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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Emergency services are searching for a teenager who entered the water at a lake in Stoke-on-Trent.
Dry tonight. Hot and sunny on Tuesday.
Dry, sunny and very warm. Light winds.