Wednesday 19 October 2022

GRADUATES from East Riding College and Scarborough TEC donned their cap and gowns to celebrate their achievements with family and friends at their annual Higher Education Awards ceremony in Bridlington. College Principal Danny Metters told Beverley FM: “What our success illustrates is that, if you give people the opportunity and the support to study for higher level qualifications closer to home and places of employment, it really works, and contributes to something that is invaluable to our community.” 

He continued: “Not least is the contribution that a highly qualified, skilled workforce can make to the economic and social prosperity of the communities that we serve.” Media Design and Production Graduate George Kitchen was named Student of the Year.

EAST RIDING Council is set to ask TransPennine Express for a meeting over last-minute cancellations affecting rail services, including at peak times. Portfolio Holder Cllr Claire Holmes said cancellations were happening due to staff illnesses and strikes, with current recruitment and training levels unable to fill the gap. 

The rail company said higher than normal sickness levels due to coronavirus continued to affect its services, with the pandemic also resulting in a backlog in training. TransPennine Express added it had to make changes at short notice so the rest of the timetable could run efficiently, but tried to do so at least a day before. But it also said people using its services should check them carefully, including up to the last minute, for any changes and allow more time for travelling.