Friday 16 June 2023

NEW FIGURES show the number of Year 6 children in the Yorkshire & Humber region classified as obese has risen dramatically since the pandemic. The number is now in excess of 15,000; the majority of whom are boys. And as it stands, three-quarters of all Year 6 boys in the region are regarded as obese. 

Based on a Government report, the news comes as the NHS launches a new initiative to introduce 15 new obesity clinics across the country. NHS Chief Executive Amanda Pritchard says doing nothing is not an option.

A FREE drop-in event with the aim of connecting local bereaved people so they can meet others who are going through a similar situation is to be held later this month. The “Snowdrop Cafe” will be held at the new Lelley Fields Crematorium in Sproatley Road, Preston, run by East Riding Council, on Thursday June 29, from 6-7.30pm.

Crematorium manager Christine Walker-Kelley told us: “Anyone who is going through, or supporting someone going through, a bereavement is welcome to join us. You can also find out about bereavement support in the area.”

WITH the new fishing season starting today, the Environment Agency has revealed new access has been provided to a popular stretch of the River Hull near Beverley to increase the length of bank available for match fishing.