Saturday 17 July 2021

An East Riding man has been speaking out to encourage organ donors in our area after his life was saved by a liver transplant. Brian Donachie was given just two-years to live after being diagnosed with liver cancer. He told us that waiting to hear if medics would find a match in time was agony for him and his family. The NHS revealed this week that 28 people are currently waiting for organ transplants in Beverley and East Yorkshire. You can hear his emotional interview exclusively on Beverley FM Breakfast this morning after 9 o’clock. More on organ donation here.

Two local people have been made Yorkshire ambassadors by the region’s tourism agency to help support the recovery. Welcome to Yorkshire has named Paul Vinsen, a former Beverley hotelier and now advisor to the local hospitality association; and James Mackenzie, head chef and owner of the Michelin starred Pipe and Glass Inn. Officials told us that the ambassadors will bring their own areas of expertise to support the region and stimulate new ideas to boost the tourism sector. See the full story here.

Time is running out to make your views known on East Riding Council’s Draft Local Plan Update on revised housing and employment targets. If you missed this week’s consultation event in Beverley, you can still respond online here.