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Unique Sixth Form Experience

A staggering 92% of pupils from St Aidan's and St John Fisher's Associated Sixth Form gained places at their first or second choice institution.

LISTEN: Knaresborough celebrates 50th Boxing Day Tug of War

It's a yearly Christmas tradition, and a competitive one!

Burley Library spreads some Christmas cheer

It's opening on Christmas Day for people who are on their own.

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National News

'Ruthless' killers given life without parole for Vietnamese mother's murder

Two convicted killers have been told they will never be freed after torturing and murdering a Vietnamese mother-of-two while out on licence.

Windrush scandal 'robbed me of my family and friends' and should cost the PM her job

Leo Marius moved from St Lucia to start a new life in London in 1960. But after his British passport expired while visiting his in-laws in Trinidad in 1983, he has not been allowed to return to the UK.

Jeremy Corbyn tells Amber Rudd to resign for 'hardening cruel' Windrush policy

Jeremy Corbyn has repeated calls for Amber Rudd to resign over the Windrush scandal, saying she "hardened" a "cruel and misdirected" policy.

Mum Michelle Pearson told all her four children died in December fire

A mother who suffered horrific burns in a house fire in December has recently been told that none of her four children survived.

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World

Tennis under a 'tsunami' of corruption, warns independent report

There is a "tsunami" of betting-related corruption in some levels of tennis, a new report has said.

Kim Wall murder: Inventor Peter Madsen to appeal life sentence and guilty verdict

The Danish inventor found guilty of the "brutal" murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall is to appeal the verdict and his life sentence.

Donald Trump to visit UK in July, Sky sources say

US President Donald Trump will visit the UK in mid-July, according to Sky sources.

Kim Wall trial: 'I wish I never had to cover this'

For many days now, I have been sitting in Copenhagen City Court with a room full of journalists all hoping to find out what really happened inside the Nautilus.

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Sport

Man Utd manager Jose Mourinho seeks friendship with departing Arsenal 'icon' Arsene Wenger

Jose Mourinho insists he has nothing but respect for Arsene Wenger and hopes he can be friends with the "iconic" departing Arsenal manager in the future.

Jose Mourinho content with Manchester United achievements given job at hand

Jose Mourinho has stressed transforming Manchester United's fortunes will not be a quick fix but believes his achievements at Old Trafford are "not bad" considering the scale of the challenge.

Arsene Wenger suggests Arsenal departure timing 'not my decision'

Arsene Wenger has suggested the timing of his departure from Arsenal this summer was not his decision.

Arsene Wenger reveals admiration for former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique

Arsene Wenger has spoken of his admiration for former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique but will have no say in his replacement at Arsenal.

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Showbiz

'Bedazzling' Avengers: Infinity War could break records

Marvel Studio's latest superhero movie Avengers: Infinity War is expected to have one of the biggest opening weekends on record.

Rapper Meek Mill seen courtside at NBA game hours after release from jail

US rapper Meek Mill has made his first public appearance after being freed from prison at a basketball game in Philadelphia.

White star pulls out of West Side Story concert following race row

A Broadway and West End star has pulled out of a BBC Proms West Side Story concert saying it would be a "huge mistake" for her to play Maria instead of a Latina performer.

Hank Azaria would 'step aside' over Simpsons Apu criticism

Hank Azaria has said he is "willing to step aside" following controversy over his voicing of the Simpsons' Indian character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon.

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Family

Dog owners urged to act responsibly around sheep

There's been a number of sheep attacks by dogs in North Yorkshire recently.

North Yorkshire scale back school cycle scheme

Council says Bikeabilty training will only be available in targeted areas.

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Health & Wellbeing

RSPCA exposes animal cruelty in North Yorkshire

The county has reached the top ten for cruelty to horses.

Online dating: Does it work?

For everyone online dating success tale, there seems to be a horror story. So what makes all the difference?

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Food and Drink

Slingsby gin takes to the skies

Exciting times lie ahead for the Spirit of Harrogate; with an extension to their facilities in the spa town, support of the Tour de Yorkshire and a partnership with Jet2.

Bizzie Lizzie's Fish Frying School

Learning from the Skipton experts.

Strange things that pair well with gin

Harrogate's Slingsby Gin has been know to take a few risks.

Never drink a boring coffee again

Think your coffee choice is limited to espresso, americano or latte? Think again.

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Business & Money

Can you contest a will?

Complicated family dynamics can cause problems.

How protecting the privacy of your children's data is changing

If you're a parent, you should already know the importance of protecting your children online. But with GDPR, things are changing. Are you ready?

Want to create more word-of-mouth business?

Stuart Wright Action Coach discusses the importance of building strategic business alliances within the local business community.

Finalists for Skipton Business Awards 2018 revealed

Several local businesses are celebrating as this year's shortlisted finalists.

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Education

Most North Yorkshire families get first primary school preference

The figure remains consistently high in comparison with other places in the country.

North Yorkshire's Queen Ethelburga’s celebrates award

It's been awarded a Primary Quality Mark Award for English and Mathematics.

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