Coming out of the shadows: Shadowlark

Tweet Bands come together in a variety of different ways; singing competitions like X Factor, mutual friends, or auditions. But the main origins behind bands seems to be school or college friends looking for something to do. That’s what it is like for three-piece indie band, Shadowlark. If you enjoy listening to the ethereal music of Bat For Lashes and Florence and the Machine, the front-woman of Shadowlark, Ellen Smith, is one of the main reasons why you should be into the band. Hailing from Leeds, Smith is joined by…

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Women’s football continues to grow as a record 45,423 attend FA Cup final

Tweet The SSE Women’s FA Cup made history at Wembley Stadium on Saturday as it achieved a competition-record attendance of 45,423. This is the fourth consecutive year that the record has been broken, with an increase of over 10,000 fans on last year’s cup final. Quite a contrast to just five years ago, when less than 5000 were in attendance at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium. Heather O’Reilly, 2018 cup finalist and winger for Arsenal Women, said: “People can’t be interested in the women’s game if they don’t watch it and these…

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Cricket’s crossroads: White-ball only contracts

Although big name players are choosing T20 over the County Championship, it can still attract good crowds

Tweet Cricket is at a critical point in its history. Declining County Championship attendances and rising Twenty20 attendances have led to lucrative T20 deals being available to play in tournaments like the IPL and Big Bash. As a result, two of England’s stars Adil Rashid and Alex Hales have signed white-ball only contracts with their counties and will not play in the County Championship. Former England spinner Shaun Udal believes the decision is “disappointing” saying that “they are basically saying that they don’t want to play Test cricket which is…

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