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MP calls for a “Careers Advice Revolution” following announcement of new body to increase employer involvement in careers guidance in schools

December 18, 2014
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Graham Stuart has welcomed the Government’s decision to recognise the importance of careers advice and guidance for young people through the creation of a new careers and enterprise company for schools – and emphasised that the Humber area has the potential to become a beacon of good practice thanks to the hard work of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership. Last week Education Secretary Nicky Morgan announced the creation of a new employer-led Community Interest Company to encourage and support much greater engagement between employers on the one hand and schools and colleges on the other.  The company will use relationships with employers to break down barriers and increase the level of employer input into careers, inspiration and enterprise in all schools and colleges. Locally, Graham has been working on a cross-party basis with Humber MPs and the Humber LEP to promote the new Humber Careers “Gold Standard”, which has been drawn up with extensive employer engagement and provides a detailed framework for schools to offer excellent information, advice and guidance to pupils.  The Gold Standard was launched with a speech by Graham in October and dozens of local schools and colleges have signed up to date. Graham, the chairman of…

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Sunstreams onto East Yorkshire farm shop shelves for Christmas

December 18, 2014
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Sunstreams onto East Yorkshire farm shop shelves for Christmas

As the shortest day approaches, tomatoes of the variety “Sunstream’ have been harvested at Selby’s Stockbridge Technology Centre (STC) and will be on sale exclusively…

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FIFA15 Ultimate Team – How To Make Millions Of Coins

December 16, 2014
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FIFA15 Ultimate Team – How To Make Millions Of Coins

Gamers who play FIFA15 Ultimate Team will understand how tough it can be to build their Ultimate team, but there is an app that can…

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DVLA overturns licence decision after pressure from local MP

December 15, 2014
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A motorist who has been driving for 40 years was told by the DVLA that he didn’t have a full licence. Geoff Bullingham of Whimbrel…

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New Year, New You – Adult Learning Courses Available

December 15, 2014
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East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Adult Learning Centres are now taking enrolments for the dozens of courses starting in the New Year. Anyone who wants…

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Hull Kingston Rovers 2015 Seat Renewal Deadline Fast Approaching

December 11, 2014
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Hull Kingston Rovers supporters who have a membership in a seated area of the KC Lightstream Stadium are running out of time to renew their…

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Yorkshire Coast Company Benefits From Environmental Services

December 11, 2014
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Yorkshire Coast Company Benefits From Environmental Services

Construction students from East Riding College are helping a Yorkshire coast firm develop its “green” credentials with a range of environmental services. The learners carried…

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Development’s Neighbours Receive A Tasty Festive Thank You From Linden Homes

December 11, 2014
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Development’s Neighbours Receive A Tasty Festive Thank You From Linden Homes

Neighbours of a new homes development in York have received a festive treat from the house builder behind the scheme, as a thank you for…

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New Year, New Landmark In Trainees’ Careers At Williamsons

December 9, 2014
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New Year, New Landmark In Trainees’ Careers At Williamsons

Three Williamsons Solicitors trainees will have an extra reason to celebrate New Year’s Eve. For on January 1 they qualify as solicitors with the leading…

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Hotting Up For The Christmas Bake-Off

December 9, 2014
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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…

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GOOLE : Dog Walker Fined

December 9, 2014
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A dog walker from Goole has been ordered to pay almost £200 after failing to clean up after the animal when it fouled on a…

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Warehouse For The World Built By Local Businesses

December 9, 2014
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Fourteen local businesses have helped develop a major new warehouse facility in east Hull. Neill & Brown Global Logistics’ £2.5m, 40,000 sq ft warehouse at…

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First Civil Engineering Site Engineer Apprenticeship Attracts Major Construction Firms

December 7, 2014
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First Civil Engineering Site Engineer Apprenticeship Attracts Major Construction Firms

A groundbreaking non-graduate apprenticeship scheme to train the civil engineers of tomorrow is proving a hit with major construction businesses. Carillion, HOCHTIEF (UK) Construction and…

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East Riding Residents Take Up Offer Of Free Health Checks

December 5, 2014
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More than 10,000 East Riding residents have taken up the offer of the free NHS checks which are now available across the whole of the…

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East Riding Of Yorkshire Council Plans For More Affordable Housing

December 5, 2014
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East Riding of Yorkshire Council is progressing plans to provide 131 more affordable homes in areas of need across the county. The homes comprise 46…

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NHS Hull CCG Named Governing Body Of The Year In Regional NHS Leadership Awards

December 5, 2014
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NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group has won Governing Body of the Year in the regional finals of the prestigious NHS Leadership Academy Awards. The Awards…

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Fire Authority Honours Trauma World Champions

December 4, 2014
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Fire Authority Honours Trauma World Champions

It was all smiles at the end of an informative Fire Authority Member Day when the Chair, Councillor John Briggs, presented trophies won at the…

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Tributes To Long-serving Foster Carers

December 4, 2014
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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…

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New Flood Defence Funding For The Humber Celebrated By MP

December 2, 2014
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New Flood Defence Funding For The Humber Celebrated By MP

Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, Graham Stuart has welcomed the announcement today of £80 million Government funding to improve flood defences in the…

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Nominations Can Now Be Made For The 2015 East Riding Of Yorkshire Council’s Chairman’s Awards

December 2, 2014
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The annual awards, which are held at a ceremony at The Spa Bridlington in May, are presented to individuals, businesses and projects that have helped…

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Professional Voice Of East Riding Business Group Looks Ahead To 2015

December 2, 2014
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With Small Business Saturday (6 December) approaching, small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as micro-businesses are being invited to become members and engage with the Professional…

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MP To Raise Money For Withernsea Defibrillators

November 26, 2014
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Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, Graham Stuart will be in Withernsea this Saturday from 10.30am – noon for his regular street surgery outside…

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Disability Football – Got a disability and Want to Play football

November 17, 2014
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Across Hull and East Riding disability football is growing and there are now more opportunities than ever to start playing. With sessions taking place right…

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World Trade Centre Hull & Humber is to help women break through an international trade ‘glass ceiling’.

November 17, 2014
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It is staging an Inspiring International Women conference on Thursday (November 19) when speakers will include Laura Tenison, founder and managing director of mother and…

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New Artificial Pitch To Be Launched At Driffield Leisure Centre

November 13, 2014
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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…

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