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Dean Windass to become Tiger's Club Ambassador

Hull Tigers have announced that Dean Windass is to be become the club’s first ever official Club Ambassador.

Born and bred in Hull, Windass has been one of the most important figures in the Tigers’ history, making his debut in 1991 under then manager Terry Dolan.

He returned to the Tigers in 2007 following spells at Oxford United, Bradford City, Middlesbrough and Sheffield United.

In the last year Windass has returned to the KC Stadium to entertain guests in the corporate lounges on match days, and last December he travelled to India with club officials tor epresent the Tigers at the Barclays Premier League Live event.

His new role, from February 2nd, will see him representing the football club at local schools and community events as well as having increased responsibilities on match days and also assist the media department.

He said: “It’s a great honour to be an ambassador for Hull City. I’ve always had a special affinity with the club and always will do. I spent many happy years at the club and achieved some of my greatest sporting accolades whilst playing here, so I was delighted to be asked to take up this role."


Yorkshire poppy appeal reaches £3 million

For the first time ever, the Yorkshire Poppy Appeal has broken the £3 million mark.

Yorkshire poppy appeal reaches £3 million Credit: Press Association

It is the most money the campaign has ever raised at this point of the appeal and the British Legion think the success is partially down to the First World War centenary.

Building begins on 650 new homes in Hull

Work is now underway to build 650 new homes in Hull which is part of a £100 million15 year regeneration plan for the east of the city.

Hull City Council says the groundbreaking is a key milestone in the overall transformation of the area, which will mean more energy efficient homes for residents as well as a much better environment in which to live.

Councillor John Black from the city council said it was a great achievement for the community to secure the funding while Councillor Alan Gardiner said it was long over-due:


Shotgun stolen from parked van in East Yorkshire

Police in East Yorkshire are appealing for information after a shotgun was stolen from a parked van.

Officers say the Deerbolt shotgun was taken along with a shooting jacket when the window of the van it was in was smashed in the car park of the Star Inn in North Dalton on Wednesday 28 January at around 6pm.

Police say anyone with any information should contact them.

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