Hello World! Wheels in motion to welcome families back to The Big Malarkey Festival this summer
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Hello World! Wheels in motion to welcome families back to The Big Malarkey Festival this summer

Preparation is underway for the return of Hull’s much loved family festival, The Big Malarkey, this summer. Hosted by Hull Libraries, the team is hoping to bring a smile to people’s faces and welcome families back with an invitation to come together to celebrate and experience the magic of The Big Malarkey Festival. After a year in which books and imagination provided escapism for all ages, The Big Malarkey Festival will bring together well-known authors…

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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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Chloe’s Story: Interactive film launched to raise awareness of child exploitation

Now in its sixth year, Child Exploitation Awareness Day is being marked by activities throughout the UK to raise awareness of the risk of exploitation to children and young people. Here in East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire a new interactive film exploring the risks of online grooming has been launched. The hard-hitting film, which follows the story of Chloe, was commissioned by North East Lincolnshire Council’s Young and Safe & GRAFT teams and was delivered…

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SMART lighting for Hull’s hospitals to improve air quality
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SMART lighting for Hull’s hospitals to improve air quality

More than 20,000 light fittings are to be replaced at Hull’s hospitals as part of an environmental quest to reduce deaths caused by air pollution. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has declared a Climate Emergency, signalling its intention to become carbon neutral by 2030. Now, every light fitting at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital as well as the trust’s smaller hospital sites around the city is to be replaced with SMART LED…

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Labour Ward team thanked for supporting women giving birth in a pandemic
Women and Children's Hospital

Labour Ward team thanked for supporting women giving birth in a pandemic

Staff on Hull’s Labour Ward have been thanked for their work to support women giving birth during a pandemic. Labour Ward Matron Angela Rymer is thanking midwives, midwifery assistants, medics, housekeeper, hygienist, cleaning and health care staff on the Labour Ward at Hull Women and Children’s Hospital for providing the best possible care to women and their families since the start of the pandemic. She said: “The team on Labour Ward have always been flexible,…

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Search for contractor to restore Hull’s last remaining 20th century Scotch Derrick crane
Hull's last remaining Scotch Derrick crane

Search for contractor to restore Hull’s last remaining 20th century Scotch Derrick crane

Hull’s last remaining 20th century Scotch Derrick crane is to be restored, thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Hull City Council. The Hull Maritime project is looking to appoint a contractor to dismantle, restore and relocate the crane as a safe structure, retaining its historical details and significance. The 20th century Scotch Derrick crane, sometimes known as a Stiff leg derrick, is located at the North End Shipyard, reflecting 400 years of shipbuilding history. The…

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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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From redundant factory space to fun and functional office: new workspace unveiled at Groupe Atlantic

Work has now completed on domestic and commercial heating market leader, Groupe Atlantic’s new office space at its premises on National Avenue in Hull.  Chameleon Business Interiors provided the design, fit-out and furniture services, transforming a storage space of the factory into a fun, flexible and inspiring work environment for Groupe Atlantic’s operations team Fiona Thornham, interior designer at Chameleon, said: “We are so pleased with the result of this project! We chose a range of…

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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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Exciting Plans Springing Forth

Welcome to my column again, it’s definitely been a very happening month with some very exciting plans springing forth, giving me plenty of reasons to be very optimistic. At the time of writing this, I’m in fairly advanced discussions with my fellow columnist Shaun French, about plans for later in the year, from which both Park Street Performing Arts Centre and the Jack Harrison VC MC Charitable Trust will hopefully benefit. Of course, Covid 19…

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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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Spencer Group works round the clock to deliver Brexit border control facilities
King George Dock, Kingston Upon Hull, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 16 February, 2021. Pictured: Spencer Group have won the contract to build a new Border Control Post on the ABP King George Dock, where imports of food will be checked as part of Brexit regulations.

Spencer Group works round the clock to deliver Brexit border control facilities

Civil engineering and construction business Spencer Group is working round the clock on a time-critical project to deliver new border checkpoints at the ports of Hull and Immingham.  Spencer Group has been selected by Associated British Ports (ABP) to deliver two Border Control Posts (BCPs) required as a consequence of Brexit. The inspection posts will be used to carry out checks on plants, plant products and animal products such as meat, fish and dairy being…

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