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 Multi-million pound investment in new Intensive Care Unit for Hull
New Intensive Care Unit for Hull

Multi-million pound investment in new Intensive Care Unit for Hull

A multi-million pound Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is to open at Hull Royal Infirmary this summer for critically ill and injured patients from all over Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is a Major Trauma Centre for the region and the ICU at Hull Royal Infirmary will provide patients with some of the best critical care facilities in England. The three-storey building, close to the hospital’s Emergency Department, will also feature…

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Read more about the article Pasquale-vous Francais?
Aril In Paris

Pasquale-vous Francais?

With the nation desperately in need of laughter, who better than Joe Pasquale, in one of John Godber’s funniest plays, to lead the charge when April in Paris arrives in Hull later this week?   “Hull is a really exciting because John Godber has strong links with the city and the play is partly set there, so this will be a special part of the tour. John and his wife are understudying us. They’re not coming on the…

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Read more about the article Maritime outreach activities for people with Dementia
These bespoke activity packs will aim to stimulate minds, reminisce, encourage sharing of memories and stave off boredom

Maritime outreach activities for people with Dementia

Local people who have dementia and their families are to be offered a new maritime themed activity pack. The Hull Maritime project, funded by Hull City Council and The National Lottery Heritage Fund, will share the new activity packs with the city’s Extra Care facilities, and partner organisations working with older people and their family members and carers. An initial trial phase will gather feedback before a wider rollout takes place. Maritime Memories aims to…

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Read more about the article Give your views on Hull’s Economic Strategy for next five years
The strategy will respond to the immediate effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on local businesses and industries.

Give your views on Hull’s Economic Strategy for next five years

Hull City Council is developing an Economic Strategy for the city and asking businesses and residents for their views. The aim is to boost employment, make the city more attractive to visitors and both existing and new businesses and to increase productivity and wages. The strategy will build on the city’s achievements over the past decade. It will respond to the immediate effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on local businesses and industries. It will also…

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Read more about the article As restrictions change we must all remember the basics – Hull’s Public Health lead
coffee is served indoors at Thieving Harry's following Coronavirus restrictions easing

As restrictions change we must all remember the basics – Hull’s Public Health lead

Today, as Coronavirus restrictions ease further, the city’s Public Health lead has said the basics of virus prevention must not be forgotten. Key changes today include: The return of indoor hospitality – two households or groups of six can meet inside pubs, restaurants and other venuesOvernight stays are allowedIndoor attractions and entertainment including theatre, museums, galleries and cinema returnIndoor exercise classes and organised sport is back30 guests can attend significant life events and celebrations, including…

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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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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 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 Hull mums share experiences of having babies during pandemic
The mums feature in a new short film, discussing the challenges of parenting in lockdown. Photo by Luma Pimentel on Unsplash.

Hull mums share experiences of having babies during pandemic

Mums in Hull have been sharing their experiences of having a baby during the pandemic as part of a new campaign from Hull City Council that encourages women to connect with other mums to support their mental health and wellbeing. Pregnant women have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus lockdown, with isolation and reduced access to maternity services and support networks leading to an increase in symptoms of depression and anxiety. The mums feature in…

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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 Hull Truck Theatre are delighted to open their doors with an exciting new programme of socially-distanced shows as part of their Homecomings Season
The Greatest Play photo courtesy Savannah Photographic

Hull Truck Theatre are delighted to open their doors with an exciting new programme of socially-distanced shows as part of their Homecomings Season

Hull Truck Theatre will be safely welcoming audiences back to their Ferensway home with a summer programme of drama, music, comedy and family shows, following a year of closure. Headlining the Homecomings Season are three powerful monologues focused on love, loss and identity. All three of the monologues will also be available online, both as live streams and on demand, ensuring all audiences continue to have access to great theatre. The theatre have been working…

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Read more about the article The Punch Hotel poised to reopen with stylish new look after major investment
The Punch Hotel

The Punch Hotel poised to reopen with stylish new look after major investment

A popular city centre pub is getting ready to unveil its stylish new look after making the most of lockdown to complete its long-awaited refurbishment. The Punch Hotel in Queen Victoria Square reopened in September 2019 after being taken over by Forrest & Co who brought plans for a comprehensive makeover. The project was delayed first by bad winter weather and then by the disruption and uncertainty of Covid-19 but now the pub has been…

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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 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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The Big Ask: children and young people in Hull asked what they need to live happier lives

Children and young people in Hull have the chance to give their views on what the Government should prioritise in planning the recovery from the coronavirus outbreak, as The Big Ask launches. The Big Ask is the largest ever national survey of children in England, driven by the new Children’s Commissioner, Dame Rachel de Souza, who has begun a major review of the future of childhood. The online survey launches on 19 April and aims…

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Read more about the article Hull Truck Theatre are Setting The Stage to welcome audiences back to the building this summer
Setting The Stage

Hull Truck Theatre are Setting The Stage to welcome audiences back to the building this summer

Hull Truck Theatre are working with up-and-coming Yorkshire-based theatre designer, Caitlin Mawhinney to bring the theatre building back to life ahead of re-opening to audiences this summer after a 15-month period of closure. The artistic intervention entitled Setting The Stage will begin to grow over the coming weeks and be visible through the windows of Hull Truck Theatre’s iconic building on Ferensway for audiences and passers-by to enjoy. As Covid restrictions begin to ease, the theatre…

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Read more about the article Hundreds of young people in Hull getting a career kickstart
Hull Central Library

Hundreds of young people in Hull getting a career kickstart

Hull’s new Employment Hub is off to a flying start after helping hundreds of young people into potential new careers. Hull City Council is an approved intermediary for the Government’s national Kickstart Scheme, which creates fully funded six-month placements for 25 hours per week. The scheme, run by the Employment Inclusion Team in the Employment Hub on the first floor of Hull Central Library, was launched in the city in November. It offers paid roles in…

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Read more about the article Agencia’s buddy system helps health workers cope with Covid-19 pressures
Helen Gibson, Managing Director of Agencia

Agencia’s buddy system helps health workers cope with Covid-19 pressures

Primary care workers in practices across the UK are feeling the benefit of wellbeing sessions delivered by a business from East Yorkshire to help them cope with the combined pressures of Covid and the demands of day-to-day duties. Karen Auty, a Practice Manager based in West Yorkshire, said she and her team take great comfort from patients’ gifts ranging from cakes and chocolates to masks and scrubs. But a key factor in keeping Karen and…

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Read more about the article Hull hospitals contribute to major study of patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Prof-Sebastian

Hull hospitals contribute to major study of patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

A Hull hospital team has made a major contribution to research indicating that patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease on a commonly used medication may not mount adequate immunity and immune memory if they contract Covid-19 or following their first dose of the vaccine. Professor Sebastian and his team at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust co-led  the CLARITY study of 7,200 patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis from 92 hospitals in the country. The…

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