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VIDEO: Young Leeds athlete to dive with Tom Daley in Glasgow

VIDEO: Young Leeds athlete to dive with Tom Daley in Glasgow

One of Yorkshire’s brightest aquatic stars will be diving at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next week. James Denny, 20, of Kirsktall, Leeds, will compete in three diving events at the games – and one of them will be synchronised diving, alongside Olympic bronze medalist Tom Daley. Watch the video to see Yorkshire Voice’s Liam Smedley’s report:

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Brownlee Brothers take gold and silver at Commonwealth Games

Brownlee Brothers take gold and silver at Commonwealth Games

By Russell Truran Olympic medalists Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, from Leeds, triumphed at the Commonwealth Games yesterday- taking gold and silver respectively. The Horsforth born brothers finished 11 seconds apart and over a minute clear of South Africa’s Richard Murray- who came in third. After the first day of competition, England currently tops the medal tally with a total of […]

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Leeds United Ladies forced to rebrand

Leeds United Ladies.

Leeds United Ladies are set to be re launched tonight as Leeds Ladies after Leeds United club owner Massimo Cellino withdrew support. It was feared the city’s leading female football team, set up in 1989, might fold after the Italian businessman took over in April and hinted he did not want the Ladies to use United branding. Chairman of Leeds […]

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Relegation for Bradford Bulls

Relegation for Bradford Bulls

The Bradford Bulls have been relegated from the Super League for the first time in forty years. The team went down to the Championship after they were defeated 26-56 away to the Huddersfield Giants, losing them their long lived position. Paul Anderson, head coach of the Giants and a former Bulls player had words of reassurance for the club his side condemned. He said: “One thing […]

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Leeds goes batty for six weeks of ping pong

Leeds goes batty for six weeks of ping pong

As the Tour de France bikes move out, ping pong tables are moving in across Leeds in the hope that people will pick up a bat, a ball and get playing. Ping! Leeds have put up over 20 ping pong tables at Leeds Trinity Kitchen, local libraries and markets in a scheme that they hope will get people out playing during […]

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U19’s school netball team win the Independent Schools Cup

U19’s school netball team win the Independent Schools Cup

By Mark Kielesz-Levine A netball team from the Grammar School at Leeds are celebrating a successful end to their season after winning the Independent Schools Cup. In a repeat of the 2013 the under 19 girls beat Lingfield Notre Dame to take the title. The team also finished runner up in the England Netball Schools Final. Head of netball Cath […]

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Leeds United players’ wages not paid and club ‘hopes to avoid administration’

Leeds United players’ wages not paid and club ‘hopes to avoid administration’

By Joseph Keith Leeds United players have not been paid their wages for March, amid a row over who should be funding the wage bill. However, there are now unconfirmed reports from PFA Chief Gordon Taylor that the players will receive a “proportion of their wages” from prospective buyer Massimo Cellino today and that players “agreed to defer wages” this morning. […]

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Leeds United refuse to comment on administration rumours

Leeds United refuse to comment on administration rumours

    By Mark Kielesz-Levine Leeds United today failed to quash rumours that the club may enter administration. There has been speculation that the club is suffering financially in the wake of Cellino’s failed takeover of the club, which was blocked by the Football League 0n Monday. It was reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post that the club may not be […]

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Leeds United: “Club will find a solution”

Leeds United: “Club will find a solution”

By Joseph Keith Leeds United will continue negotiations between Massimo Cellino’s company Eleonora Sport Limited and the Football League, after the prospective club buyer failed their Owners’ and Directors’ Test.  The club issued a statement saying: “The club and its shareholders are disappointed at the decision of the Football League not to approve Massimo Cellino as a director of Leeds United FC. […]

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Leeds schoolgirls scoop U19 national title at table tennis championship

Leeds schoolgirls scoop U19 national title at table tennis championship

by Lauren Wafer-Kiddle Four girls from a Leeds school have won a national table tennis title – the first in 20 years. Nicole Finn, 18, of Cookridge, Ellen Auty, 17, of Cookridge, Eden Philipott, 15, of Cookridge, and Sammy Parker, 15, of Horsforth, who all attend Horsforth School, travelled to Hinckley, Leicestershire on Saturday to compete at the Butterfly National School […]

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