Saturday 9 October 2021

Care services in the East Riding are “at a staffing crisis point” according to council Leader Jonathan Owen. He says they are having to compete with other sectors for workers and pay is the problem and means the council is unable to deliver some services as well as they would like East Riding councillors have backed calls for immediate Government action on the “crisis” in social care, caused by the fact that care staff are getting high paid and less taxing jobs in retail and hospitality.

Bishop Burton College has welcomed back a former student as its new farm manager. James Richardson studied agriculture at the college from 2008 to 2010, before returning home to work on his family’s beef and sheep hill farm in Derbyshire.  Now he’s overseeing nearly 900 acres at Bishop Burton, split between arable and grassland, with units for pigs, beef and sheep.  The college is working to ensure that the benefits of new technologies such as precision farming, robotics and automation are maximised to support sustainable farm businesses post-Brexit and James will work with students and tutors to ensure the farm utilises all these resources.

And finally, a historic guesthouse in Beverley has been named Britain’s best B&B by the prestigious Good Hotel Guide. Newbegin House is a Grade II-listed former gentleman’s residence with three guest suites and a walled garden. Built in 1746, it’s run by former MP Walter Sweeney and his wife, Dr Nuala Sweeney.