The Business Day 2021

Gyles Brandreth will be hosting The Business Day once again as organisers have announced this year will go ahead as a virtual event, live-streamed from Bridlington Spa on Friday 11 June.  The Business Day is an annual networking event tailored to a day of discovery insight, with nearly 700 business leaders coming together; however, due to the current global pandemic, this year's will be a three-hour live-streamed show, hosted in-person by Gyles Brandreth.  Whilst maintaining…

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PLACE NAMES: The Vikings go berserk! Part Three: A new wave of place

names by new invadersThe Vikings, Hull, and place names have a long history. Indeed, it was these invaders who gave us our very first name: WYKE – a sort of ‘maiden name’ of our city, if you like! They knew a good place for a port if anyone did. Wyke means ‘creek’ and was probably what we now call ‘Old Harbour’ (at the mouth of the River Hull near The Deep). This might have been…

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