AN MP is urging Nottingham to justify its claim to be Robin Hood's home town.
Wakefield Labour MP David Hinchliffe - whose constituency includes Kirkburton and Denby Dale - has tabled a Commons motion.
He said there was plenty of evidence pointing to the outlaw hero being born in Wakefield and dying at Clifton, near Brighouse.
But he faces an uphill task after officials in Nottingham vowed never to give up their claim.
And the Government is backing Nottingham.
Mr Hinchliffe's Commons motion concerns road signs saying Nottinghamshire is `Robin Hood Country'.
He said: "I am challenging them to justify this claim. There is more and more historical evidence of Robin Hood being primarily based in Yorkshire."
But transport minister David Jamieson said Nottinghamshire had been historically connected with Robin Hood for many years.
A Nottinghamshire Council spokeswoman said: "Many other counties have tried to claim Robin Hood.
"But it is obvious from overwhelming evidence that he belongs here.
"By the 16th century, plays and song sheets had established Sherwood Forest as his home."
Tourists visiting Yorkshire to see Robin Hood sites are in for a disappointment.
His supposed grave - near Kirklees Hall at Clifton - is on private land and firmly out of bounds, except on rare occasions.