Tuesday 7 February 2023

LORRY DRIVERS committing traffic offences were the latest target of a week-long clampdown by Humberside Police. Officers travelled across the region in an unmarked heavy goods vehicle on the lookout for drivers who were using their mobile phone, driving without wearing their seatbelt or had an insecure load.

In the week-long initiative, 106 traffic offence reports were issued. Sixty of these were to drivers found to not be wearing their seatbelt, 19 had insecure loads, and 16 were using a mobile phone. Sgt John Gibson, who led the operation, told us:  “In the past three years, there has been an increase in commercial vehicles being involved in fatal road traffic collisions. Involvement of commercial vehicles now accounts for 16 per cent of fatal collisions, which is higher than those involving motorcycles.”

BEVERLEY authors Jeevani Charika and Jenni Fletcher have been shortlisted for the annual awards organised by the Romantic Novelists Association. Jeevani, a freelance IP consultant, who has also written under the pen-name Rhoda Baxter, is shortlisted for her book Playing For Love while Jenni, a part-time university tutor, has been nominated for her novel The Shopgirl’s Forbidden Love, published by Mills & Boon. The awards will be presented by actor Peter Davidson, in London on March 6.

BEVERLEY Treasure House is to host a new portraiture art course on Saturdays March 4 and 11. It will be led by experienced artist and tutor Esther Cawley, who runs the popular life drawing sessions at the Treasure House. Participants will paint a self-portrait in acrylics inspired by the portraits of Fred Elwell in the Beverley Art Gallery collection. More information here