Leicester will campaign to have the remains of King Richard III reburied in the city's cathedral, at the High Court in London.
Relatives of Richard III, whose body was unearthed in Leicester, have won the right to challenge plans to rebury his remains in the city.
Leicester Cathedral have revealed the remains of Richard III will be buried with honour beneath a raised tomb.
The University of Leicester has won an international prize for its media and communications work around the archaeological work that led to the discovery of Richard III.
Leicester won the Gold Award in the Science and Education category at the European Excellence Awards 2013 in Munich.
The organisers said:
"The impact of education and the discoveries of science have a major impact on how we view, and relate to, the world. This category rewards the cream of communications from the science and education industries."
After it was confirmed that the body found under the council car park was indeed the lost king the news knocked both the Superbowl and Beyoncé off the number one spot on Twitter.
The University of Leicester has won a Times Higher Education Award for the seventh successive year.
Their discovery of King Richard III under a Leicester city-centre car park, has earned them the award for 'Research Project of the Year', recognising innovative studies that have significant academic impact and capture public imagination.
The annual awards celebrate the achievements of higher education institutions in the UK and so Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor Kevin Sch?rer, at the University of Leicester, said:
"This award is fantastic recognition of the world class research and expertise at the University of Leicester...
...The astonishing inter-disciplinary detective work that led to the discovery and identification of King Richard III demonstrates the quality of expertise developed by the University."
More than 10,000 people have signed up to a new university course on England during the reign of Richard III
The free online course has been set up by the University of Leicester, and is taught by those who helped unearth the King from under a car park last year.
With the High Court battle over the reburial of King Richard III having been adjourned, the case is more open for public debate than ever.
ITV News spoke to members of the public, at the Last Plantagenet Pub in Leicester, to hear their views on the subject of where the fallen King should be reburied and why...
Some thought his reburial in Leicester would be good for local investment. Whilst others thought, that as a former King of England, he should be laid to rest at Westminster Abbey.
The legal battle over where the remains of Richard III will be buried has been adjourned.
Three High Court judges decided to adjourn the case to a later date because another party had joined the legal confrontation.
The remains of the last Plantagenet King were found buried under a car park in Leicester last year, and the plan was for them to be reinterred in a tomb in Leicester Cathedral.
But distant relatives of the King in York have brought a legal challenge to this decision. The Plantagenet Alliance claim the remains should be reburied at York Minister, as he wished.
The legal challenge consists of concerns that the Justice Secretary failed to consult before giving archaeologists at the University of Leicester license to excavate Richard’s body, and decide where he would be reburied.
Now the case has been adjourned so that Leicester City Council can be added to the list of parties being challenged by the York group.
The University of Leicester has received the Queen's Anniversary Prize for its work on the discovery of Richard III. The team from the University was praised for their long record of exceptional research, commercial archaeology and public engagement.
The prestigious biennial awards are part of the UK’s national honours system and are the highest form of national recognition open to a UK academic or vocational institution.
This is the third time in two decades that the University of Leicester has won the prize.
The archaeologists who unearthed and identified the remains of King Richard III under a Leicester city-centre car park, have written a book about the events surrounding the excavation.
Richard Buckley and Matthew Morris made the discovery after joining forces with Leicester County Council, and the book, entitled 'The King Under The Car Park', is set to tell the full story.
From the events leading to his death, right up to how they identified his skeletal remains, Matthew says: "The book reads like a detective story because it all happened like a detective story".
A £1.3million project to reinter the remains of King Richard III - which were dug up from beneath a Leicester council car park - has been put on hold by church officials.
The city's cathedral had submitted plans to have the monarch's remains reinterred in a special tomb by the end of next summer.
But the Cathedral Fabrics Commission for England has deferred its decision, throwing the timetable into doubt.
The cathedral say the commission has requested more information on "key aspects" of the scheme before it could respond.
Work on transforming Leicester's Cathedral Quarter begins today. The two and a half million pound project includes new gardens as well as the pedestrianisation of the Cathedral's surroundings to create a link to the under-construction Richard the third visitor centre.