Wednesday 29 September 2021

East Riding Hospital staff caring for young people with cancer have stepped in to help them access more age-appropriate wigs if they lose their hair during treatment. The Teenage Cancer Unit at Castle Hill Hospital has teamed up with the Living With and Beyond Cancer team at the Queen’s Centre to launch the new wig service. In addition to young styles there’s also a selection of vibrant colours. The aim is to boost young patients’ morale. Clinical Nurse Specialist Claire Swift told Beverley FM that losing your hair during treatment for cancer can be traumatic for everyone but it’s especially difficult for young people. If you have a wig suitable for a teenager or young person that you would like to donate, please contact the team on:01482 461091 or 461326 – More details here

Police are warning motorists and members of the public to be on their guard following reports of catalytic converters being stolen. Officers told us that as the price of metals such as platinum and palladium have risen, more criminals have targeted the devices, particularly on hybrid vehicles where the precious metals are less likely to be damaged. A number of preventive measures have been recommended including fitting suitable locks or guards. Read more advice here

East Riding Libraries are planning to celebrate National Poetry Day next week with a series of events. You’ll be able to combine it with a day at the seaside in Withernsea or Bridlington. Full details and dates online here