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MP in threat to strip Northern Rail of franchise over new fines policy

An MP has warned Northern Rail he will do “everything in my power” to strip the company of it its franchise if its new policy of fining passengers leads to complaints from those who had tried to buy tickets.

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John Logie Baird

How they watched TV in Leeds, nine years before it was invented

PRESCIENCE doesn’t begin to describe the mood of the gathering in a lecture room at Leeds University exactly 90 years ago.

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Doreen Kerfoot works at a loom

You’ve won first prize - a date with Stalin

IT WAS the sort of impossibly glamorous prize to which a self-respecting working woman of the 1930s could hardly say no - a trip to Russia and a date with Stalin.

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‘Frying pan to fire’ warning as Northern Rail replaces hated tickets policy with £20 fines

Northern Rail has bowed to pressure and abandoned its controversial practice of handing passengers “telling off” notices when they queue to buy tickets after getting off their trains.

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Malandra Burrows (Kathy Glover) and Frazer Hines (Joe Sugden) celebrate Emmerdale's 45th anniversary.  Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Emmerdale is 45 today... and look who’s back in the Woolpack

IN THE world of television, it was an event of such little significance that even TV Times devoted only three paragraphs to it.

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Sir Bruce Forsyth after he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London.

Goodbye to Sir Bruce Forsyth, Britain's heavyweight of light entertainment

FOR SIX decades he was a heavyweight among Britain’s light entertainment elite. But he could so easily have been a tobacconist.
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Don't forget to put your clocks back

When do the clocks go back? Why do we do it... and what do we hate most about it?

FOR EXACTLY 100 years, we have been putting the clocks back at the end of October - and we’ll do so again at 1am GMT this Sunday (October 30, 2016). But according to a new poll, we still haven’t got used to it.

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