Which UK city would be most worthy of culture award?
Londonderry has been named the UK inaugural City of Culture. Is Londonderry worthy?
Supporters gathered in Liverpool to see the announcement broadcast live on BBC One's The One Show at 1900 BST. The competition follows the city's successful tenure as European Capital of Culture in 2008 which saw it host events including the MTV Awards.
It is expected that Londonderry will see economic and social benefits which could leave a lasting legacy although it will not receive any government funding.
Will the title UK City of Culture make a difference to Londonderry's economy? Did Liverpool benefit from its time as European Capital of Culture? Do you live in any of the competing cities?
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