Friday 2 September 2022

AVERAGE households in the East Riding could spend more than £3,700 per year on their energy bill when the new price cap comes into effect in October, analysis suggests. This is based on the new price cap due to come into force on October 1. 

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy figures show the average household in the East Riding used around 2,929.55 kilowatt-hours of electricity and 13,086.46 kWh of gas in 2020; the latest full year for which figures are available. At current prices, it means the average household on a variable tariff would be paying around £2,000 per year to heat and fuel their home. But when the price cap increases in October, this will soar to approximately £3,760. 

THE WORLD’S largest offshore wind farm is now fully operational, located 89km off the Yorkshire Coast. The Hornsea 2 project, which spans an area the size of more than 64,000 football pitches, will help power over 1.4 million UK homes with renewable energy – with one turn of its 165 blades powering an average UK home for 24 hours. 

The wind farm is situated alongside its sibling Hornsea 1 and together they can power 2.5 million homes. They will eventually be joined by a third wind farm.

POLICE investigating a burglary at an adventure playground in Woodmansey have issued a CCTV image of a man they wish to identify. It’s understood the burglary happened between 5pm on Sunday July 31 and 8.30am on August 1.

Police say damage was caused to the premises when people broke in and stole two laptops and bows and arrows.

Anyone who can help identify the man in the image pictured on this page, or who has further information, should call the police non-emergency number 101 quoting log 114 of August 1.