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Farm machinery stolen in Burstwick burglary

Humberside police are appealing for witnesses after farming equipment and fuel was stolen from an agricultural merchant.

Credit: Press Association

Police say the theft took place between 6pm on the 26th January and the early hours of the 27th January.

The suspects broke into a container and stole the following items:

  • Industrial Jet Wash
  • Agri-Pro Hand Moisture Analyser
  • Leaf-Blower
  • Yellow Pneumatic Trolley
  • Fuel Receiver
  • 50m Electrical Extension Cable
  • Tyre Inflator Pump
  • Electrical Submersible Pump
  • Three Grease Guns

The thieves also stole a large quantity of red diesel from a fuel storage tank and two commercial lorries were also drained of diesel.

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Stay well this winter

As the temperature drops and the usual winter ailments start to take hold, NHS East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group is encouraging people to be prepared and choose the right care for their needs over Christmas and the New Year to help ease pressure on NHS services.

Many common winter illnesses and injuries, such as colds and flu, can be treated at home with a well-stocked medicine cabinet containing:

· Paracetamol and ibuprofen for pain relief

· Decongestants for cold and flu symptoms such as blocked noses or sinuses

· Tablets or liquids to help with heartburn and other digestion problems

· Antiseptic wipes for cuts, grazes and minor wounds

· Rehydration remedies

· A thermometer

· Plasters and sterile dressings

· Antihistamines

These are available to buy from many local pharmacies or supermarkets.

Your local pharmacist can also provide professional, confidential advice and treatment without an appointment. You can see a pharmacist for a range of problems including coughs, colds, skin conditions, aches and pains and stomach complaints or emergency contraception.

They may offer you over-the-counter remedies and will be able to advise on medicines that are safe to use with any other medications you are already taking.

There are a number of pharmacies open in East Riding of Yorkshire over Christmas and New Year. If your local pharmacy is normally open on a Saturday then it will be open on Boxing Day.

There are 6 Minor Injury Units (MIU) throughout East Riding of Yorkshire ( Bridlington & District Hospital; East Riding Community Hospital , Beverley; Alfred Bean Hospital , Driffield; Goole and District Hospital; Hornsea Cottage Hospital; and Withernsea Community Hospital ) and they are open over the Christtmas and New year period.

They are operated by highly skilled, qualified practitioners who can treat such injuries as: minor fractures, sprains, strains, cuts, bites and minor burns. You should use your local minor injury unit when you need treatment for a minor injury, which DOES NOT need a visit to A&E or a medical appointment.

If you’re still unsure which care option to choose, NHS 111 is a round-the-clock phone service, 365 days per year and free to call from landlines and mobiles. NHS 111 offers expert advice for situations when you need help urgently but is isn’t an emergency.

The telephone teams are fully-trained. If they think you should see a healthcare professional they will direct you to the correct service for your need, including GP practices that are open at the weekends.

“During the winter months an increase in winter illnesses and injuries puts additional pressure on health services, so it’s important to use your NHS wisely.

“Self-care is important all year round but can be particularly essential during the winter months. Keep yourself warm.

"If you start to feel unwell then get help from your pharmacist quickly before it gets too serious.

"If you are on repeat medication then think ahead and make sure you have enough to last through the holiday period

“We would also encourage people to check in regularly with any neighbours or family members who might be vulnerable in the cold and the dark.

“A&Es come under a lot of pressure at this time, so using services sensibly not only means that you will get the most suitable advice or treatment as quickly as possible, it also frees up emergency services for people with life-threatening illnesses or injuries.

“For more information on how to stay well over the winter period, including details on local services visitwww.staywellthiswinter.co.uk

– Dr Siva, local GP and Clinical Lead Unplanned Care for East Riding of Yorkshire CCG

Free Xmas parking in East Yorkshire

Osborne Street multi-storey car park , Hull. Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Shoppers in Hull and the East Riding are to be offered free parking in the run up to Christmas to help boost local business.

The parking promotion is part of a campaign to put independent businesses in Hull and the East Riding in the spotlight this Christmas thanks as part of a Government-backed scheme to get shoppers buying local.

The UK's first Small Business Saturday will be held in towns and cities across the country on December 7, giving retailers a chance to promote themselves and generate trade.

East Riding Council and Hull City Council are also playing their part to promote independent retailers during the festive period.

Both local authorities are launching their free parking schemes to coincide with Small Business Saturday.

In a bid to entice people into towns and cities including Hull, Beverley and Bridlington, car park charges will be dropped at a number of locations around the region.

Shoppers can park in Hull City Council's three multi-storey car parks on Saturdays and Sundays from December 7 to 29 for free.

East Riding Council will also be offering free parking on the weekends leading up to Christmas, starting on December 7.

Woman pleads not guilty to causing the death of her sister

A woman from Bridlington has denied causing the death of her sister in a car crash.

Rosie-Ann Stone, 20, pleaded not guilty to a charge of causing the death of Jennie Stone by careless driving when she appeared at Hull Crown Court today.

Stone was prosecuted in February after her sister's car hit a tree on the A165 near Fraisthorpe. Jennie Stone, 28, died after suffering fatal head injuries.

It's understood the defendant was driving her own car when the incident happened.

The crash took place just months after their brother, Private Gregg Stone, was killed while serving with the Army in Afghanistan.

She will go on trial on January 13 next year.

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