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How romantics have been showing their love over the years

Everyone knows today is a special day for all the romantics out there, but our reporter Sarah Clark has been looking back over the years and has found some of the weird and wonderful ways that romantics have shown their love.

But first she has been to North Yorkshire to meet one couple who had a 'steamy' start this morning.

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Is this the worst Valentine's Day card in history?

A museum believes it has unearthed the worst Valentine's Day card in history.

The 100-year-old Victorian example features real facial hair stuck on the design to resemble a moustache.

Is this the worst Valentine's Day card in history?

Its caption reads: "For The New Woman! With St. Valentine's Heartiest Greetings and Best Hopes that she will receive another (moustache) - With A Man Attached."

The card, which dates from around 1900, has gone on display at York Castle Museum as part of its celebration of the most romantic day of the year.

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Who spends most on Valentine's Day?

Men in the North East are among the top spenders when it comes to buying for their loved ones on Valentine's Day.

  • Men in York spend an average £62.67
  • Men in Newcastle fork out £43.77
  • Men in Aberdeen spent the least - under £10

The study, conducted by hotel chain Travelodge, also found Britons are spending 98 million pounds more this Valentine's Day compared to 2012.

2000 people were surveyed.