Visionary film to show global leaders why the world needs the Humber to tackle climate change

A new cinematic film will reveal to world leaders the critical role the Humber has in the global fight against climate change.The film, titled “Eyes on the Humber”, will be shown at the COP26 international climate change conference in Glasgow next month.Every country in the world will be represented at the event, with US President Joe Biden expected to attend to mark America’s return to the Paris Agreement committing nations to work together to tackle…

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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…

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Read more about the article Law firm marks milestone by sharing “in camera” interviews with colleagues
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Law firm marks milestone by sharing “in camera” interviews with colleagues

A law firm which is celebrating its 180th anniversary is turning to a combination of tradition and technology to share the stories of its rich history. Rollits still has copies of the hardback book published in 1991 by the then Senior Partner Tom Farrell to celebrate 150 years of the firm. Thirty years on the practice is adding to the archive by filming interviews with members of its team from offices in Hull and York.…

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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:…

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City centre pubs collaborate with Theatre Quarter Beer and Cider Festival

Licensees of two city centre pubs are taking centre stage to bring an array of top tipples to Hull with the inaugural Theatre Quarter Beer and Cider Festival. Tony Garrett, landlord of the Hop & Vine basement bar in Albion Street, has joined forces with Ian Ibbetson, just round the corner with Chilli Devils @ New Clarence in Charles Street, to present a 10-day celebration of real ales and ciders. Between them they have scoured…

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Read more about the article Whitefriargate awarded £100,000 for cultural programme
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Whitefriargate awarded £100,000 for cultural programme

Hull City Council has been awarded a £100,000 grant from Historic England as part of the Whitefriargate High Streets Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) to create and deliver community-led cultural activities on the high street over the next three years. Whitefriargate HSHAZ is one of more than 60 high streets to receive a share of £6 million for their cultural programme. The Hi!Whitefriargate Cultural Programme will explore the significance of Hull Old Town’s most historic street. Over the…

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Read more about the article Smart city screens set to transform Hull’s Paragon Interchange
The new real-time screens are now live

Smart city screens set to transform Hull’s Paragon Interchange

The new smart city digital screens in Hull’s Paragon Interchange are now live following a period of testing. The first of its kind in the city, the long-awaited screens will enable bus passengers to plan their journeys as efficiently as possible, with real-time updates on bus arrival and departure times using smart technology. Paragon Interchange will now benefit from 42 LCD display 22in screens at each bus stand, with an additional seven 49in screens along…

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Read more about the article Hull City Council to become ‘trailblazer’ for care leavers
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Hull City Council to become ‘trailblazer’ for care leavers

Hull City Council has committed to becoming a “trailblazer” authority for a national charter that supports care leavers into employment and training. The Care Leaver Covenant is a promise made by organisations to provide support for care leavers aged 16 to 25 to help them live independently. The local authority will be joined by Hull construction firm Ashcourt Group, which has also committed to the covenant. The company has agreed to fund a program of activities to…

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Read more about the article Hull museums announce plans for reopening
The Ferens Art Gallery in Hull

Hull museums announce plans for reopening

Three of Hull’s most-treasured museums and galleries plan to reopen on Monday 17 May, subject to government guidance. Ferens Art Gallery, the Streetlife Museum and the Hull and East Riding Museum plan to reopen, with safety measures and guidance in place to protect both visitors and staff. Simon Green, cultural services director at Hull Culture and Leisure, said: “Everyone on the team is incredibly excited about the potential of being able to welcome visitors back…

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Read more about the article Hull local elections 2021: as it happened
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Hull local elections 2021: as it happened

The results of the local elections are in. Labour has retained control of Hull City Council with 30 seats out of a total of 57. The political make-up of the council is: Labour Group 30Liberal Democrat Group 26Conservative Group 1 Any changes to the Cabinet will be announced by the Leader in due course. Full data is available here. Elections: as it happened 6.42pm: The 19th election result, and last, is now in. Sutton Ward: Lib Dem…

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Read more about the article Give your views on Hull’s Economic Strategy for next five years
The strategy will respond to the immediate effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on local businesses and industries.

