BBC Look North

Whilst watching BBC Look North, I found some stories more interesting than other due to how they were covered.

One of the stories I particularly liked was one about Hull Truck Theatre having special shows for hearing impaired people. I like the way this story was presented because at first, viewers were shown a snippet of people performing on the stage doing sign language with a screen behind them with word from the script on. Then after showing the visual side of the story, the reporter began to do a voice over to explain what was actually happening. In a sense, the reporter draws the audience into this story by making them be in the audience at the theatre.

Another story I liked was one about a footballer who had claimed on Twitter that racist comments were made towards him during a football match. There was a lot of different things to see visually with this story, which made it more interesting to watch. For this story BBC showed the post from Twitter, an interview with another footballer talking about it and the people playing football.

The stories I didn’t like on the news were the ones that covered court cases. This is because there was a lack of visuals and there was a lot more voice overs used. For example, there was a story that covered the fire in Club Valbon and the only things viewers were shown were 3 still images of the club. This makes me, as a viewer, feel distanced from what has happened. However, it’s understandable that you cannot cover a lot when it comes to ongoing court cases.

Year 1, first news day

Video: New car park to be built in Hull city centre

A car park has been planned to be ready for people to use in Hull city centre by March, writes Danielle Hayes.

The pay and display car park will have 258 spaces and will be ideal for people visiting businesses in the heart of the city. This is going to be located on St Stephen’s Square, next to Tesco.

Hull City Council currently own the empty piece of land and they have teamed up with Car Parking Management Ltd to create the car park. Planning permission was granted at the beginning of the month.

Car Parking Management Ltd posted about their plans on Facebook, they said: “[It will be] an ideal place to park for city centre shopping, Hull Truck Theatre, the KC Stadium and nearby hotels and businesses.”

Video: New car park to be built in Hull city centre

HDM News Story – Hornsea Nursery

MP Graham Stuart officially opened a new community room at Hornsea Nursery School.

Mr Stuart, the MP for Beverley and Holderness, cut the ribbon with help from four pupils on Friday 22 January.

The new room is being used as a teaching space for pupils aged between two and four years old.

It has an interactive area inside which will help children learn language and communication skills.

It will also be available for parenting courses on subjects such as healthy eating as well as for coffee mornings.

To create the new room the school raised £90,000 through fund-raising activities, the school budget and some financial support from the local authority.

Mr Stuart said: “It was an absolute pleasure to be able to congratulate the school on this development and to have the honour of cutting the ribbon to open officially the new room.

“The Head, Clare White, showed me the new 3D Immersive Space and Sensory Experience, which is a great new addition to what the Nursery School has to offer. I could see how much the children enjoyed school with their enchanting performance of songs, story-telling and miming.”

HDM February Stories


This month’s theatre production at Floral Hall is Wizard of Oz.

The show will be available to see from 17th until the 30th February at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £7 for adults and £6 for concessions.


A charity concert will be held at Floral Hall to raise money for Hornsea Nursery School and Rotary Club charities.

Tre Amici will be the headlining act with support from other locals.

The event takes place on Friday 26th February and doors open at 6.30pm.

Tickets cost £10 and are available from Vernon Gallery, Floral Hall Café and Box


Beverly Road

A Led Zeppelin tribute band will be playing at O’Rileys to raise money for charity.

All of the profits made on the night will go to KIDS which is a charity that supports local disabled children and their families.

The event will take place on Friday 5th February at 7pm until 11.45pm.

Entry fees cost £5 in advance or £10 on the door.

Tickets are available from KIDS office, O’Rileys, Disc Discovery and Hull Box office or you can call Claire Hook on 07821004815.

Online News Story

Mappleton’s All Saints Church Plans to Raise Money


All Saints Church

The residents in Mappleton are aiming to raise up to quarter of a million to improve their church’s facilities.

Parish Councillor, Kim Baish, is determined to make a change to All Saints Church. He wants to make the church more friendly and welcoming by fixing the clock, adding insulation, changing the seating and lighting, upgrading the kitchen and adding some toilets.


Parish Councillor, Kim Baish

Mr Baish Said:

‘To do this church I would estimate that you will be looking of a figure of about £200,000-£250,000 to do everything that needs doing and to bring it up to a good state of repair so that you can think it will be very good for the next generation’.

The main focus on the church is for the clock to be fixed, the Parish Councillor said:

‘The mechanism is completely broken so we’ve got some quotes and we’ve raised quite a lot of money towards it being completed’

‘That will be lovely to hear it chiming because quite a lot of people in the area look to the clock’

‘It will be really nice to see it working’

For the clock to be sorted out, £15,000 needs to be raised. Kim Baish has already raised £5000 on his own, in the last 8 months, and he has been promised £10,000 from Withernwick Wind Farm. However, he still wants to raise some more money on his own.


To raise the money for the grade II listed building, Kim Baish has come up with some ideas for later in the year. One of the main ideas he has is to have a cycling fundraiser that all of the community can take part in, cycling around the area.

All Saints Church has been through a lot in history. It was thought to have existed in 1086, and it has survived bombings from World War 2. Kim Baish has been a Parish Councillor for 15 years.

Watch the interview with Kim Baish here:


Location: Mappleton, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU18 1XS

News Story 1

Hull Girl Plans to Skydive for Charity


Katie North

A student from Hull has signed up to go skydiving to raise money for St Gemma’s Hospice.

Katie North, who studies at Leeds Beckett University, decided to get involved with the charity’s skydiving event after they visited and asked students for their help. The 19 year old was already looking for ways to help out charities, to improve her CV for her future, and when she found this opportunity she thought it was perfect for her.

Ms North said: ‘I thought why not do a skydive because it’s a more entertaining way to raise money’.

The Leeds charity often holds several skydiving events, as well as other fundraisers, throughout the year to help fund their care for people with life limiting illnesses. Target Skysports is the main skydiving company the charity team up with, who are based at Hibaldstow in North Lincolnshire.

To raise awareness, Katie North said: ‘I’ve put a link on Facebook, i’ll be using word of mouth and I’ve got a link on Virgin Money so people can donate online’.

The aim for Katie North is to raise £350 for her skydive that takes place on the 9th March. However, not enough people have made donations yet and she still needs to raise £235 for the charity in the next two months.

Ms North said this isn’t the only charitable thing she wants to do, and she is still on the hunt to help and raise money for other charities.

‘I want to do more volunteering work, I don’t necessarily know which charities I would be doing it for’.

To help and make a donation, visit and search for Katie North.

Or to get involved with the fundraising event, visit and book your skydive. There are a limited number of places for the event dates, and once you book your place the charity will send you a sponsor pack which tells you what to do.