with his mate Paul Hawkins, keeps the water out, the heat in and the Minster safe. For 21 years Steve, 54 and employed by the Minster…


Interview: Jeremy Kyle

April 13, 2011

How much did you know about military life before you did the series? My dad did National Service but he worked for the Royal Family for 40 years for the Queen Mother, so I guess the whole military thing was always something I sort of knew about. I’ve always been massively supportive of the armed forces, so when the chance came to do the series I jumped at it. There…


Groves:Beverley Town Should Challenge For Honours

April 7, 2011

Returning Beverley Cricket Club all-rounder Peter Groves expects his side to put in a major challenge for honours this season. Groves was put through his paces in the first outdoor nets of the season this week by skipper Alan Acklam at the Norwood Recreation Ground, along with fellow paceman Alex Morell. Omens look good for the season as the first two balls he delivered at a single stump knocked it…


The Golden Touch: Shaun Atkinson

April 1, 2011

Recently I had the privilege of watching a craftsman at work. There are not all that many craftsmen about these days and the particular craft that I refer to is the manufacturing of jewellery. Shaun Atkinson is the Master of this ancient art, his father and grandfather were both Jewellers in Beverley and he has worked in the trade all his


Perfect 32 Dental Practice: Supreme Customer Service

April 1, 2011

The Mary Portas TV programme highlighted how bad customer service is in the UK and how we accept it as the norm.   So when it’s exceptional it makes you stand back in amazement and from experience, a visit to Perfect 32 Dental Practice is the latter – they demonstrate a level customer of service beyond expectation. When I visited with my young family, one the many things that impressed us…


Lara Croft Comes to Beverley

March 29, 2011 enjoyed a morning’s shooting at Beverley Minster and St Mary’s Graveyard with computer-game and movie icon Lara Croft. Lara, the star of EIDOS’ classis Tomb Raider series of console games and made famous to non-gamers through Angelina Jolie in the film series, is the alter-ego of Beverley model Heidi Taylor. Heidi is on the books at new Beverley model agency Beautiful Freaks, run by Kirsty Mills, and it was…


Guest & Philips: A Family Business

March 4, 2011

Times change, but standards do not. So say one of Beverley’s best-known and most iconic shops, and who are we to argue? Guest and Philips are as synonymous with Beverley as the Westwood and the Beverley Minster. While stores come and go, the local jewellers rightly enjoy a reputation for providing high-quality goods with high-quality service. The Saturday Market store’s owners Michael Guest and wife Anne this year bring up…


Neil Helyard and His Students

March 1, 2011

Artist Neil Helyard believes in pushing his students to the limits of their creativity. The Beverley painter has established himself as a popular and respected name on the British art scene for his diverse and mood-inspired portraits. It’s his very lack of a set style that he hopes to pass on to his students, whom he teaches in the sun-dappled front room of Hodgsons Pub on Flemingate. His manner and…


Selina Marshall: Making Music in Mexico

February 24, 2011

Former Minster and Beverley High School pupil Selina Marshall developed a talent for playing the violin whilst at school. A talent which has seen her achieve incredible success with her band Zenith & DJ Nadir in Mexico City where they have recently launched a new album. A passion for music inspired Selina and her band members to develop their own record label IDM Records (Impacto Diffusion Music). The label launched…