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Arise Dame Jess: Olympic heptathlon star Jessica Ennis-Hill honoured at Buckingham Palace

Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill pictured at Buckingham Palace. Credit: PA

Jessica Ennis-Hill has been made a Dame during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

The 2012 Olympic gold medallist, from Sheffield, was presented with the honour by the Duke of Cambridge.

Dame Jess retired from athletics in October after winning a silver medal in Rio to back up her success in London four years earlier.

She attended the ceremony with her mother, grandparents and her husband Andy Hill, with whom she is expecting her second child.

It's so special. Just to hear the national anthem in this kind of moment again is really special because I've so many amazing memories of standing on the podium and hearing it and to be here receiving a damehood, which I never imagined I would ever receive, is an incredible honour.

– Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill

Nick Clegg will stand again for Sheffield Hallam seat in snap General Election

Nick Clegg is a former Deputy Prime Minister. Credit: PA

Sheffield Hallam MP Nick Clegg has announced that he will stand at the next General Election.

It comes after Prime Minister Theresa May announced yesterday that she was calling a snap General Election on June 8 - pending a vote in the Commons today.


Queen and Adam Lambert set to perform in Yorkshire

Adam Lambert. Credit: PA

Queen and Adam Lambert are set to perform in Yorkshire this December.

The band will play at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on December 6 and then Sheffield's Motorpoint Arena two days later in what is their first British tour for almost three years.

The tour will feature an entirely new stage production and set list. It comes on the 40th anniversary of Queen’s biggest-selling studio album, News of the World.

They last performed across the UK in January 2015 when they played 10 sell-out shows. Their only UK appearance last year was a one-off headlining at the closing night of the Isle of Wight festival.

Tickets will be available from 9am on Friday 21 April.

Production has really changed a lot, the things you can do now, you have a much broader palette, the technology has really come along.

We're planning on doing stuff we either haven't done before or haven't done for a long time.

– Roger Taylor, Queen drummer and co-founder
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