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Leicester 'City of Culture' bid

Leicester has lost out in its bid to become UK City of Culture 2017. The announcement that Hull has made the successful bid was made this morning.

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BREAKING: Leicester loses out in City of Culture bid

Leicester has lost out in its bid to become UK City of Culture 2017.

The announcement that Hull has won the title has been made in the last few moments by Maria Miller, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, on The Green in Westminster.

Other cities shortlisted for the title were Dundee and Swansea Bay.

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