Hundreds Set To Take Part In Freebird Events First Triathlon

Hundreds Set To Take Part In Freebird Events First Triathlon
April 21, 2017

One of the UK’s most popular pool-based triathlons makes its return to Driffield this May, and is set to welcome hundreds of competitors from across the country, and even the globe!

The Driffield triathlon, organised by Freebird Events, adult race starts with a 400m swim at Driffield Leisure Centre, followed by a 19km bike ride around the scenic local roads and a multi-lap 5km run around the grounds of the sports centre.

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Beverley and Bishop Burton College will again Feature In Pock 7s

Beverley and Bishop Burton College will again Feature In Pock 7s
April 5, 2017

Beverley and Bishop Burton College will again take part in Yorkshire’s oldest rugby seven-a-side tournament, the 59th John Smiths Pock 7s, at Pocklington RUFC, next Friday (14 April).

The event has been held in Pocklington every Good Friday since 1959, and it has grown from humble beginnings into one of Yorkshire’s biggest sporting and social days out, with the local rugby fraternity plus many ‘ex-pats’ making their way to Percy Road for an annual Easter reunion.

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Fashion Competition Gives Old Bedding New Lease Of Life

Fashion Competition Gives Old Bedding New Lease Of Life
March 27, 2017

Dresses made from old duvets, sheets and pillowcases were just some of the creations on display made by students in a recycled fashion competition.

Budding fashion designers from East Riding College and Driffield School took part in the annual Lets Waste Less Textiles fashion competition, which was organised by officers from East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s waste and recycling team.

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Urgent Care Plans Approved By East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Urgent Care Plans Approved By East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group
March 22, 2017

The future of urgent care services in the East Riding of Yorkshire have today been confirmed, with three urgent care centres open 365 days per year set to be introduced in Beverley, Bridlington and Goole, replacing the current minor injury units across the region.

The decision was also made to create an integrated community and intensive rehabilitation centre in Beverley, which will be supported by Time to Think beds, meaning current community hospital beds in Bridlington and Withernsea will close. A number of Time to Think beds will be located in Holderness and Bridlington.

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Farmers Invited To Join Rix Petroleum At Their First Agricultural Open Day

Farmers Invited To Join Rix Petroleum At Their First Agricultural Open Day
March 21, 2017

BREXIT, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and fuel price trends will be the topics up for discussion at the inaugural Rix Agricultural Open Day in April.

Keynote speakers Duncan Lambert, director of Rix Petroleum, Mark Todd, UK Wholesale Business Manager from global Energy Company Phillips 66, and farmer and NFU board member Guy Poskett, will address the region’s farmers at the event on Wednesday, April 12th at the Rix Pavilion in Driffield.

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Future Of Urgent Care Services In The East Riding To Be Decided

Future Of Urgent Care Services In The East Riding To Be Decided
March 20, 2017

A final decision on the future of urgent care services in the East Riding of Yorkshire are due to be made next week, following a twelve week public consultation which finished in January.

These decisions will be made by the NHS East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Governing Body, when they meet in public on Tuesday 21 March.

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Council’s Digital Champions Support Residents To Get Online

Council’s Digital Champions Support Residents To Get Online
March 16, 2017

East Riding of Yorkshire Council staff are helping residents to get online as part of a two week campaign that includes drop-in sessions at multi-service centres (MSCs) in Brough, Driffield, Haltemprice, Hessle, Pocklington and Withernsea.

Be Online encourages people to use more online self-service facilities and access websites such as Learn My Way to improve digital skills with free online courses. These include online basics and safety, finding work online and CV writing.

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Tickton Bridge Closed To Wide Vehicles For 12 Weeks

Roadworks Due To Start On B1248
March 10, 2017

Tickton Bridge, on the A1035 road to Beverley, is to be closed to extra wide vehicles only, for 12 weeks to allow for important repairs to be carried out.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council contractors will begin work on Monday 13 March on a scheme to replace the metal safety railings, known as parapets, on either edge of the bridge, over the River Hull and Barmston Drain.

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Textile Amnesty In Aid Yorkshire Air Ambulance To Be Held in Beverley

Textile Amnesty In Aid Yorkshire Air Ambulance To Be Held in Beverley
March 8, 2017

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is teaming up with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance to hold a series of textile amnesties across the East Riding.

Residents in Beverley are being encouraged to take any unwanted clothing, shoes and textiles – including sheets, blankets, towels and quilt covers – to amnesty at Tesco store in Beverley on Wednesday 5 April from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

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Yorkshire Wolds Wagyu Company Beefs Up For Snacking Market

Yorkshire Wolds Wagyu Company Beefs Up For Snacking Market
March 2, 2017

A pedigree beef business from Driffield is aiming to conquer the snack market with its new range of biltong made from one of the world’s most highly prized meats.

The launch of The Yorkshire Wagyu Company’s Biltong marks the firm’s first foray into the charcuterie marketplace and is in response to the growing market for heathy, high protein snacks.

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