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Money from a possible sale of Francis Bacon painting should go to Batley, historian says

Profits from a mooted sale of a painting by the famous artist Francis Bacon gifted to Batley should be put back into the town, a local historian has said.

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15 April 2016    .......    A mock of the Bronte Parsonage being buills on Penistone Hill  Haworth for Sally Wainwright's TV drama being filmed this spring.    Picture by Tony Johnson

Recreating the parsonage for Sally Wainwright’s new Brontë drama

Grant Montgomery remembers the first time he and his production team headed up to the flat cap of Penistone Hill, the windswept hilltop heavily cratered by abandoned quarries overlooking Haworth.

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Singer Cameron Lee is hoping to win our Excite and Entertain Leeds 2017 talent competition.

VIDEO: Can singer Cameron win our talent competition?

Move over Alfie Boe and Michael Ball - here comes singer Cameron Lee who believes he can win our Excite and Entertain Leeds 2017 talent competition.
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PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Bronte sisters now come under spotlight of TV drama writer Sally

Stunning new pictures released by the BBC give a preview of what to expect from a new Bronte drama which will be aired this Christmas.

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VIDEO REVIEW: Rogue One is out of this world say Star Wars fans at Cineworld Sheffield

The Force is strong with new blockbuster Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - an action packed epic tale, said fans who stayed up into the early hours to be amongst the first in the galaxy to see it.

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Felicity Jones stars in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Picture: Film Frame..� 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Review: The force is strong with thrilling Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Put any fears you may have of Phantom Menace-style disappointment to rest. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a genuinely thrilling addition to the franchise.

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Emmerdale TV ad banned for showing ‘exaggerated’ studio experience

A television advertisement for an Emmerdale studio tour has been banned for exaggerating the visitor experience.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, 12A, is the first of a thrilling new series of stand-alone spin-off films

WIN: Rogue One A Star Wars Story Cineworld Sheffield tickets

Get your lightsaber at the ready - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits the big screen this week and we have tickets for you to win to be amongst the first in the galaxy to see it.

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Thease are believed to be the mummified legs of Queen Nefertari. Photo by Professor Joann Fletcher

Yorkshire TV stars discover Egyptian Queen Nefertari's mummified legs

These 3,000 year old mummified legs are believed to be those of Egyptian Queen Nefertari, identified by Yorkshire's own world renowned experts and TV stars Professor Joann Fletcher and  partner Dr Stephen Buckley.

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BIRD'S EYE VIEW: Photographer Ian Sykes took to the skies and scaled mountains to capture cock-pit views of aircraft across Europe. His work has been published in aviation books and magazines.

The sky is the limit for Ian’s picture quest

A retired police officer with a passion for photography is now patrolling a different beat 10,000 feet up in the sky.

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For sale: 500-year-old home with its own great hall

A period property built during the English Civil War which has its own great hall has gone on the market.

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Granada provided Yorkshire's weekday programmes from 1956 until 1968, when the county came an ITV region in its own right

60 years ago this week: Yorkshire first switched channels

IT IS the simplest of actions but one that would spawn a thousand household arguments - and exactly 60 years ago, the arrival of ITV enabled viewers in Yorkshire to do it for the first time.

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VIDEO: New Michael Jackson Thriller project revealed by John Landis in Sheffield

Michael Jackson fans are to be thrilled all over again with a 'spectacular' new top secret Thriller project, original director John Landis has revealed during a visit to Sheffield.
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Hollywood filmmaking legend John Landis

WIN: Thriller director John Landis talk tickets in Sheffield

Hollywood legend John Landis - who directed Michael Jackson's iconic Thriller video - will give a talk in Sheffield this weekend and we have the last tickets to be won in our free competition.

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Nick Cave - for one night only at cinema

Feature film One More Time With Feeling will screen in cinemas for one night only tomorrow (Thursday), launching the new Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album ‘Skeleton Tree’.

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Strictly Come Dancing ex-champs Lilia and Darren

Yorkshire's Strictly ex-champs to give free dance lessons at City Limits

Yorkshire's Strictly Come Dancing ex-champions Darren Bennett and Lilia Kopylova will quick step back home this weekend - to give free dance lessons to fans.

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Writer who dropped out of school signs major book deal

Writer who dropped out of school signs major book deal

A Dewsbury man who dropped out of school at the age of 12 has fulfilled his dream of becoming a writer.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1976

On this day in Yorkshire 1976

Hosepipe Patrols to Attract Dodgers

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Suicide Squad, cert 15, in UK cinemas August 5, 2016.  2016 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. TM &  DC Comics

WIN: Suicide Squad film merchandise and Cineworld Sheffield tickets

To celebrate the release of Suicide Squad - in cinemas August 5 - Warner Bros Pictures and Cineworld Sheffield have teamed up with us to offer you the chance to win film merchandise and tickets.
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Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates (15 cert)

WIN: Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates preview tickets at Vue Sheffield

Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates is a new romantic comedy out later this month but we are giving you the chance to see it first and free.

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