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University of Leicester: 'Work is undisputed'

The University of Leicester says its work is 'undisputed' after the High Court ruled the University does have the rights to bury King Richard III's remain in the city's cathedral.

This is a victory for common sense and justice and it upholds the norms and agreed practice for archaeological excavations.

King Richard III received a Christian burial in Leicester over 500 years ago and it is only right, now that the Church where he was buried has been destroyed, that he is reinterred in the Cathedral in the same parish with honour and dignity.

The fact that the University of Leicester discovered the King through the expertise of its archaeological work and subsequent scientific investigation is undisputed.

– University of Leicester spokesperson

The King's remains were discovered buried under a council car park in Leicester in 2012 by archaeologists.

City Mayor: 'It is now in hands of Cathedral'

The Leicester City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby, said:

"After the frustration of recent months it is now in the hands of the Cathedral to make proper provision for the re-interment of Richard III, and that his remains would be laid in a tomb fit for a king."

Speakers at the King Richard III press conference, including the city's mayor (pictured fourth from left) Credit: ITV News Central

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Applause at Leicester Cathedral after reburial ruling

People inside Leicester Cathedral, including City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby, applauded the High Court's decision giving the University of Leicester the right to bury King Richard III's remains in the city's cathedral.

The King's remains were discovered buried under a council car park in Leicester in 2012.

King Richard III remains to be buried in Leicester

The High Court has ruled that the University of Leicester has the right to bury King Richard III's remains in the city's cathedral.

Skeletal remains of King Richard III Credit: University of Leicester

The King's remains were discovered buried under a council car park in Leicester in 2012.

Ledger stone for King Richard III in Leicester Cathedral Credit: ITV News Central

Relatives of King Richard III won the right to bring High Court proceedings to challenge where his remains should be buried, but now a judicial review has ruled that the King's remains will be reburied in Leicester.

More reaction to follow.

Leicester awaits King Richard III reburial decision

The media conference table ready for the announcement after 10:00am Credit: ITV News Central/Phil Brewster

This is the scene inside Leicester Cathedral where just after 10.00am this morning, the decision will be made on whether King Richard III's remains will be reinterred in the city.

Various city dignitaries, including the Bishop of Leicester, Rt Revd Tim Stevens & City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby, will give their reaction to the outcome of a judicial review, after calls from distant relatives of the last Plantagenet King for his body to be reburied in his home city of York.

High Court expected to give Richard III resting place decision

The High Court is today expected to give its decision of the judicial review which contested whether the Ministry of Justice should have given the rights to the University of Leicester permitting the remains of King Richard III to be buried in the city's cathedral.

Skeletal remains of King Richard III Credit: University of Leicester

The King's remains were discovered buried under a council car park in Leicester in 2012.

Relatives of King Richard III won the right to bring High Court proceedings to challenge where his remains should be buried.

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Royalty opens equine rehabilitation centre in Warwickshire

Zara Phillips unveils the plaque Credit: ITV News Central

Zara Phillips has been in Warwickshire to open an Equine Therapy and Rehab Centre, which is the first of its kind in the UK.

The Olympic equestrian unveiled a plaque at Warwickshire College's Moreton Morrell site to mark the occasion.

Riding at the college Credit: ITV News Central

The college has built the facility to help out with its courses in equine management, equitation coaching and equine therapy and rehabilitation.

The treadmill in use Credit: ITV News Central

The centre includes the only equine water treadmill in the country, which is used for helping a horse to full movement with only a low impact on the horse.

It also houses a hydrotherapy spa for lower leg treatment, and purpose built stalls for therapeutic techniques.

A horse having hydrotherapy Credit: ITV News Central
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