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A still from 'Beryl' at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

Beryl, West Yorkshire Playhouse, review: A high quality local drama

It is fascinating to think what we would make of Beryl Burton had she been racing today, the benefactor of sponsorship deals, personal appearances, endless TV interviews and relentless media exposure.

Riders of the Sky cycling team parade in streets of Leeds

Tour de France arrives in Yorkshire ahead of Saturday's 'grand depart'

The people of Yorkshire got their first sight of the famous peloton tonight as the teams competing in Saturday’s grand depart of the Tour de France processed through the streets of Leeds.

Members of an uncontacted tribe, seen from a Brazilian government observation aircraft in the Amazon rainforest

A fatal clash of civilisations? 'Lost' Amazonian tribe under threat from illegal loggers operating in their traditional territories

The world was gripped by the sight of a previously uncontacted tribe in the Brazilian rainforest three years ago. What happened next has only just emerged – and it suggests their very existence is under threat

Around 65 per cent of UK nine to 16-year-olds questioned said they experienced at least two kinds of problematic use

British children are worst in Europe for excessive smartphone use

British children experience more problems with the excessive use of their smart phones than any others in Europe, the most comprehensive study into young people’s internet usage has found.

The aftermath of the explosion at the munitions plant in Chilwell

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: When corpses fell from the Nottinghamshire sky

An explosion at Britain’s biggest munitions plant killed 134 workers, but news of the disaster was suppressed

Women have borne the brunt of the increase in Islamophobic attacks

Women more vulnerable to Islamophobia: Traditional dress makes wearer 'visibly Muslim' and a soft target for abuse, say researchers

There has been a surge of anti-Islamic attacks following the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby
The Grand Depart of the 2014 Tour De France is taking place in Leeds with the first two stages travelling across Yorkshire

Tour de France 2014: Ventoux? Luxury. In Yorkshire, cyclists have it tough

This year’s Tour is starting in the Pennines – and the hills are alive already

Caroline Aherne on how humour helps her deal with cancer

The Royle Family actress described how she coped after being diagnosed with cancer for the third time

White-collar bouts aren't covered by the same safety regulations as licensed fights

Boxing: Warnings over 'white-collar' fights after man collapses and dies following amateur bout

Lance Ferguson-Prayogg had just taken part in an unlicensed contest in Nottingham

Researchers made seven requests to Google during which they were confronted with a “number of difficulties”

Access denied: retrieving personal data is often hopeless as Google refuses point-blank to provide online information

Public bodies and private corporations including Internet giant Google are flouting the public’s right to access personal data being held on them

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Save the tiger: The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery all included in top 50 hidden spots in the UK

A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

Introducing the top 50 hidden spots in Britain
Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

How a disease that has claimed fewer than 2,000 victims in its history has earned a place in the darkest corner of the public's imagination
Chris Pratt: From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star
How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

Broadcasting plays and exhibitions to cinemas is a sure-fire box office smash
Shipping container hotels: Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Spending the night in a shipping container doesn't sound appealing, but these mobile crash pads are popping up at the summer's biggest events
Native American headdresses are not fashion accessories

Feather dust-up

A Canadian festival has banned Native American headwear. Haven't we been here before?
Boris Johnson's war on diesel

Boris Johnson's war on diesel

11m cars here run on diesel. It's seen as a greener alternative to unleaded petrol. So why is London's mayor on a crusade against the black pump?
5 best waterproof cameras

Splash and flash: 5 best waterproof cameras

Don't let water stop you taking snaps with one of these machines that will take you from the sand to meters deep
Louis van Gaal interview: Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era

Louis van Gaal interview

Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era
Will Gore: The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series

Will Gore: Outside Edge

The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series
The children were playing in the street with toy guns. The air strikes were tragically real

The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

Lambrusco is back on the menu

Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz