East Riding Council are holding a debate on fracking today. Councillors there want the government to guarantee the region won't be unduly targeted for controversial gas extraction.
Controversial plans to increase the size of North Ferriby by almost a third have been refused. National property developer St Modwen wanted to build 510 houses in Melton Fields on countryside next to the village.
Following a huge campaign by local residents, with 2000 either signing a petition or sending a letter to the local authority, East Riding planners rejected the scheme.
The consultation process will end today over the possible closure of three schools in East Yorkshire. Hundreds have protested against the plans by the local council to close down Dunswell Primary School, and primary schools at the villages of Langtoft and Gembling.
East Yorkshire Council says Langtoft Primary School costs £15,500 per pupil to run compared with the average of £3500 for the rest of the local schools and it has to make difficult choices in tough times.
Campaigners have handed in a petition of nearly 3000 names in protest at the plans.
The cobbles in an East Yorkshire marketplace are going to be torn up and replaced with modern block paving.Read the full story ›
Not one person in Sheffield was given an NHS health check during the last financial year, according to a new report.Read the full story ›
Wildlife at an East Riding nature reserve is to be given a boost thanks to a £140,000 grant to restore wetlands in the area. The money will be used to look after a new conservation technique used at the RSPB Blacktoft Sands and the area around Humberhead Levels.
The new 19 million East Riding Community Hospital based in Beverley will open its doors to the public today.Read the full story ›
East Riding residents whose working tax credits end in April are advised that they may now be entitled to housing and/or council tax benefit.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is offering benefit and money advice service. They authority says it has helped thousands of residents to claim the benefits to which they are entitled. In 2010/11 residents who had used the service claimed -
- £150,500 in housing benefit
- £120,500 in council tax benefit
Primary Care Trusts in East Riding of Yorkshire and Richmond have failed to meet the Government's targets for providing services for memory-related conditions. A national strategy set up in April 2011 said all PCTs in England must set up memory assessment services. 7% of trusts have so far failed.