Saturday 22 January 2022

Residents across the East Riding are being warned to be on their guard following reports of rogue traders cold-calling at properties offering to install triple glazing.

The warning comes from East Riding Trading Standards, who say they have received a number of complaints, including from one homeowner who was persuaded by cold-callers that recently-installed double glazing needed replacing while another paid in advance for triple glazing only for the work not to be carried out. For advice or to report any concerns about cold-calling or other trading standards matters, you can contact Citizens Advice consumer service on 0808 223 1133.

Yorkshire Water has issued a plea to householders across the district after it was revealed wet wipes were the biggest cause of blockages in the region’s sewer network last year. The wipes caused almost 12,000 blockages – or 45 per cent of all those dealt with. 

Mark Hammond, of Yorkshire Water, told Beverley FM: said: “Many baby wipes, make-up wipes and cleaning wipes contain plastic and do not breakdown in the sewer network like toilet paper. We spend millions of pounds every year resolving blockages – money which could be better spent elsewhere.” He continued: “We are urging people who use wipes to put them in the bin once used, rather than flushing them into the sewer.”

And finally, Hull Trains has announced the early return of some services following the Government’s announcement of the easing of Covid restrictions. They include the 17.08 Hull to Kings Cross and the return from London at 20.30, which will be reinstated from February 7.