City Urged To Help Fast-Track Hull’s Route Towards Electrification

City Urged To Help Fast-Track Hull’s Route Towards Electrification
September 7, 2020

Residents and businesses in Hull are being asked to support the final push in a long campaign to electrify and upgrade the railway lines from Hull to Selby and Hull to Sheffield.

If successful, it could cut journey times from Hull to Leeds from 57 minutes to just 38 minutes, and Hull to Sheffield from 86 minutes to just 50 minutes.

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NHS Want Residents To Be Prepared For The Bank Holiday Weekend

NHS Want Residents To Be Prepared For The Bank Holiday Weekend
August 26, 2020

Hull and East Riding residents are being reminded which NHS services are available to them this bank holiday on Monday 31 August 2020.

If you need medical help, the NHS is here for you – Urgent Treatment Centres (UTC), out of hours GP services and some pharmacies across Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire will remain open. GP practices and most pharmacies will be closed on the bank holiday.

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New Resources To Help Children Returning To School

New Resources To Help Children Returning To School
August 20, 2020

New resources have been developed to help children returning to school life.

HeadStart Hull, along with Barnardo’s, has consulted children of primary school age to find out about their concerns, and helped to address these in new guides; Stepping into Secondary School and Returning to School Life After Lockdown.

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Daisy Appeal Urges Supporters To Take To The Roads For Virtual Events

Daisy Appeal Urges Supporters To Take To The Roads For Virtual Events
August 11, 2020

A charity which is working to establish an internationally renowned scanning centre in the Hull and Humber area is urging cyclists and runners across the region to show their support in two major fundraising events.

The Daisy Appeal, which is planning to open a Molecular Imaging Research (MIR) Centre at Castle Hill Hospital early next year, is targeting the My Prudential RideLondon cycle challenge and the Great North Run to boost its bid to raise £8.2m.

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Taxi Monopoly Forces Hull Drivers To Create New Trade Association

Taxi Monopoly Forces Hull Drivers To Create New Trade Association
July 17, 2020

Faced with what is being called a ‘virtual monopoly’, taxi drivers in Hull have banded together to form a new Hull Drivers Association (HDA).

The not-for-profit association has been set up by members of the city’s licensed taxi trade to protect the interests and the welfare of every licensed taxi driver in Hull, which is now dominated by just two main private hire taxi firms, Drive and 82.

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Free Webinar To Support Employers With Workforce Drug And Alcohol Issues

Free Webinar To Support Employers With Workforce Drug And Alcohol Issues
July 10, 2020

A free webinar will advise employers as their workers start to return work and the signs of increased use of alcohol and drugs throughout lockdown affect the company.

Generis is a service set up by The Alcohol and Drug Service to work with a variety of organisations around the UK who have identified a problem with alcohol (and drugs) amongst workers, particularly in safety-critical industries.

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Luxury Car Entrepreneur Gears Up To Create PPE Face Masks For Vulnerable

Luxury Car Entrepreneur Gears Up To Create PPE Face Masks For Vulnerable
July 1, 2020

An East Yorkshire luxury vehicle cleaning entrepreneur has turned his premises into a PPE workshop using his tools to create face masks to donate to care homes and pharmacies in need.

Harry Hall, who is the founder and managing director of Attention to Detail (ATD), has teamed up with his firm’s paint protection manufacturer to create specialist face shields to protect vulnerable people from the Coronavirus pandemic that his hit the UK this year.

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Law Firm Webinar Will Respond To Rising Number Of Redundancy Questions

Law Firm Webinar Will Respond To Rising Number Of Redundancy Questions
June 30, 2020

Redundancy procedures resulting from – and in some cases delayed by – the Covid-19 lockdown will come under the spotlight next week as a leading law firm takes its seminar programme online for the first time.

Rollits, which has offices in Hull and York, will offer guidance to help businesses avoid the pitfalls of making staff redundant and ensure they act fairly and within the law.

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Viola Trust Issues Lockdown Challenge To Artists And Writers

Viola Trust Issues Lockdown Challenge To Artists And Writers
June 24, 2020

The Viola Trust, which is working to bring the Viola trawler back to Hull from her current location on the beach at Grytviken, South Georgia, has issued a lockdown challenge to artists and writers to create their interpretation of the ship and its remarkable history.

The Trust is inviting entries now for The Viola Trawler 1,000 Words Competition, drawn from the famous quote that a picture is worth a thousand words.

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Beverley Skincare Doctor Contributes To Book On Scarring

June 23, 2020

After over a decade of writing scientific papers for academic and skincare industry journals, a respected Beverley skincare doctor has contributed to a book on scarring.

Dr. Katerina Steventon wrote an article on ‘Scarring and The Epidermal Barrier’ in the book ‘Scars, Adhesions and the Biotensegral Body’ that was edited by Jan Threwartha and Sharon Wheeler and published by Handspring Publishing.

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Local Young People Being Urged To Access Mental Health Service

Local Young People Being Urged To Access Mental Health Service
May 19, 2020

Children and young people living in the Humber and North Yorkshire areas are being encouraged to use a free online mental health and emotional wellbeing service if they need support during Mental Health Awareness Week (18th-24th May) and beyond.

People aged between 11 and 25 in Hull and East Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire, and North Yorkshire can register to use Kooth – a free, anonymous online counselling and emotional wellbeing service which can be accessed using a computer, smartphone or tablet device.

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Local NHS Warns People Not To Fall Victim To Health-Related Scams

Local NHS Warns People Not To Fall Victim To Health-Related Scams
May 13, 2020

Criminals are continuing to use the COVID-19 pandemic to scam the public and organisations. They are targeting people looking to buy medical supplies online, sending emails offering fake medical support and scamming people who may be vulnerable or increasingly isolated at home.

Reports from the public have included online shopping scams where people have ordered protective face masks, hand sanitiser, and other products, which have never arrived and a number of cases have been identified where fake testing kits have been offered for sale.

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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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Urgent Fundraising Appeal To Support Charities In The Community

Urgent Fundraising Appeal To Support Charities In The Community
April 16, 2020

Local charities helping the most vulnerable in North and East Yorkshire during this global crisis are being supported through grant-giving by Two Ridings Community Foundation.

While the Foundation’s Coronavirus Community Fund total is approaching £1million, £500,000 of which is new donations raised over the past month, more is needed and the Foundation is making a plea to anyone who can to help by donating to the appeal. 

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Free Online Mental Health Support Service Launched To Help Children And Young People

Free Online Mental Health Support Service Launched To Help Children And Young People
April 2, 2020

A free online mental health and emotional wellbeing support service has been launched to help children and young people living in Hull, East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.

People aged between 11 and 25 in these areas can now register to use Kooth, a free, anonymous online counselling and emotional wellbeing service which can be accessed using a computer, smartphone or tablet device.

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Dove House Hospice Struggles Through Crisis Times

Dove House Hospice Struggles Through Crisis Times
March 19, 2020

Well-loved and much needed local charity, Dove House Hospice are appealing to the community of Hull and East Yorkshire to do what they can to support the hospice during these difficult weeks and months.

The outbreak of the Coronavirus in the UK and the impact of the Government’s guidelines to keep everyone safe and reduce the spread of the virus is having a hugely negative effect on Dove House who provides specialist care to local people living with a terminal illness.

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