Published: 18th Jul 2019

The flag used to represent Yorkshire, a White Rose of York on a blue background. The government has published new guidance to help councils celebrate historic counties and boost pride in their local communities. Placing road signs to mark historic county boundaries, flying county flags whenever possible or designing a flag if a county doesn’t have one are all measures the government has recommended to local authorities to help them promote the character of their areas. The new guidance has been issued ahead of the annual Historic County Flags Day on July 23, which encourages the people of Great Britain to celebrate the nation’s historic counties by flying flags. Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth, Jake Berry, said: ‘Our new guidance helps local authorities celebrate historic counties, their shared heritage, culture, history and our great nation. ‘In government, we are throwing our full weight … (To read the full article, subscribe below)