Row over burial site for Richard III

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A war of words has broken out between council leaders in Leicester and York over where to bury the remains of Richard III.

Scarborough council's leader, Tom Fox, said Leicester could not be trusted with the remains after having "misplaced" the monarch for 500 years.

A petition calling for Richard III's remains to be buried in York reached 11,932 signatures yesterday, while a rival petition for them to remain in Leicester was at 4,521.