They say an artist has to suffer for his work. Leeds-born artist Marcus Levine has had more than a share of injuries as he creates portraits of the rich and famous, works of art which have been snapped up across the globe.
It's because Marcus, who trained at the former Jacob Kramer Art College in with fellow local Damian Hirst, creates his works using a simple hammer and nails.
Today he is presenting hard as nails ex-Leeds United player turned actor Vinnie Jones with a self-portrait made with a stack of nails.
Marcus, who attended school at Fulneck in Pudsey, created the work at his studio in Bingley. The 80cm x 60cm portrait took two weeks to make.
Spring comes to the today as one of Britain's best gardening events, the Harrogate Flower Show opened its doors.
And this year the floral extravaganza features a special tribute to the wartime gardeners for the 70th anniversary of VE day in the form of a 1940s style allotment.
We sent our Gaynor Barnes along.
Spring comes to Harrogate today as the Flower Show opens its doors.
The floral extravaganza runs until Sunday and will feature a special tribute to the wartime gardeners for the 70th anniversary of VE day in the form of a 1940s style allotment.
Wetherby Cinema is celebrating its 100th anniversary today. It's one of the few original purpose-built cinemas still operating.Read the full story ›
A boy from Barnsley whose dream of being able to play out in the garden has just become a reality.
Seven-year-old Alex Park has hyper mobility syndrome, and his garden was too dangerous for him to use.
But an army of volunteers were rallied by charity Wellchild, and now he has the freedom to get out in the fresh air.
The heat was on at Mytholmroyd Community Centre, where chefs cooked up their own versions of the local delicacy dock puddingRead the full story ›
ITV News reporter Matt Price spent a week with the British Army training in Belize.Read the full story ›
The fastest woman around the World Coal Carrying Championship course was Penny Ditchfield. She won the race last year and has used this year's race to help her prepare to run a marathon in a couple of weeks' time:
It is as much a tradition round here on Easter weekend as eating chocolate - it's been the 52nd running of the World Coal Carrying Championships in Gawthorpe. And those competing had to contend with bright sunshine and very warm weather as James Webster reports:
The overall winner of the World Coal Carrying Championship in Gawthorpe says he did not expect to be the fastest on today's course. Graeme Crane from Dunfermline has previously won a similar event in Scotland but says he knew there was a lot of strong competition today: