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Watch: Photographer's incredible hyperlapse film of Leeds

A keen photographer from Leeds has painstakingly created an impressive hyperlapse film to showcase the city in a novel way.
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The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, shining over the Bathing House in Howick, Northumberland. (Owen Humphreys/PA Wire)

Northern-Lights chaser's advice for capturing aurora borealis in Yorkshire

Sky watchers seeking a Northern Lights display often think their best chance lies in Iceland, but pictures taken by a Press Association photographer across the north of England say otherwise.
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Keep your home clean with these 12 unusual spring cleaning hacks

Keep your home clean with these 12 unusual spring cleaning hacks

Spring has finally arrived, and while you may be planning to deep clean your house, chances are you might never get round to doing so.

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Turn any surface into Lego with Lego friendly tape

Turn any surface into Lego with Lego friendly tape

Turn any surface into Lego with this AMAZING Lego-friendly sticky tape

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Energy flashes in distant galaxies ‘could be alien spacecraft’

Energy flashes in distant galaxies ‘could be alien spacecraft’

Mysterious flashes of energy detected in distant galaxies may be evidence of super-advanced aliens powering interstellar spacecraft, theorists claim.

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Clintons

Clintons to pull 'disgusting' X-rated birthday card from shops after Twitter complaint

A "disgusting" X-rated birthday card has been removed from all Clintons shops following an online complaint.

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VIDEO: Six-foot bird snared in residential car park

The RSPCA was forced to snare a six-foot bird today that was bizarrely running loose in Horbury.

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Video - Window cleaner makes sure motorists don’t get lost by scrubbing dirty road signs

A kind-hearted window cleaner is helping to make sure motorists don’t get lost - by scrubbing dirty ROAD SIGNS.

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Queen Elizabeth

Should there be a public holiday to celebrate Queen's 65 years on the throne?

The Queen's 65 years on the throne should be celebrated with a national public holiday this summer, according to MPs.
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Have you had a DIY disaster?

Have you fallen foul of one of these common DIY mistakes?

Nearly one in 10 home owners has experienced a DIY disaster, with botched jobs typically costing more than £2,000 to put right, a survey has found.

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A photo from a tweet by @MarkUmpl of his malfunctioning SSE smart meter. Big Six provider SSE said it had launched an urgent investigation into the errant devices, one of which warned a customer they had bust their daily budget by nearly three million per cent.

£33,000 for just one day's power! Energy giant apologises over malfunctioning smart meters

Shocked customers of a major energy company have received an apology after malfunctioning smart meters said they would be charged up to £33,000 for one day's power.
Business
Beautiful beards: (Left to right) Second placed Carl Coates, winner Ben Waddington and third placed Shane Hazelgrave during the Yorkshire Beard Day 2017 at the Scarborough Spa.

Yorkshire Beard Day photos: A celebration of fantastic facial hair

The annual Yorkshire Beard Day competition took place at Scarborough Spa on Saturday with mayors and vikings showing off their well-groomed faces.
News

VIDEO: Sir Michael Parkinson named Head of Interviews for Yorkshire Tea

Sir Michael Parkinson has been appointed Head of Interviews for Yorkshire Tea to whip the hiring process into shape.

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Video: Swindon man amasses one of Britain’s biggest collection of 300 vacuum cleaners

A 38-year-old man has no excuses for not cleaning his flat - after amassing a collection of 300 vacuum cleaners.

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Swiss mountain air pictured near The Matterhorn

Swiss mountain air selling for £200

A barmy Brit is selling fresh mountain air from Switzerland ... for a breathtaking £200 a bottle.

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Rise of the robots: the jobs set to be overtaken by technology

Rise of the robots: the jobs set to be overtaken by technology

Salespeople, spreadsheet jockeys and, er, journalists will be the first jobs to hit the scrapheap due to advances in technology, according to a leading technology expert.

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Oops - Johnny Nelson comes adrift

TV exposure! The awkward moment Sheffield boxing hero Johnny Nelson’s pants burst

Johnny Nelson is a big guy.

Boxing
Pictured from left, Beth Parsons, Ant, Jamie Oliver, Dec and Christopher Dean. Picture: Stray FM (s)

Jamie Oliver pranked in Yorkshire for return of Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

Two radio presenters went undercover in Harrogate to help prank celebrity chef Jamie Oliver for the return of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.

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Sunshine and warmer air are set to bring milder conditions this weekend.

Why Yorkshire could be warmer than parts of Spain this weekend

Spring will be in the air this weekend as temperatures rise in Yorkshire thanks to a tropical wind warming the county.

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The new 5 notes

Sorry vegans, the £5 polymer note is here to stay

The Bank of England has said that it will keep the £5 polymer note in circulation and issue a new £10 polymer note as planned, despite concerns from activists over traces of animal fats.

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