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Fire crews rescue royal bird stuck up Knaresborough tree

A royal Raven which flew up a tree was rescued by firefighters in Knaresborough after it was spooked and unable to fly.
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Access ramps installed - for Harrogate’s frogs

Frog ramps have been installed at a boating pond in Harrogate to ensure the animals can climb its steep walls.

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Peter Kay in the ad for John Smiths.

HAVE IT! Amateur footballers stunned as ball kicked over fence turns up 1,000 miles away

Amateur footballers have been left stunned after a ball which was kicked out of their ground turned up 1,100 miles away in NORWAY.

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Primark has responded to #chipgate in the best way possible

Primark has responded to #chipgate in the best way possible

Social media went mad earlier this month after customers desperate to get their hands on the latest must-have product were disappointed when Primark sold out.

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Your chance to win a 100 voucher to spend at Edinburgh Woollen Mill and Ponden Home Interiors

Reader offer: WIN £100 to spend at Edinburgh Woollen Mill and Ponden Home Interiors

The Harrogate Advertiser Series has teamed up with high street retailers the Edinburgh Woollen Mill and Ponden Home Interiors to offer five lucky readers a £100 voucher to spend in store.

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Win afternoon tea with fizz at the West Park Hotel, Harrogate.

Reader offer: WIN afternoon tea for four at Harrogate's West Park Hotel

All mothers are special but does your mum deserve an extra surprise for Mother’s Day this year?

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Fun at the toy fair in 1970 (screenshot)

RETRO: Archive footage from the Harrogate International Toy Fair 1970

Were you at the Harrogate International Toy Fair in 1970?

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Turn any surface into Lego with Lego friendly tape

Turn any surface into Lego with Lego friendly tape

Turn any surface into Lego with this AMAZING Lego-friendly sticky tape

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Energy flashes in distant galaxies ‘could be alien spacecraft’

Energy flashes in distant galaxies ‘could be alien spacecraft’

Mysterious flashes of energy detected in distant galaxies may be evidence of super-advanced aliens powering interstellar spacecraft, theorists claim.

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VIDEO: Sir Michael Parkinson named Head of Interviews for Yorkshire Tea

Sir Michael Parkinson has been appointed Head of Interviews for Yorkshire Tea to whip the hiring process into shape.

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Swiss mountain air pictured near The Matterhorn

Swiss mountain air selling for £200

A barmy Brit is selling fresh mountain air from Switzerland ... for a breathtaking £200 a bottle.

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Rise of the robots: the jobs set to be overtaken by technology

Rise of the robots: the jobs set to be overtaken by technology

Salespeople, spreadsheet jockeys and, er, journalists will be the first jobs to hit the scrapheap due to advances in technology, according to a leading technology expert.

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Oops - Johnny Nelson comes adrift

TV exposure! The awkward moment Sheffield boxing hero Johnny Nelson’s pants burst

Johnny Nelson is a big guy.

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The most admired and revered romantic leading man in literary history is no Colin Firth or Matthew MacFadyen.

REVEALED: What Jane Austen’s Mr Darcy should REALLY have looked like

Bad news, ladies - everything you think you know about Jane Austen’s tall, dark and handsome Fitzwilliam Darcy is wrong.

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Partick Thistles terrifying mascot Kingsley in pursuit of Pudsey Bear  (Pic: John Devlin)

Beards, boiled eggs and bagels - children’s 40 biggest fears

Spiders, dogs and the dark are among British children’s biggest fears - while beards, boiled eggs and bagels are among the most peculiar, according to new research.

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The art of the perfect Yorkshire pudding

With February 5 marking Yorkshire Pudding Day, Mark E. Johnson speaks to Pride and Pudding author Regula Ysewijn to find out the story behind this signature British dish.

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A former world record-breaking pie, 1975

Yorkshire Pudding Day: Seven facts about the battered delicacies

This Sunday marks the official Yorkshire Pudding Day. To celebrate, here are some fascinating facts and the county's trademark dish.

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Top toys to hit the shelves in 2017

Top toys to hit the shelves in 2017

A ride-on replica of a Disney toy car has been tipped as one of 2017s top toys - despite costing a whopping £200.

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Learners prepare to set off on their driving test, which is set to include four new parts. Picture: Simon Hulme

Driving test to change later this year

The driving test is set to change later this year.

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A copy of the YEP from Friday the 13th in 1946

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.

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