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Good evening - you're watching Thursday's Look North.

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Thousands more shoppers in Leeds -

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but business isn't booming for all stores in the city's

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Can exercise benefit our mental health?

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We'll meet the West Yorkshire runner taking on a marathon challenge,

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Harrogate flower show gets under way, with visitors asked

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Joined me for the latest weather forecast.

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It's six months since Leeds' new shopping centre,

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Victoria Gate, opened - bringing thousands more shoppers

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But though footfall has increased by 3%, there are signs that trade

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for some shops has not been as brisk as hoped.

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The centre was dubbed the Knightsbridge of the North

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But with rising inflation and political uncertainty,

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the retail sector as a whole is facing a difficult time.

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Our business correspondent, Danni Hewson, joins us

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Last month the centre was named to the number one centre in the world.

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The arrival of Victoria Gate has helped propel us up the retail

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ranking, leapfrogging Manchester and Birmingham to make as number three

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in the country behind on the Leeds and Glasgow. Lots of new names

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coming here but it is not all good news. We can only spend a pound once

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and post-Christmas the inflationary pressures are certainly affecting

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some of the shops here. Thursday morning and things are

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pretty quiet. But Victoria Gate has always been about quality not

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quantity and management insist they are happy with fruitful. We are

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comfortable with the customer numbers we are experiencing,

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particularly with higher spend and more volume. That is to be expected

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given the mix of retail that we have. Probe also more and it's clear

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not all shops are making the kind of profits they would like. Even high

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and retailers are facing High Street problems. We have changed the way

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that the shop sold 95% of us no shop online, that is one way of

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controlling your finances. What is challenging us, how do people get

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back in here and start spending money at a time as we go into a

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period of general election when we are focused on the concerns the

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economy? There's not much retailers can do

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about the cash in your ward but shoppers can be tempted from the

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coaches with bars and restaurants. Riders are some of the rooftops of

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Victoria Gate will be home to a Japanese restaurant and a New York

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bar. I do not know anybody who sits and 87 meals at home. Most of my

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friends and people I work with are out once or twice a week and Leeds

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gives them that flexibility of what they would choose to eat at all

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different price points as well. As for online shopping most brands have

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a digital presence. Shops have become primarily a window to be

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dressed to impress. Bricks and mortar retailers, the key

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focus they have got to look at is making sure that customers get

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something extra when they come into the store. You cannot just have

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transactional retail anymore predators picked this and pop it

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through the till. Every sector from luxury to High Street D2 focus on

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what they are doing installed to make that customer connect with the

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brand and make them keep wanting to come back to the High Street. New

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names, saying challenges. It is not just new names that are

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struggling. We have heard the news from high-street department store

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Debenhams today that they are looking to cause about ten of their

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stores, and some of the warehouses and distribution centres. They have

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not said precisely where but they say they want to focus, as Victoria

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Gate is doing, on experience went shopping. It is all about tempting

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people of their sofas onto the High Street. Come and have a drink, spend

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your money, and experience as well as shop.

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Police investigating the mysterious disappearance of a woman

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who lived in Micklefield, East of Leeds, have been carrying

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40-year-old Svitlana Krasnoselska, known

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to her friends as Lana, has not been seen for two and a half

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weeks and detectives say they're extremely worried about her as it's

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totally out of character for her to go missing.

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Police officers were back in Micklefield this

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They were searching a half mile radius

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around her home checking bushes, shrubs and water.

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The 40-year-old Ukrainian has not been seen since

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5.30 in the morning on Monday April the 3rd.

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She is known to have links to York and the Halton area of Leeds.

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Police hope someone somewhere knows where

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She leaves behind a husband and a daughter

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and they have no idea of

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where she may have gone and why she might have gone.

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It is all this that really raises our concern about where

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We deal with missing people on a daily

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And there is always something to go on.

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It is completely out of character for Lana.

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We just do not know where she has gone to.

