Descendants of King Richard III have demanded that his remains are reburied in York.
The remains of Richard III are likely to stay in Leicester according to Ladbrokes.
More than 1,000 people have signed an official petition to have Richard of York's remains brought back to Yorkshire.
– York Minster spokesperson
York Minster has received a number of letters about Richard III, a small number of these have been abusive. These have been passed to the Minster Police, and they continue to monitor the situation closely.
An MP from York has laid out the city's claim to the body of Richard III in Parliament today.
The monarch's remains are due to be reinterred at Leicester Cathedral, but campaigners in the former King's home of York, want him buried there.
Hugh Bayley MP for York Central, claims burying the king in York would reconcile the north and south of the country.
A York MP has appealed for calm in the debate over where the remains of King Richard III should be buried after the Dean of York had to refer hate mail to the police.
Hugh Bayley MP says the Government needs to appoint an independent panel to rule on where the remains should be re-interred.
The debate appeared good-natured at first but, according to Mr Bayley, it has now taken a more sinister turn after the Dean of York, the Very Rev Vivienne Faull, until recently the Dean of Leicester, received such abusive letters she had to pass them to the police.
– Hugh Bayley MP, York Central
I received many letters and emails from members of the public about this, supporting burial in York.
Most are thoughtful and well argued and based on scientific facts but some are frankly inflammatory and talking yesterday to the Dean of York, some that she has received at the minster are so extreme that she has referred the correspondence to the police.
I would say to everybody: calm down. Let's all respect the memory of a former king of our country. Let's discuss where his remains should be put to rest in a dignified and sober way. We don't want to reignite the Wars of the Roses.
Nine of the monarch's descendants have called on the Government to return the remains of the king to York for a "formal and ceremonial" burial, while a petition calling for his remains to be transferred to the northern city has been signed by more than 23,000 people.
Mr Bayley said:
– Hugh Bayley MP, York Central
The decision should be taken on independent national advice and not delegated to archaeologists from Leicester who clearly support the Leicester cause. They would find it outrageous if the decision was delegated to people from York. We need the decision to be taken nationally, in the national interest by people who are independent of the vested interests of either York or Leicester.
Hugh Bayley says some letters sent by public regarding Richard III have been "so extreme" they've been referred to the police.
A York MP will use a Parliamentary debate later to urge ministers to set up an advisory committee to recommend where and how to rebury the recently excavated remains of King Richard III.
The monarch's 500-year-old skeleton was uncovered during an archaeological dig at a council car park in Leicester last year.
It is due to be re-interred at Leicester Cathedral next year. But there are calls to bring them to Yorkshire after claims he wanted York to be his final resting place.
Hugh Bayley, the MP for York Central, said that some people "are sill fighting the War of the Roses" over the monarch's reburial.
He added: "I want the Government to set up an independent committee to decide how, where and when the reburial takes place, and to involve both cities and people from both North and South.”
The final resting place of King Richard III should be decided by an independent committee, the MP for York Central has claimed.
The remains of the monarch were discovered in a car park in Leicester last year.
He is due be re-interred at Leicester Cathedral next year despite campaigns to bring him to York.
– Hugh Bayley MP (Labour, York Central)
King Richard III did a lot for York and the North of England and during his life made arrangements to be buried here. He was not well treated in Leicester after his death and I think his soul would rest in peace back in York.
It is dreadful that some people are still fighting the War of the Roses. We should seek reconciliation, wherever Richard is reburied. I want the Government to set up an independent committee to decide how, where and when the reburial takes place, and to involve both cities and people from both North and South.
The fight to make York the final resting place of Richard the third continues today. York Central MP Hugh Bayley will ask church leaders if they'll meet representatives from the city.
The descendants of King Richard III have demanded that his remains are reburied in York.
The monarch's 500-year-old skeleton was identified earlier this month after it was uncovered during an archaeological dig at a council car park in Leicester last year.
It is due due to be re-interred at Leicester Cathedral next year despite campaigns to bring them to York.
But today, nine of Richard III's descendants said they believed the king, the last monarch of the House of York, would have wanted to be buried.
In a statement they said: "We believe that such an interment was the desire of King Richard in life and we have written this statement so that his wishes may be fully recognised and upheld."
Richard III's royal remains may be set to stay in Leicester but York Dungeon has been doing its best to bring him north anyway. They held open auditions this weekend for a new Richard III character.
The Dungeon was closed in September 2012 after it was damaged by floods.
Helen Douglas, general manager at York Dungeon said, "I’m delighted that, despite all the commotion, it’s the York Dungeon that’s going to be able to bring back Richard III back to his rightful home, here in Yorkshire."