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Special Feature

LISTEN: Knaresborough celebrates 50th Boxing Day Tug of War

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

Delicious Dinner At Damn Yankee

James Stanley from Stray FM tests out the newly-owned Damn Yankee

Burley Library spreads some Christmas cheer

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

Experience Christmas At Thorp Perrow

The kids will love meeting Santa!

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National News

Girl, aged 8, stabbed to death in Walsall, West Midlands

A 54-year-old man has been arrested after an eight-year-old girl was stabbed to death near Walsall, police have said.

Theresa May to end 'abuse' by bosses who risk pensions after Carillion collapse

Company bosses who put workers' pensions at risk to "line their own pockets” will face huge fines under plans unveiled by Theresa May.

Zombies and Kinks bassist Jim Rodford dies

The Zombies bassist Jim Rodford has died aged 76 after a fall, just six days after his final performance.

British Airways pilot suspected of being drunk arrested at Gatwick airport

A British Airways pilot suspected of being drunk was arrested at Gatwick airport on Thursday evening, it has emerged.

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World

Germany's SPD to vote on coalition talks with Merkel's conservatives

The fate of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the direction of European politics will become clearer after a vote by 600 members of Mrs Merkel's opposing party, the Social Democrats (SPD).

Former UN ambassador Samantha Power criticises Donald Trump's foreign policy

America's former ambassador to the United Nations has told Sky News that she is "heartbroken" over the "coldness and the cruelty" of Donald Trump's foreign policy decisions.

Prague hotel fire: Two die and dozens injured in blaze

Two people have died and dozens have been injured after a fire took hold of a hotel in central Prague.

Gunmen kill six in 12-hour siege at luxury Kabul hotel in Afghanistan

Several heavily-armed attackers burst into a luxury hotel in the Afghan capital, taking around 100 people hostage as frantic guests tried to escape through windows several floors up.

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Sport

Watford manager Marco Silva sacked

Watford manager Marco Silva has been sacked following a run of poor results.

Alexis Sanchez set to undergo Manchester United medical at Carrington

Alexis Sanchez is set to undergo a medical at Manchester United on Sunday as his potential swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan edges closer to completion, according to Sky sources.

Kyle Edmund defeats Andreas Seppi at Australian Open to reach maiden Grand Slam quarter-final

Kyle Edmund recorded the most significant victory of his burgeoning career by beating Andreas Seppi in four sets to reach his maiden Grand Slam quarter-final.

Alex Hales admits losing England place 'hurt massively'

Alex Hales has opened up on losing his England spot, following his involvement in the incident outside a Bristol nightclub that led to Ben Stokes' arrest.

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Showbiz

Zombies and Kinks bassist Jim Rodford dies

The Zombies bassist Jim Rodford has died aged 76 after a fall, just six days after his final performance.

Ed Sheeran is engaged to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn

Singer Ed Sheeran has announced he is engaged to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn.

Singer Tom Petty died from accidental drug overdose, his family reveal

US musician Tom Petty died last year from an accidental drug overdose, his family has revealed.

The Cranberries Zombie cover to raise money for singer Dolores O'Riordan's children

Hard rock band Bad Wolves have released their cover of The Cranberries' hit Zombie, in memory of frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan.

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Family

Pateley Bridge's 1940s weekend set to hit the big screen

It's going to appear on TV later this year.

Could you become a writer?

Blogs, articles or books - this class could give you a head start.

Goldsborough and Sicklinghall school pupils to visit Bangkok

It's part of a programme involving a school in Thailand's capital.

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Health & Wellbeing

Could music help people with dementia?

Around 850,000 people in the UK live with different types of the illness.

Testicle Secrets: The Official Guide

Gents, how often do you check yourself and are you doing it correctly?

Follow these tips to give your January a boost

O'Connor Chiropractic offer advice on how to get your vitality back for the start of 2018.

Could this help people with depression?

Hear the incredible story of 17 year old Chloe.

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Food and Drink

Vegans welcome in Skipton, Ilkley, Wetherby and Harrogate

Special Veganuary event welcomes your plant-based diet at a local wholesome food venue.

World famous chef goes game shooting in North Yorkshire

And makes the most of Yorkshire produce at food experience near Ripon.

Otley store to move into town's Sainsbury's

Could Pizza Express be set to make an appearance?

A Brief History of Fish and Chips

From the 17th Century 'Pescado Frito' to Bizzie Lizzie's in 2018, here's a brief history of how Fish and Chips became an iconic British meal.

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Business & Money

Fight to save Knaresborough Market continues

There are still serious concerns about its future, despite assurances from council officials.

Mixed response to major transport plan for North of England

Business leaders are welcoming it, but environmental campaigners say more work is needed.

Cash pledge to boost Knaresborough and Ripon markets

Harrogate Borough Council wants to improve how the markets are promoted.

Otley store to move into town's Sainsbury's

Could Pizza Express be set to make an appearance?

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Education

Goldsborough and Sicklinghall school pupils to visit Bangkok

It's part of a programme involving a school in Thailand's capital.

How to fight against spreading germs in North Yorkshire schools

The NHS wants to make teachers, parents and children aware of how they can fight back against spreading germs.

LISTEN: Harrogate Dad band drum up support for school playground

Check out their 'I've Seen Santa' single here...

School near Harrogate calls for road safety improvements

The speed limit by the primary is currently 60mph.

Poll

My New Year's Resolution is...
Still going strong
24.2%
A bit shaky
4.8%
Broken, but only once so let me off
2.4%
Completely smashed, forget it I'll try again next year
6.7%
Non-existent, I don't bother!
61.8%