Britain's newest cities celebrate as Reading misses out
Published: 15 Mar 2012 11:001 comment
BRITAIN'S newest cities are celebrating after piping Reading to the post yesterday.
Reading missed out on its third attempt to become a city. The honour was awarded to Chelmsford in Essex, Perth in Scotland and St Asaph in Wales.
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