It’s ‘MISSION CHRISTMAS’ for Viking FM as annual Cash for Kids gift appeal returns

It’s ‘Mission Christmas’ for Viking FM as hosts Alex & Ellie appeal to listeners and locals to buy one extra gift to help thousands of disadvantaged children in East Yorkshire & Northern Lincolnshire The largest Christmas toy appeal in the UK, Mission Christmas is an annual campaign run by Cash for Kids and supported by Viking FM. In 2020 Mission Christmas collected over £12.7 million in gifts and cash donations, which was used to make…

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Read more about the article Director of Royal Museums Greenwich visits Hull to see transformational maritime project
Visit to North End Shipyard

Director of Royal Museums Greenwich visits Hull to see transformational maritime project

A high-profile leader in the UK museum world has visited the city, following a request to find out more about the Hull Maritime project and the ambitious plans to bring the city’s maritime heritage to life. Paddy Rodgers, the Director of Royal Museums Greenwich (Incorporating the National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark, Queen’s House and Royal Observatory), visited Hull on Friday 12 November to hear about the plans and progress to date on the Hull Maritime…

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Launch of national tackling knife-crime week

Humberside Police are supporting the national campaign to tackle knife crime – Operation Sceptre. During this week, from the 15 November and 21 November, there will be a surrender for bladed weapons and offensive weapons to be handed into police stations force wide. Following new legislation, brought in on the 14 July 2021, it is also now illegal to own certain items including knuckle dusters, zombie knives and throwing stars – even within a private dwelling. Knife…

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Local housebuilder celebrates the success of its Apprenticeship Scheme

Barratt Developments Yorkshire East is celebrating the success of its Apprenticeship Scheme as seven new apprentices begin their careers with the housebuilder.  As part of Barratt Developments’ ongoing Apprenticeship Scheme, seven students are able to gain unparalleled experience in the construction industry whilst obtaining the qualifications they need to be successful in their careers. The seven apprentices join the housebuilder to develop their skills across a number of disciplines including joinery, bricklaying and construction.  Abigail…

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Read more about the article Local author donates new book to Hull primary schools encouraging kindness and understanding
Lynne Hope (centre) donates her book. Cllr Shane McMurray, Pauline Turner, Tracy Harsley and Sue Cornwall welcome the donation.

Local author donates new book to Hull primary schools encouraging kindness and understanding

Hull primary schools are to benefit from the donation of a new book titled The Bad Apple. Local author, Lynne Hope, has written the book which focuses on the messages to be kind and to be understanding. The book is aimed at reception and Year 1 aged children, and for teachers to read the book with them and use as a talk piece within their classes to discuss the important topics. Lynne is donating a…

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‘Do It for Your Dog’ campaign launched to reduce instances of dog fouling

Hull City Council, in partnership with Keep Britain Tidy, has launched a campaign to encourage dog owners to be responsible and reduce instances of dog fouling. Dog fouling is the offence of being in charge of a dog and failing to remove the faeces after it defecates in a public place, which includes leaving it in a tree or bush.Councillor Rosie Nicola, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services, said: “I thank the majority of dog owners in…

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Read more about the article Youth Enterprise Award winners announced at virtual awards evening
Becca Pettman of Gray's Boutique, receiving her award presented to her by her children.

Youth Enterprise Award winners announced at virtual awards evening

Hull City Council in partnership with Hull Culture and Leisure (HC&L), Engaging Education, C4DI and Dave Bower of Design over Technology Ltd brought to Hull a virtual international audience to celebrate enterprising young people in the city and those that support them from the public, private and voluntary sectors. We offer our congratulations to all the young people and their mentors who entered. We’d like to thank them for attending the virtual awards evening and sharing their…

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Read more about the article Tech skills start-up to broaden its reach with new training centre
Antonio Tombanane of The Edge Hub

Tech skills start-up to broaden its reach with new training centre

A trio of tech businesses which were set up to drive the development of digital businesses in Hull and East Yorkshire have secured a prime city centre site as the home for a technology education and training centre. Kingston House in Myton Street, Hull, will become the home for The Edge Hub, which was set up earlier this year by tech recruitment and event specialists who identified a skills gap in their sector. The revamped…

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Celebrate and remember your loved one this Christmas

with Dove House Hospice Light up a Life is a wonderful opportunity for hospice supporters and the wider community to gather together to share stories and fond memories. Dove House Hospice welcomes everyone, regardless of how long ago your loved one died and whether or not they received hospice care. The generosity of those who honour a loved one through Light up a Life ensures Dove House is there for every family who needs them,…

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Read more about the article Work begins on £1m key maritime heritage site
South-blockhouse

Work begins on £1m key maritime heritage site

A decision record, published today, confirms that Hull City Council is moving forward with the first phase of a £1m National Highways (formerly Highways England) funded programme. Work will now begin on the South Blockhouse Project, which sees the Council’s in-house archaeologists, Humber Field Archaeology, deliver a community archaeology programme including archaeological works and the creation of a visitor attraction, on the site of the 16th century South Blockhouse fortress. Located on the east bank of the…

