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Halifax 3-0 Welling
FC Halifax Town carried on their high flying start to the campaign as they made it three wins from three on the bounce this season after a 3-0 win against Welling United on a blustery Saturday…
Marc Roberts Heads Home To Make it 1-0. © Captis Picture Agency
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Josh Chapman
Bantams Rule The Yorkshire Roost
By Josh Chapman
Sports correspondent

A dramatic finish to an entertaining Capital One Cup derby game saw Bradford City progress in what could be the final game of David Hockaday's short reign as Leeds United manager.

James Hanson…

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Thu 28th Aug, 2014 | 9:34am

Lord Mayor Congratulates Rhinos Ahead Of Headingley Homecoming


The Lord Mayor of Leeds has congratulated the Leeds Rhinos on their Challenge Cup victory ahead of a special homecoming event later today (Monday).

Following Saturday's win at Wembley, Councillor…

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Mon 25th Aug, 2014 | 11:00am

Britain's Anna Wilks Takes Individual Gold; Ireland Successfully Defends Team Title

Individual winners
Individual winners
Great Britain's Anna Wilks recorded a clear show jumping round with Touch of Pleasure to secure the individual gold medal at the 2014 Junior European Eventing Championships, sponsored by EY Events…

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Sun 17th Aug, 2014 | 8:00pm

Britain's Anna Wilks Leads Individual Competition; Germany On Top In Team Event

Great Britain's Anna Wilks & Touch of Pleasure
Great Britain's Anna Wilks & Touch of Pleasure
Great Britain's Anna Wilks produced a foot-perfect cross-country round on the nine-year-old Touch of Pleasure to lead the individual competition at the 2014 Junior European Eventing Championships…

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Sat 16th Aug, 2014 | 8:23pm

Junior Yorkshire Skaters Selected For Slovenia International

Jake Fearnley and Eleanor Hirst
Jake Fearnley and Eleanor Hirst
Two junior ice skaters from Yorkshire are set to represent Team GB at an international competition in Slovenia later this month.

The National Ice Skating Association (NISA) has selected junior Ice…

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Thu 14th Aug, 2014 | 9:53am

Major UK Cycle Race Comes To South Yorkshire Village

photo by Craig Zadoroznyj
photo by Craig Zadoroznyj
A South Yorkshire cycle race will welcome thousands of spectators to the region for an action-packed day of racing in the village of Tickhill, between Doncaster and Sheffield, on Sunday 24th…

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Mon 11th Aug, 2014 | 2:31pm

South Yorkshire Trio Race The Train For Charity

Lindsy James, Andy Lockwood and Owen James
Lindsy James, Andy Lockwood and Owen James
Three South Yorkshire athletes Lindsy James, Owen James and Andy Lockwood are taking on the challenge of beating a steam train to raise money for Sheffield Hospitals Charity. This is a charity…

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Fri 8th Aug, 2014 | 3:57pm

The Sky's The Limit For Local Opticians

Victoria Chen - mid jump!
Victoria Chen - mid jump!
Two brave employees at a local opticians have faced their fears and taken part in a charity sky dive in order to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Victoria Chen, dispenser and Sophie…

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Thu 31st Jul, 2014 | 6:52pm

South Pennines Walk And Ride Festival Fun Countdown

Up the Buttress event in 2012
Up the Buttress event in 2012
Up the Buttress, family friendly rides, charity events, bike maintenance and so much more; the South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival has it all this September. The peloton may have been and gone…

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Mon 28th Jul, 2014 | 1:56pm

Cyclists Rise To The Yorkshire Wolds' Cycle Challenge

Team Ellis
Team Ellis
Having paid homage to their cycling hero, Sir Bradley Wiggins while preparing for the Yorkshire Wolds' cycling challenge, Team Ellis made it through the 146-mile ride earlier this month and raised…

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Thu 24th Jul, 2014 | 4:29pm

Air Ambulance Flying High Thanks To The Tour De Tickhill

 Jenny Eastham
Jenny Eastham
Mourning the departure of the Grand Depart? Well, the super summer of cycling in Yorkshire continues with the YESSS Tickhill Grand Prix.

