HULL : Thousands available for Old Town businesses

New and existing businesses in Hull’s Old Town are being offered the opportunity to apply for a share of £800,000 in a grant scheme between Hull City Council and the Humber LEP. The Old Town Grant Scheme, which is run by the council, opens today. It is split into two strands. The first ‘business start up and expansion’ grant offers existing businesses the chance to apply for funding to expand…

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Popular collection cycles back into Streetlife

Hull’s popular Streetlife Museum is redisplaying over 175 years of local cycling history in time for the school summer holidays. The cycling gallery at the Museum contains rare early examples of cycles including a Hobby Horse reputedly used by the Reverend Joseph Coltman, of Beverley Minster in 1837. Bone Shakers and weird and wonderful experimental machines sit alongside iconic Victorian Penny Farthings. There are many bikes from the mid twentieth…

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BRIDLINGTON : ABBA Forever Live in Concert

Performing at The Spa Bridlington Friday 26 August, ABBA Forever is one of the UK’s leading International tribute Shows and theatre audiences from across Great Britain and Sweden have long enjoyed this superb recreation of possibly the world‘s greatest pop band. The unique Abba sound is replicated with an incredible attention to detail, using a six-piece band featuring electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards and piano, drums and bass guitar. Two…

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Wawne View Planning Application Given Conditional Approval

A planning application for 750 new homes in north Hull has been delegated to the City Planning manager for conditional approval following the resolution of flood risk/drainage matters by Hull City Council’s planning committee. The Wawne View development will be completed in two phases and could see up to 1660 homes built. The first phase has been given consent for 750 new homes to be built along with recreational facilities…

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GOOLE : A Grand Day Out at Goole Beach Day 2016

The fun of the seaside will return to Boothferry Road pedestrian plaza on Saturday, 6 August, from 10am-4pm, for Goole Beach Day. Its six years since the first beach day took place in the town and has gained significant support from local companies, with Business in Goole taking the reins to develop the event. Each year it has grown in size and popularity to become a much looked forward to…

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Parents Childcare Survey

Parents and carers across the East Riding are being asked for their views on whether current childcare provision is meeting their needs, including their experience of finding childcare during the school holidays. East Riding of Yorkshire Council has launched an on-line survey for parents and carers of children aged from birth to 14 years, or up to 18 years for children with a disability. The survey will help the council…

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Adult volleyball sessions this summer at Bridlington South Beach

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Sport, Play & Arts service are continuing their partnership with England Volleyball and North Riding Eagles Volleyball Club for the summer of 2016, starting this Thursday (28 July). Following the success of the East Riding Beach Volleyball Corporate Cup this year, informal Adult Volleyball coaching sessions will be held in Bridlington, aimed at building interest in adult participation in Beach Volleyball. Anthony Laffan from North…

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BRIDLINGTON : Champions of Rock

The Supreme Queen Concert Show’s Bohemian Rhapsody Tour at The Spa Bridlington on Friday 12 August. The authoritative Queen concert show celebrates the 40th anniversary of the most important single release in pop music history – Bohemian Rhapsody. Queen’s biggest hit climaxes an unforgettable night that superbly recreates the fun, musicianship and showmanship of the band’s legendary live performances. Join the ultimate musical journey through the decades. Back to when…

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HULL : Counties Compete For Cup At Costello

Costello Stadium in Hull will again host the Northern Inter County athletics competition on Sunday 7 August. The annual event for young and aspiring athletes aged under 15 and 17 are competing to win the Ken Oakley Trophy. Both track and field competitions will take place between 11.15am and 4.30pm and will be supported by officials to verify any records. Counties competing at the event will be Cheshire, Cumbria, Derbyshire,…

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National Playday returns celebrating the world of Roald Dahl

The big and friendly national Playday Festival returns to Queens Gardens, Hull on Wednesday 3 August. From 11am until 3pm, Queens Gardens will become an outdoor playground where children, young people and families having a fun filled day and take part in the annual celebration of importance of play in children’s lives. This year’s theme for 2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl – the world’s number…

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Celebrate The Past And The Present At Veterans Weekend

The eleventh Veterans’ Weekend will take place in Hull’s East Park on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July, between 10am and 5pm. The free family weekend will be a fantastic experience for people of all ages, recognising and celebrating the role of our armed forces both past and present. People will have the chance to meet veterans and experience what it was like in the 1940’s as well as meet…

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Artists invited to create artwork for the 2017 Open Exhibition

Professional and amateur artists from across the region will have the chance to display their artwork for the re-opening of Hull’s Ferens Art Gallery following its major refurbishment. Artists age 16 and above are being urged to get creative and prepare up to three pieces of art as the popular Open Exhibition returns for 2017, celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Work submitted will be considered by three external selectors: Dr Gabriele…

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Humber NHS Staff deliver mental health awareness talk to Withernsea Primary School pupils

Staff from Humber NHS Foundation Trust have delivered a series of talks about the role of the NHS to children aged between 7 and 11 years old at Withernsea Primary School. The talks were designed to give children a broader understanding of both the NHS and wider health issues, with one of the presentations focussing on mental health. Rachel Forsey works for the Trust as the team leader of the…

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New-look East Riding Community Covenant to assess the needs of the local armed forces community

Organisations involved in the East Riding Community Covenant (ERCC) are asking local members of the armed forces community, past and present, and their families to take part in a questionnaire to help assess any gaps in services to meet the needs of the local armed forces community. The ERCC is a statement of mutual support between the local community and its local armed forces community and has recently been fully…

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