Safer Sleep Week is an annual campaign run by the Lullaby Trust to raise awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and the safer sleep advice that reduces the risk of it occurring. Sadly, around five babies a week in the UK die from SIDS.
This year, the focus of Safer Sleep Week is on co-sleeping. It is estimated that by the age of three months half of all babies born in England and Wales will have slept in an adult bed with one or both parents, whether intended or not.
More than nine out of ten Year 6 children in the East Riding have been awarded places for the school named by parents as their first choice in the 2019/20 secondary school admissions round.
Letters to parents, informing them of the outcome of their applications for secondary school places in September 2019, are being sent out today, Friday 1st March. This is known as ‘National Offer Day’ and is the date that all local authorities in England have to send the letters out to parents.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is asking residents to be more aware of the signs of cancer. Their appeal comes following the launch of their Cancer Awareness Project.
The council are hoping more people will spot the signs which will help increase survival rates. Figures show that if detected early people 81pc chance of survival. While if found later this figure drops dramatically to just 26pc.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Esh Construction are hosting a community morning. It will take place on Saturday, 9 February, from 10am-12noon. The morning is to celebrate the completion of the first phase of the new Gypsey Race Park, in Bridlington.
Work on the new linear park started in early 2018. It will see a green corridor along the stream providing pleasant walking and cycling routes. Also, it will feature play areas and improved habitats for wildlife.
A company has been fined £2,000 for illegally placing a number of signs on the roadside advertising a Christmas event in Beverley.
Cottage Industrys Ltd of Tokenspire Business Park, Woodmansey, represented by its director Paul Leonard, admitted placing 38 signs on the sides of major roads, junctions and roundabouts to promote a Mistletoe Fair at Beverley Racecourse, held last November.