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Leicester 'City of Culture' bid

Leicester has lost out in its bid to become UK City of Culture 2017. The announcement that Hull has made the successful bid was made this morning.

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Cities competing for culture crown announced

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.

The discovery of the remains of Richard III in Leicester is continuing to have a big impact on the number of tourists visiting the city Credit: ITV News Central

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