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12 Days of Christmas: Northern Ballet provides our 10 leaping lords

On the YEP’s 10th Day of Christmas, we present to you our version of ‘10 lords-a-leaping’, courtesy of those talented gents at Northern Ballet.

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!2 Drummers Drumming at the Christmas Experience, Lotherton Hall.18th December 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

12 Days of Christmas: 12 drummers drumming at Lotherton Hall

On this, our final edition of the Yorkshire Evening Post’s version of ‘12 Days of Christmas’, we present to you 12 drummers drumming.

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12 Days of Christmas: The City of Leeds Pipe Band in full regalia

The members of The City of Leeds Pipe Band were in full fettle for this, the 11th picture in our ‘12 Days of Christmas’ series, as they perform in full regalia at Leeds Minster.

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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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From left, Sheeraz Sheikh, Tony Stark, Poonam Kandasi, Muskan Assadzadeh, Ellie Earle, Jess Denton,  Maarya Ali, and Simon Bramley at The Shake Bar. Picture: James Hardisty

12 Days of Christmas: Eight ‘maids’ a-milking in Merrion Centre

You MIGHT say we’re milking it for all its worth, as we press on with our off-the-wall take on the ‘12 Days of Christmas’.

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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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The five gold rings on Lotherton Hall's Christmas walk.

12 Days of Christmas: Five Gold Rings

Lotherton’s Christmas Experience provides the backdrop for our fifth festive forray into the famous ‘12 Days of Christmas’ ode.

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Dani Bird with the three hens and residents Ted Wilkinson, 89, and Lilian Gale, 83. Picture: Simon Hulme

12 Days of Christmas: How to hen-rich the lives of old folk

On the third day of the ‘YEP does Christmas’, we present three friendly hens who reside at Nesfield Lodge Dementia Care Home, where they have been part of the family, so-to-beak, for the last two years.

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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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Alan Partridge in the Pear Tree, Mirfield. Pictures: Scott Merrylees

12 Days of Christmas: Alan Partridge in the Pear Tree

Ahaaaaaa! And welcome to the Yorkshire Evening Post’s version of the 12 Days of Christmas, which we will be running daily until our last publication day on December 23, beginning today with ‘a partridge in a pear tree’.

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12 Days of Christmas: Turtle Dove project aims to boost numbers of once common bird

12 Days of Christmas: Turtle Dove project aims to boost numbers of once common bird

It’s harder than you think to find two turtle doves.

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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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Undated handout photo issued by The Tank Museum of a tank after the Battle of Cambrai, as curator David Willey said that First World War commanders were not buffoons who willingly sacrificed their men. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday November 8, 2017. Mr Willey said some senior officers had been subjected to "Blackadder-style mocking" but insisted many were courageous soldiers who led their men into battle. See PA story HERITAGE Cambrai. Photo credit should read: The Tank Museum/PA Wire

NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Leeds nostalgia: It was your national duty to buy a newspaper in 1917

In 1917, as the First World War raged on, there were daily reminders to the civilian population of its impact. Adverts implored people to ‘eat a fifth less food’ and called on business owners to use less fuel - in short, the Government called on everyone to do their bit for the greater good.

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Leeds nostalgia: November 1947: Back when it was considered safe to skate on lakes and tarns

Leeds nostalgia: November 1947: Back when it was considered safe to skate on lakes and tarns

Cold weather might be forecast for the UK over the next few weeks but turn the clock back 70 years and it was cold enough to skate on Keighley Tarn.

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The Falafel Guys Ahmed Gouda (left) with his brother Abdalla, Briggate, Leeds.27th November 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Meet The Falafel Guys: The brothers bringing a Middle Eastern delicacy to Leeds

The street food scene in Leeds has exploded and now a new wave of authentic mobile eateries are opening up. Neil Hudson meets The Falafel Guys

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Leeds nostalgia: November 1917: ‘The plodding walk through craters and filth’ of Flanders troops during First World War

Leeds nostalgia: November 1917: ‘The plodding walk through craters and filth’ of Flanders troops during First World War

A hundred years ago today, Yorkshire was covered in a blanket of snow. But farmers across the county - and, indeed the country, which was reliant upon a good Northern harvest - were not complaining, because up to that point, they had enjoyed a good year.

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CAUGHT IN THE ACT: High time for internet giants to clean up their act or face the libel courts.

Neil Hudson: Time for web giants to clean up their act... or face the courts

Social media platforms like facebook and twitter are heading for a fall. What they have effectively created is a virtual ‘Wild West’, in which anything goes and never mind about the morals.

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A picture of a dwarf hamster, which has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with this column

People in Leeds are walking way too fast...

A while ago, former Top Gear motormouth Jeremy Clarkson said that ‘Leeds resembles Las Vegas’ (or something along those lines) because of all the building work going on.

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Leeds nostalgia: November 1947: Country braced for three  more years of rationing as Princess Elizabeth marries

Leeds nostalgia: November 1947: Country braced for three more years of rationing as Princess Elizabeth marries

A good deal of the news this week in 1947 was taken up with the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, who married on November 20.

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Christopher Timothy arrives at the World of James Herriot in Thirsk in the Austin car

Leeds nostalgia: November 1993: TV vet given ‘freedom of the city’

Actor Christopher Timothy, star of TV vet drama All Creatures Great and Small, became an honorary Yorkshireman. The Sussex-born actor was presented with a giant Yorkshire passport by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Coun Keith Loudon at Leeds Civic Hall.

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