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Detectives are working to build a picture of Lana's life style

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across Yorkshire and the people she knew.

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She's been in this country about 12 years.

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I would appeal to any Ukrainian communities within

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Leeds or even further afield that may know Lana,

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that may know anywhere that she might go to, to give us a

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ring, just speak to us, just give us any bit

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of information that might

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Despite extensive searches the police remain baffled by this

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Detectives say it is as though Lana has disappeared off the face of

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Her bank accounts have not been touched.

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There's no sign yet of foul play but what happened to

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Later on Look North: Keeping Yorkshire talent in the north.

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Can this derelict mill put Wakefield on the musical map?

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The leader of Leeds City Council is calling for clarity

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from the Government over the future of transport funding.

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The city was promised ?170 million

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following the cancellation of the Trolleybus scheme.

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This week's announcement of a general election

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has potentially called that into question.

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Phil - Leeds is desperately in need of a solution to its travel chaos?

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Yes, and people of Leeds could be forgiven for thinking they have

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heard this before. We have been talking about a solution to the

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traffic problem for 30 years. At the turn-of-the-century edit that things

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were on track with a super tram scheme and then potentially

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Trolleybus. I know we're on the brink of more uncertainty.

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Sheffield, Newcastle, Manchester and Liverpool.

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Then there's Leeds, the largest city in Europe without one.

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In 2001 Labour gave a 500 million Supertram scheme the

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In 2005 it was cancelled because of costs.

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Five years later Labour said OK to a ?250

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That was then put on hold by the new coalition

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Two years on Trolleybus is restarted after the coalition agrees

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After a planning inspector ruled that Trolleybus

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didn't provide enough public benefits Leeds was allowed to keep

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?173.5 million for other public transport investment.

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However with a general election looming could

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that funding potentially be in jeopardy?

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We are waiting for the Treasury to sign off the final

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And the general election came from nowhere for all of us so

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we've been asking everyone to have conversations with the Department

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for Transport to see if we could get the letter to us before the weekend.

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But we're just waiting to have a response back to see

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Despite the setbacks three new rail stations have been opened in

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the last 18 months and there are plans for more including at

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But public transport campaigners say clarity is

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I personally think that that money needs to be campaigned for to be

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retained, but it is not the whole picture, and there is much wider

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The Department for Transport told us ?173.5 million is being retained

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But when asked if that money was being ring fenced

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following the announcement of a general election

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Three decades ago a BBC report about the subject concluded with

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While Leeds ponders its transport future

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30 years later it seems little has changed.

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A motorcyclist who died in a collision in Sheffield over

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the Easter weekend had been on his way to a charity event in aid

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20-year-old Sam Pickering is thought to have lost control of his bike

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on Langsett Road North early on Sunday morning.

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He was a regular supporter of the annual Easter Egg Run,

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which involves hundreds of bikers riding through the city centre

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and over 15 years has raised tens of thousands of pounds

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The former Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has confirmed he is not

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standing in the constituency of Morley and Outwood.

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The Labour MP lost his seat in 2015 to the Conservative MP

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Andrea Jenkyns in one of the shock results of the last election.

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Since then he's taken part in the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing

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programme in which he became famous for his own brand of dad dancing.

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Three people have been arrested in Leeds on suspicion

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of intimidating jurors during a trial.

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In February three men were jailed for killing 88-year-old Betty Laird

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They deliberately drove into the car she was travelling

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in so they could make fake compensation claims.

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During the trial jurors reported being offered bribes.

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Today two men and a 15-year-old girl were arrested in Beeston

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and Harehills on suspicion of conspiracy to intimidate jurors

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We know how much creative talent comes from Yorkshire -

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but the key is keeping it here as many singers

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and musicians are lured by the bright lights of London.

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Well, a company from the capital is trying

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to reverse that trend by using the derelict mills

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Tileyard Studios is the biggest venue in Europe housing people

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Amy has been for a look at their plans for a new site in Yorkshire.

