Wednesday 12 January 2022

People should expect disruptions to the normal operations of East Riding hospitals and other services as coronavirus case increases continue to affect staffing, East Riding Council’s Public Health Director Andy Kingdom has said. Mr Kingdom says disruptions could last for a couple of weeks as infection surges lead to staff isolations and more patients come into hospital. 

His warning follows in the wake of latest Government figures, which show the number of infections recorded in the East Riding was 7,198 in the seven days up to Wednesday, January 5, the latest weekly data available. There was another 5,728 cases in Hull.

A Beverley-based caravan transport company has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by Newcastle holiday park operator Parkdean Resorts, which has 67 parks around the UK. Hanson European Caravan Transport Ltd, based in Barmston Road, Beverley, offers a full door-to-door delivery service of static caravans, transporting them across the UK and Europe.

The company will continue to operate independently. However, Hanson’s founder and managing director Gary Hanson will be retiring, along with his wife Dawn, after a six-month handover period once the sale has been completed.

And finally, a two-car crash on the B1230 at West Hill, near Walkington, yesterday morning led to the road being closed for around 15 minutes. Police said those in the vehicles suffered only minor injuries.