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Hull is UK's City of Culture 2017

The winner of the UK City of Culture 2017 is Hull. The city's bid beat Dundee, Leicester and Swansea Bay for the prestigious award.

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Hull chosen as UK City of Culture 2017

Hull's bidding team has promised to deliver a "spectacular year of events". Credit: Twitter/ 2017Hull

Hull has been chosen as UK City of Culture 2017, the Culture Secretary Maria Miller has announced.

It had been competing against Leicester and Swansea Bay and Dundee for the title.

Ms Miller praised the three losing cities for the "time, effort and determination" they put into their bids.

She said: "I hope they will still take forward many of the fantastic ideas and events they had planned so that their communities can enjoy these innovative cultural plans."

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