“We should all be doing our bit to help out” says leading developer, following hospital donations in East Yorkshire

Leading developer, Barratt Developments, which includes the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands, is encouraging the East Yorkshire community to pitch in during this time of need following donations to hospitals, doctors and care homes across the region. Barratt Developments Yorkshire East has provided all its stock of protective masks, alongside much-needed antibacterial hand gel and soap to NHS staff as they continue to run low on essential supplies.   Based in York, the housebuilder is known for its work within the communities it builds, but this donation aims to lead by example and encourage many more organisations in the area to do their…

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Giving nature a home! Barratt Homes Yorkshire East donates £500 to local Hull school to create own wildlife-friendly garden

Local housebuilder Barratt Homes Yorkshire East is celebrating its ongoing partnership with RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) by donating £500 to Cottingham High School for pupils to create their own wildlife-friendly garden.  The donation follows an activity at the housebuilder’s Poppy Fields development in Cottingham, which saw the students take part in an educational activity learning how to care for local wildlife. The £500 will fund the school’s own wildlife-friendly garden to encourage and protect local wildlife in the area.     Last year, 20 year seven students from Cottingham High School visited Poppy Fields to take part in an activity to learn…

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KCOM- Covid-19: We’re removing data limits for homeworking tasks

We all know that Covid-19 (Coronavirus) is causing a lot of disruption and uncertainly in our daily lives right now.For many it could mean having to work from home for a period of time.That’s why we’re writing to let you know that from 19 March, the data you use when carrying out typical online activities related to home working won’t count towards the data usage limit that’s part of your broadband package. We’ll review this at the end of each month and let you know if our approach changes.At KCOM we’re committed to our community and we’re doing as much as we can to…

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Cut-price cacti and dining discounts among the offers as businesses join forces to attract shoppers

Businesses from boutiques to banks and hotels to hair salons are sharing an online shop window as they work together in an attempt to build city centre footfall. Offers including food and drink discounts, cut-price cactus and even fully-funded training are being posted on the new City Centred Facebook site with organiser HullBID confident it will grow in popularity. Tracey Jordan, who opened The Nut Job in South Street, Hull, last summer was one of the first to join City Centred. She said: “It can make a big difference, particularly for small, independent traders. We’re quite a tight knit community down here and we…

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Deep Business Centre spreads the word about mental health in the workplace

A mental health commitment by the team at the internationally acclaimed aquarium The Deep is now being rolled out to the corporate community after a successful showcase at the attraction’s Business Centre. Technology company 43 Clicks North is working with its own clients including mental health training provider The Skills Network to share the lessons learned from a Time to Talk event which brought together clients at The Deep Business Centre in Hull. Other companies in the Business Centre are already making an impact in promoting mental health awareness, with Think Cloud – another technology tenant – playing a key part in supporting the…

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