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Tributes paid to two killed in North Yorkshire helicopter crash

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Tributes have been paid to a pilot and a teenage German exchange student who died when a helicopter crashed into a North Yorkshire field. Police confirmed Ian Macdonald, 66, died in the crash near his home in the vill...

Helicopter crashes into field in North Yorkshire

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A helicopter has crashed into a field in North Yorkshire, police said. North Yorkshire police said the incident happened off Bentham Road near Burton in Lonsdale shortly before midday on Monday. The force tweeted that...

Eco-airship contract to launch 1,800 jobs in South Yorkshire

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About 1,800 jobs are to be created in South Yorkshire building 10 new environmentally friendly airships. Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), a small Bedford-based company, announced on Wednesday it had signed a deal to provide...

‘The kids clapped me, the whole school’: Yorkshire head on telling pupils he’s gay

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His pupils probably still think of him as a bit of “a git”, but the spontaneous applause that headteacher Colin Scott received after he came out as gay at the school assembly brought tears to his eyes. The assembly at...

Far-right threat feared at huge base for asylum seekers in North Yorkshire village

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A senior police chief has admitted officers are consulting with counter-terrorism experts about threats from the far right at a military base in North Yorkshire where the Home Office is planning to house 1,500 asylum ...

First world war bomb survives bumpy ride in Yorkshire litter pickers’ car

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Two litter pickers unwittingly drove half a mile home with a live first world war bomb in the car as their weekly good deed turned into a scene from a Hollywood thriller. Rachel Wills and Simon Briscombe thought they ...

‘We’re collateral damage’: fury in Yorkshire village at its role in migrant detention plan

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For Priti Patel, the findings of the report on her desk were no doubt unpalatable. Fixated on creating a system that detained and quickly removed asylum seekers, the home secretary would have been shocked to discover ...

Yorkshire startups vie for a slice of the meat and dairy substitute pie

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When Castleton Mill in Leeds opened almost 200 years ago it housed steam-powered flax spinning machines. These days the former textile mill is part of another Industrial Revolution – the shift to plant-based food. The...

Glamping sites accused of pricing tent campers out of Yorkshire Dales

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Expensive glamping sites and luxury lodge parks in the Yorkshire Dales are pushing out less affluent national park visitors who just want to pitch up in a tent. John Amsden, the chair of Richmondshire district council...

A great walk to a great pub: The Fauconberg, North Yorkshire

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Start The Fauconberg, CoxwoldDistance 6.8 milesTime 2.5 hoursTotal ascent 230 metresDifficulty Moderate Coxwold is an endearing, honey-hued village in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire. Part of the Howardian ...

Yorkshire shepherdess Amanda Owen: ‘The only spa I know about is a Spar shop’

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Our Yorkshire Farm, now in its fifth series, has been a surprise hit for Channel 5: it’s the broadcaster’s most popular show since 2016. It follows the adventures of 47-year-old Amanda Owen and her husband, Clive, on ...

West Yorkshire officer’s use of chokehold was ‘indefensible’, hearing told

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A police officer was filmed saying “chill out or I’ll choke you out” while arresting a suspect who responded by saying “I can’t breathe” and “I give up, I give up,” a misconduct hearing has heard. Footage of the arres...

A great walk to a great pub: the Fox & Coney, Yorkshire Wolds

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Start Fox & Coney, South Cave, East Yorkshire Distance 6½ or 9½ milesTime 3 or 4½ hoursTotal ascent 252 metresDifficulty Easy Classroom blackboards, pavement hopscotch, goalposts and cricket wickets drawn on wall...

West Yorkshire police question man after woman’s body found in suitcase

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Police are continuing to question a 45-year-old man after the body of a woman was found dumped in a suitcase four days after her wedding. The woman, named locally as Dawn Walker, was found dead in the village of Light...

Yorkshire Regiment names soldier who died on army exercise on Salisbury Plain

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A soldier who died during an army training exercise on Salisbury Plain on Friday has been named as Pte Jethro Watson-Pickering. The 23-year-old was from the village of Boosbeck, North Yorkshire, and had been “part of ...

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