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Regional daily lands Fleet Street square on Monopoly board

A regional daily has become the latest newspaper to land the Fleet Street square on its patch’s version of Monopoly.

The Hull Daily Mail will receive the accolade on the Hull edition of the classic board game, following in the footsteps of a number of regional titles.

Last October it was revealed that the Colchester Gazette and Derby Telegraph would occupy the square in the Colchester and Derby editions respectively.

And earlier in 2016 the Stratford Herald was awarded the square after successfully campaigning for Stratford-upon-Avon to be given its own version of the game.

Hull Monopoly

The Hull edition is due to be released on 7 April and ties in with the city’s 2017 UK City of Culture status.

Other landmarks which will feature on the board include the Humber Bridge, the Ferens Art Gallery and Hull City Hall.

Ben Thompson, from Monopoly maker Winning Moves UK, told the Mail on Thursday: “Before today we had announced just one square appearing in the game and that is the Streetlife Museum, which is occupying the very trendy Angel, Islington square.

“Now we are delighted to announce that the Humber Bridge, the Ferens Art Gallery and Hull City Hall are all on and the Hull Daily Mail is on Fleet Street.

“In the best traditions of British journalism they have a scoop on their own story as we hadn’t planned on any more announcements until the week of the launch. Congratulations to all four.”

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  • February 21, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Great. The last thing the print industry needs is cheap housing and hotels being built on office space occupied by newspapers…

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