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How son’s fight against leukaemia inspired Andrew to help create new £500,000 Leeds ‘cancer cottage’

Andrew Walker is helping to create much-needed accommodation for families of children with cancer - inspired by his own son’s fight against leukaemia. Chris Burn reports.

Jeremy Thompson chatting with Nelson Mandela in 2007.

Jeremy Thompson - a life making headlines on the frontline of history

Jeremy Thompson has covered many of the biggest stories of our time. Chris Bond talks to him about honing his craft in Yorkshire, getting shot at and befriending Nelson Mandela.

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War story: Benedict Cumberbatch as Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing in the film The Imitation Game. (PA/Studio Canal).

The Leeds warship that helped break the Enigma code

It’s 75 years this week since Bletchley Park received the codebooks that helped break the Enigma code. Hugh Sebag-Montefiore looks at the role played by HMS Aubretia.

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Armando Iannucci, who will be at the Kings Hall, Ilkley, on Tuesday.

Armando Iannucci: The music behind the satire

Armando Iannucci is one of the country’s leading satirists but next week he’s in Yorkshire to talk about something different – his passion for classical music. Chris Bond spoke to him.

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Scalextric electric car racing set. PIC: PA

Christmas six of the best: Toys from the 1960s and 1970s

As we approach Christmas, in the first of a three-part series, we look at popular toys from down the decades.

Dr Tom Dobson, course director at Leeds Beckett University.

#SpeakYourMind: Leeds Beckett launches UK's first mental health degree for school leaders

The first university Masters degree teaching school leaders how to look after the mental health of young people has been launched in Leeds.

A cinnamon and oregano old fashioned

The perfect Christmas gift for the drink-lover in your life

The pleasure of a good drink lies beyond merely sinking it. Learn all about the history and how to create your favourite tipples at The Botanist this Christmas.

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When is Black Friday? Which retailers have the best discounts and deals?

Just a few years ago, most people in Leeds and across Britain hadn’t heard of Black Friday.

The average UK property is now worth 226,367.

UK house price trends: How your town compares with the rest of the country

The general trend of rising house prices is continuing, with the average UK property reaching £226,367 in September, an increase of 5.4% annually.
Peter Kay will be returning to stand-up next year.

Peter Kay: Ten of the comic's funniest ever sketches... which one is your favourite?

The brilliant Peter Kay has announced that he will be coming to Yorkshire as part of his first stand-up tour in eight years.

The BBCs Children in Need returns to our screens on Friday night.

Everything you need to know about Children in Need 2017

The BBC's annual fundraising extravaganza is back. Children In Need returns tomorrow night for an evening of entertainment with celebrity guests and exclusive music and TV previews.
Asda's new pizza with a taste of the festive season about it. Picture: ASDA

Asda launch full Christmas dinner pizza with all the trimmings

There's nothing quite like a traditional Christmas dinner but if you're tempted to dodge the responsibility of cooking up a festive feast this year Asda has just announced a Christmas themed pizza that comes with all the trimmings.

The signed copy of the Harry Potter book.

First edition Harry Potter book sells for £106,250 - here’s how to tell if you have one

A signed first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has sold for a world record £106,250.

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Gina Easom has launched a new service to help the growing number of professional women in Yorkshire with alcohol problems. Picture: Maryanne Scott Photography

‘I belonged to the grey area between normal drinker and alcoholic,’ says Leeds woman who is now helping growing number of problem drinkers

A new service launches this week to help the growing number of professional women who have alcohol problems. Catherine Scott reports .

The cast of Peaky Blinders return for a fourth series.

Who are the Peaky Blinders? From Tommy to Polly and Arthur to Esme... your guide to the characters

The return of Peaky Blinders gives us the opportunity to catch up with some of the most dramatic characters ever to have appeared on our television screens.

Cillian Murphy will resume his role as gangster Tommy Shelby in the fourth series of Peaky Blinders.

They all hate him... but Tommy may just be the only one who can save the Peaky Blinders

Has Tommy finally met his match? Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy gives us his insight ahead of the series four opener.
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Watch the banned Royal Mail TV ad deemed ‘too scary’ to be aired during Coronation Street

The “excessively threatening and distressing” video seen on Twitter showed a gang of men in balaclavas armed with baseball bats enter a bank shouting: “This is a robbery”.

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Have you got one of these 50p coins somewhere? They could be worth more than you might think.

Check your loose change - you could have a 50p worth hundreds in your pocket

Check your pockets, piggy-banks and down the back of the couch now, folks.
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Jess Tregidden pictured with Space2s specially commissioned, embroidered mental health chair and Paul Barker, Space2s Mental Health Project Manager. 14th November 2017. Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

#SpeakYourMind: New Champions’ Fund launched to combat mental health stigma in city

A new fund has been launched in Leeds to help combat the stigma surrounding mental health.

Waite with the Queen at the Harrogate Gala Show in 1985. (YPN).

Terry Waite and what his time in captivity taught him about the resilience of the human brain

Humanitarian campaigner Terry Waite is in Leeds next week to take part in a public talk about the power of the brain and how it copes under stress. Chris Bond talked to him.

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