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.
Five of the shortlisted designs for a King Richard III artwork have gone on show in Leicestershire.
A panel of judges will pick the winning sculpture, which will then go on show in the gardens of Leicester Cathedral.
Leicestershire County Council is commissioning the artwork as part of a £250,000 contribution to the redevelopment of Leicester Cathedral's gardens.
The designs are currently on show at the Bosworth Battlefield visitor centre.
Three MPs from Leicestershire and Loughborough have handed in a petition with 40,000 signatures calling for Richard III's bones to be kept in Leicester.
An online petition to keep the remains of Richard III in Leicester will be officially handed in at 10 Downing Street this afternoon, following a six-week campaign which gained over 34,000 signatures.
The declarations of support will be presented by county MPs, who have backed Leicester Cathedral as the final resting place for the last Plantagenet King.
An e-petition campaigning for the monarch's reburial in York also closed last month, with the final number of signatures standing at 31,340.
An online petition to have the remains of Richard III re-buried in Leicester has closed, with the final figure standing at 34,322.
The petition will now be handed in to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
The petition was set up after a row broke out regarding the location of the reinterment of the last Plantagenet King. Some people believe Richard III should be reburied in York, nearer to the remains of his son. Others want him reburied in Leicester Cathedral.
An e-petition campaigning for his reburial in York also began. It closed last month, with the number of signatures standing at 31,340.
An online petition for the body of Richard III to be laid to rest in Leicester is due to close this afternoon.
So far, more than 34,000 people have signed the document calling for the last Plantagenet King to be re-interred in the city, where he was originally buried.
Once closed, the petition will be submitted to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
Screenwriter and author, Philippa Langley, has confirmed she is involved with talks over a potential Hollywood film about King Richard III, and she wants Leicestershire actor Richard Armitage to play the leading role.
Speaking at the launch of her new book on the last Plantagenet King, she picks out the Spooks and Hobbit star as her choice to play Richard III, but does not know if it he wants to take on the part.
A new book is being published today about how the body of Richard III was discovered under a council car park in Leicester.
It is being published by two of the people who led the hunt to find the monarch who was killed in battle more than 500 years ago.
Philippa Langley, from the Richard III Society and historian, Michael Jones, held a book signing to mark the launch of 'The King's Grave: The Search for Richard III'.
The pair were both key figures in the discovery of the last Plantagenet King.
The leader of Leicestershire County Council is pleased that the Leicester online petition to keep King Richard III in the city has overtaken the petition of York.
– Nick Rushton, leader of Leicestershire County Council
This is brilliant news that the Leicester e-petition has now overtaken the York figure and there are still six days left to support the petition.
It is always been my belief that Richard died at Bosworth and was then brought to Leicester to be buried so this is where he should stay. The tremendous response to the petition suggests that a lot of people feel the same way.
An online petition to keep Richard III's remains in Leicester has overtaken its opposition online petition to have the last Plantagenet King re-interred in York.
The number of signatories to have signed in favour of burying the King in a tomb at Leicester Cathedral is now 31,639, compared to York's total of 31,337. Leicester's petition is still open, however York's closed last month.
Signatories of the York petition want the remains of Richard III to be buried in York Minster, in order to place him geographically closer to the remains of his son, Edward the Prince of Wales, whose remains lie in Sherriff Hutton church.
Taxpayers should not have to foot the bill for a High Court battle over whether the remains of King Richard III should be reburied in York or Leicester, lawyers for the Justice Secretary have argued.
In a move which could stop the case, the lawyers challenged moves to shield relatives of the monarch from legal costs.
A judge sitting in London said he would give his ruling on the costs issue as soon as he could.
Richard's remains were discovered buried under a council car park in Leicester last year and the plan is for them to be re-interred at the city's cathedral.
But the relatives have formed the Plantagenet Alliance Ltd to fight for the remains to be buried at York Minster, claiming it was the King's wish.