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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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The team prepare for the 2016Country Living Christmas Fair (s).

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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When will you be putting your Christmas decorations up this year?

When should you put your Christmas decorations up?

We’re not even into December and we’ve already spotted a few houses with their Christmas decorations up.

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WATCH: Meet Buster the Boxer: John Lewis releases 2016 Christmas Advert

WATCH: Meet Buster the Boxer: John Lewis releases 2016 Christmas Advert

Get your tissues at the ready (for both laughter and tears) as you tune into this year’s John Lewis Christmas advert.

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Ewan McGregor and Ewan Bremner filming in Edinburgh Credit - Jane Barlow.

VIDEO: Official Trainspotting trailer released - Warning explicit content

The first official trailer for the long-awaited sequel to the cult film Trainspotting has been released - watch it below.

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Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Credit: 2016 Warner Bros Entertainment.

VIDEO: Google adds spellbinding new phone feature for Harry Potter fans

If you’re one of the millions of Harry Potter fans that has wished they could cast spells like JK Rowling’s boy wizard then you’re in luck - sort of.

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When do the clocks go back? Why do we do it... and what do we hate most about it?

When do the clocks go back? Why do we do it... and what do we hate most about it?

For exactly 100 years, we have been putting the clocks back at the end of October - and we’ll do so again at 1am GMT this Sunday (October 30, 2016). But according to a new poll, we still haven’t got used to it.

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VIDEO: Smelly foreign ladybirds invade UK homes

Plagues of foreign ladybirds have been spotted in the UK as they seek shelter in warm houses.

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There are some seriously spooky going-on across our district...

Mapped: Yorkshire's 50 most haunted

Is Yorkshire Britain's most haunted county?

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The eBay auction has been pulled from the site, but many copy-cat versions are now online.

eBay ‘upside down’ fivers selling for silly money

Online auction site eBay is being flooded with listings for ‘upside down’ five pound notes - with some attracting bids of thousands of pounds.

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The top 3 Halloween trends as predicted by MBNA.

Top pop culture Hallowe’en costumes of 2016

Hallowe’en costumes are increasingly being influenced by the TV shows and films we watch.

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Picture: Gary Longbottom

Northerners found to be the least grumpy about winter

It's official... Northerners have been found to be the least pessimistic bunch about the winters snowy settings, shorter days and freezing temperatures.
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Medievel Love Ring found by metal detectorist in field sells for five figure sum.  Mark Littler

Amateur detectorist finds 15th century ring worth thousands in North Yorkshire village

An amateur metal detectorist uncovered the find of a lifetime in a North Yorkshire village - a 15th century jewelled ring which has been sold for a five-figure sum.

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Mark thompson, owner of the Green Dragon and waterfall.
Picture by Gerard Binks

For sale: Yorkshire Dales pub and waterfall where Kevin Costner bathed naked (watch the video)

When they bought it there were holes in the roof and every time it rained water cascaded down the walls.

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Richard Priestley

Yorkshire sailor to replicate historic voyage of Christopher Columbus

A brave sailor is organising a series of live music fundraisers as he prepares to cast off on the same perilous route taken by Christopher Columbus more than 500 years ago.

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