Operation Galaxy – keeping you safe this Christmas

We all know Christmas is going to be a bit different this year – but what’s not going to change is our continued efforts to rid our communities of those who cause them the most harm. Today (Friday, December 4) we are launching a month of intensive action led by the Op Galaxy team to help make Christmas more enjoyable for the most vulnerable in our communities. Chief Superintendent Darren Downs said: “Christmas can be…

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Parents and carers of young children may be entitled to receive Healthy Start vouchers.

The Healthy Start scheme provides up to £24.80 a month per child under the age of one, and £12.40 per child aged between one and four years. The vouchers can be used for fresh or frozen fruit and vegetables, as well as milk and infant formula. Recipients also receive vouchers for vitamins designed for children and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Rachel Roberts, Head of early help at Hull City Council said: “The take…

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‘One Hull of a Christmas’Campaign launches to encourage Hull and East Yorkshire to shop locally this Christmas

Pace Communications has launched ‘One Hull of a Christmas’, a community campaign to encourage the people of Hull and East Yorkshire to shop locally this year. Sparked by the announcement of the second lockdown, Pace – a Hull-based creative communications agency – has created social media platforms for One Hull of a Christmas across Instagram and Facebook, giving small local businesses a spotlight to share their products and services. Anita Pace, MD of Pace, commented:…

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Operation Santa’s Sleigh set to deliver a cracking Christmas for care leavers

A voluntary group is driving a campaign to provide a Christmas to remember for care leavers hit by isolation during a year dominated by the impact of lockdown. Organisations including businesses and charities are being urged to support Operation Santa’s Sleigh and some have already started. Volunteers from Hull City Council are on board in their roles as Room 42 champions for care leavers and backing has also come from a trade union. The team…

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Hull city centre lit up ready for Christmas

Hull’s Christmas lights have been switched on overnight, brightening up the city centre as national lockdown lifts. In a change to the usual switch-on event, which attracts thousands each year, a drone has captured the moments the that all 45,600 lights have brightened up city centre streets for 2020. As well as the 45ft Norway Spruce in Queen Victoria Square, a 15ft tree has this year been added to the already picturesque Museums Quarter, alongside…

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Professor Xudong Zhao elected Fellow of European Academy of Sciences

Professor Xudong Zhao has joined some of the world’s most distinguished scientists in being elected as a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences. Professor Zhao, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies and Deputy Director at Environment and Energy Institute at the University of Hull, has developed a global reputation in the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable heating, cooling and power systems. At the University, he is currently working on…

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National campaigns urge shoppers to support independent traders at the heart of the local economy

A city centre boutique has survived the impact of lockdown by enhancing a delivery service which dates back to the days of Hull’s infamous orange barriers. A sewing and haberdashery shop is on standby to carry out re-measurements and alterations for brides and grooms across the region who were forced to postpone their weddings – and who might not be the same size when their big day finally arrives. A watch and clock repair business…

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MKM Celebrate 25 Years

Today Saturday 10th October is officially Hull company MKM 25th anniversary. In 1995 they laid the foundations for a strong business in Hull, where they opened their first branch. Driffield opened next, and since then they've been growing nationwide with 73 branches now open, with two opening in November and more in the pipeline! MKM branches have always been at the heart of their communities, supporting local charities and good causes. Over the years they've…

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Urgent repair works in Anlaby Road

Part of Anlaby Road will be closed from next week. Anlaby Road inbound from Trenton Avenue to the Calvert Lane Junction will be closed to traffic from Tuesday 13 October. Diversion signs will be in place via Boothferry Road. The closure will be in place for up to four weeks, after a crack in the surface was unearthed during the ongoing improvement works. Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for economic investment and regeneration, said: “We…

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Professor Stephen Hardy appointed new Dean of Faculty of Business, Law & Politics at University of Hull
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Professor Stephen Hardy appointed new Dean of Faculty of Business, Law & Politics at University of Hull

Esteemed Barrister, Judge and Professor Stephen Hardy has been appointed as Dean of the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics at the University of Hull. Professor Hardy, a respected figure in both higher education and the legal sector, began his career in academia in 1993, and has since risen through the ranks from PhD student to Dean. He has now been announced as the University’s Dean of Faculty of Business, Law and Politics, and said…

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Major improvement work to begin on two west Hull roads

Major improvement work is to be carried out on two arterial routes in the west of the city. Hessle Road and Anlaby Road will undergo extensive resurfacing works as part of a phased programme to improve the routes for motorists and cyclists. The phased roadworks will start on Monday 28 September. Hessle Road will complete on Monday 26 February 2021, work in Anlaby Road will finish on Saturday 6 March. Works in Hessle Road will…

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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
Whistle Stop Hansel and Gretel

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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