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Major New Sculpture By Thomas Houseago To Be Launched In Leeds

April 18, 2014
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The Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle, a partnership of Yorkshire’s four leading sculpture organisations, unveils a new commission by Leeds-born artist Thomas Houseago for the Yorkshire Festival 2014 outside Leeds Art Gallery on Wednesday 30 April. This is the first new work that the internationally-renowned sculptor has shown in Yorkshire and is directly inspired by his home city. Famous for his monumental and diverse works, Houseago’s sculptures resonate with children and adults alike. A learning and engagement programme, overseen by The Hepworth Wakefield, plays a major part within the commission. Now based in Los Angeles, Thomas Houseago’s visit to Joseph Beuys’ exhibition in 1983 at Leeds Art Gallery as a 12 year old was a catalyst in his development as an artist. Drawing on references ranging from Darth Vader, The Incredible Hulk, Greek mythology and stop-motion animator, Ray Harryhausen, to Henry Moore and Jacob Epstein, Houseago’s giant figures have volume, gravity and scale. The new sculpture Yet to be titled (Large Walking Figure) depicts a gargantuan, striding figure made from tufcal plaster* and iron, reflecting the frenetic bustle of the city’s urban landscape. This five metre tall sculpture will be situated outside Leeds Art Gallery on the plinth formerly occupied by Henry…

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Get Your FREE Compost Over 5,000 Bags Available

April 17, 2014
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East Riding of Yorkshire Council is giving out in excess of 5,000 bags of compost made from the garden waste and food waste residents place…

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Firefighters Urge Residents To Take Eggs-tra Care This Easter

April 17, 2014
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The Easter break is fast approaching and with the weather forecasted mostly dry and sunny, firefighters are urging those planning barbecue to take extra care.…

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Bake Off Final Hotting Up Ahead Of Saturday’s Final

April 17, 2014
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Things will be hotting up in the kitchen this Saturday (19 April) with the finals of a Bake Off competition run by East Riding of…

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East Riding Plays Host To European Study Visit

April 17, 2014
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The East Riding recently took the opportunity to showcase some of the excellent volunteering activity, which is taking place in its many voluntary and community…

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East Riding College apprentices win regional awards

April 11, 2014
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Two East Riding College students have won regional apprentice awards from the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI). Luke Burton, 18, from Dolly’s Autos of…

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Event Promoting Business Opportunities With The Local Authority Well-received

April 9, 2014
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More than 70 representatives from the East Riding’s business community attended a successful event at The Spa Bridlington last night to learn more about opportunities…

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Hull And East Riding Councils Must Do More To Help The Most Disadvantaged Children

April 4, 2014
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Graham Stuart MP has responded to new data showing that only a third of the most disadvantaged children in Hull and the East Riding of…

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MP Thanked for Saving Jobs in Local Holiday Parks

April 3, 2014
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Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, Graham Stuart visited Longmeadows Holiday Park in Withernsea in support of English Tourism Week running from 29th March…

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Major local employer marks first year in business

April 3, 2014
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Willerby based North Yorkshire and Humber Commissioning Support Unit (NYHCSU), celebrates one year in business this week. The organisation was created as a result of…

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Membership Soaring Upwards Says UKIP

April 2, 2014
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News that UKIP’s membership is continuing to rise, with the party now at an all-time high of 35,081 members, has been welcomed by prospective MEP…

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Charity Ball To Raise Money For Macmillan And When You Wish Upon A Star

April 1, 2014
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NHS North Yorkshire and Humber Commissioning Support Unit (NYH CSU) is hosting a charity ball on 5 April 2014 at York Racecourse to raise money…

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WOODMANSEY: FATAL ROAD TRAFFIC COLLISION

March 31, 2014
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Humberside Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision which occurred at approximately 0400hrs on Sunday 30 March 2014 on A1174, Hull…

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New Henderson Staff To Add To Superior Business Service

March 31, 2014
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Two new members of staff have joined the Hessle branch of Henderson Insurance Brokers. The specialist business broker says the appointments represent the company’s commitment…

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Wardens Fine Six For Not Clearing Dog Mess

March 31, 2014
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East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s dog wardens have fined six dog owners in the last few weeks for failing to clean up their dog’s mess.…

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Council Appeals Over Dumped Waste

March 31, 2014
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East Riding of Yorkshire Council is appealing for witnesses to 3 incidents of fly tipping after piles of asbestos, builders’ rubble and containers of engine…

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100 Day Countdown Begins To The Tour

March 27, 2014
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A major new international cycle race for Yorkshire, the official anthem of Yorkshire’s Grand Départ 2014 and a new marketing campaign to shine a spotlight…

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Partners Sought For New Film Exhibition Initiative Across The North Of England

March 27, 2014
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Cinemas, art venues and festivals are being encouraged to join a new network called Film Hub North (FHN) that aims to help bring specialised, British…

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Residents Invited To Have Their Say About Council Services

March 26, 2014
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East Riding of Yorkshire Council is inviting people to have their say about council services. The council launched its Have Your Say 2014 survey today…

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Decision By Siemens To Commit To The Humber Welcomed By Council Leader

March 25, 2014
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East Riding of Yorkshire Council has welcomed the news that energy giant Siemens has confirmed it will proceed with a £310 million deal to develop…

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Dogs Banned From Beaches During Holiday Months

March 24, 2014
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Dogs will be banned from four East Riding beaches from 1 May to make sure children, families and visitors can enjoy playing in the sand…

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MP Celebrates The Arrival Of New Defibrillator At Withernsea High School

March 22, 2014
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Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, Graham Stuart has today visited Withernsea High School to join staff and pupils to celebrate the arrival of…

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Abbots Walk Play Sessions In Cottingham

March 21, 2014
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Free sport and play sessions are taking place at Abbots Walk play area in Cottingham, near to Bacon Garth Primary School, every Monday from 3.30-5pm…

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Skidby Windmill Closed This Weekend

March 21, 2014
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Due to unforeseen circumstances Skidby Windmill will not be open on Saturday 22nd March and Sunday 23rd March. It is going to reopen normally on…

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Remarkable Successes For Local Food Network Members

March 21, 2014
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Directors and members of a pioneering East Yorkshire food network are celebrating after their members received an unprecedented number of awards at the prestigious REYTAs…

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