The remains of Richard III are likely to stay in Leicester according to Ladbrokes.
Facts about the Northamptonshire born King, Richard III.
The history of King Richard III will be remembered today, as part of a medieval battle re-enactment, hosted by the University of Leicester.
Archaeologists in Leicester are planning another dig underneath the car park where the remains of King Richard III were found last August.
Another older tomb was also uncovered, but it had to be covered up before experts could investigate. They're now applying for permission to have another look.
King Richard the Third, whose bones were discovered in a car park in Leicester, could have undergone painful medical treatments for his spinal curvature, according to research from a University of Leicester researcher.
In the late medieval period, one of the cures for spinal curvature, or scoliosis, was "traction". Traction worked on the same principle on which “the Rack” worked as an instrument of torture.
The patient would be tied under the armpits and round the legs. The ropes were then pulled at either end, often on a wooden roller, to stretch the patient’s spine.
Richard III would certainly have been able to afford this expensive medical care – and his physicians would have been well aware of the standard “traction” methods for treating the condition.
A York MP has appealed for calm in the debate over where the remains of King Richard III should be buried after the Dean of York had to refer hate mail to the police.
Hugh Bayley MP says the Government needs to appoint an independent panel to rule on where the remains should be re-interred.
The debate appeared good-natured at first but, according to Mr Bayley, it has now taken a more sinister turn after the Dean of York, the Very Rev Vivienne Faull, until recently the Dean of Leicester, received such abusive letters she had to pass them to the police.
– Hugh Bayley MP, York Central
I received many letters and emails from members of the public about this, supporting burial in York.
Most are thoughtful and well argued and based on scientific facts but some are frankly inflammatory and talking yesterday to the Dean of York, some that she has received at the minster are so extreme that she has referred the correspondence to the police.
I would say to everybody: calm down. Let's all respect the memory of a former king of our country. Let's discuss where his remains should be put to rest in a dignified and sober way. We don't want to reignite the Wars of the Roses.
Nine of the monarch's descendants have called on the Government to return the remains of the king to York for a "formal and ceremonial" burial, while a petition calling for his remains to be transferred to the northern city has been signed by more than 23,000 people.
Mr Bayley said:
– Hugh Bayley MP, York Central
The decision should be taken on independent national advice and not delegated to archaeologists from Leicester who clearly support the Leicester cause. They would find it outrageous if the decision was delegated to people from York. We need the decision to be taken nationally, in the national interest by people who are independent of the vested interests of either York or Leicester.
The final resting place of King Richard III should be decided by an independent committee, the MP for York Central has claimed.
The remains of the monarch were discovered in a car park in Leicester last year.
He is due be re-interred at Leicester Cathedral next year despite campaigns to bring him to York.
– Hugh Bayley MP (Labour, York Central)
King Richard III did a lot for York and the North of England and during his life made arrangements to be buried here. He was not well treated in Leicester after his death and I think his soul would rest in peace back in York.
It is dreadful that some people are still fighting the War of the Roses. We should seek reconciliation, wherever Richard is reburied. I want the Government to set up an independent committee to decide how, where and when the reburial takes place, and to involve both cities and people from both North and South.
Eleven cities will compete against Leicester to be the UK's next Capital of Culture. They include Aberdeen, Chester, Hastings and Swansea.
Key figures from the arts, business and media in Leicester now have six weeks to prepare for the bid.
It's thought that the the discovery of Richard III's remains, the National Space Centre, The Curve, The Guildhall and the Golden Mile will all help promote the bid.
Leicester is going to bid to become the UK City of Culture in 2017.
The city is competing against Plymouth and Aberdeen.
It's thought that the National Space Centre, The Curve, The Guildhall and the Golden Mile will all help promote the bid.
The announcement comes just three weeks after it was revealed that a skeleton found under a car park in the city was that of King Richard III.
Leicester is to compete against cities including Plymouth and Aberdeen in a bid to be declared the UK City of Culture 2017.
Key figures from the arts, business and media now have two months to prepare the bid.
Two exhibitions about the life of King Richard III are opening in Leicestershire today.
The displays at Leicester's Guildhall and the Bosworth Battlefield Centre explain how he died and how he came to be buried in a council car park in the city.
Pupils at King Richard III Infant School are being taught about King Richard III and the significance of the findings.
The University of Leicester confirmed on Monday that the findings were those of King Richard III. You can read more on this story here.