Reading leads race for city status

Thu 2 June 2011, 2:48 pm

Reading is the bookie’s favourite to win the race to be granted city status next year as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubliee celebrations next year.

Reading's Oracle shopping centre
Reading: favourite for city status

The town formally submitted its bid this week, Reading Borough Council convinced that if successful it would bring economic, cultural and social benefits to the area, as well as providing a jobs boost.

Blackpool, which had also been among the favourites, pulled out of the running last week.

Sourced from BBC News


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