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Swansea Bay aims to build on culture bid legacy

Swansea losing the UK City of Culture 2017 bid to Hull is a "bitter disappointment", the city's council leader has said.

David Phillips told BBC Wales News there was nothing wrong with Swansea's bid and said they would not let the good ideas "slip through their fingers".

And in a little swipe at the winners, he said people who lived in Hull "had to have something to look forward to".

Swansea, Dundee and Leicester all made unsuccessful bids for the title.

UK Culture Secretary Maria Miller announced the winner early on Wednesday morning.

Despite the disappointment, the area hopes to build on the work involved in the bid.

Cemlyn Davies reports.

Culture bid 'bitter disappointment'

  • 20 Nov 2013
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