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Quartet return for Ripon City derby

Ripon City will be buoyed by the return of four key players when rivals Boroughbridge arrive for the West Riding County Cup third round (1pm).

Non League
York City's Tom Allan

Harrogate Town loan York City defender Tom Allan

Harrogate Town have brought in York City defender Tom Allan on a month’s loan to ease their defensive problems.

Non League

Pictures from the weekend's junior football action from the Russell Foster Youth Leagues

Pictures of our young sporting talent in action at the weekend.

Football
Gary Butler winning the Unsung Hero award at last year's Sunshine Awards, presented by Karen McKeon of sponsors Specsavers. PIC BY ROB LOCK 13-5-2016

Nominate your heroes of Morecambe as Sunshine Awards return

Our Sunshine Awards are coming back for the eighth consecutive year.

News
Challengers lose ground in Premier Division title-race after draw

Challengers lose ground in Premier Division title-race after draw

Title-challengers Halifax Hammers and Carrington drew 3-3 in their crucial clash in the Ziggys Metro Cars Halifax Sunday League Premier Division.

Football
Taylor Wimpey said the housing market is underpinned by a competitive mortgage market and low interest rates

Taylor Wimpey sees strong demand for housing

Housebuilder ​Taylor Wimpey ​reported a ​very good​​ start to 2017 and ​said it is​ encouraged by robust trading and ​high ​levels of demand.

Business
Rafa Benitez will be glad to see the youngsters progress.

Charman double sees Newcastle United Under-23s progress in Premier League Cup

Two second-half strikes from substitute Luke Charman ensured Newcastle United Under-23s beat Southampton to progress out of their Premier League Cup group.

Football
The picture on Sheffield's roads at 4.30pm, courtesy of the AA's travel checker, with red lines indicating queuing and slow-moving traffic

Traffic piling up in Sheffield as taxi drivers begin go-slow protest

Traffic appears to be piling up in Sheffield ahead of Tuesday's rush hour, as protesting taxi drivers begin a go-slow through the city.

News
Man smoking a cannabis joint. Pic: PA.

Victims of illicit drug poisoning in South Tyneside on the rise

The number of people in South Tynesiders who need hospital treatment after suffering illicit drug poisoning is on the rise.

Health
Providents chief executive Peter Crook said the group has kept a tight control on credit

Provident beats Brexit worries

Credit lender Provident Financial said ​the increased risk of ​rising unemployment and inflation ​following Br​exit is not likely to have a significant impact ​on the group ​in 2017 as it reported a hefty rise in ​2016 profit​s​.

Business
Tarik Abdulla.

‘We’re not racists,’ say family of Muslim who spat on baby

A Muslim man says he wants to clear his family’s name 
after his brother was 
convicted of a racially motivated spitting attack on a baby.

News
Luke Gale, who scored a spectacular try straight off a Warrington restart.

Attacking display at Warrington delights Castleford boss

Delighted Castleford Tigers boss Daryl Powell described his side’s attacking play against Warrington Wolves as “unbelievable” at times as they ran in six tries against the likely title challengers, including a burst of four in eight minutes in the first half.

Sport
All aboard for the re-opening the miniature railway at Thompson Park in Burnley

All aboard for re-opening of miniature railway

The popular miniature railway at Burnley's Thompson Park is set to open again for the season this weekend.(Saturday, March 4th)

News
Meden Sports Centre is to close as Mansfield District Council has decided to withdraw from managing the facility.

LETTER: Disgusted at swimming baths closure

I am disgusted Mansfield District Council has seen fit to close the swimming baths at Warsop.

Your Say
World Book Day

Last minute costume ideas for World Book Day

It's World Book Day this Thursday March 2.

Arts
Jim Bentley with his Manager of the Month award in August 2016. The Morecambe boss has also won our 2017 Ambassador Award.

Shrimps boss leads by example to win our top award

We are delighted to announce that the recipient of this year’s Visitor Ambassador Award is the manager of Morecambe Football Club, Jim Bentley.

News
Jonjo Shelvey

LIVE: Brighton v Newcastle United - All the news and build up ahead of tonight's top of the table clash

Newcastle United head to the Amex Stadium this evening looking to regain their place at the top of the Championship.

Football
Chris Hughton

Chris Hughton reflects on his 'ups and downs' at Newcastle

Chris Hughton says he'll "never forget" his time on Tyneside.
Football 1
We want to know how your business will be affected by the rates revaluation - vote in our poll today!

Poll and petition: How will the rates revaluation affect Harrogate District businesses

Businesses across the Harrogate District, which expect to see an increase in their rates this April, are being encouraged to sign a petition demanding more support from the government.
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