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Doncaster Belles unveil plans for UK's first elite women's facility

Women's football team the Doncaster Belles have unveiled ambitious plans to build the UK's first dedicated elite women's training facility.

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Named the Belle Vue Belles, the facility will incorporate five grass and artificial pitches, a physiotherapy room, an indoor heated pool, a gym and residential rooms.

The club, who won promotion to Super League 1, the top division of the women's game, have also revealed that approximately 10 players will be given full time professional contracts.

Multi-vehicle crash on M621 - lane closed

There is queuing traffic on the M621 eastbound following a multi-vehicle accident.

Once lane has been closed following the collision between J3, A653 (City Centre) & J5, Tunstal Road.


Appeal after woman dragged down street by 'drive-by' robber

Police in Leeds are appealing for information after woman was dragged down the street by a 'drive-by' robber.

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The man, who was driving a black Renault Clio, grabbed the 18-year-old victim's handbag through the window of the car as she was walking along Victoria Terrace, Hyde Park, at about 5.20pm yesterday.

She had been carrying the bag in the crook of her arm and was unable to free herself and was dragged along the road scraping her knees. She collided with a parked car and fell to the ground and the man drove off with her bag in the direction of Belle Vue Road. The victim received hospital treatment for her injuries and was left badly shaken.

Detectives are linking the robbery to an attempted robbery on a 22-year-old woman which happened at about 5.15pm in Little Woodhouse Street that runs through the Leeds General Infirmary site.

The car involved had been stolen from Dewsbury Road, Beeston, at about 11.20am the same day. It has not yet been recovered.

Minute's applause in memory of Hull runner ahead of Yorkshire Marathon

A minute’s applause is to be held before the start of October’s Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon in memory of runner David Colley who sadly died at the Great North Run last month.

A minute's applause will be held for David Colley at the Yorkshire Marathon

Up to 10,000 runners will remember David, 58, from Hull, who, but for his untimely death, would have been taking part in the event.

David’s daughters Sarah and Emily will take part in the event’s 10 Mile race as a tribute to their father and to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

Along with Emily, David had already taken part in the Run For All Yorkshire Season Ticket this year – Leeds, York and Hull 10Ks – and was due to take part in what would have been his first marathon in York on October 11th.

Our dad was a wonderful man who was taken from us far too soon. We have been overwhelmed by the support from everyone, especially the running community, and wish to express our most heartfelt thanks for this at this very difficult time.

– David's daughter, Sarah

Man charged with attack on Rotherham taxi driver

Police in Rotherham have charged a 22-year-old local man in connection with an attack on a 40-year-old man at the weekend.

Jordan James, of Laudsdale Road, East Herringthorpe, has been remanded in custody to appear before Rotherham Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Thursday 8 October) charged with Section 18 assault.

Police were called at around 3.10am on Saturday 3 October following reports a 40-year-old taxi driver had allegedly been attacked in Campbell Drive, Herringthorpe.

The man remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

Three men, aged 25, 21 and 20-years-old, remain on police bail in connection with the incident.


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