Operation Galaxy – keeping you safe this Christmas

We all know Christmas is going to be a bit different this year – but what’s not going to change is our continued efforts to rid our communities of those who cause them the most harm. Today (Friday, December 4) we are launching a month of intensive action led by the Op Galaxy team to help make Christmas more enjoyable for the most vulnerable in our communities. Chief Superintendent Darren Downs said: “Christmas can be…

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Parents and carers of young children may be entitled to receive Healthy Start vouchers.

The Healthy Start scheme provides up to £24.80 a month per child under the age of one, and £12.40 per child aged between one and four years. The vouchers can be used for fresh or frozen fruit and vegetables, as well as milk and infant formula. Recipients also receive vouchers for vitamins designed for children and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Rachel Roberts, Head of early help at Hull City Council said: “The take…

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Operation Santa’s Sleigh set to deliver a cracking Christmas for care leavers

A voluntary group is driving a campaign to provide a Christmas to remember for care leavers hit by isolation during a year dominated by the impact of lockdown. Organisations including businesses and charities are being urged to support Operation Santa’s Sleigh and some have already started. Volunteers from Hull City Council are on board in their roles as Room 42 champions for care leavers and backing has also come from a trade union. The team…

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Hull city centre lit up ready for Christmas

Hull’s Christmas lights have been switched on overnight, brightening up the city centre as national lockdown lifts. In a change to the usual switch-on event, which attracts thousands each year, a drone has captured the moments the that all 45,600 lights have brightened up city centre streets for 2020. As well as the 45ft Norway Spruce in Queen Victoria Square, a 15ft tree has this year been added to the already picturesque Museums Quarter, alongside…

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Professor Xudong Zhao elected Fellow of European Academy of Sciences

Professor Xudong Zhao has joined some of the world’s most distinguished scientists in being elected as a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences. Professor Zhao, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies and Deputy Director at Environment and Energy Institute at the University of Hull, has developed a global reputation in the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable heating, cooling and power systems. At the University, he is currently working on…

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Urgent repair works in Anlaby Road

Part of Anlaby Road will be closed from next week. Anlaby Road inbound from Trenton Avenue to the Calvert Lane Junction will be closed to traffic from Tuesday 13 October. Diversion signs will be in place via Boothferry Road. The closure will be in place for up to four weeks, after a crack in the surface was unearthed during the ongoing improvement works. Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for economic investment and regeneration, said: “We…

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Professor Stephen Hardy appointed new Dean of Faculty of Business, Law & Politics at University of Hull
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Professor Stephen Hardy appointed new Dean of Faculty of Business, Law & Politics at University of Hull

Esteemed Barrister, Judge and Professor Stephen Hardy has been appointed as Dean of the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics at the University of Hull. Professor Hardy, a respected figure in both higher education and the legal sector, began his career in academia in 1993, and has since risen through the ranks from PhD student to Dean. He has now been announced as the University’s Dean of Faculty of Business, Law and Politics, and said…

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Major improvement work to begin on two west Hull roads

Major improvement work is to be carried out on two arterial routes in the west of the city. Hessle Road and Anlaby Road will undergo extensive resurfacing works as part of a phased programme to improve the routes for motorists and cyclists. The phased roadworks will start on Monday 28 September. Hessle Road will complete on Monday 26 February 2021, work in Anlaby Road will finish on Saturday 6 March. Works in Hessle Road will…

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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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