Bigger Stadium & Casino Bid - Tuesday 12th of April 2005

Plans to extend the KC Stadium's capacity to 35,000 and to develop a new hotel and leisure complex on the site have been submitted to the city council.

The joint development by the Stadium Management Company and American-based casino operators Isle of Capri includes an 11-storey complex featuring a 400-bed hotel, conference centre, casino restaurant and bars.

The scheme also includes changes to Anlaby Road, including widening part of it to allow for a new access route to the stadium site.


Bid to lure boys

EAST HULL: Detectives are investigating after two nine-year-old boys said a stranger tried to lure them into his car.

The boys were riding bikes in Deben Grove, east Hull, when a man aged between 30 and 40 pulled up in a light-coloured car and invited them to get in.

The boys told police they said "no" and rode away. The car was reported to have driven off towards Wansbeck Road.

Police said they are treating the incident as "suspicious" and are appealing for anyone with information about the incident, which happened at 6.30pm on Thursday, to call them on 0845 6060222.


Prescott intruder

EAST HULL: Police were called to Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott's home after reports a man had climbed over the gates.

A Humberside Police spokesman said officers responded after the man got into the East Hull MP's garden shortly after noon yesterday and banged on the back door.

He ran off when police arrived.


Bus pass advice

HULL: Pensioners wishing to take advantage of the free bus travel scheme being launched tomorrow are reminded they will not need to apply for a new bus pass.

Hull City Council today stressed people aged 60-plus and those who are registered disabled can continue using their existing passes but will just not need to pay.
 

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