Council celebrates promotion of Hull City
The KCOM Stadium, home to newly promoted Hull City Football Club

Council celebrates promotion of Hull City

Hull City Council has praised the success of Hull City Football Club after they secured promotion back to the Championship. Councillor Stephen Brady, Leader of Hull City Council, said: “After an extremely challenging period for our city, it is fantastic to be able to celebrate the success of Hull City Football Club with their promotion back to the Championship. “This team has bounced back and secured an important promotion that should act as an inspiration…

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Hull Maritime Museum says a temporary farewell to its maritime collection
The Hull Maritime Museum is to undergo a major refurbishment

Hull Maritime Museum says a temporary farewell to its maritime collection

The enormous task of moving the whole of the Hull Maritime Museum’s collection from the Grade II* listed building has got underway. Some 50,000 objects – including the much loved the polar bear – are being packed and removed as part of a major decant as the museum prepares for a £12m refurbishment. Tens of thousands of priceless artefacts will be placed into secure storage to enable the start of a major refurbishment to the…

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Follow the White Rabbit and discover Hull’s Old Town wonderland
The White Rabbit Trail will shine a light on the history of Hull's Whitefriargate as part of the areas multi-million pound regeneration.

Follow the White Rabbit and discover Hull’s Old Town wonderland

The history of Hull’s magical Whitefriargate and Old Town area will be celebrated with a new trail inspired by the White Rabbit from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Carroll’s family had a strong connection with Hull, with his mother being raised in the city. The trail will visit locations in the Old Town that are linked to the Carroll family and the work of Lewis Carroll. The White Rabbit Trail, which will run from…

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Hull City Council seeks the next Young Mayor
Love Staying Safe campaign

Hull City Council seeks the next Young Mayor

Young people in Hull are being invited to apply to become the city’s next Young Mayor. The role, currently held by Gabriela Surdyk, acts as an ambassador for Hull’s young people, supporting the Lord Mayor and attending the Hull Young People’s Parliament. The one-year post will also take a public and media role, attending events and presentations. Lisa Wedgner, Voice and Influence Worker for Hull City Council said: “After a stunning two years of working with…

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Smart tech used to improve safety as part of Stoneferry Corridor project
Stoneferry Corridor is a multi-million pound highways project.

Smart tech used to improve safety as part of Stoneferry Corridor project

As part of the multi-million-pound Stoneferry Corridor project, smart technology will be installed at the road entries in Maxwell Street, Woodhall Street and Morley Street to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists. The first of its kind in the city, intelligent road studs will be installed to detect cyclists on the footway and illuminate to warn vehicles a cyclist is crossing the junction. Work to improve pedestrian and cycling safety using smart technology will begin…

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Monet masterpiece arrives in Hull ahead of exciting new exhibition at Ferens Art Gallery
Antibes, by Claude Monet, will be on display at Ferens Art Gallery

Monet masterpiece arrives in Hull ahead of exciting new exhibition at Ferens Art Gallery

A masterpiece by the French artist Claude Monet will be the centrepiece of a new exhibition at Ferens Art Gallery, which will focus on the importance of mindfulness and reflection in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Monet’s Antibes (1888) is the inspiration and centrepiece of Monet in Mind, which will open on Monday 17 May at Ferens Art Gallery in Hull. The painting travels to Hull for the first time as part of a partnership with The Courtauld, London.…

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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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More electric vehicle charging points in Hull to support carbon neutral ambition
An electric vehicle charging point. Picture: Andrew Roberts

More electric vehicle charging points in Hull to support carbon neutral ambition

Hull City Council is continuing its drive towards becoming carbon neutral by 2030 by installing new electric vehicle charging points at depots across the city to serve its increasing number of fully electric fleet vehicles. In the past six months, the council has doubled the number of electric vehicles to 24, a figure likely to increase significantly in the next few years as older diesel and petrol vehicles are progressively replaced with electric ones. The…

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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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The Deep hosted a magical sunset concert
The Deep in Hull

