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Hull playgrounds set to go smokefree

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A scheme to ban smoking in 91 playgrounds across Hull is set to come into force today.

It is part of Hull City Council's drive to 'create a smoke-free generation'.

Several no-smoking signs are being installed at playgrounds in the city.

A similar scheme is already in place in Sheffield.

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Installation of new Solar Gate monument starts in Hull

Cranes have arrived at dawn to begin the installation of Hull's newest monument. The Solar Gate has been lifted into position in the city's Queen's Gardens. The metal sculpture, which has been described by some as looking like a cheese grater, will take several weeks to finish.

Hull City Council have been tweeting pictures with updates on its installation:

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