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Rise of the robots: the jobs set to be overtaken by technology

Salespeople, spreadsheet jockeys and, er, journalists will be the first jobs to hit the scrapheap due to advances in technology, according to a leading technology expert.

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Oops - Johnny Nelson comes adrift

TV exposure! The awkward moment Sheffield boxing hero Johnny Nelson’s pants burst

Johnny Nelson is a big guy.

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The most admired and revered romantic leading man in literary history is no Colin Firth or Matthew MacFadyen.

REVEALED: What Jane Austen’s Mr Darcy should REALLY have looked like

Bad news, ladies - everything you think you know about Jane Austen’s tall, dark and handsome Fitzwilliam Darcy is wrong.

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Partick Thistles terrifying mascot Kingsley in pursuit of Pudsey Bear  (Pic: John Devlin)

Beards, boiled eggs and bagels - children’s 40 biggest fears

Spiders, dogs and the dark are among British children’s biggest fears - while beards, boiled eggs and bagels are among the most peculiar, according to new research.

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The art of the perfect Yorkshire pudding

With February 5 marking Yorkshire Pudding Day, Mark E. Johnson speaks to Pride and Pudding author Regula Ysewijn to find out the story behind this signature British dish.

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A former world record-breaking pie, 1975

Yorkshire Pudding Day: Seven facts about the battered delicacies

This Sunday marks the official Yorkshire Pudding Day. To celebrate, here are some fascinating facts and the county's trademark dish.

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Top toys to hit the shelves in 2017

Top toys to hit the shelves in 2017

A ride-on replica of a Disney toy car has been tipped as one of 2017s top toys - despite costing a whopping £200.

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Learners prepare to set off on their driving test, which is set to include four new parts. Picture: Simon Hulme

Driving test to change later this year

The driving test is set to change later this year.

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A copy of the YEP from Friday the 13th in 1946

Six things you may not know about Friday 13th

On Friday, a third of Britons are expected to change their plans because it's Friday the 13th, the traditional day of bad luck.

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Singletons wanted for Channel 4’s Naked Attraction dating show

Singletons wanted for Channel 4’s Naked Attraction dating show

If you don’t mind showing your bare bum on national television in a bid to find true love apply to be on the new series of Channel 4’s Naked Attraction.

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Millions plan to live on after death with social media

Millions plan to live on after death with social media

Millions of Brits plan to ‘live forever’ – by keeping their social media profiles alive after they die, according to a new study.

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Could you be on the show?

Leeds & Yorkshire couples wanted for 2017 series of Don't Tell The Bride

Yorkshire couples wanting to tie the knot this year are being invited to apply for a new series of Don't Tell the Bride.

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New creme egg campaign rolls in

New creme egg campaign rolls in

The Christmas decorations may only just have come down, but the countdown to Easter is underway after Cadbury launched its first Creme Egg ad campaign for four years.

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Kenny Baker - Played R2-D2 in six Star Wars films from 1977 and starred in Time Bandits and Flash Gordon. Died August, 81.

22 stars we forgot died in 2016

David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, Muhammad Ali and Carrie Fisher are just some of the famous faces we lost in 2016 - but alongside those notable names were many other celebrities whose passing didn’t quite generate the same amount of column inches.

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Need to get rid of your tree? Here's our top tips

Five inventive and green ways to dispose of your old Christmas tree

So Christmas is over for another year, your clothes are a little tighter, your wallet much lighter - and now thoughts turn to disposing of the tree.

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A previous Knaresborough duck race

Knaresborough 2017 New Year's Day duck race preview

Everyone in Knaresborough knows there's only one way to see in the new year - the traditional High bridge duck race!

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Spot yourself: Were you at the 2016 Ripon Boxing Day pilgrimage?

Take a look at our slideshow to see if you can spot yourself!

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Spot yourself: 2016 Knaresborough Tug O’ War in pictures

Were you at the 2016 Knaresborough Tug O’ War on Boxing Day?

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Andy Murray will defend his Wimbledon title in June.

Things to look forward to in 2017

Plenty of us, it’s fair to say, will be glad to see the back of 2016. It has been quite a year, to say the least, and it will live long in the memory.

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Youre never too old to bend it like Beckham.

Walking football - the beautiful game without the huffing and puffing

‘Stop trying to walk the ball into the net!” It’s a complaint that can be heard on the terraces of football grounds everywhere. But now, thanks to the exponential growth of walking football in the UK, there’s a whole new meaning to the phrase.

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