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More return visits to Hull because of City of Culture

The Blade – an installation of a large turbine blade in Hull city centre – pulled in the crowds Credit: PA

City of Culture events have seen people paying more return visits to Hull, according to a survey.

The People's Panel questionnaire found almost nine out of ten people were going into the city centre more frequently.

Half of those said there was more of a buzz in Hull because of City of Culture, while a quarter said it felt more family friendly.

About 60 per cent of residents said disruption caused by the £25m regeneration of the city centre had been worthwhile.

The number of people responding to the poll who said they were spending evenings in the city had almost doubled in the past year.

Council leader said: "The city centre has been transformed into a place that residents can be proud of and hundreds of thousands of visitors have enjoyed since Hull started its tenure as UK City of Culture in January.

"Footfall has exceeded all expectations and is bringing new audiences into the city."

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