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Freedom Festival 2019!! Line Up Announced

Freedom Festival returns to Hull city centre this year from 28th August to 1st September 2019. Hull is no stranger to arts and culture and this summer, the annual Freedom Festival will use the city as its stage once again, in a way it has never done before. The festival programme has been revealed and…

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Every Mum Matters: Mental Health Awareness

Every Mum Matters is a new mental health awareness campaign for new and expectant mums in the Humber region –  Launched at the start of Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week (29th April–3rd May 2019), the campaign aims to support new and expectant mums and their families to be able to recognise symptoms of…

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Mumbler Review: Newborn Can Dance

Hull mum Anna went along to try Newborn Can Dance classes with her baby. She’s written a short review for Mumbler about how she found it……   Newborn Can Dance – Review for Mumbler by Anna Kirkland and baby Dan. Me and Dan recently attended Newborn Can Dance run by Janine and held at the…

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Mumbler Review: My Baby Can Dance Hull

I took my daughter to My Baby Can Dance classes when she was a toddler but she started school this year and I miss going! Hull mum Pauline has been out and about with her toddler reviewing some classes for me so I suggested she try My Baby Can Dance. She went along and has…

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The 28 Day Survey – Tackling Period Poverty

What makes a happy period? The 28 Day Survey is a new campaign to start conversations around women’s health issues – starting with the question, “what makes a happy period?” Following suggestions at the Hull Health and Wellbeing Board that up to 3000 (or possibly more) women in Hull will struggle to afford sanitary products, NHS…

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Tersano – Safe and Environmentally Friendly Cleaning

You are upstairs, your eyes are watering as you use the last bit of bleach on your shower. You throw the thick, plastic bottle in the bin and realise you need to run back to the kitchen, fight through the child lock and get a different bottle of disinfectant for the glass, which is also…

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Northwood Trail, England’s Fairy Sanctuary

Something new and very exciting is stirring in the Yorkshire woods, as the start of June sees the opening of a visitor attraction quite unlike any other. Nestled in a 100 acre wood at Buttercrambe, close to York, this woodland fairy sanctuary is the first of its kind in England, and it’s the latest inspiring…

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Get Your Skates on for Fruit Market Half Term Fun!

Skaters of all ages can strap on wheels to enjoy a pop-up roller rink in Hull’s Fruit Market this half term. The outdoor roller skating rink will be in the Stage @ The Dock amphitheatre from Monday May 27th to Sunday June 2nd 2019, with hourly sessions for skaters of all ages and abilities. While…

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Textiles, Clothing and Shoes – Where and How to dispose of them

Earlier this year I shared an article about how recycling bins are being contaminated by families placing the wrong items in them, notably in that article nappies (you can read about that here). Textiles are another one of the biggest contaminations found in the blue recycling bin in East Riding of Yorkshire Council area so…

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Mumbler Guide to Father’s Day 2019

This year Father’s Day falls on the 16th June 2019. Finding special things to do for Father’s Day can sometimes be quite tricky so here’s a handy guide to the events and activities happening across our area to celebrate Father’s Day – Mires Beck Nursery near North Cave have a Fathers Day Weekend event, including…

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