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Brownlees caught out by the weather

The Brownlee brothers are no strangers to the odd triathlon, but it would seem a heavy outburst of snow is enough to stop the pair in their tracks.

Either that, or they're making moves for snow-cycling to become a winter olympic sport.

We'll let you decide.

Sam's plea to PM: Help 'make me better'

A 6-year-old from Otley who suffers from a rare genetic disorder has travelled to London today to urge the Prime Minister to make funding available for the drug that will help him live a normal life.

Vimizin, which has been supplied by the pharmaceutical company as an act of good will, will cease to be supplied this year. NHS England are yet to decide whether they'll fund it.

Last week, Sam's schoolmates made banners and wrote letters to David Cameron, and Sam's been practising putting his case forward:

Five Yorkshire stores to close

Tesco stores across Yorkshire are among 43 nationwide that the retailer has confirmed will close.

Five Yorkshire stores to close Credit: Press Association

The five stores are:

  • Doncaster (Superstore)
  • Crossgates (Metro)
  • Mexborough (Metro)
  • Woodseats (Metro)
  • Sheffield Manor (Express)

In addition, a Tesco Express store at Raymouth Lane, Worksop will close.


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2,000 Tesco jobs at risk as store closure list revealed

Tesco Credit: PA Wire

Around 2,000 Tesco workers have been told their jobs are at risk after the supermarket giant announced the location of 43 store closures.

Seven superstores and six Homeplus outlets are among the unprofitable shops identified for closure by new chief executive Dave Lewis.

Mr Lewis said: "The decision to close the stores has been exceptionally difficult to take. I recognise it will affect many hard-working colleagues, our customers and local communities.

"Our priority is to explain what this announcement means for our colleagues and, wherever possible, offer them alternative roles with Tesco."

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List of Tesco stores set for closure

These are the stores that Tesco have revealed are set to close.


  • Bedlington
  • Chatham
  • Connswater and Cregagh Road in Belfast
  • Doncaster
  • Kirkcaldy and Wrexham Dodds Lane

Homeplus shops

  • Bristol Cribbs Causeway
  • Chelmsford
  • Chester
  • Edinburgh
  • Southampton
  • Staines

Tesco Metro

  • Bicester
  • Bootle
  • Caerphilly
  • Crossgates
  • Devizes
  • Grangemouth
  • Mexborough
  • Morecambe
  • Ormskirk
  • Runcorn
  • Smethwick
  • Woodseats

Tesco Express convenience stores

  • Bearwood
  • Belvedere
  • Church Street, Ballymena
  • Heaton Chapel
  • Heybridge, Essex
  • Houghton Regis
  • Liverpool Kensington
  • Longbridge Road, Barking
  • Northfield, Birmingham
  • Raymouth Lane, Worksop
  • Sheffield Manor
  • South Tottenham High Road
  • Tredegar
  • Troon
  • Walsall Wood
  • Wealdstone
  • Whitley Bay
  • York Road, Hartlepool.
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