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House prices in region ‘increase by more than £5,800’

HOME sellers’ asking prices have increased by more than £5,800 on average in Yorkshire and the Humber since this time last year, according to new figures published today.

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PIC: James Hardisty

A burning impression on Yorkshire’s great moorland

On first glance it’s perhaps understandable how this picture of a solitary figure, seemingly enveloped by jaundiced-looking clouds of smoke, could make for a worrying sight.

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PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Windswept land of myth and 800-year-old spells

The famous limestone pavement at Sleights is pictured, above, looking up towards Ingleborough, beneath brooding, leaden clouds.

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Helen Goalen and Abbi Greenland of RashDash, whose latest production The Darkest Corners comes 40 years on from the UK's first Reclaim the Night march in Leeds. Picture by James Hardisty.

How the Reclaim the Night movement has inspired new production in Leeds car park

In 1977 Leeds hosted the UK’s first ever Reclaim the Night march. Now 40 years on, it’s the inspiration for a new performance in a city centre car park. Sarah Freeman reports.

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Queen Elizabeth II at the launch at Buckingham Palace, London of The Queen's Baton Relay for the XXI Commonwealth Games being held on the Gold Coast in 2018. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday March 13, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Commonwealth. Photo credit should read: Toby Melville/PA Wire

Week Ahead: What will make the headlines this week (beginning April 17, 2017)

Getting a handle on the week’s news headlines is no mean feat. Neil Hudson tries to get to grips with current and future trends and attempts not to drop the proverbial ball

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140117   Joe Faulkner from Wakefield a Mental Health Manager sets off from Leeds Town Hall  on a charity run to London before taking part in the London Marathon, cheered on by his friends and colleagues.

Mental health manager’s marathon effort to combat stigma

A mental health manager has set off from Leeds to London in a marathon fundraising effort to tackle stigma.

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Businesses are offering 'hangover days' and free ice-creams as incentives to find new staff.

Firms offering hangover days and free ice cream in bid to attract workers

Firms are offering workers unusual perks ranging from free ice cream and meditation classes, to hangover days and time off to look after a new puppy.

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The Easter Gin Freakshake.

The perfect calorie-busting 'freakshake' for those who like to mix their chocolate... with gin

Do you like chocolate? Are you partial to the odd gin and tonic? Then this Easter delight is possible custom-made just for you.

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A coroner has warned parents not to sleep in bed with new-born babies.

Coroners warning after 25-day-old baby dies in her mother's arms after they both fell asleep in bed

A coroner has warned parents against holding newborn infants in bed following the tragic and accidental death of a child.

Health
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh outside Leicester Cathedral after the Royal Maundy service.

Smiling Queen charms Maundy Money recipients... but what is the history behind the traditional Royal service?

The Queen has arrived in Leicester to present money to pensioners to mark Maundy Thursday as part of a tradition dating back to the 13th century.
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Pupils reading comics at Leeds Free School in 1973. (YPN).

The highs and lows of teaching in Yorkshire the 1970s

Kath Padgett has been teaching for more than four decades and has written a book about her early days working in a West Yorkshire school in the 1970s. Chris Bond talked to her.

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VIDEO: Relic hunter wants to reunite families of 14,000 Second World War heroes with dog tags

A relic hunter has launched an extraordinary appeal to reunite the families of over 14,000 Second World War heroes with their dog tags - after he found them buried in a field.
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Full moon offers up stunning views... but why is it called the Pink Moon?

The April Pink Moon offered some stunning views across Yorkshire this morning, even if it wasn't actually coloured pink.

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The development of driverless and low-carbon vehicles in the UK has been boosted with the award of 109.7 million of Government funding.

£110m funding boost to put UK at forefront of driverless car 'revolution'

The development of driverless and low-carbon vehicles in the UK has been boosted with the award of £109.7 million of Government funding.

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Thousands of stroke patients in England will benefit from a "game-changing" treatment after plans to roll out the revolutionary procedure were approved by NHS bosses.

Expansion of 'game-changing' stroke treatment excites NHS chief

Thousands of stroke patients in England will benefit from a "game-changing" treatment after plans to roll out the revolutionary procedure were approved by NHS bosses.

Health
Broadband customers are paying a penalty for their loyalty, with providers increasing bills by more than 100 a year when initial deals end, a charity has warned.

Warning: How your broadband supplier could be stinging its loyal customers

Broadband customers are paying a penalty for their loyalty, with providers increasing bills by more than £100 a year when initial deals end, a charity has warned.

Politics
The Nationaql Coal Mining Museum for England in Overton, near Wakefield.

Museum that is home to a rich seam of history

When Kellingley colliery in North Yorkshire closed in December 2015, it brought the curtain down on one of the country’s biggest and most successful industries.

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Date:21st March 2017.
Picture James Hardisty.
Jumbo Records, St John's Centre, Leeds. Pictured Melissa Watson, looking at records on sale.

Turning the tables: What’s the story behind the vinyl records comeback in Yorkshire?

Record stores - and the people that work in them – have a reputation. Like Championship Vinyl in Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity they are often regarded as a home to music snobs, who look unfavourably on anyone buying a record which has ever troubled the charts.

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Yorkshire is set for a warm weekend with Sunday predicted to be the hottest day of the year so far.

Yorkshire weather: Warm weekend in prospect as Sunday is predicted to be hottest day of the year so far

Easter holiday temperatures will spring to summertime heights this weekend as the hottest day of the year is expected to arrive on British shores.
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Six of the Best: Easter events in Leeds and West Yorkshire

With the school holidays upon us, here are six of the best ideas to fill your days and keep the whole family entertained.

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