Safeguarding within sport – Play Safe

This weekend sees the launch of Play Safe – a national FA-led initiative which is run in partnership with the NSPCC and is supported by police forces across the country. Play Safe is all about raising awareness of the vital importance of safeguarding within football. This is not a one-off campaign, it will be run on a specific weekend every season and has the backing of the Premier League, EFL, Barclays FA Women’s Super League…


Guildhall to host memorial service for Hull’s road victims

A memorial service will take place at Hull’s Guildhall to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives on the city’s roads. The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims takes place on the third Sunday of November every year. The global event remembers the millions killed and seriously injured on roads, as well as acknowledging the suffering of victims, families and communities. Traditionally held at St Mary’s Church in Lowgate, the Hull…

Read more about the article Reuse Electrical Shop successful in bid for further funding
Reuse Electrical Shop

Reuse Electrical Shop successful in bid for further funding

Hull City Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council have been successful in securing a bid for further funding of £71,000, plus an additional £20,000 for a communications campaign, for the Reuse Electrical project which operates the Reuse Electrical Shop. The partnership project between Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, FCC Environment and Dove House Hospice, is aimed at boosting the reuse of good quality domestic appliances, which have been taken to household…


Hull city centre will be filled with Christmas cheer as the festive season kicks off with the annual Christmas lights switch-on

Following its cancellation in 2020, next Thursday (18 November) Queen Victoria Square will come alive with live entertainment from Hull City Hall balcony, full lighting displays and a stunning 50ft Norway Spruce. Kicking off at 5pm, compere Father Christmas (Andy Train) will introduce a number of local artists who will entertain crowds until 6.45pm when there will be the countdown and switch-on from the Lord Mayor of Hull, Councillor Lynn Petrini. A short fireworks display…


Hull City Council: Plans for £3m winter hardship fund revealed

A Hull City Council report, published today, details proposals of how vulnerable households will be provided with help with essentials over winter as the city continues its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. In September, in response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the cost of living, the Government announced a £500m Household Support Fund, to be distributed by local councils. Hull City Council has been allocated £3,038,293.68 and has discretion on how the…


Detective Inspector issues advice after £2,638,323 lost to pet fraud

Throughout the global pandemic, nationally we saw a huge rise in the number of people purchasing pets. Action Fraud reported that £2,638,323 was lost by prospective pet owners in 2020/21 making online deposits. As the trend continues and people look to a pet, Detective Inspector Ben Robinson is urging people to remain vigilant around the risks of pet fraud. Detective Inspector Ben Robinson said: “Throughout the pandemic, opportunistic fraudsters took advantage of unsuspecting victims and…

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Christmas at Burton Constable

Burton Constable at Christmas

A visit to this fascinating country house at Christmas is the perfect chance to lift your spirits for the festive season ahead. Meander upstairs and downstairs though 30 evocative rooms filled with fine art and furniture that will be transformed with seasonal floral displays, stunning decorations and garlands. Children can experience the magic of the Hall at its twinkling best searching for the Christmas Reindeer hidden in each room. Hall: open daily 11am - 4pm,…


It’s ‘MISSION CHRISTMAS’ for Viking FM as annual Cash for Kids gift appeal returns

It’s ‘Mission Christmas’ for Viking FM as hosts Alex & Ellie appeal to listeners and locals to buy one extra gift to help thousands of disadvantaged children in East Yorkshire & Northern Lincolnshire The largest Christmas toy appeal in the UK, Mission Christmas is an annual campaign run by Cash for Kids and supported by Viking FM. In 2020 Mission Christmas collected over £12.7 million in gifts and cash donations, which was used to make…

Read more about the article Director of Royal Museums Greenwich visits Hull to see transformational maritime project
Visit to North End Shipyard

Director of Royal Museums Greenwich visits Hull to see transformational maritime project

A high-profile leader in the UK museum world has visited the city, following a request to find out more about the Hull Maritime project and the ambitious plans to bring the city’s maritime heritage to life. Paddy Rodgers, the Director of Royal Museums Greenwich (Incorporating the National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark, Queen’s House and Royal Observatory), visited Hull on Friday 12 November to hear about the plans and progress to date on the Hull Maritime…


Launch of national tackling knife-crime week

Humberside Police are supporting the national campaign to tackle knife crime – Operation Sceptre. During this week, from the 15 November and 21 November, there will be a surrender for bladed weapons and offensive weapons to be handed into police stations force wide. Following new legislation, brought in on the 14 July 2021, it is also now illegal to own certain items including knuckle dusters, zombie knives and throwing stars – even within a private dwelling. Knife…

Read more about the article Local author donates new book to Hull primary schools encouraging kindness and understanding
Lynne Hope (centre) donates her book. Cllr Shane McMurray, Pauline Turner, Tracy Harsley and Sue Cornwall welcome the donation.

