Period Poverty

I remember the day like it was yesterday.I was 12 years old, and it was the day I found out my eldest sister had had her baby. My mum woke me up, told me the news, then I went to the toilet.And there it was. My first period.I knew what was happening, because I’d found out from the other girls at school, but my mum had never spoken to me about them despite me having…

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Health Care Assistant Neil back at work after two months in Intensive Care
Neil McDonald

Health Care Assistant Neil back at work after two months in Intensive Care

Video of Neil leaving hospitalhttps://vimeo.com/440939687 A health care assistant who spent almost two months fighting for life in his hospital’s Intensive Care Unit after contracting Covid-19 is returning to work. Neil McDonald will return to the Endoscopy team at Castle Hill Hospital later this month after making a full recovery from the virus. As he prepares to return to a job he loves, Neil said: “I feel brilliant now, back to my normal self. “I…

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Therapist boosts Daisy Appeal wellbeing with long-distance campaign

A holistic therapist has boosted the wellbeing of a leading local charity by raising funds and awareness from a campaign which reached customers the length and breadth of the country. Karen Engstrom, who runs her holistic therapy business and her Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic online shop from her home in Ackworth, West Yorkshire, contributed her commission from a week’s worth of sales to support the Daisy Appeal in memory of her late uncle, who lived…

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Specialists appointed to pack and transport thousands of maritime treasures

50,000 maritime artefacts from the Hull Maritime Museum are to be packed and transported to secure storage. A decision record published by Hull City Council today, Tuesday 9 March confirms the appointment of the specialist company. Constantine, with a proven track record in moving museum objects and fine art throughout the world, has been selected to undertake this huge piece of work. Previously completing projects for The Science Museum, National Maritime Museum and The Courtauld Institute…

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Hull father and son team launch revolutionary new vehicle decals business

Brandfixx, a new designer, manufacturer and fitter of vehicle branding kits, has launched with a bang, offering customers a unique and revolutionary vehicle branding product and service.  The business, owned by Vehicle Livery Solutions, was born out of the industry’s problems associated with the traditional method of branding a vehicle by manually ‘wrapping’ a large printed sheet of cast vinyl around the contours of a vehicle.  This is often a labourious, inefficient and time consuming…

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Hull plays major role in global research to find solutions to Covid-19
James Illingworth

Hull plays major role in global research to find solutions to Covid-19

Researchers at Hull’s hospitals have been congratulated for their major contribution to the global effort to find solutions to Covid-19. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has undertaken 27 Covid-19 studies since the start of the pandemic, including trials of potentially life-saving treatments, ways to ease the severity of symptoms, rehabilitation after infection and vaccination. The trust played a major role in the global trial of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, with one in every 45 participants…

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Hull secures £640,000 from National Leisure Recovery Fund

Hull City Council, working in partnership with Hull Culture and Leisure Ltd, has been successful in an application to Sport England’s National Leisure Recovery Fund (NLRF) and has been awarded £640,000 to support the reopening and recovery of leisure services.Councillor Denise Thompson, deputy chair of Hull Culture and Leisure, said: “This is fantastic news for our leisure services. We know how much residents value our brilliant gyms, pools and sports facilities, and this money will…

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City centre sandwich shop keeping regulars well fed with launch of lockdown recipe boxes

A sandwich shop which has been feeding business people and shoppers in Hull city centre for more than 20 years is set to expand its range of fantastic food after the success of its lockdown specials. Relish, which marked its 20th anniversary in Silver Street just before the first lockdown forced a temporary closure in March 2020, has been filling in the time with the launch of its Little Weighton Kitchen delivery and collection service.…

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Oncology staff praised for supporting cancer patients and families throughout Covid-19
Ward 31

Oncology staff praised for supporting cancer patients and families throughout Covid-19

Hospital staff caring for people with cancer have been thanked for their efforts to support patients and families throughout the pandemic. Nursing, medical and support staff on Ward 31 at Castle Hill Hospital have continued their work to look after people undergoing treatment and living with cancer since the start of the pandemic last March. Now, Deborah Leadley, Junior Sister on the oncology ward within the Queen’s Centre, has praised staff for supporting people dealing…

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The University of Hull and Aura have celebrated winning the Excellence in Renewables Skills & Training category at the 2020 Humber Renewables Awards
DONG Energy's Westermost Rough, North Sea, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 22 May, 2015. Pictured: Eon Humber Gateway Wind Farm

The University of Hull and Aura have celebrated winning the Excellence in Renewables Skills & Training category at the 2020 Humber Renewables Awards

