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Leicester Cathedral Gardens opened

Leicester Cathedral's new gardens have been officially opened by the Bishop of Leicester.

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Mayor says project celebrates Leicester's history

The Mayor of Leicester, Sir Peter Soulsby, has spoken of his pride and delight at the unveiling of the city's Cathedral gardens.

The Mayor of Leicester, Sir Peter Soulsby, says the Cathedral Quarter is designed to celebrate Leicester's history Credit: ITV News Central

He said at the official opening:

What we're doing today is to open the first of a number of spaces that will be an opportunity for us, of course to tell the story of Richard III, but also to tell the story of Leicester and it's 2000 years of history. But particularly, it's here to celebrate our wonderful cathedral.

Members of the public look at a new statue of King Richard III which has been officially unveiled today outside Leicester Cathedral Credit: ITV News Central

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