FirstBuy Housing Scheme In The East Riding

July 12, 2011

House builders developing properties in the East Riding have signed up to the Government’s FirstBuy scheme, designed to help first-time buyers’ purchase newly built properties. The scheme works by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and the house builders loaning a total of 20 per cent of the property price, meaning purchasers only have to make up the other 80 per cent from savings and a mortgage to buy a…

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Cyclists Race Clock In Honour Of Tony Burns

May 26, 2011

Two Walkington lads are stepping up the their training as they prepare for a challenging two-day, cross-Britain charity bike ride. Ben Stephenson, 21, a self-employed joiner and his mate James Parkinson, 31, are cycling from Blackpool to Bridlington on June 17 and 18 to raise money for The British Heart Foundation and the Walkington Hayride. Recently Ben and some friends completed a famous cross-pennine ride called The Way Of The…

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Over 1000 Runners Compete in Hall Construction Beverley 10K

May 11, 2011

More than a thousand runners gathered in Beverley last Sunday to compete in the annual Hall Construction Beverley 10k road race.  All the local running clubs were represented and there were also several hundred unattached runners, some of them running to raise funds for charity. It was a warm and bright spring day and with bands providing entertainment at the leisure centre, Saturday Market and Angel Square there was a…

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Beverley AC Presentation Night @ Lazaat

February 20, 2011

Members of Beverley Athletic Club gathered at Lazaat Hotel in Cottingham recently to celebrate their achievements in 2010. Prizes were presented by Jonathan Leafe of Strawberry Printers who have a long association with Beverley AC as associate sponsor of the club’s races. Trophies were awarded to runners in recognition of success, improvement, dedication and commitment. Matt Chadwick, James Pearson, Andy Johnson and Neil Bant all rushed home from the English…

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Walkington 10K: Race Report

July 14, 2010

Over 500 runners took part in the annual Airkool Walkington 10k last Friday.  On a hot and humid summer’s evening they tackled a challenging hilly course on rural roads between Walkington and Little Weighton. The race attracted a strong field of athletes from running clubs in Yorkshire and a few from further afield but it was local lad Darran Bilton, now running for Leeds City AC, who won the race…

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