Stoke-on-Trent City Council has defended the decision to spend nearly £190,000 on hosting the Olympic Torch.
Paul Shotton, council cabinet member for finance, said: "Out of the 14 areas in the region visited by the torch, our city received the largest injection of cash from the events.
"The celebration was a once in-a-lifetime event, it was the opportunity to showcase Stoke-on-Trent in the best possible light to a national and international audience, and it was vitally important that the event was treated with the significance it deserved."
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Monday will be misty with overcast skies bringing periods of mostly light rain or drizzle.
Largely cloudy and mild, with outbreaks of rain or drizzle in most places and extensive hill fog.
Further low cloud, mist and hill fog is expected with outbreaks of rain and drizzle throughout the night.