Lord Attenborough backs Leicester City of Culture bid

Lord Richard Attenborough (left) with James McAvoy
Lord Richard Attenborough (left) with James McAvoy Credit: David Cheskin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Leicester's bid to become a City of Culture in 2017 has got the backing of actor and director Lord Richard Attenborough, who grew up in the city.

Today is the deadline for bids.

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