Yorkshire Wolds proposed for Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Natural England is today announcing that the Yorkshire Wolds is to be considered for status as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Securing this designation would allow the area to benefit from greater protections, so that more of England's beautiful landscapes are safeguarded for future generations. The Yorkshire Wolds forms an arc of high, gently rolling hills extending from the Humber Estuary west of Hull, to the North Sea coast at Flamborough Head, north…

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Reckitt CEO and CBI Director General visit Hull’s Ron Dearing UTC

The CEO of Reckitt, the world’s leading consumer health, hygiene and nutrition business, has visited Hull’s Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC), reinforcing the company’s commitment to the region and its partnership with the pioneering school. Laxman Narasimhan and Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Director General Tony Danker, together with other Reckitt senior executives, met Ron Dearing UTC Principal Sarah Pashley and students at the employer-led school following a visit to Reckitt’s factory and R&D…

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City centre pubs collaborate with Theatre Quarter Beer and Cider Festival

Licensees of two city centre pubs are taking centre stage to bring an array of top tipples to Hull with the inaugural Theatre Quarter Beer and Cider Festival. Tony Garrett, landlord of the Hop & Vine basement bar in Albion Street, has joined forces with Ian Ibbetson, just round the corner with Chilli Devils @ New Clarence in Charles Street, to present a 10-day celebration of real ales and ciders. Between them they have scoured…

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Read more about the article Baroness briefs Humber Business Week on standing up for diversity, home owners, better politics – and comedy!
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Baroness briefs Humber Business Week on standing up for diversity, home owners, better politics – and comedy!

The first Muslim to serve in a British Cabinet told of her concerns about extremism at the Batley and Spen by-election and about discrimination in both Houses of Parliament when she spoke at Humber Business Week. Baroness Sayeeda Warsi also underlined the importance of delivering on the commitment to levelling up in a meaningful way and of providing practical support for business. Interviewed by Paul Sewell, founder of Humber Business Week and Chair of Sewell…

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Read more about the article Brothers target former bank as safe bet for second bistro venture
WEDNESDAY JUNE 9 2021 COTTINGHAM NEW RESTAURANT Simon, left, and Chris Leahy who have plans to open the former NatWest bank in Hallgate, Cottingham, East Yorkshire as Raph's Bar and Grill. PICTURE: TERRY CARROTT see words by Phil Ascough

Brothers target former bank as safe bet for second bistro venture

A family which revived its long-term links with the licensed trade to open a café bar in Cottingham, East Yorkshire has literally broken the bank for its latest project. Chris and Simon Leahy, owners of Cassiel Bar and Kitchen, will open Raph’s Bar and Grill in a former NatWest bank across the road from their existing premises. The premises are ready to be fitted out following completion of a renovation project which entailed bringing in…

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Read more about the article Hull artist’s innovative designs to tackle vandalism recognised on world stage
Lydia Caprani

Hull artist’s innovative designs to tackle vandalism recognised on world stage

A Hull artist who helped transform the city’s streets with colourful and creative designs has been longlisted for the World Illustration Awards 2021. Lydia Caprani was commissioned by Hull City Council to decorate signal cabs on Beverley Road in a bid to tackle graffiti and vandalism. The commission was part of a trial which saw local artists redesign some of the city’s most targeted signal control boxes. Lydia said: “I am honoured to have been…

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Read more about the article 5 things Hull City Council is doing to tackle climate change
Here's just some of the things happening in Hull to tackle climate change. Picture credit: Unsplash (top right), Andrew Roberts (bottom left) and Unsplash (bottom right)

5 things Hull City Council is doing to tackle climate change

Today is Earth Day, an annual event where people, businesses and organisations show support for environmental protection. In March 2019 Hull City Council declared a climate emergency, which led to the council unveiling a strategy that will see it become carbon neutral by 2030. Here are five things the council is doing to support the environment and reduce its carbon footprint – Electric vehicle charging points The council has introduced charging points for electric vehicles at various…

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Read more about the article Support available for businesses in Hull ahead of next stage of roadmap out of lockdown
Visit Hull is supporting businesses with its 'Reopening the High Street Campaign'. Pictured, Ed Hawkes, White Rabbit Chocolatier.

Support available for businesses in Hull ahead of next stage of roadmap out of lockdown

On Monday 12 April, the country will reach the next stage of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, which will see a variety of businesses being allowed to reopen. This will include non-essential retail, such as personal care premises including hairdressers and nail salons, and public buildings, including libraries and community centres. Indoor leisure facilities such as gyms will also reopen (but only for use by people on their own or in household groups), as…

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Read more about the article Families encouraged to take up free nursery places
FREE NURSERY PLACES

Families encouraged to take up free nursery places

Hull City Council is encouraging parents of pre-school children to take up their child’s free nursery place. All children aged three and four are entitled to 15 hours of free early education a week, and most working families will be eligible for 30 hours per week. The free early education can be at Ofsted registered nurseries, nurseries on school sites, children’s centres, pre-schools or childminders. Many families will also qualify for 15 hours free childcare for their two-year-olds. Jo Moxon,…

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Read more about the article Summer event to shine light on Hull’s creativity
Absolutely Cultured, the company behind events such as Urban Legends, will be bringing Creative Hull to the city this summer. Photo credit: Tom Arran.