Give your views on Hull’s Economic Strategy for next five years

Hull City Council is developing an Economic Strategy for the city and asking businesses and residents for their views. The aim is to boost employment, make the city more attractive to visitors and both existing and new businesses and to increase productivity and wages. The strategy will build on the city’s achievements over the past decade. It will respond to the immediate effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on local businesses and industries. It will also…

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Read more about the article New £1.5m plan for seven business units unveiled
An artists' impression of the new parade of seven business units at the Boulevard Unit Factory Estate

New £1.5m plan for seven business units unveiled

Hull City Council has unveiled £1.5m plans to create a stylish new parade of seven business units at the Boulevard Unit Factory Estate. The successful estate is the largest council factory estate in the city and home to over 30 small businesses. The Estate will be extended by the new parade with units which have fully glazed frontages onto Goulton Street and rear loading bay areas. Located at the junction of South Boulevard and Goulton…

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Read more about the article Council celebrates promotion of Hull City
The KCOM Stadium, home to newly promoted Hull City Football Club

Council celebrates promotion of Hull City

Hull City Council has praised the success of Hull City Football Club after they secured promotion back to the Championship. Councillor Stephen Brady, Leader of Hull City Council, said: “After an extremely challenging period for our city, it is fantastic to be able to celebrate the success of Hull City Football Club with their promotion back to the Championship. “This team has bounced back and secured an important promotion that should act as an inspiration…

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Read more about the article Hull Maritime Museum says a temporary farewell to its maritime collection
The Hull Maritime Museum is to undergo a major refurbishment

Hull Maritime Museum says a temporary farewell to its maritime collection

The enormous task of moving the whole of the Hull Maritime Museum’s collection from the Grade II* listed building has got underway. Some 50,000 objects – including the much loved the polar bear – are being packed and removed as part of a major decant as the museum prepares for a £12m refurbishment. Tens of thousands of priceless artefacts will be placed into secure storage to enable the start of a major refurbishment to the…

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Read more about the article Follow the White Rabbit and discover Hull’s Old Town wonderland
The White Rabbit Trail will shine a light on the history of Hull's Whitefriargate as part of the areas multi-million pound regeneration.

Follow the White Rabbit and discover Hull’s Old Town wonderland

The history of Hull’s magical Whitefriargate and Old Town area will be celebrated with a new trail inspired by the White Rabbit from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Carroll’s family had a strong connection with Hull, with his mother being raised in the city. The trail will visit locations in the Old Town that are linked to the Carroll family and the work of Lewis Carroll. The White Rabbit Trail, which will run from…

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Read more about the article Hull City Council seeks the next Young Mayor
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Hull City Council seeks the next Young Mayor

Young people in Hull are being invited to apply to become the city’s next Young Mayor. The role, currently held by Gabriela Surdyk, acts as an ambassador for Hull’s young people, supporting the Lord Mayor and attending the Hull Young People’s Parliament. The one-year post will also take a public and media role, attending events and presentations. Lisa Wedgner, Voice and Influence Worker for Hull City Council said: “After a stunning two years of working with…

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Read more about the article Smart tech used to improve safety as part of Stoneferry Corridor project
Stoneferry Corridor is a multi-million pound highways project.

Smart tech used to improve safety as part of Stoneferry Corridor project

As part of the multi-million-pound Stoneferry Corridor project, smart technology will be installed at the road entries in Maxwell Street, Woodhall Street and Morley Street to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists. The first of its kind in the city, intelligent road studs will be installed to detect cyclists on the footway and illuminate to warn vehicles a cyclist is crossing the junction. Work to improve pedestrian and cycling safety using smart technology will begin…

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Read more about the article Monet masterpiece arrives in Hull ahead of exciting new exhibition at Ferens Art Gallery
Antibes, by Claude Monet, will be on display at Ferens Art Gallery

Monet masterpiece arrives in Hull ahead of exciting new exhibition at Ferens Art Gallery

A masterpiece by the French artist Claude Monet will be the centrepiece of a new exhibition at Ferens Art Gallery, which will focus on the importance of mindfulness and reflection in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Monet’s Antibes (1888) is the inspiration and centrepiece of Monet in Mind, which will open on Monday 17 May at Ferens Art Gallery in Hull. The painting travels to Hull for the first time as part of a partnership with The Courtauld, London.…

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Read more about the article More electric vehicle charging points in Hull to support carbon neutral ambition
An electric vehicle charging point. Picture: Andrew Roberts

More electric vehicle charging points in Hull to support carbon neutral ambition

Hull City Council is continuing its drive towards becoming carbon neutral by 2030 by installing new electric vehicle charging points at depots across the city to serve its increasing number of fully electric fleet vehicles. In the past six months, the council has doubled the number of electric vehicles to 24, a figure likely to increase significantly in the next few years as older diesel and petrol vehicles are progressively replaced with electric ones. The…

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Read more about the article 5 things Hull City Council is doing to tackle climate change
Here's just some of the things happening in Hull to tackle climate change. Picture credit: Unsplash (top right), Andrew Roberts (bottom left) and Unsplash (bottom right)

5 things Hull City Council is doing to tackle climate change

Today is Earth Day, an annual event where people, businesses and organisations show support for environmental protection. In March 2019 Hull City Council declared a climate emergency, which led to the council unveiling a strategy that will see it become carbon neutral by 2030. Here are five things the council is doing to support the environment and reduce its carbon footprint – Electric vehicle charging points The council has introduced charging points for electric vehicles at various…

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