3 Yorkshire News Stories You Might Have Missed (December)

This one comes bit early this month, as we’ll all be out of the office next week having some much-needed downtime over the festive period. Yes, you heard that right – even online content writers need a break sometimes! However, no matter what time of year it is the news does not stop rolling. And there have been quite a few interesting things happening around Yorkshire in this December that you might want to know about. Here are just three of them!

Kaiser Chiefs to Open Art Exhibition in York

We’ve reported on the success millions-selling Leeds-based band before on this blog, but there’s some exciting news coming from them this December. Starting on the 14th of this month, the Chiefs will be putting on a musical-art exhibition at York Art Gallery. Filled with pieces of art and music the band have engaged with during the 18-year touring career, including local Yorkshire artists, the exhibit will feature such works as a 40-part choir recording of choral music classic Spem in Alium played through 40 individual speakers and a sculpture co-created by Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore.

The show will run throughout December and all the way into March 2019.

Huddersfield Town Football Star Aaron Mooy Injury

After the unceremonious fall of Leeds United into the lower reaches of English football, Yorkshire was left without a top-flight Premier League representative for many years. That was until Huddersfield Town won promotion from the Championship in 2017. This season, one of their key players has been Australian midfielder Aaron Mooy.

Having started all 15 games for the Terriers this season, as well as playing regularly for Australia, Mooy was having a fine year until he tore medial collateral ligament in his right knee during Huddersfield’s 1-0 loss to Arsenal on December the 8th. He is expected to be out for up to two months. Let’s hope the team doesn’t miss him too much heading into the Christmas calendar.

£40 Million Budget Boost for Scarborough Hospital

In more positive news, the long-feared downgrading of Scarborough Hospital’s capacity has been permanently taken off the agenda this week with a £40 million investment announced by local MP Kevin Hollinrake. The funding will be used to design and build a ‘combined emergency and assessment unit’ which will improve medical staff’s ability to diagnose and treat patients in a timely manner.

“It will mean that patients, many of whom live in my constituency, will be able to receive a more integrated service, by putting diagnostics, urgent and emergency care services together at the front of the hospital,” said Mr Hollinrake.

Scarborough is not the only NHS premises in Yorkshire seeing an investment boost scheduled for the next few years either. A further £20 million is earmarked for the Hull Royal Infirmary, and £29.2 million for Scunthorpe’s General Hospital as well. Hopefully this move will help Yorkshire on the road to complete medical modernisation, giving better service for all the residents of our beautiful county.

Christmas cheers to that!