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Redfearn doesn't know if he'll be in charge Huddersfield game

Leeds United's caretaker head coach Neil Redfearn says he doesn't know whether he'll be in charge of Leeds or not for the West Yorkshire derby between Leeds and Huddersfield on Saturday.

He has been in control of the team at Elland Road since the departure of Dave Hockaday last month. Earlier this week, Massimo Cellino revealed that Redfearn is now out of the running for the permanent head coach job.

'Twelve people a week' admitted to A&E in West Yorks with alcoholic liver disease

The true scale of heavy drinking in parts of our region is laid bare today with new figures showing that on average 12 people a week have to be admitted to as an emergency to hospitals in West Yorkshire because of liver disease caused by alcohol.

Figures for drinking in our region have been revealed Credit: PA

Leeds has the second highest number of emergency admissions to hospital in the country because of alcohol related liver disease. Manchester is the worst. In total 655 heavy drinkers in West Yorkshire had to be treated as an emergency because of damage to their livers in the last year, according to The Health and Social Care Information Centre.

Giants up for Super League playoff

The Huddersfield Giants get their Super League playoff campaign underway tonight when they travel to last year's champions Wigan.

But, even if they fail to beat the champions tonight they know they will get another chance after finishing the regular season in the top four.

Head Coach Paul Anderson is hoping they will get to the next stage at the first time of asking:


Reports Gale is to be charged with racist offence

The England and Wales Cricket Board has declined to add to previous statements about the disciplinary process facing Andrew Gale, amid reports that he is to be charged with a racist offence.

Andrew Gale Credit: Press Association

Yorkshire captain Gale was banned for his team's final two LV= County Championship matches of the season, under mandatory disciplinary procedure, following his on-field spat with Lancashire batsman Ashwell Prince at the start of this month.

When he was subsequently kept away, at the behest of the ECB, from Yorkshire's trophy celebrations after they won the title for the 32nd time at Trent Bridge last week, the governing body clarified the situation in a press release.

Amid reports of a racist element, one expected to be strenuously denied by Yorkshire and their captain, the ECB declined to add to last Friday's statement.

It read:

"After an incident at the recent LV=CC match between Lancashire and Yorkshire, the England and Wales Cricket Board made a formal complaint to the cricket discipline commission (CDC) about the conduct of the Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale.

"On receipt of this complaint, the CDC has decided to convene a disciplinary panel hearing to consider the matter.

"The ECB will not make any further comment until the disciplinary process is concluded."

The Daily Telegraph reported today that the case will centre on Gale's alleged use of the term 'Kolpak', in a heated exchange with Prince - and whether it can be construed as racist.

A 'Kolpak' cricketer is one born overseas but free to play on a domestic contract under the laws of the European Union.

Man accused of Adam Pickles attack walks free

Friends of Adam Pickles, a 42-year-old teacher who worked in Thailand, have reacted angrily as another Briton who allegedly attacked him and put him in a coma walked free from a Thai court.

Adam Pickles

Adam Pickles, from Bradford, was allegedly attacked by Sean Henry Tinsley in Pattaya three years ago.

Adam is still in a coma after being flown back to Yorkshire.

Today Adam's father Andrew broke the news on Facebook that Tinsley had been acquitted.

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