Beverley has always been considered a market town. However, this is not to say that businesses have failed to keep up to date with modern technology.
As the younger generation now enters into the entrepreneurial world, a great many opportunities await. Countless small- to medium-sized business owners are beginning to look outside of traditional boundaries in order to appeal to a wider audience.
2017 was the year of cryptocurrency, when the internet money and blockchain technology became well-known across the world. The original e-currency, bitcoin, which was created by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009, finally got mass recognition and spiked in price on numerous occasions throughout the year.
By January 2018 it had hit record heights of nearly $20,000, and other cryptocurrencies that had cropped up in its shadow were performing well as well. But 2018 has seen a gradual slump in all coins, and now nobody is quite so sure about the virtual money. Was it all a damp squib or are cryptocurrencies still set for grand things?
An online application form has been launched to help speed up the process for people applying for, or renewing blue badge parking permits.
Now the new application process, which has been developed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council alongside the East Riding Disability Action Group, could see those who are automatically eligible receive their blue badge within days rather than weeks.
East Riding College and East Riding of Yorkshire Council have collaborated with local employers to develop a new civil engineering course.
Organisations have identified a gap in local provision of higher-level HNC qualifications in construction and civil engineering. Nationally, there is a shortage of workers in construction and civil engineering qualified at higher levels.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has been handed the keys to its new business centre at Bridgehead Business Park, in Hessle, with contractor – PDR Construction – beginning its final phase of works.
The £3.9 million development, known as ergo, is aimed at the growing renewable energy and environmental technology sectors and will provide a connected environment offering flexible office space, conference facilities, an on-site café and parking.
While many people were enjoying the Christmas break and bringing in the New Year the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Lifeline and Responder Service were handling thousands of calls from its most vulnerable customers.
Between Christmas Eve, on Sunday 24 December 2017 and Tuesday 2 January 2018, staff at the Lifeline Control Centre, in Driffield dealt with a total of 9,241 incoming and outgoing calls.
Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF) – the creative studio that explores human perception through bleeding edge tech – is set to unleash its latest virtual reality (VR) art installation, A Colossal Wave!, on Hull UK City of Culture 2017, from 1 to 10 December.
Commissioned by the British Council in collaboration with pioneering Canadian artists (Presstube, Dpt. and Headspace), the MLF-spearheaded installation is an artistic extravaganza that combines the latest innovations in interactive and interconnected VR with computer graphic ‘voice fruit’ artworks generated by the public, Newton’s theories of cause and effect, a giant sculpture and a thought-provoking message about marine pollution.
Beverley gaming fans returning from the Yorkshire Games Festival in Bradford this week may recognise themselves in figures released pertaining to the performance of the gaming industry.
The great and good of the country’s gaming industry descended on West Yorkshire to discuss matters including the future of gaming, and students of nearby Hull University’s nationally-renowned Computer Science courses were offered the opportunity to absorb the expertise of iconic developers from around the UK.