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Life Expectancy At Older Ages Is The Highest It's Ever Been
According to PHE's report on recent trends in life expectancy at older ages: men can now expect to live for a further 19 years at age 65, 12 years at 75, 6 years at 85 and 3 years at 95 women can…
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Jan
22
Ice Cube
Jan
23
Aardman Animations Exhibition
Jan
30
Mary Poppins - The Musical
Feb
6
'Looking Good'
Feb
6
Unbelieva'bubble' fun at Magna this half term
Feb
9
February Half Term at The Hepworth Wakefield
Feb
13
'Winter at Flamingo Land'
Feb
13
Horrible Science Family Half-Term Events
Feb
15
Reach Out Festival 2016
Feb
15
1st Yorkshire Dark Skies Festival
Feb
15
JORVIK 32nd Viking Festival
Feb
15
JORVIK 32nd Viking Festival
Feb
16
Sid's Show
Feb
22
Languages Festival
Feb
27
'Escape to Derwent Island' - a winter performance adventure

Chitty Musical Takes Off On Major Tour


Following its hugely successful premiere staging, West Yorkshire Playhouse's biggest ever Christmas show CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG has taken off on a major tour of the UK and Ireland.

Almost 60,000…

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Thu 4th Feb, 2016 | 3:45pm

Older People Encouraged To Get Vaccinated To Avoid Painful Shingles

photo - David Hodgson
photo - David Hodgson
Public Health England (PHE) is reminding eligible older people to get the shingles vaccine to help prevent the painful infection. New figures have shown a drop in vaccine coverage.

From 1…

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Mon 1st Feb, 2016 | 5:01pm

Army Of Animals Assembles In Scarborough

Animated Objects artistic director Lee Threadgold with the puppet of Hanuman, the Monkey King
Animated Objects artistic director Lee Threadgold with the puppet of Hanuman, the Monkey King
An army of animal puppets including a giant Monkey King is assembling in Scarborough for a procession and performance on the town's seafront next month.

The Song of Leviathan, the story of Ivan…

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Sat 23rd Jan, 2016 | 9:08am

Sixty Is The New Middle Age

photo - moonpir
photo - moonpir
A recent scientific study claims that what was once regarded as elderly should now be seen as middle-aged. The study suggests that, because we're all living a lot longer, categorising someone as…

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Wed 6th Jan, 2016 | 12:30pm

A One In A Billion Treat For Leeds Children In Care


Hundreds of foster families in Leeds enjoyed an early Christmas treat this weekend with an exclusive showing of a new BBC TV adaptation of David Walliams' Billionaire Boy, days before it is due to…

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Wed 23rd Dec, 2015 | 2:32pm

GHOST STORIES: Caulfield Mount


It is a strange tradition, but ghost stories at Christmas have been popular since Dickensian times. And continuing that tradition we are delighted to present a series of stories - published daily…

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Tue 22nd Dec, 2015 | 1:00pm

GHOST STORIES: Phillipa


Phillipa Reed tugged at the zip on her coat, in a desperate try to stop the bitter air from nipping at her pale, cold skin. It was a little past eleven; twenty three minutes past to be exact, two…

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Mon 21st Dec, 2015 | 11:59am

GHOST STORIES: The Endless Wood


A sense of urgency enamours my body as I stare into the gaping void presenting itself before me.

"it's now or never" I tell myself, looking around to my surroundings. No civilization in sight,…

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Mon 21st Dec, 2015 | 11:51am

GHOST STORIES: Beyond The Gate: The Portrait


Terrifying thunder pounded on the roof of Sarah's black Mercedes as she drove it through the downfall. The long winding roads began to flood as she travelled through the country searching for any…

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Mon 21st Dec, 2015 | 11:05am

GHOST STORIES:Moving Day


It was the kind of day that makes you dread having to go outside. Fog embraced the tops of buildings and dipped down into the valleys. Pale grey clouds hid the sun from view and drizzle left a…

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Mon 21st Dec, 2015 | 11:00am

1st Yorkshire Dark Skies Festival

Ribblehead Viaduct
Ribblehead Viaduct
The Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks are inviting visitors to join their first joint Dark Skies Festival during half-term (15-21 February) with a line-up of events that will…

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Tue 2nd Feb, 2016 | 2:15pm

Peter Jones
The Five Grounds For Divorce - And Why You Should Tread Carefully
By Peter Jones
Lawyer
Conversation - photo by Sharon Mollerus
Conversation - photo by Sharon Mollerus
The New Year is often a time when many people who feel unhappy and unfilled contemplate making life changing decisions about their careers and their marriages.

When it comes to the latter,…

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Sun 31st Jan, 2016 | 4:11pm

Helping More Families Than Ever At Christmas

photo by Anthony Easton
photo by Anthony Easton
In October to December Leeds Credit Union lent over £3,100,000 to families in Leeds and Wakefield.

This represents nearly a 10% increase over the same period in the previous year.

Because…

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Thu 14th Jan, 2016 | 3:22pm

Get "Sugar Smart" And Take Control Of Your Children's Sugar Intake


The Change4Life campaign launches today and follows revelations that 4-to-10 year olds consume over 5,500 sugar cubes a year, or around 22kg - the average weight of a 5-year-old.

A new Sugar Smart…

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Mon 4th Jan, 2016 | 4:27pm

'Reverse Santa' Day For 'Little Heroes'

Children giving their donated gifts to Santa
Children giving their donated gifts to Santa
The 'Reverse Santa' concept that requested the children from Burley Oaks Primary School to bring along a small gift to give to Santa to pass on via The Yard, to local, children's cancer wards this…

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Tue 22nd Dec, 2015 | 1:41pm

Tougher Dog Breeding Licence Controls To Protect Puppies

Labrador pups - photo Les Daniel
Labrador pups - photo Les Daniel
A consultation is seeking to strengthen the regulations around dog breeding and pet sales to make it easier to identify and take action against irresponsible breeders who pay little regard to the…

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Tue 22nd Dec, 2015 | 9:00am

GHOST STORIES: Prudence


"Come in here and see to your brother."

Prudence marched in.

"I was playing with my china dolls, can't he wait?" she puffed.

"Your brother is ill, and the doctor can't get here until the…

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Mon 21st Dec, 2015 | 11:53am

GHOST STORIES: Widow's Walk


The old man stood at the foot of his hill. The days were long and his wife was gone. A thick coverage of angry grey clouds hung over his head, as he set off down the mud abundant country road. His…

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Mon 21st Dec, 2015 | 11:46am

GHOST STORIES: Muddy Waters Sings


Muddy Waters sings to me each afternoon, today is no exception. I am captured by the soft blues, wrapping me warmly in a blanket of nostalgia. The rain taps loudly on the window; its icy body…

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Mon 21st Dec, 2015 | 11:00am

GHOST STORIES: Rusty Gates


Rusty gates greeted me as I made my first step inside; jagged stone walls creating a perimeter almost like a prison.

I had been here many times before, but never for such a sorrowful reason as…

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Mon 21st Dec, 2015 | 11:00am

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