Saturday 26 November 2022

HUMBERSIDE Police has been awarded one of the highest grades of any UK Police Force, just five years after being in special measures and rated then as “inadequate”. The latest official inspection, which coverted nine core areas of policing, saw the Force being given six “outstanding” grades and two “good” grades.

Chief Constable Lee Freeman expressed delight at the news and told Beverley FM: “These improvements have a real-world impact – victims are receiving a better service, more offenders are being brought to justice and I hope as a consequence, public trust and confidence in Humberside Police will continue to increase.” And he pledged: “Being graded as outstanding does not mean you cannot improve further.” Full details here

YOUNG visitors to East Riding Libraries could win a brand new Christmas book by entering a festive competition to design a Christmas jumper. Children or their families simply need to download an entry form and print it at home, or collect one at any East Riding Library. They then use the template to design their best – or worst – Christmas jumper. Full details, terms and conditions,  and entry forms are at

LOCAL MP Graham Stuart (above, centre) has been appointed Honorary President of the Royal British Legion Beverley Branch. During a ceremony at Beverley War Memorial, Mr Stuart was presented with the badge of office. This ceremony was led by Lt Col Ron Laden, branch secretary, branch chairman Jim Gault and Standard Bearer Martin Fowler.