Celebrate and remember your loved one this Christmas

with Dove House Hospice Light up a Life is a wonderful opportunity for hospice supporters and the wider community to gather together to share stories and fond memories. Dove House Hospice welcomes everyone, regardless of how long ago your loved one died and whether or not they received hospice care. The generosity of those who honour a loved one through Light up a Life ensures Dove House is there for every family who needs them,…

Read more about the article Work begins on £1m key maritime heritage site

Work begins on £1m key maritime heritage site

A decision record, published today, confirms that Hull City Council is moving forward with the first phase of a £1m National Highways (formerly Highways England) funded programme. Work will now begin on the South Blockhouse Project, which sees the Council’s in-house archaeologists, Humber Field Archaeology, deliver a community archaeology programme including archaeological works and the creation of a visitor attraction, on the site of the 16th century South Blockhouse fortress. Located on the east bank of the…


World premieres and a celebration of jazz icons – Hull Jazz Festival returns to Hull Truck Theatre in November

Hull Jazz Festival returns to Hull Truck Theatre from 10th – 13th November, celebrating jazz icons from the past 100 years alongside a spotlight on new music, with a strong focus on its home city. The festival opens with a double bill celebrating the 50th anniversary of cult British gangster movie Get Carter. A film screening followed by the world premiere of pianist and Hammond player Wendy Kirkland’s new arrangements of Roy Budd’s iconic score. Wendy’s joined by her trio and…


New vaccination centre to open in Princes Quay

City Health Care Partnership CIC (CHCP) announced today that they are opening a new vaccination centre in Princes Quay, Hull on Monday 8 November. People over 18 wanting a Covid-19 booster will need to book an appointment through the national system; the centre will also be offering first jabs to 12 to 15-year-olds, in line with current Government guidance. Booster appointments will be available seven days a week from 8am to 7.20pm with appointments for…

Read more about the article Ron Dearing UTC students equipped with cutting edge robotics skills to increase career opportunities
Ron Dearing UTC robotic arm

Ron Dearing UTC students equipped with cutting edge robotics skills to increase career opportunities

Student engineers of the future are learning crucial robotics skills to give them the edge for exciting career opportunities and fill an increasing national industry skills gap. Year 12 and 13 students at Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC) in Hull are working with a state-of-the-art FANUC robot training cell as part of their Automation and Control engineering course, understanding how automation, or robotics, is used by some of the region’s largest manufacturing companies. The…

Read more about the article Hull’s maritime history at the heart of a major installation in Portsmouth
Ship of the Gods 1 © Heinrich & Palmer

Hull’s maritime history at the heart of a major installation in Portsmouth

Hull’s historic vessels Arctic Corsair, the Spurn Lightship and models found within Hull Maritime Museum have been selected to feature in major street and light festival in another well-known port city - Portsmouth. Originally commissioned for Urban Legends: Northern Lights event by Absolutely Cultured in 2018, Ship of the Gods, and created by contemporary artists Anna Heinrich and Leon Palmer using the cloud point survey data, saw Hull’s maritime history merge with stunning Norwegian landscapes to…


Young people in Hull can apply now to be part of the UK Youth Parliament

Young people in Hull, aged 11 to 17, can apply now to be part of the UK Youth Parliament. Four representatives are being sought to represent Hull’s young people on a local, regional and national level. Councillor Shane McMurray, Portfolio Holder for children’s services said: “The UK Youth Parliament gives young people from Hull the opportunity to represent our local area on a national scale. It provides a platform to have a voice on issues…

Read more about the article Hull City Council and local partners highly commended for working in partnership to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic
Tony Saxby of the council's streetscene team delivers PPE to vulnerable residents

Hull City Council and local partners highly commended for working in partnership to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic

Hull City Council, alongside local partners, including the voluntary sector, NHS, Humberside Fire & Rescue and Humberside Police have been Highly Commended at the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards. The annual LGC Awards celebrate the very best innovation and talent in local government and the Council was Highly Commended in the Partnership (Public Public) category for close partnership working in helping Hull overcome the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s ceremony took place at…

Read more about the article Para Swimmer returns to the pool – ready to attend National Para Meet
Owen Garsides

Para Swimmer returns to the pool – ready to attend National Para Meet

Kingston Upon Hull Swimming Club’s S14 Para Swimmer Owen Garsides returns to the pool after all Para meets were cancelled due to the lockdown.   Owen will compete in the British Para Swimming Winter National Meet held in Wales in 11-12th December. Owen qualified for all his 7 races to be able to compete at this National event.  He is looking forward to swimming in the National pool in Swansea.   Owen said ‘ it…


