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Barnsley school hosts quartet of penguins

A school in Barnsley has hosted a quartet of penguins to mark the release of a Hollywood animated film about the birds on DVD,

The Humboldt penguins were invited by Worsbrough Common Primary's film club to encourage future film makers.

They're part of an initiative to get more kids interested in films as well as promoting the latest animated penguin Tinseltown movie.

Martin Fisher reports:

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North York Moors claim 'Capital of Cake' title

Catriona McLees and Rachel Underwood celebrate 'Capital of Cake'

The North York Moors and coast is laying claim to the title of "Britain’s Capital of Cake" in recognition of the myriad different types of cake served in the area, the regional specialities and places where they are served. The tourism initiative launches today and will raise the profile of the multitude of cake-eating locations that include cafés, tea parlours, holiday cottages, abbeys, woods, waterfalls, walled gardens, seashore, stately homes and village greens. The North York Moors Tourism Network, a voluntary organisation supporting more than 400 tourism and related businesses, together with the North York Moors National Park Authority (NYMNPA), are leading the ‘capital’ claim.

Visitors flock to Harrogate for Springtime Live

Visitors have arrived at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate for this year's edition of the Springtime Live event.

Visitors flock to Harrogate for Springtime Live

Throughout the day there is entertainment and animal shows, as well as children's workshops and activities.

Visitors flock to Harrogate for Springtime Live
Visitors flock to Harrogate for Springtime Live

Under starter's orders - UK's oldest horse race

The oldest horse race in the UK, the Kiplingcotes Derby will be held later today at Market Weighton.

Kiplingcotes Derby winning post Credit: ITV Yorkshire

With origins in the Sixteenth Century and firm records dating back to 1618, it is open to jockeys and horses of all ages

The course covers four miles, steep in places and often muddy.

The winner has to be in it for the glory - the way the prize money is allocated means that the runner-up, whose prize is made up of the entry fees on the day, often gets a bigger cash prize than the winner who receives a fixed sum of £50.

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