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Medway towns formally enter city status race

Thu 2 June 2011, 2:44 pm

Medway Council has submitted its bid for the Medway towns to gain city status.

Rochester - one of the Medway Towns

The council’s bid document says that the population of Rochester, Strood, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham is bigger than 20 existing UK cities.

The honorary title will be granted to just one town as part of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, with the winner expected to be announced in February 2012.

Sourced from BBC News


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