Latest Beverley Stories

2008-10-07 00:00:30

On a shoestring, we have had to make cuts and all sorts of savings. "But we have not just maintained standards, we have gone forward." The school has a joint sixth form with Beverley High School for Girls and the sixth form was also described as outstanding by Ofsted. The boys' school, which has specialist status for engineering, cognition and learning, also works in partnership with Longcroft School and Performing Art College, Beverley. Mr Goodwin said: "The collaboration between the...

2008-09-10 00:00:16

"I have always thought of the piano as an orchestra," says John Lill. "And I have always worked to bring out the full colour and range of the instrument - too many pianists play as if they are using a typewriter." Acclaimed as the leading British pianist of his generation, John is well placed to judge his abilities at the keyboard. The veteran of a career which stretches across five decades - and some 3,500 concerts - his concert launches this year's Beverley Chamber Music Festival....

2008-08-26 03:00:38

Fiona Pears remembers the stunned faces when, at a concert in Luxembourg, the musician plugged her violin, nicknamed The Beast, into a distortion box - and created a sensation. "That concert was one that sticks out in my mind," said the New Zealander. "Everyone was yelling with excitement. We started out with a song I wrote on my travels which started out like an Irish ballad, then became a rock song. "People were staring, I don't think they had seen anything like it." She says the...

2008-07-30 00:00:31

The pick of the pod will be on show when the Processed Pea folk club returns to Light Dragoon Pub, in Etton, near Beverley, next week. The club, which meets every month, will host a night celebrating the cream of Yorkshire's acoustic talent on Tuesday, August 5. Among the acts lined up to appear will be performers who have already shone in support slots at the club, including Joe Solo, Like A Thief and Rob Nicklas, as well as Graham Brady and Emily Rowley, who will be given the chance to...

2008-07-09 21:00:08

By BETH NEIL LITTLE Aisling Richardson never pestered her parents for a new Barbie or a pony. She craved just one thing - a baby brother or sister. And from the moment she could talk, she never stopped asking. The youngster, who is now nine, little realised that her own existence was a longed-for blessing, and that another addition to the family would be little short of miraculous. "She was desperate," says mum Beverley, 39. "It was her one desire in life. She'd put coins in wishing...

2008-07-02 00:00:18

Her first appearance in East Yorkshire was somewhat over- shadowed. Seattle-based singer-songwriter Rachel Harrington played Beverley Memorial Hall for two nights just after the Buzzcocks had taken Beverley Folk Festival by storm. Now, she's set to claim the spotlight for herself when she returns to East Yorkshire to play the Adelphi in Hull tomorrow night. She'll come armed with a clutch of new songs from her eagerly- awaited second album, City Of Refuge, following the success of her...

2008-06-20 00:00:28

SIXTY years of the NHS will be celebrated in the East Riding and Hull with a special service at Beverley Minster. East Riding of Yorkshire PCT is hosting the service on behalf of all local NHS and is inviting all staff from the Hull and East Yorkshire health community, past and present, volunteers, patients and anyone with an interest in their local health service to join in celebrating the anniversary. Health Secretary and Hull West and Hessle MP Alan Johnson, will be taking part in the...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'