Local author donates new book to Hull primary schools encouraging kindness and understanding

Hull primary schools are to benefit from the donation of a new book titled The Bad Apple. Local author, Lynne Hope, has written the book which focuses on the messages to be kind and to be understanding. The book is aimed at reception and Year 1 aged children, and for teachers to read the book with them and use as a talk piece within their classes to discuss the important topics. Lynne is donating a…


‘Do It for Your Dog’ campaign launched to reduce instances of dog fouling

Hull City Council, in partnership with Keep Britain Tidy, has launched a campaign to encourage dog owners to be responsible and reduce instances of dog fouling. Dog fouling is the offence of being in charge of a dog and failing to remove the faeces after it defecates in a public place, which includes leaving it in a tree or bush.Councillor Rosie Nicola, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services, said: “I thank the majority of dog owners in…

Read more about the article Youth Enterprise Award winners announced at virtual awards evening
Becca Pettman of Gray's Boutique, receiving her award presented to her by her children.

Youth Enterprise Award winners announced at virtual awards evening

Hull City Council in partnership with Hull Culture and Leisure (HC&L), Engaging Education, C4DI and Dave Bower of Design over Technology Ltd brought to Hull a virtual international audience to celebrate enterprising young people in the city and those that support them from the public, private and voluntary sectors. We offer our congratulations to all the young people and their mentors who entered. We’d like to thank them for attending the virtual awards evening and sharing their…


Celebrate and remember your loved one this Christmas

with Dove House Hospice Light up a Life is a wonderful opportunity for hospice supporters and the wider community to gather together to share stories and fond memories. Dove House Hospice welcomes everyone, regardless of how long ago your loved one died and whether or not they received hospice care. The generosity of those who honour a loved one through Light up a Life ensures Dove House is there for every family who needs them,…

Read more about the article Work begins on £1m key maritime heritage site

Work begins on £1m key maritime heritage site

A decision record, published today, confirms that Hull City Council is moving forward with the first phase of a £1m National Highways (formerly Highways England) funded programme. Work will now begin on the South Blockhouse Project, which sees the Council’s in-house archaeologists, Humber Field Archaeology, deliver a community archaeology programme including archaeological works and the creation of a visitor attraction, on the site of the 16th century South Blockhouse fortress. Located on the east bank of the…


New vaccination centre to open in Princes Quay

City Health Care Partnership CIC (CHCP) announced today that they are opening a new vaccination centre in Princes Quay, Hull on Monday 8 November. People over 18 wanting a Covid-19 booster will need to book an appointment through the national system; the centre will also be offering first jabs to 12 to 15-year-olds, in line with current Government guidance. Booster appointments will be available seven days a week from 8am to 7.20pm with appointments for…


Young people in Hull can apply now to be part of the UK Youth Parliament

Young people in Hull, aged 11 to 17, can apply now to be part of the UK Youth Parliament. Four representatives are being sought to represent Hull’s young people on a local, regional and national level. Councillor Shane McMurray, Portfolio Holder for children’s services said: “The UK Youth Parliament gives young people from Hull the opportunity to represent our local area on a national scale. It provides a platform to have a voice on issues…

Read more about the article Hull City Council and local partners highly commended for working in partnership to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic
Tony Saxby of the council's streetscene team delivers PPE to vulnerable residents

Hull City Council and local partners highly commended for working in partnership to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic

Hull City Council, alongside local partners, including the voluntary sector, NHS, Humberside Fire & Rescue and Humberside Police have been Highly Commended at the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards. The annual LGC Awards celebrate the very best innovation and talent in local government and the Council was Highly Commended in the Partnership (Public Public) category for close partnership working in helping Hull overcome the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s ceremony took place at…

Read more about the article Para Swimmer returns to the pool – ready to attend National Para Meet
Owen Garsides

Para Swimmer returns to the pool – ready to attend National Para Meet

Kingston Upon Hull Swimming Club’s S14 Para Swimmer Owen Garsides returns to the pool after all Para meets were cancelled due to the lockdown.   Owen will compete in the British Para Swimming Winter National Meet held in Wales in 11-12th December. Owen qualified for all his 7 races to be able to compete at this National event.  He is looking forward to swimming in the National pool in Swansea.   Owen said ‘ it…


Selby RUFC U18 Girls 0 v Hull Ionians RUFC U18 Girls 30

Hull travelled to Selby for their latest fixture in a determined mood having suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of a travelling Lancashire side two weeks earlier.  This was going to be no easy feat with their last meeting ending in a draw.  Selby are a well established side with a long history of girls rugby and had invited Thorne/Wheatley to join them and boost the dynamic of their team.  As expected, the game started off…