RIVERDANCE 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR TO VISIT HULL IN 2021

Riverdance will bring their 25th anniversary tour to Hull next year. The show will visit the Bonus Arena on Saturday, 30 October for a 4pm matinee show. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday, 18 September. A powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved family favourite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning music and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Twenty-five years on, composer Bill Whelan…

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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…

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Origin secures FDA licence to export registered medical products to the U.S

Global pharmaceutical solutions provider, Origin, has secured a licence to export registered medical products to the U.S from the U.S Food and Drug Administration. The Certificate of Drug Establishment Registration has been issued by Registrar Corp for alcohol-based antibacterial hand sanitiser gel. Origin has secured an initial co-order of 15 million units which will be filled and packaged at its state-of-the-art facility in Melton, East Yorkshire before being distributed to U.S partners. Hand hygiene, including the…

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Integra announces major expansion plans as growth story continues

Fast-growing modular construction business Integra Buildings has announced plans for a major expansion of its East Yorkshire base. Integra is in the final stages of acquiring six acres of land next to its site in Paull, east of Hull, and has submitted plans to East Riding of Yorkshire Council to incorporate this area into its operations. The development of the land will increase the Integra site footprint to over 14 acres and create room to…

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Garlands galore with Bloomin’ Hull

Hull-based community group #WeMadeThis are pleased to announce the launch of Bloomin’ Hull, the postponed second edition of their city-wide flower garland trail on Saturday 22 August, when hundreds of handmade garlands will go up in 37 locations across the city to brighten up the cityscape. The trail was originally due to go live at the end of March, but then Covid-19 threw a spanner in the works. Miranda van Rossum, coordinator, says: “Of course…

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Sauce gives arts festival the freedom to go digital all year round

Smart tech specialist Sauce is helping reinvent Hull’s biggest arts festival as an interactive, year-round digital experience. Freedom Festival will not go ahead in its normal format this year after large public gatherings were banned because of Covid-19. Established in 2007, Freedom Festival has developed a reputation as one of the UK’s leading and most innovative cultural and arts events. It celebrates Hull’s independent spirit through artistic and cultural expression, bringing renowned national and international…

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Two of Hull’s historic ships set to receive major restoration
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Two of Hull’s historic ships set to receive major restoration

The search is underway for a shipyard company to repair and restore two of Hull’s historic ships. Hull City Council has launched a procurement process to appoint a shipyard to undertake major restoration works that will preserve the Arctic Corsair and the Spurn Lightship for the next 100 years. For the last 20 years, a dedicated team of volunteers in partnership with the council have been protecting and preserving these two iconic historic ships. Now,…

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Allenby Commercial completes £1.2m renovation of heritage sites in Hull’s Old Town
Charlie Allenby of Allenby Commercial pictured outside the property, which dates back to the 17th century

Allenby Commercial completes £1.2m renovation of heritage sites in Hull’s Old Town

A developer breathing new life into old buildings in Hull has completed the £1.2m renovation of two historic riverside properties. Allenby Commercial has converted Danish Buildings and the adjoining Grade II listed Bayles House into 17 studios that are being snapped up by architects, film-makers, marketing professionals, tattooists and hair stylists. The renovation has been supported with £250,000 from the Government’s Local Growth Fund, secured by the Humber LEP. Chair of the Humber LEP, Stephen…

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An outdoor opera is heading to Hull Marina this summer
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An outdoor opera is heading to Hull Marina this summer

An outdoor and socially distanced opera is taking place at Stage@TheDock on Hull Marina in September. Hansel and Gretel, from Whistle Stop Opera, will retell the fairy tale of two hungry children, lost in the woods, and a gingerbread cottage that hides a scary secret. Devised by John Savournin for four singers and accordion, social distancing will be in place for audience members and performers, and a limited number of tickets will be on sale in accordance…

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New resources to help children returning to school

New resources have been developed to help children returning to school life. HeadStart Hull, along with Barnardo’s, have consulted children of primary school age to find out about their concerns, and helped to address these in new guides; Stepping into Secondary School and Returning to School Life After Lockdown. The Stepping into Secondary School guide is designed to help children to explore their thoughts and feelings about the move to secondary school, so they can…

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Hull 1975 – The Cod Wars rage

