MP raises GP backlog with government minister

BEVERLEY and Holderness MP Graham Stuart has asked about Government support for beleaguered GP services in his constituency following complaints from residents about long waits and a lack of face-to-face appointments.

Waiting times for appointments have increased across the country as a result of the measures brought in to slow the spread of Covid-19 coupled with an increased demand for healthcare services. Delays to routine hospital appointments and elective surgeries have also added extra pressure to GP surgeries as they manage patients in the community.

Pier project chairman resigns after delays to scheme

THE chairman of the Withernsea Pier Project has resigned over what he reportedly claims are obstacles being put in the way of the scheme.

The plans received permission from East Riding Council in May 2019, and, having successfully raised the necessary funding for the project, work was due to start on the viewing platform on March 29, 2021.

But, as previously reported in the Gazette, a series of additional queries from East Riding Council about the project’s plans led to delays last year, and no work has yet been carried out. 

Keen swimmer embarks on 500-mile fundraising challenge

A NEW ELLERBY man has pledged to swim 500 miles solo to raise money for Guide Dogs, supported by his friends and family. 

After starting on January 1, Chris Hobson needs to swim a minimum of about 10 miles a week to complete 500 miles by the end of the year. Nearly two weeks into the journey, he has already swum about 30 miles. However, this headstart is to make sure there will not be any hitches along the way. Despite the fact he is on track to finish the swim weeks before New Year 2023, Chris has pledged to carry on, seeing how far he can go.

Pupils welcome social media stars for musical performance

YEAR 7 and 8 Pupils of Holderness Academy were rewarded with a special performance by musical social media stars He Knows She Knows this week.

The urban pop duo, who first hit the music scene in 2016 on the UK version of the X Factor, have since toured the world while posting their adventures on their social media channels.

On Tuesday afternoon, rapper Silvar Laidlow and lead singer Sharna Laidlow performed four well-known chart hits to pupils of the school who enjoyed the socially distanced and masked singalong.


An amazing performance and a massive win

WE CAME to face Hornsea for the second time this season, away last Sunday.

With a cold and icy start to the day, we stood around the centre circle for a minute’s silence.

The game got under way with Withernsea starting with the sun in their eyes, but fired up for a good game nonetheless. The game was pretty even, and the Lions stayed strong together, keeping the goals out with some amazing defence and goalkeeping.

Things were getting a little rough at times from both sides, which led to a free kick for Sam more than 25 yards out. It was struck beautifully, with the keeper just barely getting his hands to it, keeping it out of the net.

Easington on ‘weather watch’ ahead of New Year return

Easington United’s Saturday teams make a belated return to action this weekend after a combination of Covid-19 cases and the weather ensured a wipe-out of all last week’s action.

A high number of positive test results across the club meant not one team could be fielded last Saturday (or in the case of the Fourths, not one that would have fallen within the eligibility rules).

In addition to availability issues, a waterlogged pitch at Patrington forced postponement of the scheduled Third team game against AFC Cottingham.

Campbell brace sees Roos home after disastrous start

STUART Campbell scored with two headers as Roos started 2022 with a comfortable 4-2 home success over Bridlington Rovers.

Manager Les Sennett welcomed back goalkeeper Max Watling-Precious and central defender Matty Craven into the matchday squad, and with the rare luxury of having three substitutes available, hopes were high for a winning start to the new year.

However, on a pitch that had to pass an 11am inspection, Roos made a disastrous start, conceding a goal after just 50 seconds.


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