Julie Abraham: Rural pupils deserve level playing field on funding

ALTHOUGH I write this piece about East Riding schools, this same message will resonate across much of rural Yorkshire where schools and academies have been disadvantaged by the present method of funding education which came about because of circumstances and decisions that were made many years ago.

Enthusiasts lines up to shaire their passion for steam engines with the crowds. Pictures by Paul Atkinson.

Crowds turn out for Driffield Steam and Vintage Rally

Visitors to the popular Driffield Steam and Vintage Rally were given a taste of days goneby this weekend.

Rose Jewitt, aged four, of Scarborough, pulls her Texel lamb, called Lilly, during the sheep young handler class at Driffield Show.  Pictures: James Hardisty.

Driffield Show: Young to the fore at sizzler

East Yorkshire’s farming future looks assured amid the general uncertainty surrounding the industry that was the backdrop to the county’s biggest one-day agricultural show.

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Driffield Show returns tomorrow.

‘Bring sun cream’ warning from Driffield Show

More than 25,000 people are expected to visit East Yorkshire’s biggest agricultural show amid sizzling heat tomorrow, prompting a warning from show organisers.

Heather Venter

Ex-Yorkshire mayor in racism storm over anti-Muslim and ‘Romania gypsy’ tweets

A FORMER Yorkshire mayor faces being reported to the police over alleged racism and anti-Muslim comments on social media.

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Helen Stones is the third generation of her family to supply local people with produce.

Farm shop extension continues family’s proud legacy

The Fry family know a thing or two about providing customers with local produce, from their original milk round to an on-site shop, they have striven to offer good, locally sourced food and drink in East Yorkshire.

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Liam and Ami Duggleby pictured with their newborn daughter April Grace and the neonatal team at Leeds General Infirmary after handing over �14,000.

Family donates £14,000 to Leeds neonatal unit months after Minnie’s extraordinary gift of life

The parents of Yorkshire’s youngest ever organ donor, Minnie Duggleby, have returned to the Leeds neonatal unit where their daughter was born to donate more than £14,000.

David Tite, chief executive of Driffield Agricultural Society, infront of thier new pavilion, and later this month the show ground will be hosting it's first Education Day.

Children to get modern farming lessons at Driffield showground

When does a chicken become a turkey? Believe it or not this question didn’t come from a chid but a teacher talking to a poultry farmer in the East Riding some years ago.

Former headteacher Simon Jones left Driffield School and Sixth Form shortly after the Ofsted inspection

Driffield School set to become academy after Ofsted places it in special measures

OFSTED has put an East Riding school into special measures in a report which warned it did not ensure all pupils were kept safe.


Motorcyclist dead and two injured in East Yorkshire collision

A motorcyclist has died following a collision with a car that left two other people in hospital.

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YP Letters: Bring back the shoes that were my perfect fit

From; Graham Lund, Glen Rothay Hotel, Rydal, Cumbria.

Yorkwold Pig Pro Ltd said an independent investigation had ruled out any animal welfare issues.

Driffield pig firm denies activist footage exposes any welfare concerns

Disciplinary action is being considered over failings at an East Yorkshire pig producer where animal rights activists documented dead animals and unsecured syringes and medicines.

Pig farmers Vicky Morgan, Caroline Mitchell and Kate Morgan.

Women’s role in farming is on the rise

The breadth of agricultural careers in the 21st century means there is no reason why women should not think seriously about stepping into what is no longer considered to be a man’s world.


Police launch appeal after three bouncy castles stolen in East Yorkshire

Several bouncy castles have been stolen from a house in East Yorkshire, prompting a police appeal for information.

There are fears for the capacity of the River Hull to deal with more flooding as sunken vessels are still in the river.

Vigour needed in pursuit of bid to flood-proof River Hull

EAST YORKSHIRE MP Greg Knight said there is a strong case for government to commit more funding to river maintenance, after he held a meeting with local farmers.

Riding high: Lottie Fry and Exquis Clearwater competing at the recent CDI Roosendaal Indoor event.

Ambitious Lottie keen to keep a level head

IT is highly appropriate that Yorkshire dressage star Lottie Fry was given an Olympic feel upon her debut at Grand Prix Under-25 level.

John Hopton's 'Following Football' book is now available from Amazon.

Steve Rudd interview: John charts round-the-world trip as he proves to be a football fanatic

John Hopton, probably best-known to Driffield folk for being a member of rock band Infinitum, has recently had a new book published.

Andrzei Jonski, facing a �3,000 legal bill for having scruffy gardens. Pictured is the neighbours view of  his back garden with DIY shed, plastic sheeting and building materials which are destroying the  residential amenity of his five neighbours from their homes which overlook his house. See story Hull News and Pictures.

Man wins legal battle over garden dispute

A man at war with his neighbours over the state of his garden has won a legal battle to overturn a restraining order which prevented him from harassing six of them.

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New heights for Driffield man

A farmer’s son from Kilham is taking his passion for climbing to its greatest heights.

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Arson warning to Yorkshire’s farmers after hundreds of pigs die in blaze

FARMERS have been urged to take steps to reduce the risk of arson attacks on their farms following a deliberately-set blaze that result in the death of 370 pigs.

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