Wednesday 3 November 2021

East Riding Council’s Public Health Director has said a concerning number of people in their 60s and 70s are catching coronavirus despite infection numbers falling overall. Andy Kingdom said the trend comes as cases in school age children, the previous drivers of infections in communities, had dropped. Mr Kingdom added he was concerned the virus was now making its way to the elderly and clinically vulnerable as the effectiveness of their first vaccine doses starts to wane. In total, 1,413 new coronavirus cases were recorded in the East Riding in the week ending October 25, down from 1.600 the previous week.

Humberside Police say they’ve seen a large increase in reports of spiking incidents across the region. The majority of victims are women aged between 17 and 40, although police say all groups have reported spiking incidents, and about a third of victims are men. A spokesman told Beverley FM: “We urge anyone that thinks they may have been spiked to come forward as soon as possible and let us know when and where the incident happened.  This can be done on 999 if in the moment or 101 after the fact.”

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And finally, former Lindisfarne front man, Billy Mitchell, will be appearing at Cherry Burton Village Hall a week on Saturday with Bob Fox, twice voted folk singer of the year. More details from the Cherry Burton Arts page on Facebook and Billy Mitchell will be a guest on Beverley FM’s Weekend Breakfast this coming Saturday.