E YORKS: Families are being urged to keep an eye on the elderly this winter.
The Check On Your Neighbour campaign asks people to take ten minutes out of their day to check on an elderly neighbour and carry out a few simple checks to help reduce their risks of fire.
The service produced a profile of people who were most at risk from having a fire in their home.
It showed they tended to be elderly people who lived alone, often smokers and with some type of physical or mental impairment.
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Daryl Oprey, head of safety for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, said: "Winter can be a difficult time for elderly residents as the cold weather sets in and keeping warm becomes a priority.
"Fire risk in the home can increase due to people smoking indoors.
"There are simple, quick checks residents could carry our when visiting an elderly neighbour that really could make a difference to someone's safety this winter."
EAST YORKS: A national conference on headaches is being held in the region.
It will be at the East Riding Medical Education Centre from Thursday to Saturday, January 19.
The conference is the largest headache educational event in the UK.
More than 200 delegates from all over the UK will be attending, including speakers from the US and Norway.
There will be a public awareness programme on the Saturday at the Holiday Inn, Hull Marina.
EAST RIDING: Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is recruiting part-time officers.
Withernsea station is looking for more retained staff.
Retained firefighters spend a certain number of hours on call every week.
They must live and work within five minutes of the station.
Visit www.humbersidefire.gov.uk to find out more about a career with the fire service.