If Skipper Richard Bird doesn't catch enough fish this time, he'll never sail another trawler out of St Andrew's Dock again. Even with the new deckie learner, Danny, he's four crew down already. There's a lot to deal with out in the North Sea. Gutting for sixteen hours straight, the freezing cold in your wellies, the waves as big as houses crashing over the bow and the narrow eyes of the rough Hessle Road lads.…

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Future Shift redundancy support programme

TimeBank Hull & East Riding is launching a programme of support for people who have lost work, or are worried they may be about to, as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The programme, Future Shift, will include group support sessions covering a range of topics relevant to redundancy including staying well, working through anxiety and managing finances. In addition, life coaches and mentors will provide tailored one to one support around visioning and goal…

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Logans Journey

Hello everyone, how are you all?  Hope you’re keeping safe with your families. What a difficult time  it's been for lots of people  with this Corona virus.  So in the last issue I told you about all the exciting things I had been up to and what I had planned. Well I have done lots and lots of things!  I’ve  designed my own CD cover for my song ( Different me ) that I planned…

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Skye Richards Keeping Busy Through Lockdown

Skye Richards entered Autism dance day competition ran by Anna Kennedy and was choosen as one of the winners. Skye won a  bee kind T shirt.  As Skyes parents we are proud she has become an ambassador and been recognised as an advocate because she's passionate about dance and being  kind.  Born anxious  is a clothing label with a main message of be kind It's products are organic and label free It us promote the awareness if…

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Flemingate moves forward with £70,000 investment in facilities
Flemingate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 31 May, 2020. Pictured: Flemingate moves forward with £70,000 investment in facilities.

Flemingate moves forward with £70,000 investment in facilities

A major programme of investment is being made in facilities and infrastructure at Beverley’s Flemingate centre during the lockdown. Wykeland Group, owner and developer of the popular retail and leisure destination, has used the lockdown period to introduce a wide range of improvements to enhance the experience for customers and to support businesses as they resume trading. The £70,000 programme of upgrades includes expanding the click and collect facility to the rear of the Debenhams…

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5th Hull and 1st Howden BBGA (Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Association)

At the current time, just like other youth groups and activities, 5th Hull and 1st Howden BBGA (Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Association) can’t physically meet but we are still staying in touch! Young people are receiving BBatHome resources digitally each week and sharing photos and videos of themselves completing them. We are also holding weekly Zoom meetings for each age group! Zoom family quizzes and Kahoots are really popular too! The members are still earning…

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Sowden + Sowden celebrate new contract win The marketing team are looking to shape the future of flood innovation

Motivated by the opportunity to continuously drive economic growth and inward investment to the Humber region, the Sowdens team is thrilled to announce we’ve secured the contract for the new Flood Innovation Centre in Hull, funded by the European Regional Development Fund and delivered by the University of Hull. The Flood Innovation Centre is a place focused on flood related research and it aims to help businesses develop innovative services, processes and products in flood…

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Now is the time to buy: Local housebuilder sees growth in market confidence amidst easing of lockdown regulations

12 August 2020: Local housebuilder, Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, is urging potential home buyers to act fast as figures suggest that confidence in home buying is increasing as the UK begins to ease COVID-19 restrictions. From the week the Government announced lockdown regulations (23rd March 2020) compared to recent figures from mid-June, Barratt Homes Yorkshire East has witnessed over a 218%1 increase in website visits from prospective buyers, reflecting growing confidence and interest in the…

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Active+ Rebrand
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Active+ Rebrand

Most people know ACTIVE+ as the old Hull Indoor Sports Centre or Little Monkeys, and this is the challenge their marketing manager, Hellen Tordoff, faced when she started in March. Two weeks later, and the doors closed when the UK was forced into lock down. “The first thing that struck me was ACTIVE+ is a hidden gem, something most new people say when they first arrive on site. With its entrance at the end of…

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Cod & Communism – New Film from the Carnegie Heritage Centre

The Carnegie Heritage Centre in Hull have produced a new documentary about the experiences of Humber fishermen who were fishing in Icelandic waters between 1957 and 1977 – the era which has become known as the Cod Wars. Promo trailer here vimeo.com/435000640  ‘Cod and Communism’, a film  funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, has seen volunteers from Carnegie Heritage Centre help  research,  plan and help film the documentary which has involved  interviews with trawlermen and their families,…

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