20140226-193219.jpgCity & Unitary Authority in the East Midlands, county town of Leicestershire. Leicester is one of the oldest cities in the UK, and gained city status in 604. However, its status was lost in the 11th century during a struggle between the Church and aristocracy, then became a county borough in 1889, and was regranted city status in 1919. It has the largest economy in the East Midlands.

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