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Wellcome Prize won by 'heart-breaking' transplant novel

Wellcome Prize won by 'heart-breaking' transplant novel

Mend the Living, a "heart-breaking" novel about 24 hours in the life of a heart that is transplanted, has won the Wellcome Book Prize. Maylis de Kerangal is the first French author to win the £30,000 award, which honours books of any genre...

BBC, yesterday, 19:48

Police fear dealers are 'deliberately contaminating' deadly Yorkshire heroin batches

Heroin users are again being warned about deadly batches of the drug being circulated in Yorkshire that police fear dealers are "deliberately contaminating" with substances which could be 200 times more potent. Enquiries have led police to...

Ripon Gazette, yesterday, 19:23

Seven bands from the 80s we wish would reunite

Children of the 1980s, rejoice - the original Bananarama line-up is back together at last. Which got us thinking - lots of 80s bands have reformed over recent years but which ones are we still wishing would reunite? 1. Frankie Goes To Hollywood Liverpool

BBC, yesterday, 18:21

Lib Dems reselect Julie Pörksen as General Election candidate

Berwick Liberal Democrats have announced that Julie Pörksen will stand again at the General Election. Julie, who lives in Rothbury and is training to become a teacher, secured 29% of the vote in the 2015 election, coming second to Conservative Anne-Marie

Northumberland Gazette, yesterday, 18:13
Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o movie conjured up on Twitter

Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o movie conjured up on Twitter

A photo of Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o has sparked a film idea on Twitter and they have both taken to the social media site to say they are up for it. The 2014 fashion show photo was shared by fans with the comment: "Rihanna looks like she scams...

BBC, yesterday, 18:07

Tour de Yorkshire preview: What you need to know about this weekend’s big event

THE Tour de Yorkshire will be an opportunity for Yorkshire’s local communities to present themselves and the county to the world as never before, the chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire says. Sir Gary Verity said the giant “land art” projects planned

Ripon Gazette, yesterday, 16:51
Author who inspired Heartbeat television series dies

Author who inspired Heartbeat television series dies

The author who wrote the books that inspired the long-running TV series Heartbeat has died aged 80. Peter Walker, a former policeman who wrote under the pen name Nicholas Rhea, lived at Ampleforth in North Yorkshire. His daughter, Tricia, said her father

BBC, yesterday, 16:02

Harrogate woman dies after collision between motorbike and three cars

A woman from Harrogate has died after a motorbike and three cars crashed. The collision took place on the A61 near South Stainley between Ripon and Ripley at around 10.45am yesterday. It involved a Honda CBR600F motorbike, a silver Volvo V40, a silver Pe

Ripon Gazette, yesterday, 15:33

Obesity causes more deaths than smoking

Obesity now causes more premature deaths than smoking, suggests new research. In fact obesity is the top cause of preventable life-years lost ahead of diabetes, tobacco use, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, according to the study. Researchers fo

Ripon Gazette, yesterday, 15:33
Captain America Chris Evans to read CBeebies bedtime story

Captain America Chris Evans to read CBeebies bedtime story

Captain America star Chris Evans is following in the footsteps of Tom Hardy and has signed up to read a bedtime story on CBeebies. Hardy has been a massive hit with parents watching with their children. Evans said he was "honoured" to be the...

BBC, yesterday, 15:31

Ending Loneliness campaign update: The devastating isolation of dementia

This week's Harrogate Advertiser Ending Loneliness campaign feature revisits the devastating isolation of dementia. We are delighted to report that the campaign has helped to tackle isolation for reader Jane Lishman.

Ripon Gazette, yesterday, 15:18

Tractor fest is given high blessing

Vintage tractors were blessed by The Very Reverend John Dobson, Dean of Ripon Cathedral before being put through their paces at the weekend in preparation for this year’s Tractor Fest. After the blessing at the Cathedral, show organisers gave lucky local

Ripon Gazette, yesterday, 15:18

Ripon dance squad wows the crowds at Disneyland Paris 25th anniversary celebrations

A group of 12 dancers from Ripon experienced the magic of Disney during special performances in Paris over the Easter weekend. Switch Dance has competed around the country since 2010, ranging from North Yorkshire performances to London competitions, enjo

Ripon Gazette, yesterday, 14:39

Men who tell sexist or homophobic jokes suffer from low self esteem

Men who make sexist and homophobic jokes suffer low self-esteem and are trying to boost their manliness, a study has found. Researchers claim that men find disparaging jokes about women and gay people funny when they feel their masculinity is being threa

Ripon Gazette, yesterday, 14:39

Pupils swap desks for the factory floor

Students from the Duchess’s Community High School, Alnwick, have been able to undertake trips to the Nissan plant. About 30 Year 9 students recently visited the Nissan plant to experience the factory environment first hand, as well as being shown how car

Northumberland Gazette, yesterday, 14:08

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