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Swansea Bay loses City of Culture bid

Swansea Bay has lost out to Hull in its bid to become the UK City of Culture 2017. Dundee and Leicester, were also in the running for the prestigious title.

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UK City of Culture 2017 to be announced later

Swansea Bay is competing against Dundee, Hull and Leicester. Credit: MGB PR

The winner of the prestigious UK City of Culture 2017 will be announced later this morning at 07:45am.

Swansea Bay, along with Hull, Dundee and Leicester are all in the running for the prestigious title.

Culture Secretary Maria Miller recently told ITV News:

"The UK City of Culture scheme gives communities the opportunity to come together and to be able to really understand what makes them unique - that's the power of the scheme and I wish Swansea every bit of luck"

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