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Rotherham Council set to appoint interim Chief Executive

Rotherham council is expected to rubber stamp the appointment of Jan Ormondroyd as its new chief executive today following the child sex abuse scandal.

Jan Ormondroyd is to be appointed interim Chief Executive of Rotherham Council

She'll be the temporary replacement for Martin Kimber, who's to step down after sharp criticism of the council.

Seriously ill children take trip of lifetime 'dreamflight'

It has been described as the trip of a lifetime for children with serious illnesses and disabilities. Every year, the charity Dreamflight takes nearly two hundred 8 to 14-year-olds to Florida, where they visit theme parks, meet Disney characters and even go swimming with dolphins.

A number of children are from Yorkshire, travelling from Wakefield, Barnsley, Sheffield and Huddersfield. They flew out this weekend, and reporter Lauren Hall was there to wave them off.


Yorkshire Marathon : 'lifetime achievement' for many

Thousands took to the streets on Sunday to run Yorkshire's second marathon, set up last year to honour Jane Tomlinson's £2 million fundraising achievement.

The marathon was set up last year to commemorate Jane Tomlinson's £2m fundraising achievement Credit: Press Association

The even kicked off at the University of York's Heslington campus and went through various historic sites in York city centre.

Boniface Kongin, from Kenya was the first to cross the finish line, with a time of 2:13:59.

7000 competitors, aged between 18 and 76 participated in the event.

The marathon commemorates the legacy of the late fundraiser and campaigner Jane Tomlinson who raised a staggering £2 million for charity by tackling a series of challenges, including cycling over 4,000 miles across America, despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer.

A host of celebrities including Danny Mills, former Leeds United and England defender took part in the event yesterday.

When you read about what she did, what she went through to start this off.. you've just got to put a bit back.

– Danny Mills, Footballer

To get 7000 people out of bed on a Sunday morning, it is humbling for me... it is a lifetime achievement for them.

– Mike Tomlinson, Jane's husband

Yorkshire marathon: "Not just for runners but spectators too"

Around 7000 runners are gathering at the starting line to take part in this year's Yorkshire Marathon.

The 26.2 mile course starts and finishes at the University of York campus travelling through many of the city's historic beauty spots en-route.

It is the second year the marathon has taking place which was set up in memory of Jane Tomlinson.

Former Leeds United and England defender Danny Mills, who is taking part in the event, said its not just for the runners.


Yorkshire captain Gale banned for two more matches

Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale will serve an additional two-game ban and attend an anger management course as a result of his verbal abuse of Lancashire batsman Ashwell Prince.

Andrew Gale Credit: Press Association

Gale had already served a mandatory two-game suspension for his Roses bust-up with Prince and was forced to observe from the sidelines as his team-mates were presented with the LV= County Championship trophy.

But he was also facing a hearing as the England and Wales Cricket Board's Cricket Discipline Committee explored whether there was a racist element to his reported description of South African Prince as a "f***ing Kolpak".

There will now be no hearing, with all parties settling on disciplinary action.

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