Doncaster Knights v Rotherham Titans - Alex Keeton braced to make an impact off the bench

DO NOT try telling Doncaster Knights hooker Alex Keeton today’s British & Irish Cup game with Rotherham Titans is a ‘dead rubber’.

Rugby union
Ashton Terrace, Harehills. Picture: Google.

Girl, 5, and woman knocked to floor after collision with car in Leeds

A woman and a five-year-old girl were knocked to the floor after being involved in a collision with a car in Leeds.
New Bradford Bulls owners Graham Lowe and Andrew Chalmers (right) at the Provident Stadium, Bradford. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

New Bradford Bulls coach Geoff Toovey adds ‘exciting’ element to reborn club

THERE’S AN element of irony to the fact a qualified accountant has been appointed as coach of the new Bradford Bulls.

Bradford Bulls

Shots in the dark over Yorkshire’s skies

The sweeping panorama from Sutton Bank, fishing boats bobbing in Whitby harbour, Swaledale hay meadows ablaze with colour – we all have our idea of that special Yorkshire view, the one that really sums up all the county has to offer. But our favourite landscapes share one thing in common. Most of us imagine them bathed in glorious sunshine, far less obscured by approaching dusk – and those are the images captured by photographers for countless greetings cards, calendars and coffee table books.

Two charged with murder after death of Halifax man

Two charged with murder after death of Halifax man

Two men have been charged with murder after a man was found dead in Halifax.
Silsden and the edge of Rombalds.

Weekend Walk: Silsden Circular

This is a pleasant walk on the north side of the Aire Valley between Keighley and Skipton.

Walks and Cycling

Crunch time: Sheffield Steelers focus on Braehead before Cardiff Devils showdown

SHEFFIELD STEELERS’ captain Jonathan Phillips insists his team cannot afford to get too far ahead of themselves as they enter a crunch weekend in their bid to retain the Elite League title.

Ice Hockey
Sunny Cottage, Welburn

Quintessential cosy cottage for sale in sought-after village of Welburn

Sunny Cottage, Welburn

Price: £399,950

Saving for a deposit can take year without a little extra help

First-time buyers need to save long and hard

The average first-time buyer deposit in Yorkshire is £19,462, so saving creatively is crucial, says Sharon Dale

Does Sajid Javid care about the plight of the elderly?

Tom Richmond: Contempt where empathy is needed over care crisis

SYSTEMIC flaws in health policy were plain to see when Communities Secretary Sajid Javid played down the social care crisis when questioned by MPs this week.

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Theresa May delivers her Brexit speech.

Adam Bradford: Brexit and why Yorkshire sets the example for global Britain

IT was a clear, fully-fledged Brexit which Prime Minister Theresa May promised Britain this week. She used her eagerly-awaited speech to diplomats at Lancaster House to unveil her 12-point Brexit plan.

Opinion 2
Glaucous gulls have been sighted at Scarborough and in other coastal locations after recent storms.  Picture: Dave Mansell

Birdwatch: Distinctive gulls on the coast in the wake of tidal surge

Seawatchers have been on the lookout for rare gulls in the aftermath of last weekend’s gales and tidal surge.

A deer herd at Studley Royal in North Yorkshire, with red, fallow and sika deer.  Picture: Gary Longbottom

Wolds Diary: Unexpected natural beauties are a special treat in the woods

It has certainly been a better week. This year looks as if it will be fun.

Jockey Andrew Thornton.

Andrew Thornton determined to carry on his riding career

ANDREW Thornton insists his riding career is not over after learning he will be sidelined for around four months by the injury that tempered his 1,000th career success at Wincanton on Boxing Day.

Horse Racing
Cyrus Darius ridden by Brian Hughes.

Malcolm Jefferson hopeful of successful return for Cyrus Darius

MALCOLM JEFFERSON hopes his patience will be rewarded when his highly-regarded Cyrus Darius returns to the fray at Haydock today following a 20-month lay-off.

Horse Racing
Spotting a gap: Former Yorkshire Academy product and Northamptonshire first-teamer David Paynter, the great grandson of Bodyline hero Eddie, has designed a revolutionary new cricket shoe which has been endorsed by the likes of Ashes-winning England captain Michael Vaughan and Graeme Swann and which could make things more comfortable on the county circuit.

Weekend Interview: David Paynter - proudly filling the shoes of a famous old name

DAVID PAYNTER could not be more physically different to his famous great-grandfather.

Graphic: Graeme Bandeira.

Ready and willing: Toronto Wolfpack set to bear claws on transatlantic adventure

IF ANYONE had told Richard Whiting he would ever play at Hull FC for a club called Toronto Wolfpack, he would immediately think they had endured one big hit too many.

Matt Newby.

Basketball: Fresh Force targeting a double over Scorchers

Leeds Force are looking to end a five-game losing run when they hit the road to take on the Surrey Scorchers tonight.

TEAM SPIRIT: Nahki Wells is congratulated after scoring against Blackburn Rovers.

Huddersfield Town v Ipswich Town: Collective spirit of Terriers big positive for Nahki Wells

FOUR YEARS ago today, Nahki Wells was preparing for the biggest game of his life.

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Omar Elabdellaoui, left, has signed for Hull City on loan

Chelsea v Hull City: Livermore sale frees up cash for Silva to utilise

MARCO SILVA insists Jake Livermore’s sale to West Bromwich Albion was necessary to raise the funds for the re-jig of Hull City’s squad that he believes can keep the club in the Premier League.

Hull City
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