Month: November 2021

Face coverings MANDATORY in shops and public transport from Tuesday 30 November

Temporary and precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the new COVID-19 Omicron variant in the UK will come into force today, 30th November, the government has confirmed. From 4am Tuesday 30 November face coverings will be compulsory in shops and other settings such as banks, post offices and hairdressers, as well as on public …

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Let’s all play our part in supporting the NHS this winter

Health and care services across Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, which includes hospitals, GP practices, the Yorkshire Ambulance Service, local authorities, mental health, community services and social care providers, are asking for your support as we begin to head into what is likely to be the busiest and most challenging winter the …

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Will Aid: National Will-making month is taking place now!

Every November, participating solicitors volunteer their time and waive their fee for writing a basic Will. Instead, they invite clients to make a voluntary donation to Will Aid – we suggest £100 for a single basic Will and £180 for a pair of basic ‘mirror’ Wills. With Will Aid, everyone benefits. Clients get peace of …

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New Household Support Fund: Help for those struggling with paying bills

The Department for Work and Pensions has recently given North Yorkshire County Council £3.5m to make sure people who might be struggling, and feeling the financial pressures of paying their bills over the winter, get additional help. People who are eligible can get a Household Support Fund e-voucher payment of £250 to pay for food …

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New Friends Against Scams/WhatsApp campaign launched

On the 11th November, WhatsApp launched the STOP. THINK. CALL. campaign, in partnership with Friends Against Scams (FAS). The campaign aims to help educate the British public on how to protect themselves and their WhatsApp account from message-based scams. If a family member or friend makes an unusual request on WhatsApp, the campaign tagline, STOP. THINK.CALL. prompts people …

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Are you still having trouble with television reception?

Arqiva (the company who owns the mast that burned down) are working round the clock to restore TV services which were affected by the fire at Bilsdale Mast. Two new “relay masts” have now gone live, improving TV services for 6,000 more households. Further, smaller masts will soon follow across the area which will help …

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Free suicide prevention training you can do at home, on line, in 20 minutes

A life is lost through suicide every two hours in the UK, but suicidal thoughts and feelings affect thousands of us every single day. Anyone can suffer from suicidal thoughts, but every one of us can make a difference. The #TalkSuicide campaign has been created by the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership …

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Don’t miss out on the right to vote in the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner election on 25th November

Everyone registered to vote in the Harrogate district will be able to have their say in the election for the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner on Thursday 25 November. If you are not currently registered to vote, or you have moved to a new house recently and are not registered at your new address, …

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