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New 3D eye scanner at Specsavers store

Specsavers in Pocklington has invested £44,000 in 3D scanning technology which allows optometrists to view the eye in more detail than ever before. The Optical Coherence Tomography machine, which will be available from this month for appointments, is...

yesterday, 12:51 in Yorkshire & Humber

The Samaritans have launched a Christmas campaign encouraging people to get in touch when they want to talk

At a time of year when many people are finalising preparations to welcome the family and celebrate the season of goodwill, the Samaritans have launched a Christmas campaign reminding people that the festive season can be the hardest time of the year...

yesterday, 11:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

Sir Greg Knight retains his seat as MP for East Yorkshire

Sir Greg Knight has been re-elected as MP for Yorkshire East. He retained his seat with a majority of 22,787 votes. Here are the full results: Greg Knight (Con) - 33,988 Catherine Minnis (Lab) - 11,201 Dale Needham (Lib Dem) - 4,219 Tim Norman...

yesterday, 11:21 in Yorkshire & Humber

The headteacher column with Pocklington School’s Toby Seth

Christmas is coming and right on time, our new Chaplain, “Rev Bill”, has arrived. Bill comes to us having spent time in churches and communities across the country. He hasn’t always been a Chaplain. Indeed, for a time he worked as a forensic scientist...

yesterday, 00:45 in Yorkshire & Humber

Tree-mendous time for children at Bishop Wilton School

Pupils at Bishop Wilton School were delighted when their Christmas tree arrived earlier this month. The children took it in turns to decorate the tree with lights, tinsel, beads and baubles. A school spokesman said: “We would like to thank to Halifax...

Thursday, 17:08 in Yorkshire & Humber

Pantomime review by Julia Pattison: Sleeping Beauty at York Theatre Royal

Pantomime: Sleeping Beauty Venue: York Theatre Royal Dates: Until Saturday, January 25, 2020 Review by: Julia Pattison Berwick Kaler, York’s beloved Pantomime Dame, flew his final York panto mission last year, after an amazing 40 fabulous years. He...

Thursday, 14:53 in Yorkshire & Humber

Drumming a real hit for Bishop Wilton School children

Bishop Wilton Primary School’s Key Stage 1 and Reception classes recently attended a Drumming Workshop. The pupils joined together with other Wolds Federation Schools and went to Middleton on The Wolds Primary for the lessons. A spokesman at Bishop...

Wednesday, 12:37 in Yorkshire & Humber

Christmas holiday fun at local libraries

East Riding Libraries will be celebrating Christmas with Storytimes and Bounce and Rhyme sessions. Storytimes will feature an Out of This World Christmas, taking a trip into outer space and discovering why ‘Aliens love Panta Claus’ (a book by Claire...

Wednesday, 11:38 in Yorkshire & Humber

Archaeologist set to showcase the recent outstanding prehistoric discoveries in Pocklington

Archaeologist Paula Ware is once again coming to Pocklington to talk about the latest news on the remarkable prehistoric finds that have been discovered in the town. Paula is managing director of MAP Archaeological Practice which has undertaken three...

Wednesday, 10:15 in Yorkshire & Humber

East Riding businesses export more than half a billion pounds worth of goods to the EU

East Riding businesses exported more than half a billion pounds worth of goods to the EU last year, figures reveal. The latest trade figures from HM Revenue and Customs show that 825 businesses registered in the East Riding area exported goods to...

Tuesday, 19:35 in Yorkshire & Humber

White Rose Awards success for William’s Den and Wolds Edge

Two businesses in this area were victorious at The White Rose Awards ceremony. William’s Den, which is based at North Cave, won the Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award and New Tourism Business Award categories, while Wolds Edge Holiday...

Tuesday, 19:35 in Yorkshire & Humber

New office at Phoenix as company expands

Pocklington-based Phoenix Software has opened its new sales office as part of a million-pound investment at its premises ahead of more future growth. The move completes a year of success, after the company won the 2019 Microsoft Global Modern...

Tuesday, 19:35 in Yorkshire & Humber

Chance to win top tourism award

Awards that reward the region’s best, brightest, most successful and innovative tourism businesses will now provide a route to national recognition. The 2020 Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards, (REYTAs), organised by tourism body Visit Hull and...

Tuesday, 19:35 in Yorkshire & Humber

Tilly’s history exam result is top of the World

Pocklington School Sixth Form student Tilly Rennison gained the highest mark in the world in her AS History exam last summer and has been granted an Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award by examining board the Cambridge International Examinations...

Tuesday, 18:52 in Yorkshire & Humber

These are the worst areas in the UK for drink and drug driving offences

With the Christmas period being a time for boozy celebrations, MoneySuperMarket has revealed the worst areas for drink and drug driving offences in the UK. The research is based on more than six million car insurance quotes on the money saving website...

Tuesday, 18:52 in Yorkshire & Humber

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