Honours snub to Yorkshire and to true heroes

From: John Watson, Leyburn.

DO the people living in the South not like Yorkshiremen? There have been several instances recently where this appeared to be apparent.

The BBC Sports Personality of the Year programme broadcast before Christmas very nearly ignored the fact that the Tour de France happened to be in Yorkshire.

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That awards programme, incidentally, was dreadful 
and I switched off halfway through because of the patronising attitude of the presenters.

I am not a great fan of the honours system but I thought, after such a prestigious event, there may have been a small morsel on the table.

From: Richard Simpson, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

THE honours system must be struggling to find recipients when the likes of celebrities such as James Corden and Joan Collins and athletes who achieved fame 25 years ago are honoured.

In my book the awards should go to volunteers who go to help with the Ebola crisis and the people who risk their lives to provide aid in war torn zones such as the Red Cross and Médecins Sans Frontières.

Surely they are the real heroes who deserve recognition?