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is all from the BBC News at six. On BBC One we join the news teams where

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you are. The UK City of Culture 2017 is Hull.

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A day of celebrations as Hull is named City of Culture 2017. What

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that sums up is the passion and desire and hunger for this city to

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have it. I'm live in Hull where the

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celebrations show no sign of stopping.

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Outside the city, no`one thought Hull could do it but people in Hull

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believed. We'll celebrate our arts like it is meant to be. At one time

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they put us down as the forgotten city. Now we are something. As the

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news broke, congratulations came in from celebrities across the world.

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Congratulations Hull, you did it. So proud. An unsettled night to come

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but the further outlook shows sitled weather to come. All those details

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follow in 15 mins. It is the day that Hull came under

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the international spotlight as the winner of City of Culture 2017. So

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often bottom of the league table, today, the city came out on top.

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Tonight, we'll have reaction from our reporters in the city and also

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in Westminster. We look at how Hull fought off competition from

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Leicester, Dundee and the favourites, Swansea Bay, to clinch

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that title. Also a look a ead to what winning will mean for people of

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the city. Today Martian the end of a campaign that's lasted almost 12

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months and ended with a simple announcement in London early this

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morning. Here's Anne`Marie Tasker with that moment and reaction from

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Hull. The UK City of Culture 2017 is Hull. The faces said more than any

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words could. People in Hull were elated to hear it chosen as the next

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City of Culture. It will bring 1500 cultural events to the city and the

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promise of millions of pounds to boost the economy. To think there's

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more people around the UK and worldwide, they'll see people of

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Hull for who they are. We are proud people, we deserve it. We got the

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result we wanted. The amount of support we had from the people, the

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judges could have looked at that and thought this will mean most to them.

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Around the city, people listened eagerly for the result. Yeah, we've

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got it. Fantastic for the town. We always new we'd do it. Young people

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looked forward to 2017. Hull's become a multicultural society. That

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is a big part in us winning the bid. So proud we've this determination

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and everything everyone's put in. Some students had even built a

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culture bomb to celebrate the city's new status. It is the people of Hull

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who give it its culture. More to come. Head judge Phil Redmond and

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Culture Secretary Maria Miller arrived in Hull to see the city

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itself. Hull have three years to finalise their bid. They have an

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amazing team of partners, involving the local business in some of the

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funding. It is also about getting people in the community involved

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too. That is really the power of the bid here and why it will be a great

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success. And these are some of the people

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sharing that success. They started celebrating at 7.45am. And they

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haven't stopped since. There's a real sense of excitement and pride

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here. It looks like this party is going to carry on going until 2017.

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What a day. Anne`Marie is at the bid team's celebration party they are

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having tonight. How will Hull gain then from this title that they've

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won today? Peter, it's not just the sense of

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pride this has given everyone in the city. There are real financial

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gains. Hull City Council expects the city of culture to generate ?184

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million in extra tourism spending over tif years. And in a city with

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one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, it expects it

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to create 7.5,000 jobs. It will have a real impact on the people working

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in the cultural scene of the city. Including Mark Wigan who creates the

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club Museum of club culture. What difference will it make when we get

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the city of culture? It will make a huge difference to our scene and the

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whole area. This cultural regeneration here in Humber Street.

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It will bring in bigger artists? It will bring in local, national and

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international artists. We want some really big cutting edge cultural

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experiences for people. And you expect many more young people to

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come here now? The legacy of this will be art students, design

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students will stay in the city and set up their own businesses here

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rather than going to bigger cities like Leeds and Manchester. It will

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incould you bait a new of artists. Thank you for joining us. With all

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the national news coverage this story created, there will be many

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more people who may not have known where Hull was this morning but

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certainly will tonight. That will be one party.

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The news has been welcomed by politicians on all sides, including

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the Prime Minister. Hull's MPs had been energetically lobbying for the

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city of culture title. Time Iredale is in Westminster at the moment.

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What's been the reaction down there? Everyone's delighted as you can

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imagine. David Cameron said it would be a fantastic tonight for Hull. It

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is a cliche, but local MPs say this really could be a game`changer for

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the city and its economy. This has been the day when our nation's

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capital city has paid particular Ute to the future `` tribute to the

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future Capital of Culture. The Gloom of Westminster disappeared

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as Hull's MPs heard the news they'd been hoping for. The UK City of

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Culture 2017 is Hull. It lifts the morale. It makes other

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cities and places around the country and around the world see what we've

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known already. Hull is a great city. Chock full of culture. Huge

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confidence boost to the people of Hull. Let's home lots of people We'd

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like to know what you think about Hull winning the title. What type of

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cultural attractions you'd like to see. How do you think it will change

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the city. Your thoughts now. The e`mail address:

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Still to come: How Hullness helped to win the city of culture 2017. A

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year of events across the city. We'll hear from the man in behind

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the bid about what happens now. Thank you for watching. Tonight's

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photograph is of blank any church. It proved to the judges that the

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city really wanted this title. Our Business Correspondent Paul Murphy's

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been taking a look at how and why the campaign worked. The video

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promoting Hull's bid has been watched by tens of thousands of

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people around the world. It is just one part of how the internet has

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brought an exciting new dimension to the City of Culture competition. I

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think we won this because we've proven we need it and we've proven

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we want it. The social media bit is, yes, we want this. On YouTube,

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Facebook and Twitter, the determination behind the Hull bid

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has been hard to escape. Hull's campaign to win this title has been

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a mass parities pace event much on social media where you've needed

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nothing more than a mobile phone to take part. Has the bid even

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benefitted from a bit of divine intervention? Sr Katherine has been

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busy campaigning for Hull. I have my Facebook and Twitter, and my emails.

