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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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Watch what happened when we asked Leeds shoppers to try a Valentine’s ‘love sausage’

IT’S about eight inches long and guaranteed to tickle your fancy on Valentine’s Day. That’s right - it’s a sausage.

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The most admired and revered romantic leading man in literary history is no Colin Firth or Matthew MacFadyen.

REVEALED: What Jane Austen’s Mr Darcy should REALLY have looked like

Bad news, ladies - everything you think you know about Jane Austen’s tall, dark and handsome Fitzwilliam Darcy is wrong.

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Snow could be about to hit our region this week.

SNOW WARNING: Leeds to be hit by cold blast from Scandinavia

Snow is forecast for Leeds later this week with bitterly cold weather gripping most of the country.

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Video: Dog owners left baffled by green labrador puppy

A dog owner got the shock of her life when her chocolate Labrador gave birth to a GREEN puppy.

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Partick Thistles terrifying mascot Kingsley in pursuit of Pudsey Bear  (Pic: John Devlin)

Beards, boiled eggs and bagels - children’s 40 biggest fears

Spiders, dogs and the dark are among British children’s biggest fears - while beards, boiled eggs and bagels are among the most peculiar, according to new research.

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VIDEO: Ghost captured on camera in Wakefield house?

VIDEO: Ghost captured on camera in Wakefield house?

A haunting image of a potential poltergeist was captured on camera during an investigation by Wakefield ghosthunters.

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The art of the perfect Yorkshire pudding

With February 5 marking Yorkshire Pudding Day, Mark E. Johnson speaks to Pride and Pudding author Regula Ysewijn to find out the story behind this signature British dish.

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A former world record-breaking pie, 1975

Yorkshire Pudding Day: Seven facts about the battered delicacies

This Sunday marks the official Yorkshire Pudding Day. To celebrate, here are some fascinating facts and the county's trademark dish.

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Do you spend more time on chores than playing with your children?

How parents are spending more time on household chores than with their children

Parents spend more time on household chores than they do playing with their children, a study has found.

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Ed Sheeran

From Ed Sheeran to the daily commute: These are the most boring things in life

Changing duvet covers, people who Instagram their meals and Ed Sheeran have been voted among the nation's top 50 most boring things.

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VIDEO: Does this spooky footage show a Wakefield ghost?

A paranormal investigator claims to have caught a ghost on camera whilst in the cellar of a home in Wakefield city centre.

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A ride-on replica of Cars' Lightning McQueen has been tipped as one of 2017's top toys - despite costing a whopping 200.

VIDEO: Could these toys be the 'must haves' of 2017?

A ride-on replica of a Disney toy car has been tipped as one of 2017s top toys - despite costing a whopping £200.
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Superheroes making kids more aggressive

Superheroes making kids more aggressive

Hollywood superheroes, such as Hulk, Wolverine and the X-Men, may be making children more aggressive, according to a new study.

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A copy of the YEP from Friday the 13th in 1946

Six things you may not know about Friday 13th

On Friday, a third of Britons are expected to change their plans because it's Friday the 13th, the traditional day of bad luck.

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Do you suffer from Triskaidekaphobia?

Tomorrow a third of Britons are expected to change their plans as its Friday the 13th, the traditional day of bad luck.

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British workers get less done in winter -  solve this puzzle to sharpen your wits

British workers get less done in winter - solve this puzzle to sharpen your wits

More than half of British workers get significantly LESS done in winter due to lower energy levels and brain activity, according to a new survey.

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Video: breath-taking video of the end of the rainbow - a stunning waterfall

Choochat Banlue, 50, spotted the colourful double rainbow while he was walking through a valley in Pakxong, Laos.

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Video: Hilarious video of dog riding around a field on a ram

Watch the moment a Jack Russell jumps on the back of a ram, walks along its back and starts rides it around a field.

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