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What is it that makes Hull city centre a fantastic place to shop, to eat and to have fun, as well as being able to source all kinds of professional services?

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New paving around Hull Venue

The council’s £25million transformation of the city centre’s public realm is to receive an extension, including the remaining part of Carr Lane, Anne Street, South Street, Paragon Street and Chariot Street.

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Year of Exceptional Audiences for Hull Truck Theatre

Hull Truck Theatre has released figures as part of its annual report, which highlights the overwhelming success of their Year of Exceptional Drama for Hull UK City of Culture 2017. Key findings include record figures on audience attendance, community engagement and financial activity.

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City centre venues reap the benefits of Hull 2017

Two in five visits in Hull in 2017 were made to Hull Culture and Leisure (HCaL) venues, new figures have shown.

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Investment opportunities at Fruit Market

Traditionally, investing in property can be expensive, precarious, stressful and hard work. This is no longer the case thanks to Prople, which owns luxury apartments in the Fruit Market and offers shares at just £2,000 each.

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New SEGA machines in Princes Quay arcade

Superbowl UK Hull’s amusement arcade has been transformed into a SEGA Prize Zone. Part of a UK-wide agreement with SEGA Amusements International, the move will see £300,000 invested in the Prince Quay site, with some games exclusively available before general release.

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Craft beer shop adds to independent traders in Victorian arcade

A couple have delivered on their dream of building a business based on a passion for beer tourism after opening their first shop in a Victorian arcade in Hull.

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Ferens Art Gallery gains principal sponsor

Ferens Art Gallery has gained a new principal sponsor to support a fantastic 2018/19 programme, meaning it will continue to host the best of national and international exhibitions.

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Old films get extended screenings at museum

Two screenings have been added and an exhibition extended as part of a film project delving into the rich history of Hull.

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Woolly Zoo comes to Hull History Centre

One of Hull’s most exotic historical attractions has been recreated – entirely from wool. Spring Bank Zoological Gardens is coming back, to Hull History Centre, including a 6ft giraffe.

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Focus on...Fruit

A planning application has been lodged for the repair and redevelopment of 61-63 Humber Street which houses Fruit, including the creation of a new, purpose-built and sound-proofed multi-arts performance venue, accommodated partly within and also extending to the rear of the building.

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