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Welcome to Yorkshire boss latest to get soaked

The man responsible for bringing the Tour de France to Yorkshire has become the latest person to take on the 'ice bucket challenge', having been nominated by Tour Director, Christian Prudhomme.

The global craze involves being soaked by ice-cold water in order to raise money for motor neurone disease.

Bruce delighted to have Dawson at the KC

Hull City boss Steve Bruce says signing Michael Dawson gives his defence a boost in experience.

Bruce has already pledged to rotate his squad should the Tigers overturn a 1-0 first leg deficit and reach the Europa League group stages.

Adding Dawson to his son Alex, captain Curtis Davies and James Chester gives the former Wigan and Sunderland boss options at the back:


Double trouble for stolen monkey

A monkey kidnapped from Blackpool zoo and found in West Yorkshire - now has her hands rather full.

Mamma, a cotton top Tamarin has just given birth to twins

Back in the spring thieves cut a hole in the zoo's perimeter fence and stole one baby, two females along and two male emperor tamarins.

All but the very youngest were eventually found in Brighouse.

Sarah Clark reports:

Police presence increased for Lokeren tie

Humberside Police say they are increasing the number of officers on duty for tomorrow's Europa League match between Hull City and KSC Lokeren.

Senior officers are responding to the trouble which flared between rival supporters after last week's first leg in Belgium which they insist was caused by a small minority of people.

James Webster reports:


Adults must stop 'hiding behind professionalism'

The Children's Commissioner for England, Dr Maggie Atkinson, has said that anyone who comes into contact with children has a responsibility to act on abuse and sexual exploitation.

She said: "Stop hiding behind your professionalism ... and really see the child in front of you, and listen to what they're telling you".


Clark leaves Castleford for Warrington

Castleford Tigers have confirmed that Daryl Clark will leave the club at the end of the 2014 Super League Season.

Clark to leave Castleford
Clark to leave Castleford Credit: Castleford Tigers

He has signed a four-year deal with Warrington Wolves from next season until November 2018.

Clark came through the scholarship and academy ranks at Castleford which is his home town club. He made his first-team debut in 2010, becoming a regular in the side the following year.

When I took on the head coach job last season the deal had already been done for Daryl to move to Warrington which secured the future of the club at that time. Whilst we obviously don't want to lose our best players this deal was in the best interests of the club. I have to say that Daryl has been an absolute pleasure to work with and it has been great to see him mature as a player and person this season.

– Daryl Powell, Castleford Tigers coach

I’ve really enjoyed my time here at Castleford Tigers. This is my home town club and I will always be a Cas fan. My proudest moment has been helping this team reach the Challenge Cup Final and I’ll continue to give my all to help Castleford Tigers reach the Super League Grand Final.

– Daryl Clark
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