Hull mum pens her first children’s book to support parents and their children in lockdown

Kat Arksey, Hull mum of two young boys, took the opportunity during the latest lockdown to write her debut short children’s book from the eyes of a child. She wrote the story to help her eldest son, aged 4, understand more about why we’re all having to stay at home and why his school is closed. When Harry Stayed Home: A Child’s Perspective of Lockdown was self-published through Amazon on Valentine’s Day this year.  As…

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Ethical Business Growing in Hull
photos were by Christopher McNally.

Ethical Business Growing in Hull

Despite all the problems 2020 has been throwing at us, ethical shopping is continuing to grow in Hull. On Saturday, 25th July, Julie and Richard of the Fair Trade shop Near & Fair were joined by the Lord Mayor of Hull to cut the ribbon to their shop's new, much larger home in one of Trinity Market’s biggest non-food retail units.Social distancing rules dictated that a large crowd could not gather in the space outside…

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Daisy Appeal urges supporters to take to the roads for virtual events
Claire Levy

Daisy Appeal urges supporters to take to the roads for virtual events

A charity which is working to establish an internationally renowned scanning centre in the Hull and Humber area is urging cyclists and runners across the region to show their support in two major fundraising events. The Daisy Appeal, which is planning to open a Molecular Imaging Research (MIR) Centre at Castle Hill Hospital early next year, is targeting the My Prudential RideLondon cycle challenge and the Great North Run to boost its bid to raise…

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Join us for Summer Holiday Fun

We are over half way through the summer holidays and if you want to do something fun and worthwhile to do, why not take part in our ultimate Summer Holiday challenge?   You can take part as an individual, with friends or family or something to get your children involved in to help make the summer holidays fly by!2020 hasn't exactly been the year we all hoped for but that doesn't mean we can't have…

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Musicians in tune with mental health as The Warren announces online release of Three Minute Heroes album

A project which uses music to deliver mental health messages from young people about what’s on their mind will this week showcase the products of its second phase with a virtual launch. Three Minute Heroes, led by The Warren Youth Project, brings together musicians from across the Hull area, draws on writing from students in East Yorkshire and is already having an impact on health and social care in Manchester. A second album featuring music…

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Protectors of land and sea – how our specialist teams are helping Op Galaxy

Through every step of Operation Galaxy, our Special Operations Unit (SOU) have had their hand in the action. SOU covers our Roads Crime and Roads Policing units, firearms, dogs and marine, meaning they can be deployed across land and sea, on a wide variety of jobs from drugs warrants, to stolen goods seizures. SOU Chief Inspector James Glansfield, said: “Our Roads Crime team are concerned with taking down serious criminals using our roads to commit…

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Arcade transformation is catalyst for creative start-ups

The transformation of a Victorian arcade has tempted two natives of Hull to take their first steps in business in their home city. Polly Langham worked at TONI&GUY salons in locations including Hull, London and Sydney before deciding to strike out on her own with Milk. pure hairdressing. Ellen Crabtree still works as a barmaid to supplement her work making babywear and has made the move from online selling to bricks and mortar by opening…

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Hull’s Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre recognised for outstanding service design around patient care

The Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre (ICC) has won the best Community/Primary Care Service Redesign in the North, Midlands and East at last night’s Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards – recognising the outstanding contribution the ICC team has made to improving the lives of frail, older people in the city. The HSJ judging panel, made up of a diverse range of influential figures within the healthcare community, chose Hull’s ICC as the winner, beating incredible…

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SGS Apprentices Raise £852 for Four Local Charities

With offices across the globe, SGS Packaging Europe defines how the packaging for household brands will look when it hits the supermarket shelves. In an initiative to encourage young people to enter the industry and explore its many career options, in 2018 the company launched a comprehensive apprenticeship programme. As an apprentice at SGS, individuals receive in-depth training, development days, one-to-one mentoring and specific tasks as part of their training. This combination of approaches ensures…

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Historic engineering company marks rebirth as bumper Britvic order brings traffic to a standstill

An engineering company which marked its 120th anniversary last year by entering a new era after a takeover will bring the streets of Hull to a standstill this weekend as it delivers its biggest order since securing the investment. Edwin Snowden (2018) Ltd will load two 10-tonne tanks built in its yard at Fountain Road, Hull, onto low loaders ready for the journey of 140 miles to Britvic Soft Drinks Ltd at Rugby in Warwickshire. David…

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University of Hull venue to be used for training specialist teams

We’ve teamed up with The University of Hull to help us prepare our Specialist Operations Unit to respond to future incidents, with The Lawns in Cottingham soon to be used as a training space for our teams. The university has agreed to our teams using Ferens Hall for training, whilst the long term future of the site is considered. From training our firearms officers, to practising handling large scale public order incidents, to helping our…

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Viola Trust partners with businesses for new gin launch event

Trustees behind a campaign to bring the world’s oldest remaining steam trawler back to its home in Hull are urging people to back the venture by snapping up some superb Viola merchandise in time for Christmas. Last week the Viola Trust launched its “Homeward Bound” calendar featuring 12 ships with a historic Hull connection. Sales have been brisk through the Viola website and at outlets including 1884 Wine & Tapas Bar at Hull Marina –…

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“This is how we know we’re doing a good job for our patients”

A team of healthcare science professionals in Cottingham have become the first in the country to achieve a new standard which assures cancer patients of quality care. Safety, treatment planning and equipment maintenance were among the areas reviewed as the Radiotherapy Physics Team at Castle Hill Hospital took part in the independent two-year pilot Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering (MPACE) accreditation scheme.  MPACE independently reviews all aspects of healthcare science which underpin the radiotherapy treatment provided…

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Spencer Group adopts Moodbeam to support staff mental health wellbeing

Spencer Group has become the first employer in the engineering industry to adopt a pioneering device to support the mental health wellbeing of its staff. Health tech start-up Moodbeam has developed the world’s first wearable device which allows users to log their mood and monitor their emotional wellbeing. Linked to a mobile app and online platform, the device collects data as users touch a blue button for “anxious” or yellow for “calm”. The gadget also…

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Archeologists delve into history and pave way for exciting future for Hull Minster

Archaeology work has begun as the prelude to an exciting new extension to house a visitor and heritage centre at Hull’s historic Minster. A £3.9m grant from Highways England is enabling Hull Minster to realise its ambitions to build the glass, bronze and stone extension on the 700-year-old church. The extension will include exhibition spaces, a café and other new visitor facilities and will lead into a “heritage corridor” within the Minster, creating a home…

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Socially Engaged Artist Residency

Artlink Hull and Hull Libraries are looking to commission an artist to work over a period of six months in Ings in East Hull. The artist will be based in Ings Library and will have a remit to engage with young people (ages between 13-18) in the local area, developing a core young people’s creative group over the period. This group will work with the artist and library staff to redevelop a section of the…

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