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VIDEO: Speedy SIV sales is just the ticket to boost regional economy, says new entertainment and events boss

A speedy new tickets sales system to help people buy easier and faster at SIV's venues - including Sheffield Arena - was outlined today as part of major plans to increase business and boost the region's economy.

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Melvin Benn launching his ReBalance plans with Lande Hekt from punk rock band Muncie Girls, PRS Foundation chief executive Vanessa Reed and Lucy Wood, also from Festival Republic.

VIDEO: Festival boss launches ReBalance scheme to get more girls into music industry

Girl power got a helping hand today when one of the world's biggest music promoters launched an initiative in to encourage more female UK led bands, solo acts and sound engineers.

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The donated gyroscope from a World War Two V1 flying bomb is now on display at Eden Camp Museum, Malton.

Exhibit of the Week: V1 flying bomb gyroscope, Eden Camp Museum, Malton

The noise produced by the German V1 Flying Bomb was familiar to many of the urban British population by the end of World War II. The distinctive buzzing sound inspired the nicknames ‘Buzzbomb’ and ‘Doodlebug’, and served as a warning of incoming destruction. The V1 was an effective weapon; an early form of unmanned cruise missile, which was guided by a gyroscopic automatic pilot, utilising a total of three gyroscopes to guide it to its intended target. Eden Camp is now home to a V1 gyroscope, following a recent donation.

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The orchestra of Opera North will be heading to Scarborough Spa as part of the festival.

Ryedale Festival lures Opera North to the coast

IT’s a good time at the moment for arts in Yorkshire with the Arts Council having recently given the county a £5.3m fundng boost.

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Dunkirk, cert 12A, in UK cinemas from Friday, July 21, 2017.  2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment. All rights reserved.

WIN: Dunkirk IMAX family tickets and goody bags - see One Direction star Harry Styles big screen debut

To celebrate the release of Dunkirk - in UK cinemas July 21 - Warner Bros. Pictures have teamed up with us to offer you the chance to win an IMAX family ticket and official merchandise good bags.
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Pedal Power: Steve Brailey and his 60/600 Challenge SIV bike ride team setting off from Whitby.

SIV boss Steve Brailey 'emotional' after 190-mile 60/600 Challenge bike ride raises £8,000 for Alzheimer's Society

Retiring Sheffield International Venues boss Steve Brailey today told how he struggled to control his emotions after a 190-mile 60/600 Challenge bike ride which has raised more than £8,000 for the Alzheimer's Society.

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Dear You exhibition by JMR Smedley at 35 Chapel Walk in Sheffield

Dear You letters spell exciting future for Yorkshire artist JMR Smedley

Young artist JMR Smedley has spelled out her original style in a popular new exhibition of paintings called Dear You - based on letters to herself and those who have touched her life.

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The Killers. Photo: Anton Corbijn

BREAKING: Wonderful Wonderful news for fans as The Killers announce album and UK tour including Yorkshire dates

Chart-topping American rock superstars The Killers will play a UK tour later this year including Leeds and Sheffield Arena shows to follow the release of new album, Wonderful Wonderful.

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The Honeypot, Flamborough Road, Reighton.

Dining Out: The Honey Pot, Flamborough Road, Reighton

The Honey Pot, Flamborough Road, Reighton

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The Vamps at Sheffield O2 Academy on Monday, July 10.

WIN: Tickets to see The Vamps at Sheffield O2 Academy July 10

The Vamps have only just wrapped their massive UK arena tour but are back with an album preview show at the Sheffield Academy on Monday and you could be going for FREE.
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ACB Light-Heavyweight Champion Thiago Silva defends his belt against undefeated Russian prospect Batraz Agnaev at Sheffield Arena on July 22.

BREAKING: Mixed Martial Arts to debut at Sheffield Arena with Thiago Silva v Batraz Agnaev ACB world title

Fight fans in Sheffield got some knock out news today - Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is making its debut at the Arena with a ACB world title fight and world class undercard later this month.
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VIDEO: KLM plans to soar passenger numbers at Leeds Bradford Airport

KLM airline boss Warner Rootliep has revealed plans to soar passenger numbers at Leeds Bradford Airport - establishing it as Yorkshire's gateway to the world.
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Olly Murs is performing on July 1 at York Racecourse

Olly Murs set for 'fun' racecourse concert

Olly Murs is looking forward to a "perfect" day tomorrow when he performs at York Racecourse.
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PREVIEW: X Factor stars Union J and girl trio Stooshe to play Flamingo Land's Party In The Park on July 1

The X Factor boy band Union J have replaced Matt Terry and with girl trio Stooshe will now headline Flamingo Land Resort's next Party In The Park on Saturday, July 1.
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The Old Star, Kilham.

Dining Out: The Old Star, Kilham

The Old Star, Kilham

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The cast celebrates Little Voice success .Sion Tudor Owen,Sean McKenzie Gurjeet Singh, Laura Crowhurst , Polly Lister, Serena Manteghi

REVIEW: The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice has come home – and what a homecoming it has received – cheers, tears and standing ovations.

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NewcastleGateshead Quayside. Photo: Visit England

VIDEO: All you need to know about The Great Exhibition of the North 2018

The Great Exhibition of the North will be the largest event in England in 2018 and organisers see it as a a game-changing moment for the North.
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VIDEO: Yorkshire firm behind brand for 2018's The Great Exhibition of the North

The Great Exhibition of the North promoting art, design and innovation throughout the region is exactly a year away and today it was revealed at the at the heart of its dynamic brand identity is a Yorkshire company.
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VIDEO: Hull's amazing transformation as UK's City Of Culture 2017 welcomes Paper City

Visitors to Hull will see an amazing transformation as the city’s cultural quarter – The Fruit Market –  becomes home to a host of impressive paper installations.
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READER OFFER: Save up to HALF PRICE on Flamingo Land family tickets

Yorkshire's Flamingo Land is a wild family fun day out and our wild reader offer is back - to save you up to HALF PRICE on family tickets!
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