# WMT CHRISTMAS WISHES PROJECT 2021

There are fewer than 80 days to Christmas! Does that thought fill you to the brim with excitement, or panic or dread? We all feel differently about it - and what is important about it is different for us all too. For some it’s about traditions – religious - not, making those traditional family recipes, decorating the tree in a particular way or with items made by children who now have children of their own.…

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Visionary film to show global leaders why the world needs the Humber to tackle climate change

A new cinematic film will reveal to world leaders the critical role the Humber has in the global fight against climate change.The film, titled “Eyes on the Humber”, will be shown at the COP26 international climate change conference in Glasgow next month.Every country in the world will be represented at the event, with US President Joe Biden expected to attend to mark America’s return to the Paris Agreement committing nations to work together to tackle…

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The sights, smells and sounds of Hull’s most historic event Hull Fair returns this Friday (8 October), now in its 728th year

Officially opened at 5pm by Lord Mayor, Councillor Lynn Petrini, the Walton Street site will be filled with white knuckle rides, tasty treats, traditional fairground stalls, bright lights and music. The largest travelling fair in Europe always offers something for everyone from the young to the old, whether you love the fast and furious or the traditional fairground offer. Lord Mayor of Hull, Councillor Lynn Petrini said: “Hull Fair is ingrained in the people of…

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Back to school wellbeing boost for pupils and teachers

Pupils and teachers in Hull have returned to full-time education better equipped to deal with the impacts of Covid thanks to a programme which has been designed to boost emotional wellbeing and mental health support in schools and colleges. Working in partnership with Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and voluntary and community sector partners, HeadStart Hull developed a Covid Recovery and Restoration Plan for Children and Young People’s mental health.  The…

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Celebrated Hull historian and photographer Dr Alec Gill MBE gifts his life’s work to city

Hull historian, author and photographer Dr Alec Gill MBE has gifted his extensive research – representing 50-years of documenting the city’s Hessle Road Fishing culture – to Hull History Centre. Almost one hundred large box files, containing tens of thousands of pages, have been deposited at the archive in Hull. The collection of work includes information on hundreds of trawlers that were based and set sail from Hull’s once thriving fishing community. Dr Gill said:…

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East Yorkshire families give the gift of life to others

Twenty-one husbands, wives, sons and daughters in East Yorkshire have been given a second chance of life thanks to the courage of bereaved families. Between April 2020 and March this year, 14 families agreed to donate the organs of their loved ones when they discovered there was no hope of them surviving illness or injury. Thanks to those people who had shared their wishes with their families for what should happen in the event of…

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New Campaign to Support Mental Health for the Armed Forces Community

A new regional campaign to support the mental health of Armed Forces personnel and their families in Hull and East Yorkshire begins today (Monday, 20 September). The campaign highlights the range of mental health services that are available across the region for any person who serves or has served in the Armed Forces, and their families. It encourages those who are concerned about or struggling with their mental health to access the support available. The…

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Families with children aged four and under can apply for the Healthy Start scheme

Parents and carers of young children may be entitled to receive help through the Healthy Start scheme. Healthy Start 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 scheme is currently moving from voucher to a prepaid card scheme, which will be topped up every four weeks.  The money can be used for fresh or frozen fruit and vegetables, as…

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Read more about the article Hull artist’s innovative designs to tackle vandalism recognised on world stage
Lydia Caprani

Hull artist’s innovative designs to tackle vandalism recognised on world stage

A Hull artist who helped transform the city’s streets with colourful and creative designs has been longlisted for the World Illustration Awards 2021. Lydia Caprani was commissioned by Hull City Council to decorate signal cabs on Beverley Road in a bid to tackle graffiti and vandalism. The commission was part of a trial which saw local artists redesign some of the city’s most targeted signal control boxes. Lydia said: “I am honoured to have been…

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Read more about the article Whitefriargate awarded £100,000 for cultural programme
Whitefriargate-regeneration

Whitefriargate awarded £100,000 for cultural programme

Hull City Council has been awarded a £100,000 grant from Historic England as part of the Whitefriargate High Streets Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) to create and deliver community-led cultural activities on the high street over the next three years. Whitefriargate HSHAZ is one of more than 60 high streets to receive a share of £6 million for their cultural programme. The Hi!Whitefriargate Cultural Programme will explore the significance of Hull Old Town’s most historic street. Over the…

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Read more about the article Smart city screens set to transform Hull’s Paragon Interchange
The new real-time screens are now live

Smart city screens set to transform Hull’s Paragon Interchange

The new smart city digital screens in Hull’s Paragon Interchange are now live following a period of testing. The first of its kind in the city, the long-awaited screens will enable bus passengers to plan their journeys as efficiently as possible, with real-time updates on bus arrival and departure times using smart technology. Paragon Interchange will now benefit from 42 LCD display 22in screens at each bus stand, with an additional seven 49in screens along…

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Read more about the article Hull City Council to become ‘trailblazer’ for care leavers
The Guildhall in Hull

Hull City Council to become ‘trailblazer’ for care leavers

Hull City Council has committed to becoming a “trailblazer” authority for a national charter that supports care leavers into employment and training. The Care Leaver Covenant is a promise made by organisations to provide support for care leavers aged 16 to 25 to help them live independently. The local authority will be joined by Hull construction firm Ashcourt Group, which has also committed to the covenant. The company has agreed to fund a program of activities to…

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Read more about the article Hull local elections 2021: as it happened
The Bonus Arena.

Hull local elections 2021: as it happened

The results of the local elections are in. Labour has retained control of Hull City Council with 30 seats out of a total of 57. The political make-up of the council is: Labour Group 30Liberal Democrat Group 26Conservative Group 1 Any changes to the Cabinet will be announced by the Leader in due course. Full data is available here. Elections: as it happened 6.42pm: The 19th election result, and last, is now in. Sutton Ward: Lib Dem…

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Read more about the article Maritime outreach activities for people with Dementia
These bespoke activity packs will aim to stimulate minds, reminisce, encourage sharing of memories and stave off boredom

Maritime outreach activities for people with Dementia

Local people who have dementia and their families are to be offered a new maritime themed activity pack. The Hull Maritime project, funded by Hull City Council and The National Lottery Heritage Fund, will share the new activity packs with the city’s Extra Care facilities, and partner organisations working with older people and their family members and carers. An initial trial phase will gather feedback before a wider rollout takes place. Maritime Memories aims to…

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Read more about the article Give your views on Hull’s Economic Strategy for next five years
The strategy will respond to the immediate effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on local businesses and industries.

Give your views on Hull’s Economic Strategy for next five years

Hull City Council is developing an Economic Strategy for the city and asking businesses and residents for their views. The aim is to boost employment, make the city more attractive to visitors and both existing and new businesses and to increase productivity and wages. The strategy will build on the city’s achievements over the past decade. It will respond to the immediate effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on local businesses and industries. It will also…

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Read more about the article New £1.5m plan for seven business units unveiled
An artists' impression of the new parade of seven business units at the Boulevard Unit Factory Estate

New £1.5m plan for seven business units unveiled

Hull City Council has unveiled £1.5m plans to create a stylish new parade of seven business units at the Boulevard Unit Factory Estate. The successful estate is the largest council factory estate in the city and home to over 30 small businesses. The Estate will be extended by the new parade with units which have fully glazed frontages onto Goulton Street and rear loading bay areas. Located at the junction of South Boulevard and Goulton…

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Read more about the article 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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Read more about the article 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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Read more about the article 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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Read more about the article 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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