Thursday 30 September 2021

Rural crime in East Yorkshire is being highlighted by police as more farmers are falling victim to criminal gangs targeting livestock, machinery and computer equipment. Officers told Beverley FM that it’s become an organised crime with thousands of pounds worth of sheep being stolen each year. Vehicle thefts include quad bikes, power tools and 4×4 vehicles. Plus there’s been a big rise in theft of GPS and navigation equipment. Full details from Humberside Police here

WISHH, the official charity of Hull Hospitals, has launched a new ‘By Your Side Appeal’ to raise £40,000 to enhance parental accommodation for East Riding residents. Officials told us that the new facilities will enable parents and carers to get a proper rest while remaining in close proximity to the ward, where a nurse can get them if they’re urgently needed. Due to current Covid restrictions only one parent per child can be accommodated and this new facility will enable both parents and carers to be there, taking it in turns to visit the ward and enabling family time. Read the full story on the local NHS Trust website here

Beverley’s Tesco store is urging local charities, schools and not-for-profit community organisations to bid for up to £1,500, funding local good causes that are giving children and families a better start and also food security. Even previous recipients can apply for a new project. More details from Dave Ryley, Tesco Beverley’s Community Champion on 07871 572742 or email – full details on the Tesco Community Grants website: