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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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UK City of Culture 2017 to be announced

Londonderry is the current UK City of Culture. Credit: PA

The location of the UK's next City of Culture will be announced this morning with Dundee, Hull, Leicester and Swansea Bay all in the running.

The winner can expect an economic boost from the accolade which is handed out every four years.

The current holder - Londonderry - has reported a 30% increase in hotel occupancy and has hosted events including the Radio 1 Big Weekend, The Turner Prize and the all-Ireland Fleadh which saw 400,000 people descend on the city over a week.

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