Northumbria University is helping to produce a report on how WWI history is taught in schools across the country.
Their research will help influence the battlefield tours being run next year as part of the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI.
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The Women’s Tour de Yorkshire will also double in size next year, increasing from one to two days on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th May.
All three lanes will be open between Leeming and Catterick, without roadworks, for the first time since the project began back in 2014.
The RSPCA say they do not know what the oily substance is or where it is coming from but some birds have died from the trauma.