DELAYED county knockout ties take priority tomorrow, with Bradford Sunday Alliance League clubs Olympic and Queensbury both involved. Premier Division leaders Olympic face Leeds club Chapeltown Fforde Grene in the third round of the West Riding County FA Sunday Cup, while Queensbury are up against Myrtle Park in the Sunday Trophy fourth round. League action includes West Bowling hosting second-placed Sandy Lane in the Premier Division, while Thornton United entertain Bolton Woods in a third-versus-fourth clash and Oakenshaw are at home to Lyceum. County Cup quarter-finalists Crossflatts Village return to league action with a home Championship Division fixture against Thornton United Reserves, with leaders Station Hotel welcoming Harrogate Road. … [Read more...] about Olympic and Queensbury look to make knockout progress
0 Have your say The prospect of an agreement over Yorkshire devolution is closer to becoming reality after the leader of Rotherham council revealed he was willing to accept an unelected Sheffield City Region mayor serving a term of only two years. Chris Read said in a letter to the Government, posted online, that he would support the proposal by his counterparts in Doncaster and Barnsley made in a bid to break the long-running stalemate on the issue.Earlier this month, Barnsley council leader Sir Steve Houghton and Doncaster Mayor Ros Jones suggested that a mayor for South Yorkshire be appointed, rather than elected at a cost of £2m, and for two years rather than four.What is devolution, how will it help us... and why has it taken so long for Yorkshire to reach a deal?This would mean the two authorities would be free in 2020 to join a wider devolution deal with the rest of Yorkshire and the Humber, assuming other civic leaders in the region have reached an agreement.This … [Read more...] about Yorkshire devolution: Deal inches closer as Rotherham leader takes ‘pragmatic’ approach
0 Have your say THE leader of Havant Borough Council has returned after taking a five-month sabbatical. Conservative councillor Michael Cheshire has resumed the local authority’s top spot after taking time to ‘learn about history’. He announced his departure in July, before his position was taken on by Anthony Briggs, Havant Borough Council’s (HBC) deputy leader. Now, as he steps back into his post as chief, he says he is inheriting a ‘dynamic’ team which is ‘aspiring for greatness’. Cllr Cheshire said: ‘The residents of Havant should be excited with the way the borough is progressing.‘The people in the cabinet are all aspiring for greatness and will continue to be excellent councillors. ‘No one is indispensable and anyone can step into another’s shoes. ‘They are dynamic and fresh – that’s what we want for Havant.’ Having served HBC since 2006, Cllr Cheshire – a former … [Read more...] about Returning leader of Havant Borough Council says his cabinet is ‘aspiring for greatness’
0 Have your say AFTER more than a decade at the helm, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield has announced his intention to retire. Sir Keith Burnett will retire “in the coming months”, the University announced, as it begins the process of recruiting a new leader.Sir Keith became the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield in 2007 and was previously the Head of the Division of Maths and Physical Sciences at the University of Oxford.During his time as President and Vice-Chancellor, the Mandarin Chinese speaker has focused on the development of international partnerships, and in 2016 was honoured by the Vice-Premier of China for his commitment to Chinese language and culture. He was knighted in 2013. The chair of the University council, Tony Pedder said: “Over the last decade, the University of Sheffield has grown in standing as a centre of global scholarship committed to making a difference in our own region and around the world. Both in the … [Read more...] about Search for new leader begins as University of Sheffield vice-chancellor announces retirement plans
KIM Jong-un and North Korea's unrelenting pursuit of nuclear weapons in recent years has heightened global tensions and escalated the risk of military conflict with the US. But very little is known about the man behind the missiles, who was schooled in Switzerland and has reportedly fathered three children with his wife. Here is what we do know about the elusive dictator and his family. Who is Kim Jong-un? Kim is the second child of his predecessor as Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-il and his wife Kim Yong-hui. North Korean authorities have stated that his birth date is January 8, 1982, but South Korean intelligence officials believe the actual date is a year later. Chicago Bulls legend Dennis Rodman, who is a friend of the dictator, said he was born on January 8, 1983. But records at the Swiss school he attended say he was born on July 5, 1984 putting him anywhere between 33 and 35 years of age. Kim attended an English language school near Bern before later going to the Liebefeld … [Read more...] about How old is Kim Jong-un, who is his wife and when did he become North Korea’s supreme leader?