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Over a 1,000 people mourn Danny Jones

There were moving scenes today as more than 1,000 people lined the streets of Halifax to pay their last respects to the Keighley Cougars and Wales rugby league star Danny Jones.

Today his widow Lizzie cradled their five month old twins as she led the mourners at her husband's funeral.

The sport came together to honour the 29 year old who suffered a cardiac arrest just minutes into a game earlier this month.

John Shires reports:

Shop assistant says she is 'no hero' after tackling thief

A shop assistant has been praised today by both police and the public after she rugby-tackled a thief to the ground before making a citizen's arrest.

Fearless Josie Crossland's public-spirited actions in Barnsley town centre were captured on a mobile phone and the footage has since gone viral on social media.

But Josie said today she was just doing her public duty and doesn't want to be called a hero.

David Hirst reports:


Stags re-sign former striker Green

Mansfield Town have re-signed striker Matt Green.

Mansfield Town have re-signed striker Matt Green (right) Credit: Mansfield Town

The 28-year-old has signed a permanent deal to return to One Call Stadium.

Both myself and the chairman have thought long and hard in order to beat off competition from League One and Championship clubs to capture the signature of Matt Green. It’s a statement of our intent going into next season and it’s great to have him back on board. I thank the chairman for making this happen.

– Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray

The Stags have also signed left-back Malvind Benning on a free transfer.


James Milner appointed Leeds Children's University Chancellor

Former Leeds United player James Milner has been appointed the Chancellor of Leeds Children's University.

He took part in a training session and Q&A at Leeds Trinity University today.

Police find car in search for missing woman

Police searching for a missing woman from Nottinghamshire have found her car near Whitby Abbey.

Kathryn Summers

Kathryn Summers, 42, was last seen at her parents' address on 18 May.

Officers say they are growing concerned for her safety and are urging anyone who has seen Kathryn or has any information regarding her whereabouts to get in touch as soon as possible.

Kathryn is described as around five feet tall with shoulder-length, curly brown hair. She often wears glasses and has quite a pale complexion. She was last seen wearing a purple jacket, black trousers and black walking boots.

Leeds Rhinos snap up Giants' Mullally from 2016

Leeds Rhinos have announced the signing of Huddersfield Giants forward Anthony Mullally, 23, on a three year contract from the 2016 season.

Leeds Rhinos snap up Giants' Mullally from 2016 Credit: Press Association

Originally from Widnes, he came through the academy at his hometown club and made his debut aged 17. He moved to Brisbane Broncos. but returned to Widnes in 2012, winning promotion to the Super League. He joined Huddersfield Giants in 2013.

It is great to have agreed a three year contract with a club like the Rhinos with all the success they have had over recent years. Huddersfield have been very good to me so I wanted to make sure that I got the process finalised as quickly as possible.

– Anthony Mullally

We are pleased to have secured a player with the potential that Anthony has. We have seen first hand the impact he can have on a game and I am looking forward to working with him from next season.

– Brian McDermott, Leeds Rhinos coach

Edmund reaches French Open first round

Kyle Edmund from East Yorkshire has qualified for the first round of the French Open.

Edmund reaches French Open first round Credit: Press Association

He negotiated several qualifying rounds, finally beating A.Menendez-Maceiras 6-1, 6-4 to secure his place in the first round.

He could potentially face Scot Andy Murray in the first round.

Earlier this year he spoke to Chris Dawkes about his ambitions in the game

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