Hull to host Fiji in Rugby League World Cup 2021

With 500 days to go until the opening fixture of the Rugby League World Cup 2021, tournament organisers have announced that Hull will act as the training base for Fiji’s men’s team. Hull’s passionate rugby league fans will welcome the 2017 semi-finalists to the KCOM Stadium, which will host two men’s games, including a quarter-final, in the tournament. Councillor Dave Craker, Hull City Council’s portfolio holder for leisure and culture, said: “We are incredibly proud…

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Hull City Council to buy Age UK Hull’s Bradbury House building

Hull City Council has agreed to buy Bradbury House in Porter Street, Hull.The building has been used as the headquarters of charity Age UK Hull since it was built in 2001. The charity is to relocate to a more prominent city centre location in summer. The building has been closed to the public since Tuesday 23 March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The acquisition will allow the local authority to move staff from older properties…

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University of Hull climbs 17 places in the Complete University Guide 2021

The University of Hull has risen 17 places in the Complete University Guide 2021 rankings. Published on June 9, the rankings see the University singled out as one of the biggest risers in the UK, climbing from 81st to 64th in the table. The University of Hull is now jointly ranked in 64th place with the University of the West of England, Bristol and – along with Arts University Bournemouth – is one of the two…

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Protecting vulnerable people through #OpGalaxy

As Operation Galaxy continues with officers and staff across the force coming together to ensure that the Humberside Police area is a hostile place for criminals, we are also focused on protecting vulnerable people. You may have heard us use the phrase ‘protecting vulnerable people’ a lot, but have you ever wondered exactly what we mean by it? There are many people that we come across in our work that are vulnerable and need our…

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Retired Inspector volunteers to inspire next generation

Jayne Broughton, a retired Inspector has returned as one of our fabulous Cadet leaders.  Here at Humberside Police, we have cadets aged between 15 and 18 from across the whole force area. As well as helping at events and training, they attend a weekly session where they learn more about the force and the different teams we have and how we work. This wouldn’t be possible without the brilliant volunteers who give their time, every…

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Car parks will begin charging from Monday 15 June

Hull City Council is to reintroduce charges in its car parks across the city from Monday 15 June.It comes after charges for on-street car parking were introduced from Monday 18 May.Short-stay and long-stay sites including Albion Street, Lowgate, History Centre, Tower Street and Trippet Street, Osborne Street, George Street, Pryme Street, Francis Street and the ice arena will resume charging for parking from Monday 15 June.A number of signs encouraging people to observe two-metre social…

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80-year-old dedicates over 35 years volunteering for the police

Meet the woman who has given over 35 years to volunteering for the police. Carole Tyler is a remarkable woman. At 80-years-old she spends her days volunteering for a range of organisations including The British Legion, The Women’s Royal Army Corps Association and both Humberside and Lincolnshire police. Carole’s interest in the police force began when she was just a child growing up in Grimsby. With a father who worked as an officer in Leicester…

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Reaching out to victims of domestic abuse

As lockdown restrictions ease, we’re reaching out to victims of domestic abuse to encourage them to get in touch so that we can help. Protecting victims – no matter what their gender or relationship to their abuser – continues to be one of our highest priorities. And while we’re doing everything we can to help and support those we know to be at risk, we’re concerned that there are other victims out there who have…

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NSPCC Look Say Sing Play campaign helps young families through lockdown

Success of NSPCC baby brain-building campaign for parents under 2s in Hull to be rolled out nationallyCharity hosted virtual focus group with parents & Early Years Practitioner to reveal success so farUnveiled new weekly series of short YouTube films for parents A baby brain-building campaign for parents under 2s has proven so successful in Hull that the NSPCC’s Look, Say, Sing, Play is to be rolled out nationally. Hull was one of the first areas…

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East Park named best free day out in East Yorkshire at Mumbler awards