Held on Thursday, 4 March at a virtual awards ceremony, the University’s commitment to creating a “fairer, brighter, carbon neutral future for all” was praised by judges. The University was also a finalist in the Renewables Medium/Large Business of the Year category. Central to the joint University and Aura nomination was the expansion of Hull’s postgraduate training portfolio in low-carbon and renewable energy. The University of Hull was also recognised for its MSc Renewable Energy…

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Professor Stephen Hardy named Fellow of Academy of Social Sciences

University of Hull Dean Professor Stephen Hardy has been appointed as a Fellow of the prestigious Academy of Social Sciences. Professor Hardy, Dean of the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics at the University, joined Hull last September, and has now joined a distinguished group of individuals from academic, public and private sectors, across the full breadth of the social sciences. An esteemed barrister and judge, Professor Hardy has acted in some landmark cases, and…

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Hull and East Yorkshire People in Business Awards announces new date

After postponing last year’s event due to COVID-19, the Hull and East Yorkshire People in Business Awards (HEYPIBA) is back and will be taking place on Friday 9th July. Filmed at Bridlington Spa, the awards will take place virtually with all the excitement and anticipation of the incredible inaugural sold out event in 2019. Jo Fleming, entrepreneur and awards founder said: “I’m pleased to bring HEYPIBA back for another year. We had an amazing sell out first event that celebrated a…

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Medical School’s Pathways to Medicine Programme welcomes largest ever cohort of Year 12 students

Hull York Medical School welcomes its largest ever cohort of Year 12 students this week as over 50 students commence its flagship Pathways to Medicine programme.  The Pathways to Medicine programme was launched in 2015 and is now in its sixth year. Delivered in partnership with the Sutton Trust, the programme is a widening participation initiative which supports sixth form students in the local area who are aspiring to study medicine at university; providing them with insight into the medical profession and supporting them through the…

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University of Hull welcomes Yvonne Moogan as new Business School Director
Dr Yvonne Moogan

University of Hull welcomes Yvonne Moogan as new Business School Director

Dr Yvonne Moogan has been appointed as the new Director at the Hull University Business School. Dr Moogan, who studied Economics at Hull in 1986, was the first person in her family to attend university, and said she was attracted to the city by its “beautiful campus and friendly Open Day.” Since then, Dr Moogan has worked at a number of universities across the country – most recently, as Associate Professor of Online Business Education…

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Over 3000 children receive secondary school place offer

Parents of children starting secondary school in Hull this September will be offered a school place. Over 3000 eleven year olds will be offered a place at one of the city’s 12 secondary schools. 87 percent of pupils have received their first choice of school and 96 percent have been offered one of their choices. Councillor Peter Clark, Portfolio Holder for learning, skills and safeguarding children, said: “There is a rising number of pupils needing…

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Children’s nurses egg-stend their support for WISHH Charity’s Easter Appeal
Junior Sister Helen Lyon and Play Specialist Mariessa Turner

Children’s nurses egg-stend their support for WISHH Charity’s Easter Appeal

Children’s nurses in Hull are asking kind-hearted donors to swap chocolate eggs for arts and crafts this Easter in a special charity appeal. Every year, the children’s wards at Hull Royal Infirmary would normally be inundated with offers of chocolate treats for youngsters spending time in hospital. But now Helen Lyon, junior sister on Ward 130, is among those asking kind-hearted donors to support the hospital’s WISHH Charity with a financial donation instead of Easter…

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New NHS teams introduced in schools and colleges across Hull to support children and young people’s mental health

As children and young people make their return to school after almost a year of home-schooling, the local NHS are introducing two Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) to support pupils in Hull with their mental health and wellbeing. The new service, which is being delivered in partnership between NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group, Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust and Hull City Council, will see mental health professionals integrate within schools and colleges to provide early…

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Hull mum pens her first children’s book to support parents and their children in lockdown

Kat Arksey, Hull mum of two young boys, took the opportunity during the latest lockdown to write her debut short children’s book from the eyes of a child. She wrote the story to help her eldest son, aged 4, understand more about why we’re all having to stay at home and why his school is closed. When Harry Stayed Home: A Child’s Perspective of Lockdown was self-published through Amazon on Valentine’s Day this year.  As…

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Helping your Child or Teen Transition to School after Lockdown

The structured security and anchor of a school community removed under the social distancing of lock-down may have affected our young because as a distressing event, the pandemic may mean they do not have the tools to cope in healthy ways. This is because it effects their sense of feeling safe by over activating the fear centre of their brains. For teens, these fears may centre around a lack of certainty about their future such…

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Stress less and be stress free

Are you stressed? Lets face it, I think all of us are suffering some form of stress or anxiety during these unprecedented times. Most of us carry on with work, being furloughed, school or home schooling but sometimes it all gets a little too much and we become overloaded. Normally we go through our daily life with  moderate amounts of stress. Historically, stress helped us stay alive – to escape threats, find food and simply…

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