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Olympic Torch costs revealed

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has defended spending a hundred and ninety thousand pounds hosting the Olympic Torch - the most in the Midlands. The council says it was justified because of the boost to the local economy.

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Olympic Torch costs in Midlands revealed

Stoke-on-Trent spent the most on hosting the Olympic Torch in the Midlands Credit: Gareth Fuller/LOCOG/Press Association Images

Stoke-on-Trent City Council spent the most on covering the Olympic Torch in the Midlands.

The council spent £190,000 on hosting the Torch and says it was justified because it brought a boost to the local economy.

Northampton spent the least in the Midlands at just over £1,000.

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