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James Milner returns to Leeds to inspire next generation of sporting stars

England international, and former Leeds United midfielder, James Milner, will be back in Leeds today as he is appointed Chancellor of Leeds Children's University.

James Milner will be appointed as Chancellor of Leeds Children's University Credit: Press Association

Leeds Children's University , based at Leeds Trinity University, aims to promote social mobility by providing learning experiences outside normal school hours to children aged seven to 14, and forms part of a wider, nationwide, initiative.

Milner, who currently plays for Manchester City, will hold a footballing masterclass and give advice to pupils on forging a career as an elite athlete.

Danny Jones: Funeral to be held for late Rugby League star

The funeral will take place today of Keighley Cougars player Danny Jones.

Almost £150,000 has been raised in Danny Jones' memory

The 29-year-old died of a rare heart condition after collapsing while playing for the Cougars in London in early May.

Almost £150,000 has been raised by the Rugby League Benevolent Fund for a trust fund for his baby twins since his death.

The Wales international's will be held at St Mary's Church in Halifax.

The wake will follow at Brighouse Rangers ARLFC in Halifax, which his widow, Lizzie, hopes will be a celebration of his life:

We want people to come in their rugby jerseys and wear bright colours to remember his wonderful fun personality.

– Lizzie Jones


International Bell-ringing meeting comes to East Yorkshire

Almost 200 bell ringers will descend on East Yorkshire this weekend for the 118th annual Council of Church Bell Ringers meeting.

Beverley Minster will be high on the 'Ringer's' list

Representatives from as far as Australia, New Zealand and North America will meet to ring every church bell in the county.

'Ringers' will arrive in the city on Friday evening after stopping off along the A63 corridor to ring bells at several churches on the way. Between committee meetings and social events across the city, delegates will embark on a ringing tour of the area, taking the opportunity to cross off - or "tower grab" - as many East Yorkshire churches as possible from their list of Church Bells of Britain.


Doctors offered up to £5,000 to work in East Yorkshire

General Practice doctors are being offered financial incentives of up to £5,000 to work in Hull and East Yorkshire.

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The county is the second worst in the country for unfilled posts, with over a third of GP training posts currently unfilled.

Along with the financial packages offered to British doctors, the Local Clinical Commissioning group has also started a recruitment programme targeting GPs from the Netherlands to fill the positions.

Double success for Emmerdale at British Soap Awards

Emmerdale are celebrating a double success after picking up two awards at the British Soap Awards.

Verity Rushworth won Best Scene for her performance as Donna Windsor Credit: Press Association

Verity Rushworth picked up the Scene of the Year award for Donna Windsor's goodbye to her on-screen daughter, Amelia Flanagan, who plays April Windsor.

It was a successful evening for Amelia too, who won Best Young Performance for her role as April:

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