Selby RUFC U18 Girls 0 v Hull Ionians RUFC U18 Girls 30

Hull travelled to Selby for their latest fixture in a determined mood having suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of a travelling Lancashire side two weeks earlier.  This was going to be no easy feat with their last meeting ending in a draw.  Selby are a well established side with a long history of girls rugby and had invited Thorne/Wheatley to join them and boost the dynamic of their team.  As expected, the game started off…


Fitmums & Friends begins project to help children and young people cope with bereavement

Local charity, Fitmums & Friends, has teamed up with the Humber Forest School and the University of Hull to develop an innovative programme of support for children and young people who are experiencing bereavement. ‘Together in Grief – The Forest Project’ will use outdoor activities, literature, and bereavement support to help children and young people from Hull explore, understand and express their grief. Together in Grief – The Forest Project will help children and young people…



Towage operator Svitzer Europe has announced that one of the tugs servicing the busy Port of Immingham will be renamed Svitzer Eleanor, following the suggestion from Eleanor Wright, daughter of local Hull man Sam Wright, who is a crew member and Trainee Master on board the small ship.Eleanor’s involvement in the naming of the ship came about when Svitzer’s Immingham Port Manager Phil Bailey realised that Sam Wright’s children might like the opportunity to choose…

Read more about the article University of Hull cooling technology helps council cut data centre CO2 emissions
Dr Zhu is part of the University's Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies

University of Hull cooling technology helps council cut data centre CO2 emissions

An innovative University of Hull cooling system has helped Hull City Council reduce electricity consumption at its data centre by as much as 80 per cent. Using a super-performance Dew Point Cooling system, developed at the University’s Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies, Hull City Council has saved over £50,000 in electricity cooling costs, and has reduced its carbon footprint by 82.5 tonnes a year. The technology was first tested at the University’s Aura Innovation Centre…



Hull City is often referred to as “The Tigers,” or “The Hull Tigers,” but it recently came to my attention that the origin of the name was somewhat unknown. I decided to go back into the archives to see how the name came to be. Searching for the term “Hull Tigers” in the British newspapers I came across The Yorkshire Evening Post, dated Saturday April 13th 1907 listed the team as Hull City, but referred…


Packed programme to celebrate young local entrepreneurs for Global Entrepreneurship Week

The Youth Enterprise and Micro Business Team at Hull City Council are delighted to again be offering a packed programme to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2021, supported by Hull Culture and Leisure, John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank and Engaging Education. Global Entrepreneurship Week was founded 13 years ago to celebrate and empower entrepreneurs in every country and community around the world – especially those individuals who face barriers or may have never considered the idea…


How you make a Monster

When Frankie heard what she thought was her name being called, she turned to see a group of jeering children quickly scatter. . . Francesca Goldstein is tall for her seven years; dark eyes match her long raven black hair. Her skin is too pale, so Mama has taken to rubbing a dot of pink lipstick into each cheek to give them a healthy glow. Her nose is just a little too large for her…


Local housebuilder honours Hull’s veterans and volunteers this Remembrance Day

Barratt Developments Yorkshire East is honouring war veterans and volunteers from the Cottingham branch of The Royal British Legion, by donating gift hampers to the volunteers that deserve an act of kindness most this Remembrance Day.   To mark Remembrance Day on the 11th November, and to say thank you to the volunteers of the Cottingham branch of The Royal British Legion for their dedication and continuous hard work, Barratt Developments Yorkshire East has donated an…

Read more about the article Kingston Swimmers Go For Gold!
Lea Sibova

Kingston Swimmers Go For Gold!

After 18 months of pools opening and closing and finally opening again, Kingston Upon Hull swimmers proved that they have what it takes to keep focused and committed to their sport at the Yorkshire Swimming Association Winter Competition 2021. Over two weekends in October at Leeds and Sheffield the club welcomed an impressive haul of medals across a range of age-groups and events There were stand-out performances from some of KUHSC’s youngest swimmers, notably Lea…


Department for Education grant gives green light to Ron Dearing UTC expansion

Hull’s employer-led school, Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC), is delighted to have received approval and funding for exciting expansion plans. Ron Dearing UTC has been awarded a grant of just over £3.7m to increase its capacity by reconfiguring space in the school’s existing building and creating a hi-tech new Centre for Sustainability in Hull’s former Central Fire Station, adjacent to the school. Focusing on decarbonisation and renewables, the expansion will support the Humber’s growth…



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.…