Monday 5 July 2021

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service says current extremely high demand is having a severe impact on its operations and has forced it to implement a number of actions to protect core services. Executive director Nick Smith told Beverley FM: “We are asking members of the public to only call us in a serious or life-threatening emergency to help us focus our efforts on our most poorly patients.” He added: “If someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk, they should call 999 immediately. For anyone with less serious illnesses and injuries, our NHS 111 service is available online at or by calling 111.”

Bus company East Yorkshire is slashing evening fares for the summer to help people make the most of the region’s restaurants and pubs following lockdown. During July and August, anyone can travel for just £1 after 7pm on any of the company’s buses, giving huge savings for travellers. The fare cut aims to give passengers the chance to enjoy the long summer evenings after a long year of lockdown, while also supporting the region’s restaurants and hospitality venues.

And finally, Beverley MP Graham Stuart joined pupils and staff of Cherry Burton Primary School for a litter-pick as part of the Great British Spring Clean organised by the charity Keep Britain Tidy. He was joined by local councillors and also took part in the burial of an engraved time capsule in recognition of this census years and a tree-planting to commemorate the event.