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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 ...

Yorkshire Regiment names soldier who died on army exercise on Salisbury Plain

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A soldier who died during an army training exercise on Salisbury Plain on Friday has been named as Pte Jethro Watson-Pickering. The 23-year-old was from the village of Boosbeck, North Yorkshire, and had been “part of ...

Yorkshire building society launches 0.78% rate mortgage

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Yorkshire building society this week launched a mortgage with a market-leading rate of 0.78% – but the cost could go up if the Bank of England moves interest rates. The mortgage, which is available to borrowers with a...

A great walk to a great pub: the Green Dragon, Yorkshire Dales

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Start Green Dragon pub HardrawDistance 9½ milesTime 3-4 hoursTotal ascent 490 metresDifficulty moderate An important truth was established some time ago when that celebrated bar room pundit Aristotle proved beyond all...

Get spirited away on a gin-making adventure in North Yorkshire

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‘It’s about to happen, I promise!” says Rob Crossley, the “Professor”, as he uses asbestos fingers to gingerly tip-tap his way along a copper pipe to where the magic is to begin. When the heat spreads all the way down...

Labour’s Dan Jarvis to step down as mayor of South Yorkshire after first term

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Dan Jarvis, who has spent the last three years as a Labour MP and the mayor of South Yorkshire, will not seek another term in the latter job, he has announced, saying he had never planned to carry out the dual role in...