Helping people with cancer and Covid-19
Queen's Centre

Helping people with cancer and Covid-19

Hospital staff on a Covid ward have spoken of their work to care for patients with cancer who develop the virus. Ward 30, an oncology ward at the Queen’s Centre, looks after patients with complex symptoms of cancer. However, during the pandemic, the ward team have been looking after patients with cancer who have also been diagnosed with the virus. Ward Sister Hayley Butler said her entire team, including nursing staff, housekeeper and hygienist, ward…

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The Big Ask: children and young people in Hull asked what they need to live happier lives

Children and young people in Hull have the chance to give their views on what the Government should prioritise in planning the recovery from the coronavirus outbreak, as The Big Ask launches. The Big Ask is the largest ever national survey of children in England, driven by the new Children’s Commissioner, Dame Rachel de Souza, who has begun a major review of the future of childhood. The online survey launches on 19 April and aims…

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Hull Truck Theatre are Setting The Stage to welcome audiences back to the building this summer
Setting The Stage

Hull Truck Theatre are Setting The Stage to welcome audiences back to the building this summer

Hull Truck Theatre are working with up-and-coming Yorkshire-based theatre designer, Caitlin Mawhinney to bring the theatre building back to life ahead of re-opening to audiences this summer after a 15-month period of closure. The artistic intervention entitled Setting The Stage will begin to grow over the coming weeks and be visible through the windows of Hull Truck Theatre’s iconic building on Ferensway for audiences and passers-by to enjoy. As Covid restrictions begin to ease, the theatre…

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Hundreds of young people in Hull getting a career kickstart
Hull Central Library

Hundreds of young people in Hull getting a career kickstart

Hull’s new Employment Hub is off to a flying start after helping hundreds of young people into potential new careers. Hull City Council is an approved intermediary for the Government’s national Kickstart Scheme, which creates fully funded six-month placements for 25 hours per week. The scheme, run by the Employment Inclusion Team in the Employment Hub on the first floor of Hull Central Library, was launched in the city in November. It offers paid roles in…

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University of Hull shines in first ever Knowledge Exchange Framework

The University of Hull has performed strongly in a new sector-wide assessment of university knowledge exchange. The Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) measures the efficiency and effectiveness of knowledge exchange in universities in seven key areas, providing a picture of how they engage with external partners to contribute both to the economy and society. Developed by Research England, it forms the third pillar of assessment of universities’ activities, alongside the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and the Research Excellence…

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Lifting the police tape – How fraud is investigated

Being a victim of fraud can have devastating and long-lasting implications for people. It’s the Economic Crime Unit’s job to investigate serious and complex fraud, and in the last two years, they’ve also developed their remit to include organised crime and money laundering. On top of that, the department has also developed a three-tier support programme to help ensure that all victims of fraud receive the correct fraud prevention advice. The team is made up…

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Status Quo Come To Hull

Status Quo make their first ever visit to the Bonus Arena, Hull on Wednesday, 2 March 2022. In September 2019, QUO performed a triumphant set at the massive Radio 2 ‘Festival in a Day’ event in London’s Hyde Park in front of 65,000 fans. That turned out to be their last UK show as the ‘Backbone’ Winter Tour of 2020 was cancelled in its entirety due to Covid-19.  Now, STATUS QUO are delighted to be able to announce their…

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Top Coach’s Quest for a Hull Olympian!
Russ Barber

Top Coach’s Quest for a Hull Olympian!

Russ Barber, one of the UK's most successful performance swimming coaches, is returning to his home ground of Hull to become Director of Swimming at Kingston Upon Hull Swimming Club. Barber has produced multiple Olympians, Commonwealth Games champions and hundreds of national champions. He has coached on over 30 Great Britain teams including the Olympic Games in Beijing, London and Rio, World and European Championships as well as 2 Commonwealth Games. Born and bred in…

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Hull schools invited to get involved in Rugby League World Cup competition

Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) has launched a competition giving schools across England the chance to win an exclusive trophy visit and tournament merchandise. Pupils from schools across Hull have been challenged with showcasing why their city is the perfect host for this year’s tournament, which will see 21 nations arrive in England for what is set to be the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup in history. RLWC2021 is asking teachers to…

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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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This autumn we’re ‘Chasing Rainbows’ with Shed Seven
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This autumn we’re ‘Chasing Rainbows’ with Shed Seven

