East Park and Surrounding Area
Photo by Mark Abblett

East Park and Surrounding Area

East Park lies about two miles from the city centre on Holderness Road. It originally covered an area of 52 acres but gradually expanded. Today there are 130 acres of parkland and the park is often used for large open-air venues such as concerts, military shows, car shows, firework shows and the annual Hull Show East Park was designed by Joseph Fox Sharpe. It was originally meant to mirror Pearson Park in Hull with land adjoining the carriage drive being developed for housing but this did not happen. The construction of the park provided over 140 jobs in a time of high unemployment. The…

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Is Barbara Englands Oldest Museum Volunteer?
Barbara Lazenby

Is Barbara Englands Oldest Museum Volunteer?

Barbara Lazenby is now 91 and yet still volunteers at the Sutton and Wawne Museum in Sutton on Hull each week. The other volunteers there wonder if she is Englands oldest volunteer in the museums of this country. Barbara has had a fascinating life and was born in Queens Road in Hull in 1927. She had three brothers and two sisters and she had early links to Sutton from early in her life as her mother was born in Sutton and her grandparents lived there. In fact her mother went to the school where Barbara now volunteers when it was still a school. It…

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Running for over a 100 years East Hull Harriers Running Club
East Hull Harriers

Running for over a 100 years East Hull Harriers Running Club

When I was a teenager, my brother Alan was a sports fanatic and still is. He was a scrawny kid and I always envied his skinny legs which I put down to all the running he did. East Hull Harriers was the club of choice for him and I would like to jog you down memory lane with some history about it. Pubs and the Club Back in 1893 under the name of Holderness Road Presbyterian Harriers, their Headquarters was a Schoolroom in the Church at 336. Although most of the Church was pulled down in 1972, the Schoolroom became part of what was…

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‘Little Book of Big Scams’
Little Book of Big Scams

‘Little Book of Big Scams’

Have you ever read an email or received a letter that you were suspicious about? Have you ever felt someone is trying to con you out of your hard earned cash over the internet?  Has anyone tried to get you to give up your personal information when you don’t want to?  Well, the fourth edition of the ‘Little Book of Big Scams’ has been released for our force area which highlights some of the frauds that people are unfortunately falling for.  Originally produced by the Metropolitan Police’s fraud and linked crime online team (FALCON) it’s packed full of advice about how to avoid becoming…

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It’s time to talk about Headache
Dr Ahmed

It’s time to talk about Headache

With some 5,000 people under the care of hospital consultants in Hull for migraine and headache disorders, it’s no wonder the city has become a nationally recognised centre for treating such debilitating neurological problems. Five thousand people are just the tip of the iceberg, however. According to the Migraine Trust, migraine affects one in every seven people, and is more prevalent than diabetes, asthma and epilepsy combined. “Hull Royal Infirmary’s department of neurology has been growing its reputation as a centre of excellence for headache and migraine since 2005,”says Dr Fayyaz Ahmed, Consultant Neurologist at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. “We now…

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The Quiet Star
James Philpott

The Quiet Star

Park Street Performing Arts Centre are well known in Hull for giving would-be stage and screen stars a big helping hand up the ladder to success. Hull actor and writer of hit TV series Benidorm, Derren Litten and award-winning actress and recording star Sheridan Smith were both taught by Park Street’s drama teacher and director, Richard Green. I’d like you to meet James, a new hopeful star. James has three sisters who are at Park Street for Primary Musical Theatre and Junior Musical Theatre classes. James has to be brought along and sits on his own in the little café while his sisters have…

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The Jarrad Foundation Story
Jarrad

The Jarrad Foundation Story

My son Jarrad Joseph Grainger born 2nd July 1994 sadly took his own life on 6th September 2015 aged 21 years old. Our world fell apart on this day. We had no money set aside so wasn’t sure how we would afford a funeral for him, luckily our friends and family came together and donated their money so we could give him the fantastic send off that he deserved. The day I lost him will be a day I will never forget. It took me 2 years to finally admit that I will never be the person I was before but I was determined…

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Meet Benjamin Ainsworth

Benjamin Ainsworth was born in Nottingham in 2008 and moved to the East Riding 4 years ago. He started attending stage school at the age of 6 on Saturday mornings; his natural talent having already manifested itself in his particularly evil depiction of Herod in his first nativity play and his elaborate performances of The Gruffalo and other favourite books at home, aged 2.  The arts have always been a big part of his young life. His father trained professionally as an actor and theatre, film and radio director before pursuing a career in media. The family regularly attends local and national theatre productions. …

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Brooklands Photographic Society

Brooklands Photographic Society was formed in 1968 as the staff camera club for Reckitts employees. In 1982 Reckits lost interest in the club and the club moved to the Brooklands Pavilion in Chamberlain Road but a few years later had to leave that and moved to Sutton on Hull Methodist Church where we remain today. The club retained the name it had used since its move to the Brooklands Pavilion. Today Brooklands PS is Hull’s largest photo interest club with just under 50 members. It meets 46 weeks each year making it Hulls only club to meet in the summer months. Members hold an…

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Life After Domestic Abuse.

