Why are so many Brid kids overweight?

Almost a quarter of children in parts of Bridlington are classed as obese, a new report shows.

Obesity story, Bradford.

Health scheme for smokers and obese

East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is introducing a health programme for smokers and people with a BMI of and/or greater than 35 to encourage local residents to improve their wellbeing and live the healthiest lives possible.

The ward will close on October 1 but patients will stop being admitted on Friday

Bridlington Hospital will lose another ward

Hospital staff were left in tears as they were told another ward will close at Bridlington Hospital next month.
East Riding CCG is rationing surgery for the obese and smokers

Overweight people and smokers to be denied surgery for six months in four Yorkshire hospitals

Obese people and smokers in the East Riding are to be denied non-life threatening surgery for six months.

Sophie Glenton with members of the panel

First intake of students for new academy

Students hoping to become the first members of a new medical academy in Bridlington have been given a grilling by an interview panel.

The council's message is protect yourself and your family from the flu by taking up the free vaccination.

Flu jab campaign starts ahead of winter months

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council is urging people in Bridlington who are eligible for the free flu vaccination to take up the offer ahead of the winter months.

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust chief executive Patrick Crowley has told staff there will be no money left in October.

Hospital trust boss tells staff ‘we will run out of cash’

The trust which runs Bridlington and Scarborough hospitals will run out of money in October, according to its chief executive.
Charlie Coulam passed out as he went round the supermarket

Mum’s praise for ‘amazing’ shop staff

A mum has praised the staff at a Bridlington supermarket for the way they reacted when her son was taken ill in the store.

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Very rare visitor flies into Bempton nature reserve

Experts have confirmed just how rare a moth spotted at the Bempton Cliffs nature reserve last month is.

Dr Alan Sykes

Fund set up in memory of village doctor

The family of a hugely popular village GP who died last month are hoping to raise thousands of pounds to help to save lives in his memory.

Mental health problems affect one in four people each year

Using technology to beat mental health problems in Bridlington

Mental health is no longer a taboo subject.

Trust chief executive  Patrick Crowley, chemotherapy nurse Lizzie Walker and Professor Steve Leveson  with staff

Mobile unit for cancer patients

Yorkshire’s first mobile chemotherapy unit has been launched and will visit Bridlington regularly to allow cancer patients to be treated closer to home.

Dr Alan Sykes joined the surgery in 1984

Village GP: ‘It was more than a job to him’

A doctor who gave decades of service to a village surgery has died at the age of 63.

Bridlington Hospital

Hospital jobs: ‘It is just so demoralising’

Hospital chiefs have sparked job fears among 120 Bridlington workers after confirming the trust is exploring setting up a new company to provide maintenance services.

Jermain Defoe met his friend Bradley Lowery last night as the family say their little boy is finding it hard to breathe.

Jermain Defoe visits cancer battler Bradley Lowery as family say he is 'finding breathing difficult'

Terminally-ill football fan Bradley Lowery was visited by his "best friend" Jermain Defoe after his family threw him a party.
A third of people lack knowledge of food hygiene a new survey found.

Food poisoning risk over poor food hygiene

People in the East Yorkshire and Humber region are still putting themselves at risk of food poisoning through lack of knowledge of food hygiene, a report said.

The cyclists at the finish line

Doctor beats ‘brutal’ hills to complete cycle route

Bridlington GP Dr Tom Milligan and his friends completed their coast-to-coast cycle challenge in under 11 hours on Saturday.


VIDEO: Sir Vince Cable urges firms to back £1m Weston Park Cancer Charity 2020 For Business Appeal

Sir Vince Cable took time out of his campaign to become the next Liberal Democrat leader to urge business leaders to back a £1 million appeal boosting world leading cancer services in Sheffield.
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Course on how to deal with stress

A free four-week course to help people cope with stress and anxiety begins next Wednesday.

Healthwatch in North Yorkshire and York urge NHS national bodies to put patient safety before money.

Scarborough and Bridlington hospitals facing "significant cost reductions"

A health watchdog has said that the organisations which run Scarborough and Bridlington hospitals needs to make "significant cost reductions".
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