Thursday Dec 5
How Hull inspired Paul Heaton
"Trotsky wanted to move to the seaside." This is Paul Heaton's explanation for why, 30 years ago, he came to live in Hull, which was named UK City of Culture 2017 on 20 November.
The Northern Scot
Shy Dave finds a voice with The South
DAVE Hemingway may be at the forefront of a band with a multi-million selling history behind them, but it is not by choice.
Paul Heaton bans David Cameron from his pub for saying he likes The Housemartins
Paul Heaton, the Housemartins and The Beautiful South singer-turned-landlord, has barred David Cameron from his pub, describing him as an "imbecile".
Hull is a great working class city and deserves its title as UK City of Culture 2017
Paul Heaton arrived in Hull 30 years ago, made it his home and created two of its biggest cultural exports, The Housemartins and The Beautiful South Hull has a kind of end of the line humour as if it thinks no one is watching or there is nobody to impress.