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Paterson hails city of culture success

Secretary of State, Owen Paterson, has congratulated Londonderry on being named as the first UK City of Culture.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Mr Paterson said:

When I was in the City last week I was hugely impressed by the quality of the bid to become the UK’s first City of Culture.

Those behind the bid have done a magnificent job and I congratulate them on this success.

For those who call this great place Londonderry and for those who call it Derry, they can be as one in their pride in this huge achievement”.

Published 15 July 2010