The Deep hosted a magical sunset concert

Hull’s iconic The Deep hosted a remarkable outdoor concert on Thursday April 8th 2021. The free event was livestreamed and included spectacular cinematic camera and drone shots of The Deep and the Humber. Artist R.MCL, renowned for his visual and innovative shows that put the spotlight on unique places and locations, performed from the nose cone of The Deep. The free event was broadcast on Facebook click here https://www.youtube.com/embed/SiP0cRxuJUA R.MCL is a musician, producer and artist.…

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Hull’s writing stars to feature on BBC with Humber Mouth

The creativity of Hull’s writing community is being celebrated with four new writing commissions for the Humber Mouth literature festival. And, the new stories and poems written for radio will be broadcast through a special partnership with BBC Radio Humberside. Created by Hull City Council in 1992, the Humber Mouth literature festival celebrates the city’s creative talent and culture. In a break from the usual festival format, during 2020 and 2021 Humber Mouth has developed a…

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5 things Hull City Council is doing to tackle climate change
Here's just some of the things happening in Hull to tackle climate change. Picture credit: Unsplash (top right), Andrew Roberts (bottom left) and Unsplash (bottom right)

5 things Hull City Council is doing to tackle climate change

Today is Earth Day, an annual event where people, businesses and organisations show support for environmental protection. In March 2019 Hull City Council declared a climate emergency, which led to the council unveiling a strategy that will see it become carbon neutral by 2030. Here are five things the council is doing to support the environment and reduce its carbon footprint – Electric vehicle charging points The council has introduced charging points for electric vehicles at various…

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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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Families encouraged to take up free nursery places
FREE NURSERY PLACES

Families encouraged to take up free nursery places

Hull City Council is encouraging parents of pre-school children to take up their child’s free nursery place. All children aged three and four are entitled to 15 hours of free early education a week, and most working families will be eligible for 30 hours per week. The free early education can be at Ofsted registered nurseries, nurseries on school sites, children’s centres, pre-schools or childminders. Many families will also qualify for 15 hours free childcare for their two-year-olds. Jo Moxon,…

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Summer event to shine light on Hull’s creativity
Absolutely Cultured, the company behind events such as Urban Legends, will be bringing Creative Hull to the city this summer. Photo credit: Tom Arran.

Summer event to shine light on Hull’s creativity

A three-day event will take place in Hull this summer celebrating the city’s creativity and culture. Creative Hull, from Absolutely Cultured, will see installations and performances taking place all over the city in disused shops and buildings, outdoor spaces, existing venues and online. The event will take place from 16 – 18 July. Stephen Munn, CEO and artistic director at Absolutely Cultured, said: “There is a wealth of creativity and culture happening in Hull, much…

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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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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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New supermarket opens in Hull’s Old Town
The One Stop store on Silver Street has only been open a few weeks, but is already proving to be popular with the local community.

New supermarket opens in Hull’s Old Town

A new supermarket has opened its doors in Hull’s historic Old Town. The One Stop on Silver Street offers a range of convenience products, as well as made-to-order sandwiches from sandwich-makers Stacked. It is one of a number of new businesses and investments in the Old Town, which includes a new cycle hub in Trinity Market. The store is the latest business to open in Hull’s popular Old Town. The One Stop investment has been supported by…

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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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Absolutely Cultured gets £198,000 boost to support Hull communities and local creatives
Chatty Hull 2019, Absolutely Cultured. Courtesy of Artlink Hull. Photo credit: Anete Soda.

Absolutely Cultured gets £198,000 boost to support Hull communities and local creatives

Hull’s Absolutely Cultured has been awarded £198,000 from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. The funding will support the organisation’s plans over the next three years to increase cultural opportunities within Hull’s neighbourhoods as well as provide professional development and formal training for local creatives. Stephen Munn, CEO and Artistic Director of Absolutely Cultured said: “This is a fantastic endorsement of our plans and those of the city to ensure culture continues to have a meaningful role…

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