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Every week we scour the internet for the latest news and views from the world of athletics. Containing updates from Jessica and her sponsors. We hope you'll enjoy our latest news round up. 

19 Apr 2013

Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford will be re-united in the Olympic Stadium in what organisers hope will be another "Super Saturday" as the high point of this summer's Anniversary Games.

19 Apr 2013

Jessica's parents visited the new Umix Centre in Lowfield near to where Jessica and her sister Carmel were raised. Her mum Alison and Dad Vinnie talk olympics, Don Valley and dogs, with a few nice memories of Jessica's childhood also thrown in.  

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09 Apr 2013

Plans for a new athletics stadium in Sheffield have been given the thumbs up by Toni Minichiello, coach of Olympic champion Jessica Ennis.

A refurbished Woodburn Road athletics track was unveiled on Tuesday morning as part of a major redevelopment of the condemned Don Valley Stadium, where Ennis took up the sport and still trains.

02 Apr 2013

Visitors to Madame Tussauds in Blackpool can catch a glimpse of Sheffield’s golden girl Jessica Ennis – but for a limited time only.

Jessica’s waxwork figure will be on display in Blackpool, having arrived from its permanent home in Madame Tussauds, London.

28 Mar 2013

Jess Ennis given freedom of Sheffield

Sheffield's Olympic hero Jessica Ennis has been officially granted the freedom of her home city.

Ennis, who won the heptathlon gold medal at London 2012 on Super Saturday, was honoured at a private ceremony last night, hosted by Lord Mayor John Campbell.

She was watched by family, friends and civic dignitaries as she signed the scroll granting her the honour.

Mr Campbell said: “Becoming a freeman of Sheffield is the highest civic honour we can display and Jessica truly deserves it.

19 Mar 2013

The ability to get out of breath and work up a sweat could almost be a qualification for an aspiring athlete. However, Olympic gold heptathlete Jessica Ennis fears too many girls avoid taking part in sport because they don’t like getting hot and sweaty.

Ennis said she feels a responsibility to act as a role model for young women who are not keen on exercise. At an awards ceremony for inspirational students and teachers, she revealed sport helped her to beat shyness.

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By Metro
14 Mar 2013

Jessica Ennis feels it is important she does not let her pursuit of the 7,000-point mark in the heptathlon develop into an obsession. Ennis’ personal best is the British record score of 6,955 points she posted when claiming Olympic gold at last summer’s London Games. 

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