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civic centre

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcivic centreˌcivic ˈcentre British English, civic center American English noun [countable]  1 British English an area in a city where all the public buildings are2 American English a large public building where events such as sports games and concerts are held
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civic centreThe station was consciously designed to be a civic centre with a wide range of rooms including a theatre.The winners of the Sid Chaplin short story competition named after the Shildon-born writer were announced at the town's civic centre.Unfortunately, it forgot to plan for the needed new council chamber within that civic centre.They raided the main city bakery to dispense scones and cakes to workers at the civic centre.Tickets are £3.50 and available from the civic centre, the Mill House Leisure Centre or the door.Tickets can be bought on board or from the civic centre.The grand Victorian and Edwardian architecture of this period still gives the civic centre of Birmingham its character.
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