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Brownlees caught out by the weather

The Brownlee brothers are no strangers to the odd triathlon, but it would seem a heavy outburst of snow is enough to stop the pair in their tracks.

Either that, or they're making moves for snow-cycling to become a winter olympic sport.

We'll let you decide.

Five Yorkshire stores to close

Tesco stores across Yorkshire are among 43 nationwide that the retailer has confirmed will close.

Five Yorkshire stores to close Credit: Press Association

The five stores are:

  • Doncaster (Superstore)
  • Crossgates (Metro)
  • Mexborough (Metro)
  • Woodseats (Metro)
  • Sheffield Manor (Express)

In addition, a Tesco Express store at Raymouth Lane, Worksop will close.

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List of Tesco stores set for closure

These are the stores that Tesco have revealed are set to close.


  • Bedlington
  • Chatham
  • Connswater and Cregagh Road in Belfast
  • Doncaster
  • Kirkcaldy and Wrexham Dodds Lane

Homeplus shops

  • Bristol Cribbs Causeway
  • Chelmsford
  • Chester
  • Edinburgh
  • Southampton
  • Staines

Tesco Metro

  • Bicester
  • Bootle
  • Caerphilly
  • Crossgates
  • Devizes
  • Grangemouth
  • Mexborough
  • Morecambe
  • Ormskirk
  • Runcorn
  • Smethwick
  • Woodseats

Tesco Express convenience stores

  • Bearwood
  • Belvedere
  • Church Street, Ballymena
  • Heaton Chapel
  • Heybridge, Essex
  • Houghton Regis
  • Liverpool Kensington
  • Longbridge Road, Barking
  • Northfield, Birmingham
  • Raymouth Lane, Worksop
  • Sheffield Manor
  • South Tottenham High Road
  • Tredegar
  • Troon
  • Walsall Wood
  • Wealdstone
  • Whitley Bay
  • York Road, Hartlepool.
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2,000 Tesco jobs at risk as store closure list revealed

Tesco Credit: PA Wire

Around 2,000 Tesco workers have been told their jobs are at risk after the supermarket giant announced the location of 43 store closures.

Seven superstores and six Homeplus outlets are among the unprofitable shops identified for closure by new chief executive Dave Lewis.

Mr Lewis said: "The decision to close the stores has been exceptionally difficult to take. I recognise it will affect many hard-working colleagues, our customers and local communities.

"Our priority is to explain what this announcement means for our colleagues and, wherever possible, offer them alternative roles with Tesco."


13,000 chickens perish in shed fire

Fire crews estimate that 13,000 chickens have died in a shed fire in North Yorkshire.

13,000 chickens perish in shed fire

Six crews, from Stokesley, two from Northallerton, Coulby Newham, Yarm and Middlesbrough were called to fight the blaze at the shed in Faceby.

Fire investigations are due to take place in daylight hours, but at this time, the fire is believed to have started accidentally.

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