Summer event to shine light on Hull’s creativity

A three-day event will take place in Hull this summer celebrating the city’s creativity and culture. Creative Hull, from Absolutely Cultured, will see installations and performances taking place all over the city in disused shops and buildings, outdoor spaces, existing venues and online. The event will take place from 16 – 18 July. Stephen Munn, CEO and artistic director at Absolutely Cultured, said: “There is a wealth of creativity and culture happening in Hull, much…

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Read more about the article Pavement licences relaxed for hospitality businesses
Pavement Licences are being relaxed for hospitality businesses as Hull recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic

Pavement licences relaxed for hospitality businesses

Hull City Council is relaxing pavement licence rules as it works to support hospitality businesses as they reopen after a challenging year. The move to ease the terms of licences already issued to bars, pubs and cafes is in recognition of the work of hospitality bosses to make sure everyone is protected and is Covid safe. A number of pavement café licences have already been issued to support outdoor drinking and eating in advance of…

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Read more about the article New supermarket opens in Hull’s Old Town
The One Stop store on Silver Street has only been open a few weeks, but is already proving to be popular with the local community.

New supermarket opens in Hull’s Old Town

A new supermarket has opened its doors in Hull’s historic Old Town. The One Stop on Silver Street offers a range of convenience products, as well as made-to-order sandwiches from sandwich-makers Stacked. It is one of a number of new businesses and investments in the Old Town, which includes a new cycle hub in Trinity Market. The store is the latest business to open in Hull’s popular Old Town. The One Stop investment has been supported by…

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Read more about the article Hull to have Coronavirus advice visit
Hull will move into tier 2 restrictions this weekend. Photo credit: Tom Arran

Hull to have Coronavirus advice visit

An NHS team will visit Hull this week to speak to people about staying safe as the city adjusts to life after lockdown. The outreach workers will be based at Asda, Mount Pleasant on Friday April 30, talking to shoppers about the importance of regular no-symptom testing, vaccinations, and the continued need to follow local and central government guidance. Hull is one of 100 areas around the country to host the team, who have worked…

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Read more about the article Absolutely Cultured gets £198,000 boost to support Hull communities and local creatives
Chatty Hull 2019, Absolutely Cultured. Courtesy of Artlink Hull. Photo credit: Anete Soda.

Absolutely Cultured gets £198,000 boost to support Hull communities and local creatives

Hull’s Absolutely Cultured has been awarded £198,000 from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. The funding will support the organisation’s plans over the next three years to increase cultural opportunities within Hull’s neighbourhoods as well as provide professional development and formal training for local creatives. Stephen Munn, CEO and Artistic Director of Absolutely Cultured said: “This is a fantastic endorsement of our plans and those of the city to ensure culture continues to have a meaningful role…

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Sleep…The Holy Grail

More and more clients are visiting me suffering from insomnia or sleep related issues including anxiety, stress and the inability to relax. I’ve been there myself and know how debilitating it can be so I decided to investigate the processes of sleep, health implications and why it has now become the twenty first century quest to achieve the  ‘Holy Grail’ of a perfect nights sleep. I’ve also done some personal training on Polysomnography (sleep study)…

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Worried About Getting Hacked?

Over 15,000 hacked email and social media accounts reported in one year. If a hacker got into your email or social media account, what would they find? Health and banking information? Names and contact details for your friends and family? Private photos and messages? For most people, it’s at least one of those. Your email and social media accounts contain a wealth of personal information about you, which makes them a lucrative target for cyber…

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Read more about the article HOUSE CLASSICS With The PHILHARMONIC CONCERT ORCHESTRA
HOUSE CLASSICS

HOUSE CLASSICS With The PHILHARMONIC CONCERT ORCHESTRA

2022 UK TOUR INCLUDING HOUSE MUSIC LEGENDS ROBIN S, KYM MAZELLE, ANGIE BROWN & BEVERLEY SKEETE CURATED BY & FEATURING DJ ANDREW GALEA They were the songs that defined an era– Show Me Love, Young Hearts Run Free, No More Tears (Enough Is Enough), Finally – and the artists that defined an era – Robin S, Kym Mazelle, Angie Brown and Beverley Skeete – now for the first time, House Classics - celebrating the most iconic house tracks from the…

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Hull researchers in new trial to test mixed vaccines for Covid-19

Hull University Teaching Hospitals are to take part in a new trial to understand what happens when people receive different vaccines to protect them against Covid-19. The study will follow volunteers over the next 10 months to see if there is any benefit to a person’s immunity when they receive different forms of the vaccine. Researchers at Hull Royal and Castle Hill Hospital are aiming to recruit local people to the trial, particularly those from…

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Read more about the article Launch of tender process for creation of new maritime visitor centre
The North End Shipyard will become a new tourist attraction

Launch of tender process for creation of new maritime visitor centre

The creation of a new energy efficient visitor centre at North End Shipyard has moved a step closer with contractors now being invited to show an interest in delivering this element of the £30m Hull Maritime project. Interested contractors are now able to enter the first stages of a tender process by expressing an interest and completing a selection questionnaire. The staged approach will enable the Hull Maritime project to assess all bids before selecting…

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Read more about the article 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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