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Jamie Oliver pranked in Yorkshire for return of Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

Two radio presenters went undercover in Harrogate to help prank celebrity chef Jamie Oliver for the return of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.

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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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For Auld Lang Syne, our readers, for auld lang syne

For Auld Lang Syne, our readers, for auld lang syne

For any readers who have not yet learned the words to Auld Lang Syne, The Scarborough News presents handy lyrics for midnight on Saturday ...

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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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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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Tea Buyer Henry Boocock, sampling some of the teas.
Picture: James Hardisty.

Wanted: Trainee to travel the world and drink tea

IT’S a job many would die for: travelling the world working at the top of your game - and drinking as much tea as you could dream of.

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Weekend weather: Summer showers and fresh breezes as heatwave blows over

COOLER temperatures are on the way after a wave of thunderstorms and torrential downpours swept parts of Britain.

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Which is the most reliabale car manufacturer? BMW, Land Rover, Audi... or Skoda?

Which is the most reliabale car manufacturer? BMW, Land Rover, Audi... or Skoda?

Skoda is the most reliable car manufacturer in the UK, while premium brands such as BMW, Land Rover and Audi are among the least reliable.

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The Starbucks at Pocklington Services where the incident occured

Scalded by Starbucks coffee

A woman found herself in unbearable pain when her boiling hot coffee scalded her at a Pocklington drive-through cafe.
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Blakey Ridge

Video: Yorkshire home to one of Europe's greatest driving roads

After a year-long research and ranking process by a team that covered a total of 15,000 kilometres, it’s been revealed that Yorkshire is home to one of Europe’s greatest driving roads.

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Pet owners are braced for Bonfire Night diplays but say fireworks at other times of the year cause problems.

Yorkshire pet owners call for end to “year-round” fireworks

Pet owners and the RSPCA have united to call for a rethink on the UK’s firework laws. But will their campaign get anywhere?

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Miles Cooper, a former hunt sabateur who went on various protests throughout the 1980s, but has now changed his views on hunting, so much so that he has become a master of Highmoor hunt near York. Picture by Tony Johnson

How a former hunt saboteur became master of one of Yorkshire’s newest hunts

In the 1980s Miles Cooper became a hunt saboteur. Nearly 30 years on, he is now Master of Yorkshire’s Highmoor Bloodhounds Hunt.  He talks to Sarah Freeman about his unlikely conversion.

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The Tommee Tippee valve.

Baby cups withdrawn over child illness fears

Tommee Tippee is recalling items from its Sippee Cup range following reports of children falling ill after drinking from them.

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Spending on festivals is on the rise but many Britons are happy to accept the inflated costs

Brits willing to accept festival rip-offs

Anyone who has attended a music festival recently will be probably be familiar with handing over extortionate sums for a flavourless burger and a plastic pint of lukewarm, overly-fizzy booze.

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End spam calls with one text

End spam calls with one text

Mobile phone users across the UK can now opt out of unsolicited and marketing calls - by sending one text.
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Campaigner Mike Harding in Blowing up the Dales.

Rural Yorkshire on film preserved for future generations

They are some of quirks, customs, challenges and traditions that make rural life in Yorkshire so special.

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Beacon of hope from a sailor who almost didn’t return from the Pacific

He was just 20, floating on his own in the sea with sharks circling close by.

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Protesters outside County Hall in Northallerton

GP Taylor comment: Fracking farce. North Yorkshire lions betrayed by council donkeys

Well, I always said fracking in Yorkshire was a done deal from the start. Despite the protests, the Tory-dominated North Yorkshire County Council has passed the planning application to frack in Ryedale.

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