Celebrations in Derry
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Londonderry is named UK City of Culture

Londonderry has been named the UK's inaugural City of Culture at a special event in Liverpool.

Derry won the title ahead of Birmingham, Norwich and Sheffield.

The accolade could bring up to 3,000 jobs to the city and boost tourism.

It follows Liverpool's successful tenure as European Capital of Culture in 2008.

Culture minister Ed Vaizey announced that Derry had won in a live event in Liverpool.

  • 15 Jul 2010