York MP Hugh Bayley has been speaking to Calendar about the announcement to open the East Coast mainline to franchise bids.
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Jake Livermore, who joined from Spurs in 2014, has made 25 appearances for Hull this season and 104 in total.
The club is expected to make an official announcement in the next 24 hours.
Officers are keen to speak with anyone who saw two men behaving suspiciously outside The Picture House pub just before the fire began.