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GUMMER U TURN ON PLAN TO REVIVE ANCIENT COUNTY NAME

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Environment secretary John Gummer has reversed his decision to change the name of North Yorkshire for ceremonial an...
Environment secretary John Gummer has reversed his decision to change the name of North Yorkshire for ceremonial and postal purposes, reports the Yorkshire Post (p3).

The scheme to resurrect the historic name of the North Riding which disappeared during the 1974 reform of local government, was criticised for its estimated £1m cost, the paper reports.

Welcoming the decision, North Yorkshire CC chief executive John Ransford said the secretary of state should now reconsider his plan to set up a new council for York on boundaries 'which are unacceptable and unpopular with people inside and outside the city.'
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