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Historic work back at school after 137 years

Historic work back at school after 137 years

A stitch in time, from 1880 to be exact, has returned to the place it was created following a fortuitous discovery. A cross stitch sampler, created by a Bishop Wilton Primary school pupil called Kate Banks, was spotted at an antiques fair in...

today, 14:27 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
The Crime Matters column

The Crime Matters column

Throughout December, local police officers are operating high visibility patrols in Pocklington, Market Weighton, and surrounding areas. In Pocklington, police patrols have been out and about in the town centre area to deter potential anti-social...

today, 11:36 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
New appointment at Harrowells firm

New appointment at Harrowells firm

A NEW head of family law has been appointed by East and North Yorkshire law firm Harrowells. Lucy Phipps, who has specialised in family law for ten years, will work across Harrowells’ office network, including at Pocklington. She said: “Being able to...

today, 09:47 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Pocklington Lions Club pays tribute to ‘Cheggers’

Pocklington Lions Club pays tribute to ‘Cheggers’

Pocklington Lions Club members have paid tribute to much-loved TV personalty Keith Chegwin after it was announced he had died on Monday following a battle with a long illness. The star, best known for hosting children’s game show Cheggers Plays Pop...

yesterday, 17:35 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Diary dates for the Pocklington area

Diary dates for the Pocklington area

Here are the latest what’s On listings for Pocklington, Market Weighton and surrounding areas. Also listed are the regular group meetings in the region. Pocklington All Saints Church: Sing your Heart out for Christmas at 6.30pm. Pocklington and...

yesterday, 16:27 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Recycle your Christmas tree

Recycle your Christmas tree

Pocklington Lions and Derwent Lions Clubs will be operating their usual Christmas tree collections early next year. The two clubs will be running their Christmas tree recycling services, in aid of their chosen charities, on Saturday 6 January and...

yesterday, 10:44 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Cold and mainly dry with wintry showers predicted next Sunday

Cold and mainly dry with wintry showers predicted next Sunday

Here is the week-ahead weather predicted by local forecaster Trevor Appleton There’s good news and bad news. It will be cold all week, but the evenings start to get lighter from Thursday onwards (shortest day on 21st, mornings get lighter from 29th)....

yesterday, 10:12 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Police warning after burglary

Police warning after burglary

Police officers in the area have issued a warning after thieves broke into a house in Holme on Spalding Moor. The burglary took place some time during Friday 1 and Saturday 2 December at a secure property in Hawthorn Drive. The home was searched and a...

yesterday, 10:12 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Close shave for the air ambulance

Close shave for the air ambulance

A Pocklington man is embarking on an hair-raising mission to bring in funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Aaron Herd will lose his lustrous long locks in a charity head shave on Wednesday 13 December in the Shell Garage at 2.30pm. The reason he...

yesterday, 08:44 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
View from the Zoo: Tests will help stop spread of avian malaria

View from the Zoo: Tests will help stop spread of avian malaria

Researchers from the University of Liverpool braved the cold and snow last week to collect mosquito samples from across the site. Despite the snow, several adult mosquitoes were found hiding behind doors and in damp areas. The research is part of a...

Sunday, 18:41 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Aspiring chefs reveal recipes for success in top competition

Aspiring chefs reveal recipes for success in top competition

The Market Weighton School recently hosted the first round of The Rotary Club’s Young Chef Competition 2017. Five aspiring young chefs aged between 12-15 years old, studying Food and Nutrition at TMWS, went head-to-head under the watchful eye of ex...

Sunday, 17:12 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Support for rail link revival

Support for rail link revival

The Yorkshire Party has given its backing to the campaigners who are hoping to get the Beverley-York railway reopened. During a meeting at Market Weighton Methodist Church, Yorkshire Party supporters and members welcomed leader Stewart Arnold. Mr...

Sunday, 13:43 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
The Church Column with Father Michael Sellers

The Church Column with Father Michael Sellers

Christians around the world are actively preparing to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Although the celebrations take many forms in different countries, we all see Christmas as a turning point for the human race, when the Saviour of the world was born....

Sunday, 09:44 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Scouting for new adult helpers

Scouting for new adult helpers

A successful Scout Group in the Pocklington and District area is looking for more adult helpers to help with the smooth running of the organisation. Stamford Bridge Scout Group has more than 140 members, and boys and girls from the age of six come...

Friday, 15:21 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Bike scheme a tour de force at Monaco ceremony

Bike scheme a tour de force at Monaco ceremony

The popular Yorkshire Bank Bike Library scheme has beaten off stiff competition to be named the winner of an international award at a ceremony in Monaco. The scheme operates at Mount Pleasant CofE Primary School Bike Library, Market Weighton, and...

Friday, 14:17 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
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