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More People Die of Cold in York, Harrogate and Ryedale


5:57am 3rd December 2012

New figures show more people are dying of cold in York, Harrogate and Ryedale.

The stats from 2010/11 show a rise on the previous winter, but there was a fall in the East Riding and no change in Selby or Hambleton.

James Player from Age UK York tells us why he thinks it's happening.


The full figures from the Office for National Statistics are below:

Local Authority No. of Excess Winter Deaths 2009/10 No. of Excess Winter Deaths 2010/11
East Riding of Yorkshire 200 170
City of York 90 120
Craven 0 0
Hambleton 10 10
Harrogate 80 90
Richmondshire 30 20
Ryedale 10 60
Selby 50 50


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