MKM Celebrate 25 Years

Today Saturday 10th October is officially Hull company MKM 25th anniversary. In 1995 they laid the foundations for a strong business in Hull, where they opened their first branch. Driffield opened next, and since then they've been growing nationwide with 73 branches now open, with two opening in November and more in the pipeline! MKM branches have always been at the heart of their communities, supporting local charities and good causes. Over the years they've…

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Professor Stephen Hardy appointed new Dean of Faculty of Business, Law & Politics at University of Hull
Professor Hardy

Professor Stephen Hardy appointed new Dean of Faculty of Business, Law & Politics at University of Hull

Esteemed Barrister, Judge and Professor Stephen Hardy has been appointed as Dean of the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics at the University of Hull. Professor Hardy, a respected figure in both higher education and the legal sector, began his career in academia in 1993, and has since risen through the ranks from PhD student to Dean. He has now been announced as the University’s Dean of Faculty of Business, Law and Politics, and said…

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Major improvement work to begin on two west Hull roads

Major improvement work is to be carried out on two arterial routes in the west of the city. Hessle Road and Anlaby Road will undergo extensive resurfacing works as part of a phased programme to improve the routes for motorists and cyclists. The phased roadworks will start on Monday 28 September. Hessle Road will complete on Monday 26 February 2021, work in Anlaby Road will finish on Saturday 6 March. Works in Hessle Road will…

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NHS workers in Hull have saved over £300k, thanks to Barratt’s NHS Deposit Contribution Scheme

NHS workers across Hull have received over £300k1 towards a deposit on their dream home, thanks to the Barratt Developments NHS Deposit Contribution Scheme, which was launched by the housebuilder on 23rd May. The scheme sees NHS employees receive a 5% contribution towards their deposit, up to £15,000, to help them buy a new home as a thank you for their hard work during the COVID-19 crisis. Since the scheme was launched, Barratt Developments Yorkshire…

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Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital staff win free bikes thanks to charity R-evolution

Eight lucky members of staff have received bikes thanks to the generosity and support of charity R-evolution. The Cottingham charity teamed up with Up! – the trust’s programme to support fitness and happiness at work – to offer staff the chance to win a free bike after it was awarded funding from the Big Bike Revival to refurbish bikes for key workers. The charity provides training for people from all backgrounds including ex-offenders, people with…

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Sauce gives arts festival the freedom to go digital all year round

Smart tech specialist Sauce is helping reinvent Hull’s biggest arts festival as an interactive, year-round digital experience. Freedom Festival will not go ahead in its normal format this year after large public gatherings were banned because of Covid-19. Established in 2007, Freedom Festival has developed a reputation as one of the UK’s leading and most innovative cultural and arts events. It celebrates Hull’s independent spirit through artistic and cultural expression, bringing renowned national and international…

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Allenby Commercial completes £1.2m renovation of heritage sites in Hull’s Old Town
Charlie Allenby of Allenby Commercial pictured outside the property, which dates back to the 17th century

Allenby Commercial completes £1.2m renovation of heritage sites in Hull’s Old Town

A developer breathing new life into old buildings in Hull has completed the £1.2m renovation of two historic riverside properties. Allenby Commercial has converted Danish Buildings and the adjoining Grade II listed Bayles House into 17 studios that are being snapped up by architects, film-makers, marketing professionals, tattooists and hair stylists. The renovation has been supported with £250,000 from the Government’s Local Growth Fund, secured by the Humber LEP. Chair of the Humber LEP, Stephen…

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An outdoor opera is heading to Hull Marina this summer
Whistle Stop Hansel and Gretel

An outdoor opera is heading to Hull Marina this summer

An outdoor and socially distanced opera is taking place at Stage@TheDock on Hull Marina in September. Hansel and Gretel, from Whistle Stop Opera, will retell the fairy tale of two hungry children, lost in the woods, and a gingerbread cottage that hides a scary secret. Devised by John Savournin for four singers and accordion, social distancing will be in place for audience members and performers, and a limited number of tickets will be on sale in accordance…

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New resources to help children returning to school

New resources have been developed to help children returning to school life. HeadStart Hull, along with Barnardo’s, have consulted children of primary school age to find out about their concerns, and helped to address these in new guides; Stepping into Secondary School and Returning to School Life After Lockdown. The Stepping into Secondary School guide is designed to help children to explore their thoughts and feelings about the move to secondary school, so they can…

