It was a far cry from the racing at Aintree, but Yorkshire held it's own great steeplechase today with a 'Lamb National' in York. The race at Castle Howard was all part of the Easter Celebrations at the estate.
Hundreds of spectators turned out to cheer on Woolly Jumper, Red Ram and Mint Sauce along a course of brightly coloured jumps.
The Archbishop of York has immersed 16 people in a pool of water during open-air Easter baptisms today. Dr John Sentamu conducted the ceremony for the churchgoers, all from different Christian denominations, in a specially erected pool outside York Minster.
The Archbishop of York will be immersing people in a tank of water today for the annual Easter open-air baptism. Dr John Sentamu, will be conducting the ceremony for churchgoers from all different christian denominations.
He will be helping push worshippers under the water as they publicly re-affirm their faith. It is an historic tradition which symbolises the resurrection of Jesus.
Over a thousand bikers took to the streets of Sheffield for their very own Easter parade today all to raise money for Sheffield Children's Hospital. And leading them was Doncaster's former world superbike champion James Toseland.
Over 1000 bikers had their very own Easter parade through the streets of Sheffield. They finished their ride at Sheffield Children's Hospital and hope to raise over £5,000 for it through donations.
Leading them through the city streets was former world super bike champion James Toseland who, with his wife singer Katie Melua, are hospital patrons. Both were on hand to deliver Easter eggs to children on the wards.
Former World Superbike Champion James Toseland is leading a parade of around 2000 motorcyclists through Sheffield to raise money for The Children's Hospital Charity.
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has recorded a video message for Easter Sunday.