Emma Hardy Calls In The Butterflies To Combat Climate Emergency

Emma Hardy Calls In The Butterflies To Combat Climate Emergency
October 22, 2019

A dramatic decline in insects in Europe has been recorded over the last few decades. Every study has shown falls in numbers, for example, recent research in more than 60 protected areas in Germany, showed flying insects have declined by more than 75% over almost 30 years. The same pattern can be found across the globe virtually wherever studies are undertaken.

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Absolutely Cultured Project To Bring Young People’s Visions Of The Future To Life

Absolutely Cultured Project To Bring Young People’s Visions Of The Future To Life
October 16, 2019

Throughout October and November, Absolutely Cultured are launching Model City, a ground-breaking new project, supported by NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group, that will co-create high-quality arts and culture with young people from across the city. The project will culminate in an outdoor event in the city centre in February next year.

The children of today will be the town planners, architects and decision-makers of the future and will decide how we live, what our cities and spaces look like and how we interact with them.

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Coffin Keepsakes – Regions Most Popular Requests Revealed In Survey

Chinese Takeaways To Pork Pies - Regions Most Unique Coffin Keepsakes
October 15, 2019

Hull residents are increasingly turning their backs on traditional religious funeral services, opting instead for diverse and sometimes eccentric celebrations of life, according to Hull Co-op Funeralcare.

A Chinese takeaway, a false leg and a Wizard of Oz costume have been revealed as some of the most unique items people have asked to be buried with, according to the UK’s largest report into funeral trends from the Co-op.

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FareShare Seek Volunteers In Hull For Christmas Food Collection

FareShare Seek Volunteers In Hull For Christmas Food Collection
October 15, 2019

Leading charities the Trussell Trust and FareShare are appealing to people in Hull to volunteer to help in the UK’s biggest food collection for people in need.

From Thursday, November 21 until Saturday, November 23 the two charities will be collecting food in Tesco stores across the UK during the annual Tesco Food Collection. They are looking for local volunteers to encourage shoppers to donate so that as much food as possible can be collected.

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Absolutely Cultured And British Council Launch New Bursaries

Absolutely Cultured And British Council Launch New Bursaries
September 17, 2019

The British Council, in collaboration with Absolutely Cultured, is launching an international mobility bursary for Hull-based emerging cultural leaders.

The funding will see £12,500 distributed as individual bursaries of up to £1,000 which are available to enable an international opportunity that will support professional development for emerging cultural leaders working in arts, education and civil society (including third sector, charities and community-based organisations).

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Northern Broadsides Present Quality Street And It Is Coming To Hull

Northern Broadsides Present Quality Street And It Is Coming To Hull
September 13, 2019

New Artistic Director, Laurie Sansom, today announced his first production for Northern Broadsides will be a revival of J.M. Barrie’s rarely performed farce Quality Street.

The production will open in February 2020 in Halifax, the home of Quality Street™ the UK’s most popular brand of chocolates. Barrie’s play was so popular in its day that it gave the chocolates their name.

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Pickering Road Community Orchard Gets Support Of MP Emma Hardy

Pickering Road Community Orchard Gets Support Of MP Emma Hardy
August 1, 2019

Pickering Road Community Orchard has been nominated for the UK’s Best Park 2019 and local MP Emma Hardy is encouraging constituents to support the park in a UK-wide vote organised by green space charity, Fields in Trust.

A total of 364 public nominations for parks and green spaces across the UK have been made – and 30 of these are in the Yorkshire and the Humber region – each one a much-loved part of its local community. Now it is time to choose the winners via an online public vote at www.fieldsintrust.org/best-park/yorkshire until noon on Monday 19th August.

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Winner Chosen In Prestigious Hull Flood Risk Design Competition

Winner Chosen In Prestigious Hull Flood Risk Design Competition
July 15, 2019

A winner has been chosen in an international flood risk design competition run by Hull City Council.

The prestigious RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) competition, called Living With Water, asked architects from across the globe to produce innovative and practical design solutions to the flood risks facing future development in Hull.

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Rapist Mark Scott Sentenced For Series Of Sex Attacks On Women

Rapist Mark Scott Sentenced For Series Of Sex Attacks On Women
June 26, 2019

 A former prison officer who was found guilty of nine counts of rape and one of attempted rape of six different women has today been sentenced to a total of 28 years at Hull Crown Court.

Mark Scott, 34, formerly of Daville Close in Hull was found guilty last month of the offences which dated back to 2005 and stretched over a period of 13 years. 

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Makeover Returns Garden Village Shopping Centre To Former Glory

Makeover Returns Garden Village Shopping Centre To Former Glory
May 31, 2019

Queensway Properties have completed the external rendering of Grade II listed Garden Village Shopping Centre, the UK’s first renovation project to receive approval for this type of work from local Councillors.

Following concerns the building was going to rack and ruin, directors of Queensway Properties have worked with local councillors to agree on a solution to overhaul parts of the external brickwork which had crumbled away, creating damp inside the property and leaving parts of it uninhabitable.

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Fit4DogsUK Employee Shortlisted For People in Business Award

Fit4DogsUK Employee Shortlisted For People in Business Award
May 17, 2019

A Fit4dogsUK employee has been shortlisted for an award at the 2019 Hull & East Yorkshire People in Business Awards.

Competing against the best talent in the region, Zofia Thompson, Canine hydrotherapist at Fit4dogsUK has beaten the competition to make the official shortlist for the First-class service award.

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FREEDOM FESTIVAL – Get Ready For Five Days Of Wonder

FREEDOM FESTIVAL - Get Ready For Five Days Of Wonder
May 8, 2019

Hull’s award-winning international Freedom Festival, an established fixture on the national and international cultural calendar. It will return for its 12th year in 2019 with an extended and audacious arts programme spanning five days.

In an extraordinary celebration of art, community and humanity, artists and audiences from Hull and around the world will once again converge on the city, transforming it into a world of wonder, to feast upon a world-class programme of art and a festival as unique as the city to which it is anchored.

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