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.…


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…


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…

Read more about the article High-profile speakers to headline The Waterline Summit 2021
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High-profile speakers to headline The Waterline Summit 2021

A green energy entrepreneur and an electric vehicle adventurer will be among the headline speakers this year’s pioneering The Waterline Summit. The flagship event is returning next month, bigger and more ambitious than before, linking the Humber to the global COP26 climate change conference. Held from October 18-22, just a few weeks before COP26, the summit will link innovative decarbonisation projects and pioneering work taking place to tackle climate change across the Humber region to…


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…

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.…


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…


Advice to get you through Freshers’ Week

A huge welcome to everyone beginning their journey at the University of Hull this year. We hope you are settling in and looking forward to what Hull has to offer, starting with Fresher’s week! Fresher’s week should be such an exciting time – you’re living independently, you’re making new friends and ready to embark on a new chapter.    However, it’s important to take measures to keep yourself, others, your home, and belongings safe from…


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…


Hull 4 Heroes able to respond quicker with new corporate card solution

Hull based financial technology firm Expensemate has given Hull 4 Heroes the ability to respond quicker to veterans’ needs with three pre-paid cards, which speed up and monitor the transactions that are essential to running the charity. Expensemate, which is part of the Rix Group, launched the only corporate expense card to offer credit in 2020. They have gifted the charity with three of their pre-paid cards - worth £252 a year in usual fees…

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Business Centre boss says changing workspace trends

One of the region’s leading business centres is ticking all the boxes for people seeking work, rest and play solutions on their doorstep in a post-Covid world. Freya Cross, Business and Corporate Manager at The Deep, said the rest of Hull city centre is also well-placed to benefit from the trend towards a “live-work location” and a “lifestyle office”. Freya said: “The message to landlords who feel as though they are lumbered with vacant units…


Hull Saints Football Club

Hull Saints Football Club was formed in 2013 and has a unique background. Initially the club competed in the Yorkshire Christian League but since 2020-21 season competes in the East Riding Counties League.  From its foundation as a church connect group the club has developed into a growing community club with fa charter standard status.  The new kits for the season ahead were produced by local business Lammy Sports and their logo appropriately is a rams head…


Gig Buddies Hull announce their first post-Covid gig

Gig Buddies Hull, run by the learning disability charity Mencap, have announced their first gig back since the Covid-19 pandemic began, the Gig Buddies Gig’in. The project which matches people with a learning disability with a volunteer to go to gigs and enjoy nightlife activities together, aims to reduce loneliness and promote social inclusion for young people with a learning disability. On Friday 24th September 2021, Gig Buddies Hull will host an epic celebration at Wrecking Ball…

Read more about the article Willerby to invest in largest ever intake of apprentice talent
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Willerby to invest in largest ever intake of apprentice talent

Holiday homes market leader Willerby has launched its biggest ever apprenticeship recruitment drive. Willerby is taking on more than 30 apprentices across a range of roles, in what will be the largest single intake in the company’s 75-year history and three times as many as on any previous occasion. The move reflects the rapid growth of the business, driven by the increasing popularity of the UK staycation, and is further evidence of Willerby’s strong commitment…