Property Conversion Paused As Owners Open Doors To Puffins Galore

May 16, 2022

Work on converting a former radio studio into high-end office space and apartments has been placed on hold after the arrival in the building of a colony of puffins.

The birds may be fibreglass rather than flesh and feathers, but they appealed to Rachel and James Murray’s passion for culture and have brought work to a standstill at their site, The Boathouse offices, next to Hull Marina.

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Number of Children Offered First Choice Secondary School Increases

Number of Children Offered First Choice Secondary School Increases
March 2, 2022

The proportion of Year 6 children in the East Riding who have been awarded their first preference of secondary school for September 2022 has risen again this year to 97%.

Parents and carers across the East Riding, as well as nationally, will find out which secondary school their children will attend in the next academic year, which starts in September.

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MBE For Former Beverley High School Student

MBE For Former Beverley High School Student
January 1, 2022

A former Beverley High School student who works globally to help governments tackle challenges including pandemics, terrorism, corruption, war crimes and modern slavery has been awarded the MBE for services to international trade.

Helen Gibson, Managing Director of Agencia, credited her family and colleagues for their part in earning the honour, which recognises the company’s activities in some of the world’s trouble spots.

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The Culture Train Tour Rolls Into St Mary’s This Saturday

The Culture Train Tour Rolls Into St Mary’s This Saturday
November 20, 2021

The Culture Train Tour 2021 is once again bringing a taste of the Hull music scene to communities in East Yorkshire after being derailed by the pandemic in 2020.

The fifth and final date of this years tour brings musicians to play at St Mary’s in Beverley on Saturday 27th November with a lineup of Diddie Hair, The Cox Brothers, Jackson D, The Quicksilver Kings and Ruth Scott and James Wood of the Late Night Marauders.

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WISHH National Elf Service Appeal returns for 2021

WISHH National Elf Service Appeal returns for 2021
November 19, 2021

A charity appeal to ensure hospital patients could still enjoy Christmas despite the Covid pandemic is being repeated this year after being billed as a roaring success in 2020.

Generous members of the Hull and East Riding community rallied together to support the WISHH National Elf Service Appeal, which ensured Covid-safe gifts could be bought for babies, children and the elderly spending time in hospital over Christmas.

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It’s A Double As Brothers Build On Family Tradition To Open A Second Bar

It’s A Double As Brothers Build On Family Tradition To Open A Second Bar
October 18, 2021

Two brothers who followed their father into the pub trade have overcome cynics and staff shortages to open a second bar in their home village in 14 months, creating nearly 30 jobs in the process.

Chris and Simon Leahy admitted they were taking a gamble with plans to open Raph’s Lounge so soon after the launch in August last year of Cassiel Bar and Kitchen, which is across the road in Cottingham, East Yorkshire.

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Housebuilder Supports Local Teenage Cancer Trust Hospital Unit With £1,000 Donation

Housebuilder Supports Local Teenage Cancer Trust Hospital Unit With £1,000 Donation
October 16, 2021

A local housebuilder has donated £1,000 as part of its Community Fund initiative to the Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Unit, a dedicated care facility at Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham. 

The chosen cause, Teenage Cancer Trust, is a world-class cancer service for young people in the UK, providing life-changing care and support so young people don’t have to face cancer alone, and has developed a specialist Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Unit based within the Queen’s Centre at Castle Hill Hospital, close to the housebuilder’s Poppy Fields development.

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Festival Of Words – Back With Live Children’s Events For 2021

Festival Of Words – Back With Live Children’s Events For 2021
October 11, 2021

East Riding Libraries are delighted to announce a varied and exciting programme for their literature festival, The East Riding Festival of Words, which will be back with live events this autumn.

Puppets Plays and Storydays are back again with another entertaining puppet storytelling, this time of ‘Three little fish and the big bad shark’ by Ken Geist.

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