Daily Archives: May 5, 2016

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Is Bradford the third fattest city?

By Joe Hewlett People on the streets of Bradford today voiced their concerns on recent surveys of their region being deemed the third most obese community in the UK. Health and Social Care Information Centre has published 2014 records which show that there were 1,907 admissions to hospitals in Bradford with people being diagnosed as obese. (Bradford Town Centre) When speaking to…

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It’s Challenge time for the Rhinos

By William Maxwell and Ryan Stewart Embed from Getty Images Leeds Rhinos face off against local rivals Huddersfield Giants for the second consecutive week, this time in the challenge cup. Both sides have had disappointing campaigns thus far, with both the Rhinos and Giants languishing at the bottom of the Super League. The Rhinos, who…

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Appeal after man with a dog threatened Halifax station staff.

The British transport police have released CCTV footage of a man they wish to trace regarding their investigation into a male who threatened ticket office staff at Halifax station. A man abused and threatened staff on the morning of April 4th at 11.15am. PC Craig Virco said: “The man, who had a light brown dog…

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Ilkley Town to build all weather football pitch

By Jamie Woodhouse and Jack Simpson Ilkley Town AFC have put plans in place to build a new all weather football pitch to improve training for the team. An artists impression of the completed pitch.  Ilkley Town are an amateur football team in West Yorkshire, currently competing in the West Yorkshire Association Football Division one….

Stanley Spencer’s artwork to be displayed in West Yorkshire

By Abbey Gray Sir Stanley Spencer’s earliest known work is to be displayed alongside a short story in West Yorkshire. Spencer grew to become well known for his paintings that depicted biblical and mythical scenes as if they occurred within the landscape of his hometown, a small village called Cookham by the River Thames. The…

Harrogate Town in play-off decider

Harrogate are hoping they can rise to the challenge in Sunday’s play-off semi-final against AFC Fylde. Harrogate will be looking to ensure the game plays out differently to the first leg, where Town goalkeeper Peter Crook was kept busy the duration of the game. Having to make several top class saves to keep the score line…

National Sport Round-up

By Calum Rainey. Murray (left) shakes hands with Gilles Simon after a crushing victory.  Andy Murray has booked his place in the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open after a dominating performance to beat Gilles Simon in straight-sets (6-4, 6-2), the man he also beat in the 2008 final to lift the trophy. Murray, the current…

Do Leeds adults still use their local library?

By Kerri Bell.   A recent study conducted by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport has concluded that the number of British adults visiting libraries has fallen by over 30% in the last 10 years. According to the study the biggest fall was visits from 16-24 year olds. Libraries across the country are having…

Vardy lookalike goes viral

By Andrew Smith Jamie Vardy may be doing Yorkshire proud, but it’s his lookalike who is stealing the headlines. Lee Chapman, a Royal Mail Postman from Leicester, has had the week of his life. Chapman, has risen to stardom for one particular reason, he is Jamie Vardy’s lookalike. We spoke to Lee to hear about…

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