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City council on awards shortlist

Hull City Council has been placed on the shortlist for two national awards which recognise the success and achievements of local government.

The council will compete with five other authorities for the title of most improved council of the year.

It has also been shortlisted by a judging panel for place of the year, in the Local Government Chronicle Awards.

The panel will visit the city later this month, with the winners announced at a ceremony in London in March.

Hull City Council said recent achievements which had helped it make the most improved category included a reduction in crime and litter and improved GCSE results and recycling rates.

Council leader Carl Minns, said: "Improvements have been made across the council to ensure our residents receive the high quality services they deserve.

"To be shortlisted for these awards is recognition of the work that has been done by the council and our partners to give people positive hope for the future."

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