Read more about the article Yorkshire-based duo emerge from isolation
Agent-Starling

Yorkshire-based duo emerge from isolation

A lockdown music collaboration made in Yorkshire is catching the ears of aficionados from international specialist magazines and bloggers to pop superstar and BBC Radio 6 presenter Tom Robinson with audiences doubly impressed by the fact that the pair behind the project didn’t meet at all during the recording process. Agent Starling – which comprises bass player and singer Lou Duffy-Howard and hurdy-gurdy player Quentin Budworth – have just released their second album in a…

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Safeguarding within sport – Play Safe

This weekend sees the launch of Play Safe – a national FA-led initiative which is run in partnership with the NSPCC and is supported by police forces across the country. Play Safe is all about raising awareness of the vital importance of safeguarding within football. This is not a one-off campaign, it will be run on a specific weekend every season and has the backing of the Premier League, EFL, Barclays FA Women’s Super League…

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Guildhall to host memorial service for Hull’s road victims

A memorial service will take place at Hull’s Guildhall to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives on the city’s roads. The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims takes place on the third Sunday of November every year. The global event remembers the millions killed and seriously injured on roads, as well as acknowledging the suffering of victims, families and communities. Traditionally held at St Mary’s Church in Lowgate, the Hull…

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Read more about the article Remembrance Day 2021
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Remembrance Day 2021

Hull remembered the millions of people who lost their lives in the First World War, and subsequent conflicts, this Sunday, on the 103rd anniversary of the 1918 armistice. At 10.30am on Sunday 14 November, a parade left from Pease Street and traveled to the city centre Cenotaph before the annual service of remembrance took place at 10.55am. A two minute silence was held at 11am. The Service of Remembrance was conducted by The Right Reverend Alison White,…

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Read more about the article Reuse Electrical Shop successful in bid for further funding
Reuse Electrical Shop

Reuse Electrical Shop successful in bid for further funding

Hull City Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council have been successful in securing a bid for further funding of £71,000, plus an additional £20,000 for a communications campaign, for the Reuse Electrical project which operates the Reuse Electrical Shop. The partnership project between Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, FCC Environment and Dove House Hospice, is aimed at boosting the reuse of good quality domestic appliances, which have been taken to household…

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Hull city centre will be filled with Christmas cheer as the festive season kicks off with the annual Christmas lights switch-on

Following its cancellation in 2020, next Thursday (18 November) Queen Victoria Square will come alive with live entertainment from Hull City Hall balcony, full lighting displays and a stunning 50ft Norway Spruce. Kicking off at 5pm, compere Father Christmas (Andy Train) will introduce a number of local artists who will entertain crowds until 6.45pm when there will be the countdown and switch-on from the Lord Mayor of Hull, Councillor Lynn Petrini. A short fireworks display…

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Hull City Council: Plans for £3m winter hardship fund revealed

A Hull City Council report, published today, details proposals of how vulnerable households will be provided with help with essentials over winter as the city continues its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. In September, in response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the cost of living, the Government announced a £500m Household Support Fund, to be distributed by local councils. Hull City Council has been allocated £3,038,293.68 and has discretion on how the…

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New vaccination centre to open in Princes Quay

City Health Care Partnership CIC (CHCP) announced today that they are opening a new vaccination centre in Princes Quay, Hull on Monday 8 November. People over 18 wanting a Covid-19 booster will need to book an appointment through the national system; the centre will also be offering first jabs to 12 to 15-year-olds, in line with current Government guidance. Booster appointments will be available seven days a week from 8am to 7.20pm with appointments for…

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Read more about the article Hull City Council and local partners highly commended for working in partnership to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic
Tony Saxby of the council's streetscene team delivers PPE to vulnerable residents

Hull City Council and local partners highly commended for working in partnership to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic

Hull City Council, alongside local partners, including the voluntary sector, NHS, Humberside Fire & Rescue and Humberside Police have been Highly Commended at the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards. The annual LGC Awards celebrate the very best innovation and talent in local government and the Council was Highly Commended in the Partnership (Public Public) category for close partnership working in helping Hull overcome the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s ceremony took place at…

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Read more about the article Para Swimmer returns to the pool – ready to attend National Para Meet
Owen Garsides

Para Swimmer returns to the pool – ready to attend National Para Meet

Kingston Upon Hull Swimming Club’s S14 Para Swimmer Owen Garsides returns to the pool after all Para meets were cancelled due to the lockdown.   Owen will compete in the British Para Swimming Winter National Meet held in Wales in 11-12th December. Owen qualified for all his 7 races to be able to compete at this National event.  He is looking forward to swimming in the National pool in Swansea.   Owen said ‘ it…

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The sights, smells and sounds of Hull’s most historic event Hull Fair returns this Friday (8 October), now in its 728th year

Officially opened at 5pm by Lord Mayor, Councillor Lynn Petrini, the Walton Street site will be filled with white knuckle rides, tasty treats, traditional fairground stalls, bright lights and music. The largest travelling fair in Europe always offers something for everyone from the young to the old, whether you love the fast and furious or the traditional fairground offer. Lord Mayor of Hull, Councillor Lynn Petrini said: “Hull Fair is ingrained in the people of…

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Back to school wellbeing boost for pupils and teachers

Pupils and teachers in Hull have returned to full-time education better equipped to deal with the impacts of Covid thanks to a programme which has been designed to boost emotional wellbeing and mental health support in schools and colleges. Working in partnership with Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and voluntary and community sector partners, HeadStart Hull developed a Covid Recovery and Restoration Plan for Children and Young People’s mental health.  The…

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University of Hull ranked fourth in the North in The Times Good University Guide 2022

The University of Hull is one of the top universities in the North according to The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022. Once again named in the top 5 universities in the North, the University has climbed 8 places in the prestigious Good University Guide, up from 60th to 52nd in the table. This year the University of Hull moves up to number 4 in the North, with the universities of Leeds, York and…

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Read more about the article Business Centre boss says changing workspace trends
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Business Centre boss says changing workspace trends

One of the region’s leading business centres is ticking all the boxes for people seeking work, rest and play solutions on their doorstep in a post-Covid world. Freya Cross, Business and Corporate Manager at The Deep, said the rest of Hull city centre is also well-placed to benefit from the trend towards a “live-work location” and a “lifestyle office”. Freya said: “The message to landlords who feel as though they are lumbered with vacant units…

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Gig Buddies Hull announce their first post-Covid gig

Gig Buddies Hull, run by the learning disability charity Mencap, have announced their first gig back since the Covid-19 pandemic began, the Gig Buddies Gig’in. The project which matches people with a learning disability with a volunteer to go to gigs and enjoy nightlife activities together, aims to reduce loneliness and promote social inclusion for young people with a learning disability. On Friday 24th September 2021, Gig Buddies Hull will host an epic celebration at Wrecking Ball…

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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 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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