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East Yorkshire pupils prepare for Le Tour

Many parts of East Yorkshire were unimpressed that the Grand Depart of the Tour de France missed out large parts of the county, but this year's Tour de Yorkshire more than makes up for it.

Primary school children in one village have been celebrating the arrival of the race with a week of special events and even got their hands on the trophy.

Helen Steel reports:

Barnsley announce Puma kit deal

Barnsley FC has announced that Puma and Genesis Sports will supply the club's technical and replica kits as well as training gear.

Barnsley announce Puma kit deal Credit: Barnsley FC

The deal begins from the start of next season.

We are thrilled and delighted to have entered into a partnership with such a leading brand as PUMA. This new Technical Kit deal once again demonstrates the significant progress that has been made commercially here at Barnsley Football Club.

– Barnsley FC Chief Executive Ben Mansford

We are happy to become the official kit and training wear provider for Barnsley Football Club. It is a good club with a strong heritage and we're looking forward to working with all aspects of the Club.

– Ruth How, Head of Marketing UKIB

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No high fives for biking bobbies during Tour de Yorkshire

Police bosses in Yorkshire have warned that officers patrolling the Tour de Yorkshire route in May will not be able to high five spectators as they did during last year's Tour de France.

An officer reaches for a high five during last year's race

In a newspaper interview, West Yorkshire Police's Assistant Chief Constable Mark Milsom said there would be fewer officers on duty this year, and that those who were working would be "earning their corn". He warned that officers would be busy and might not have the time to take part as much as last year.

This time round, instead of road closures, rolling road blocks will move across the county lasting for around 30 minutes per location as the race passes through.

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