A penguin chick with a bad case of splayed legs is back on happy feet again

Poorly penguin back on happy feet

A penguin chick with a bad case of splayed legs is back on happy feet again thanks to his own wardrobe of special designer trousers

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Apprenticeship campaign launched ahead of GCSE results

The Business Secretary Vince Cable came to Yorkshire to launch a new campaign which aims to show young people the benefits of on the job training.

With just hours to go before they get their GCSE results - tens of thousands of students across the region are being urged to take up apprenticeships.

But Labour critics say it is now twice as hard to get an apprenticeship as it is to get into university.

Lisa Adlam reports:

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Apprentice drive comes to Yorkshire

The Business Secretary Vince Cable has been in Yorkshire today launching a new scheme providing more apprenticeships and encouraging young people to apply for them.

Mr Cable visited the ITV Yorkshire studios and the Emmerdale set in Leeds this morning to see how apprentices here bring the show to life.

He is visiting a range of companies across the city to launch the Government's new campaign calling on young people to "Get In, Go Far" by choosing an apprenticeship:

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Bramall Lane to host Challenge Cup replay

This weekend's all-Yorkshire Challenge Cup Final between Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers is expected to be a close encounter.

Bramall Lane to host Challenge Cup replay
Bramall Lane to host Challenge Cup replay

In preparation, organisers have already announced that should the scores finish level, Sheffield United's Bramall Lane will be used to host a replay between the sides on 3 September.

This year’s final is expected to be a close encounter, with the two teams drawing 24-24 in a First Utility Super League fixture at Leeds in July and the Rhinos only beating Castleford by eight points back in May.

The last time a Challenge Cup final went to a replay was the 1982 final between Hull FC and Widnes, when the original game at Wembley ended deadlocked at 14-14. The replay was staged to Elland Road, the home of Leeds United, and finished in a Hull FC victory, 18-9.

the most famous replay in Rugby League history was the Challenge Cup final replay held at Odsal Stadium in Bradford in 1954, which is well known for its attendance of over 102,000 supporters.

The game ended with a score line of 8-4 in favour of Warrington, who had drawn 4-4 with Halifax in the original final.

The last time Castleford and Leeds met in the Challenge Cup was in the 2011 semi-finals when once again the final score was extremely close, finishing in a 10-8 victory for the Rhinos.

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