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Bradford all geared up for the Tour de Yorkshire

Bradford – Bradford is all geared up to welcome the Tour de Yorkshire to the district. Crowds are expected to line the route as the cyclists pass through the district on Stage Three of the race on Sunday May, 3. Signs have gone up and letters have also been sent to residents and businesses along the route to remind people about road closures and parking restrictions. Banners, bunting and other decorations have also been popping up at various places along the route and will continue to appear in the coming…

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Leeds selected as UK candidate city to host ITU World Triathlon Series race

Leeds – Leeds could play host to another major international sporting event next year as the city is being considered to stage a round of the prestigious ITU World Triathlon Series. If successful it would give Leeds’-own triathlon superstars Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee the chance to compete in front of packed crowds and in an atmosphere similar to the unforgettable Tour de France Grand Départ in the city last summer. Being chosen would see Leeds join other major international cities such as Cape Town, Auckland, Gold Coast, Yokohama, Chicago, Abu…

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Leeds poised to move ahead with a 2023 European Capital of Culture bid after public backing

Leeds – Following a year of conversations with local communities, children and young people, flagship cultural organisations and the city’s independent arts sector, senior councillors will be asked to recommend next week that Leeds’ bids to become the European Capital of Culture 2023. Forming part of a report to Leeds City Council’s executive board on 18 March 2015, members will have the opportunity to consider for the first time the views, opinions and results of a detailed public consultation on a potential bid which has taken place over the last…

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Countdown begins as Tour de Yorkshire timings announced

Leeds – Highly anticipated details of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire’s closing stage in Leeds have been announced. Held on 1 – 3 May, the major international cycling race will showcase some of Yorkshire’s most iconic scenery. Day three, and the entire race, finishes in Leeds and is set to be the most challenging and beautiful. All routes were announced in Bridlington earlier this year and now race organisers, Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury Sport Organisation based in France, have announced the timings and details of the location starts…

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Tour de France brings £12 million to the district

A report commissioned by Bradford Council has revealed that last year’s Tour de France Grand Depart brought an extra £12 million to the district with the potential for £3 million from repeat visitors. The report shows that local people also spent an estimated £4 million on watching the race in the district. The research carried out by Welcome to Yorkshire looked at the economic and social impact of the tour which came to the district over the weekend of the 5 and 6 of July 2014. The research shows that…

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WEATHER ALERT: Met Office issues warnings as snow, rain and ice are predicted to hit West Yorkshire

A cold weather alert has been issued by the Met Office for our region as winds as strong as 90 mph, snow and ice are predicted to batter West Yorkshire in the coming days. Travellers are being cautioned to put off all non-essential journeys as forecasters warned that a temporary lull last night would give way to the lowest temperatures this winter so far, as more snow and icy conditions are expected. Snow is expected for much of West Yorkshire starting on Friday lasting for as long as four days…

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