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Youngsters from a Leicester school have debuted a new song backing the City of Culture 2017 bid.
Children from Stoneygate College, Leicester, are hoping their song will give the city's bid a rousing send-off before it goes to the government to be considered on Monday.
The song was written by headmaster Paul Hitchcock, who wrote it using ideas from the school pupils.
Children from a Leicester primary school are singing their support for their hometown's City of Culture 2017 bid with the specially-written Anthem for Leicester.
The youngsters, from Stoneygate College, are hoping their song will give the city's bid a rousing send-off before it goes to the government to be considered on Monday.
The song was written by school headmaster Paul Hitchcock and was debuted in front of an audience for the first time today.
There are only two months left for Leicester to finalise its bid to become UK city of culture in 2017. It's one of a shortlist of four, competing for the title, which would boost the local economy by millions of pounds.
Andy Bevan has been to see how the bid team is getting on - and examines what the city has to offer, that could make it a winner.
Actor and director Richard Attenborough has said he is "delighted" that Leicester is in the running to be named UK City of Culture in 2017.
The city is one of four which has been shortlisted and will find out in November if it has won.
In a message to City Mayor Peter Soulsby, Lord Attenborough said: “I am utterly delighted that Leicester has been short listed.
“I remain passionately convinced as to the outstanding merits of the city’s bid and of their ability to deliver a uniquely dazzling year, commensurate with the thrilling opportunities that such an honour would confer.”