New Funding Rules Mean Courses For Just £20

September 2, 2011

New national funding rules aimed at getting people into work mean those on benefits can take courses for as little as £20 at East Riding College from this September. Late changes announced last week mean people aged 19 and over who are on a range of benefits get free tuition and will only pay  a small administration fee and, in some cases, exam and awarding body fees. It means people…


Town Move Upto Sixth In Humber Premier League

August 27, 2011

Beverley Town have moved up to sixth place in the Humber Premier League with comfortable victory over Bridlington Sports Club. Two second half goals were enough to secure Town all three points and claim back to back wins. The first goal came from Nathan White while the second was credited as an own goal. The match was ended early by match referee Leslie Towse due to an injury to a…


Hard Work Pays Off For GCSE Students

August 26, 2011

The hard work of pupils and schools across the East Riding has been rewarded by record breaking GSCE results. With a few results still to be processed, schools within the East Riding of Yorkshire Council have seen the number of learners achieving five passes at A* to C grade rise significantly to 81 per cent, more than 10 per cent above the national average of 69.9 percent. The GCSE average…


Bridlington Rock Hodgsons By Stealing A Point At Longcroft

August 25, 2011

Hodgsons FC were twice pegged back by Bridlington Sports Club in the Humber Premier league as the side shared the spoils at Longcroft School. The Tanners took the lead early on in the match through Matthew Crane though Bridlington Town scored to ensuring the sides were level at half time. In the second half Hodgsons brought on Rob Northern who took just 10 minutes to make his mark on the…


Higher Education Students Love East Riding College

August 24, 2011

Higher education students have given their East Riding College course a big thumbs up as part of a national survey. The National Student Survey, carried out by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, drew responses from about 265,000 final year students at 154 higher education institutions and 99 further education colleges. East Riding College students were full of praise for their course, with 87 per cent saying they were…


Students Celebrate 100 Per Cent Pass Rate

August 19, 2011

A-level students at East Riding College are celebrating after they all found out they passed their course today, with many achieving the highest grades possible. Those taking courses at AS and A2-level included some doing so as a standalone part-time course but most did so in addition to their full-time vocational course, such as a BTEC national diploma. Success stories included students who got A grade A-levels alongside a triple…


Students Showcase Their Skills In International Exhibition

August 16, 2011

East Riding College students have secured an invitation to perform at the prestigious WorldSkills 2011 showcase event in London in October. The group of fashion, media and hair and beauty students – attending both the Beverley and Bridlington campuses – are joining together to put on a mixed media show in front of thousands of spectators at the ExCeL exhibition and conference centre in London. Their performance is a catwalk…


Viking FM’s Brid Bash 2011

August 12, 2011

Thousands of people packed out the Bridlington Spa for Viking FM’s Brid Bash, in association with Quality Solicitors Lockings. The show was opened by Olly Murs who finished second in 2009 hit TV show The X Factor. Chipmunk, Loick Essien, Dionne Bromfield, The Feeling, The Reason 4 Paraded, SIXD, Thalay Riley and Dappy also performed to the thousands inside the Bridlington Spa. Local Rachel Frank was at the concert after…


N-Dubz star to launch solo career at Brid Bash!

August 11, 2011

Fresh from filming the video for his eagerly anticipated debut solo single, ‘No Regrets’ in LA, N-Dubz’ Dappy has announced that he’ll be heading to Bridlington to join the star-studded line-up for 96.9 Viking FM’s Brid Bash. This will be Dappy’s first ever performance as a solo artist, which will see him perform fully live with a special performance, which is being kept under wraps until the night of the…


Brid Bash Tickets To Be Won With

August 4, 2011

QualitySolicitors Lockings is delighted to be this year’s sponsor of Viking FM’s Brid Bash which takes place at Bridlington Spa on Thursday 11th August. This year’s line up includes Olly Murs, Chipmunk, Loick Essien, The Feeling, Dionne Bromfield, Parade, The Reason 4 and Six-d with more artists to be announced. To be in with a chance to win two tickets, please complete the application form (CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD) and…


College Leading On Hybrid Vehicle Courses

August 3, 2011

East Riding College is set to become one of the first colleges nationally to offer a range of courses about hybrid vehicle technology. From September, it will offer three courses which start at general awareness raising of the technology and move up to more complex qualifications for those who will need to work on hybrid vehicles. Tutors hope that the courses, as well as appealing to motor mechanics and vehicle…


World Cup 10’s Rugby Competition @ Beaver Park

August 2, 2011

Rugby Football Union East Yorkshire  “World Cup 10’s” Rugby Competition At Beaver Park Beverley RUFC will host the East Yorkshire World Cup 10 a-side competition at Beaver Park this Saturday 6 August 2011. Gates will open at 11 a.m and the first matches will kick-off at noon. Entry to the event is free to individuals but there will be a nominal £1 per car parking fee. The following clubs have…


Olly Murs & The Feeling To Appear @ Brid Bash

July 28, 2011

96.9 Viking FM today announce Olly Murs & The Feeling are to join the line up at this year’s Brid Bash, sponsored by QualitySolicitors Lockings!  With more than half the tickets already sold, these two major artists are set to spark the final push of ticket sales. Chart topper & multi-platinum artist Olly Murs and Brit nominated pop group The Feeling will join, amongst others, Chipmunk and Loick Essien at…


Dine On The Rowe: Online Booking and Summer Outside Catering

July 19, 2011

Summer is in full swing now and typically British with intermittant showers, we’re into wedding season and have recently catered two small intimate weddings in the restuarant and also an invent at a great venue near Aldbrough the weekend just gone at West Carlton House set in great grounds with rooms. It made for a really special wedding with the food and venue.  During the day the guests were treated…


Back to Back Walkington 10k Wins For Bilton

July 15, 2011

Darran Bilton of City of Leeds AC won last week’s Airkool Walkington 10k for the second year in succession. He completed the challenging course in 33 minutes, 22 seconds ahead of his nearest rival, Phill Taylor of Bridlington RR. There was an exciting finish in the ladies competition with Carla Stansfield beating Katie Mellor to first place by a single second.  Both ladies recorded the same chip time but Stansfield…


FirstBuy Housing Scheme In The East Riding

July 12, 2011

House builders developing properties in the East Riding have signed up to the Government’s FirstBuy scheme, designed to help first-time buyers’ purchase newly built properties. The scheme works by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and the house builders loaning a total of 20 per cent of the property price, meaning purchasers only have to make up the other 80 per cent from savings and a mortgage to buy a…


Cyclists Race Clock In Honour Of Tony Burns

May 26, 2011

Two Walkington lads are stepping up the their training as they prepare for a challenging two-day, cross-Britain charity bike ride. Ben Stephenson, 21, a self-employed joiner and his mate James Parkinson, 31, are cycling from Blackpool to Bridlington on June 17 and 18 to raise money for The British Heart Foundation and the Walkington Hayride. Recently Ben and some friends completed a famous cross-pennine ride called The Way Of The…


Over 1000 Runners Compete in Hall Construction Beverley 10K

May 11, 2011

More than a thousand runners gathered in Beverley last Sunday to compete in the annual Hall Construction Beverley 10k road race.  All the local running clubs were represented and there were also several hundred unattached runners, some of them running to raise funds for charity. It was a warm and bright spring day and with bands providing entertainment at the leisure centre, Saturday Market and Angel Square there was a…