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KINGSTON UPON HULL SOUNDS 'TWEE AND SOUTHERN' CLAIMS DOC

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A historian from Hull University has joined critics of the council's campaign to ensure that the words 'Kingston up...
A historian from Hull University has joined critics of the council's campaign to ensure that the words 'Kingston upon' always precede the more common description of the city.

The Yorkshire Post reports (p1) that the authority's logos are to be changed and council uniforms, buildings and vehicles will be adorned with the title 'Kingston upon Hull City Council' to coincided with the authority assuming unitary status in April.

A spokesperson for the council said: 'It's the image of Kingston upon Hull which will be worked on rather than Hull. The name goes back almost 700 years.

'We feel the name Kingston upon Hull is a focal point for building up the image of the city.'

But Dr David Neave, reports the paper, says the move is 'very sad'.

'It's too much of a mouthful and it won't catch on.'

'Hull has an image as a northern city, a port with a lot going for it. Are they trying to make it sound like Kingston upon Thames, somewhere twee and southern?'

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