Businesses encouraged to invest in Hull

A prospectus is being launched for Hull city centre, designed to attract big brand names in the retail, leisure, food and drink industries to the city, as well as independent investors who recognise Hull's unique potential.

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Tourism boost for Hull

Hull received a record 5.1m visits last year, according to new figures. Research commissioned by Visit Hull and East Yorkshire says total trips have risen 6.4 per cent since 2012, making the local visitor economy worth £274m.

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Businesses support #LoveHullHateLitter

Fourteen city centre businesses have taken part in a big litter pick today, to mark the start of the #LoveHullHateLitter campaign – with several more lending their support in other ways.

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Stuf to reveal high-tech secrets to customers

A city centre business which has become the first call for people seeking repairs for broken gadgets is planning to offer a free DIY service after moving to bigger premises.

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Grants available for Old Town businesses

New and existing businesses in Hull's Old Town are being offered the opportunity to apply for a share of £800,000 in a grant scheme between Hull City Council and the Humber LEP.

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Businesses celebrate at HullBID awards

Businesses throughout Hull city centre came together to celebrate their achievements at the third edition of the HullBID Awards.

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Get involved with City of Culture!

Local producers, manufacturers, suppliers, creative organisations and other businesses based in Hull, Yorkshire and Humber are being given the chance to play a significant and highly visible role in Hull 2017 UK City of Culture.

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Tea Shop celebrates year of trading in Indoor Market

The Great Tea Blender (AKA The Tea Shop) celebrates its first year of trading in Trinity Indoor Market on Saturday 7 May. And Marion Ring, who runs the shop, is doing more than just putting the kettle on to mark the occasion.

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Thank you for voting yes!

We are pleased to announce that HullBID has been elected for a further five years, with 517 of the 646 overall vote cast.

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Closure of Carr Lane

Carr Lane will be closed to buses for four months as vital work to reconstruct the damaged carriageway takes place as part of Hull City Council's major public realm programme.

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Focus on...Hems Sew Soon

A tailor whose career has taken him from trucks to trousers is looking to expand a little, 10 years after launching his own business. The first shop in Holderness Road thrived so he has now opened a second branch on Carr Lane.

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