Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Maria Miller said it was brilliant news for Hull and everyone involved in the bid there.
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Much brighter than previous days this week. Decent sunny spells, large areas of cloud around North Sea areas
A few thunderstorms clipped Lincolnshire on Friday night, but they have now decayed and it should be mostly just cloudy on Saturday
It's goodbye to all that mist and low cloud from Sunday.