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I have my Skype as well. In this day and age, you have to do Facebook,

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Twitter. I even tweeted the Pope. This map shows social media activity

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around Hull's bid at lunch time today. From Jakarta to Jamaica, a

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community united behind this campaign. I don't think we were

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favourites to win. I was delighted when we did. I think it was that

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deciding factor that made people think, wow, this is not only a

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strong bid but people are really supporting that.

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It is known as an end of the line city. But in the online world,

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location no longer matters. Hull has come out of the shadows with some

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style. Amazing. Amongst all the prays for the bid team today there's

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been special recognition for the people who live in Hull. They've

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been praised fortheir support and sense of Hullness which helped win

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the title. We've been looking at what Hullness means and the journey

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to the City of Culture. The word Hullness kept being thrown at me.

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The golden rules of Hull. Don't pretend you're something you're not.

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Don't think you're better than anybody else. Don't shout about it,

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get on with it. We are Hull, Hull, Hull. The other three cities put

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strong whizzed forward. Hull was the one that would Ben fit most from

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getting this. If that's what won it for us, what is Hullness? It is

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about the people, really. Nobody comes through here, you feel pride

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in it. People who've never been here have a lot to say which is pretty

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negative. We band together. Hull is a good place. We've had a lot of bad

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press over the years with unemployment and everything. I still

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think Hull people pull together. Now they'll need to. The city has three

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years to deliver what's been promised for Hull 2017. 265 days of

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activities of cities, galleries and music venues city`wide. 25

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festivals, including the Freedom Festival and new events celebrating

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architecture, cultural identity and 12 artists installed all rooted in

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Hull to bring art into people's homes and to its landmarks. So what

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could it do for the city? If you look at what Liverpool and Glasgow

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did, they've transformed their cities. That is what we are trying

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to and will do. A bitter city. A city people visit. Culturally more

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diverse. And increase employment. Together, Hull's recent culture

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events have given this city the freedom to dream with the hope there

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will be regeneration amid the fireworks.

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The man who led the successful bid is Andrew Dixon. He's with me now.

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Good evening. Congratulations. Thank you. How do

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you feel? I feel really proud for the people of Hull. It is not me

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that's led it. It is Hull that's led it. It has been a fantastic team

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that went to Derry. People were doing the tweeting. The artists who

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came up with the ideas, the city. University. A great team effort. How

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much of this bid was won by the people of the city. Their backing.

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Watching the film in enormous numbers. Watching the film. The

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other three didn't have this? We had to have a really strong serious bid.

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Tackling social and economic issues. Celebrating the strength of the

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city. At the end of the day, there are things which clinch these. It is

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about passion and people. 70,000 people watched that film on YouTube.

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16,000 people followed us on social media. It is just been fantastic.

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Phil Redmond, chairman of the judges, said to me you mentioned

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Hullness every third word when you were pitching last Thursday. What is

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Hullness to you? Hullness is being quietly proud. We are not Lippi like

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Liverpool. You wouldn't have said that to Phil Redmond a week ago! ?

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We are proud of what we do. Hullness has gotten a bit louder of thor. We

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recognise we take the brick bats but bounce back. Tell me about Karen

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Oakwood? She was on the panel? We had a terrific panel. Graham

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Chester, Steve Base. And more. Karen came to one of our workshops, the

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first one, she stayed with the bid all the way through. When we put the

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team together I wanted to take someone who was rooted in the

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community. Karen walked in the shoes of the people of Hull. She helped us

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clinch this bid. Phil said this puts Hull forward as the most compelling

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case, as a city coming out of the shadows. Will we come out of the

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shadows? I think we will. I lived here for five years, people said

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from Hull, hell and Halifax people deliver us! That's 400 years old.

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Hull's been scarred by it. It has been written off. This is the chance

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for Hull to shine. People will realise what Hull's done. Thank you

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very much. You've made us very proud.

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Now the main headlines: An independent inquiry's ordered into

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the scandal that's engulfed the Co`operative Bank. Paul flawers

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faces allegations of drugs, pornography and male prostitution.

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And celebrations as Hull is named the 2017 City of Culture. Tomorrow's

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weather, cloudy in places at first. Brightening up. Top temperatures 8

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Celsius. That's 46 Fahrenheit. Response coming in not surprising.

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Alan says "well done Hull. About time the city was recognised as a

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warm and friendly place." I am from Hull but live in Brittany. When I

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told ex`pats my city was a candidate for 2017 City of Culture title they

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fell about laughing. They are not laughing tonight." . Julia says "man

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congratulations to the team who made this happen. How much nicer if the

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city had been given its full title you can City of Culture Kingston

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upon Hull." There had to be one! Dave says." Congratulations, could I

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suggest for the benefit of those who live south of the Humber Bridge that

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the Humber Bridge tolls are scrapped in 2017 so we can join the

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festivities." . Loads of messages. Thank you for all of those. It has

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been an absoluly amazing day. Thank you to Andrew for joining us. Let's

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end tonight with some reflections of an important day for Hull. The you

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can's City of Culture for 2017. See you tomorrow. Good night.

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The you can City of Culture 2017 is Hull! Cheering People out there need

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to see us for who we are. Tall and proud. People will come to Hull. It

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will improve tourism. It will celebrate our arts like it is meant

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to be celebrated. One time they put us down as the

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forgotten city. Now we are something.

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Con grate ewe loadilations Hull, you did it. There's a lot of Heart n

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Soul here. It is all about the people of Hull. They are the

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I'm Nigel Slater, a cook. And I'm Adam Henson, a farmer.

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all back in touch with where our food really comes from.

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You asked me to grow some durum wheat to produce your pasta.

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