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Forgotten fish mural to be 'saved'

A forgotten fish mural by the artist behind Hull's giant Three Ships mosaic will be saved and relocated ahead of the demolition of the city's Albion Square site.

Hull City Council

Hull City Council said the work by Alan Boynson, which is located on one of the upper floors of the former Co-Op building, had been uncovered by workmen.

News of the mural's fate comes after it was announced the Three Ships mural will be demolished due to absestos contamination in the building.

A third geometric sponge print mural by Boyson also remains inside the building.

Our aim has always been to retain these incredible artworks where possible, so I’m delighted that we can confirm that it is possible to retain the fish mural."

Councillor Daren HalePortfolio holder for regeneration and economic development, Hull City Council
Threes Ships mosaic

Hull Fair: Woman flung from ride 'lucky to be alive'

A woman who was catapulted from a fairground ride has said she is "lucky to be alive" and wants the attraction to be "scrapped".

Jade Harrison

Jade Harrison, 21, suffered a broken jaw and facial injuries when she fell from the Airmaxx 360 ride at Hull Fair on 7 October.

She said she was angry after being "flown through the air like a ragdoll" yet fortunate she was not paralysed.

"I feel lucky to be alive, or to have come away from this without a brain or spinal injury which would have left me paralysed for life, so I do feel lucky in a way," she said.

"I think the ride should be scrapped, and if that happens then at least I've achieved something."

Airmaxx 360 ride at Hull Fair

Hull City Council and the Showman's Guild previously said they were fully cooperating with an investigation led by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Train operator Northern's franchise under scrutiny

Train operator Northern, which runs services across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, has been asked by the government to submit proposals suggesting how it can improve its service for passengers, or it faces being removed from the franchise.

Rail passengers
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During a Transport Committee session, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said he had issued a “request for proposals” as Northern's service had been poor.

In a statement on Friday, Transport for the North said it believed the franchise should be taken into public hands, via what’s known as an Operator of Last Resort (OLR).

The OLR is, on behalf of the government, currently in charge of LNER, the East Coast Mainline intercity franchise.

Mr Shapps told MPs he has asked train operator Arriva and the OLR for a “list of proposals” because the franchise “cannot continue delivering in the current delivery method".