0 Have your say A period of domestic domination for some of Yorkshire’s top athletes could be under serious threat at this weekend’s British Athletics Indoor Championships, as they head to Birmingham having to fend off some all-too familiar young talent gunning for their national crowns. Last year’s record breaking, and ultimately dance-inducing, men’s 5,000m race walk could this year be taken one step further, with three-time champion Tom Bosworth facing strong competition from young fellow-Leeds Beckett athlete Callum Wilkinson after both managed to break the record at the British outdoor final last season.Meanwhile, Leeds-based racewalker and 2017 champion Gemma Bridge will have outdoor 5,000m record breaker and Leeds University athlete Bethan Davies standing in her way, as all four athletes prepare for April’s Commonwealth Games with what promise to be two mouth-watering race walk clashes.Elsewhere, after almost seeming like a personal gold … [Read more...] about Bosworth facing title threat from Wilkinson
PUBLISHED: 12:07 11 July 2012 | UPDATED: 23:44 18 July 2012 Zara Phillips adds her name to the Team GB wall during one of the London 2012 kitting out sessions at Loughborough University. Here is the definitive list of British sportsmen and women competing for success at the Games of the XXX Summer Olympiad in London, from July 27 to August 12. Olympic divier Tom Daley. The British Olympic Association completed their delegation registration meeting on Monday, July 9, with the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (Locog) and officially entered the Team GB squad for London 2012. Team GB will be represented by 542 athletes across all 26 sports on the Olympic programme. • AQUATICS-DIVING (12) – Men: Tom Daley (DOB: born 21/05/1994; From: Plymouth), Pete Waterfield (12/03/1981, Walthamstow), Jack Laugher (30/01/1995, Harrogate), Chris Mears (07/02/1993, Reading), Nick Robinson-Baker (24/06/1984, Exeter); Women: Stacie Powell (born 18/12/1985, Bristol), Monique … [Read more...] about Team GB’s official squad for the 2012 London Olympics
PUBLISHED: 13:57 11 February 2018 | UPDATED: 14:07 11 February 2018 Charlie Hodson is the Executive Chef at the Fur & Feather at Woodbastwick. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant Charlie Hodson, the Executive Head Chef at The Fur & Feather in Woodbastwick, is in the running for VisitEngland’s 2018 Tourism Superstar award. Charlie Hodson with his team, from left, Julie Freeman, Victoria Paice, and Tom Giles. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY The Norfolk chef goes up against nine others from across the staycation tourism industry in the unsung hero competition. Lauding Charlie’s foodie credentials, the judges said: “He combines amazing locally sourced produce, showcasing all that’s available – such as crabs, oils and meats. “He promotes suppliers via social media and on his demo stages. A true Norfolk food hero!” Duane Dibartolomeo, owner of the Grosvenor Fish Bar in Norwich, was crowned VisitEnglands Tourism Superstar in 2017. Picture: ANTONY … [Read more...] about ‘A true Norfolk food hero!’
A "TROUBLED" patient just released from a mental health unit snatched a baby from its mother outside a hospital, a court heard.Alicia Steward, 23, approached the horrified mother and grabbed the infant as she waited for a taxi in a hospital foyer on Wednesday - with the child in a baby carrier.Steward, of no fixed address, had been discharged the same day from the Avondale unit at Hull Royal Infirmary, East Yorks.Sally Robinson, prosecuting at Hull Magistrates Court, said a young female, apparently talking to herself, twice approached the mother, asking "is that my baby?"Steward is said to have hoisted the baby carrier over her head, pursued by a prison officer and others who detained her in the car park.Richard Fowler, defending, said there were "extremely concerning" aspects of the case.Miss Steward was "clearly troubled" and he was "horrified" there was no one from the mental health team in court.She was remanded in custody to appear at Hull Crown Court on January 26.No plea was … [Read more...] about ‘Troubled’ patient just released from hospital snatched a newborn from its mother as she waited for a taxi home
A woman has appeared in court charged with abducting a baby from Hull Royal Infirmary. The infant, a boy aged two months, was in a baby carrier next to his mother who was waiting for a taxi when a woman allegedly picked him up and ran off. She was chased by a prison officer and a member of the public and was "detained" in the hospital car park, Hull Magistrates' Court heard. Alicia Steward, 23, of no fixed address, appeared in custody in court on Friday charged with taking a child under 16 from the lawful control of another on December 27. Sally Robinson, prosecuting, said the mother had taken her son to hospital and was waiting with him in a doorway for a taxi she had booked. Ms Steward was not asked to enter a plea and was remanded in custody to appear at Hull Crown Court on January 26. … [Read more...] about Woman ‘snatched two-month-old baby from his mother as she waited for a taxi in hospital foyer’
More than a thousand people have been recognised for their services to the UK in the Queen's New Year Honours list. Recipients include sports stars, celebs, and politicans, as well as hundreds of community champions recognised for the work they do in their local area. Bee Gee Barry Gibb was made a Sir, alongside Beatle Ringo Starr, while Strictly’s Darcey Bussell was made a Dame. But the list was not without controversy, as Theresa May rewarded her political allies – with a Tory MP who holds power over her future winning a knighthood. Here are some of the big names who'll be dressing up for a trip to see The Queen - plus a full list of all those getting a gong. The honours in numbers In total, 1,123 people where given awards this year, with 318 getting a BEM, 452 an MBE, and 211 an OBE. The rest were given other awards,such as knighthoods or damehoods, or other honours. Around 70% of the recipients were recognised for their work in their local community, in either a … [Read more...] about New Year Honours list in full – All the people being rewarded for services to Britain in 2018
A MUM born and bred in Yorkshire has been left speaking in different accents - including Australian and even Jamaican - after developing a rare medical condition.Terri White has an unusual form of foreign accent syndrome, meaning her accent can change at the drop of a hat.Despite living in Hull her entire life, Terri doesn't know what accent will come out of her mouth next, with the 48-year-old just one of 60 people around the world thought to have the condition.Having lived with the condition for ten years, said she had now come to terms with it - with the unexpected accents often making her laugh.She said: "In the beginning I was upset because I thought, 'How long's it going to last? What will people think of me?' But I've learnt to live with it now. It's part of me. If people have a problem with it then it's their problem and not mine."Describing how she first developed the condition in 2006, Terri, from Bransholme in Hull, East Yorks, said: "The first … [Read more...] about Mum from Hull left speaking in Scouse, Geordie, Australian and Jamaican accents because of rare condition
AS September kicks off and the Autumn months set in, we look at which celebrities will be celebrating their birthdays this month.Kicking off September in style, TV and radio presenter Fearne Cotton celebrated her 35th birthday by inking herself with a tribute to David Bowie.The star, who already has a number of inkings, had a small lightning bolt tattoo etched on her rib cage.Music royalty Beyonce celebrated her 35th birthday on 4 September. Her celebrations come shortly after scooping six trophies at the MTV Video Music Awards.Beyonce held a 70s themed Soul Train party, where she was spotted dancing with husband Jay Z - she invited an array of superstar guests, including Usher, Alicia Keys and Serena Williams.Former Bridget Jones star Hugh Grant will be celebrating his 56th birthday on September 9 this year, making him just one day older than Colin Firth. However, we can assume the pair will not be celebrating together, as Hugh Grant snubbed the chance to appear in the … [Read more...] about Celebrity birthdays in September – from Hugh Grant to Prince Harry, which stars were born this month?