Tuesday 18 January 2022

Organisers of the annual New Paths classical music festival have announced this year’s Beverley event will not now take place owing to uncertainties caused by the ongoing Covid pandemic. It will be the third year running the spring festival has had to be cancelled.

A spokesman told Beverley FM: “It doesn’t seem that the Government is going to put further restrictions in place, but we are not ethically comfortable with cramming people into venues whilst Omicron cases are rife, and on the other hand are not in a financial position to put on yet another festival with heavily restricted capacities.”

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Age Concern volunteers will be bringing their Chatty Bus to Beverley next week as they continue their fight against loneliness and social isolation. It will be parked in Wednesday Market on Wednesday January 26 from 9am – 3pm. A spokesman said two in three people admit to feeling lonely and this was an opportunity to meet friendly faces and talk to someone new. There will also be opportunities to sign up to become an Age Concern Befriender.

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And finally, a Hornsea delivery man has been issued with a £400 fly-tipping fixed penalty for dumping bundles of telephone books on a grass verge in Long Riston. He said he didn’t know what to do with the books he hadn’t delivered and was worried about the weight of them in his girlfriend’s car.