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GP PRACTICES in the Holderness Health Alliance are set to work towards one merged partnership by late 2018 it has been revealed. The plan to work towards one partnership would see the Alliance practices which include Church View Surgery in Hedon, Eastgate Medical Group in Hornsea, Hedon Group Practice and South Holderness Medical Practice in Withernsea which includes surgeries in Roos and Patrington coming together. The proposed
partnership would have more than 50,000 patients and the merger is aimed at strengthening primary care services through accessing increased funding for the area and a stronger voice in how services are delivered locally.....[read more]


FIFTEEN derelict houses on Patrington Haven are being given a new lease of life by a new owner, who is transforming them into affordable properties for tenants. Work is expected to be completed on the two and three bedroom homes by Wednesday, November 1. They have stood empty on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council estate for at least 18 months and were purchased by an anonymous buyer two weeks ago....[read more]


A FORMER Holmpton resident who left the sleepy village for the life as a member of a girl band in the sixties
was due to appear on the BBC’s One Show last night (Wednesday). As the Gazette went to press Lesley Skilling, whose father Arne Saxil-Neilson, 95, still lives in the village, was awaiting the show to run a film of the reunion performance of her band ‘Mandy and the Girlfriends’ which was filmed at the East Riding Theatre in Beverley with former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell....[read more]

Sports News...

EASINGTON UNITED backed up their first win of the campaign with a first league victory and they couldn’t have picked a better venue at which to do it - or better opponents. United arrived at the sun-soaked surroundings of Queensgate for a meeting of top versus bottom in Humber Premier League Division One against a team that had won all seven competitive games this season (five in the league) and had recently dumped Premier Division side Beverley out of the league cup....[read more]


WITHERNSEA RUFC travelled to Hull Ionians Ramblers with confidence last weekend after a strong away win at Hessle the previous week.Things started well for Withernsea as Mike Penny, playing at 10 as Sam Morfitt was injured in the warm-up (deja vu!), scythed through the home defence to score from 40 metres out.
From this point on, however, things did not go to plan for the visitors, who were starved of the ball by an experienced Ramblers side....[read more]


ROOS FC booked their place in the second round of the Junior Country Cup last Saturday, beating Selby Olympia 5-3. Roos were struggling at 3-1 down with just over 20 minutes to go but substitute Sam Huteson turned the game in the visitors’ favour with a 14-minute hat-trick to see his side through to round two.
Manager Les Sennett had to reshuffle his side around ahead of kick-off and gave Jake Uscroft and Tom Owens places in the starting line-up, with Huteson and Jack Bristow held in reserve on the bench....[read more]

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