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BREAKING: WWE's new UK superstar wrestlers to join legends at Sheffield Arena

WWE's new UK superstar wrestlers will make history when they battle alongside legends on the next live tour - including a date at Sheffield Arena, we can exclusively reveal.

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ROMANCE: Sunnyboy Dladla as Prince Ramiro and Wallis Giunta as Angelina. 
Photo Credit: Alastair Muir

Real-life fairy tale

Wallis Giunta is one of opera’s rising international stars. She talks to Sarah Freeman about her journey from Canada to Leeds, via Germany and New York.

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Inside Bradford's historic Alhambra Theatre. PIC: Simon Hulme

If all the world’s a stage then Bradford’s Alhambra truly is a palace

This great county of ours has produced some true titans of the stage down the years including the likes of Dame Judi Dench, Dame Diana Rigg and Sir Ben Kingsley.

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VIDEO: Amazing strongman Eddie Hall pulls a bus through a car park

This is how Britain's Strongest Man Eddie 'The Beast' Hall takes the bus - by pulling it with his bare hands.
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Write Kay Mellor

New challenges in old haunts for Kay

After 30 years in the business, with some of television’s best loved shows among her credentials and being responsible for launching the careers of James Corden and Jude Law from her Leeds living room. writer Kay Mellor is taking herself out of her comfort zone.

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VIDEO PREVIEW: Roll up, roll up for Yorkshire girl in Cirque du Soleil's Varekai at Leeds First Direct Arena

Yorkshire girl Emily McCarthy says she would have bent over backwards to be in Cirque du Soleil and now she does exactly that every night.
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Yorkshire gymnast turned performer Emily McCarthy, aged 21, in her Slippery Surface Flyers scene, straight after the interval - one of the show's many highlights.

The Leeds girl who ran away with the circus - and now stars in Cirque du Soleil

West Yorkshire lass Emily McCarthy says she would have bent over backwards to be in Cirque du Soleil – and now she does exactly that every night.

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Genius Trevor Dion Nicholas shone as the quick-tongued genie who made the whole night a partaaaaay!

REVIEW: Aladdin musical is 'magic carpet ride' in London's West End

Disney's spectacular Aladdin musical is a 'magic carpet ride'...a Whole New World of theatre-going, writes Nik Farah.

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Fformer Coronation Street actress Julie Hesmondhalgh was initially cast as a transgender character in the soap as a "joke".

Coronation Street only wrote in a transgender character as a joke

FORMER Coronation Street actress Julie Hesmondhalgh has revealed she was initially cast as a transgender character in the soap as a “joke”.

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Gavi Singh Chera and Natalie Gavin in Pygmalion. CREDIT: Manuel Harlan.

Review: Pygmalion, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

It’s a sobering thought that George Bernard Shaw’s play, now over 100 years old, still has so much to say about British society – and particularly its continuing collective obsession with class.

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Babe is coming to the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Leeds dress rehearsal for plucky pig

The star of a new production of Babe – the pig that wanted to be a sheepdog – paid a visit to a real farm ahead of its opening night.

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THEATRICAL RETHINK: Rehearsals for Pygmalion at West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Radical makeover for Pygmalion at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Shaw’s popular classic Pygmalion is boldly reimagined for a new production at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Nick Ahad reports.

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Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown. PA Photo/Alex Bailey/Netflix.

The Crown creator Peter Morgan on why it’s the Queen’s flaws which make her human

From Tony Blair to Brian Clough and the Queen, screenwriter Peter Morgan tells Sarah Freeman how he has turned the lives of a succession of famous faces into award-winning drama.

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Sheridan Smith in The Moorside

Shannon Matthews drama: Loved the performance, hated the Yorkshire accents

ACTRESS Sheridan Smith has been lauded for her lead role in a BBC drama based on the Shannon Matthews kidnapping hoax in West Yorkshire.

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Bewitching musical set for Leeds return

Bewitching musical set for Leeds return

Tickets are on sale for the return of long-running musical Wicked to Leeds Grand Theatre next summer.

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VIDEO PREVIEW: Strictly star Ed Balls back on the vote campaign at Leeds First Direct Arena

Ed Balls is back on the vote winning campaign trail in his beloved Yorkshire.

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REHEARSAL: Katie Bray as Hansel and Fflur Wyn as Gretel prepare for the opening night. PIC: Simon Hulme

Hansel and Gretel visit Leeds

Deliciously dark fairy tale Hansel and Gretel will be told through opera at Leeds Grand Theatre.

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Strongman Eddie Hall rides off with motorbike prize after lifting Britain's Strongest Man title at Doncaster Dome. Photos: Marisa Cashill.

Strongman Eddie Hall smokes competition with world record title win

Strongman Eddie 'The Beast' Hall got fans all revved up after he muscled his way into the history books yet again and won a motorbike - then burnt out the back tyre doing a celebratory wheel spin.

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Sheridan Smith as Julie Bushby in the BBC1 drama The Moorside.

Sheridan Smith on the emotion behind Shannon Matthews kidnap TV drama

IT WAS a part Karen Matthews never managed to carry off convincingly: the anguished mother grieving for a missing daughter.

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VIDEO: Comedian Jack Whitehall 'bans' Sheffield United legend Chris Morgan from his Arena show

Have you heard the one about Sheffield United legend Chris Morgan getting 'banned' by TV comedy star Jack Whitehall from his Sheffield Arena show?

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