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Hull's Woodford leisure centre revamp to go ahead

Woodford Leisure Centre Image copyright PAul Harrop
Image caption The extension will include a new pool and sauna

Work on extending a leisure centre in Hull is to begin in October, the council has confirmed.

The £6m project at Woodford Leisure Centre, approved last year, includes a six-lane swimming pool, changing facilities and a sauna.

The plans are going ahead despite the Labour-run council saying in July it needed to find £30m in savings by 2020.

The council said the installation of new technology would reduce running costs.

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The centre will close to the public on 30 September with work on the extension due to be completed by early 2018.

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