Advice around staying safe in open waters
The Humber Estuary..sail to spurn point by photographer Colin Malin

Advice around staying safe in open waters

As lockdown restrictions ease and we continue to enjoy the warm summer weather, ahead of the weekend we are urging people to remain cautious when around open waters. Superintend Marc Adams said: “Within our force area we have some fantastic rivers, lakes and beaches which many families with children and young people will be visiting over the weekend and throughout the summer, however we are urging them to be aware of the dangers open waters…

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Hull artist’s innovative designs to tackle vandalism recognised on world stage
Lydia Caprani

Hull artist’s innovative designs to tackle vandalism recognised on world stage

A Hull artist who helped transform the city’s streets with colourful and creative designs has been longlisted for the World Illustration Awards 2021. Lydia Caprani was commissioned by Hull City Council to decorate signal cabs on Beverley Road in a bid to tackle graffiti and vandalism. The commission was part of a trial which saw local artists redesign some of the city’s most targeted signal control boxes. Lydia said: “I am honoured to have been…

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Multi-million pound investment in new Intensive Care Unit for Hull
New Intensive Care Unit for Hull

Multi-million pound investment in new Intensive Care Unit for Hull

A multi-million pound Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is to open at Hull Royal Infirmary this summer for critically ill and injured patients from all over Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is a Major Trauma Centre for the region and the ICU at Hull Royal Infirmary will provide patients with some of the best critical care facilities in England. The three-storey building, close to the hospital’s Emergency Department, will also feature…

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Explore the Yorkshire Wolds with Dove House’s Wine Dash
Dove House Wine Dash

Explore the Yorkshire Wolds with Dove House’s Wine Dash

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospice, Dove House is ecstatic to have the go ahead to ramp up events. Second on the line up is the extremely popular Wine Dash which explores the Yorkshire Wolds with a walk or run through the picturesque Little Wold Vineyard, tasting wines from different regions along the route. It’s a 5k route through the vineyard, up and down part of the Wolds Way countryside with the views only interrupted by…

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Whitefriargate awarded £100,000 for cultural programme
Whitefriargate-regeneration

Whitefriargate awarded £100,000 for cultural programme

Hull City Council has been awarded a £100,000 grant from Historic England as part of the Whitefriargate High Streets Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) to create and deliver community-led cultural activities on the high street over the next three years. Whitefriargate HSHAZ is one of more than 60 high streets to receive a share of £6 million for their cultural programme. The Hi!Whitefriargate Cultural Programme will explore the significance of Hull Old Town’s most historic street. Over the…

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Help us help you be prepared for the bank holiday weekend
Pharmacy

Help us help you be prepared for the bank holiday weekend

Hull and East Riding residents are encouraged to ensure they are prepared for the upcoming bank holiday, Monday 31 May 2021, and reminded which NHS services will be available. Urgent Treatment Centres (UTC), out of hours GP services and some pharmacies across Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire will remain open. However, GP practices and most pharmacies will be closed on the bank holiday. If you need medical help, the NHS is still here for…

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Rollits raises thousands for Dove House and sets sights on return of golf day
Pat Coyle (centre), Client Relations Director at Rollits, with colleague Emma Fawke, Senior Solicitor, Private Client, and Jethro Shearring [correct], Regional Fundraiser for Dove House Hospice.

Rollits raises thousands for Dove House and sets sights on return of golf day

Leading law firm Rollits LLP has handed over thousands of pounds to a regional hospice after revamping its regular fundraising events to offer Covid-safe alternatives. Rollits is now looking forward to generating more donations for Dove House Hospice by resuming other activities including the return of the firm’s annual golf day on Thursday 1 July. Pat Coyle, Client Relations Director at Rollits, said: “The restrictions of the last year have had a severe impact on…

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Smart city screens set to transform Hull’s Paragon Interchange
The new real-time screens are now live

Smart city screens set to transform Hull’s Paragon Interchange

The new smart city digital screens in Hull’s Paragon Interchange are now live following a period of testing. The first of its kind in the city, the long-awaited screens will enable bus passengers to plan their journeys as efficiently as possible, with real-time updates on bus arrival and departure times using smart technology. Paragon Interchange will now benefit from 42 LCD display 22in screens at each bus stand, with an additional seven 49in screens along…

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Hull City Council to become ‘trailblazer’ for care leavers
The Guildhall in Hull

Hull City Council to become ‘trailblazer’ for care leavers

Hull City Council has committed to becoming a “trailblazer” authority for a national charter that supports care leavers into employment and training. The Care Leaver Covenant is a promise made by organisations to provide support for care leavers aged 16 to 25 to help them live independently. The local authority will be joined by Hull construction firm Ashcourt Group, which has also committed to the covenant. The company has agreed to fund a program of activities to…

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Hull local elections 2021: as it happened
The Bonus Arena.

Hull local elections 2021: as it happened

The results of the local elections are in. Labour has retained control of Hull City Council with 30 seats out of a total of 57. The political make-up of the council is: Labour Group 30Liberal Democrat Group 26Conservative Group 1 Any changes to the Cabinet will be announced by the Leader in due course. Full data is available here. Elections: as it happened 6.42pm: The 19th election result, and last, is now in. Sutton Ward: Lib Dem…

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Maritime outreach activities for people with Dementia
These bespoke activity packs will aim to stimulate minds, reminisce, encourage sharing of memories and stave off boredom

Maritime outreach activities for people with Dementia

Local people who have dementia and their families are to be offered a new maritime themed activity pack. The Hull Maritime project, funded by Hull City Council and The National Lottery Heritage Fund, will share the new activity packs with the city’s Extra Care facilities, and partner organisations working with older people and their family members and carers. An initial trial phase will gather feedback before a wider rollout takes place. Maritime Memories aims to…

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Give your views on Hull’s Economic Strategy for next five years
The strategy will respond to the immediate effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on local businesses and industries.

