Richard III petition progress

An online petition to keep Richard III's remains in Leicester has ended, with more than 34,000 signatures.

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Richard III petition closing shortly

An online petition for the body of Richard III to be laid to rest in Leicester is due to close this afternoon.

So far, more than 34,000 people have signed the document calling for the last Plantagenet King to be re-interred in the city, where he was originally buried.

Once closed, the petition will be submitted to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

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