When do the clocks go back? Why do we do it... and what do we hate most about it?

For exactly 100 years, we have been putting the clocks back at the end of October - and we’ll do so again at 1am GMT this Sunday (October 30, 2016). But according to a new poll, we still haven’t got used to it.


VIDEO: Smelly foreign ladybirds invade UK homes

Plagues of foreign ladybirds have been spotted in the UK as they seek shelter in warm houses.

16 dogs with a Hallowe’en costume better than yours

16 dogs with a Hallowe’en costume better than yours

Man’s best friend may have a rough time of it on November 5th, so why not at least give your pooch a fun Hallowe’en?

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There are some seriously spooky going-on across our district...

Mapped: Yorkshire's 50 most haunted

Is Yorkshire Britain's most haunted county?

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The eBay auction has been pulled from the site, but many copy-cat versions are now online.

eBay ‘upside down’ fivers selling for silly money

Online auction site eBay is being flooded with listings for ‘upside down’ five pound notes - with some attracting bids of thousands of pounds.

The top 3 Halloween trends as predicted by MBNA.

Top pop culture Hallowe’en costumes of 2016

Hallowe’en costumes are increasingly being influenced by the TV shows and films we watch.

Picture: Gary Longbottom

Northerners found to be the least grumpy about winter

It's official... Northerners have been found to be the least pessimistic bunch about the winters snowy settings, shorter days and freezing temperatures.
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Medievel Love Ring found by metal detectorist in field sells for five figure sum.  Mark Littler

Amateur detectorist finds 15th century ring worth thousands in North Yorkshire village

An amateur metal detectorist uncovered the find of a lifetime in a North Yorkshire village - a 15th century jewelled ring which has been sold for a five-figure sum.

Mark thompson, owner of the Green Dragon and waterfall.
Picture by Gerard Binks

For sale: Yorkshire Dales pub and waterfall where Kevin Costner bathed naked (watch the video)

When they bought it there were holes in the roof and every time it rained water cascaded down the walls.

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Richard Priestley

Yorkshire sailor to replicate historic voyage of Christopher Columbus

A brave sailor is organising a series of live music fundraisers as he prepares to cast off on the same perilous route taken by Christopher Columbus more than 500 years ago.

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The so-called super-fleas are far bigger than other species of the bug and have a penis two and a half times their body length

Fleas with massive penises could invade bedrooms this autumn in their millions

Bad news for anyone with a fear of bugs, billions of super-fleas with massive penises are being predicted to invade British bedrooms in the coming months.

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Championship breeder Ben Gray with his puppy, Maddie (left), Days Inn manager Clair Sidebottom, hotel chef Tom O-Brien, Operations Director Kerian Barnes with Jess (right) and hotel guest 15-year-old, Ellie, with her retriever Marley.

Wetherby's dog-friendly hotel hosts feast for four-legged friends

Over 250 of the nation’s top dogs and their faithful owners descended on a Wetherby hotel at the weekend, in preparation for the annual Driffield championship dog show.

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SHOWING NO MORE: Pat the Peacock, who lived in the picturesque village of Thimbleby, North Yorkshire but is feared to have been shot dead.

Yorkshire beauty-spot villagers fear Pat the Peacock has become victim of foul play

A North Yorkshire village is at the centre of a baffling whodunnit after a tame peacock was apparently shot in the dead of night.

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The science of hangovers (and why there’s no miracle cure)

The science of hangovers (and why there’s no miracle cure)

A bacon roll. A cold shower. An industrial amount of Irn-Bru or Lucozade. Everyone has an opinion on what the ultimate ‘hangover cure’ is.

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SPOTTED: Could the Bilton Badger take over from beloved Peter the Peacock?

A Harrogate resident has raised concern that Bilton's Peter the Peacock could face competition from a new community character...

Brazilian wandering spider aka the Banana spider or Armed spider. Photo: Bananovyi_Pauk

World’s deadliest spiders found in ASDA bananas

Dozens of the world’s deadliest spider were found crawling out of a bunch of ASDA bananas, it has been claimed.

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The three-bedroom suburban house.

How would you fancy living in Harry Potter’s old house?

The house where boy wizard Harry Potter lived in a cupboard under the stairs is up for sale for £620,000.

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Is this another sighting of Nessie?

Is this the Loch Ness Monster?

A whisky warehouse worker has taken a picture of what could be one of the most convincing Loch Ness Monster sightings to date.

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How has your name performed since 1904?

Comeback kid or rising star? How has your name performed since 1904?

Names, love yours or hate it, we’ve all got one and now a new tool can reveal how popular our monikers have been over the past 110 years.
Flowers in Harrogate

Harrogate loses three-year title of 'Happiest Place To Live In Britain'

Harrogate has lost its title of being the ‘happiest place in Britain to live’ after dropping to third in the rankings.

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