Hull is UK City of Culture

Hull has won its bid to be UK City of Culture 2017.

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Report: Planning begins for Hull City of Culture 2017

The team that secured Hull's City of Culture win have got straight back to work today as they start planning how to turn their bid into reality.

There are now just over three years till the city's cultural calendar takes centre stage across the country - and organisers say around half the funding is in place. They're now busy raising more money and fine tuning the plans. James Webster reports.

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Hull plan City of Culture party

The team behind Hull's winning 2017 UK City of Culture bid have confirmed they are planning a public celebration for next month.

The event will be held in the city on the evening of December 12th.

They want as many people as possible to join the party in honour of Hull winning the prestigious title.

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Hull Daily Mail celebrates UK City of Culture win

The Hull Daily Mail have produced a special celebratory edition of the paper to mark the city being crowned UK City of Culture 2017.

A full wrap image showing the jubilation inside Hull's Truck Theatre on tomorrow's Hull Daily Mail. Credit: Hull Daily Mail.

The front page wrap features images of the ecstatic reaction from bid supporters hearing the announcement by Culture Minister Maria Miller.

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Bookies' odds on Hull

Hull is 1000/1 to become the most visited tourist city in the UK before its City of Culture tenure ends according to Ladbrokes.

The bookies are offering a series of special bets for Hull in celebration of the city fighting off fierce competition to be crowned, with 100/1 the price it beats all other UK tourist destinations for visitors without London in the same time frame.

Lord's message of congratulations

Lord Mandelson, High Steward of Kingston upon Hull, has given his message of congratulations to the city.

I am thrilled for Hull. It is thoroughly deserved and will give a huge lift to the city. I have felt it was going Hull's way for some time but there was always a risk of success being snatched away at the last minute. Hull will rise to the occasion and the great opportunity the city has been given.

– Lord Mandleson
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