Jumping through hoops: Basil with his new headgear

Jumping through hoops:

A blind dog found abandoned has been given a special gadget to help it find its way around

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Leeds call off friendly after opposition fails to turn up

A pre-season friendly between Leeds United and Viitorul Constanta was called off after the Romanian side failed to turn up for the game.

The West Yorkshire club tweeted:

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Our game with Viitorul Constanta has been forced to be called off due to the Romanian side not turning up at the ground #lufc

Leeds, who play in the second tier of English football, said they would still play a friendly against themselves to ease the disappointment of fans who had travelled to watch the match.

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United will now field two Leeds XIs that will play against eachother in the absence of an opposition for the travelling supporters #lufc

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DH: "as of yet the Romanians haven't turned up but we are ready to play. We have officials, match kit and we are here." #lufc

The game against Viitoral, owned by Romanian football legend Gheorghe Hagi, was due to take place in northern Italy.

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Brian Blessed immortalised in maize

Yorkshire actor Brian Blessed is often described as being larger than life - and now he really is. A fifty metre outline of his head features in the latest York Maze.

He appears alongside two other famous Yorkshire men - Geoffrey Boycott and Jeremy Clarkson. But, modest as always, he insisted today that he was the sexiest of the three.

From York Chris Kiddey reports:

Read: Maze grown in the shape of Brian Blessed's face

Watch: Brian Blessed's best bits

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Blind dog's life changed by donated headgear

A blind dog from Spalding has become the first in the country to benefit from a gadget that stops him bumping in to things.

Basil was found abandoned, hungry and bruised before being rescued and taken in by a foster family. The new headgear was donated by an American company who heard about his condition.

Read: Jumping through hoops: Blind dog given special gadget to help it navigate

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