Read more about the article Work begins on £1m key maritime heritage site

Work begins on £1m key maritime heritage site

A decision record, published today, confirms that Hull City Council is moving forward with the first phase of a £1m National Highways (formerly Highways England) funded programme. Work will now begin on the South Blockhouse Project, which sees the Council’s in-house archaeologists, Humber Field Archaeology, deliver a community archaeology programme including archaeological works and the creation of a visitor attraction, on the site of the 16th century South Blockhouse fortress. Located on the east bank of the…


New vaccination centre to open in Princes Quay

City Health Care Partnership CIC (CHCP) announced today that they are opening a new vaccination centre in Princes Quay, Hull on Monday 8 November. People over 18 wanting a Covid-19 booster will need to book an appointment through the national system; the centre will also be offering first jabs to 12 to 15-year-olds, in line with current Government guidance. Booster appointments will be available seven days a week from 8am to 7.20pm with appointments for…


Young people in Hull can apply now to be part of the UK Youth Parliament

Young people in Hull, aged 11 to 17, can apply now to be part of the UK Youth Parliament. Four representatives are being sought to represent Hull’s young people on a local, regional and national level. Councillor Shane McMurray, Portfolio Holder for children’s services said: “The UK Youth Parliament gives young people from Hull the opportunity to represent our local area on a national scale. It provides a platform to have a voice on issues…

Read more about the article Hull City Council and local partners highly commended for working in partnership to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic
Tony Saxby of the council's streetscene team delivers PPE to vulnerable residents

Hull City Council and local partners highly commended for working in partnership to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic

Hull City Council, alongside local partners, including the voluntary sector, NHS, Humberside Fire & Rescue and Humberside Police have been Highly Commended at the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards. The annual LGC Awards celebrate the very best innovation and talent in local government and the Council was Highly Commended in the Partnership (Public Public) category for close partnership working in helping Hull overcome the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s ceremony took place at…

Read more about the article Para Swimmer returns to the pool – ready to attend National Para Meet
Owen Garsides

Para Swimmer returns to the pool – ready to attend National Para Meet

Kingston Upon Hull Swimming Club’s S14 Para Swimmer Owen Garsides returns to the pool after all Para meets were cancelled due to the lockdown.   Owen will compete in the British Para Swimming Winter National Meet held in Wales in 11-12th December. Owen qualified for all his 7 races to be able to compete at this National event.  He is looking forward to swimming in the National pool in Swansea.   Owen said ‘ it…


Selby RUFC U18 Girls 0 v Hull Ionians RUFC U18 Girls 30

Hull travelled to Selby for their latest fixture in a determined mood having suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of a travelling Lancashire side two weeks earlier.  This was going to be no easy feat with their last meeting ending in a draw.  Selby are a well established side with a long history of girls rugby and had invited Thorne/Wheatley to join them and boost the dynamic of their team.  As expected, the game started off…


Fitmums & Friends begins project to help children and young people cope with bereavement

Local charity, Fitmums & Friends, has teamed up with the Humber Forest School and the University of Hull to develop an innovative programme of support for children and young people who are experiencing bereavement. ‘Together in Grief – The Forest Project’ will use outdoor activities, literature, and bereavement support to help children and young people from Hull explore, understand and express their grief. Together in Grief – The Forest Project will help children and young people…



Towage operator Svitzer Europe has announced that one of the tugs servicing the busy Port of Immingham will be renamed Svitzer Eleanor, following the suggestion from Eleanor Wright, daughter of local Hull man Sam Wright, who is a crew member and Trainee Master on board the small ship.Eleanor’s involvement in the naming of the ship came about when Svitzer’s Immingham Port Manager Phil Bailey realised that Sam Wright’s children might like the opportunity to choose…


Packed programme to celebrate young local entrepreneurs for Global Entrepreneurship Week

The Youth Enterprise and Micro Business Team at Hull City Council are delighted to again be offering a packed programme to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2021, supported by Hull Culture and Leisure, John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank and Engaging Education. Global Entrepreneurship Week was founded 13 years ago to celebrate and empower entrepreneurs in every country and community around the world – especially those individuals who face barriers or may have never considered the idea…



There are fewer than 80 days to Christmas! Does that thought fill you to the brim with excitement, or panic or dread? We all feel differently about it - and what is important about it is different for us all too. For some it’s about traditions – religious - not, making those traditional family recipes, decorating the tree in a particular way or with items made by children who now have children of their own.…


