• Winner Announced as Writing Competition Goes Global

Council updates walking and cycling maps to help people explore the East Riding

With the success of Team GB at the Olympic and Paralympic Games inspiring people to get active, East Riding of Yorkshire Council has reaffirmed its commitment to promoting walking and cycling, especially for shorter journeys. Team GB took home a combined haul of 214 medals from the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro earlier this year and this has encouraged further interest in cycling and keeping fit. To…

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Winner Announced as Writing Competition Goes Global

Winner Announced as Writing Competition Goes Global

Creative writers filled Hull Central Library on Saturday awaiting the big reveal for the Val Wood Prize 2016. Shortlisted writers for this year’s ‘Hull in 500’ competition attended the ceremony to read their stories and receive cash prizes, presented by Val Wood. As Hull’s award-winning author, Val Wood has sold an estimated 2 million novels worldwide and continues to engage her fan base with the annual release of romantic and…

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Access to Lloyd's gives Henderson clients extra scope

Access to Lloyd’s gives Henderson clients extra scope

Lloyd’s of London is a valuable name for the Hessle branch of Henderson Insurance Brokers Limited (HIBL). Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, HIBL is the only broker in Hull and East Yorkshire with direct access to the Lloyd’s specialist insurance market. The accreditation with Lloyd’s – which HIBL gained after starting to insure Humber shipping – enables the broker to provide higher risk cover that other insurers might not…

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Hull Fair waltzes into city

Around 300 different attractions ranging from hair-raising rollercoasters to hook-a-duck games are starting to arrive in the city ready for Hull Fair. The fair will be officially opened on Friday 7 October and will run until Saturday 15 October (excluding Sunday 9 October). During the coming days the bulk of the rides will roll up ready to be assembled next week and some have already begun work on the site…

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The Sky is the limit at the East Yorkshire Business Expo 2016

The Sky is the limit at the East Yorkshire Business Expo 2016

The East Yorkshire Business Expo was launched with an ‘Exhibitors Only’ networking day on board P&O Ferries on Wednesday 28th September. Local company and this years main event sponsors, Ditto 4 Design, took the opportunity to launch their new business service – Distant Images- drone photography and the exhibitors were given a demonstration of the drones capabilities and images were taken to launch the event. Local and regional businesses are…

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HULL : History of Kingston Square displayed through creative artwork

While construction continues on the Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC) and the extension of Hull New Theatre in Kingston Square, creative artists have captured the history of the area on a unique hoarding. The artwork, completed in Worship Street by Hull-based aerosol artists Spray Creative, displays a timeline of historic events and local buildings in the area, as well as iconic figures from Charles Dickens to Ron Dearing. Hull…

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Public encouraged to share their thoughts on plans for urgent care in Hull

Members of the public are invited to join NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) on Wednesday 5 October 2016, between 10am and 4pm at the Freedom Centre, Preston Road, Hull, HU9 3QB, to talk about plans for urgent health care in the city. Dr Dan Roper, NHS Hull CCG Chair, said: “When we speak with people about local healthcare they tell us they want to receive high quality care, as…

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New Audit Manager For 360

New Audit Manager For 360

360 Chartered Accountants has appointed a new audit specialist. Laura Drew, 25, who trained and qualified as a Chartered accountant at a global accountancy firm, has become 360’s Audit Manager.  She will be working closely with Founder of 360 and Audit Director Andy Steele as well as helping to train the apprentices on the popular 360 Apprenticeship Programme. Andy Steele said: “We are delighted that Laura has joined the 360…

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BRIDLINGTON : Jane McDonald, Making Memories, Live in Concert

Singer and TV star Jane McDonald, one of the nation’s favourite entertainers is returns to The Spa Bridlington, Friday 7 October, this time with her brand-new show! Jane presents an exciting and emotionally charged evening of music and laughter. Featuring many of Jane’s best loved songs and hits from her incredible career, including some of her own compositions and amazing medleys. Together with her fantastic musicians and backing singers Jane…

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Yorkshire Coast Brewery's new sportive hailed a great success

Yorkshire Coast Brewery’s new sportive hailed a great success

The team at Wold Top Brewery is celebrating the success of its inaugural sportive. The Sundown 60, initiated by the managers of one of Yorkshire’s most successful racing teams this season and hosted by the Wold Newton based brewery, attracted over 100 riders. The Sundown 60 was organised by Richard Baldwin and David Hought from Wold Top Actif Road Racing Team and started and finished at Hunmanby Grange, the home…

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Council moves a step closer towards reducing the risk of flooding

Cabinet have given the go-ahead for work to purchase land alongside Holderness Drain to reduce the risk of flooding to 1750 properties in East Hull. The purchase of this land from Crown Estates will enable the potential development of a multi-benefit nature reserve and flood storage scheme providing flood risk protection to homes in Bransholme and East Hull, by alleviating river and surface water flooding. The scheme will provide a…

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J Hart Prepares To Launch Exciting New National Partnership

J Hart Prepares To Launch Exciting New National Partnership

One of Yorkshire’s best loved bathroom and kitchen designers and installers, J Hart Plumbing and Heating, has announced a launch event in October to celebrate their partnership with Symphony, specialists in kitchen, bedroom and bathroom design. Symphony is the UK’s largest privately owned manufacturer of fitted kitchen, fitted bedroom and fitted bathroom furniture with a turnover exceeding £100 million. Their customers include private developers, social housing providers, hoteliers and independent…

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BRIDLINGTON : Poetry Scope returning to Bridlington schools

It’s one of the highlights of the annual Bridlington Poetry Festival, and Wordquake – East Riding Libraries’ unique literature project – is delighted to be bringing Poetry Scope back to local schools. It’s the fifth year of the innovative project involving eight schools across Bridlington, with MC/rapper and beatboxer Andy Brooks – aka Testament – and writer Christina Lewis hosting a series of intensive workshops over the next couple of…

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Sport England backs Goole Paddlers project

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has received an award of £8,610 from Sport England to deliver a project offering indoor and outdoor kayaking opportunities for young people in Goole – all free of charge. The Goole Paddlers Project includes outdoor sessions, run from the Yorkshire Waterways Museum, using the Aire and Calder Navigation. Sessions are led by qualified coaches, offering youngsters a safe, fun and interactive experience of being on…

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