Wednesday 23 February 2022

Beverley MP Graham Stuart is urging defibrillator owners to register their devices on a new national database, called The Circuit, which could help save thousands of lives from cardiac arrests in the coming years. He told Beverley FM: “There are more than 30,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests every year in the UK, but fewer than one in ten people survive. Every minute which passes without CPR or defibrillation reduces the chances of survival by up to 10 per cent.”

And he continued:  “I am warning that the UK’s low survival rate is likely to be in part because public access defibrillators are used in fewer than one in ten out of hospital cardiac arrests. This is often because 999 call handlers aren’t always aware that a defibrillator is available nearby.”

Police have issued a warning for homeowners to be on their guard after an attempted break-in at a house in Poplar Drive, Beverley. They say a man was disturbed and ran off after being spotted trying a lock of a house at around 3.30 in the morning.

The East Riding has the best recycling rate in the whole of the Yorkshire and Humber region, according to latest data from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. And overall it had the sixth best recycling rate in the whole country, with 60.8 per cent of all waste collected being recycled.

And finally, Pat Howdle, a former director of rugby at Beverley Amateur Rugby League Football Club and a former serving fire officer, has been elected as Captain of Beverley Golf Club for the year 2022/23. Barbara Hawley was voted Ladies’ Captain.