Hello World! Wheels in motion to welcome families back to The Big Malarkey Festival this summer
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Hello World! Wheels in motion to welcome families back to The Big Malarkey Festival this summer

Preparation is underway for the return of Hull’s much loved family festival, The Big Malarkey, this summer. Hosted by Hull Libraries, the team is hoping to bring a smile to people’s faces and welcome families back with an invitation to come together to celebrate and experience the magic of The Big Malarkey Festival. After a year in which books and imagination provided escapism for all ages, The Big Malarkey Festival will bring together well-known authors…

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Period Poverty

I remember the day like it was yesterday.I was 12 years old, and it was the day I found out my eldest sister had had her baby. My mum woke me up, told me the news, then I went to the toilet.And there it was. My first period.I knew what was happening, because I’d found out from the other girls at school, but my mum had never spoken to me about them despite me having…

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Chloe’s Story: Interactive film launched to raise awareness of child exploitation

Now in its sixth year, Child Exploitation Awareness Day is being marked by activities throughout the UK to raise awareness of the risk of exploitation to children and young people. Here in East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire a new interactive film exploring the risks of online grooming has been launched. The hard-hitting film, which follows the story of Chloe, was commissioned by North East Lincolnshire Council’s Young and Safe & GRAFT teams and was delivered…

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SMART lighting for Hull’s hospitals to improve air quality
Smart LED Lighting image from Goodlight

SMART lighting for Hull’s hospitals to improve air quality

More than 20,000 light fittings are to be replaced at Hull’s hospitals as part of an environmental quest to reduce deaths caused by air pollution. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has declared a Climate Emergency, signalling its intention to become carbon neutral by 2030. Now, every light fitting at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital as well as the trust’s smaller hospital sites around the city is to be replaced with SMART LED…

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Labour Ward team thanked for supporting women giving birth in a pandemic
Women and Children's Hospital

Labour Ward team thanked for supporting women giving birth in a pandemic

Staff on Hull’s Labour Ward have been thanked for their work to support women giving birth during a pandemic. Labour Ward Matron Angela Rymer is thanking midwives, midwifery assistants, medics, housekeeper, hygienist, cleaning and health care staff on the Labour Ward at Hull Women and Children’s Hospital for providing the best possible care to women and their families since the start of the pandemic. She said: “The team on Labour Ward have always been flexible,…

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Tracey back on frontline after Covid-19 vaccination
Tracey Dennison

Tracey back on frontline after Covid-19 vaccination

She spent five months inside her home, not able to even step outside, because she was so vulnerable to Covid-19. But Perioperative Support Worker Tracey Dennison was desperate to be part of her team helping patients undergoing surgery at Hull Royal Infirmary. Now, after becoming the first member of staff at Hull Royal to receive both doses of the vaccine, Tracey is back where she wants to be, helping her team and looking after her…

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Search for contractor to restore Hull’s last remaining 20th century Scotch Derrick crane
Hull's last remaining Scotch Derrick crane

Search for contractor to restore Hull’s last remaining 20th century Scotch Derrick crane

Hull’s last remaining 20th century Scotch Derrick crane is to be restored, thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Hull City Council. The Hull Maritime project is looking to appoint a contractor to dismantle, restore and relocate the crane as a safe structure, retaining its historical details and significance. The 20th century Scotch Derrick crane, sometimes known as a Stiff leg derrick, is located at the North End Shipyard, reflecting 400 years of shipbuilding history. The…

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Health Care Assistant Neil back at work after two months in Intensive Care
Neil McDonald

Health Care Assistant Neil back at work after two months in Intensive Care

Video of Neil leaving hospitalhttps://vimeo.com/440939687 A health care assistant who spent almost two months fighting for life in his hospital’s Intensive Care Unit after contracting Covid-19 is returning to work. Neil McDonald will return to the Endoscopy team at Castle Hill Hospital later this month after making a full recovery from the virus. As he prepares to return to a job he loves, Neil said: “I feel brilliant now, back to my normal self. “I…

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Therapist boosts Daisy Appeal wellbeing with long-distance campaign

A holistic therapist has boosted the wellbeing of a leading local charity by raising funds and awareness from a campaign which reached customers the length and breadth of the country. Karen Engstrom, who runs her holistic therapy business and her Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic online shop from her home in Ackworth, West Yorkshire, contributed her commission from a week’s worth of sales to support the Daisy Appeal in memory of her late uncle, who lived…

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Specialists appointed to pack and transport thousands of maritime treasures

50,000 maritime artefacts from the Hull Maritime Museum are to be packed and transported to secure storage. A decision record published by Hull City Council today, Tuesday 9 March confirms the appointment of the specialist company. Constantine, with a proven track record in moving museum objects and fine art throughout the world, has been selected to undertake this huge piece of work. Previously completing projects for The Science Museum, National Maritime Museum and The Courtauld Institute…

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Hull plays major role in global research to find solutions to Covid-19
James Illingworth

