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12 Days of Christmas: Nine ladies dancing

12 Days of Christmas: Nine ladies dancing

On the Yorkshire Evening Post’s ninth day of Christmas, we present ‘nine ladies dancing’, courtesy of Hull-based LWHS Dance Company, who were performing at the ‘Fresh’ event earlier this year.

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The geese at Harewood House. Picture: James Hardisty

12 Days of Christmas: Six geese a-laying at Harewood House

It might be frequented by royalty – Prince Charles is said to have paid a visit last year, arriving by helicopter – but Harewood House, on the outskirts of Leeds, has also become something of a favourite retreat for other airborne visitors, in the form of several hundred Canada geese, who return there every year during winter.

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Four calling birds at Harewood House Bird Garden.

12 Days of Chrismas: Four Calling Birds

As part of our seasonal march through the ‘12 Days of Christmas’ song, we bring to you ‘four calling birds’, in this case four guinea fowl, which reside in the hallowed grounds of Harewood House Bird Garden.

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Leeds ‘nuisance’ 999 calls in 1947

More ‘999’ shenanigans this week as we cast our eyes back over how the papers dealt with the introduction of the nation’s emergency telephone service, which, in December 1947, was still in its infancy.

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