The sights, smells and sounds of Hull’s most historic event Hull Fair returns this Friday (8 October), now in its 728th year

Officially opened at 5pm by Lord Mayor, Councillor Lynn Petrini, the Walton Street site will be filled with white knuckle rides, tasty treats, traditional fairground stalls, bright lights and music. The largest travelling fair in Europe always offers something for everyone from the young to the old, whether you love the fast and furious or the traditional fairground offer. Lord Mayor of Hull, Councillor Lynn Petrini said: “Hull Fair is ingrained in the people of…


PCC working with leading organisation on study of violence against women and girls

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Humberside Jonathan Evison has commissioned astudy into the local reality of violence and abuse against women and girls. For some time, theOffice of the PCC has been looking at this specific issue and employs a dedicated manager, MarieMorgan, and a data analyst who are building a local picture of serious violence including domesticabuse with a specific focus on male violence against women and girls. The PCC’s office has recently…


Back to school wellbeing boost for pupils and teachers

Pupils and teachers in Hull have returned to full-time education better equipped to deal with the impacts of Covid thanks to a programme which has been designed to boost emotional wellbeing and mental health support in schools and colleges. Working in partnership with Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and voluntary and community sector partners, HeadStart Hull developed a Covid Recovery and Restoration Plan for Children and Young People’s mental health.  The…

Read more about the article Fifty hospital staff support WISHH ‘By Your Side’ Appeal
Dr-Vishal Metha and Team of runners

Fifty hospital staff support WISHH ‘By Your Side’ Appeal

Hull Hospital’s doctors, nurses and other NHS staff are going to be part of history in the making, whilst supporting our new ‘By Your Side’ Appeal, as they take part in the World’s Largest Marathon, involving 100,000 people globally.  An incredible team of 50 staff working in departments such as neurosurgery, cardiology, ophthalmology, physiotherapy, security, administration, paediatrics, and theatres at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital, have dedicated months of training to for the…


University of Hull ranked fourth in the North in The Times Good University Guide 2022

The University of Hull is one of the top universities in the North according to The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022. Once again named in the top 5 universities in the North, the University has climbed 8 places in the prestigious Good University Guide, up from 60th to 52nd in the table. This year the University of Hull moves up to number 4 in the North, with the universities of Leeds, York and…


Celebrated Hull historian and photographer Dr Alec Gill MBE gifts his life’s work to city

Hull historian, author and photographer Dr Alec Gill MBE has gifted his extensive research – representing 50-years of documenting the city’s Hessle Road Fishing culture – to Hull History Centre. Almost one hundred large box files, containing tens of thousands of pages, have been deposited at the archive in Hull. The collection of work includes information on hundreds of trawlers that were based and set sail from Hull’s once thriving fishing community. Dr Gill said:…


East Yorkshire families give the gift of life to others

Twenty-one husbands, wives, sons and daughters in East Yorkshire have been given a second chance of life thanks to the courage of bereaved families. Between April 2020 and March this year, 14 families agreed to donate the organs of their loved ones when they discovered there was no hope of them surviving illness or injury. Thanks to those people who had shared their wishes with their families for what should happen in the event of…


New Campaign to Support Mental Health for the Armed Forces Community

A new regional campaign to support the mental health of Armed Forces personnel and their families in Hull and East Yorkshire begins today (Monday, 20 September). The campaign highlights the range of mental health services that are available across the region for any person who serves or has served in the Armed Forces, and their families. It encourages those who are concerned about or struggling with their mental health to access the support available. The…


Teenage Cancer Unit sets up new wig service for young people

Hospital staff caring for young people with cancer are launching a new service to help them when they lose their hair. The Teenage Cancer Unit at Castle Hill Hospital is teaming up with the Living With and Beyond Cancer team at the Queen’s Centre to set up a new wig service.  Young people who come to the unit for treatment will now be able to purchase wigs in modern styles and in vibrant colors including ombre,…


Families with children aged four and under can apply for the Healthy Start scheme

Parents and carers of young children may be entitled to receive help through the Healthy Start scheme. Healthy Start 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 scheme is currently moving from voucher to a prepaid card scheme, which will be topped up every four weeks.  The money can be used for fresh or frozen fruit and vegetables, as…