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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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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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 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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Hull’s Guildhall carillon bells and clock fall silent for repairs

Hull’s Guildhall carillon bells and Barnard Cook clock have fallen silent to make way for major repairs to one of the last remaining Time Balls in the UK. The historic Guildhall Greenwich Time Ball is the highest in the UK at 60 metres above ground level, which stands above the clock tower, is to be replaced with a new one and reclaim its position in the city’s skyline. Hobson and Porter are currently installing 21…

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Hull visitor attraction to be a UK leader in energy efficiency
State-of-the-art new 'Passivhaus' building

Hull visitor attraction to be a UK leader in energy efficiency

A new maritime experience at Hull’s historic North End Shipyard is set to become one of the most energy efficient buildings in the UK’s cultural and heritage sector. As part of the ambitious Hull Maritime project, the historic shipyard will become the new home of the Arctic Corsair, Hull’s last remaining sidewinder trawler. To showcase and celebrate the trawler’s dramatic story, a state-of-the-art new 'Passivhaus' building – which is sympathetic to the industrial heritage of…

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University of Hull co-leading £3.7m EvoFlood collaboration to better predict global flood risk
Professor Dan Parsons

University of Hull co-leading £3.7m EvoFlood collaboration to better predict global flood risk

The EvoFlood project aims to create the next generation Global Flood Model – a state-of-the-art computer model which helps simulate the probability of flooding across Earth. Experts at the Universities of Hull and Southampton are leading a new £3.7m project which aims to revolutionise our understanding of global flood risk. Working as part of a consortium of nine UK universities, as well as multiple national and international organisations, the team has been successful in winning…

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Writer commissioned as part of Queen’s Gardens refurbishment project
Joanna Walsh

Writer commissioned as part of Queen’s Gardens refurbishment project

A writer has been commissioned to produce work that will displayed as part of the Queens Gardens refurbishment. Author and artist Joanna Walsh has been jointly commissioned by the project and Humber Mouth literature festival to write prose that will feature alongside of a number of public art installations in the gardens. Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for economic investment and regeneration, said: “As part of the refurbishment of Queens Gardens, we wanted to include…

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Every child in Hull to be connected and stay connected
Chris Aldersley, Chief Operating Officer, Cranswick plc hands over laptops to Hull City Council Leader, Councillor Stephen Brady

Every child in Hull to be connected and stay connected

Hull City Council’s ambition that every child in the city is connected has moved a big step forward as local food company Cranswick donates 1156 laptops to children in the city. The council has been working with Academy Trusts to understand how many pupils don’t have access to a laptop or the internet. The data has shown around a third of pupils over the age of seven, don’t have access to a laptop and the…

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Smart technology to support Hull’s transport improvements

Work to improve traffic flow across key city centre routes will begin next week. As part of the ongoing work to transform the A63 by Highways England, Hull City Council will begin work to improve traffic signals along Hessle Road and Anlaby Road over the next few weeks. It will include a technological overhaul of the current traffic signals with smart technology, to ensure more efficient and effective journey times for motorists and pedestrians. The…

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New £30m plan to transform Hull City Centre gateway
The new £30m proposals for land off Ferensway that feature 250 new homes

New £30m plan to transform Hull City Centre gateway

A major new £30m development that will transform Hull city centre has been submitted to planners.  The plan for Shirethorn House and the adjacent land and buildings at the corner of Ferensway and Spencer Street, will feature more than 250 residential and retail units and include stylish new townhouses and an internal winter garden for residents. The development will incorporate the look and feel of nearby historic buildings while adding a range of dynamic new…

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Over 3000 children receive secondary school place offer

Parents of children starting secondary school in Hull this September will be offered a school place. Over 3000 eleven year olds will be offered a place at one of the city’s 12 secondary schools. 87 percent of pupils have received their first choice of school and 96 percent have been offered one of their choices. Councillor Peter Clark, Portfolio Holder for learning, skills and safeguarding children, said: “There is a rising number of pupils needing…

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Hull named a Tree City of the World in global list
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Hull named a Tree City of the World in global list

Hull has been named a Tree City of the World – one of only 120 cities across the globe – for its commitment to urban forests. The Arbor Day Foundation has praised Hull and included the city in the prestigious list for its continued efforts to grow and maintain green spaces. Tree Cities of the World is a programme founded by The Arbor Day Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to…

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PLACE NAMES: The Vikings go berserk! Part Three: A new wave of place

names by new invadersThe Vikings, Hull, and place names have a long history. Indeed, it was these invaders who gave us our very first name: WYKE – a sort of ‘maiden name’ of our city, if you like! They knew a good place for a port if anyone did. Wyke means ‘creek’ and was probably what we now call ‘Old Harbour’ (at the mouth of the River Hull near The Deep). This might have been…

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Partnership Approach brings results in fight against city centre crime

A partnership approach is having a major impact on the fight against crime in Hull city centre with more businesses signing up to the DISC low-level crime and antisocial behaviour information sharing system, which brings together businesses, the police and Hull City Council. HullBID’s street team are reporting significant achievements with Senior Support Officer Mark Andrews telling of two incidents which resulted in arrests as a result of DISC, the HullBID radio and Civic CCTV…

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New NHS teams introduced in schools and colleges across Hull to support children and young people’s mental health

As children and young people make their return to school after almost a year of home-schooling, the local NHS are introducing two Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) to support pupils in Hull with their mental health and wellbeing. The new service, which is being delivered in partnership between NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group, Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust and Hull City Council, will see mental health professionals integrate within schools and colleges to provide early…

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Refurbishment of iconic Grade II-listed city centre building takes shape

The refurbishment of an iconic Grade II-listed city centre building is taking shape as part of a £2.45m project. The main part of the project involves the refurbishment of the historic 79 Lowgate, with the building being completely refurbished to provide corporate office space within the Guildhall campus. The refurbishment will support the relocation of staff from Brunswick House on Beverley Road and from other offices to support the reorganisation of social services. Once finished,…

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Hull school chosen as region’s Teaching School Hub

St Mary’s College in Hull has been selected by the Department for Education to be a Teaching School Hub, providing school leadership and teacher training & development for the region’s teachers. The Hub will lead the provision of high-quality professional development to teachers and leaders at all stages of their career and play a key role in helping to support trainee teachers as they enter the workforce. The teaching workforce will receive best-practice and expert…

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WORLD WAR TEA

The humble cup of team is believed to make everything alright, but little has ever been written about its use in Hull during WWII to help during the Blitz and beyond.  At the time tea was used to lift the spirits of those in Hull, who were faced with dark days ahead.  It was rationed, and as such was seen as a luxury. At night, when the air raid sirens sounded, and the bombs began…

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Ladled with Love

Ladled with Love are a group of like minded friends who share the same passion for helping the needy, vulnerable, and homeless community in Hull. We were formed in September 2019 operating a Soup Kitchen in Queens Gardens every Monday at 6:30pm in all weathers. We generally feed around 50 to 60 people but have had in excess of 100 hungry people some nights. We never know how many people will turn up we always…

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