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TV exposure! The awkward moment Sheffield boxing hero Johnny Nelson’s pants burst

Johnny Nelson is a big guy.

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The art of the perfect Yorkshire pudding

With February 5 marking Yorkshire Pudding Day, Mark E. Johnson speaks to Pride and Pudding author Regula Ysewijn to find out the story behind this signature British dish.

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A former world record-breaking pie, 1975

Yorkshire Pudding Day: Seven facts about the battered delicacies

This Sunday marks the official Yorkshire Pudding Day. To celebrate, here are some fascinating facts and the county's trademark dish.

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Learners prepare to set off on their driving test, which is set to include four new parts. Picture: Simon Hulme

Driving test to change later this year

The driving test is set to change later this year.

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A copy of the YEP from Friday the 13th in 1946

Six things you may not know about Friday 13th

On Friday, a third of Britons are expected to change their plans because it's Friday the 13th, the traditional day of bad luck.

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Leeds & Yorkshire couples wanted for 2017 series of Don't Tell The Bride

Yorkshire couples wanting to tie the knot this year are being invited to apply for a new series of Don't Tell the Bride.

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Need to get rid of your tree? Here's our top tips

Five inventive and green ways to dispose of your old Christmas tree

So Christmas is over for another year, your clothes are a little tighter, your wallet much lighter - and now thoughts turn to disposing of the tree.

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Spot yourself: Were you at the 2016 Ripon Boxing Day pilgrimage?

Take a look at our slideshow to see if you can spot yourself!

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Spot yourself: 2016 Knaresborough Tug O’ War in pictures

Were you at the 2016 Knaresborough Tug O’ War on Boxing Day?

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Youre never too old to bend it like Beckham.

Walking football - the beautiful game without the huffing and puffing

‘Stop trying to walk the ball into the net!” It’s a complaint that can be heard on the terraces of football grounds everywhere. But now, thanks to the exponential growth of walking football in the UK, there’s a whole new meaning to the phrase.

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How to stick to your New Year’s resolutions this time

Every January millions of us swear allegiance to the gym. Less than 30 days later and our trainers are already screaming neglect from yet another new year’s resolution going down the pan. So why are we so bad at sticking to our January promises?

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How to cook the ultimate Christmas dinner – according to professional chefs

How to cook the ultimate Christmas dinner – according to professional chefs

Whether it’s your first time hosting the Christmas family feast or you’re an experienced cook, these top tips from professional chefs will help you prepare for the big day.

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James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond have drawn rave reviews for their Amazon Prime series, The Grand Tour

1 in 3 want BBC licence fee scrapped

NEARLY a third of people want the TV licence scrapped, according to a study which also reveals that the average amount people are willing to pay for the BBC is 30 per cent less than the annual £145 fee.

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Watch: Message for our readers from Father Christmas

He’s making a list, and he’s checking it twice...

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Gin Festival is in Harrogate this weekend

Reader offer: Win tickets to Harrogate Gin Festival

Three pairs of tickets for the Gin Festival in Harrogate this Friday night must be won!

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Watch: Red Kite Trails volunteers’ mannequin challenge

It’s the viral video craze sweeping the world - prople freezing on camera with music playing the background as part of the mannequin challenge.

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Reader offer: Win a £100 voucher to spend in-store

Ponden Home Interiors is set to open a new store in Ripon next week, and we have five £100 vouchers to give  away.

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The banana and bacon trifle is part of the Waitrose range.

Heston Blumenthal launches banana and BACON Christmas trifle

Heston Blumenthal is launching yet another bizarrely flavoured Christmas product - a banana and bacon trifle.

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Reader offer: Win tickets to the Country Living Christmas Fair in Harrogate

The Country Living Christmas Fair is in Harrogate this weekend - and we have ten pairs of tickets to give away!
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Phone that charges in seconds and lasts a week

Phone that charges in seconds and lasts a week

Smartphones may soon be charged within a few seconds and last a week thanks to a bendy device smaller than a postage stamp.

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