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Lizzie Armitstead tweets after La Course by Le Tour crash

Cycling champion Lizzie Armitstead from Otley competed today in La Course by Le Tour, a new one day race for female cyclists. She was involved in a crash in the final kilometre of the 91km race.


Well 2 bike changes and a crash, Paris you didn't deliver my romantic dreams! Going home with stitches but I'll be fine :)


Thank you to all Brits out on course, the tour started in Leeds and I felt proud to race and see Yorkshire flags still lining the streets :)


After the Tour ..... the tourists take notice

The Tour de France showcased to the world the best of what Yorkshire has to offer. And the latest tourism polls show that the world took notice.

A quarter of people surveyed in the UK now want to visit, after seeing the tour's success. The excitement - and economy - generated by Le Grand Depart remains in many of the towns and villages. Jonny Blair reports from Hawes in North Yorkshire.

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Quarter of people want to visit Yorkshire after Tour de France

The success of the Tour de France in Yorkshire is expected to create a tourism boom in the region.

The Tour de France passes through Haworth in Yorkshire Credit: Martin Rickett/PA

A survey has shown a quarter of the country now want to visit Yorkshire. One third of people changed their opinion of the county after watching the biggest Grand Départ in history.

Campaign to stop illegal tobacco trade in Yorkshire

A campaign to stop the illegal tobacco trade is being launched in Yorkshire. A study in the county revealed that 36% of smokers have been offered illegal tobacco. Yorkshire Trading Standards and York Council are working together to stop dealers who illegally sell cigarettes to children.

"Children and young smokers are often targeted by people who sell illegal cigarettes, making it even easier for them to get hooked on smoking. This campaign is about raising awareness that illegal tobacco is not a victimless crime but harms neighbourhoods and brings crime into local communities."

– Councillor Bill Urry, campaign leader

Anyone with information on illegal tobacco should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or tell their local trading standards team or police force.

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