DRIFFIELD: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is offering an early invitation to everyone to enter the Trust's Easter Duck Race.
Following the cancellation of the New Year's Day Duck Race due to exceptionally high water levels, the event will now be held in Driffield Beck as it passes Eastgate Car Park, Great Driffield, on Saturday, March 30, with the first race being run at 3pm.
The competition will consist of three races involving up to 450 individually numbered plastic ducks. There will be cash prizes.
Ducks are available from Yorkshire Wildlife Trust or can be bought on the day.
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Race organiser David Woodmansey said: "It was very disappointing to have to cancel the Duck Race on New Year's Day but the water levels were such that we had little alternative.
"It would have been too dangerous to have had volunteers in the beck.
"All those who purchased ducks in advance of the cancelled event on New Year's Day will have their purchases honoured. All the money we raise will be spent in East Yorkshire."
EAST YORKS: Humber Bridge Farmers' Market is going from strength to strength with the addition of 11 new traders.
The new traders selling food include Beverley-based smoked fish and meat producer, Staal Smokehouse, run by husband and wife team, Justin and Georgina Staal.
Also represented at the monthly bridge market will be Hayloft Foods, based in Malton, North Yorkshire, and run by Juliette Brown Forden who was a Masterchef finalist. She will be offering fresh home-made soup, pasta sauces and chutney, using locally sourced ingredients.
The other new food stalls are Lincolnshire lamb and cheese producers and a honey seller who has beehives in South Yorkshire.
Several new craft stalls have been introduced.
The market, held on the first Sunday of each month, from 9am to 1pm, now has more than 100 stalls and welcomes about 5,000 visitors to each event.
The next market will be on Sunday, April 7.
EAST YORKS: The Minsters' Rail Campaign AGM will take place tomorrow at Hodgsons pub in Flemingate, Beverley.
The group is made up of rail travel enthusiasts who want to see the reopening of a railway line from Beverley to York. It takes its name from the two minsters.
But the group also campaigns for other improvements to the rail network.
Top of the agenda at this weekend's meeting will be the severe delays – caused by a landslip at Hatfield near Doncaster – which are causing disruption to East Yorkshire's rail services to Hull and the East Coast resorts.
Doors open at 10am for a 10.30am start and anyone is welcome.