People living in one of the most run down parts of Hull have given a cautious welcome to news it is to be regenerated after a two-year wait for funding.
Hull City Council announced that vital Government cash has finally been agreed to demolish and rebuild scores of empty houses in the Hawthorn Avenue area.
Most residents have already abandoned their homes - but those left behind say they're now little better than slums. Lisa Adlam reports.
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The Met Office issue wind and rain warnings for the region for the next 24-48 hours
Dry but cloudy overnight.
Christmas Eve which could be rather frosty and Christmas Day looks like being generally cold and dry, but cloudier further east