Monday 7 June 2021

Beverley will be looking for a post-COVID tourism boost later this year with the announcement of a busy programme for national Heritage Open Days. Some 23 free events will take place in mid-September, with a number following this year’s theme of Edible England. They include a free talk on Tudor food in Yorkshire by expert Peter Brears, tours of the vineyard at Aike and of the Queensgate and Kitchen Lane allotments in Beverley. There’s also a beekeepers’ demonstration in Coronation Gardens.  Website:

East Yorkshire is being consulted on targets to cut carbon emissions from road transport. The organisation, Transport for the North, would like near-zero emission levels by 2045. Among the options are electric vehicles, including trains, and alternative fuels such as hydrogen.  It’s the first time that a regional strategy for the north like this will have been produced:

A tractor run in the East Riding of more than 100 vehicles yesterday raised some £3,800 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. It was in memory of farm worker Derek Cash, who died in December last year. The run travelled through places such as Walkington, Cherry Burton, Sancton and Newbald, finishing at South Cave.