NHS workers in Hull have saved over £300k, thanks to Barratt’s NHS Deposit Contribution Scheme

NHS workers across Hull have received over £300k1 towards a deposit on their dream home, thanks to the Barratt Developments NHS Deposit Contribution Scheme, which was launched by the housebuilder on 23rd May. The scheme sees NHS employees receive a 5% contribution towards their deposit, up to £15,000, to help them buy a new home as a thank you for their hard work during the COVID-19 crisis. Since the scheme was launched, Barratt Developments Yorkshire…

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Garlands galore with Bloomin’ Hull

Hull-based community group #WeMadeThis are pleased to announce the launch of Bloomin’ Hull, the postponed second edition of their city-wide flower garland trail on Saturday 22 August, when hundreds of handmade garlands will go up in 37 locations across the city to brighten up the cityscape. The trail was originally due to go live at the end of March, but then Covid-19 threw a spanner in the works. Miranda van Rossum, coordinator, says: “Of course…

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Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital staff win free bikes thanks to charity R-evolution

Eight lucky members of staff have received bikes thanks to the generosity and support of charity R-evolution. The Cottingham charity teamed up with Up! – the trust’s programme to support fitness and happiness at work – to offer staff the chance to win a free bike after it was awarded funding from the Big Bike Revival to refurbish bikes for key workers. The charity provides training for people from all backgrounds including ex-offenders, people with…

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Two of Hull’s historic ships set to receive major restoration
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Two of Hull’s historic ships set to receive major restoration

The search is underway for a shipyard company to repair and restore two of Hull’s historic ships. Hull City Council has launched a procurement process to appoint a shipyard to undertake major restoration works that will preserve the Arctic Corsair and the Spurn Lightship for the next 100 years. For the last 20 years, a dedicated team of volunteers in partnership with the council have been protecting and preserving these two iconic historic ships. Now,…

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New resources to help children returning to school

New resources have been developed to help children returning to school life. HeadStart Hull, along with Barnardo’s, have consulted children of primary school age to find out about their concerns, and helped to address these in new guides; Stepping into Secondary School and Returning to School Life After Lockdown. The Stepping into Secondary School guide is designed to help children to explore their thoughts and feelings about the move to secondary school, so they can…

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Future Shift redundancy support programme

TimeBank Hull & East Riding is launching a programme of support for people who have lost work, or are worried they may be about to, as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The programme, Future Shift, will include group support sessions covering a range of topics relevant to redundancy including staying well, working through anxiety and managing finances. In addition, life coaches and mentors will provide tailored one to one support around visioning and goal…

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Back to School Safely

Schools in Hull are preparing to welcome back all pupils, with additional safety measures in place.Councillor Peter Clark, Portfolio Holder for learning and skills said: “Returning to school is a priority for education and it will be good for the wellbeing of children and young people in the city, giving them the opportunity to socialise with others.“A phenomenal amount of careful thought and planning has taken place by schools in conjunction with advice from Public…

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5th Hull and 1st Howden BBGA (Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Association)

At the current time, just like other youth groups and activities, 5th Hull and 1st Howden BBGA (Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Association) can’t physically meet but we are still staying in touch! Young people are receiving BBatHome resources digitally each week and sharing photos and videos of themselves completing them. We are also holding weekly Zoom meetings for each age group! Zoom family quizzes and Kahoots are really popular too! The members are still earning…

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Sowden + Sowden celebrate new contract win The marketing team are looking to shape the future of flood innovation

Motivated by the opportunity to continuously drive economic growth and inward investment to the Humber region, the Sowdens team is thrilled to announce we’ve secured the contract for the new Flood Innovation Centre in Hull, funded by the European Regional Development Fund and delivered by the University of Hull. The Flood Innovation Centre is a place focused on flood related research and it aims to help businesses develop innovative services, processes and products in flood…

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Cod & Communism – New Film from the Carnegie Heritage Centre

The Carnegie Heritage Centre in Hull have produced a new documentary about the experiences of Humber fishermen who were fishing in Icelandic waters between 1957 and 1977 – the era which has become known as the Cod Wars. Promo trailer here vimeo.com/435000640  ‘Cod and Communism’, a film  funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, has seen volunteers from Carnegie Heritage Centre help  research,  plan and help film the documentary which has involved  interviews with trawlermen and their families,…

