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Taking the plunge to tell Edwardian love story

Lovers Maggie and Charles

Opera singers and contemporary dancers are putting on a show with a difference at Bramley baths. They'll be performing both in and out of the water, telling the tale of an Edwardian love story .... in the the last surviving Edwardian bath house in Leeds.

"Dear Maggie: an Edwardian Love Story in Postcards" follows the romance of Maggie and Charles, a couple who met in the early 1900s at a swimming gala, and told through the pairs' modern-day granddaughter after the discovery of heart-warming postcards written by the couple.

Devised by students from Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds, its also features students from Leeds College of Music and guests are asked to bring their swimming costumes and plunge in with the cast after the show tonight.

Cast of "Dear Maggie"

Strongmen warm up for European title .... by lifting cars

Competitors from all across Europe will gather in Leeds next month to fight it out to see who can claim the title of Europe's Strongest Man.

Contenders for the prestigious title will undertake a range of challenges, in front of their biggest ever live audience. Today, as a gentle warm up, British contestants were limbering up - how else - but by lifting cars as Claire Ashforth reports.


Leeds Festival headliners in exclusive performance

Leeds Festival headliners Biffy Clyro have announced they are to give an exclusive acoustic performance in the city on June 1st.

The trio will perform at both Leeds and Reading festivals for the 10th time this year, and will kick off the summer by bringing a special acoustic set to the Headrow House.

All Reading and Leeds ticket holders will be able to enter a ballot for the chance to win tickets to the gig, with all proceeds to be matched by Leeds Festival and donated to the Martin House children's hospice in Wetherby.

Sights and sounds of Wakefield's Race For Life

Around thirteen hundred women and girls have taken part in 5k and 10k events at Wakefield's Thornes Park. It's hoped the event will raise around £90,000 for cancer research.

Among those taking part were ITV Calendar's very own Christine Talbot and Julie Hawkins who finished treatment for cancer a year ago to the day.

Were you there? See if you can spot yourself in the video below!

Rapper Professor Green to speak at Sheffield festival

The rapper turned filmmaker Stephen Manderson, also known as Professor Green, will take part in the Sheffield Doc Fest next month.

Credit: Press Association

The 32-year-old will appear at the Crucible to talk about his documentaries.

The rapper recently started working with BBC Three to make documentaries about subjects such as mental health and homelessness.

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