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Talk me through what you are thinking.

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Paul and Nick, Southern luvvies with a big vision for the North.

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To convert 100,000 square feet of derelict mills in Wakefield

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We're going to see a hotel, we're going to see studios,

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music studios, we're going to see a very exciting event

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space and lots of spaces for creatives to work together.

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Tileyard Studios in London is the largest community of its kind

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in Europe housing people in film, graphics and musics

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including the likes of Tinchy Stryder, and Mark Ronson.

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Wakefield will become its northern sister, a direct link with London.

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A place to retain some talent where it originated.

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I think, for us, it's about having a site that's a complement

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to what we've got in London but we have an appetite to tap

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Rather than drag them down to London, why not build something

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that can become very much a community in its own right?

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A vision from the South wants to breathe fresh

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It could be a perfect spot right next to the world

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renowned Hepworth Gallery, but how likely is it that the likes

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of Tinchy Stryder and Mark Ronson are really going to

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Mark Ronson is obviously a very well-known client of ours in London.

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He is spending a lot of time in LA at the moment but he's driven

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If there was something up here that got him excited, for sure,

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The man behind Corrine Bailey Rae's biggest hits has always believed

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He is first on the list for a studio here.

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Not just for the people who are already working

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within the industry but for the kids coming through to see that

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there's a place they can go and work like-minded people.

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Remember this number one by Sheffield band, Olive?

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The creator has collaborated with the likes of James Morrison

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and Taio Cruz but he always comes back to Yorkshire.

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Leeds and Wakefield, there's bags of talent up

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here so there's no reason why we can't have a Northern Powerhouse

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and take some of that control from London.

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Rutland Mills will be open for arty types from 2018.

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This Sunday thousands of runners will take part

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Among them will be Sam Tewari from West Yorkshire.

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He's one of ten runners affected by mental health issues

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His story features in the BBC TV programme Mind Over Marathon

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During the filming Sam has met both Princes Harry and William

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who are trying to break the taboo around mental health.

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Let's hear a bit about of the programme.

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It is estimated one in four adults will need professional help for

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mental health problems at some stage in their life. Chances are we all

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know someone who is suffering. I don't want sympathy or empathy. Just

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a bit of understanding. That is all. No, ten volunteers have agreed to

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try something different, a running programme. Exercise can help with

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mental health issues. Most definitely. From personal

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experience. Talking about mental health issues on national TV, and

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running a marathon, two massive challenges. What did you decide to

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take part? One of my friends was a producer on the programme and he put

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something about it on social media. Running and mental health are two

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things that, running has been a part of my recovery from mental health

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conditions, know I am in a state where I am happy with my mental

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health, it felt like time to give back, and the next thing I was at

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the boot camp and starting the training. It's all kind of spoils.

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It is marvellous the entire process. One in four people suffers from

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mental health issues. How did you know you had depression? If you look

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back to my childhood there were certain moments where I felt

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different or did not quite connect with others, as I saw other people

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doing. Daydreaming at school, all those kind of things. Following on

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from my dad was like I had a breakdown about three years ago. --

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following on from the death of my father. At the time it was scary. I

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did not know what was going on. I did not have a BBC programme with

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young people taking part two I could relate to. These conversations were

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not happening at the time. I had to find my own way. It has taken a

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while and I have tried failures different things. Ultimately it has

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been the most rewarding experience of my life. I wonder by running? How

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is it helping you? I was running before I came into the programme. I

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was a step ahead. Sharing the experiences with ten other people.

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We have got this common thread of mental health. We all came to the

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first boot camp. We instantly were able to connect with each other and

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support each other. And you met with royalty. Yes. How was that? That was

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a crazy day. We met with him a couple of times. They came down to

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St Mary 's University in London. They did some training with us. Then

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we broke up and had chats, we had a couple of the boys with the

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programme, we sat down with Harry, he shares his experiences. It was

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amazed to see how engaged they are the subject. They have all got

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personal experiences. We have seen a lot of that in the press recently.

