Friday 7 April 2023

THE NHS has kicked off the next phase of its covid vaccination programme this week with a spring campaign to protect the most vulnerable, starting in care homes. Around a million people in the North East and Yorkshire are now eligible for a spring covid jab, including over 75s, those with a weakened immune system and older adult care home residents. 

Those living in care homes are being prioritised. Others are eligible to book via the National Booking Service or NHS App for the first appointments available week commencing Monday April 17. It will be the first time that millions will be sent their initial invitations through the NHS App; text messages and letters will also be sent to those without the app or not actively using it.

AS PART of a commitment to support local communities, the Dogger Bank Wind Farm has donated 60 bird boxes to schools across East Yorkshire. The nest boxes, complete with a supply of bird food for one season and 10 with cameras to enable enhanced learning, have been strategically placed around the schools’ grounds. 

Dogger Bank Wind Farm will be located more than 130 km off the Yorkshire coast and is being built in three phases. Work to install more than 80 miles of underground cables from a site at Ulrome, south of Bridlington, to a convertor station near Beverley was completed in late 2022. When complete, it will generate enough energy to power six million UK homes.

TICKET barriers being introduced at Hull’s Paragon Station in a bid to crack down on fare-dodgers are expected to be operational within weeks. The gates mean people will need a valid ticket to access the platforms, operator TransPennine Express said.