Businesses react as East Riding enters Tier 3

IT was announced last Thursday that the East Riding of Yorkshire would enter the toughest tier of restrictions following November’s lockdown. The area was put in Tier 3 of the local restriction system that is in place from yesterday (Wednesday, December 2) until a review on December 16. In spite of being recognised as a Very High Alert area, certain restrictions have been eased following lockdown. Personal care, leisure and sports facilities and places of worship can open as long as social distancing rules are followed and appropriate PPE...
 

Musical grandfather releases ‘Santa’s Still in Lockdown’ single to raise Christmas spirits

AN East Yorkshire musician has come out of retirement to write and record a lockdown-themed Christmas song to generate some light-hearted festive fun. Grandfather John Dawson, from Cowden, near Hornsea, was a familiar face on the local music circuit for almost five decades as he performed to packed...

Twenty-five miles carrying twenty-five kilograms

A WITHERNSEA soldier completed a Tactical Advance to Battle (TAB) walk from Hull to Withernsea last weekend to raise money to support Royal British Legion. As previously reported in the Gazette, Dave Brewer, a serving member of the British Army, aimed to complete the walk in under six hours. The soldier confirmed that he had...

A bright farewell from village Vicar

THE Vicar of the Skirlaugh Group of Churches has performed his last official duty in the village. After eight years, the Revd Andy Simpson is ending his time as Vicar of Skirlaugh, Swine, Ellerby, Riston, Rise, Catwick, Sigglesthorne and Bewholme to take up his new post of Vicar of Barton-under-Needwood with Dunstall and Tatenhill in Staffordshire...
 

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New Government guidelines issued for non-elite football - Statement from the FA

THE FA have issued updated guidance for ‘non-elite’ football in England following confirmation from the UK Government that organised sports can return from Wednesday, December 2. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has issued updated guidelines...
 

Geoff Keyworth: Easington’s ‘Dixie Dean’

IN the second of our ‘Lockdown look back’ pieces, we travel back 45 years to the 1975/76 season and the establishment of a club goal scoring record that looks unlikely to ever be broken… Despite much searching and countless enquiries over the years, documentary evidence of the history of Easington United from its formation...
 

The Gazette appeal to our readers for more information

AFTER the Gazette asked again for old photographs last week from our readers we have kindly been sent this fantastic picture of Sunk Island AFC from 1928-29 by David Willie. Unfortunately we have no other information regarding the photo or its origin. If any one has any information or if you can indentify...
 

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