The closed road cycle race is only its second year, but has…

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Wed 23rd Jul, 2014 | 3:15pm

Consular Statistics For The World Cup In Brazil 2014


It is estimated that twenty thousand England fans visited Brazil over the course of the tournament. Official ticket sales through the UK were the fourth highest, behind Brazil, the United States…

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Mon 14th Jul, 2014 | 10:28pm

There Are Only 16 Bradley Wiggins

Team Ellis gets set for its Yorkshire Wolds' Cycle Challenge
Team Ellis gets set for its Yorkshire Wolds' Cycle Challenge
Disappointed that they didn't see their cycling hero, Sir Bradley Wiggins in action during the Grand Départ, staff from Rillington-firm, Ellis have paid homage to the cycling knight ahead of the…

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Sat 12th Jul, 2014 | 6:15pm

Winning Goal For Future Football Star

young footballer Lily Crosthwaite with her father, Dave Crosthwaite
young footballer Lily Crosthwaite with her father, Dave Crosthwaite
Talented young football player, Lily Crosthwaite has no plans to hang up her boots in the near future after securing a sponsorship deal from HCS Mechanical Services in Northallerton.

The company's…

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Tue 8th Jul, 2014 | 3:33pm

Tiger Roars Cougars to Victory


A Paul Handforth super show carried the Keighley Cougars to an impressive victory which condemned Rochdale to an eight consecutive defeat.

This despite a dull first half in which Danny Jones was…

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Tue 1st Jul, 2014 | 9:32am

Mark Cavendish's Tour Bike Makes Early Appearance In Harrogate

Ashville Pre Prep Head, Carol Berrie, Pupils; Sadie Caldwell, William Cullen, Sophie Harris and Daniel Sammon, and The Lift Agency's Antony Robinson with Mark Cavendish's Specialized bike
Ashville Pre Prep Head, Carol Berrie, Pupils; Sadie Caldwell, William Cullen, Sophie Harris and Daniel Sammon, and The Lift Agency's Antony Robinson with Mark Cavendish's Specialized bike
Harrogate school pupils have been treated to an early visit from what could be one of the stars of the Grand Départ - Mark Cavendish's bike.

The Specialized S-Works CVNDSH Venge - worth in excess…

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Thu 26th Jun, 2014 | 11:19am

Local Sports Club To Represent GB


York Hotshots will be representing Great Britain at EUROGYM 2014 from 13th to 18th July 2014, in what will be a spectacular event.

Anna Murray, a coach from York Hotshots said: "The girls are…

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Mon 23rd Jun, 2014 | 7:45am

Sports Chiefs Hail "Best Ever" Summer For City's Young Athletes

Caption: Leeds' Commonwealth diving stars L-R Jack Laugher, Chis Mears, Yona Knight-Wisdom, Hannah Starling, Rebecca Gallantree, Matty Lee, James Denny and Alicia Blagg
Caption: Leeds' Commonwealth diving stars L-R Jack Laugher, Chis Mears, Yona Knight-Wisdom, Hannah Starling, Rebecca Gallantree, Matty Lee, James Denny and Alicia Blagg
Young divers from Leeds are set to make some massive waves at a string of major global sporting events.

Coaches at the City of Leeds Diving Club, which is supported by Leeds City Council, have…

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Fri 20th Jun, 2014 | 11:01am

A Touch Of Rio To Light Up Leeds' Millennium Square

England's final two group games will be on Millennium Square's big screen
England's final two group games will be on Millennium Square's big screen
The sights and sounds of host country Brazil will bring a carnival atmosphere to a popular Leeds city square this week as England continue their bid for World Cup glory.

With Roy Hodgson's men's…

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Tue 17th Jun, 2014 | 10:10am

Ashville College Host Follifoot Cricket Festival

The victorious Harrogate A team
The victorious Harrogate A team
Hundreds of young cricketers descended on the sports fields of Harrogate's Ashville College to compete in a district-wide tournament for U9s.

Built on the success of a smaller Festival in 2013…

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Wed 11th Jun, 2014 | 8:50pm

Holly Dives To National Success

Holly Prasanto
Holly Prasanto
Talented Holly Prasanto dived to success in the British Gas Elite Junior Diving Championships at Plymouth.

The talented 12 year old, a pupil at Silverdale School, Sheffield, won the 3 metre…

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Tue 10th Jun, 2014 | 9:18am

New Research Shows Gulf Between Pupils And Teachers On School Sport

Darren Padgett with a pupil
Darren Padgett with a pupil
Pupils and teachers have very different views about whether children are doing enough exercise to keep them healthy, according to new research by a school sport organisation and Sheffield Hallam…

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Tue 3rd Jun, 2014 | 11:47am

Tour De Tarn: Team Tarn At It Again!

