Hundreds of trade union members have staged a march through Leeds. The annual May Day rally has been organised by the Trades Union Council. The TUC is protesting against public sector cuts and hopes to encourage more people to join unions to fight for better pay and working conditions.
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A memorial to one of Britain's most successful professional cyclists has been dressed up for the Tour De Yorkshire.
Thomas Simpson, who lived in Harworth, started cycling as a teenager and won a bronze medal at the1956 Summer Olympics and a silver at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.
He died aged 29 after collapsing during the ascent of Mont Ventous.
Today's race will pass the memorial in Harworth in North Nottinghamshire.
World Champion cyclist Lizzie Armitstead thanks the fans who have turned out so see her set off from her home town of Otley on the 135km Women's Tour de Yorkshire cycling race.
Trades Union Congress (TUC) is planning to hold a rally in Leeds today.
The march, at Victoria Gardens, outside Leeds City Art Gallery begins at 11.30am. Speakers include Tim Roache, General Secretary of GMB and Leeds East MP Richard Burgon.
One of the groups taking part, Leeds No Borders is calling for the right to work for asylum seekers, equal rights & pay for migrant workers and an end to what they describe as 'racist' immigration controls.