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Birmingham celebrates St Patrick's Day parade

More than 80,000 people lined the route of Birmingham's St Patrick's Day parade on Sunday in what is believed to be the biggest event of its kind in the UK.

The city, which has a large Irish community, has hosted an annual St Patrick's parade every year since 1996.

Birmingham Library is being lit up in green over the weekend to mark the city's Irish connections.

Len Cale, from the organising committee, said: "It's the day when the city goes green and other cities go green with envy."

  • 17 Mar 2014