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Hull City boss Steve Bruce says his squad should enjoy their European adventure as the club embark on their first season in continental competition.
Friendlies against larger teams like Stuttgart have given the Tigers vital experience of playing abroad which Bruce hopes will help his team cope with the fixtures.
He was speaking to John Shires at Humberside Airport as his team prepared to fly to Belgium:
Halifax born wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft has won gold at the IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea.
Her time of 18.53 seconds was enough to hold back the competition but over a second slower than her world record time of 17.31 seconds set earlier this year.
Plan to transform one of York’s most recognisable buildings back into the City’s finest residential address have been unveiled.
St Leonard’s Place is an iconic historic Grade II* listed crescent, which together with the adjoining Grade II listed properties on Museum Street, were acquired by property company Rushbond Group in 2006. The whole building was previously occupied by City of York Council, which relocated to new offices last year, though it was originally built in the 19th century as elegant houses.
Rushbond now plans to restore the building to its former glory and a planning application to convert the building into five luxurious townhouses and 29 grand apartments is expected to be submitted shortly. In addition, a mix of six conversion and new build mews properties are planned for the rear of the main crescent.
– Cllr Alexander, leader of City of York Council
This is great news. The development of St Leonard's will mean an iconic building in York being put back into use in the way it was originally intended and after some time. I’m pleased also that the developers are keen to meet affordable housing commitments.
Steve Bruce says this week's Europa League opponents Lokeren are a "good side".
With less time than usual to assess upcoming ties, the Tigers boss has still had the Belgian side scouted and is prepared for their wide players who he says could pose a threat.
John Shires began by asking Bruce if he thought he could maintain the record of English sides not having lost to Lokeren in Europe:
Steve Bruce says he is confident in the depth of his squad as the Tigers set of on their second European trip of the season.
Should Hull City beat Belgian team Lokeren, they will have a hectic schedule of Premier League and Europa League fixtures, as well as domestic cup competitions.
Speaking at Humberside Airport before the flight to Belgium, Bruce said he was happy with his squad:
After an appeal for unwanted bikes was launched in June more than 60 have been donated by people to a bike recycling scheme which is aiming to give homeless people in Lincoln new life skills.
The course is intended to teach those involved new skills whilst boosting their confidence and self-esteem.
Adam Fowler reports: