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Liverpool says it can deliver an innovative vision for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images. Liverpool has launched a bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games after the government called on UK cities to formulate plans for how to stage the event after it emerged in March that Durban in South Africa could not afford to hold them. In 2014, Glasgow hosted the event at a cost of around £550m and the Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson said two weeks ago that he expected the 2022 version to cost more. However he felt the boost to the local economy - around £52m in Glasgow – would make it worthwhile. The city’s bid team said on Twitter that they would “be unv... Full story

21 April