From the BBC report
Londonderry has been chosen as the UK’s inaugural City of Culture.
The announcement was broadcast live from Liverpool on the BBC’s The One Show on Thursday night.
Derry, which was short-listed alongside Birmingham, Sheffield and Norwich, will take the mantle in 2013.
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