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Why my second toe thinks I’m bossy and my heel thinks it’s time for a major life change

The eyes might be the window to the soul, but the feet have quite a bit to say too. Sarah Freeman meets the foot reader.

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Mikron Theatre take their productions to unusual spaces and have now secured four years of Arts Council funding.

Why losing Arts Council funding can make theatres better businesses

As Arts Council England announces its latest funding plan, Sarah Freeman catches up with two of the companies who know what it’s like to be left out in the cold.

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House price growth rebounded in June, pushing the average value over the 210,000 mark for the first time.

House prices growth pushes average value over £210,000, confirms Nationwide

House price growth rebounded in June, pushing the average value over the £210,000 mark for the first time, according to an index.

Leeds Dock sale: What does it mean for the future?

News Leeds Dock is up for sale again was entirely predictable, says a leading councillor.

Opera North will continue to get funding from the Arts Council.

Arts Council reveals £5.3m boost in funding for Yorkshire

The Arts Council has this morning announced an increase of more than £5m for projects and organisations based in Yorkshire.
Bradley Lowery and his mum Gemma.

Mother of Bradley Lowery pleads with Facebook followers to stop asking if he has died yet

The mother of terminally-ill football mascot Bradley Lowery has asked people to stop contacting her on social media to see if he has died.

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Ryedale has some of the worst broadband speeds in the country.

Revealed: Which area of Yorkshire is in Britain's bottom five for broadband speeds

The best and worst broadband speeds across the UK have been revealed by a new study, with the bottom three all coming from Scotland, and Yorkshire being the next worst.


The splendidly unpredictably world of terrier racing in Yorkshire

It’s called terrier racing. It’s fast, it’s furious and, according to organiser John Aldridge just about anything can happen. Interview by Neil Hudson

HMS Queen Elizabeth, one of two new aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy sits docked in the sunshine at Rosyth dockyard near Edinburgh ahead of her sea trials which are due to begin. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

All you need to know about HMS Queen Elizabeth as super ship leaves dockyard

The Royal Navy’s largest ship ever is set to leave the Rosyth dockyard in Fife and make her way up the Forth today.

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Six of the Best: Festivals in Leeds

There are an increasing number of community festivals across Leeds.

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Grand Central: Kept buzzing - to infirmity and beyond!

That’s me pictured above. On the left. Just to be clear. Seen right is reason for this column, my great granddaughter. ​Not third generation, you understand. But my granddaughter. Who’s great. And grand. In true Tyke terminology.

Revised: Chief executive of Leeds City Council Tom Riordan, who met with game organisers.

Company agrees to revise controversial Leeds ‘Asylum’ escape game after backlash over mental health stigma

The company behind a controversial escape game that prompted a backlash from NHS chiefs and mental health campaigners because of its associations with a fictional “asylum” has now agreed to rethink its marketing.

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Wasteland in Chapeltown back in 1987.

Chapeltown - the story of a troubled Leeds suburb

It’s 30 years since youths clashed with police sparking riots in the Chapeltown area of Leeds. Chris Bond looks at how this inner-city suburb is battling to overcome its past.

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Marty Jopson is presented the new Invented in the North programme.

Marty Jopson: Why Yorkshire is the true home for aviation’s pioneers

A self-confessed science nerd and champion of Yorkshire pioneers, Marty Jopson tells Sarah Freeman why we need to nurture the spirit of invention.

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Anita Rani is calling for more diversity on TV.

Countryfile star Anita Rani says diversity on TV 'important'

Countryfile presenter Anita Rani has said she "thanks god she exists" as a northern, Asian woman on television.
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9 June 2017.....Bill Graham runs a walking group, from New Wortley Community Centre, for middle aged men in Leeds in what was one of the highest suicide areas of the city. Picture Scott Merrylees

The men’s walking group helping tackle high suicide rates in part of Leeds

A men’s walking group is at the forefront of a strategy to tackle suicide rates in the city. Community leader Bill Graham tells Neil Hudson why small steps are helping make a big change...

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Sex, marriage - and car maintenance - are among the topics of conversation dads DON'T enjoy having with their children, a study has found.

Sex, marriage and car maintenance among subjects dads hate discussing with their sons

Sex, marriage - and car maintenance - are among the topics of conversation dads DON'T enjoy having with their children, a study has found.
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Grenfell Tower death toll rises to 79 as footage shows extent of damage

The death toll from the Grenfell Tower tragedy rose to 79, police said, as the nation stopped to remember those killed in the fire.
Sheep grazing at the top of Rosedale Chimney Bank.

Pastoral scene that owes a debt to shock and ore

With its lush rolling hillsides in the background and sheep contentedly grazing on the pasture, this rural setting looks every inch a scene of beatific serenity.

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Chris Skidmore, from Yorkshire NUM, is concerned about the fate of recreation grounds like the one in Grimethorpe. Picture: Scott Merrylees

Yorkshire's former mining communities losing their recreation grounds

The final whistle has blown on several recreation grounds in former Yorkshire mining communities. But can more be done to avoid others suffering a similar fate? Chris Burn reports.

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