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NASA want you to invent something better than a nappy for astronauts

NASA has launched a public appeal to come up with a solution to an age-old question: how do you go to the toilet if you’re in a spacesuit?

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Revealed: The top 10 girls’ and boys’ baby names of 2016

Revealed: The top 10 girls’ and boys’ baby names of 2016

The most popular names for your little bundles of joy have been announced for another year - but is your chosen name on the list?

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The banana and bacon trifle is part of the Waitrose range.

Heston Blumenthal launches banana and BACON Christmas trifle

Heston Blumenthal is launching yet another bizarrely flavoured Christmas product - a banana and bacon trifle.

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The strange images were captured by Terry Neal, of Pinfold Grove.

What are these strange lights in skies above Bridlington?

Could it be that life forms from outer space are visiting Bridlington?

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Phone that charges in seconds and lasts a week

Phone that charges in seconds and lasts a week

Smartphones may soon be charged within a few seconds and last a week thanks to a bendy device smaller than a postage stamp.

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When will you be putting your Christmas decorations up this year?

When should you put your Christmas decorations up?

We’re not even into December and we’ve already spotted a few houses with their Christmas decorations up.

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Watch: Brid chippy manager's BATTER bath for Children In Need

A chip shop manager hopes to have raised hundreds of pounds for Children in Need...by bathing in batter.
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Lucas Atkinson enjoying his batter bath for Children In Need.

Watch: Brid chippy manager's BATTER bath for Children In Need

A chip shop manager hopes to have raised hundreds of pounds for Children in Need...by bathing in batter.
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WATCH: Meet Buster the Boxer: John Lewis releases 2016 Christmas Advert

WATCH: Meet Buster the Boxer: John Lewis releases 2016 Christmas Advert

Get your tissues at the ready (for both laughter and tears) as you tune into this year’s John Lewis Christmas advert.

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Ewan McGregor and Ewan Bremner filming in Edinburgh Credit - Jane Barlow.

VIDEO: Official Trainspotting trailer released - Warning explicit content

The first official trailer for the long-awaited sequel to the cult film Trainspotting has been released - watch it below.

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Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Credit: 2016 Warner Bros Entertainment.

VIDEO: Google adds spellbinding new phone feature for Harry Potter fans

If you’re one of the millions of Harry Potter fans that has wished they could cast spells like JK Rowling’s boy wizard then you’re in luck - sort of.

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When do the clocks go back? Why do we do it... and what do we hate most about it?

When do the clocks go back? Why do we do it... and what do we hate most about it?

For exactly 100 years, we have been putting the clocks back at the end of October - and we’ll do so again at 1am GMT this Sunday (October 30, 2016). But according to a new poll, we still haven’t got used to it.

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VIDEO: Smelly foreign ladybirds invade UK homes

Plagues of foreign ladybirds have been spotted in the UK as they seek shelter in warm houses.

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There are some seriously spooky going-on across our district...

Mapped: Yorkshire's 50 most haunted

Is Yorkshire Britain's most haunted county?

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The Olde Star inn Old Town Bridlington. A team of Ghost Busters investgate spooky goings on. Pictures by Paul Atkinson: NBFP PA1636-4f

Paranormal investigators film at Old Star Inn

Strange noises and light anomalies were some of the unexplainable phenomena that spooked staff and guests at the Old Star Inn.

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The eBay auction has been pulled from the site, but many copy-cat versions are now online.

eBay ‘upside down’ fivers selling for silly money

Online auction site eBay is being flooded with listings for ‘upside down’ five pound notes - with some attracting bids of thousands of pounds.

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Medievel Love Ring found by metal detectorist in field sells for five figure sum.  Mark Littler

Amateur detectorist finds 15th century ring worth thousands in North Yorkshire village

An amateur metal detectorist uncovered the find of a lifetime in a North Yorkshire village - a 15th century jewelled ring which has been sold for a five-figure sum.

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Boyes has temporarily removed clown outfits and makeup from its stores.

Boyes remove clown costumes and makeup from Bridlington store

A bizarre 'killer clown' craze has prompted a Bridlington store to stop selling clown costumes all together.
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Mark thompson, owner of the Green Dragon and waterfall.
Picture by Gerard Binks

For sale: Yorkshire Dales pub and waterfall where Kevin Costner bathed naked (watch the video)

When they bought it there were holes in the roof and every time it rained water cascaded down the walls.

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Richard Priestley

Yorkshire sailor to replicate historic voyage of Christopher Columbus

A brave sailor is organising a series of live music fundraisers as he prepares to cast off on the same perilous route taken by Christopher Columbus more than 500 years ago.

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