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Yorkshire appoint Ottis Gibson as new head coach on three-year contract

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Yorkshire have appointed Ottis Gibson as their new head coach on a three-year deal as the county begins rebuilding in the wake of the racism abuse scandal. The 52-year-old, who has been head coach for the West Indies ...

Yorkshire windmill added to England’s National Heritage list

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An 18th-century windmill in Yorkshire, the wreck of a second world war submarine off Dartmouth and a series of rare mud walls in Cambridgeshire are among 284 historic places added to the National Heritage list for Eng...

Yorkshire village’s half-lit Christmas tree labelled ‘worst in the north’

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The Christmas tree in Bailiff Bridge is shining a metaphorical light on the West Yorkshire village, having been described as “the worst in the north” after it was decorated only a third of the way up. Council bosses s...

Yorkshire shepherdess Amanda Owen: ‘The only spa I know about is a Spar shop’

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Our Yorkshire Farm, now in its fifth series, has been a surprise hit for Channel 5: it’s the broadcaster’s most popular show since 2016. It follows the adventures of 47-year-old Amanda Owen and her husband, Clive, on ...

Yorkshire cricket is in disgrace but the fight to tackle workplace racism is nationwide

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As a lawyer and managing director of a company that specialises in culture, law, and diversity and inclusion, I investigate allegations of harassment, bullying and discrimination often. The nature of my work means tha...

Yorkshire cricket whistleblowing hotline contacted by 36 people

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A whistleblowing hotline launched by Yorkshire to allow people to safely report discrimination has been contacted by 36 individuals in its first week, the club announced on Monday. The service was initiated by the clu...

West Yorkshire officer’s use of chokehold was ‘indefensible’, hearing told

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A police officer was filmed saying “chill out or I’ll choke you out” while arresting a suspect who responded by saying “I can’t breathe” and “I give up, I give up,” a misconduct hearing has heard. Footage of the arres...

Azeem Rafiq settles tribunal case with Yorkshire CCC and receives apology

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Azeem Rafiq has settled his employment tribunal case with Yorkshire amid praise and an apology from Kamlesh Patel, the new chair of the club, for lifting the lid on the racism he encountered while a player at Headingl...

A great walk to a great pub: the Fox & Coney, Yorkshire Wolds

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Start Fox & Coney, South Cave, East Yorkshire Distance 6½ or 9½ milesTime 3 or 4½ hoursTotal ascent 252 metresDifficulty Easy Classroom blackboards, pavement hopscotch, goalposts and cricket wickets drawn on wall...

Yorkshire suspended from hosting Tests as ECB weighs in on Rafiq case

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Yorkshire have been suspended from hosting international cricket and face the prospect of additional financial sanctions following the club’s botched handling of Azeem Rafiq’s racism allegations. The England and Wales...

Yorkshire cricket’s race row exposes a sport that’s gone backwards

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The racism that cricketer Azeem Rafiq suffered while playing for Yorkshire goes beyond the county to the very heart of the English game. It reflects the fact that, in stark contrast to football, cricket has for decade...

Sajid Javid says ‘heads should roll’ over Yorkshire cricket racism claims

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Yorkshire are facing the wrath of senior political figures over their handling of Azeem Rafiq’s allegations of racism at Headingley, with the club’s chair set to be questioned by digital, culture, media and sport comm...

West Yorkshire police question man after woman’s body found in suitcase

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Police are continuing to question a 45-year-old man after the body of a woman was found dumped in a suitcase four days after her wedding. The woman, named locally as Dawn Walker, was found dead in the village of Light...

Yorkshire CCC are institutionally racist. For me there is no other conclusion

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Yorkshire County Cricket Club are institutionally racist. There: that wasn’t so hard, was it? For years Yorkshire enabled, tolerated and normalised a dressing-room culture of racist discourse. They failed to create a ...

Yorkshire police poster warns against trick or treating this Halloween

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A police force in the north of England is trying to discourage children from trick or treating this Halloween because of Covid-19. South Yorkshire police (SYP) have produced a poster residents can print out and put in...

Azeem Rafiq hits out after Yorkshire take no action against staff over report

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Azeem Rafiq has accused Yorkshire of protecting their staff after the county said it will take no disciplinary action against any of its employees, players or executives following an independent report on allegations ...

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