Hull plays major role in global research to find solutions to Covid-19

Researchers at Hull’s hospitals have been congratulated for their major contribution to the global effort to find solutions to Covid-19. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has undertaken 27 Covid-19 studies since the start of the pandemic, including trials of potentially life-saving treatments, ways to ease the severity of symptoms, rehabilitation after infection and vaccination. The trust played a major role in the global trial of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, with one in every 45 participants…

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Hull secures £640,000 from National Leisure Recovery Fund

Hull City Council, working in partnership with Hull Culture and Leisure Ltd, has been successful in an application to Sport England’s National Leisure Recovery Fund (NLRF) and has been awarded £640,000 to support the reopening and recovery of leisure services.Councillor Denise Thompson, deputy chair of Hull Culture and Leisure, said: “This is fantastic news for our leisure services. We know how much residents value our brilliant gyms, pools and sports facilities, and this money will…

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Oncology staff praised for supporting cancer patients and families throughout Covid-19
Ward 31

Oncology staff praised for supporting cancer patients and families throughout Covid-19

Hospital staff caring for people with cancer have been thanked for their efforts to support patients and families throughout the pandemic. Nursing, medical and support staff on Ward 31 at Castle Hill Hospital have continued their work to look after people undergoing treatment and living with cancer since the start of the pandemic last March. Now, Deborah Leadley, Junior Sister on the oncology ward within the Queen’s Centre, has praised staff for supporting people dealing…

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Hull’s Guildhall carillon bells and clock fall silent for repairs

Hull’s Guildhall carillon bells and Barnard Cook clock have fallen silent to make way for major repairs to one of the last remaining Time Balls in the UK. The historic Guildhall Greenwich Time Ball is the highest in the UK at 60 metres above ground level, which stands above the clock tower, is to be replaced with a new one and reclaim its position in the city’s skyline. Hobson and Porter are currently installing 21…

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Hull visitor attraction to be a UK leader in energy efficiency
State-of-the-art new 'Passivhaus' building

Hull visitor attraction to be a UK leader in energy efficiency

A new maritime experience at Hull’s historic North End Shipyard is set to become one of the most energy efficient buildings in the UK’s cultural and heritage sector. As part of the ambitious Hull Maritime project, the historic shipyard will become the new home of the Arctic Corsair, Hull’s last remaining sidewinder trawler. To showcase and celebrate the trawler’s dramatic story, a state-of-the-art new 'Passivhaus' building – which is sympathetic to the industrial heritage of…

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University of Hull co-leading £3.7m EvoFlood collaboration to better predict global flood risk
Professor Dan Parsons

University of Hull co-leading £3.7m EvoFlood collaboration to better predict global flood risk

The EvoFlood project aims to create the next generation Global Flood Model – a state-of-the-art computer model which helps simulate the probability of flooding across Earth. Experts at the Universities of Hull and Southampton are leading a new £3.7m project which aims to revolutionise our understanding of global flood risk. Working as part of a consortium of nine UK universities, as well as multiple national and international organisations, the team has been successful in winning…

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Writer commissioned as part of Queen’s Gardens refurbishment project
Joanna Walsh

Writer commissioned as part of Queen’s Gardens refurbishment project

A writer has been commissioned to produce work that will displayed as part of the Queens Gardens refurbishment. Author and artist Joanna Walsh has been jointly commissioned by the project and Humber Mouth literature festival to write prose that will feature alongside of a number of public art installations in the gardens. Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for economic investment and regeneration, said: “As part of the refurbishment of Queens Gardens, we wanted to include…

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Every child in Hull to be connected and stay connected
Chris Aldersley, Chief Operating Officer, Cranswick plc hands over laptops to Hull City Council Leader, Councillor Stephen Brady

Every child in Hull to be connected and stay connected

Hull City Council’s ambition that every child in the city is connected has moved a big step forward as local food company Cranswick donates 1156 laptops to children in the city. The council has been working with Academy Trusts to understand how many pupils don’t have access to a laptop or the internet. The data has shown around a third of pupils over the age of seven, don’t have access to a laptop and the…

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Inspiring Hull women celebrated as part of Hull Women’s Week
Louise Cheeseman Managing Director Hull Trains

Inspiring Hull women celebrated as part of Hull Women’s Week

Hull Women’s Week celebrated International Women’s Day and the contribution of women living and working in our local community. Starting Monday 8 March, International Women’s Day, female role models including Emma Hardy, Karen Okra, Louise Cheeseman, Dame Diana Johnson and Louise Beech featured as part of a week-long programme from Hull Libraries.Councillor Marjorie Brabazon, chair of Hull Culture and Leisure, said: “What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than to celebrate local women who…

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Smart technology to support Hull’s transport improvements

Work to improve traffic flow across key city centre routes will begin next week. As part of the ongoing work to transform the A63 by Highways England, Hull City Council will begin work to improve traffic signals along Hessle Road and Anlaby Road over the next few weeks. It will include a technological overhaul of the current traffic signals with smart technology, to ensure more efficient and effective journey times for motorists and pedestrians. The…

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