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Mum of Doncaster pop star Louis Tomlinson dies aged 42 following leukemia battle

The mother of Doncaster pop star Louis Tomlinson, Johannah Deakin, has passed away following a battle with leukemia, her family have announced today.

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Joanna Lumley with Peter Vaughan, best known for his roles in Porridge and Game Of Thrones, who has died aged 93

Death of Game of Thrones and Porridge villain Peter Vaughan, 93

With deep-set eyes flashing menace and a face that looked as if it had been carved from granite, Peter Vaughan was born to play a villain.

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Andrew Sachs, best known for playing Spanish waiter Manuel in Fawlty Towers, has died aged 86

Classic video: John Cleese leads tributes to Andrew Sachs, Fawlty Towers’ Manuel

FUNNY foreigners were the foundation of many a TV comedy in the politically incorrect Seventies, but Andrew Sachs’ portrayal of a waiter known only as Manuel was no stereotype and Fawlty Towers no ordinary sitcom.

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Peter Gibson with one of the stained glass windows at the Spurriergate Centre, York

A life in stained glass: tributes to Minster Window-cleaner

Tributes have been paid to the man who called himself the “Minster Window-Cleaner” and who helped save its iconic Rose Window after the terrible fire of 1984.

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Voice in a million: Hallelujah and farewell to Leonard Cohen

IN HIS trademark grey striped suit and Fedora hat, he looked, some said, less like a rock star than an ageing Mafia lawyer. His raspy, gravelly voice, would have been at home as much on a construction site as a recording studio.

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Jimmy Young as the veteran broadcaster has died  "peacefully at home" on Monday aged 95

When Jimmy Young held court for the world from Yorkshire

Veteran broadcaster Sir Jimmy Young, who has died at the age of 95, once held court for world leaders at a makeshift TV studio in Leeds.

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Jimmy Perry (left) and David Croft with their lifetime achievement award during for the annual British Comedy Awards.

Jimmy Perry, creator of TV classic Dad’s Army, dies at 93

Tributes poured in from the world of television last night for writer Jimmy Perry who has died at the age of 93.

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Countess Raine Spencer, the stepmother of Diana, Princess of Wales

Death of Princess Diana’s stepmother, Raine Spencer, 87

Raine Spencer, the stepmother of Diana, Princess of Wales, has died today aged 87 after a short illness, her family has said.

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Gary Sprake in 1970. The former Leeds United goalkeeper has died aged 71.

The black sheep: Why Gary Sprake was shunned by Leeds United for 30 years

Gary Sprake, the former Leeds United goalkeeper who has died at the age of 71 and is described by Eddie Gray as “as good as almost any I’ve seen”, was destined to become the black sheep of Don Revie’s stellar squad.

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Gary Sprake, former Leeds United and Wales goalkeeper, has died aged 71.

Football mourns Leeds United’s ‘golden era’ goalkeeper Gary Sprake, 71

LEEDS UNITED were today mouring the death of their former goalkeeper Gary Sprake.

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Harry Jepson.

Harry Jepson remembered: Appreciation of rugby league legend

A LIGHT has gone out in rugby league.

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Tom O'Ryan after his accident in his garden in 2013.

Tom O’Ryan remembered: Tribute to voice of Northern racing

TOM O’RYAN was not just a natural horseman who inspired a generation of young Yorkshire jockeys; he was also a peerless writer and broadcaster who was universally respected as the voice of Northern racing.

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Kenny Baker.

Outpouring of affection for man inside Star Wars droid R2D2

Kenny Baker has been described as “the heart and soul” of Star Wars character R2D2.

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File photo dated 23/10/13 of Pippa and James Middleton with Earl Grosvenor (centre), whose father, the billionaire landowner the Duke of Westminster, has died aged 64.

Britain’s 10 wealthiest listed: Duke’s son overtakes Phillip Green and Richard Branson

Hugh Grosvenor, 25, will become the third richest person in Britain after inheriting the vast estate of his father, the Duke of Westminster.

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The Duke of Westminster Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, arriving at  St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire for the annual Order of the Garter procession where new knights take their royal oath and are invested in the insignia.

Son inherits £8bn after death of Duke who wished he hadn’t been born wealthy

The 25-year-old son of billionaire landowner the Duke of Westminster will inherit the family estate and an £8.3 billion fortune after his father died suddenly.

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Dr Kate Granger, Courage award at the  Women of Achievement Awards at the New Dock in Clarence Dock, Leeds

Kate Granger: Yorkshire doctor who inspired the world

Kate Granger described being a doctor as “the best job in the world”.

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Asda staff in Leeds show their support for Dr Granger's #HelloMyNameIs campaign

‘Hello, my name is’: How a simple conversation inspired Kate Granger’s global movement

A CONVERSATION about a lack of introductions from health workers led to Dr Kate Granger’s global #hellomynameis movement.

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Dr Kate Granger with husband Chris. Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Inspirational Yorkshire doctor Kate Granger dies of cancer at 34

KATE Granger, the inspirational, terminally-ill doctor from Yorkshire who raised £250,000 for cancer charities, has died aged 34.

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Happy Days creator Garry Marshall has died at 81

Happy Days creator Garry Marshall dies at 81

HAPPY DAYS star Henry Winkler has paid tribute to the show’s creator, Garry Marshall, who has died aged 81.

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Richard Budge

Richard Budge, businessman dubbed King Coal, dies at 69

RICHARD BUDGE, the businessman who was crowned “King Coal” after successfully spearheading the purchase of State-owned British Coal’s mining assets when the industry was privatised over 20 years ago, has died at 69.

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