30 May 2024

The write stuff…

This week, we announce the winner of our Andrea Burn Short Story Prize – which used to be the Thousand Words competition, but we relaunched it this year in honour of our much- missed columnist and Seaside FM broadcaster, who died a few months ago.

I’d like to thank everyone who entered for taking the time to do so – I hope you enjoyed the experience, which should be a reward in itself, I think. We had a tough job of picking the winner. There were some that tackled difficult issues, and some that we felt were perhaps too dark for publication in a family newspaper and to be broadcast on a community radio station.

I like to do things that promote interaction with the newspaper, as it’s a win-win situation all round, so if you have any other suggestions as to any other things we could do in this vein, please do get in touch!

On another note, our Withernsea front page this week offers a significant update on plans for the Blue Light Weekend in August, which have been progressing apace since we reported on its launch back in February.

The line-up is, quite frankly, staggering – and the air show aspect of it promises to be quite simply unforgettable.

Little birds tell me that there are some even more exciting things yet to be announced, as negotiations are still ongoing, so you had better make sure you keep an eye on the Gazette or the Blue Light Weekend website. In the coming weeks, we are planning in-depth features on some of the people behind these breathtaking attractions heading to Withernsea, so watch this space!