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World premieres and a celebration of jazz icons – Hull Jazz Festival returns to Hull Truck Theatre in November

Hull Jazz Festival returns to Hull Truck Theatre from 10th – 13th November, celebrating jazz icons from the past 100 years alongside a spotlight on new music, with a strong focus on its home city. The festival opens with a double bill celebrating the 50th anniversary of cult British gangster movie Get Carter. A film screening followed by the world premiere of pianist and Hammond player Wendy Kirkland’s new arrangements of Roy Budd’s iconic score. Wendy’s joined by her trio and…

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New vaccination centre to open in Princes Quay

City Health Care Partnership CIC (CHCP) announced today that they are opening a new vaccination centre in Princes Quay, Hull on Monday 8 November. People over 18 wanting a Covid-19 booster will need to book an appointment through the national system; the centre will also be offering first jabs to 12 to 15-year-olds, in line with current Government guidance. Booster appointments will be available seven days a week from 8am to 7.20pm with appointments for…

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Read more about the article Ron Dearing UTC students equipped with cutting edge robotics skills to increase career opportunities
Ron Dearing UTC robotic arm

Ron Dearing UTC students equipped with cutting edge robotics skills to increase career opportunities

Student engineers of the future are learning crucial robotics skills to give them the edge for exciting career opportunities and fill an increasing national industry skills gap. Year 12 and 13 students at Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC) in Hull are working with a state-of-the-art FANUC robot training cell as part of their Automation and Control engineering course, understanding how automation, or robotics, is used by some of the region’s largest manufacturing companies. The…

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Read more about the article Hull’s maritime history at the heart of a major installation in Portsmouth
Ship of the Gods 1 © Heinrich & Palmer

Hull’s maritime history at the heart of a major installation in Portsmouth

Hull’s historic vessels Arctic Corsair, the Spurn Lightship and models found within Hull Maritime Museum have been selected to feature in major street and light festival in another well-known port city - Portsmouth. Originally commissioned for Urban Legends: Northern Lights event by Absolutely Cultured in 2018, Ship of the Gods, and created by contemporary artists Anna Heinrich and Leon Palmer using the cloud point survey data, saw Hull’s maritime history merge with stunning Norwegian landscapes to…

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Young people in Hull can apply now to be part of the UK Youth Parliament

Young people in Hull, aged 11 to 17, can apply now to be part of the UK Youth Parliament. Four representatives are being sought to represent Hull’s young people on a local, regional and national level. Councillor Shane McMurray, Portfolio Holder for children’s services said: “The UK Youth Parliament gives young people from Hull the opportunity to represent our local area on a national scale. It provides a platform to have a voice on issues…

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Read more about the article Hull City Council and local partners highly commended for working in partnership to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic
Tony Saxby of the council's streetscene team delivers PPE to vulnerable residents

Hull City Council and local partners highly commended for working in partnership to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic

Hull City Council, alongside local partners, including the voluntary sector, NHS, Humberside Fire & Rescue and Humberside Police have been Highly Commended at the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards. The annual LGC Awards celebrate the very best innovation and talent in local government and the Council was Highly Commended in the Partnership (Public Public) category for close partnership working in helping Hull overcome the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s ceremony took place at…

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Read more about the article Para Swimmer returns to the pool – ready to attend National Para Meet
Owen Garsides

Para Swimmer returns to the pool – ready to attend National Para Meet

Kingston Upon Hull Swimming Club’s S14 Para Swimmer Owen Garsides returns to the pool after all Para meets were cancelled due to the lockdown.   Owen will compete in the British Para Swimming Winter National Meet held in Wales in 11-12th December. Owen qualified for all his 7 races to be able to compete at this National event.  He is looking forward to swimming in the National pool in Swansea.   Owen said ‘ it…

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Selby RUFC U18 Girls 0 v Hull Ionians RUFC U18 Girls 30

Hull travelled to Selby for their latest fixture in a determined mood having suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of a travelling Lancashire side two weeks earlier.  This was going to be no easy feat with their last meeting ending in a draw.  Selby are a well established side with a long history of girls rugby and had invited Thorne/Wheatley to join them and boost the dynamic of their team.  As expected, the game started off…

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Fitmums & Friends begins project to help children and young people cope with bereavement

Local charity, Fitmums & Friends, has teamed up with the Humber Forest School and the University of Hull to develop an innovative programme of support for children and young people who are experiencing bereavement. ‘Together in Grief – The Forest Project’ will use outdoor activities, literature, and bereavement support to help children and young people from Hull explore, understand and express their grief. Together in Grief – The Forest Project will help children and young people…

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IMMINGHAM PORT’S NEW SHIP TO BE NAMED AFTER 6-YEAR-OLD HULL GIRL

Towage operator Svitzer Europe has announced that one of the tugs servicing the busy Port of Immingham will be renamed Svitzer Eleanor, following the suggestion from Eleanor Wright, daughter of local Hull man Sam Wright, who is a crew member and Trainee Master on board the small ship.Eleanor’s involvement in the naming of the ship came about when Svitzer’s Immingham Port Manager Phil Bailey realised that Sam Wright’s children might like the opportunity to choose…

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