Cottingham Open Gardens Returns this Summer!

Support from the community is hugely important to local charities with the ever popular Open Gardens events raising over £21,000 for Dove House Hospice in 2022. This year sees the return of Cottingham Open Gardens in aid of the hospice with gardeners having raised over £9,000 last year by opening their gardens and welcoming visitors to enjoy refreshments, cakes and fundraising activities. The event takes place in 2023 on Sundays 4th and 11th June 2023,…

Read more about the article Puffins Galore
Hull-based artist Sarah Dalton (front) with her painted puffin at the RSPB centre at Bempton. Also pictured (from left) are Scott Davidson-Smith, visitor operations manager at the centre, and Glynis Charlton, Rick Welton and Clare Huby of Puffins Galore!

Puffins Galore

A public art event which makes puffins the stars of stories of conservation, global warming and green energy has taken off with the installation of the first sculptures in a trail stretching along the coast of East Yorkshire. Organisers of Puffins Galore! placed the first sculpture at the RSPB Centre at Bempton, home to almost half a million seabirds which cram onto the cliffs every year. The second puffin was installed at North Landing, Flamborough,…


Local housebuilder honours Hull’s veterans and volunteers this Remembrance Day

Barratt Developments Yorkshire East is honouring war veterans and volunteers from the Cottingham branch of The Royal British Legion, by donating gift hampers to the volunteers that deserve an act of kindness most this Remembrance Day.   To mark Remembrance Day on the 11th November, and to say thank you to the volunteers of the Cottingham branch of The Royal British Legion for their dedication and continuous hard work, Barratt Developments Yorkshire East has donated an…

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…


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…


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…


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…

Read more about the article Arts and health expert using creativity  to promote wellbeing in communities hit by a return of restrictions

Arts and health expert using creativity to promote wellbeing in communities hit by a return of restrictions

A Hull-based specialist arts and health consultant who has helped businesses back creativity and culture across the country has made a national impact with a pioneering project to support wellbeing among the most vulnerable children in Calderdale. Arts Drop, which uses social workers and other outreach teams to distribute activity packs to children and young people, seized the attention of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Arts, Health & Wellbeing as one of only…