On Ilkley Moor, baht 'atom bomb


The fact that Yorkshiremen are notoriously combative was illustrated this week by Sir Michael Parkinson’s rather pathetic threat to take legal action against his first newspaper, the excellent Barnsley Chronicle.

But a more serious incident of white rose aggression seems to have slipped under the radar, at least until this morning when the Daily Telegraph reported that a Radio 5 Live news reader had announced that North Yorkshire had launched a programme of illegal underground nuclear tests.

UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon is said to be ”deeply worried.” I bet they’re not too happy in Sheffield either.

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