Team Tarn
Team Tarn
A group of amateur cyclists are embarking on their fourth charity bike ride to raise money for Barnsley Hospice and Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity in Sheffield.

Team Tarn have already notched…

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Wed 28th May, 2014 | 9:24pm

Hanson In Austria

Chris Hanson
Chris Hanson
Yorkshire golfer Chris Hanson was unfortunate enough to miss out on the cut by a single shot at the Austrian Challenge Tour.

Heading to Austria after a positive weekend in Turkey, Hanson went into…

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Sun 25th May, 2014 | 8:42pm

Bantams Fall To First Defeat


Bradford City's unbeaten start to the season came to an end against Peterborough United in the club's final match before Wednesday's derby with Leeds United.

In awful conditions, the visitors…

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Tue 26th Aug, 2014 | 1:59pm

Supersub Kerr Grabs Victory For Avenue

Horsfall Stadium
Horsfall Stadium
A turnaround in a space of four second half minutes saw Bradford Park Avenue pick up another three points and continue their undefeated start to the new Vanarama Conference North season.

John…

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Mon 18th Aug, 2014 | 1:31pm

Thomas Feaheny
Kell Brook Wins The IBF Welterweight World Title
By Thomas Feaheny
Boxing Correspondent
Kell Brook
Kell Brook
Kell Brook upset the odds and won the IBF Welterweight World Title in the process after defeating Shawn Porter via unanimous decision in Carson, California.

The fight had been built up,…

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Sun 17th Aug, 2014 | 3:03pm

Great Britain In Gold Medal Position After Dressage

Great Britain's Anna Wilks and Touch of Pleasure
Great Britain's Anna Wilks and Touch of Pleasure
Great Britain is in first place in the team event at the 2014 Junior European Eventing Championships at Bishop Burton College, Yorkshire following the conclusion of the dressage phase. The hosts…

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Sat 16th Aug, 2014 | 9:00am

Robbie Barratt
Halifax Town 3 - 1 Southport
By Robbie Barratt
Sports Writer And Photographer
FC Halifax Town's James Bolton Celebrates With His Team Mates After Opening The Scoring (© Captis Picture Agency)
FC Halifax Town's James Bolton Celebrates With His Team Mates After Opening The Scoring (© Captis Picture Agency)
FC Halifax Town made it two wins on the trot after beating Southport 3-1 at the Shay on a wet Tuesday night.

With 3 changes from manager Neil Aspin to the starting line-up from the game at Dover.…

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Wed 13th Aug, 2014 | 8:49pm

National Recognition For Deaf Fitness Classes

Cobra Deaf signing
Cobra Deaf signing
Rallying call to vote in awards finals

A fitness centre in Shipley which runs signed exercise classes for deaf people has been shortlisted for a prestigious national Community Spirit award.

Shi…

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Sat 9th Aug, 2014 | 8:36pm

Commonwealth Games Success For Students

Swimmer Ellie Faulkner
Swimmer Ellie Faulkner
Four students from Sheffield Hallam University have won a total of six medals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Rebecca Turner, Ellie Faulkner, Daniel Reed and Jessica Taylor - bagged two…

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Mon 4th Aug, 2014 | 3:09pm

Local University Star Represents Great Britain In Rugby League

Phil with Ghana RL
Phil with Ghana RL
Local University student Phil Heath put on his boots and headed to Ghana to represent Great British Rugby League on a tour of the West African nation for two weeks.


Phil, who is from Batley in…

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Tue 29th Jul, 2014 | 4:34pm

Hospice Launches Very First Colour Assault


Rotherham Hospice is proud to launch a brand new event - the Colour Assault. A fun 4km assault course through woodland with the added twist of explosions of colour. Participants will tackle…

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Mon 28th Jul, 2014 | 12:50pm

Opening Date Set For New Leeds Boathouse


The new £1m boathouse in south Leeds has been 'topped out'. Work on the boat store finished earlier this year but construction on the rest of the project is nearing completion, with an…

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Thu 24th Jul, 2014 | 4:01pm

More Kits For Marton Juniors

under 13s team at Marton Football Club with Taylor Wimpey sales executive, John Walker
under 13s team at Marton Football Club with Taylor Wimpey sales executive, John Walker
Marton Football Club in Middlesbrough has further invested in its junior training equipment thanks to a donation from homebuilder Taylor Wimpey.

The developer has provided the under 13s team…

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Wed 23rd Jul, 2014 | 8:24am

Students Selected For Commonwealth Games

Ellie Faulkner
Ellie Faulkner
Ten students from Sheffield Hallam University are celebrating after they were selected to represent the home nations in the Commonwealth Games.

