Richard Smith, from the Leicester Branch of the Richard III Society, believes the spotlight put on Leicester's history since Richard III's discovery, has led to much more interest in the Battle of Bosworth re-enactment that took place this weekend.
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Tomorrow all eyes will be on Sleaford and North Hykeham, as voters go to the polls to replace Stephen Phillips.
The Foxes are looking to round off the group stages with another good result at Portuguese side Porto, having already guaranteed top spot.
It's an unprecedented move by the council, who will use reserves to balance an estimated £38million black hole in its 2016/17 budget.