Wednesday 10 November 2021

Veterans and serving military personnel will be able to travel on buses for free on Remembrance Sunday. Bus company East Yorkshire say people should simply show a current military ID card or veteran’s badge to the driver when they board on Sunday, November 14. 

East Yorkshire has many staff who are themselves veterans of the Army, Navy or Air Force, and these drivers will be commemorating the service of their former colleagues by wearing their regimental ties, berets, badges and medals alongside their bus driver uniforms. 

East Yorkshire’s area director Ben Gilligan told Beverley FM: “Bus driving is a popular career choice for those leaving the Armed Forces, so many of our team have served in the military, and know what sacrifices our soldiers, sailors and aviators have to make.  Last year many remembrance parades couldn’t happen, so this year we’d like to make sure all veterans who want to, can attend to pay their respects to those we lost.”

Young people aged 11 to 18 are being invited to stand as candidates for election to the UK Youth Parliament. East Riding Council, working with East Riding Voluntary Action Services, is looking to elect two candidates to the UK Youth Parliament, along with two deputies. Those elected get to sit in the Houses of Parliament in Westminster and vote on issues that are important to young people.

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And finally, a free talk about traditional Japanese toys is being held in Beverley Treasure House this Saturday, November 13, to accompany the current exhibition in Beverley Art Gallery called “Reflections of Japan in East Yorkshire”.