Professional rider Martin Barr in the first round of the British Championships

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Motocross enthusiasts want help from local authorities to stop track closures and illegal riding

By Monika Parnarauskaite The battle between motocross enthusiasts and local authorities continues. As reported by Yorkshire Voice in the past, several training facilities have been forced to shut for a number of reasons, the main one being noise complaints.

Pontefract avoid bogey by turning course around

Pontefract avoid bogey by turning course around

By Matthew Beedle Yorkshire Voice recently reported that Pontefract and District Golf Club were hoping to beat the deadline they had set themselves to get their course into good condition and also with full playing tees. Just over a week ago, the club only had 12 holes open with four of those still on winter greens.

Wheelchair Rugby in danger of pulling out for Tokyo 2020

Wheelchair Rugby in danger of pulling out for Tokyo 2020

By Joe Hewlett The future of WheelChair Rugby has been plunged into doubt after UK Sport recently confirmed funding cuts to the sport. After the decision to give no funding, Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR) is still dealing with the news ahead of their preparations to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. Wheelchair Rugby executive David Pond shared his frustrations exclusively with Yorkshire […]

Concert shines light on Brexit views of Leeds’ young

Concert shines light on Brexit views of Leeds’ young

By Kelly Woodward Music enthusiasts were treated to a preview of ‘European Unison’, a piano concert expressing the views of young people in Britain about the recent Brexit vote. The preview took place at Besbrode Pianos in Leeds where 28 pianists imitated each country within the European Union. A panel including Leeds Councillor Neil Walshaw and the composer of ‘European […]

“We noticed the policemen loading their guns. We all knew then something was happening”

“We noticed the policemen loading their guns. We all knew then something was happening”

By Alex Miller A Leeds woman has described the sense of panic within Parliamentary walls yesterday as the horrors of the Westminster attack unfolded just metres away. Annabel Pryke, a 24 year old senior parliamentary researcher from Ilkley who has worked at the Palace of Westminster for three years, told Yorkshire Voice how police shouted for her to “lock the […]


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Extra officers on city centre streets following terrorist attack

Extra officers on city centre streets following terrorist attack

By Matthew Brannan The Police presence in Leeds has been beefed up in response to yesterday’s terrorist attack on Westminster. People going about their business in the city centre or travelling through Leeds train station will have noticed more police on the beat, part of a conscious effort by police forces across the country to reassure the public. It is […]

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Residents ‘in the dark’ about plans for new prison in village

Residents ‘in the dark’ about plans for new prison in village

By Tom Connell Residents of a small village in East Yorkshire say they have been left in the dark about plans to build a second prison on their doorstep. Full Sutton near York, already has a high security prison holding some of the country’s most notorious criminals, and now another will be built next to it in a bid to […]

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Features

Hello Nintendo Switch, goodbye its predecessor… Wii hardly knew U

Hello Nintendo Switch, goodbye its predecessor… Wii hardly knew U

  The Nintendo Switch gaming console was launched to much fanfare this month. But will it avoid the mistakes that marred its predecessor, the Wii U? SEAN GANNON finds out. For almost 40 years, the Nintendo Corporation has made their money from video game consoles and software. This month March saw the launch of its latest creation, the Nintendo Switch, a […]

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Sport

Local football teams hold out hope for FA funding to improve facilities

Local football teams hold out hope for FA funding to improve facilities

By Dec Campbell Local clubs are looking to cash in on a pledge from the FA to put £260m towards enhancing grassroots football. The FA aimed to build around 30 Parklife centres across the UK. Yet, only one pitch has been built so far, at St George’s Park in Sheffield. The centres are designed to increase participation within the community […]

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Local football teams hold out hope for FA funding to improve facilities

Local football teams hold out hope for FA funding to improve facilities

By Dec Campbell Local clubs are looking to cash in on a pledge from the FA to put £260m towards enhancing grassroots football. The FA aimed to build around 30 Parklife centres across the UK. Yet, only one pitch has been built so far, at St George’s Park in Sheffield. The centres are designed to increase participation within the community […]

