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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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Race is on for City of Culture

Those bidding for City of Culture status will be considered by an independent advisory panel.

It's hoped that the winning location will see a boost in visitors and future investment.

The panel will decide on a shortlist which will be announced in June.

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey MP said: "The competition brings together communities and creates economic and social benefits and I am pleased to see so many local authorities and different partners coming together. I wish all eleven the best of luck.”

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