Offbeat

Offbeat

Six things you may not know about Friday 13th

On Friday, a third of Britons are expected to change their plans because it's Friday the 13th, the traditional day of bad luck.

Offbeat
Singletons wanted for Channel 4’s Naked Attraction dating show

Singletons wanted for Channel 4’s Naked Attraction dating show

If you don’t mind showing your bare bum on national television in a bid to find true love apply to be on the new series of Channel 4’s Naked Attraction.

Offbeat 2
Millions plan to live on after death with social media

Millions plan to live on after death with social media

Millions of Brits plan to ‘live forever’ – by keeping their social media profiles alive after they die, according to a new study.

Offbeat 1
Could you be on the show?

Leeds & Yorkshire couples wanted for 2017 series of Don't Tell The Bride

Yorkshire couples wanting to tie the knot this year are being invited to apply for a new series of Don't Tell the Bride.

Offbeat
New creme egg campaign rolls in

New creme egg campaign rolls in

The Christmas decorations may only just have come down, but the countdown to Easter is underway after Cadbury launched its first Creme Egg ad campaign for four years.

Offbeat 1
Kenny Baker - Played R2-D2 in six Star Wars films from 1977 and starred in Time Bandits and Flash Gordon. Died August, 81.

22 stars we forgot died in 2016

David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, Muhammad Ali and Carrie Fisher are just some of the famous faces we lost in 2016 - but alongside those notable names were many other celebrities whose passing didn’t quite generate the same amount of column inches.

Offbeat 1
Need to get rid of your tree? Here's our top tips

Five inventive and green ways to dispose of your old Christmas tree

So Christmas is over for another year, your clothes are a little tighter, your wallet much lighter - and now thoughts turn to disposing of the tree.

Offbeat
A previous Knaresborough duck race

Knaresborough 2017 New Year's Day duck race preview

Everyone in Knaresborough knows there's only one way to see in the new year - the traditional High bridge duck race!

News

Spot yourself: Were you at the 2016 Ripon Boxing Day pilgrimage?

Take a look at our slideshow to see if you can spot yourself!

Offbeat

Spot yourself: 2016 Knaresborough Tug O’ War in pictures

Were you at the 2016 Knaresborough Tug O’ War on Boxing Day?

Offbeat
Andy Murray will defend his Wimbledon title in June.

Things to look forward to in 2017

Plenty of us, it’s fair to say, will be glad to see the back of 2016. It has been quite a year, to say the least, and it will live long in the memory.

Offbeat 1
Youre never too old to bend it like Beckham.

Walking football - the beautiful game without the huffing and puffing

‘Stop trying to walk the ball into the net!” It’s a complaint that can be heard on the terraces of football grounds everywhere. But now, thanks to the exponential growth of walking football in the UK, there’s a whole new meaning to the phrase.

Offbeat
Stick to your guns, Shutterstock

How to stick to your New Year’s resolutions this time

Every January millions of us swear allegiance to the gym. Less than 30 days later and our trainers are already screaming neglect from yet another new year’s resolution going down the pan. So why are we so bad at sticking to our January promises?

Offbeat 1
Are you paying for last night's fun this morning?

Paying for it today? How about these 6 hangover cures?

We all know the feeling: you had one tipple too many and now it’s the morning after the night before and you are PAYING FOR IT.

Offbeat
How to cook the ultimate Christmas dinner – according to professional chefs

How to cook the ultimate Christmas dinner – according to professional chefs

Whether it’s your first time hosting the Christmas family feast or you’re an experienced cook, these top tips from professional chefs will help you prepare for the big day.

Offbeat 2
The 10 baby products new parents DON’T need

The 10 baby products new parents DON’T need

It’s highly likely you’ll have a list as long as your arm when it comes to buying for your newborn.

Offbeat 1
David and Susan the kindest people in Britain

David and Susan the kindest people in Britain

Men named David and women named Susan are the kindest people in Britain, according to new study.

Offbeat 1
James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond have drawn rave reviews for their Amazon Prime series, The Grand Tour

1 in 3 want BBC licence fee scrapped

NEARLY a third of people want the TV licence scrapped, according to a study which also reveals that the average amount people are willing to pay for the BBC is 30 per cent less than the annual £145 fee.

News
Morgana at Yorkshire Cat Rescue

Can you give cat rescue centre's longest resident a home?

A Yorkshire animal charity is desperately trying to re-home a cat lacking in social confidence.

Offbeat
The short film  is actual footage of the debut flight and not a simulation.

VIDEO: Amazon completes first-ever drone delivery

Retail giant Amazon has successfully completed the world’s first delivery by drone.

Offbeat
Load more