Reckitt CEO and CBI Director General visit Hull’s Ron Dearing UTC

The CEO of Reckitt, the world’s leading consumer health, hygiene and nutrition business, has visited Hull’s Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC), reinforcing the company’s commitment to the region and its partnership with the pioneering school. Laxman Narasimhan and Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Director General Tony Danker, together with other Reckitt senior executives, met Ron Dearing UTC Principal Sarah Pashley and students at the employer-led school following a visit to Reckitt’s factory and R&D…

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Children’s willow sculptures bring art and nature together on Bridgehead wildlife trail

Pupils at a local primary school have created charming wildlife-inspired features that have pride of place on a popular wildlife trail around the Bridgehead business park in East Yorkshire. Children from All Saints CE Junior Academy in Hessle visited the Bridgehead site close to the school to see how the art installations they created in a project funded and delivered by Wykeland Group, owner and developer of the business park, have become a landmark on…

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Read more about the article Baroness briefs Humber Business Week on standing up for diversity, home owners, better politics – and comedy!
Baroness-Warsi

Baroness briefs Humber Business Week on standing up for diversity, home owners, better politics – and comedy!

The first Muslim to serve in a British Cabinet told of her concerns about extremism at the Batley and Spen by-election and about discrimination in both Houses of Parliament when she spoke at Humber Business Week. Baroness Sayeeda Warsi also underlined the importance of delivering on the commitment to levelling up in a meaningful way and of providing practical support for business. Interviewed by Paul Sewell, founder of Humber Business Week and Chair of Sewell…

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Read more about the article Hull graduate Andy Morgan-Harrison sets sights on Olympic Games in Tokyo
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Hull graduate Andy Morgan-Harrison sets sights on Olympic Games in Tokyo

University of Hull graduate Andrew Morgan-Harrison has his sights set on the Olympic Games this summer as he aims to be in the 200m starting blocks in Tokyo. Andy, who graduated from Hull last year with a First-Class degree in Sports Rehabilitation, won gold at both the 2020 British Indoor Championships and Outdoor Championships, and last month represented Team GB at the European Athletics Team Championships in Poland. The East Yorkshire sprinter is a Talented…

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Read more about the article Sports Direct and USC team up to bring big sportswear and fashion brands to Flemingate
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Sports Direct and USC team up to bring big sportswear and fashion brands to Flemingate

Sports Direct and USC are bringing a winning line-up of sportswear and fashion brands to Beverley’s Flemingate centre. The UK’s leading sportswear and sports equipment retailer and the USC streetwear and fashion brand are to come together under one roof at Flemingate in one of the latest openings by parent company Frasers Group. Sports Direct and USC will occupy a 10,000 sq ft unit, one of the largest at the popular retail and leisure destination.…

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Read more about the article Award-winning employer closes the book on Humber Business Week with tips on how to win the war for talent
Paul Sewell and Alan Johnson (left) in the Elevenses interview at Humber Business Week held at the Aura Innovation Centre

Award-winning employer closes the book on Humber Business Week with tips on how to win the war for talent

The founder of Humber Business Week brought down the curtain on this year’s programme with advice for employers on how to win the intensifying “war for talent”. Paul Sewell, who is also Chair of Sewell Group with its workforce of 500, said the need to look after staff has never been greater at a time when young people leaving colleges and universities hold all the cards. He said: “There is more of a war for…

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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 Multi-million pound investment in new Intensive Care Unit for Hull
New Intensive Care Unit for Hull

Multi-million pound investment in new Intensive Care Unit for Hull

A multi-million pound Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is to open at Hull Royal Infirmary this summer for critically ill and injured patients from all over Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is a Major Trauma Centre for the region and the ICU at Hull Royal Infirmary will provide patients with some of the best critical care facilities in England. The three-storey building, close to the hospital’s Emergency Department, will also feature…

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Read more about the article Explore the Yorkshire Wolds with Dove House’s Wine Dash
Dove House Wine Dash

Explore the Yorkshire Wolds with Dove House’s Wine Dash

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospice, Dove House is ecstatic to have the go ahead to ramp up events. Second on the line up is the extremely popular Wine Dash which explores the Yorkshire Wolds with a walk or run through the picturesque Little Wold Vineyard, tasting wines from different regions along the route. It’s a 5k route through the vineyard, up and down part of the Wolds Way countryside with the views only interrupted by…

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Read more about the article Whitefriargate awarded £100,000 for cultural programme
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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 THE WHEATSHEAF AT KIRK ELLA OPENS WELCOMING THE COMMUNITY BACK WITH AN ALL-NEW LOOK AND FEEL
The Team At The Wheatsheaf Kirkella

THE WHEATSHEAF AT KIRK ELLA OPENS WELCOMING THE COMMUNITY BACK WITH AN ALL-NEW LOOK AND FEEL

The Wheatsheaf in Kirk Ella, Hull, welcomes back the local community, débuting a reimagined lookand feel. A six-figure investment has transformed the country pub, promising guests an authentic,quality pub experience. To celebrate the opening, there will be a soft launch as well as a welcomingparty on the 20th May. Emphasising the ‘little moments that matter’ and cherished moments with friends and family, thetraditional pub has received a new lease of life showcasing the venues best…

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Read more about the article Help us help you be prepared for the bank holiday weekend
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Help us help you be prepared for the bank holiday weekend

Hull and East Riding residents are encouraged to ensure they are prepared for the upcoming bank holiday, Monday 31 May 2021, and reminded which NHS services will be available. Urgent Treatment Centres (UTC), out of hours GP services and some pharmacies across Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire will remain open. However, GP practices and most pharmacies will be closed on the bank holiday. If you need medical help, the NHS is still here for…

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Read more about the article Rollits raises thousands for Dove House and sets sights on return of golf day
Pat Coyle (centre), Client Relations Director at Rollits, with colleague Emma Fawke, Senior Solicitor, Private Client, and Jethro Shearring [correct], Regional Fundraiser for Dove House Hospice.

Rollits raises thousands for Dove House and sets sights on return of golf day

Leading law firm Rollits LLP has handed over thousands of pounds to a regional hospice after revamping its regular fundraising events to offer Covid-safe alternatives. Rollits is now looking forward to generating more donations for Dove House Hospice by resuming other activities including the return of the firm’s annual golf day on Thursday 1 July. Pat Coyle, Client Relations Director at Rollits, said: “The restrictions of the last year have had a severe impact on…

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Read more about the article Pasquale-vous Francais?
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Pasquale-vous Francais?

With the nation desperately in need of laughter, who better than Joe Pasquale, in one of John Godber’s funniest plays, to lead the charge when April in Paris arrives in Hull later this week?   “Hull is a really exciting because John Godber has strong links with the city and the play is partly set there, so this will be a special part of the tour. John and his wife are understudying us. They’re not coming on 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
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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 museums announce plans for reopening
The Ferens Art Gallery in Hull

Hull museums announce plans for reopening

Three of Hull’s most-treasured museums and galleries plan to reopen on Monday 17 May, subject to government guidance. Ferens Art Gallery, the Streetlife Museum and the Hull and East Riding Museum plan to reopen, with safety measures and guidance in place to protect both visitors and staff. Simon Green, cultural services director at Hull Culture and Leisure, said: “Everyone on the team is incredibly excited about the potential of being able to welcome visitors back…

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Read more about the article Hull local elections 2021: as it happened
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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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