Give your views on Hull’s Economic Strategy for next five years

Hull City Council is developing an Economic Strategy for the city and asking businesses and residents for their views. The aim is to boost employment, make the city more attractive to visitors and both existing and new businesses and to increase productivity and wages. The strategy will build on the city’s achievements over the past decade. It will respond to the immediate effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on local businesses and industries. It will also…

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Council celebrates promotion of Hull City
The KCOM Stadium, home to newly promoted Hull City Football Club

Council celebrates promotion of Hull City

Hull City Council has praised the success of Hull City Football Club after they secured promotion back to the Championship. Councillor Stephen Brady, Leader of Hull City Council, said: “After an extremely challenging period for our city, it is fantastic to be able to celebrate the success of Hull City Football Club with their promotion back to the Championship. “This team has bounced back and secured an important promotion that should act as an inspiration…

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Hull Maritime Museum says a temporary farewell to its maritime collection
The Hull Maritime Museum is to undergo a major refurbishment

Hull Maritime Museum says a temporary farewell to its maritime collection

The enormous task of moving the whole of the Hull Maritime Museum’s collection from the Grade II* listed building has got underway. Some 50,000 objects – including the much loved the polar bear – are being packed and removed as part of a major decant as the museum prepares for a £12m refurbishment. Tens of thousands of priceless artefacts will be placed into secure storage to enable the start of a major refurbishment to the…

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Follow the White Rabbit and discover Hull’s Old Town wonderland
The White Rabbit Trail will shine a light on the history of Hull's Whitefriargate as part of the areas multi-million pound regeneration.

Follow the White Rabbit and discover Hull’s Old Town wonderland

The history of Hull’s magical Whitefriargate and Old Town area will be celebrated with a new trail inspired by the White Rabbit from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Carroll’s family had a strong connection with Hull, with his mother being raised in the city. The trail will visit locations in the Old Town that are linked to the Carroll family and the work of Lewis Carroll. The White Rabbit Trail, which will run from…

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Hull City Council seeks the next Young Mayor
Love Staying Safe campaign

Hull City Council seeks the next Young Mayor

Young people in Hull are being invited to apply to become the city’s next Young Mayor. The role, currently held by Gabriela Surdyk, acts as an ambassador for Hull’s young people, supporting the Lord Mayor and attending the Hull Young People’s Parliament. The one-year post will also take a public and media role, attending events and presentations. Lisa Wedgner, Voice and Influence Worker for Hull City Council said: “After a stunning two years of working with…

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Smart tech used to improve safety as part of Stoneferry Corridor project
Stoneferry Corridor is a multi-million pound highways project.

Smart tech used to improve safety as part of Stoneferry Corridor project

As part of the multi-million-pound Stoneferry Corridor project, smart technology will be installed at the road entries in Maxwell Street, Woodhall Street and Morley Street to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists. The first of its kind in the city, intelligent road studs will be installed to detect cyclists on the footway and illuminate to warn vehicles a cyclist is crossing the junction. Work to improve pedestrian and cycling safety using smart technology will begin…

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As restrictions change we must all remember the basics – Hull’s Public Health lead
coffee is served indoors at Thieving Harry's following Coronavirus restrictions easing

As restrictions change we must all remember the basics – Hull’s Public Health lead

Today, as Coronavirus restrictions ease further, the city’s Public Health lead has said the basics of virus prevention must not be forgotten. Key changes today include: The return of indoor hospitality – two households or groups of six can meet inside pubs, restaurants and other venuesOvernight stays are allowedIndoor attractions and entertainment including theatre, museums, galleries and cinema returnIndoor exercise classes and organised sport is back30 guests can attend significant life events and celebrations, including…

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More electric vehicle charging points in Hull to support carbon neutral ambition
An electric vehicle charging point. Picture: Andrew Roberts

More electric vehicle charging points in Hull to support carbon neutral ambition

Hull City Council is continuing its drive towards becoming carbon neutral by 2030 by installing new electric vehicle charging points at depots across the city to serve its increasing number of fully electric fleet vehicles. In the past six months, the council has doubled the number of electric vehicles to 24, a figure likely to increase significantly in the next few years as older diesel and petrol vehicles are progressively replaced with electric ones. The…

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5 things Hull City Council is doing to tackle climate change
Here's just some of the things happening in Hull to tackle climate change. Picture credit: Unsplash (top right), Andrew Roberts (bottom left) and Unsplash (bottom right)

5 things Hull City Council is doing to tackle climate change

Today is Earth Day, an annual event where people, businesses and organisations show support for environmental protection. In March 2019 Hull City Council declared a climate emergency, which led to the council unveiling a strategy that will see it become carbon neutral by 2030. Here are five things the council is doing to support the environment and reduce its carbon footprint – Electric vehicle charging points The council has introduced charging points for electric vehicles at various…

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