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Yorkshire LGBT Rugby Union team makes history in last match

Yorkshire LGBT Rugby Union team makes history in last match

By Chloe Horswill An LGBT+ Leeds rugby team has made history as it became the first Yorkshire club to face another all-inclusive rugby side at Weetwood Playing Fields. The match ended in heartbreaking fashion for the Leeds Hunters as they led going into the final moments, only for the Newcastle Ravens to come back and win it 22-24 in the […]

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Leeds Rhinos prepare to face Huddersfield Giants in Yorkshire derby

Leeds Rhinos prepare to face Huddersfield Giants in Yorkshire derby

By Cameron Hogwood The John Smith’s Stadium will play stage to a highly-anticipated Super League meeting between the Huddersfield Giants and the Leeds Rhinos in what promises to be a fiery Yorkshire derby. Leeds will be boosted by the return of back rower Jamie Jones-Buchanan following his three-match spell out of action. The Rhinos currently sit in fourth place in […]

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Optimism rules supreme as Bradford Bulls are getting back on track

Optimism rules supreme as Bradford Bulls are getting back on track

By Billy Wilkinson The final chapter of Bradford Bulls’ troubled tale over the past couple of years appears to be coming to a close. The new ownership of Andrew Chalmers and Graham Lowe appear to be writing a new tale, one full of optimism. While ownership has changed, managers have changed and a host of players have come and gone […]

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Champion Soccer – 5-a-side is as popular as ever

Champion Soccer – 5-a-side is as popular as ever

By Mark Smith Following the popularity of a piece on Yorkshire Voice about community football, we decided to go and experience this for ourselves at a local five-a-side league in Castleford. Run by Champion Soccer in partnership with Power Play, there are 25 leagues a week in West Yorkshire along with many teams signing up to play most week nights. Scott Smith, […]

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Bradford City Community Foundation proud of their work in the region

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By Mark Smith Bradford City football club has endured success and failure over the past few years. They are currently enjoying a purple patch, including promotion from League Two and an EFL Cup final appearance. Off the pitch, the Bradford City Community Foundation has enjoyed many successful years under the control of former Bantams player Ian Olmondroyd. Running since 1988, […]

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Normanton Knights too strong as they brush aside rivals Lock Lane

Normanton Knights too strong as they brush aside rivals Lock Lane

By Sebastian Sternik Normanton Knights picked up their first win of the season following an emphatic 40-12 victory over local rivals Lock Lane. A hat-trick from Aaron Butterfield helped the Knights to triumph in what was their first home game of the new campaign. Benjamin Tyres, Chris Woolford and Connor Wilson also got on the scoresheet as the home side […]

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Wakefield Trinity’s late comeback secures victory against Centurions

Wakefield Trinity’s late comeback secures victory against Centurions

By Jake Ashby A dominant second half performance from Wakefield Trinity sparked a fantastic comeback over Leigh Centurions in the Super League. The victory banished the memories of the 38-14 defeat to Yorkshire rivals Leeds Rhinos in the last round. It was an impressive first half for Leigh who went in at the interval with a 24-12 lead. However, Chris Chester’s men […]

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Extra officers on city centre streets following terrorist attack

Extra officers on city centre streets following terrorist attack

By Matthew Brannan The Police presence in Leeds has been beefed up in response to yesterday’s terrorist attack on Westminster. People going about their business in the city centre or travelling through Leeds train station will have noticed more police on the beat, part of a conscious effort by police forces across the country to reassure the public. It is […]

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Residents ‘in the dark’ about plans for new prison in village

Residents ‘in the dark’ about plans for new prison in village

By Tom Connell Residents of a small village in East Yorkshire say they have been left in the dark about plans to build a second prison on their doorstep. Full Sutton near York, already has a high security prison holding some of the country’s most notorious criminals, and now another will be built next to it in a bid to […]

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