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Hull among four cities on 2017 UK City of Culture shortlist

Dundee, Hull, Leicester and Swansea Bay have made it through to the shortlist for the UK's next City Of Culture.

The locations were announced by Culture Minister Ed Vaizey after the independent advisory panel looked at 11 bids for the four-yearly accolade.

Hull is in the shortlist for the 2017 City of Culture.
Hull is in the shortlist for the 2017 City of Culture. Credit: Dave Higgens/PA Wire

Locations which failed to make today's 2017 shortlist list were Aberdeen, Chester, East Kent, Hastings and Bexhill-on-Sea, Plymouth, Portsmouth and Southampton, and Southend-on-Sea.

The winning City Of Culture will be announced in November with the victor expecting a major boost in tourism and investment.

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Boy, 3, dies after falling from block of flats

A three-year-old boy has died after falling from a window at a block of flats.

Emergency services were called to Denhead Crescent in Dundee at around 2.30pm today.

The boy suffered a serious head injury and was taken by ambulance to Ninewells Hospital in the city where he died a short time later, Tayside Police said.

It is understood he fell from the second floor of the building.

A force spokesman added:

Inquiries are ongoing to establish the full set of circumstances surrounding the incident.

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