The group of students will represent Wales and…

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Mon 14th Jul, 2014 | 11:29am

Tom Errington
Gearing Up For England - Working For The Team
By Tom Errington
Sports Correspondent
James and Gail
James and Gail
James Maloney's Gearing up For England not only retells the incredible Italia 90 tournament, but tells a new side of the story followers of the England team will almost certainly not have heard…

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Wed 9th Jul, 2014 | 12:26pm

Olympic Star Jumps Into Action To Launch School Sport Spectacular

 Chris Tomlinson at the opening ceremony
Chris Tomlinson at the opening ceremony
Two-time Olympic long jump star Chris Tomlinson helped to kick off the South Yorkshire Sainsbury's School Games 2014 in Doncaster.

He joined more than 1,000 pupils from across Barnsley, Rotherham,…

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Thu 3rd Jul, 2014 | 9:02pm

Transmec UK Sponsors Talented Young West Yorkshire Cyclist

Harry Hardcastle & Paul Priestley, Transmec
Harry Hardcastle & Paul Priestley, Transmec
A talented West Yorkshire cyclist is being given a helping hand by a company that knows speed is of the essence.

Fifteen-year-old Harry Hardcastle, who is one of the country's top young road…

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Thu 26th Jun, 2014 | 3:34pm

Olympic Gold Medallist Visits Barnsley Taekwondo Club

Jade Jones and her coach, Paul Green at the Quest masterclass
Jade Jones and her coach, Paul Green at the Quest masterclass
Taekwondo star and gold medal winning Olympian, Jade Jones, paid a visit to Barnsley to inspire the next generation of Team GB stars.

Jade, whose gold medal winning moment was voted one of the…

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Mon 23rd Jun, 2014 | 8:59am

Barnsley Brings Back Bike Racing After A Ten Year Gap!


Barnsley is welcoming the first bike race to the town in over a decade just days before the greatest race on earth passes through the borough.

Barnsley's Criterium Race will take place on Tuesday…

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Fri 20th Jun, 2014 | 12:31pm

Yorkshire tennis star on Road to Wimbledon

Joe Whall
Joe Whall
A Yorkshire junior tennis player could be on his way to Wimbledon, almost exactly a year after the finals of the prestigious tournament inspired him to take up the sport.

Joseph Whall, 14, emerged…

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Fri 20th Jun, 2014 | 8:43am

Sheffield Diving Star Is National Champion

Millie Haffety
Millie Haffety
Millie Haffety became the National Diving Champion at the British Junior Elites competition at Plymouth recently.

The talented 14 year old, a pupil at Silverdale School, won the 14-18 Girls 3…

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Wed 11th Jun, 2014 | 10:00pm

Tennis Aces Play For Charity

 The Jim Jackson trophy presented to Ann Wilson and Andy Lambert
The Jim Jackson trophy presented to Ann Wilson and Andy Lambert
A charity tennis tournament held at Ripon Tennis Centre on 1st June raised £660 for local people with dementia and their carers through charity fundraisers, the Acorn Committee.

The…

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Tue 10th Jun, 2014 | 9:28am

Futsal Kicks Off Ahead Of Rio 2014


A major new study into Futsal, FIFA and UEFA's official version of five-aside-football, shows the sport is taking off in the UK but that more needs to be done to invest in facilities and…

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Tue 3rd Jun, 2014 | 4:53pm

TV Presenter Helps To Inspire Sheffield Girls To Get Active!

Helen Skelton-Myler inspires young girls from Handsworth Grange Community Sports College to get active
Helen Skelton-Myler inspires young girls from Handsworth Grange Community Sports College to get active
Former Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton-Myler visited Sheffield to inspire more than 100 school girls to get active.

Helen, who now presents FA Women's Super League football matches for BT…

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Sun 1st Jun, 2014 | 3:15pm

A 'Real' Treat For Cancer Survivor Bradley At Champions League Final

Football mad Bradley Marshall with Mike Hyman, founder of Kids 'n' Cancer at the Champions League Final
Football mad Bradley Marshall with Mike Hyman, founder of Kids 'n' Cancer at the Champions League Final
Bridlington schoolboy who has been battling cancer has enjoyed a dream trip to the Champions League Final thanks to the charity that helped him get pioneering treatment.

Football mad Bradley…

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Tue 27th May, 2014 | 5:31pm

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