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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

Algae 'talk to each other' and could help scientists monitor climate change

Microalgae communicate with each other under stress, a study has found - and scientists are now listening to them to monitor changes in the aquatic system.

'Thinking of you all today': Ariana Grande's tribute to Manchester one year on

Ariana Grande has paid tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack a year after 22 people were killed in the bomb blast.

Public now able to see Parole Board decisions following Worboys uproar

Victims of crimes and members of the public will now be able to request details of any decision to release a criminal from prison under a law change prompted by the John Worboys case.

Eating an egg a day could protect against strokes and coronary heart disease

A advertising campaign from the 1950s advising people to "go to work on an egg" was thoroughly good advice, according to new research.

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World

LIVE: Sky News reports from North Korea ahead of nuclear site dismantling

Sky News is reporting live from North Korea ahead of the demolition of a nuclear test site.

'Sulphur and caramelised foliage': Living on Hawaii under the threat of Kilauea

The north east corner of Hawaii's Big Island is a beautiful and strange place.

Archbishop Philip Wilson convicted over child sex abuse cover-up

An archbishop has been found guilty of concealing child sex abuse by a priest, making him the most senior member of the Catholic Church to be convicted of such a charge.

Eating an egg a day could protect against strokes and coronary heart disease

A advertising campaign from the 1950s advising people to "go to work on an egg" was thoroughly good advice, according to new research.

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Sport

Manuel Pellegrini named West Ham manager

West Ham have confirmed the appointment of Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager on a three-year deal.

Unai Emery not the 'bold choice' Ivan Gazidis promised Arsenal fans, says Alan Smith

Unai Emery is not the "bold choice" Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis had promised would succeed Arsene Wenger, says Sky Sports pundit Alan Smith.

Arsenal interviewed 10 candidates before opting for Unai Emery, says Guillem Balague

Arsenal interviewed 10 candidates for their vacant managerial position before deciding to appoint Unai Emery, says Sky Sports football expert Guillem Balague.

Unai Emery's experience gives him the edge over Mikel Arteta, says Charlie Nicholas

Unai Emery has an edge over Mikel Arteta because of his managerial experience, says <em>Sky Sports</em> pundit Charlie Nicholas.

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Showbiz

Obamas confirm 'films and series' Netflix deal

Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a deal to produce "films and series" for Netflix, it has been confirmed.

'Extraordinary moment': Stars' royal wedding snaps revealed

Friends of Prince Harry and his new bride Meghan have been sharing their photos of the big day in Windsor.

Hugh Grant set to marry TV producer girlfriend

British actor Hugh Grant is set to tie the knot for the first time.

Oprah Winfrey and Meryl Streep putting world leaders 'on notice' over gender equality

Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep and Chadwick Boseman are among several stars putting world leaders "on notice", demanding gender equality across the globe.

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Family

Why local parents are hiring nannies

Perfect for the school holidays.

North Yorkshire students experience life down under

Creepy crawlies, 33 degree heat and horse ranching included.

Could you plan your own funeral?

It's a tough subject, but you can make it much easier for your loved ones by leaving behind some funeral wishes.

Harrogate Town FC: best match day food in the country?

With special appearances this year from Burgers and More and a brilliant hospitality area, chances are fairly high.

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Health & Wellbeing

Parkinson's patients learning new moves in Otley

'Ascendance' offers dance classes to people with Parksinson's disease, helping them recover balance and movement.

Fancy a boogie?

Boogie Babes is a 50 minute session of dance and fun for pre-school children. Classes run in Boroughbridge, Harrogate and Wetherby and Stray FM's Pete Egerton went along to find out more.

Could better sunglasses improve your cycling?

All the gear but no idea why you're still struggling on your bike? It could be your eyewear.

Could you plan your own funeral?

It's a tough subject, but you can make it much easier for your loved ones by leaving behind some funeral wishes.

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Food and Drink

Keeping it tasty for coeliac awareness week

Filmore and Union can make all their dishes gluten free, making it an ideal option for coeliac awareness week.

Yorkshire gin tasting event comes to town

Harrogate hotel hosts six local gin distillers.

The return of a Harrogate independent

Bodega Bar & Grill is set to reopen this month.

Harrogate Town FC: best match day food in the country?

With special appearances this year from Burgers and More and a brilliant hospitality area, chances are fairly high.

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Business & Money

Online divorce is on the way

Would you end your marriage over the internet?

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.

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Education

Why local parents are hiring nannies

Perfect for the school holidays.

"It's great recognition for people with disabilities"

Stray FM honour for football-mad Cameron Osburn, from Harrogate, who set up his own club last year.

Advice for teenagers who don't know which door to take

The Student Advisor is offering help for students with university, apprentice, employment and exam decisions.

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