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Celebrating Hyde Park Picture House's history

Today marks 100 years since one of the region's oldest cinemas opened its doors for the first time. The Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds screened its first film just a few months after the outbreak of the First World War. Since then it's shown tens of thousands of films, faced the threat of closure, but it's defied the doubters and the changing fashions to keep a traditional silver screen in the heart of the city.

Could Nicola Adams be heading to the jungle?

Future Queen of the Jungle? Credit: PA

Rumours are rife that Leeds' Olympic boxing champ Nicola Adams could be set for a crack at being crowned queen of the jungle. Bookmakers William Hill is already offering odds of six to one that Nicola, who won sporting gold at the 2012 Olympics. will be the winner of the new series of ITV's I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! which starts a week on Sunday. The official line-up for this year's show is due to be announced next week.


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.

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