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Debut memorial match sees big attendance turn out and donate

The inaugural Alastair Smith Memorial Shield was staged at the Silverlands last weekend.

First Hope Wakes Rugby Sevens tournament.

Hope Wakes host successful maiden event

This summer saw the first ever Hope Wakes Touch Rugby tournament take place, with teams from Bamford, Bradwell, Hathersage and Hope/Castleton competing.

Annie Last.

Peak duo target Glasgow glory

Two sporting stars from the Peaks are braced for their Commonwealth Games’ bows when the event kicks off tomorrow (Wednesday) with the traditional opening ceremony.

An animated Kilburn White Horse with jockey galloped around Leeds City Hall. Photo: Mark Bickerdike

VIDEO: Go Racing in Yorkshire video

Doncaster Racecourse is saddling up to celebrate an entertainment packed summer festival involving all nine of Yorkshire’s racecourses.

Ripley RC at the Hathersage Run

Ripley RC go off-roading

Recent weeks have seen various members of Ripley Running Club taking part in off-road challenges.

Buxton Bulls v Derby City (green)

Bulls ready to return to action

Buxton Bulls will be looking to finally get back in action this Saturday (July 19), after an extended break from the field.

Whaley Bridge CC v Compstall, Whaley's Dale Jones is caught behind

PS Derbyshire & Cheshire League: week 13

Whaley Bridge fell to a six-wicket defeat at home to Compstall last Saturday.

Buxton FC Martin McIntosh

Fitness comes first for boss McIntosh

Buxton boss Martin McIntosh says the glut of pre-season games will serve his squad well in the long run.

Buxton Carnival Cup 2014.

Rag scoop trophy for the first time after narrow win

Blazing Rag triumphed at the Silverlands last Sunday to lift the Carnival Cup, as they loosened Buxton Town’s grip on the trophy.

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Rebekah and Gabe grab golds

Hope Valley College students Rebekah Heath and Gabe Wraight both secured Gold medals at the recent Derbyshire Athletics Championships.

Buxton CC v Hollingworth, the visiting keeper takes evasive action as Colin Andrews has a big swing

PS Derbyshire & Cheshire League: Week 12

Hayfield’s Gareth Davies recorded a second century in as many weeks as Hayfield secured a 75-run victory at Old Glossop.

Dan Cowan, of Taddington, signs his pro deal with Macclesfield Town.

Local lad nets Silkmen deal

Taddington’s Dan Cowan is celebrating after earning a professional deal with Conference Premier side Macclesfield Town.

Horton ton knocks Codnor out of cup

Codnor 1sts suffered a six-wicket defeat to Holmewood CC in the quarter finals of the Bayley Cup on Sunday.

Hadfield Pole Vaulter Katie Byres, who is off to the Commonwealth Games.

Katie: ‘Seeing top athletes achieve their goals is a real motivator’

Katie Byres says that training with other top-class athletes every day is spurring her on to achieve Commonwealth glory.

Hadfield Pole Vaulter Katie Byres, who is off to the Commonwealth Games.

Liam Hoden’s World Cup Watch: Wow, just wow

How many of you supporters of our local clubs were saying ‘We’d beat them if they played like this’ as they watched Brazil’s complete capitulation last night?

Scott Elston and Wes Durston check on downed bowler Josh Cobb.

Big crowd expected for Sunday clash at Queen’s Park

This year’s Chesterfield Festival of Cricket concludes on Sunday (July 13) with the stand-out fixture of the week-long event.

Scott Elston and Wes Durston check on downed bowler Josh Cobb.

Liam Hoden’s World Cup Watch: The Fantastic Four

The World Cup ends this week. Just let that thought sink in.

Buxton FC v Chesterfield (white) Jamie Green

Quartet commit to Buxton with more set to follow

Another four players have signed up for Buxton FC ahead of the 2014-15 campaign.

Buxton FC v Chesterfield (white)

Buxton 1-1 Chesterfield - match report

Buxton held League One side Chesterfield to a draw in an entertaining pre-season opener.

Sheffield gave a grand welcome to the Tour de France Grand Depart

VIDEO: Tour de Sheffield special report video

The Tour de France got a grand South Yorkshire welcome as 1.5 million people lined the streets - making it up to five million over the weekend, believe delighted bosses.


