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Bids in for UK City of Culture

Four places in the South and South East have put their names forward to become the UK City of Culture in 2017.

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Hastings hoping for culture success

Hastings council has submitted a bid to be named the UK City of Culture 2017.

Council leader Cllr Jeremy Birch said: "The Hastings area is becoming a cultural beacon in the South East and nationally, and we have every justification aiming for the city of culture status in four years time. This town is on the way up; let the whole country recognise that."

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