Thursday 5 January 2023

A BEVERLEY man has been remanded to appear at Crown Court next month, charged with threats to destroy or damage property and endanger life. Simon Eales, 39, of Waltham Court, was arrested following an alleged incident late on Tuesday night. 

Police had responded to reports that petrol had been poured around a property on Queens Road, Beverley, and threats made to set it alight. They said emergency services also attended and the incident was resolved safely just after midnight. Eales appeared before magistrates yesterday, when the case was adjourned until February 1.

ONE OF the region’s leading charities is hoping to raise much-needed funds via a virtual charity shop. Claire Levy, fund-raiser for the Daisy Appeal, said the charity’s ebay outlet, which was launched during 2022, has given supporters an easy route to dispose of unwanted items and raise money. The hope is that people will also embark on a post-Christmas clear-out of unwanted presents and of old items which have been replaced by new purchases.

Claire (pictured) said: “The site allows people to donate up to 100 per cent of whatever they receive from their sales, or they can just give the items to us and we’ll sell them. It’s quicker than going into a charity shop!” The Daisy Appeal – which appears on ebay as the Hull and East Yorkshire Medical Research Centre – is currently focusing on building and fitting out a Molecular Imaging Research Centre (MIRC) at Castle Hill Hospital a cost of £8.8m to transform detection techniques for serious medical conditions including cancer, heart disease and dementia. More information here

Since its foundation in 2002 the Daisy Appeal has raised more than £22m. TheDaisy Appeal Medical Research Centre opened on the Castle Hill Hospital site in 2008 and was followed, in 2014, by the opening of the Jack Brignall PET-CT Scanning Centre, housing the first in a new type of Siemens scanner in the country.

The latest addition is a Molecular Imaging Research Centre (MIRC) which has been built at a cost of £8.8m and will transform detection techniques for serious medical conditions including cancer, heart disease and dementia.

Once up and running the MIRC will initially be able to produce Fluorine 18 radiotracers, which are currently used in most scans but which are made elsewhere in large scale production units. During the next two to three years the centre will also be able to produce Carbon 11 radiotracers, which have great potential for neurological and cardiological use and will open up other opportunities.

The new building creates the opportunity for the isotopes to be piped directly from the cyclotron to hot cells in the room next door, where the product will be processed, checked and then delivered through a hatch in the wall direct to the Jack Brignall PET-CT Centre for injection into patients, enabling quicker diagnosis, better treatment and improved quality of life for thousands of people every year.

The project has led to the University of Hull becoming a member of the elite UK PET Network, joining Imperial College London, King’s College London and the Universities of Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Oxford. He added that work is also attracting interest from organisations including the Medical Research Council and Cancer Research UK.

To find out more about the Daisy Appeal please visit