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Heroic Hull catering staff feed city during Covid-19 pandemic

Hull catering staff, who have supplied thousands of meals to school children and the city’s most vulnerable throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, have been praised for their “heroic” efforts. Over the summer holidays, Hull Catering continues to feed thousands of children as part of the Hull City Council Healthy Holiday Scheme, where children get a healthy packed lunch containing a wholemeal sandwich, fresh fruit and salad every day of the holidays. The scheme supplies around 450…

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University of Hull in Successful bid for over 50 new healthcare places

The University of Hull has been successful in a bid to Government for over 50 additional healthcare places. In May, the Education Secretary announced plans to create an additional 5,000 ring-fenced places for nursing, midwifery and allied health courses to support the country’s NHS. The University of Hull submitted a bid for 52 new healthcare places for students, and has now announced it has been successful in its application. A total of 26 new places…

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Children to receive a free book every month through Dolly Parton scheme

Hull City council has allocated £88,500 funding for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library scheme to be rolled out to eligible two year olds in Hull during the next academic year. From September, over 1,500 children eligible to receive the two year old early education entitlement will receive a free book every month through the scheme. Councillor Peter Clark, Portfolio Holder for learning and skills said: “The reading age of children entering school in Hull is…

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Daisy Appeal urges supporters to take to the roads for virtual events
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Daisy Appeal urges supporters to take to the roads for virtual events

A charity which is working to establish an internationally renowned scanning centre in the Hull and Humber area is urging cyclists and runners across the region to show their support in two major fundraising events. The Daisy Appeal, which is planning to open a Molecular Imaging Research (MIR) Centre at Castle Hill Hospital early next year, is targeting the My Prudential RideLondon cycle challenge and the Great North Run to boost its bid to raise…

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Humber Talking pod coming to Orchard Park Hull

The Humber Talking community pod is due to be moved to Orchard Park, near to the shops on Ellerburn Avenue, on Monday 10 August. The pod, previously located in Hull City Centre, is a space where people can come and talk to police, the fire service and the council about any concerns or issues. Chief Inspector Lee Edwards said: “We’ve had the Humber Talking Pod in Hull City Centre for almost a year now and…

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Join us for Summer Holiday Fun

We are over half way through the summer holidays and if you want to do something fun and worthwhile to do, why not take part in our ultimate Summer Holiday challenge?   You can take part as an individual, with friends or family or something to get your children involved in to help make the summer holidays fly by!2020 hasn't exactly been the year we all hoped for but that doesn't mean we can't have…

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Arts and health expert using creativity  to promote wellbeing in communities hit by a return of restrictions
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Arts and health expert using creativity to promote wellbeing in communities hit by a return of restrictions

A Hull-based specialist arts and health consultant who has helped businesses back creativity and culture across the country has made a national impact with a pioneering project to support wellbeing among the most vulnerable children in Calderdale. Arts Drop, which uses social workers and other outreach teams to distribute activity packs to children and young people, seized the attention of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Arts, Health & Wellbeing as one of only…

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Musicians in tune with mental health as The Warren announces online release of Three Minute Heroes album

A project which uses music to deliver mental health messages from young people about what’s on their mind will this week showcase the products of its second phase with a virtual launch. Three Minute Heroes, led by The Warren Youth Project, brings together musicians from across the Hull area, draws on writing from students in East Yorkshire and is already having an impact on health and social care in Manchester. A second album featuring music…

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Little Monkeys appeal to the Government for clarity on soft play reopening date
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Little Monkeys appeal to the Government for clarity on soft play reopening date

Hull soft play centre, Little Monkeys, has been busy trying to drum up signatures to a petition to Government demanding clarity on a reopening date and extra Covid financial support required. Little Monkeys, the soft play centre based at Active+, just off National Avenue, is one of many soft play providers around the country desperate to know when it will be allowed to reopen its doors again. They appeared, with other children’s play providers, on…

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Overnight closures to resume for East Park pedestrian gates

 From Monday 14 September, overnight closures of East Park pedestrian gates will begin again. All 14 gates will begin to be closed from around 7pm and will reopen around 7.30am. Times will move with dawn and dusk and all times are advertised on each gate. Councillor Dave Craker, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture said:“During lockdown gates remained open following Government advice to offer outdoor space for the public to exercise.“As the year has progressed…

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