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The battle is on for the Christmas number one

The battle is on for the Christmas number one

By Elisha Atkinson The countdown to the UK’s Christmas number one has begun as singers in the charts battle to get first place. The winner will be revealed on Friday, December 21 on Radio 1 with radio DJ Scott Mills. Last year’s first place was Ed Sheeran with the song Perfect. He told the Official Charts: “This is an actual dream […]

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Christmas cheer on a wet day in Malham

Christmas cheer on a wet day in Malham

By Colin Petch Saturday December 1 saw the National Trust in the Yorkshire Dales, stage their annual Christmas event at Malham Cove. Despite heavy rain and squelchy conditions underfoot, upwards of 200 local people and visitors joined the Trust and Skipton Brass for what has become a ‘must do’ festive event in North Yorkshire. The majestic limestone cove provided a […]

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Leeds reacts: Academic claims ‘bring home the bacon’ could be axed to avoid vegan upset

Man with broccoli singing or eating it

By Harry McMullen An academic has predicted that using terms such as ‘taking the bull by the horns’ and ‘killing two birds with one stone’ could go out of fashion as they may be offensive for vegans. Dr Shareena Hamzah, a researcher from Swansea University, predicts terms like ‘opening up a can of worms’ will be replaced with the alternatives […]

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Pedestrian dies following road accident in Leeds

Pedestrian dies following road accident in Leeds

By Charlotte Lascelles An 82-year-old woman has died after being involved in a collision on Middleton Road, Leeds on Friday (November 30). The incident occurred at 12:20pm when a pedestrian, now identified as Maureen Routledge, was hit by a white Renault Kangoo van. The driver, a 29-year-old man, did stop his car at the scene. Routledge was immediately taken to hospital […]

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Back to Hockey scheme sees numbers boosted at Harrogate Hockey Club

Back to Hockey scheme sees numbers boosted at Harrogate Hockey Club

By Daniel Swales Harrogate Hockey Club have praised the success of England Hockey’s Back to Hockey scheme since its introduction at the club in 2015. The club has seen a total of 31 new members as a result of the initiative, 13 having joined the club over the past year. Since the introduction of the scheme in 2011 by England […]

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Police appeal for witnesses of three-vehicle crash near Harrogate

Police appeal for witnesses of three-vehicle crash near Harrogate

North Yorkshire police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously hurt in a crash on the A658 near Harrogate yesterday. The crash happened at 3.11pm at Follifoot near the junction with Haggs Road, and involved a white Mercedes-Benz C220, a grey Mini and a silver Porsche. The driver of the Mini, a 22-year-old man from Newcastle, is in […]

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Batley food bank sees the “immediate impact” of Universal Credit as demand rises by 50 per cent

Batley food bank sees the “immediate impact” of Universal Credit as demand rises by 50 per cent

By Hannah Riordan Figures show that Batley food bank has seen a 50 per cent rise in demand, with volunteers telling Yorkshire Voice that the introduction of the new benefits system, Universal Credit, had an immediate impact. The Universal Credit system was rolled out to the area in January. It was designed to wrap up six existing benefits which support […]

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Where did it go wrong for Great Britain at the 2018 Hockey Champions Trophy?

Where did it go wrong for Great Britain at the 2018 Hockey Champions Trophy?

By Sam Bannister The 2018 Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy was virtually a write-off for Great Britain, who, despite entering the tournament as Olympic champions, managed just one win from six games. After failing to win any of their round robin matches, Britain finally claimed their sole victory in the fifth-place play-off, against Japan, to ensure the tournament ended on some […]

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What do the Autumn Internationals tell us about the upcoming Rugby World Cup?

The Webb Ellis Cup, the trophy awarded to the winner of the Rugby World Cup, is displayed at a commercial event for the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Tokyo on November 8, 2018. - Former All Black legend Dan Carter on November 8 tipped Japan to reach the knock-out stages of their home World Cup next year and warned favourites New Zealand will not have it all their own way. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)        (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

By Will Hopper With the 2019 Rugby World Cup now less than a year away, let’s analyse the recent Autumn Internationals and what they can tell us about the upcoming tournament. There is no other place to start than with Ireland. The number two ranked team in the world have very much laid down the gauntlet with their recent results; […]

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Are England’s top teams ready for Champions League glory?

Are England’s top teams ready for Champions League glory?

By Kieran Cobley The group stages of the Champion’s League are almost complete. With only one more match for each team before the knockout stages begin, only two of England’s representatives are confirmed for the round of 16. Manchester City and Manchester United sealed their places in the next round. A 2-2 draw against Lyon made sure City got through […]

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