Homestead Store added to Paragon Arcade's array of independent traders

An artist who works to capture some of the familiar faces of Hull city centre in his line drawings is now venturing into business to showcase his work with his own homeware and gift shop.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hull hosts tour operator familiarisation visit

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hull hotel recently hosted a group of tour operators in partnership with Visit Hull and Steve Reed Tourism.

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New fleet and a new era for Hull Trains

After months of driver training and behind the scenes preparations, Hull Trains welcomed the first of five state-of-the-art, bi-mode trains into Paragon Interchange.

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Evaluation report highlights UK City of Culture impact

City and cultural leaders have welcomed the publication of an independent evaluation of Hull’s year in the spotlight as UK City of Culture 2017, which confirms the continuing impact the title has had on the city.

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Thousands flock to see the wonders of the Sistine Chapel at Hull Minster

An exhibition showcasing the wonders of the Sistine Chapel has been hailed as a major success, attracting 35,000 people to Hull Minster.

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Keyzo expanding at the double after opening second office

A business which specialises in software for the aviation industry is on course to almost double the size of its team after completing a move to a second office.

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Couple serving up a second helping with opening of Artemis Greek Taverna

A couple who created a dining sensation last year in Hull are hoping to make an even bigger impact with the launch of their new venture in the city centre.

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Building begins on showpiece Arco head office in Hull’s Fruit Market

Construction has begun on the largest development of its kind in Hull for more than half a century.

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'Meet the makers' as Paragon Arcade launches festive programme

A Victorian arcade which has become a hub for independent retailers will kick off an array of festive activities with its alternative Christmas lights switch-on this week.

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Kitchen jazz sessions expand to entertain diners

A performer who has been presenting cool jazz shows in the confines of her kitchen is now bringing talent from around the world to the classy surroundings of one of the best restaurants in Yorkshire.

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