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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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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Hull City Council to become ‘trailblazer’ for care leavers
The Guildhall in Hull

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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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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Hull local elections 2021: as it happened
The Bonus Arena.

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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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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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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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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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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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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Hull City Council seeks the next Young Mayor
Love Staying Safe campaign

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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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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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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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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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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New supermarket opens in Hull’s Old Town
The One Stop store on Silver Street has only been open a few weeks, but is already proving to be popular with the local community.

New supermarket opens in Hull’s Old Town

A new supermarket has opened its doors in Hull’s historic Old Town. The One Stop on Silver Street offers a range of convenience products, as well as made-to-order sandwiches from sandwich-makers Stacked. It is one of a number of new businesses and investments in the Old Town, which includes a new cycle hub in Trinity Market. The store is the latest business to open in Hull’s popular Old Town. The One Stop investment has been supported by…

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Absolutely Cultured gets £198,000 boost to support Hull communities and local creatives
Chatty Hull 2019, Absolutely Cultured. Courtesy of Artlink Hull. Photo credit: Anete Soda.

Absolutely Cultured gets £198,000 boost to support Hull communities and local creatives

Hull’s Absolutely Cultured has been awarded £198,000 from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. The funding will support the organisation’s plans over the next three years to increase cultural opportunities within Hull’s neighbourhoods as well as provide professional development and formal training for local creatives. Stephen Munn, CEO and Artistic Director of Absolutely Cultured said: “This is a fantastic endorsement of our plans and those of the city to ensure culture continues to have a meaningful role…

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The Punch Hotel poised to reopen with stylish new look after major investment
The Punch Hotel

The Punch Hotel poised to reopen with stylish new look after major investment

A popular city centre pub is getting ready to unveil its stylish new look after making the most of lockdown to complete its long-awaited refurbishment. The Punch Hotel in Queen Victoria Square reopened in September 2019 after being taken over by Forrest & Co who brought plans for a comprehensive makeover. The project was delayed first by bad winter weather and then by the disruption and uncertainty of Covid-19 but now the pub has been…

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Launch of tender process for creation of new maritime visitor centre
The North End Shipyard will become a new tourist attraction

Launch of tender process for creation of new maritime visitor centre

The creation of a new energy efficient visitor centre at North End Shipyard has moved a step closer with contractors now being invited to show an interest in delivering this element of the £30m Hull Maritime project. Interested contractors are now able to enter the first stages of a tender process by expressing an interest and completing a selection questionnaire. The staged approach will enable the Hull Maritime project to assess all bids before selecting…

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More love for the Truelove Flag
Surface Cleaning with a soft bristle brush in combination with suction from a museum vac

More love for the Truelove Flag

A long due conservation treatment on the 147 year-old Truelove flag from the Hull Maritime Museum is now complete. The 15ft (4.57m) Truelove flag, dating back to 1873 and on display at height for more than 40 years on the main wall within the whaling gallery, was lowered by technicians on January to enable conservation work to take place. Once laid flat over an expanse of tables, a thorough inspection of the textile and photographic…

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