Saturday 16 October 2021

More than £300,000 in funding has been secured by the Yorkshire and Humber Institute of Technology to deliver a series of free “bite-sized” courses to help plug a skills gaps in key sectors such as agriculture and food manufacture. Bishop Burton College is part of the Yorkshire and Humber Institute and will deliver some of the courses,  helping to get more people into higher wage and higher skilled jobs. They will be rolled out from this autumn.

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A Beverley-based company has won a prestigious international media innovation award for its series of podcasts, webinars, videos and online resources reporting on how the Humber is tackling the global climate change crisis. The Waterline Live was produced by Blue Aurora Media in partnership with Marketing Humber to engage with international experts and audiences about The Waterline campaign through its programme of annual high-profile summits.

Blue Aurora founder/director Jonathan Levy, who is also Beverley FM’s News Editor, described the award as a great accolade. It comes as The Waterline Live prepares for a busy month of events across the region. The big theme is connecting the Humber to COP26, the decisive United Nations climate change conference being hosted by the UK in Glasgow at the beginning of November. Jonathan Levy will be hosting The Waterline Live from COP26, through to its conclusion on November 12, to report on how the Humber is being presented to the world.

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And finally, Open Doors, a local charity working with asylum seekers is appealing for donations of children’s and baby clothing, nappies, toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap, towels and personal hygiene products. Donations can be left today at the stall in the driveway to Toll Gavel Church, Beverley, between 10am and 12 noon.