Saturday 14 January 2023

STRIKES involving teachers could affect some schools in the East Riding by the end of the month, it’s been revealed. Yesterday was the last day of the ballot involving three major teaching unions involved in a row over pay, staffing and conditions. 

Steve Scott of the East Riding District of the National Education Union – the UK’s largest education union, said: “With inflation at the rate it’s at and the cost of living going up massively, teachers aren’t able to accept a five per cent pay increase that has to come out of school budgets. School budgets are already over stretched so to take another five per cent from them to fund a pay rise is simply not acceptable.”

He said that if at least 50 per cent of those balloted are in favour of action, picket lines were likely to be set up at the end of this month.

BEVERLEY Musical Theatre are preparing to hold auditions for principal roles in its next production, the musical comedy The Addams Family, which will take to the stage of the Memorial Hall from June 14 – 17. Ensemble cast members are also required.

The theatre group meets in the Masonic Hall in Trinity Lane on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9:30pm and Sundays from 7 to 9pm. A spokesperson told us: “We are always looking for new members whether on stage or behind the scenes. There is always help needed with lighting, sound, props, music and much more as well as needing actors on stage.” For more information contact

TODAY’S Beverley Rugby Union home game against Hullensians is in aid of the Hull4Heroes charity supporting service veterans. The game starts at 2.15pm and is preceded by a luncheon with guest speaker Paul Matson, the charity’s founder. More information at