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You could tell they were genuinely affected by it and they wanted to

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help our cause. Quickly, what will your time be? Hopefully under four

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hours. That is a cracking time. And Mind over Marathon is on BBC One

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tonight at nine o'clock. Thousands of people have been

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heading to North Yorkshire for the first day of

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the Harrogate Spring Flower show. They've been treated to eye popping

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displays of the best blooms If there's a plant

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you fancy, chances are Cathy Killick is there

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for us tonight. Look who has just arrived? All part

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of the magic. It has been a busy first day of the show. The

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stallholders are busy restocking their stance because this is one of

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the busiest selling shows in Yorkshire. If few arrived early

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enough you did get something for free, a flower to wear for the day.

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More on that the moment, but first here are some of the highlights of

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show. There is only one phrase for it.

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Blooming marvellous. The havoc it Spring flower show has a gorgeous

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celebration of what is to come. Florals are in fashion. What about

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these leafy waistcoats? And these amazing floral costumes all the way

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from New Zealand, especially for this show. Some of them take three

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months to me. I had to do this one and a hurry. This is meant to be the

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York rose. I was still working on it at four o'clock the night before we

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left. In the end, put it in the suitcase, and go. But edible what's

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months of work can achieve, but how about eight days? This was one of

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the show garden plots last week. Look at it now.

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# Some say love it as a river. It is to be a memorial garden. The

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military wives choir was on hand. Seeing it come to life has been

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fantastic. We will have two deconstruct and reconstructed in

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camp for the soldiers and their families for years to come. It has

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been a great collaborative effort and I am pleased with the result.

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It's one gold and Best in show. It is remarkable what you can do with

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plants. The floral street displays are inspiring. Thousands have

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enjoyed them today and will until the show closes on Sunday.

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If you thought having small children meant your clubbing days were over,

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A baby rave has been taking place in Wakefield this afternoon.

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Sheffield's internet sensation, Matt Coyne.

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He's made a name for himself with his parenting blog.

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It was to launch his new book. I wonder why people bother reading it.

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But that is such a common experience. Someone, at three

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o'clock, how difficult it is, people can appreciate the empathy. It is

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hopefully funny. Hopefully people sit down and laugh.

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And this story has a happy ending. A terrier found himself stuck in

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ageing pipe in Barnsley. He had been there for more than 20 hours. This

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afternoon after a lot of digging and coaxing firefighters managed to get

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him to safety. Let us move on to the weather.

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What is your weather station predicting? Not store.

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I know you cannot predict snow. It is going to be a wintry northerly

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next week, more fat than a minute. Some of the pictures you have sent

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be in the last 24 and worse. And this was the sunset last night.

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That picture came in on Instagram. The rooftop Kamara, C what is

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happening on our panoramic view. -- rooftop camera. Temperatures are

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hovering around 15 degrees. Eight males feel at the moment. Headlines

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for tomorrow, -- it is mild at the moment. Headlines for tomorrow.

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Sunshine and showers. Heel and thunder. Even snow down to lower

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levels. Night frosts. Gardeners beware. At the moment the cloud are

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coming in from the West or north-west. But this way they have

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been breaking up. Quiet this evening. Variable overnight. That

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possibly thick enough for drizzle in the West. Further it will stage I.

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Frost three. A lot of close to come. That East,

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West split. Light drizzle the showers, but on the East of the

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Pennines, towards Scarborough, it will be a pleasant day with some

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bright or sunny spells and it will also be dry. The blues will pick up

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pushing round to the West or north-west but that will not stop

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mild temperatures. A call to front will bring patchy rain on Friday

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night. Saturday is a Calderdale batted brighter one. Sunday is a

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bright start. Went three showers for much of next week.

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A cold snap to come. What panoramic view of your trip would you like to

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see? Shadwell or York.

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Scarborough. We are always doing Scarborough.

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Nothing wrong with that. Goodbye.

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