Hundreds of young people in Hull getting a career kickstart
Hull Central Library

Hundreds of young people in Hull getting a career kickstart

Hull’s new Employment Hub is off to a flying start after helping hundreds of young people into potential new careers. Hull City Council is an approved intermediary for the Government’s national Kickstart Scheme, which creates fully funded six-month placements for 25 hours per week. The scheme, run by the Employment Inclusion Team in the Employment Hub on the first floor of Hull Central Library, was launched in the city in November. It offers paid roles in…

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Top Coach’s Quest for a Hull Olympian!
Russ Barber

Top Coach’s Quest for a Hull Olympian!

Russ Barber, one of the UK's most successful performance swimming coaches, is returning to his home ground of Hull to become Director of Swimming at Kingston Upon Hull Swimming Club. Barber has produced multiple Olympians, Commonwealth Games champions and hundreds of national champions. He has coached on over 30 Great Britain teams including the Olympic Games in Beijing, London and Rio, World and European Championships as well as 2 Commonwealth Games. Born and bred in…

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Hull named a Tree City of the World in global list
Cherries East Park

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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