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The Harry Potter filming spots in Yorkshire - and five other famous blockbusters shot here

A gripping storyline and convincing characters are integral to creating great feature films, but finding a location to bring the tale to life is just as important.

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What is balconing? Foreign Office warns Brits on holiday in Spain

More than 12 million British nationals visit Spain every year, and although most visits are trouble-free, the Foreign Office is now warning visitors about the risk of ‘balconing’.

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Although travelling to tropical countries can be exciting, it always carries some risk of potentially falling ill

Dangerous tropical illnesses commonly caught abroad – and how to avoid them

Although travelling to tropical countries can be exciting, it always carries some risk of potentially falling ill.
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Police numbers have risen in West Yorkshire

Police numbers have risen in West Yorkshire

The number of officers in West Yorkshire Police has increased over the last year, new figures from the Home Office show.

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Actions from Illingworth v Blackley, at Illingworth CC. Pictured is Luke Brooksby

Revenge mission for Illingworth

WHEN Illingworth St Mary’s landed back in the Halifax League last year there was one clear target - to get to the Premier Division as soon as possible.

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Do dock leaves cure nettle stings? Here's what to do if you get stung

Do dock leaves cure nettle stings? Here's what to do if you get stung

For centuries dock leaves have been used by many as a simple way to stop the pain of nettle stings, but do they actually help or is it simply a placebo effect?

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The best wedding present

The best wedding present

The Wedding Present

Music
Music, comedy and culture at Arts Fest

Music, comedy and culture at Arts Fest

Haworth Arts Festival

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Treat yourself to a second helping of food and drink festival

Treat yourself to a second helping of food and drink festival

Halifax Piece Hall’s first Chow Down festival in June saw 30,000 food fans crowd into the grade-one listed building for a stunning weekend in the sunshine - and the second is being served up from tomorrow.

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Will the weather in Yorkshire this weekend be bright and sunny or bleak and grey?

Weekend weather round-up: What to expect in Yorkshire over the next three days

Will the weather in Yorkshire this weekend be bright and sunny or bleak and grey?
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Liberal Democrat group leader on Calderdale Council, James Baker proposed the the compromise motion backed by councillors and a policy to tackle modern slavery can now be developed

Compromise motion means Calderdale Council policy to tackle modern slavery can progress

Tackling modern slavery is something Calderdale Council should do – but councillors argued about the best way to go about it.

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The La Salsa had asked for the g-string clause in the policy to be removed

Performers at Calderdale strip club may have to keep on their G-strings

Performers in Calderdale sex entertainment establishments may not reveal all, after all.

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Orangebox is at Blackledge, Halifax

£400,000 approved for necessary work as Calderdale Council takes on running Orangebox

Councillors have agreed to fund around £400,000 to address infrastructure issues at a high-profile Calderdale youth project.

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The League of Gentlemen are back and going on the road.

The League of Gentlemen return to their roots as they head for Yorkshire

For fans of the acclaimed comedy quartet The League of Gentlemen, it has been 12 long years waiting for their joint return to the live stage.

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Turf Moor

How do the Clarets fare at Turf Moor in the Premier League?

After a commanding campaign at Turf Moor in 2016/17, where the Clarets won 10 of their 19 fixtures, honours were even at home last term.

Football

Whitelock's and The Turk's Head Beer Festival returns in Leeds for fourth year

Following three hugely successful events, Whitelock's and The Turk's Head Beer Festival is making its return for a fourth year, bringing all manner of rare and delicious beers to the city.
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The travelling pharmacy will have a range of options available, including the morning after pill, ellaOne, and condoms

Leeds Festival to offer emergency contraception to attendees

Leeds Festival is now offering emergency contraception to attendees, in an effort to safeguard festival-goers against unprotected sex.
Health
Which Love Island contestant are you most like? Take the quiz to find out... (Photo: ITV)

Quiz: Which Love Island contestant are you?

Love Island has gripped the nation since it began in June, with many viewers having their favourite and not so favourite contestants.
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This is why Yorkshire does not currently have a hosepipe ban

United Utilities recently announced that a hosepipe ban will come into place on August 5 in the north-west of England, but where else in the UK has one and why doesn’t Yorkshire?

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