Petition needs a king-size push

From: Angela Hardman, Aislaby, Pickering.

IT is lovely to see the amount of letters supporting a burial for Richard III in York.

However, since the Minster’s statement, the number of signatures on the Government petition has ground to a halt at just over 22,000, and I just wondered if it would be worth asking anyone out there who owns a local business like a pub or shop to encourage customers to sign, or if anyone working in libraries or tourist information centres or museums could offer people without internet access or computer skills the chance to sign.

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I just think 100,000 signatures should not be out of reach if there is this much support in a county this size, and at least it would get a Parliamentary debate and might just make the Minster authorities rethink.

Target of terror

From: H Marjorie Gill, Clarence Drive, Menston.

IN all the fuss and to do about the pictures taken of our beloved royal couple William and Kate, one thing has not been mentioned – if a photographer could so easily get photographs of them, what was to stop them being shot by terrorists? It would appear that our security services are in serious dereliction of duty.

Slowly not surely

From: Jim Beck, Lindrick Grove, Tickhill, Doncaster.

IN the article about a proposed park to commemorate VC holders (Yorkshire Post, February 22) Gary Stapleton is quoted as saying: “It is slow going because we are dealing with Doncaster Council, but we are hopeful of it going ahead.” I know how he feels.