The plaque in Scarborough which lists the Freemen of the Borough is to be taken down today and sent off to have Jimmy Savile's name removed from it.
It comes after calls yesterday from a family in Scarborough to have the television presenter's body exhumed from the cemetery in the town where he is buried.
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The operation took around three hours to complete, with the remains being disposed of by a specialist animal by-product company.
Local MPs are now writing to the Prime Minister demanding that statutory redundancy is paid from another budget.
The Chair of the SSI Task Force has outlined some of the support which is available to people affected by closure of the steelworks.