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 to be presented at No 10 today

An online petition to keep the remains of Richard III in Leicester will be officially handed in at 10 Downing Street this afternoon, following a six-week campaign which gained over 34,000 signatures.

Supporters hope the monarch's final resting place will be at Leicester Cathedral Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The declarations of support will be presented by county MPs, who have backed Leicester Cathedral as the final resting place for the last Plantagenet King.

An e-petition campaigning for the monarch's reburial in York also closed last month, with the final number of signatures standing at 31,340.

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