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Leeds cinema celebrates 100th birthday

It is 100 years to the day since the Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds opened its doors to the public.

One of the oldest working cinemas in the country there will be a special centenary screening this evening of films, and newsreels from 1914 with staff dressed in formal attire from the time .


NASA film astronauts from inside water ball in space

NASA astronauts have filmed themselves on the International Space Station - from inside a water ball.

Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman and European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst were investigating the phenomenon of water surface tension in microgravity last summer, but the video was only recently uploaded.

The trio submerged a Go-Pro camera in the water ball and filmed the experience:

From forest to fireside: The journey of the traditional Christmas Tree

With just over seven weeks to go to the big day, but already the preparations for it are all around us in our towns and cities. And at the centre of them all will be a traditional tree.

In cities like Bradford, many of those giant trees will have come from Kielder Forest in the north east. But just how do they get them out?

Derek Proud has been finding out.

Search for region's tastiest bangers

Former England rugby union captain and Celebrity Masterchef winner Phil Vickery will head a team of judges to find the region's tastiest banger as part of British sausage Week

Phil Vickery Credit: ITV News

Six local butchers will battle it out for the top accolade at a cook-off at The Cross Key gastropub in Leeds having been shortlisted from hundreds of entrants. Three of them have been shortlisted in the traditional sausage category and the other three in the innovative sausage category.


Halloween 'monster' prank shocks shoppers

Shoppers were given a fright when they spotted a fanged monster on the blood drenched roof of Trinity Leeds shopping centre.

Halloween prankster on glass dome of mall Credit: Ross Parry

The mystery intruder was spotted after recent reports suggested you are most likely to spot a werewolf in the North.

The elaborate Halloween prank got shoppers' attention and many were impressed with the scale of the stunt.

The 'monster' on a blood-splattered roof Credit: Ross Parry

The security guard spotted the Halloween prankster after he saw the shadow on the roof.

Students create 'Spooky Walks' for Halloween

Josie Doughty, Connor Dickens and Amanda Cook creating props for the Halloween ‘Spooky Walks’ in the gardens at Doddington Hall

A group of production arts students have designed a 'Spooky Walk' at Doddington Hall using the skills they're learning at Lincoln College. They're using props, lighting and sound to create six spooky zones within the grounds of the gardens for the public to walk through, including Scary Slime Street and the Petrifying Pumpkin Patch. The first walk is being held this evening.

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