The torch relay was a huge logistical challenge.
Without council efforts in managing thousands of road closures, recruiting a small army of volunteer marshals, setting up safety barriers and managing crowds, cleaning up after the cavalcade and handling a vast range of other issues, it simply wouldn't have happened.
The cost to each council could be affected by many things. Few, if any, meaningful conclusions can be drawn by comparing expenditure on an issue with so many variables.
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Any early cloud will break, with some sunny spells developing during the morning.
Generally cloudy with fairly persistent rain through this evening.