A tomb fit for a king? We think so
Today we publish on our front page a computer-generated image of a proposed tomb for the remains of King Richard III. This is the design that the Richard III Society – which played a key role in the discovery of the king's remains – would like to see become his final resting place in Leicester Cathedral. The cathedral authorities have made it clear that the final decision will come after an agreed process which will take into account all views. So there is a long way to go and much to be discussed before Richard's remains are reinterred, probably some time in the spring next year.
However, we think the Richard III Society's design is superb. It is subtle and elegant; suitably regal without being over the top. The stone engravings of emblems associated with Richard are an excellent idea. And the choice of magnesian limestone, the same stone from which York Minster is built, thus conveying his connections with Yorkshire, is inspired.
The question we pose on today's front page is whether this tomb is fit for a king. And our answer is an emphatic yes.
However, what we would really like is to hear is the views of readers and we have launched an online poll today to gauge public opinion about the design. We will be publishing the results of the poll in due course.
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So, get voting and let us know what you think!
We are pleased at the response to our campaign to help recruit more lollipop men and women for schools in the city and county.
As we report on page 23 today, the appeal has led to a number of inquiries from people interested in becoming crossing patrol wardens. The city is close to filling eight vacancies. However, there are still a small number of posts left and we hope these will also be filled soon.
Lollipop men and women carry out a service which is much-valued by schools and parents in helping to keep children safe. They deserve great credit for their work and we are glad to have been of help in highlighting their contribution as well as appealing for recruits.