Christmas Trees Display 2014 – Beautiful!

Three kings sq

“IT WAS BEAUTIFUL!” exclaimed 86 year old Irene Winstanley from Hull as she finished her walk around Preston’s display of Christmas trees on Saturday. It hadn’t been easy for Iris to do the tour of the All Saints Church Festival of Trees, she had to have a couple of rests in the pews along the […] read more

Your Christmas buses 2014

Bus stop road markings

LOCAL BUS company East Yorkshire Motor Services (EYMS) has announced its bus schedules for this year’s festive period, including special Hull buses for Boxing Day. Buses run to different timetables between Christmas Eve and 2nd January 2015. Although only two days – Christmas Day and New Year’s Day – have no buses running at all, there […] read more

Chairman Councillor Pat O'Neil

Christmas Message from East Riding Chairman

A FESTIVE MESSAGE has been published by the Chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council Councillor Pat O’Neil: “Christmas is the time for families and for children, it’s a time for reflection and renewal and a time when we realise that another year is coming to an end. “I hope that many of you will […] read more

Matthew Grove sq

Announcement of further £6.1m cuts in Humberside Police operating costs

HUMBERSIDE POLICE will receive £124.5m from Central Government toward its operating costs next year, a decrease of £6.1m on the current year. While near to the force’s own forecast of £125.2m, it still represents a ‘huge financial challenge’ according to Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Grove, coming on top of £30m cuts already made and a further £31m […] read more

Artists impression - Real Ventures Power Plant

Dock renewable energy plant – “Changes should concern us all” says Hedon resident

A PROPOSAL that amends plans for the wood fuelled energy plant on King George Dock has been submitted to Hull City Planning Department involving: Revisions to to allow energy to be generated from renewable or waste sources(including wood and refuse-derived fuels) Not just waste wood. Alterations of description to refer to “Renewable energy plant” not […] read more

Vivergo atmospheric

Local wheat farmers boosted by Saltend biorefinery

SALTEND biorefinery Vivergo is boosting the fortunes of wheat farmers in the region to the value of £1m per month, on the back of an improved UK wheat harvest, according to a recent Economic Impact Assessment, commissioned by the company. Vivergo, one of Europe’s largest producers of bioethanol and protein rich animal feed, has created […] read more

Half-price weekly travel Christmas gift from EYMS

Bus at Hedon crossroads

EAST YORKSHIRE Motor Services are celebrating the festive season by halving their weekly ticket prices. As part of the bus company’s Twelve Days of Christmas promotion all weekly tickets will be half-price over the festive period. To get their discounted weekly travel, all passengers need to do is to buy their weekly ticket on the […] read more

The Book Thief – Community screening of big film

The Book Thief poster

THE PICTURE PALACE presents… Friday 19th December – “The Book Thief” The Book Thief, starring Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson. …While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by […] read more

Santa’s Grotto proves a hit in Paull

Paull Christmas Fair pic

CAREFULLY decorated by parents and children from the village, Santa’s Grotto at the Paull Christmas Fair yesterday looked splendid! The five lit Christmas trees, wall and table displays had taken some six hours to prepare but the results were worth it as the queue formed to see Father Christmas. With facepainting for the children, a range of crafts […] read more

Consultation on revised guidance for Charity Trustees


THE CHARITY COMMISSION is consulting on a draft version of updated guidance for charity trustees. The new version of ‘The Essential Trustee’ the commission’s guide to trustee duties, will replace the current one in the New Year. The most significant change is a new explanation of what the commission expects of trustees. Commission guidance currently distinguishes […] read more

Keep warm in cold spell – look out for your neighbours, family and friends!

mug keep warm appeal

RESIDENTS are being urged to look out for people who may be vulnerable to the cold, during the current spell of chilly weather. The Met Office has issued a Level 2 cold weather alert across Yorkshire and Humber, the north east and the north west, which could mean average temperatures dropping to two degrees or […] read more

Festival of Christmas Trees – welcome TV coverage

Christmas Tree 2014 Preston 2

PRESTON Festival of Christmas Trees was featured on ITV’s Calendar news yesterday evening with a live broadcast from the All Saints Church, with Rev. Jon Wright the new vicar being interviewed along with Kevin Smallwood, who along with Richard and Sue Thorp organises the festival each year, and Marian Rouse from the Nag’s Head pub who highlighted […] read more

Police appeal for witnesses following Road Traffic Collision

Humberside Police logo Hedon

East Riding: Appeal for witnesses. Road Traffic Collision on Dark Lane/Thorngumbald Road, Paull. Officers are appealing for witnesses to the collision which occurred at 7am on Tuesday 9 December 2014 on Dark Lane/Thorngumbald Road in Paull. The incident involved a yellow VW Polo and a black Jaguar XF. The driver of the Jaguar was taken […] read more

One day left to enter ‘Capturing the East Riding’ Photo Competition


THE DEADLINE for entries for the Capturing Life in the East Riding Photography Competition is tomorrow. All amateur photographers are invited to enter the contest by midnight on Friday, 12 December 2014. This year’s theme is @Work, Rest and Play – Capturing Life in the East Riding and the judges are seeking the photos that […] read more

MP promotes new funding for church roofs

Church repairs

IN HIS Autumn Statement the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a special fund of £15 million to pay for repairs to roofs and guttering on vulnerable listed church buildings. The fund is open to any listed church building where roof and gutter repairs have been identified as urgent and necessary. Applicants are invited to apply […] read more

EYMS Long Service Awards – recipients represent huge bonus to bus company and passengers

EYMS Long Service Awards

ELEVEN employees present at this year’s recent Long Service Awards Dinner held by EYMS Group at Tickton Grange Hotel near Beverley represented a total of 361 years’ service at East Yorkshire Motor Services, including one Hull driver who achieved 45 years and another with 40 years’ service with the Company. A fitter from Scarborough also […] read more

Market Research company seeks local people for focus group.

Survey results

LIVE in the South West Holderness area and in the area served by KC telecoms? A market research company is looking for people with an HU12 postcode to take part in a focus group. To qualify you must not be a KC customer yet live within the 01482 telephone area. The focus group will take place at […] read more

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