Four things you should know in Yorkshire today'¦

Yorkshire folk may be fond of ferrets but it is their cousins who have been making the news today, when we learned that weasels are fond of Asda salad and have a secret life all of their own when they're not bedding down in lamb's lettuce. Weasel salad is definitely not on the menu at a celebrated Yorkshire restaurant which is maintaining standards that the writer Agatha Christie would have approved of when she stayed in the county 90 years ago.

Chef Tommy Banks outside The Black Swan at Oldstead. Picture by Gary Longbottom

Here are four things you need to know so far today:

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