Thursday 2 February 2023

SOME 300 teachers marched on County Hall in Beverley yesterday in support of their claim for improved pay and funding for the education service. University staff, civil servants and train drivers were also taking industrial action as part of a National Day of Action. Many schools in the town were affected, either fully closed or with certain classes and year groups affected.

The teachers formed up near the Potting Shed pub on Flemingate and then marched to County Hall in Cross Street. More action is planned, with further walkouts on 28th February and 15th and 16th March.

HOUSE OF BEVS, the Beverley cocktail bar that opened on Beckside last year, is relaunching a regular monthly comedy night, starting next Monday, February 6, with a line-up of six comedians. More details and bookings via the bar’s Facebook page.

AN EXHIBITION of equipment and services for people with visual impairments is to be held by Sight Support Hull & East Yorkshire in March. Suppliers of low vision equipment will be showcasing some of the latest aids available, such as video magnifiers, CCTV Machines, text to speech devices, computer software and mobile phones, as well as aides to assist with independent living.

The event is at Sight Support’s premises in Beverley Road, Hull, on Friday March 17 from 10am to 3pm. Entry is free.