Leicester

Leicester turns blue in support of hometown Foxes

New Walk Museum in blue Image copyright Ian Davis
Image caption New Walk Museum is one of dozens of landmarks in the city that are "turning blue" in support of the team, which started the campaign as 5,000-1 outsiders for the title.

Landmarks, fans and even sausages are turning blue in Leicester as its football team get closer to winning an unexpected Premier League title.

Leicester City Football Club - known as the Foxes - is just one win away from cinching the title.

Last season the team was fighting relegation from England's top flight.

But the club is seven points ahead of second-placed Tottenham and needs only three points from three games to be certain of finishing top.

More than 100 businesses, schools and organisations, including BBC Radio Leicester, are supporting the "Backing the Blues" campaign.

Image caption This Foxes fan decided not to "mask" his feelings
Image caption Country Fayre butchers in Leicester Market produced a special blue sausage in honour of the team - no reviews as yet
Image copyright Ian Davis
Image caption The city's mayor Peter Soulsby has thrown his support behind the team by bathing the town hall in blue
Image caption Graffiti artist Richard Wilson turned up in Leicester looking for a wall to paint a tribute to manager Claudio Ranieri
Image caption Radio Leicester reporter Helen McCarthy (in funny hat) interviews fans sitting in a giant blue chair
Image caption Bus driver Alex Vernon spent the day taking passengers from A to B dressed in his Leicester City colours

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