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From Bowie to Briggate: Sound recordist takes Leeds Beckett University role

A sound recordist and producer who has worked with some of the biggest names in the music business has taken a post as a lecturer at a Leeds University.

Ken Scott has worked with some of the world's biggest artists, like David Bowie (above) Credit: Press Association

Ken Scott laid down the vocals and instruments on some of the most famous songs in the world, as well as producing albums with the likes of David Bowie.

Now, Ken is passing on his knowledge to sound recordists of the future, as Mark Witty reports:


Woman dumps cheating husband with motorway sign

A scorned woman dumped her husband in a big way yesterday - by announcing it on a huge roadside sign.

The billboard in which 'Lisa' dumps cheating 'Paul'

The wife, known only as Lisa, left the giant 15ft x 10ft message overnight for husband Paul to see on his drive to work.

But thousands of other motorists also saw it as she put it alongside the busy Sheffield Parkway, a major commuter route into the South Yorkshire city.

It read:

To my cheating husband Paul. You deserve each other. When you get home I won't be there.

Enjoy your drive to work! Lisa.

– 'Lisa'

The sign went up around 11pm on Tuesday night by the side of the dual carriageway, which runs off the M1 for five miles into Sheffield. Mark Catterall, from advertising agency Kong Media who sold Lisa the advertising space, said she paid "hundreds of pounds" for her exit sign.

Billboard company Anco Digital confirmed the sign was displayed for three hours between 6am and 9am on Wednesday morning.

Playing with the boys !

A trailblazing teenager has written a new book telling the story of her life playing football alongside the boys.

Sixteen year old Niamh McKevitt from Sheffield became the only girl in the whole of England to play boy's football in her age group.

And she hopes her book - Playing with the Boys - will encourage more girls to take up the beautiful game.

Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! Search underway for Scarborough's new town crier

Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! Hear ye this news! The search is underway for a new town crier for the coastal town of Scarborough in North Yorkshire!

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Following the retirement of Honorary Freeman of the Borough, Alan Booth MBE, after 31 years of service, Scarborough Borough Council is calling on anyone interested in taking up the honorary position to apply and take part in an outdoor public audition in front of a judging panel on Friday 9 October.

When asked about what qualities are most needed to make a good town crier, Alan Booth MBE, who will be on the judging panel, said:

"Ultimately, we'll be looking for someone that wants to do the job for the love of the town and the borough. They should always have the best interests of the area at heart. As well as the obvious skill of loud hailing, a town crier has to demonstrate exemplary behaviour at all times and be smart in appearance. They must like meeting people, engaging in conversation with young and old and listening to others. A good knowledge of the area's history, culture and attractions would be a distinct advantage although they should also be willing to learn on the job.”

At the audition, each candidate will have to hail two announcements, one written by the judging panel, which will be provided to candidates in advance and one that the candidate has personally written for the occasion.

The council must receive applications, including submission of each candidate’s personal announcement, no later than 30 September.


Bradford Snowboarding Olympian wows with new stunt

Team GB’s Olympic Snowboarder finalist, Jamie Nicholls, has taken indoor snowboarding to a new level with the release of his second stunt video.

It features the 22-year-old, who is from Bradford, completing seven different daring snowboard tricks.

In 2014, Nicholls filmed his first stunt video ‘Hemel Run’ which quickly became a viral phenomenon, receiving over 7 million views.

He aims for the same success with this new video which sees him complete a front-flip with a 540-degree spin in the air, a stunt which has never been done in the UK.

Jamie said: “I am excited to see if everyone likes my 2015 ‘Hemel Run 2’ as much as 2014’s footage! It’s definitely bigger and better than last year’s. I just wanted to do something even more inspiring that would push the limits of UK snowboarding even further.”

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