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On this day in Yorkshire 1952: Leeds man wins world billiards championship

Leslie Driffield, a Leeds business man and English champion, last night, in Calcutta, won the World Amateur Billiards Championship.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1941: Students make model ‘planes

On this day in Yorkshire 1941: Students make model ‘planes

Three junior students of the Leeds College of Art are putting their spare time and money to good use by making scale models of British and enemy aircraft from odd scraps of material.

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Christmas stories from the archives
Little girl from Tristan da Cunha to have a Yorkshire Christmas

Christmas stories from the archives Little girl from Tristan da Cunha to have a Yorkshire Christmas

A SMALL brown-haired girl with sparkling slate-blue eyes who has travelled 6,000 miles during the last few weeks, will wake up in a Sedbergh home o Christmas Day to find presents left her for the first time by father Christmas

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Christmas stories from the archives: Cupid’s Christmas 23rd December 1950

Christmas stories from the archives: Cupid’s Christmas 23rd December 1950

The first couple to be married at Leeds Register Office today arrived in darkness, before 8 a.m.

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The Sherlocks

Yorkshire Radio 1 stars The Sherlocks in tune with top DJ

Yorkshire indie stars The Sherlocks affirmed their Radio 1 status with a show in London with one of its top DJs.
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At �200, this Parrot AR Drone is no toy, but it's a great Christmas gift for an enthusiast

From £10 to £200: Best drones to buy as gifts this Christmas

THEY COULD hardly be more unsuited to an English winter, but drones are, apparently, the gift at the top of most men’s wishlists this Christmas.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1935: Ghostly noises explained

On this day in Yorkshire 1935: Ghostly noises explained

Boy with a nervous reaction to sound

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On this day in Yorkshire 1953: Lorry hit pram but baby was unhurt

On this day in Yorkshire 1953: Lorry hit pram but baby was unhurt

From our Ossett correspondent

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On this day in Yorkshire 1949: Explosion in a trawler

On this day in Yorkshire 1949: Explosion in a trawler

Two tugs put out last night to the aid of a trawler in which an explosion was reported to have occurred 10 miles east-north-east of Blyth.

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Google's Auto app can now be used on your phone as well as your car stereo

Don’t buy a new car stereo - here’s how you can use your phone instead

CAR MAKERS have their hands full with important questions of what colour upholstery to have with the SRi trim, or, in the case of Volkswagen, whether to try reporting their emission levels accurately. Audio systems are a long way down their priority list.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1942: Wartime news of the North

On this day in Yorkshire 1942: Wartime news of the North

Help for traders after air raids

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On this day in Yorkshire 1951: Leeds fireman saved dog from disused shaft - then it bit him

On this day in Yorkshire 1951: Leeds fireman saved dog from disused shaft - then it bit him

A Leeds fireman was lowered on ropes into a disused pit shaft near Brown Lane, Leeds, yesterday to rescue a black cross-bred dog believed to have been thrown into the shaft.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1943: Wartime News of the North

On this day in Yorkshire 1943: Wartime News of the North

In Sheffield schools there is a shortage of 250 teachers, says Dr. W. P. Alexander (Director of Education) in his report to the Education Committee.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1953: Aniseed balls used to set off limpet bombs

On this day in Yorkshire 1953: Aniseed balls used to set off limpet bombs

All the aniseed balls in Bedford were bought up just before the war because they were that time the only things that could set off underwater limpet bombs.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1940: North East town bombed

On this day in Yorkshire 1940: North East town bombed

After hovering in the neighbourhood for some hours early on Friday morning, a German raider shortly before daylight released bombs which fell for the most part on a residential part of a North-East town.

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The Amazon Echo Dot sits on a shelf and waits for you to speak to it

Why the age of the remote control will soon be over

A TIME before remote controls seems positively prehistoric today - yet until the mid-Seventies, they were unheard of in Britain. Even then, the first ones were capable of doing nothing more than muting the volume and clicking between the three available channels.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1955: Two injured men landed at Whitby. Includes archive video.

On this day in Yorkshire 1955: Two injured men landed at Whitby. Includes archive video.

From our Whitby correspondent

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On this day in Yorkshire 1950: Leeds Climber falls from rocks

On this day in Yorkshire 1950: Leeds Climber falls from rocks

Members of Leeds University Climbing Club and ramblers, working in relays, yesterday helped to carry an injured member of the club over rough moorland country for two and a half hours to an ambulance.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1954: Colliery pylons stripped of two and a quarter miles of copper wire

On this day in Yorkshire 1954: Colliery pylons stripped of two and a quarter miles of copper wire

Nothing new under the sun. An appeal was launched night in their efforts to trace thieves who stole 2 and a quarter miles of copper earthing wire from 17ft. high pylons supporting electric power lines to six collieries.

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