Nick Rushton, leader of Leicestershire County Council, said: "I'm glad the waiting is over and the issue is finally settled.
"It has been a very undignified time as you must remember this is the body of a man - and a king of England. He deserves to be buried with dignity and honour in Leicester Cathedral.
"Next year it will be 530 years since Richard III died at Bosworth - the last King to die in battle - and it will be with great pride that the people of Leicestershire will be part of the ceremony."
More top news
Cameras caught planes having a rough ride coming into land, after days of storms across northern Europe which left nine people dead.
"Neither of us thought we would marry again but we are so happy", said Ted Wright, 90, as he married 81-year-old Joan Grant.
Blizzard-like conditions at times across central Scotland with up to 20cm of snow on the hills. Warning in force until 10pm this evening.