Like all difficult situations, my journey has been a long and tedious one. However, I now feel that progress has been made and that I am a long way from where I started out and certainly in a more positive place. In brief, after my abusive relationship had ended months had passed and I was still in denial about what I went through. I attended a Hull DAP domestic abuse awareness course encouraged by a friend. Recognising that I wasn’t to blame for what I went through I followed on to their Brave course which is a recovery programme. Domestic abuse tends to go…

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Meet Ed

So Edward has just turned 12 and his full name is Edward Alan Walker. I have brought him up myself since he was 7 months old. Ed went to all the usual baby groups, music and me, baby gymnastics etc. and settled at Soccer Tots (football) and seemed happy.  After a couple of years he refused to go to football and told me he wanted to be a professional dancer! I am disabled, I have one leg and am unable to dance like I used to, this shocked me as it came from nowhere. So I took him to a local dance group then…

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Commissioner comments on the National Policing Uplift
Keith Hunter

Commissioner comments on the National Policing Uplift

Today the Home Office have released their latest update on a national uplift in Police Officer numbers, which highlights that Humberside Police are well on track to meeting the targeted increase of 97 officer by March 2021. Police and Crime Commissioner Keith Hunter said: "I am pleased to see officer numbers increase in Humberside as part of the national uplift. The force now has over 2000 police officers compared with 1550 funded posts in 2016 when I took office. This has allowed them to effectively police the area and provide a force that the people of Humberside should be proud of. “I would like…

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Man’s best friend – the ideal home-working companion for those social-distancing

As much of the country turns to home-working, including a large number of the RSPCA’s office-based staff, the charity highlights the many benefits that being around our pets can have on our mental health. Though the charity’s team of incredible frontline officers and animal care staff will continue to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals in urgent need of help during the current challenges, many office staff are also continuing to work from home to keep the charity running as smoothly as possible, and providing essential animal care advice.  Dr Sam Gaines, animal welfare expert at the RSPCA says: “Most of us with pets already…

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Parking charges across the city suspended until further notice

Council-owned car parks and on-street parking will no longer charge motorists until further notice.Bus lane fines have also been temporarily suspended.These measures have been put in place by the local authority until further notice in order to assist key workers who need to travel across the city. It comes after the council also took the decision to extend all parking permits until the end of June this year.Councillor Daren Hale, deputy leader of Hull City Council, said: “We have taken this action to mirror the current state of play across the city.“With the public being urged to stay at home, work from home and only…

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How to care for your pets staying at home and social distancing

The RSPCA is encouraging pet owners to think about how they will care for their animals if they need to stay at home with suspected symptoms of coronavirus. The latest Government guidance advises everyone to carry out ‘social distancing’ in order to stop the spread of coronavirus and protect vulnerable members of the community. As a result of this advice the Government has said that people can go out for a walk if they stay two metres away from people.”. RSPCA animal welfare expert, Dr Samantha Gaines, said: “There’s no evidence to suggest that pets can be carriers of coronavirus or can become ill…

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Hull maritime project to host talk by D-Day war veteran

D-Day war veteran, Jim Radford, will talk about the biggest untold story of WW2, the T124T aka the Tatty Mob, the wartime Naval Rescue Tug Service.Believed to be the youngest surviving fighter from the D-Day landings, Jim will discuss his experiences and perform some of the songs of the Tatty Mob, at Ferens Art Gallery on Saturday 28 March, from 2pm.The Hull-born veteran was just 15 when he took part in D-Day on what was his first trip to sea, he sailed out of Hull in the Rescue Tug ‘Empire Larch’ in 1944. Jim, a folk and shanty singer, served as a galley boy…

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Huge refurb at St Paul’s Boxing Academy as £865,000 Hull City Council grant funds new roof and lift

A major refurb of the city’s biggest boxing club will see Hull City Council funding £865,000 towards a new roof and lift.St Paul’s Boxing Academy in North Church Side, which has produced a string of champions including Luke Campbell and Tommy Coyle in its 70-year history, will undergo a huge refit to its main gym and facilities.And the council is funding a new roof for both the academy and adjacent Hepworth Arcade, as well as installing a lift inside the boxing club.The works will reveal a stunning vaulted ceiling space, which is currently boarded over, inside the academy.The council has now appointed Hull firm…

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Keeping you safe in North Hull

If you’re out and about in North Hull this week, you will probably see our officers patrolling and talking to members of the community. We’ve stepped up our presence following recent reports of antisocial behaviour, theft and arson particularly around the Ellerburn Avenue area. Chief Inspector Paul Butler said: “I know the impact that offences of this nature can have on a community and I want to offer my reassurance to residents that we are aware of the problems and are working hard to tackle them. “This week we have arrested a teenage boy in connection with offences reported in the area and we…

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HULL VENUES JOIN FORCES FOR THE FIRST TIME TO PUT THE CITY’S MUSIC SCENE ON THE MAP

 Some of Hull’s biggest and most prestigious venues have joined forces to promote the area as a City of Music.  Key partners have come together for the first time to promote and acknowledge the rich music culture in Hull, its history and its aspirations.  Hull City of Music aims to encourage the experience of live music within the community through attendance, participation and education. The group – made up of venues such as the Bonus Arena, Welly, Adelphi, Asylum, Humber Street Sesh and Hull City Hall – hopes that by joining forces, the city’s live music scene will be put on the map in…

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Winning Lifestyle team visit South Africa

Three girls from Crowle are currently enjoying the holiday of a lifetime in South Africa as a reward for their hard work last summer spreading positivity and raising money to create safe places for young people.  Georgina Healer, Faith Singh and Mia Singh formed team The Magical 3 and dedicated their summer holidays to completing a project for our Lifestyle initiative. Their efforts were commended at our awards ceremony in November last year where the girls were awarded first place, winning the trip as their prize. Whilst in South Africa the girls will have the opportunity to spot exotic animals on safari, as well…

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