MP Welcomes Ofcom Decision On Dual Services From KCOM

September 8, 2010

Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness, today welcomed news KCOM will be allowed to sell landline and broadband services bundled together. The communications industry watchdog, Ofcom, said it hoped the decision would allow KCOM to offer ‘better value’ packages to customers. Graham said: “This is great news for many of my constituents who use Kingston Communications for their landline and Karoo for their broadband. “I have written to KCOM…


East Riding of Yorkshire Best Ever GCSE Results

The performance of East Riding schools at the end of key stage four has once again shown significant improvement. The hard work of schools and young people has been rewarded by record breaking levels of performance. With four schools still to report their results early indications suggest that GCSE results have risen again for the fifth successive year. Results reported by schools indicate that 59 per cent of pupils achieved…

August 25, 2010

Q & A With Musicians Fern and Harry

July 27, 2010

First show? I’ve been performing as a solo artist for over two years now, in various different venues all over the country including Beverley, Lincoln, Hull, Newcastle and many more. Since starting university studying creative music technology I have formed my own band where we play both my original material and unique takes on popular songs. The band consists of a drummer, bassist and myself on guitar and vocals. These…


Farmwatch Featured in We are Where You Are Humberside Police Summer Roadshows

July 26, 2010

The Humberside Police Roadshow took part in the Driffield Show last week as part of its “We are Where You Are” summer campaign. Police officers, PCSOs and police staff were out in force, meeting the public, giving out crime prevention advice and finding out what really matters to local residents and communities. Members of the Beverley Rural Neighbourhood Police Team were canvassing local residents about their concerns and were on…


Beverley Farmer Launches Amaizing New Venture Today

July 24, 2010

A Beverley farmer has embarked on a new business venture to provide gainful summer holiday employment for his daughters and other students in the region. John Clappison, from Risby, has given over 10 acres of his 600 acre farm and planted 60,000 maize seedlings that will grow into Beverley Maze and will provide part-time jobs for 10 people. John explains why he decided to invest in the tourist attraction that…


Beverley’s New Summer Attraction: The Amazing Maize Maze

July 16, 2010

Situated on the outskirts of Beverley, a ten-acre maze constructed entirely out of maize can be found, which is an attraction part of a large area of farmland own by John Clappison. Going by the name of the ‘Giant Clown Megamaze’, the pattern made by the pathways resembles the shape of a juggling clown. ‘The maze is yet another good attraction for Beverley,’ says Mr Clappison, ‘Children can come here…


Graham Stuart MP: ‘There’s an app for that’

July 16, 2010

Beverley and Holderness MP, Graham Stuart, has become one of the first Members of Parliament in the country to sign up for a new iPhone and iPad application. Launched last week the MyMP app is designed to allow constituents to read news stories about Graham, see when he is holding street surgeries and even contact him on any issues they may have. Graham said: “The iPhone and iPad are an…


Over 150 Attend the Learning Disability Event

July 15, 2010

The East Riding Learning Disability Partnership Board Event was held within National Learning Disability Awareness Week on 24th June at Beverley Leisure Centre and was a celebration of achievements of people who have a Learning Disability and to share the work of the Learning Disability Partnership Board. The Day event was officially opened with great enthusiasm by Councillor Harrap. It was open to all and visitors  who were encouraged to…


Young People Can Be Safer on Facebook With New App

July 13, 2010

Humberside Police are urging Facebook users across the East Riding to add a new application to make them safer online. The UK’s national law enforcement agency dedicated to child protection – the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre – and Facebook, the biggest social networking site, have joined forces to develop the initiative. For the first time, it will give all Facebook users in the UK – and especially…


Stanifords Estate Agents

June 24, 2010

Located within the heart of this historic East Yorkshire Market Town, the Beverley Office of provides a wide variety of properties to suit all requirements.  We assure a first class and truly professional service, whether buying or selling, you can expect to receive help from qualified, knowledgeable and experienced staff who will be on hand to assist in every step of the way. With two superbly situated branches, as…


Counting Votes at the Beverley Leisure Centre

May 7, 2010

Pictures from yesterday evening at the Beverley Leisure Centre, votes for the Beverley & Holderness constituency were counted as the Election finally came to an end. The ballot boxes started to arrive just after 10pm though a long process followed of sorting counting and recounting in order to declare a winner. Given all the technology in the world these days this process seemed very long and drawn out. With any…


Acklams New Elite Coach Manufactured by Yorkshire Based Plaxton

March 5, 2010

Customers of Acklams Coaches in Beverley enjoyed a grand day out in Scarborough this week as the company took delivery of the latest addition to its fleet. Paul and Alan Acklam were joined by over 30 valued customers on a visit to the Plaxton factory in Scarborough where their new 51-seater Elite coach was built. The group toured the factory to see how Plaxton’s skilled workforce design and build luxury…


Lincoln Cathedral Diana Certificate of Excellence

March 3, 2010

2 Volunteers from CSV East Riding’s Vinvolved Team attended the Diana Princess of Wales Award Ceremony in Lincoln Cathedral Chapter House last Friday. They were there to collect a much-deserved Certificate of Excellence on behalf of the project’s Youth Action Team. The Mayor of Lincoln, The Right Worshipful, Councillor David Gatrick, presented Kayleigh Cooper and Jamie Baker with the award and thanked them for their efforts in the community. The…


Students’ Designs Turn Waste into Fashion

February 26, 2010

Two students from East Riding College have taken part in a competition to turn discarded clothing into high fashion. Zoe Oakes and Faye Theabould, who are both first year students on the  National Certificate in Fashion and Clothing at the College’s Bridlington campus, designed and created dresses using pre-worn and charity shop garments as part of the contest organised by East Riding of Yorkshire Council. The competition aimed to highlight…


Film & Sound Archive Opening at Treasure House

February 17, 2010

From Friday, 12 February, a free digital film and sound archive with access to footage which brings the region’s past to life will open to all. People using the award-winning new archive will be able to see the region after the blitz, local industry, life in the towns and villages of the East Riding and even the wreckage of the Howden R38 Airship crash in 1921. Sound archives including interviews…


A Slice of Iron Age Technology Coming to Beverley

December 15, 2009

The Treasure House, Beverley, is this week taking delivery of a superb replica of one of the swords from the South Cave Weapons Cache, a unique collection of Iron Age swords and spears found by metal detectorists in 2002. The sword and scabbard have been produced by Roland Williamson of Cheltenham-based firm Bodgit & Bendit, which makes high quality reproductions of historical artefacts from a variety of time periods. Roland…