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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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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.

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The 'nuisance' seagulls

Action plan to tackle Scarborough’s and Whitby’s nuisance seagulls

A long-awaited action plan to tackle the blight of seagulls swooping on unsuspecting tourists and visitors at Yorkshire’s most popular seaside destination has been revealed.

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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.

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For Auld Lang Syne, our readers, for auld lang syne

For Auld Lang Syne, our readers, for auld lang syne

For any readers who have not yet learned the words to Auld Lang Syne, The Scarborough News presents handy lyrics for midnight on Saturday ...

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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.

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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?

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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.

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Watch: Message for our readers from Father Christmas

He’s making a list, and he’s checking it twice...

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

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.

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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 Olde Star inn Old Town Bridlington. A team of Ghost Busters investgate spooky goings on. Pictures by Paul Atkinson: NBFP PA1636-4f

Paranormal investigators film at Old Star Inn

Strange noises and light anomalies were some of the unexplainable phenomena that spooked staff and guests at the Old Star Inn.

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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.

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Ice-cream chef Giapo's Yorkshire Pudding cone

Scoop! I’ve made an ice cream cone out of a Yorkshire pudding

A PUDDING chef in New Zealand has created the first ice cream cone to be made out of a Yorkshire pudding.

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Weekend weather: Summer showers and fresh breezes as heatwave blows over

COOLER temperatures are on the way after a wave of thunderstorms and torrential downpours swept parts of Britain.

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Which is the most reliabale car manufacturer? BMW, Land Rover, Audi... or Skoda?

Which is the most reliabale car manufacturer? BMW, Land Rover, Audi... or Skoda?

Skoda is the most reliable car manufacturer in the UK, while premium brands such as BMW, Land Rover and Audi are among the least reliable.

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Blakey Ridge

Video: Yorkshire home to one of Europe's greatest driving roads

After a year-long research and ranking process by a team that covered a total of 15,000 kilometres, it’s been revealed that Yorkshire is home to one of Europe’s greatest driving roads.

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Pet owners are braced for Bonfire Night diplays but say fireworks at other times of the year cause problems.

Yorkshire pet owners call for end to “year-round” fireworks

Pet owners and the RSPCA have united to call for a rethink on the UK’s firework laws. But will their campaign get anywhere?

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Miles Cooper, a former hunt sabateur who went on various protests throughout the 1980s, but has now changed his views on hunting, so much so that he has become a master of Highmoor hunt near York. Picture by Tony Johnson

How a former hunt saboteur became master of one of Yorkshire’s newest hunts

In the 1980s Miles Cooper became a hunt saboteur. Nearly 30 years on, he is now Master of Yorkshire’s Highmoor Bloodhounds Hunt.  He talks to Sarah Freeman about his unlikely conversion.

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The Tommee Tippee valve.

Baby cups withdrawn over child illness fears

Tommee Tippee is recalling items from its Sippee Cup range following reports of children falling ill after drinking from them.

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