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Thousands expected in Beverley for festival of cycling

More than 6,000 people are expected to head to Beverley this weekend for a two-day festival of cycling which starts with the annual prestigious Elite Circuit race.

Sixty of the country's top cyclists will battle it out for £4,000 in prize money as part of the national Elite race series on the 1.2km criterium circuit around Beverley town centre.

The event brings the market town to a standstill from 5pm yesterday as 800 barriers go up. Pubs and cafes throw open their doors to a mix of cyclists, clubbers and townsfolk with the backdrop of two-wheel entertainment.

Protest over East Yorkshire's wind turbines

Campaigners have taken to the streets of Beverley today to protest about the numbers of wind turnbines that they say blight East Yorkshire. Smaller groups joined forces for the mass march before delivering a list of demands to the offices of East Riding Council.

They say the area has more than done its bit for renewable power. Martin Fisher has the story.


March against wind farm developments

Campaigners against further wind farms in East Yorkshire Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Campaigners opposed to more wind farms in East Yorkshire will march through Beverley this morning before delivering their demands to the planning department of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The area already has the highest density of wind turbines in England with 2 hundred and 23 either built, approved or pending consideration.

Property developer charged with ten counts of fraud

East Yorkshire property developer William Flannigan has been charged with ten counts of fraud by misrepresentation.

The charges relate to park homes at Lakeminster Park, near Beverley, East Yorkshire which were restricted to holiday use only but were sold as homes for year-round residence.

"The Crown Prosecution Service has been working closely with Humberside Police in connection with the sale of properties at Lakeminster Park, near Beverley.

"Having carefully considered all of the evidence presented to us by Humberside Police, we have concluded that there is sufficient evidence to charge this defendant with ten charges of fraud by misrepresentation and that it is in the public interest to do so. The defendant will first appear at Beverley Magistrates’ Court on 9 July.

“This defendant now stands charged with serious criminal offences and has the right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings."

– Malcolm Taylor, Reviewing Lawyer, CPS Yorkshire and Humberside Complex Casework Unit

Pensioners come out fighting to save their homes

130 pensioners facing eviction after sinking their life savings into retirement homes near Beverley have come out in force at the beginning of a fresh public inquiry today.

They have been facing eviction ever since the site at Lakeminster Park was refused retrospective planning permission. East Riding Council says it was only ever intended to be used for holiday purposes. Fiona Dwyer reports


Pensioners hope new inquiry will secure their homes

Pensioners facing eviction in East Yorkshire, after falling foul of a planning row between the local council and a developer, say they hoping a fresh public inquiry will secure their future.

130 residents at Lakeminster Park in Woodmansey near Beverley have lived with the threat of losing their homes for the last three years. East Riding Council say the site was only ever meant for holiday homes, not as a permanent residence.

Resident Jackie Loudwell bought her home in 2010. She spoke to our reporter Fiona Dwyer about how anxious they all were.

Inquiry into eviction of pensioners from East Yorks holiday park

Pensioners facing eviction from their retirement homes near Beverley have come out in force at the beginning of a fresh public inquiry today.

The residents sank their life savings into their homes at Lakeminster Park in Woodmansey. But three years ago, East Riding Council refused retrospective planning permission saying the site was only ever intended to be used for holiday purposes.

Holiday park residents face fresh public inquiry

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Holiday park residents battling to save their homes near Beverley are pinning their hopes on a fresh public inquiry which starts today. They have been facing eviction ever since East Riding Counci's refusal for retrospective planning permission for the site at Lakeminster Park

. The council says this decision was only approved on the basis of the site being for holiday purposes.

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