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Coal not Dole

30 years since the miners' strikes, a new exhibition in Barnsley tells the story of the struggle of women from pit villages.

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Giant rocking horse arrives in Burnby Hall Gardens

The world's largest hand-carved wooden rocking horse will be stabled at Burnby Hall Gardens in Pocklington.

Bigger Bertie
Bigger Bertie

Bigger Bertie measures 28' 3" long x 14'6" high and 5'10" wide, and has attracted widespread media attention at both national and international levels.

he will now have a new home at the Gardens, giving their many thousands of annual visitors the opportunity to appreciate this fantastic rocking horse in beautiful surroundings.

Angela on Bigger Bertie
Angela on Bigger Bertie

A local couple, Sean and Angela Smith of Seaton Ross purchased Bigger Bertie with the express wish that he would be used to benefit the local community.

Angela said: "Our family has enjoyed visiting the gardens at Burnby Hall and our children just love rocking horses so we thought they would make a special combination for all to enjoy."


Baby camel born in North Yorkshire


We are DELIGHTED to announce the birth of a BABY CAMEL here at Mainsgill this morning!! http://t.co/GWyQUO7p6z




Otter palava: Animal swipes camera and takes selfie

Musa the otter's other hobbies include juggling pebbles. Credit: Owen Humphreys /PA Wire

An inquisitive otter became the latest 21st-century being to take a selfie when it snapped itself with a professional photographer's camera.

Musa, a resident of the Washington Wetland Centre in Tyne and Wear, used a GoPro camera belonging to a Press Association photographer that it found lying on the ground.

Owen Humphreys, 41, said: "I had just put the camera down and the otter came up to the bars and snatched it in both paws. The craze for selfies has gone mad."

Musa's selfie is being hailed as an important breakthrough in ph-otter-graphy.

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