Public Health England (PHE) and the NHS’s joint Stay Well This Winter campaign has launched with the national flu vaccination programme, now available nationwide to all eligible people.
Last year in Yorkshire and the Humber, 38% of children aged 2-4 years were vaccinated, with children also offered the vaccine in school years 1, 2 and 3. The vaccine was also administered to 48% of people in at-risk groups and 72% of people aged 65 or older. Uptake by pregnant women nationally was 45%.
Around 100 delegates have attended a major rural tourism event to help make connections and grow their businesses.
Held at the Rix Pavilion, at Driffield Showground, the event encouraged those attending to network with each other and with a wide range of organisations that share the same aim of increasing the number of visitors to the area and celebrate locally produced food and drink.
Residents are being made aware of the help available to support people of all ages with mental health issues.
World Mental Health Day, which took place earlier this month, aims to raise awareness of the silent disease which can affect anyone at any time in their lives, and this year, the focus is on mental health in the workplace.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has secured over £6.5 million of European Funding to support community development, business growth and enterprise along the Yorkshire Coast, with the majority of funds to be targeted at Bridlington and Scarborough.
A report, due to be considered by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Cabinet on Tuesday, 17 October, sets out how the Yorkshire Coast Community Led Local Development (CLLD) Programme will be delivered, in partnership with Scarborough Borough Council, and will give local organisations and businesses the opportunity to apply for project grants from the European Social Fund and the European Regional Development Fund.
There has never been a better time to quit smoking: new data published today shows quitting success rates at their highest for at least a decade, up to 19.8% for the first six months of this year, significantly higher than the average for the last 10 years (15.7%).
Success rates among the less well-off have for years remained stubbornly low, but in a major turnaround the sharp increase in success rates is being seen entirely among this group.
The sky over Sewerby Fields, in Bridlington, is set to be awash with colourful kites as part of a two-day festival, hosted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Bridlington Tourism Association (BTA) and the Northern Kite Group.
The event, subject to reasonable wind and weather conditions, will take place on Saturday, 6 and Sunday, 7 May and will see a number of internationally-renowned experts put on a display to entertain local residents and visitors to the resort.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has welcomed the Department for Communities and Local Government’s (DCLG) announcement of £3.77 million of Coast Communities Funding towards plans for the redevelopment of Hornsea South Promenade.
The plans were developed alongside the Hornsea Area Regeneration Partnership and the existing users of the site, including the commercial fishermen, Hornsea Inshore Rescue and the Hornsea Sea Angling Club, and received planning permission in February 2016.
The new 2017/18 East Yorkshire Enjoy Local Food Guide was unveiled at a recent meeting of the East Riding of Yorkshire Rural Partnership at Bishop Burton College.
This edition marks the 15th year of the guide’s publication and is the biggest yet, running to 40 pages. The guide is packed with information on local food producers, suppliers, retailers and hospitality businesses that are proud to incorporate local produce into their menus.
Beverley’s Wednesday Market will be adding some international flavours from this month.
Next Wednesday (15 March) sees the start of Street Food @ Beverley Wednesday Market, a new initiative bringing new stallholders to the town selling tasty street food from across the world as well as locally sourced products.
Thousands of potential holidaymakers are getting the opportunity to find out all about Hull and the East Riding from Visit Hull & East Yorkshire (VHEY) at a series of holiday and travel shows across the country.
VHEY recently had a stand at the north’s most inspirational event dedicated to showcasing the best in travel, the Manchester Destinations Holiday & Travel Show
With less than a month until the record breaking Paul Roggeman European Open Beach Championship (EOBC), the world’s largest three-day beach angling festival, entries are reeling in.
The event, renamed in memory of its founder, celebrates its 24th birthday this year and will run from Friday, 24 to Sunday, 26 February, with an estimated 1,000 anglers returning to the East Yorkshire Coast, with its HQ at Sand Le Mere Holiday Village, hoping to reel in a share of £35,000 in prize funds.
Funding has once again been awarded to the Holderness Coast Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, to continue its valuable work assisting the East Riding’s coastal communities and local fishing industry.
There is funding available for the fishing industry, fishing communities and groups and organisations involved in the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of the Holderness coast from the FLAG initiative.