Waite is almost over as Yorkshire prepare for new cricket season

Waite is almost over as Yorkshire prepare for new cricket season

By Jonny Whitfield Yorkshire Vikings all-rounder Matthew Waite is excited to play in the newly-developed Emerald Headingley Stadium, which will be completed in 2019.

Owen Reece, Kirstie Booth and their eight-month-old son, Louis

Family “forced to move” after claiming Leeds-based social landlord ignored damp

By Lizzy McEllan A FAMILY in Scarborough claims they feel forced to move out of their flat after a housing association failed to carry out proper repairs.

Hunslet chippy encourages customers to celebrate Christmas with a foot-long

By Katie Haseldine FOR MANY people, the best part of Christmas is being able to eat an unlimited amount of pigs in blankets guilt-free. Or at least, it is for the customers of Penny Hill Fisheries, Hunslet.

Anwar Uddin, here playing for Barnet.

Ex-West Ham man says British Asians need to realise football isn’t just “Match of the Day”

By Simon Crowe AN EX-West Ham United footballer has criticised a report that suggests one of reasons behind the small number of British Asians in football is down to the lack of role models.

Keith Flewers with his Santa costume

After 25 years in the role is Keith West Yorkshire’s longest serving Santa?

By Katie Haseldine EVERYBODY KNOWS that meeting Father Christmas is one of the most magical experiences for a child at Christmas.


Leeds News

The 'Christmas with Us' exhibition in Leeds train station.

Leeds Train Station art project offers Christmas calm amongst commuting chaos

By Rebecca Marano LEEDS TRAIN commuters may have noticed something unusual this Christmas when a shed suddenly appeared in the station. Located near Subway and Wetherspoons, the unassuming shed is a new temporary art installation called ‘Christmas with us.’ The wooden cabin is a free and interactive artwork where people are invited in to sit, have a cup of tea […]

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Owen Reece, Kirstie Booth and their eight-month-old son, Louis

Family “forced to move” after claiming Leeds-based social landlord ignored damp

By Lizzy McEllan A FAMILY in Scarborough claims they feel forced to move out of their flat after a housing association failed to carry out proper repairs.

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Features

Award-winning journalist from Leeds becomes a children’s author

Award-winning journalist from Leeds becomes a children’s author

By Mellissa Dzinzi A YORKSHIRE BORN award-winning journalist has become a children’s author. Dawn-Maria France, has published a book targeted at four to seven year old children. It is named ‘The Adventure of Jenny and Phillip’ which challenges gendered stereotypes and was inspired by her passion of challenging equality in society. She said: “The idea about the book was mainly […]

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Sport

Church Stretton Town FC: A Grassroots Success

Church Stretton Town FC: A Grassroots Success

Church Stretton Town FC a club full of volunteers and local players that has a great balance of being a team for the locals whilst being a successful side. They currently sit 9th in the West Midlands Division 2 after winning promotion from the West Mercian Premier Division last season. They are now in a league with very well established […]

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Church Stretton Town FC: A Grassroots Success

Church Stretton Town FC: A Grassroots Success

Church Stretton Town FC a club full of volunteers and local players that has a great balance of being a team for the locals whilst being a successful side. They currently sit 9th in the West Midlands Division 2 after winning promotion from the West Mercian Premier Division last season. They are now in a league with very well established […]

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Could 2018 be the turning point for Maltese football?

Alfred Teuma (extreme left standing) and Robert Teuma (extreme right standing) with Santa Lucia Falcons, a team who will feature in the NAFL.
Picture: supplied

By Charlie Russell Santa Lucia Falcons founder Robert Teuma has exclusively revealed to Yorkshire Voice that he is creating a new amateur football league in Malta. The Legea National Amateur Football League (NAFL) already has two teams already signed up for the 2018/19 season.   Malta currently have five amateur leagues: The Swan League, MAFA, IASC, FAL and the Masters […]

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Curtis Woodhouse wants bout with former Commonwealth champ John Wayne Hibbert

Curtis Woodhouse in action against Lewis Van Poetsch at the Doncaster Dome.
Picture: Twitter (@announcerphil)

By Dominic Medcalf The former Sheffield United and Birmingham City midfielder Curtis Woodhouse is enjoying a return to pro boxing after ballooning to 16 stone and desperately needing to get back into shape. His first comeback fight after three years out of the ring was against Arvydas Trizno, recently beating the Lithuanian on points, winning all but two rounds. This […]

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Redcar Athletic ready for promotion push after giant-killing act in cup

Redcar Athletic FC centre back Jordan Kirk at the ground.
Picture: Tom Reyer

By Tom Reyer Christmas came early for North Yorkshire side Redcar Athletic when they pulled off their biggest victory in the short history of the club. They recently defeated Whitby Town, from the EVO-STIK Premier Division, in the North Riding Senior Cup. Whitby are the current holders of the trophy and entered the tie as huge favourites. Redcar are several […]

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Vandals leave trail of destruction at South Leeds Golf Club

Vandals caused extensive damage to the greens at South Leeds Golf Club.
Picture: Connor Humm

By Connor Humm Leeds golf clubs are being targeted by thugs, with extensive damage to the playing surfaces. South Leeds Golf Club in Middleton has been hit by vandals six times in the last two months alone. The Yorkshire Evening Post reported that Gotts Park Golf course in Armley recently experienced a similar problem which has rendered certain parts of […]

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Women’s sport still struggling to gain the recognition it deserves

The Bradford Bulls Ladies side
Picture: Twitter (@OfficialBullsRL)

By Alex Gibbings As England’s men lost out in the recent Rugby League World Cup final, their female equivalent almost emulated them by reaching the semi-final of their own tournament. Yet this went largely unnoticed as the England women’s side had little coverage going into the tournament, which for the first time was held at the same time as the […]

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Carlisle United prepared for more rain as they are hit by flooding again

The Brunton Park pitch underwater after recent flooding.
Picture: supplied

By Jack Cousin Brunton Park, the home of Carlisle United Football Club, has again been affected by flooding over the Christmas period. In the most recent incident, the supporters’ car park flooded and left standing water covering half of the pitch. The Cumbrian team were first hit by a severe flood in January 2005 when the rivers Eden, Caldew and […]

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Sheffield once again set to become a world class EXTREME sport destination

Sheffield once again set to become a world class EXTREME sport destination

By Louis Hobbs The Sheffield Ski Village is set to make it’s ramped up return to the city as part of a brand new world-class extreme and winter sports resort. Prior to a serious fire in 2012 which forced the tourist destination to close, the Sheffield attraction was believed to be the largest artificial ski resort in Europe. After a […]

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Charity funds will go a long towards helping Worksop Town

Charity funds will go a long towards helping Worksop Town

By George Sanders The world’s fourth oldest football club has partnered with McDonald’s to raise nearly £500 for a new family games room at their home ground. NCEL Premier Division club Worksop Town FC are based in Nottinghamshire and are currently placed tenth in the league table. Linda Jordan, McDonald’s customer care manager at the branch who organised the event, said: […]

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Late night Ashes cricket not on the menu at Horsforth pubs

Yorkshire's England captain Joe Root

By Jake Jones As the England national cricket side find themselves under the cosh in Australia, local pubs in Horsforth have mixed feelings about getting into the Ashes spirit. With the contest well and truly underway, cricket’s biggest rivalry is mostly taking place while the UK sleeps. This time around the event is only being televised on one station, contrary […]

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