Acclaimed York five-piece and one of the leading lights of Britpop, Shed Seven return to Hull City Hall with their Another Night, Another Town, Greatest Hits Live Tour.Shed Seven have achieved great success since they burst onto the scene in 1994. The Sheds have so far released five studio albums including 2017's top 10 album 'Instant Pleasures' and this year marks the 25th anniversary of their landmark album 'A Maximum High', featuring the anthems 'Going For…

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Announcing the ‘First World War Lives’ exhibition

From librarians to farmers, shop assistants to police officers; discover the stories of local individuals researched as part of the First World War Lives project in our brand new online exhibition. The First World War Lives project tells the previously untold stories of over 1,100 local service personnel, researched by our team of volunteers. This online exhibition highlights a selection of these stories, covering subjects such as prisoners of war, women, health and those who…

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New Community Beat Manager at Hessle
PC-Marc Skelton

New Community Beat Manager at Hessle

The thriving town of Hessle, five miles west of Hull, now has a new Community Beat Manager. PC Marc Skelton took up his post at the beginning of April 2021 and is looking forward to making a difference in the community and to increase the policing presence in the town.  Marc Skelton joins a team of PCSOs who work in the local community as part of the Neighbourhood Policing Team covering the South Hunsley Ward…

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Russell Watson set to visit Hull this November!
Russell Watson

Russell Watson set to visit Hull this November!

Singing sensation Russell Watson performs a spectacular concert of career highlights when he visits Hull later this year. Russell will be joined live on stage by a harmonious choir to celebrate 20 years since his debut album THE VOICE was released. It’s an evening not to be missed! Russell Watson never imagined he would someday be hailed as one of the world’s greatest classical singers. Since being described by the New York Times as a performer…

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Agencia’s buddy system helps health workers cope with Covid-19 pressures
Helen Gibson, Managing Director of Agencia

Agencia’s buddy system helps health workers cope with Covid-19 pressures

Primary care workers in practices across the UK are feeling the benefit of wellbeing sessions delivered by a business from East Yorkshire to help them cope with the combined pressures of Covid and the demands of day-to-day duties. Karen Auty, a Practice Manager based in West Yorkshire, said she and her team take great comfort from patients’ gifts ranging from cakes and chocolates to masks and scrubs. But a key factor in keeping Karen and…

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Hull hospitals contribute to major study of patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Prof-Sebastian

Hull hospitals contribute to major study of patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

A Hull hospital team has made a major contribution to research indicating that patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease on a commonly used medication may not mount adequate immunity and immune memory if they contract Covid-19 or following their first dose of the vaccine. Professor Sebastian and his team at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust co-led  the CLARITY study of 7,200 patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis from 92 hospitals in the country. The…

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The John Godber Company brings live outdoor theatre back to Hull with “Moby Dick”
Stage@theDock, Kingston Upon Hull, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 26 April, 2021. Pictured: LtoR: Dominic Gibbons, John Godber, Natalia Cleary. Wykeland are working with The John Godber Company to bring live outdoor theatre back to Hull for the first time since the onset of the pandemic.

The John Godber Company brings live outdoor theatre back to Hull with “Moby Dick”

A radical new reworking of Herman Melville’s epic, classic novel, Moby Dick, will be put on at Hull’s Stage @TheDock by The John Godber Company this June.  The production is supported by Wykeland Group, a leading supporter of the arts and culture in the city, and Arts Council England, and sees the return of live performances to the stunning waterside amphitheatre. Adhering to social distancing rules, with a playing time of 70 minutes and no interval, this fast-paced physical production of one of the greatest…

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Has your pooch got what it takes to be Dove House’s Next Top Dog-el?!

In order to celebrate International Dog Day, Dove House are launching Tails and Trails, which will be taking place between 23rd and 30th August 2021. This is a brand-new week-long virtual event where your four-legged friends can join in on the fun! Whether you enjoy casual walkies or something a little brisker, this is a perfect opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors whilst raising vital funds for the hospice. As part of this new virtual…

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Plea to parents as ED attendances rise

As national lockdown restrictions look set to ease, a hospital doctor is appealing for parents to show the same prudent use of health services as they did during the Covid pandemic. Dr Liz Herrieven, consultant in paediatric emergency medicine, says that as life begins to return to ‘normal’, so does the number of people using the Emergency Department (ED) for non-urgent or routine healthcare. “Parents did so well coping with minor injuries and illnesses during…

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