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Band hits a high note at contest

West Yorkshire's Black Dyke Band has taken the top prize in the Great Britain brass band championship.

The Queensbury-based band picked up the trophy at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Grimethorpe Colliery Band were hoping for a hat trick after winning the trophy for the past two years but had to settle for seventh place.

Other Yorkshire bands - Carlton Main Frickley Colliery, Rothwell Temperance and East Yorkshire Motor Services - all finished in the top 10.

It is the 21st time Black Dyke Band have taken the championship, and conductor Dr Nicholas Childs' fourth win of the title.

The band can be seen in action at Skipton Town Hall on 23 October.

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