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Batley players aim to strike World Championships gold

Four players from the Batley and Yorkshire underwater hockey team are representing Great Britain at the World Underwater Hockey Championships in Quebec, Canada, which starts tomorrow. Tom Pitchforth and Fiona Maynard will be the youngest players...

today, 14:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

Petanque players to compete at British Open

Some of the best petanque players from across Europe will desend on Heckmondwike this weekend for the international Tog 24 La British Open. Firth Park, home of Heckmondwike Petanque Club, have been chosen to stage this years’ prestigious boules...

today, 14:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

A family association with the Dukes stretching back 150 years

To mark the unveiling of a new memorial to the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment in Halifax town centre next May, Tom Scargill speaks to Brigadier Michael Bray about his family’s association with the Dukes. Next May’s unveiling of the statue commemorating...

today, 14:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

Thornhill Tennis Club aim to bring community together with free sports event

Thornhill Tennis Club has received a £2,250 grant from the One Community fund to help them run new projects. The projects aim to bring the community together and they are staging a free sports open day between 10am to 4pm at Thornhill Cricket and...

today, 14:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire ladies’ defence of crown remains on track

Yorkshire County Crown Green Ladies reached the semi-finals of the inter-county championship on Sunday in their bid to retain the title. Yorkshire beat Merseyside by 200 points overall as the away team won by 90 and the home team by 110 setting them...

today, 14:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

Trojans U7s continue to show improvement in three games with Drighlington

Thornhill Trojans Under-7s travelled to Drighlington to play three small sided games against their opponents. The Trojans youngsters produced another good performance against a well matched Driglington side in the first game. Jack Griffiths led the...

today, 14:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

The best wedding present

The Wedding Present The Lantern, Halifax, Sunday, July 22. ( The Wedding Present are playing a series of concert dates this year to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of their first singles collection, Tommy. Tommy was a...

today, 14:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

Do dock leaves cure nettle stings? Here's what to do if you get stung

For centuries dock leaves have been used by many as a simple way to stop the pain of nettle stings, but do they actually help or is it simply a placebo effect? There are numerous home remedies which all claim to be the best way to cure nettle stings,...

today, 14:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

WATCH: Stunning footage of Batley's Step into the Future celebration

Children from across the region joined as part of the Step into the Future celebration last month, as things stepped up a gear heading into the official Great Get Together weekend. More In Common, run in no small part by Jo Cox's sister Kim...

today, 14:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

Top of the comedy class

Happiness Injection with Shonette Bason-Wood and Hywel Roberts Jolly Tap Real Ale Café, Wakefield tonight (July 20) from 7-9pm Comedienne, motivational speaker and positive thinker, Shonette started her working life as a primary school teacher, before...

yesterday, 18:59 in Yorkshire & Humber

Treat yourself to a second helping of food and drink festival

Halifax Piece Hall’s first Chow Down festival in June saw 30,000 food fans crowd into the grade-one listed building for a stunning weekend in the sunshine - and the second is being served up from tomorrow. The second event in the series, which will...

yesterday, 17:19 in Yorkshire & Humber

Walker inspires Cleckheaton to terrific victory over Lawrence

Cleckheaton’s Nick Walker inspired his side to a terrific 81-run victory over Pudsey St Lawrence last Saturday as the Allrounder Bradford Premier League title race took another twist. Walker was in superb form with bat and ball as he first hammered an...

yesterday, 17:19 in Yorkshire & Humber

Scholes secure crucial win over Bingley and move out of Premier drop zone

Scholes moved out of the Allrounder Bradford Premier League relegation zone after they secured a 37-run win over Bradford and Bingley, who slipped to second-bottom. Chris Dennison (42) helped give the Scholes innings a good start as he shared a 69-run...

yesterday, 17:19 in Yorkshire & Humber

Charity to throw on free 'Summer break-up' community event

A Dewsbury charity is hosting a community family event on Sunday. Hope Welfare Trust will bring people together at Ravensthorpe Playing Field on Tanhouse Street from 10am until 6pm. Charity secretary Mohammed Zahoor said: "The festival event will...

yesterday, 17:19 in Yorkshire & Humber

Hanging Heaton edge out Methley in thrilling Twenty20 Cup Final

Hanging Heaton retained the JW Lees Bradford League Twenty20 Cup as they earned a thrilling five-run win over Methley at Bennett Lane last Sunday. The game had several twists but it was three brilliant catches, including a match clincher close to the...

yesterday, 17:19 in Yorkshire & Humber

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