Saturday 8 April 2023

BEVERLEY boutique owner and TV personality Cheryl Hakeney has quit ITV’s long-running antiques programme Dickinson’s Real Deal after more than a decade. The series, fronted by David Dickinson, sees members of the public attempt to sell their personal collectibles for the best price, with the option to haggle with a dealer or take their chances in the auction house.

Cheryl was part of the original line-up of the show, which launched in 2006, but is now parting ways to focus on her Mimi boutiques in North Bar Within, Beverley, and Prestongate, Hessle, as well as the Mimi online fashion brand she founded with her daughter, former Love Island contestant Zara Holland.

Cheryl said: “I did the show for 14 years. I was one of the originals but now mine and Zara’s business is booming, unfortunately I don’t have enough time to film the next series.”

REPAIRS to the Ouse Bridge on the M62 which were started over a year ago may not be completed until 2024, motorists have been warned. National Highways ordered repairs on the bridge in March 2022 after a damaged joint was found. A spokesperson has now said: “Autumn 2023 was our best estimate of when we would be able to have the joints in place, based on information available to us at that time. 

“However, the existing joints are now obsolete and we’ve had to redesign the joints as well as the concrete supporting structure for them. Now the designs are complete, our contractors are better placed to assess the works needed and the timescales, which extends the programme into early 2024.”