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Grand Depart boss honoured for services to sport

Crowds in Ilkley during the Grand Depart earlier this month.

Sir Rodney Walker, chairman of the body that organised the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire, has been honoured for his services to sport in the county at Huddersfield University. Sir Rodney headed up TdFHub2014, which organised the opening two stages of the race earlier this month. The event attracted more than 2.5m people to watch as elite cyclists raced […]

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Cycling legend Brian Robinson knocked off bike

Brian Robinson (right) cycling earlier this year at Holme Moss, which featured in the Grand Depart route through Yorkshire.

Brian Robinson is in hospital recovering from a broken collar bone after being knocked off his by near his Leeds home. The record breaking cyclist is said to be stable and well in Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield after his accident. He was riding down Lees Hall Road, in Thornhill Lees, at 1.20 pm yesterday when the accident occurred. His son-in-law, Martyn […]

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Bradford school’s pupils not protected from extremist views

Bradford school’s pupils not protected from extremist views

Charlton Bolling College in Bradford has been accused of not doing enough to protect its pupils from extremism and will be placed into special measures, a leaked Ofsted report said. The school, where the majority of pupils are from Pakistani and Bangladeshi backgrounds, is said in the report to cater well for the needs of Muslim students. But Ofsted has also […]

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Bradford man in double murder trial

Bradford man in double murder trial

A 37 year old Bradford man is on trial accused of killing a man and a woman at an address in Sauri Place. Austin Brayford is charged with the murders of Helen Dawson and Ivor Spratek. Mark Kielesz-Levine reports from court.

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Sporting heroes welcome Queen’s Baton in Leeds

Sporting heroes welcome Queen’s Baton in Leeds

By Claire Schofield Hundreds of young people flocked to the John Charles Centre for Sport in Leeds today to welcome the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay. Around 1,300 youngsters from 80 local schools attended the event to welcome the baton on its visit to the city, en route to its final destination in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games this summer. […]

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Yorkshire in Bloom comes to Horsforth

Yorkshire in Bloom comes to Horsforth

Horsforth bloomed today with the help of schools, businesses and other organisations as the town was judged for the Yorkshire in Bloom competition. The town’s displays, which will remain through spring and summer, highlight the variety of the town. Displays include Ducklings Nursery’s young gardening projects, colourful flower beds in the Golden Jubilee Garden and a lone hornbeam tree commemorating the […]

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Legendary Leeds Councillor reminisces on 57-year career

Legendary Leeds Councillor reminisces on 57-year career

By Liam Smedley Retiring “legendary” Leeds Councillor and former Lord Mayor has described serving the city since 1957 as “the passion of his life.” Councillor Atha, 85, who serves Kirkstall Ward for the Labour Party, said he has chosen not to stand for re-election in May because he would be nearly 90 following another term. Originally, he trained as a […]

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Headingley junior rugby teams in turmoil

Headingley Hawks' training ground at Bus Vale in Meanwood.

By Joseph Keith   Headingley Hawks Rugby Club has been forced to close its under 13’s rugby team and its new under 12’s team is also threatened by closure after failing to attract enough young players. Catherine Conboy, 42, of Meanwood, is the club’s secretary. She told Yorkshire Voice that despite the club’s best efforts to recruit a full team, […]

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Leeds market car park is closing to make way for new Victoria Gate development

Leeds market car park is closing to make way for new Victoria Gate development

By Claire Schofield Leeds’ Kirkgate Market car park is due to close to make way for a new retail development. The council-owned market car park on Union Street and George Street will be closed on the evening of April 5 so construction can get underway for the new £150 million Victoria Gate development. Victoria Gate will open in 2016 and […]

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Spoken word festival is the talk of the town

Spoken word festival is the talk of the town

By Alex Rhodes  A spoken word festival begins today in a historic market town. Word Feast will run through the weekend with events in ten venues throughout Otley. These events include a workshop on writing children’s fiction, a youth poetry slam and an interactive ‘Gruffalo Walk’ where children and parents take a walk whilst reading extracts from the critically acclaimed […]

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