Young Women Encouraged To Pick Up The Tools Of The Trade

Young Women Encouraged To Pick Up The Tools Of The Trade
May 13, 2020

It’s no secret that the construction sector is male-dominated. According to the UK’s Construction Training Board (CITB) the proportion of women working in skilled manual labour is just 2 per cent.

Tackling the diversity divide in Hull, women employed at KWL want to encourage young women to follow in their footsteps into the trades.

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Double Baby Camel Arrival At Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Double Baby Camel Arrival At Yorkshire Wildlife Park
May 13, 2020

Life continues behind closed doors at Yorkshire Wildlife Park where staff in lockdown are celebrating a double arrival –  the birth of two Bactrian camel calves. 

The calves were born only days apart in April and are sure to be favourites with visitors when the park reopens. 

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£2.5M Road Improvement Scheme Set To Start In Region

£2.5M Road Improvement Scheme Set To Start In Region
May 8, 2020

Work is due to start on a £2.5million road improvement scheme across the East Riding which will help to prevent potholes.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s highways maintenance team will begin work on its annual road surface dressing scheme as part of essential works being carried out during the coronavirus lockdown.

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ArtWaves Festival Launches Wants Photos Capturing Pandemic Life

ArtWaves Festival Launches Wants Photos Capturing Life In Lockdown
May 6, 2020

ArtWaves Festival is proud to be launching a photographic call out to the region for images that capture people’s experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The festival is seeking to build an online gallery of submitted imagery from those in self-isolation, lockdown, key workers and any other experiences that could be shared to create a snapshot of East Yorkshire life during this time.

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£3K The Target For Hull Man’s NHS Charity Cycle From Edinburgh

£3K The Target For Hull Man's NHS Charity Cycle From Edinburgh
May 6, 2020

Hull’s Robert Murray has so far received more than £1,400 in pledges for NHS charities as he puts his final plans in place for a post-Coronavirus Lockdown charity cycle ride from Edinburgh to Hull.

Restrictions and social distancing measures allowing,  Rob, 30, aims to hit £3,000 making the 265-mile two-day ride with two close friends, Spencer Sharkett and Shane Spenceley, who also want to do something to show their appreciation for the country’s front line health workers.

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East Yorkshire Poultry Business Helps Hull Charity

East Yorkshire Poultry Business Helps Hull Charity
May 5, 2020

One of Driffield’s biggest employers is lending its support to people in East Hull by donating chicken to a food poverty charity.

Middleton on the Wolds based Soanes Poultry is making a free weekly delivery of chicken to Hull-based EMS that works with residents, community groups and local businesses in Hull, East Yorkshire, North and North East Lincolnshire to alleviate food and fuel poverty.

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Rollits Advises On Update To Guidance On Coronavirus In The Workplace

Rollits Advises On Update To Guidance On Coronavirus In The Workplace
April 29, 2020

Care home operators are among the employers being advised by a regional law firm to be aware of the latest Government guidance on illness and death of employees linked with exposure to coronavirus in the workplace.

Rollits, who have offices in Hull and York, say the pandemic places specific responsibility on employers under RIDDOR – the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013.

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Hull Property Agent Confident On Market Recovery

Hull Property Agent Confident On Market Recovery
April 29, 2020

The effect of any financial crisis is first reflected in the property market. A Hull property agent has been monitoring the situation, whilst sharing knowledge between experts up and down the country.

He believes from the experience of previous recessions, Hull’s market could make a quicker recovery than the rest of the UK. 

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Medically Vulnerable Advised Not To Go Out To Collect Prescriptions

Medically Vulnerable Advised Not To Go Out To Collect Prescriptions
April 24, 2020

Hull Helpline can arrange delivery of medicines for vulnerable people who have been identified as being at higher risk of serious illness from coronavirus.

Residents who fall into this category, and who have no friends or family who can collect a prescription for them, can contact the Hull Helpline and a volunteer will collect it from the pharmacy.

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Cock Of The Walk Cuts Through Red Tape To Supply Hospital With PPE

Cock Of The Walk Cuts Through Red Tape To Supply Hospital With PPE
April 22, 2020

A Savile Row-trained tailor has turned her talented team and their mean machines over to making much-needed PPE after cutting through the red tape of NHS procurement.

Gill Long, the owner of Cock of the Walk, is confident of producing 250 surgical gowns a day with her international staff of six working variously from home and from their tailors shop in Grimston Street, Hull.

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Law Firm Based In Hull Racks Up Donations For Charity Partners

Law Firm Based In Hull Racks Up Donations For Charity Partners
April 21, 2020

A law firm which launched a double charity drive after setting up an Employee Forum has handed over the proceeds to the first good causes to benefit from the scheme.

The team at Rollits are now preparing to announce details of its selected charity for 2020-21, which will reap the rewards of fundraising activities starting next month.

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