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Free meal for the needy at Beverley soup kitchen

A soup kitchen in Beverley is helping the homeless and offering free meals to those in need. Beverley Against Poverty was set up in a bid to combat deprivation in the town in January 2012.

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First home derby for Hull’s Angels Roller Dames

Hull’s Angels Roller Dames – or HARD have been preparing for their first roller derby in Hull. The girls will take on the Bruising Banditas from Halifax at the Bonus Arena. The roller derby will take place after a male head to head roller battle between Sheffield-based Inhuman League and Lincolnshire’s Rolling Thunder.

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Hull’s first nature reserve: Noddle Hill

Hundreds of people joined in the celebrations for the official opening of Hull’s first nature reserve. A fun day took place at Noddle Hill to mark its local nature reserve status. And it has been so successful that organisers are hoping that it could become an annual event.

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Request for Hull’s Sheriff and High Steward roles to return

Her Majesty the Queen has been asked to revive two historic civic titles associated with Hull. In 1973, the roles of Sheriff of Hull and the High Steward of the city were abolished when there was a shake up of the local government.

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Amazing kidney gift from the best man to the bride

Stuart Kilgannon has really proved himself to be the best man after he has pledged to donate a kidney to his best friend’s wife. Stuart stood next to Shaun Stefanovic and his now wife Leanne on their wedding day, and has made the decision to provide a literal lifeline to Leanne who suffers from kidney disease and needs nine hours of dialysis every day.

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Yorkshire Pudding test for Countryfile presenters

Yorkshire’s most famous delicacy has been put to the test at an East Yorkshire restaurant for the BBC’s Countryfile programme. The experiments at The Star @ Sancton were conducted to discover whether the traditional methods of making Yorkshire puddings are still the best. The popular show pitted science against tradition for the televised cook-off.

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Video sunglasses help cyclist keep dangerous drivers in his sights

Cyclist Simon Mason was unable to take any action after he was knocked off his bike on the way to work because he didn’t get the cars registration number. He is now making sure that that doesn’t happen again by wearing high-tech video sunglasses that will catch out inconsiderate drivers. The industrial chemist has been posting videos of dangerous drivers online and even passing them onto the police.

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Demolishment Plans for ‘Historic’ fish smoking house

One of the most prominent reminders of Hull’s fishing industry could soon be gone. The former fish smoking house in Subway Street that stands out among the modern factory units because of its distinctive, steeply sloping roof was last used 30 years ago. At one point there were dozens of smoking houses between the fish docks and Hessle Road, but the future of the o0nly surviving building is in doubt now that city councillors have supported plans to demolish it.

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Agoraphobic Woman Leaves Her House Thanks To Learning Scheme

A woman who was agoraphobic for 13 years can now enjoy days out with her family after taking part in an adult learning class. Melanie Turner, 39, from Hull, was afraid of the outside world before plucking up the courage to join a literacy class with Hull City Council’s Adult Education.

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Olympic Star Plays Sport With Families

Olympian Jonathan Edwards CBE joined families at a “come and try it” sports event. The day was held at East Park and Woodford Leisure Centre in Hull as part of the city’s National Family Week activities. The event encourages families to take part in Olympic-related sport and health activities. The Olympic triple jump champion and world record holder took part in an archery session, a question and answer session with young people and a basketball session.

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