Leicester bids to be City of Culture

Leicester City Centre
Leicester City Centre Credit: PA

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.

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