‘A Thousand Words’
short story competition launched
THE GAZETTE is
excited to announce the launch of the 2021 ‘A Thousand Words’ short story
Once again we’ve teamed up with your favourite local community radio
station 105.3 Seaside FM. Just like last year, the winning story will be
broadcast on 105.3 Seaside FM and read by our judge and Gazette columnist
Andrea Burn. And it will be published in The Gazette so the lucky winner will
see their story in print. The competition is open to those aged 18 and over.
Stories should be
no longer than 1000 words beginning with: “An easterly wind swept along the
coast, wheezing and rattling through the old sash windows and breathing life
into the dying embers of the fire. The mantle clock chimed twice as the house
seemed to sigh its portent of things to come...”
The closing date
is 5pm on February 12 with the winner announced on February 25.
Find out how to
enter on page 9 in this week's Gazette.
Theft from car in Thorngumbald
POLICE are appealing for information following the theft of items from a car in
Several items were stolen from a car parked on
St Martins Road, Thorngumbald at around 5.50pm on Thursday, January 14.
A Moncler fashion jacket, a Gucci car holder containing a bank card and
University ID card along with an iPhone XR were among the items taken.
A spokesperson for Humberside Police said: “The owner of the car noticed a male
wearing a black base ball cap and a black puffa style jacket run from the scene
A dog walker located the discarded iPhone later in the evening and returned it
to the victim.
"If you know anything of who is responsible for this theft or know the
whereabouts of the stolen items or had captured anything relating to this on
CCTV or Dash Cam: please call the police on 101 with Investigation number
BBC radio’s Make a Difference: Give a Laptop campaign has seen £30,000 donated
in its first week
THE launch of the BBC’s Make A Difference: Give A Laptop campaign last
Thursday, local radio stations across England have been inundated with calls,
emails, texts and donations.
January 7, all 39 local radio stations launched the campaign by providing details
of specialist charities across the country that will safely wipe donated
devices before distributing them to local schools.
a week after its launch the charities have received nearly 5,000 devices and a
total of £30,000 in financial donations.
Burns, Head of Local Radio comments: “It’s great to see our listeners
responding to our call to action. We are committed to doing everything we can
do to help support the great work of our teachers and schools during the
received an incredible £30,000 in financial donations in one week and know that
the figure is probably much higher as many people have been donating directly
to their local schools and charities as a result of our on air campaign. At
least another 20,000 devices are also being pledged by businesses in the coming
weeks across the UK.
this challenging time, our listeners are once again showing that community
spirit is alive and well.”
Improvements under way at East Riding Leisure Centre
East Riding Leisure Centres are currently closed, work is under way on
improvements to the swimming pool and surrounding area at East Riding Leisure
pool has been drained and work has begun on regrouting the whole pool;
replacing tiles; refurbishing the flume slide; maintenance in the plant room; and
work on the air handling system above the pool itself.
is scheduled to be completed by March 28.
facility manager Stuart Armstrong said: “We are taking advantage of the current
closure period to carry out these major works to improve our pool, to be ready
to reopen with improved facilities in the Spring when we are allowed to do so.”