Wedding Belle race proves to be a big success for Ripley RC

Ripley Running Club recently turned its hand to event organisation by arranging a social run for members and non members.

Tour de France Live

VIDEO: Sheffield Tour de France route in 2 MINUTES video

The big day is here! Fasten your seat belts and hold on as our amazing video speeds you along the city’s Grand Depart route - in just TWO MINUTES.


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, with Prince Harry, cut the ribbon to star The Tour de France Grand Depart at Harewood House, Leeds. Photo: Tim Ireland/PA Wire.

VIDEO: Tour de France arrives in Yorkshire video

More than a million people lined Yorkshire’s streets for a spectacular royal start to the world’s greatest bike race, the Tour de France Grand Depart - watch our video report.

Crash injured Mark Cavendish applauded by The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry as he rides over the finish line in Harrogate. Photo: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Cavendish crashes out of Tour de France

Mark Cavendish’s Tour de France may be over - with a suspected broken collar bone in a dramatic finish at the end of Stage One of the Grand Depart in Yorkshire.

Buxton Bulls v Manchester Canalsiders

Bulls aim to make winning return

Buxton Bulls will be hoping to maintain their terrific 100% winning streak today (Saturday) when they travel to Manchester Canalsiders.

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The winning team in yellow are Heritage High School. Pictured from left Josh Ashley, David Daykin golfer, Steve Crapper of Bolsover and District Cycling Club, Alexander Amdrews, Elise Dilks, Lennon Burgin, Aaron Chambers-Smith, Dean Hughes of British Cycling, Liam Woods golfer, Paul Scott, unknown, and Sian Lycett.

More than 1,000 pupils prepare for Games spectacular

High Peak youngsters will be part of the 1,000 children who are set to compete in this year’s Derbyshire School Games Event.

Elizabeth’s art is on display at exhibition

Elizabeth Forrest’s exhibition The Canticle of the Sun by St Francis of Assisi can be seen in the Sir Richard Morris Lounge at Derby Cathedral Centre through the whole of July.

Buxton v Grantham. No 10 Liam Hardy.

Hardy eyes up promotion

Buxton striker Liam Hardy is hoping his new side can be challenging for promotion next season.

Chapel CC v Newton (batting)

PS Derbyshire & Cheshire League: Week 11

Hayfield batted first at home to Dove Holes and hit 286-5 with Gareth Davies (127) and Julian Burgess (69) grabbing the plaudits.

Gatepost Theatre Company's production of Godspell

Photo by Adrian Beresford

Set sail for latest show by Gatepost

The award-winning Gatepost Theatre Company will be presenting their latest show, Godspell, in Derby this week – and are putting their own unique twist on this enduring classic.

Buxton swimmer Abbie Wood.

GB’s Abbie aiming for Double Dutch delight

Buxton’s Abbie Wood heads into next week’s European Junior Championships in Holland in good form in her two favoured disciplines.

Trish Justin of High Peak Triathlon Club.

Austrian adventure for triathlon trio

Three members of High Peak Triathlon Club recently headed to Austria to compete in the Age Group European Championships.

John Barrowman

John’s up for challenge of new UK tour

All-round entertainer John Barrowman has announced that his You Raise Me Up tour will come to Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall next year on May 17, starting at 7.30pm.

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Bennett grabs plaudits in Kinder Trog

Jason Bennett was the first Buxton AC runner to finish in the strenuous 16-mile Kinder Trog fell race, at Hayfield.

Ray Coverley.

Millers launch sponsor competition

New Mills AFC have launched an innovative raffle that aims to find a club and shirt sponsor for the upcoming 2014/15 campaign.

Madeleine Thompson #11 of Team Great Britain takes a hit trying to cut inside on Yun Long #14 of Team China during a game at the 2014 Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Maddie helps Team GB secure best-ever placing

Hope Valley’s Maddie Thompson was part of the GB side that secured a best-ever finish in last week’s World Championships.

Get On Yer Bike singer song writer Paul Ballington

VIDEO: Get On Yer Bike - Tour de France fun song video

Zut alors! South Yorkshire’s singing plumber, who wrote a World Cup song, is at it again - this time he’s penned a tune for the Tour de France, writes Graham Walker


Rachel Chatwin, female winner of 2013 Buxton Carnival road race.

Annual Carnival Day race set for next month

The second four-mile Carnival Day road race, staged by Buxton AC, takes place on Saturday July 12.

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