East Park has been named the best local free day out in the Hull and East Riding Mumbler awards. The park in Holderness Road pipped the Streetlife Museum into second place in the parenting community group’s first Family Awards, celebrating the best things to do for families in East Yorkshire. Voting took place in January and February and results were due to be announced at an awards ceremony on Saturday 20 March before the event was cancelled…

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One hundred maritime objects chosen to feature in People’s Choice exhibition

Thousands of votes have been cast by the public to select 100 objects that feature in a new exhibition at the refurbished Hull Maritime Museum, joining many hundreds more as part of the new exciting displays. The People’s Choice exhibition will see some objects go on display for the first time. In the last three months 200 objects have competed for a place in the new exhibition. More than 10,900 online votes via Facebook, Twitter…

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‘COVID-19 has had a huge impact on our volunteers service’ National Volunteers Week is being celebrated a little differently at Hull Hospitals this year

It’s national Volunteers Week, and under normal circumstances, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust would be thanking its475-strong army of volunteers this week with the usual cream tea celebration. But with coronavirus still very much doing the rounds, the situation is anything but normal, and this has massively affected how the voluntary service has been running across Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital. Rachael Hardcastle-Pearce, volunteering lead for the trust’s patient experience team explains:…

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National Police Chiefs’ Council statement – UK police stand with those appalled by George Floyd death

UK police leaders have come together and published a statement about George Floyd’s death.  Chief constables from forces across the country, the chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, the chief executive of the College of Policing and the President of the Police Superintendents’ Association have spoken following the death of George Floyd and the events that have followed in the United States. They said: “We stand alongside all those across the globe who are…

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Hull A&E staff to feature in new six-part documentary
Dr Chris Srinivasan and Dr Biju Cherian are looking to camera with their arms folded in Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull, United Kingdom. John Abo Abo is behind Biju Cherian's shoulder.

Hull A&E staff to feature in new six-part documentary

Hull’s Accident and Emergency Department is to feature in a Channel 5 documentary set to air next week. Staff at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust welcomed a team from Crackit Productions into the department last autumn to film for the new six part documentary series. Recorded over the course of seven weeks, prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, A&E: After Dark follows the doctors and nurses working the night shift at Hull Royal Infirmary. From drug and alcohol-related…

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Local charities gather to support Hull Helpline

Hull charities pull together in support of the City’s most vulnerable residents via Hull Helpline, to deliver food parcels and meals. Unity in Community, EMS and Goodwin Development Trust responded to a plea from Hull City Council for local groups, community services and organisations to support the COVID-19 relief efforts.  Through its current service centre on Endike Lane, Unity has delivered over 700 food parcels to people living in isolation in North Hull, The Avenues…

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Health service supplier splashes out on water bottles to thank frontline staff

A business which provides a linguistic lifeline for patients using the NHS in Hull and East Yorkshire has now stepped up with support for frontline staff by donating 1,000 re-usable water bottles. AA Global Language Services, based in King Edward Street, Hull, came up with the idea to help hard-pressed staff working at Hull Royal Infirmary, Castle Hill Hospital and Beverley Community Hospital. The company also donated 500 water bottles to hospitals in the Worcester…

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The Hull Hub Introduces George Norris and the history of Hull Fair

Seven centuries of fun This carnival of merriment is the largest travelling fair in Europe and one of the oldest – the fair celebrated its seven hundredth anniversary in 1993. The first charter granting permission for a fair to be held, from 9 to 23 March, was granted in 1278. The anniversary celebrated by Hull City Council dates from1293, when Edward I allocated six weeks in May and June for the festivities. By the 16th…

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The Hull Hub Chats with Maniuko

The man, The Myth, The legend. What is your name? It shows Marek Lesiak on my passport, but I would rather be known as ManiuKO, a nickname I’ve had since my teenage years that has a funny story attached to it. What do you do? I share energy via visual art mainly creating murals/graffiti/street art, but as comfort zone stretcher, don’t limit myself. I have already spray painted a few cars, created book cover, book…

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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…

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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…

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