From yesterday's York Press...
THE campaign to inter the remains of the Yorkist King Richard III in the city looks to have been stopped in its tracks after the Minster said
they should remain in Leicester.
Following a long wait it was announced this week the remains of a man buried under a carpark in Leicester were those of the last Plantagenet king.
More than 10,000 people have signed a petition to bring his remains to York Minster from Leicester.
But a spokesman for the Minster said the cathedral believes his remains should stay in Leicester.
"When the archaeologists found an intact body the Ministry of Justice licence was drawn up in those terms and explicitly named Leicester
Cathedral. Since the news of the finding last year local people, like the people of York, have expressed a very strong wish that Richard, who has been
with them since 1485, should stay in their keeping.
It seems that the City council are intent on petitioning for his remains to be brought here, whereas the Minster are intent on honouring the agreement
made in favour of Leicester. As a council tax payer of York, I really hope they don't intend wasting too much of my money fighting over a bag of
bones, they waste more than enough of it already. If not Leicester, then he should be buried with his wife, Anne, in Westminster Abbey. He only ever
spent a few weeks in York, the City council are money and publicity grubbing (as usual)