Food, Boyes history, fashion – A Busy Preston WI

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PRESTON WI members have been very busy over recent weeks, but that business has been marked by a charm and good humour that seems to be the hallmark of the local branch of the Women’s Institute. Group members have been collecting non-perishable foods as donations to the Hull Foodbank. Mr John Morris, the chair of […] read more

Enjoy Christmas at Paull Church – December 2014

St Andrew Church Paull snow

Paull Church (St Andrew) invites you to celebrate Christmas: On Thursday 11th December the Christingle Service at Paull School takes place; Monday 15th December: Paull school Nativity Service (weather permitting) will be at the church. Sunday 21st December: Crib and Carol Service 11am, for children and adults read more

Paull Holme Tower to be saved!

Paull Holme Tower March 2014

ENGLISH HERITAGE is to provide grant support to repair Paull Holme Tower. The Tower designated as ‘at risk’ by English Heritage will be the subject of repairs expected to cost around £121,000 which will aim to prevent further deterioration of the building and maintain it as a ruin. However, the work will be done sympathetically to […] read more



Margaret Pinder "concerned about the future of policing"

Dismay expressed at loss of bus services 174 and 175

EAST YORKSHIRE Motor Services (EYMS) have withdrawn their weekday Hull to Withernsea village bus services 174 and 175 (serving Burton Pidsea, Danthorpe, Elstronwick, Roos and Tunstall) from today (24th November). The company says that the journeys are underused by the public. Margaret Pinder, Labour’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Beverley and Holderness responded with dismay to […] read more

Audrey and the toys

Congregation getting cuddly for kerbs!

MEMBERS of Preston Methodist Chapel’s congregation are getting all cuddly over the prospect of new dropped kerbs! Parishioners of Preston Methodist Church have held a special ‘cuddly toy’ sale on Saturday to raise money to be able to tackle an access issue at their place of worship. The Chapel is located at the busy crossroads in Preston village. Despite […] read more

Jon and Maria Wright

The Reverend Jon Wright to be new local Vicar

The Reverend Jonathan James Gerald Wright has been appointed the new vicar of the Benefice of Hedon, Paull, Preston and Sproatley in Holderness. It is anticipated that the Archbishop of York John Sentamu will be able to officiate at the institution service which will take place on Friday 5th December 2014 at 7.30pm in the Parish Church of St Augustine, Hedon… read more

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Crafts Market Trader success recognised – again!

Congratulations to SUE BEAUTYMAN who trades at Skirlington indoor market! Sue has been named ‘Trader of the Month’ for the second-time by the market organisers at Skirlington Market – she also won the same accolade back in April. It’s a double celebration for Sue from Thorngumbald who has now been trading at the market for one […] read more

Emergency First Responders rolled out into Beverley and Holderness

Emergency First Responder launch

“AN INSPIRING DAY!” is how Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart summed up the formal launch on Friday 7th November 2014 of the Emergency First Responder (EFR) scheme into the more rural areas of the East Riding. Four more stations have now joined the scheme which now covers almost all of the county. Guests and […] read more

The Mice Who Ate Christmas – Ryehill Village Hall

The Mice Who Ate Christmas

RYEHILL Village Hall will host a real family seasonal treat in December with the staging of a charming comedy for Christmas by Badapple Theatre Company who present “The Mice Who Ate Christmas”. “It’s 1818, and Edna and Wilbur are having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit. That’s because they are two particularly hungry village mice, who find […] read more

Fashion Show, Preston

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Preston Women’s Institute presents… A Fashion Show! Friday 21st November 7.30 pm at Preston Community Hall £3.00 (including refreshments).  Tickets Available Contact: Gill 897091/Linda 896492. Goods for Sale at the event. Don’t forget – Mr Stephen Boyes is speaking at the WI meeting on “A History of Boyes Stores” on Tuesday 25th November 2014, 7:30pm at the Community Hall. read more

Council responds to avian flu case at East Yorkshire farm

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EAST RIDING of Yorkshire Council is supporting a multi-agency response, led by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), to a confirmed case of avian flu at a duck breeding farm in the Nafferton area. Environmental health and food standards officers from the authority will be visiting local communities and neighbouring businesses to […] read more

Soft Toy Sale in Preston

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HUNDREDS of soft and cuddly toys are being offered for sale in Preston on Saturday to raise funds for essential work at Preston Methodist Church. The sale will take place on Saturday 22nd November 2014 at Main Street, Preston in the Archway (opposite Paul’s Barber Shop, between numbers 30-32 Main Road) starting from 10.45am. All the […] read more

A Burstwick Christmas 2014

Henry Fitzgerald (4) an elf for the night

SANTA’S Little Helpers take note! CHRISTMAS COMMUNITY CELEBRATIONS are taking place in Burstwick on Sunday 30th November 2014. A variety of events are taking place at Burstwick Village Hall and All Saint’s Church from 4pm onwards… read more

Santa’s Sleigh led by Lions!

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IT’S NOT just Christmas Eve when Santa Claus is busy with his sleigh! And it’s not just Reindeer that lead the sleigh either! No, as has become traditional at Christmas time in Holderness, Santa’s Sleigh will be touring Holderness villages in November and December – and will be led by Lions!  The Holderness Lions that […] read more

Umpires – Women and Men invited to train as Cricket Officials

Close up Malc Ripley umpire cricket photo

A NEW England & Wales Cricket Board Association of Cricket Officials (Umpires/Scorers) Level One Training Course will commence at Hull Zingari Cricket Club on Sundays (10am – 12 noon) at Chanterlands Avenue North, Hull for 6 to 7 weeks. Commencement date will be February 1st 2015. the cost – to be confirmed – will be about £30. Course […] read more

Siemens announce that Blade Factory will NOT be built at Paull

Siemens Blades facility - Copyright Paul-Langrock.de.

SIEMENS have announced that plans to build a wind turbine blade manufacturing facility on fields adjacent to the village of Paull have been abandoned in favour of building the factory at Alexandra Dock in Hull. In a press release issued today, Siemens said: “After consulting with our partners Associated British Ports (ABP), Siemens has announced plans […] read more

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