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Great Exhibition of the North: Everything you need to know about this summer’s cultural extravaganza

From June 22- September 9 the Great Exhibition of the North will showcase a multitude of art, culture, design and innovation, showing the best of what the North of England has to offer.
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Blood-sucking flies to toxic caterpillars: the insects set to swarm England this summer

As the weather becomes warmer more and more insects come out of the woodwork, ranging from flying ants to gnats to blood-sucking flies.

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Countdown to the launch of the Great Exhibition of the North begins

Countdown to the launch of the Great Exhibition of the North begins

Final preparations are now underway for the launch of the Great Exhibition of the North.
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Yorkshire set for heatwave that could last weeks as Mediterranean air sweeps over the UK

Temperatures could rise up to 30C in Yorkshire next week as a heatwave sweeps the UK.

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Dewsbury Moor on attack during last Saturday's top of the table clash against Stanningley in National Conference League Division Two.

Trojans extend winning run and maintain advantage at top of table

Thornhill Trojans extended their unbeaten run to 11 matches and are two points clear at the top of National Conference League Division One following a 54-0 victory over Pilkington Recs last Saturday.

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Paul March praised his side's efforts.

Coach March proud of depleted Sharks effort in heavy defeat at Skirlaugh

A depleted, injury-hit Shaw Cross Sharks fought bravely against the odds in a 72-16 defeat at Skirlaugh in National Conference League Division One last Saturday.

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Declan Tomlinson scored a try and kicked five goals for the Trojans A against Lock Lane last Wednesday.

Thornhill A overcome determined Lock Lane to record impresive away win

Thornhill Trojans A moved up to third place in the Yorkshire Men’s League Alliance Division One following a 42-12 victory over Lock Lane Academy last Wednesday.

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The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics returns to Millennium Square in the heart of Leeds city centre on Friday 27 July (Photo: Leeds City Council)

The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics returns to Millennium Square next month

The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics returns to Millennium Square, located in the heart of Leeds city centre, on Friday 27 July, promising a highly attended musical extravaganza.

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Where to get help from in Leeds if you’re struggling with debt

If you are experiencing debt or money problems there are a variety of places in Leeds from which you can seek help and advice.

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The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The NHS has banned free prescriptions for some 'over the counter' medicines such as treatments for constipation and athletes foot, starting from this month.

Health

Wetherspoons England flags 'ban': Why pubs are being asked NOT to hang England flags for World Cup

Staff at Wetherspoons pubs across England are being asked not to hang England flags for the World Cup.

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Morrisons launch £5 'Volcanic Vindaloo' ahead of England's first World Cup clash said to be TWO HUNDRED times hotter than tabasco

Yorkshire-based supermarket giant Morrisons is claiming to have developed the 'hottest ever supermarket curry' which is said to include a chilli TWO HUNDRED times hotter than a Jalapeño.

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Yorkshire Bank in Wakefield city centre.

Yorkshire Bank could vanish from High Street as group agrees £1.7bn takeover of Virgin Money

The owner of Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank, CYBG, has agreed to buy Virgin Money for £1.7bn, which is likely to lead to more than 1,500 job losses.

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Magnet fishing, also known as magnetic fishing, is the act of searching in outdoor waters for magnetic objects which are available to pull with a strong neodymium magnet

What is magnet fishing and why is it dangerous?

After yesterday’s shock news of the death of Leeds father and son, whose bodies were found in a Huddersfield canal after they had taken a magnet fishing trip, we take a look at this popular hobby and the danger it poses.

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Batley in voice

Batley in voice

The Batley Variations

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A nine miles saunter from Sowerby Bridge

A nine miles saunter from Sowerby Bridge

The sun quickly evaporated the mist that clung to the hillsides surrounding Sowerby Bridge as we set off for a 9.5-mile exploration of the Ryburn Valley, writes Caroline Spalding.

Lifestyle
Jerk pork and shallot skewers

Jerk pork and shallot skewers

Serves 4

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This photograph and a similar version are said to have been the inspiration for the painting entitled 'Le Baiser' by the Belgian Surrealist Rene Magritte.'''Published in London Bulletin, June 1940.

Throwing a party to mark the opening of exhibitions

Lee Miller & Viviane Sassen

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Spen AC's Bethany Thomas on her way to victory in the hammer throw.

Thomas and Bell dominate throwing events as Spenborough athletes impress

Some great throwing by Spenborough athletes helped the club to continue their good showing in their latest Northern League Division Two match at Bury.

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How many of these Yorkshire eateries have you visited?

Where to sample the best comfort food in Yorkshire

Sometimes we all need a bit of comfort food to perk ourselves up.

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