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Jayne Dowle: Look close to home to find lasting role models for life

PRIME Minister Theresa May insists that she has never had a single role model. In an interview with presenter Lorraine Kelly on ITV1’s Good Morning Britain, she said that she had been inspired by a range of people who got things done.

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Stewart Calligan needed the full waterproofs for a rough time at sea on his most recent fishing expedition.

Sea fishing: Slim pickings to show for braving the elements

Nature never fails to amaze me. As I was preparing my bait for a fishing trip I saw something out of my eye corner through the kitchen window. My resident squirrel, who I call Cyril and who had polished off all my cob nuts despite my netting of the bushes, had finally found a mate.

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Fishing rights available for ‘tranquil’ reservoir

Fishing rights available for ‘tranquil’ reservoir

A reservoir near Bingley that is home to rainbow trout is being offered up for lease by fishing clubs.

Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee celebrates winning gold in the Men's Triathlon at Fort Copacabana during the Rio Olympic Games this summer.  Pic: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Alistair Brownlee’s medical data leaked online

Double Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee is the latest British sports star to have his medical data leaked online by Russian computer hackers the Fancy Bears.

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Roger Beck pictured in action.

Fly fishing: Dried out riverbeds disrupt the season

I hated geography when I was at school. The single simple reason is that my geography teacher was incredibly boring; he was about as inspiring as leaking waders in February.

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Brownlee Tri at Harewood House 
with Alistair and Jonny Brownlee

Rio, Mexico, Harewood – Brownlee brothers spread spirit of triathlon

The image of Leeds brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee embracing across the triathlon finish line on the Copacabana promenade was one of the most touching moments of the Rio Olympic Games.

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Great Britain's Jack Laugher has won a silver medal in the men's three metres springboard at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on the eleventh day of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 16, 2016. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Diving champion Jack Laugher’s incredible journey to Olympic gold

NO ONE will be prouder than Jack Laugher when the gold medal-winning diver boards the open top bus which will carry Yorkshire’s Olympic and Paralympic champions through the streets of Leeds at teatime.

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Photo-finish as Brownlees race for selfies at triathlon

IF A punishing swim, bike ride and run wasn’t sufficient, triathlon titans Alistair and Jonny Brownlee have just added a fourth discipline – the selfie.

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Britain's Alistair Brownlee, left, helps his brother Jonny to get to the finish line during the Triathlon World Series event in Cozumel, Mexico, a feat which has taken sportsmanship to new levels.

Tom Richmond: The Brownlee brothers and a picture of sportsmanship that leaves rivals standing

FOR many, this dramatic photograph of the grimacing brothers-in-arms Alistair and Jonny Brownlee epitomises why these triathlon titans should be regarded as the best sports team in their home county of Yorkshire.

Jody Cundy has challenged his fellow GB Paralympic stars to carry the momentum from their Rio heroics towards Tokyo 2020 Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA.

Paralympics: GB turns attention to Tokyo 2020 after stunning Rio triumph

Jody Cundy has challenged his fellow Great British Paralympic stars to carry the momentum from their Rio heroics towards Tokyo 2020 and beyond.

Twice Olympic gold medal winner, triathlete Alistair Brownlee.

My Yorkshire: Triathlete Alistair Brownlee on his favourite people and places

Alistair Brownlee won successive gold medals in the triathlon at the 2012 London Olympics and then at the Rio Games this summer. Educated at Bradford Grammar School, the 28-year-old lives in Leeds.

In this videograb, Jonny Brownlee is helped over the line in Mexico by his brother Alistair

I’d have done it for anyone says Alistair Brownlee after sacrificing victory to help brother

Alistair Brownlee insisted he would have done the same for anyone after dramatically helping his ailing brother Jonny over the finish line at the World Triathlon series finale in Cozumel, Mexico.

Stewart Calligan wearing his Huddersfield Old Boys rugby shirt in tribute to Hull FCs Challenge Cup victory at Wembley.

Sea fishing: Sharp end to the day is a lesson learned

Now that Hull FC have finally triumphed at Wembley, beating Warrington 12-10 in the Rugby League Challenge Cup, I decided to wear my Huddersfield Old Boys rugby shirt on my next fishing trip as a sign of respect.

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GB Triathlete and training partner of the Brownlees, Mark Buckingham, joined a group of triathlon beginners at Roundhay Park for the GO TRI Absolute Beginners Open Water Swim session as part of Tri Something New, a British Triathlon & Leeds City Council programme to encourage Leeds locals to get into triathlon

Team GB triathlete Mark Buckingham helps Leeds locals to give it a ‘tri’

GB triathlete Mark Buckingham helped a group of beginners to give it a ‘tri’ at an open water swim session in Roundhay Park, Leeds.

The knotted midge, now known as the bleeping midge, solved the trout catching problem. Flies dressed by Stephen Cheetham

Fly fishing: Roger Beck’s trout snub puzzler

I’m afraid that this month’s column needs to be read after the 9pm watershed.

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Adam Peaty became Team GB's first male swimmer to win a gold medal at the Olympics since Yorkshire's Adrian Moorhouse in 1988.

YP Letters: Unhealthy state of school sport and swimming

From: John Appleyard, Firthcliffe Parade, Liversedge, West Yorkshire.

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Alistair Brownlee and Jonny Brownlee in the sea before setting off on their journey to first and second in Rio.

Rio 2016: Champion Alistair Brownlee targeting treble bid in Tokyo

Alistair Brownlee expects to bid for a hat-trick of triathlon golds at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

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Jack Laugher during the men's 3m springboard final. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA

Rio 2016: Yorkshire maintains vital role in midst of golden era for Team GB

If Yorkshire was a country it would have finished 17th on the medals table at the Rio Olympics – above Canada, New Zealand and South Africa among other sports-mad nations.

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Jonny and Alistair Brownlee after the triathlon at the Rio Olympics.

Tom Richmond: Bring that Brownlee Olympic spirit home for biggest win of all

COLLAPSED in a heap, the reaction of the indomitable Leeds brothers-in-arms Alistair and Jonny Brownlee best captured the spirit of the Rio Olympics – and the power of sport.

Tom Daley failed to qualify for the Olympic 10m platform final.

Rio 2016: Tom Daley despair as he plummets from first to last

Tearful Tom Daley plunged to his lowest ebb in diving after his bid for Olympic gold in Rio unravelled so spectacularly that he failed to qualify for the final of the 10 metres platform event.

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