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Funny-looking pumpkin has a serious message

Spookley the square pumpkin might look funny, but it has a serious message.

The odd-shaped squashes are being grown at a farm shop near Pontefract, to celebrate Halloween and their own pumpkin festival. But the funny-looking pumpkins also have a serious message, as they are to be used to promote an anti-bullying message.

Nick-named Spookley _– the square pumpkin in a round pumpkin world – was the creation of the American writer Joe Troiano.

Over in America the character Spookley is one of the best-known mascots for anti-bullying.

Heather Copley, of Copley farms near Pontefract, is the first to bring Spookley and the anti-bullying message to the UK.

Scarier than ever!

Lightwater Valley in Ripon has been transformed into a spooky Halloween inspired theme park for tonight Credit: Lightwater Valley

Lightwater Valley is no more! At least until the 4th November as organisers have transformed the theme park into 'Frightwater Valley'.

It's open from 10am until 7pm each day and includes Underworld - a new live action horror maze. They say there's plenty of tricks up their sleeves, and to beware of wandering zombies.

The undead wander amongst the scary rides as Lightwater Valley becomes Frightwater Valley for Halloween tonight Credit: Lightwater Valley

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Frights and delights at Horsforth house

A couple have turned their home in Horsforth, Leeds into a Halloween horror house. Each room has been turned in to the stuff of nightmares, with tricks or treats around every corner!

Rod Dawson and his wife have done this every year to raise money for charity. They take donations on the night.

"We do it because we like to see people's faces and expressions as they wander round the house. It's fun for adults and children and it's not only on Halloween, because after that the money goes to a really good cause."

– Rod Dawson, owner of 'Halloween House'

Last year they say they had 1400 visitors all on the one night, and this year they say, will be extra special as they are soon to move away. This year all the funds raised will go to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity.

Man brutally attacked on doorstep

Police are hunting a gang of three who brutally attacked a thirty six year old man on the doorstep of his home in Leeds. The man, who has not been named, was left with serious head injuries after he was attacked when he answered the door at his home in Low Lane, in Horsforth.

The suspects who ran off after the attack are all described as black males.

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