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Blind dog's life changed by donated headgear

A blind dog from Spalding has become the first in the country to benefit from a gadget that stops him bumping in to things.

Basil was found abandoned, hungry and bruised before being rescued and taken in by a foster family. The new headgear was donated by an American company who heard about his condition.

Read: Jumping through hoops: Blind dog given special gadget to help it navigate


Sculpture Park is named Museum of Year

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, which is filled with work by artists including Henry Moore and Tracey Emin ,has been named Museum of the Year.

The 500-acre open-air gallery , near Wakefield, was hailed by judges as a "truly outstanding museum with a bold artistic vision".

The park, which opened more than 30 years ago with an exhibition of 31 sculptures, welcomes 300,000 visitors a year to its galleries in the grounds of an 18th century country house.

It beat venues including Tate Britain and the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth to the win the £100,000 prize, formally known as The Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year, at a ceremony at the National Gallery in central London.

Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes announced this year's winner and praised the "dedication, love, and unbelievable creativity" of the shortlisted museums which also included London's Hayward Gallery and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich.

Stephen Deuchar, who chaired the judges, said: "A perfect fusion of art and landscape, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park has gone from modest beginning to one of the finest outdoor museums one might ever imagine."

Do accents matter? We asked the Great Yorkshire Show

A university researcher says people with regional accents should be protected from "accentism".

According to the Manchester University, employers should state in writing that job applicants' accents will not be used against them

The expert who wrote the report said some people modify their accent because they lack pride in it. Well, we asked what visitors to the Great Yorkshire show think:



Sir Paul Smith makes official Tour de France posters

Sir Paul Smith says he's delighted to make the official posters for the Tour de France, as part of the cultural celebrations for the event coming to the UK.

Sir Paul, from Nottingham, was asked by the Culture Secretary and Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid and has designed 3 posters to mark each stage. The race, which starts in Leeds tomorrow, is expected to pass through north Derbyshire on Sunday.

Read: Countdown to Le Grand Depart

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