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Hull 1975 – The Cod Wars rage

If Skipper Richard Bird doesn't catch enough fish this time, he'll never sail another trawler out of St Andrew's Dock again. Even with the new deckie learner, Danny, he's four crew down already. There's a lot to deal with out in the North Sea. Gutting for sixteen hours straight, the freezing cold in your wellies, the waves as big as houses crashing over the bow and the narrow eyes of the rough Hessle Road lads.…

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Future Shift redundancy support programme

TimeBank Hull & East Riding is launching a programme of support for people who have lost work, or are worried they may be about to, as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The programme, Future Shift, will include group support sessions covering a range of topics relevant to redundancy including staying well, working through anxiety and managing finances. In addition, life coaches and mentors will provide tailored one to one support around visioning and goal…

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Back to School Safely

Schools in Hull are preparing to welcome back all pupils, with additional safety measures in place.Councillor Peter Clark, Portfolio Holder for learning and skills said: “Returning to school is a priority for education and it will be good for the wellbeing of children and young people in the city, giving them the opportunity to socialise with others.“A phenomenal amount of careful thought and planning has taken place by schools in conjunction with advice from Public…

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Logans Journey

Hello everyone, how are you all?  Hope you’re keeping safe with your families. What a difficult time  it's been for lots of people  with this Corona virus.  So in the last issue I told you about all the exciting things I had been up to and what I had planned. Well I have done lots and lots of things!  I’ve  designed my own CD cover for my song ( Different me ) that I planned…

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Flemingate moves forward with £70,000 investment in facilities
Flemingate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 31 May, 2020. Pictured: Flemingate moves forward with £70,000 investment in facilities.

Flemingate moves forward with £70,000 investment in facilities

A major programme of investment is being made in facilities and infrastructure at Beverley’s Flemingate centre during the lockdown. Wykeland Group, owner and developer of the popular retail and leisure destination, has used the lockdown period to introduce a wide range of improvements to enhance the experience for customers and to support businesses as they resume trading. The £70,000 programme of upgrades includes expanding the click and collect facility to the rear of the Debenhams…

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Wykeland secures growing beds and furniture retailer for Whitefriargate store
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Wykeland secures growing beds and furniture retailer for Whitefriargate store

Wykeland Group has secured a new occupier for a vacant retail unit in Hull city centre just days after announcing it had acquired the building. The Hull-based commercial developer and property owner has let the 35,000 sq ft former New Look unit in Whitefriargate to growing retailer Durham Bed Centre. The Hull store will be the latest opening by Durham Bed Centre outside its heartland in the North East where it has seven stores and…

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5th Hull and 1st Howden BBGA (Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Association)

At the current time, just like other youth groups and activities, 5th Hull and 1st Howden BBGA (Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Association) can’t physically meet but we are still staying in touch! Young people are receiving BBatHome resources digitally each week and sharing photos and videos of themselves completing them. We are also holding weekly Zoom meetings for each age group! Zoom family quizzes and Kahoots are really popular too! The members are still earning…

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Sowden + Sowden celebrate new contract win The marketing team are looking to shape the future of flood innovation

Motivated by the opportunity to continuously drive economic growth and inward investment to the Humber region, the Sowdens team is thrilled to announce we’ve secured the contract for the new Flood Innovation Centre in Hull, funded by the European Regional Development Fund and delivered by the University of Hull. The Flood Innovation Centre is a place focused on flood related research and it aims to help businesses develop innovative services, processes and products in flood…

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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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University of Hull in Successful bid for over 50 new healthcare places

The University of Hull has been successful in a bid to Government for over 50 additional healthcare places. In May, the Education Secretary announced plans to create an additional 5,000 ring-fenced places for nursing, midwifery and allied health courses to support the country’s NHS. The University of Hull submitted a bid for 52 new healthcare places for students, and has now announced it has been successful in its application. A total of 26 new places…

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Humber Talking pod coming to Orchard Park Hull

The Humber Talking community pod is due to be moved to Orchard Park, near to the shops on Ellerburn Avenue, on Monday 10 August. The pod, previously located in Hull City Centre, is a space where people can come and talk to police, the fire service and the council about any concerns or issues. Chief Inspector Lee Edwards said: “We’ve had the Humber Talking Pod in Hull City Centre for almost a year now and…

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