YORKSHIRE is the UK's largest county and every year the community pay tribute on August 1 - celebrating all the great things that hail from the dales. Here's everything you need to know about Yorkshire Day 2019 and how you can celebrate it too. What is Yorkshire Day? Yorkshire Day is a celebration that takes place once a year to honour everything about the history of the county to its most memorable residents. One of the main celebrations of the day is the reading of the Yorkshire Declaration of Integrity and it is always read in the city of York in Old English, Latin, Old Norse and modern English. Special celebrations also take place in Yorkshire's most famous cities- including Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield and Hull. Each year all of the lord mayors, mayors and other civic heads from across the county gather in one Yorkshire town or city to hold a gathering and parade.It was first celebrated in 1975 by the Yorkshire Ridings Society. The date of August 1 relates to the Battle of Minden in … [Read more...] about When is Yorkshire Day 2019 and what are some of the best things to do?
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Youngsters are earning millions of pounds a week playing computer games like Fortnite professionally - and 15-year-old Londoner Benjy “Benjyfishy” Fish is already among the best in the world. The shy Middlesex schoolboy has already won £25k in competitions since turning pro in February and has just guaranteed himself another £50k by qualifying for July’s Fortnite World Cup in New York which has a prize pot of more than £23MILLION. Below, Benjy - who has 147k YouTube followers and another 118k on streaming website Twitch - reveals how his astonishing eSports career has taken off... When my mum suggested I quit school earlier this year to play computer games full-time, I couldn’t believe my ears. I’d always dreamed of being an eSports professional since I was about 13 years old. Call of Duty on the Xbox had been my game of choice since the age of about seven after my older brother Charles got me into it. But in the last year or so I’ve … [Read more...] about ‘I’m a full-time gamer at 15 – and I’m going to make a fortune from Fortnite’
Melania Trump became emotional as she visited a 17th Century slave trading outpost in Ghana on Wednesday on the second day of her solo tour of Africa. The First Lady arrived at Cape Coast Castle in the early afternoon after a two-and-half hour drive from the capital Accra where she stayed on Tuesday night. First, she sought permission to tour the UNESCO site from the local Fante tribe whose young members gave her a warm reception. She then spent around an hour at the castle, touring its dungeons and walking through the sacred 'Door of No Return' which thousands of slaves passed through in the 1800s before boarding cargo ships which ferried them across the Atlantic to the Americas to work for white masters. Scroll down for video Melania spent around an hour at the Cape Coast Castle which was used in the 18th Century as a slave trading outpost. She was somber as she toured the site and described it afterwards as a 'very emotional' experience … [Read more...] about Melania continues solo tour of Africa with visit to slave-trading castle in Ghana and walks through infamous ‘Door of No Return’ where thousands of slaves passed before being shipped overseas
Q I’ve been given some money. How do I set up a bank account in my own name? Guy, 13, Sutton, Surrey A Most banks and building societies will let you open a children’s savings account from the age of seven, although you will need a parent or guardian with you when you go into a branch to open it. This applies until you reach the age of 16. Children’s savings accounts can pay better rates than adult accounts, so make sure you do some research before deciding where to put your money. An easy access account could be a good option as this will let you save but you can also have access to your money as and when you need it. Q Why does child benefit get paid to parents, rather than children? Simon, 14, Newcastle A Child benefit is designed to help parents cope with the cost of bringing up children, typically up to the age of 16. It is paid to parents so they can use it for the everyday essentials kids need. Under 16s are too young to manage this cash themselves. Q … [Read more...] about Why does child benefit get paid to parents not children? Teens’ money questions answered
She revealed earlier in the day that she'd been hooked up to an IV drip whilst recovering from a bout of 'severe gastritis'. Yet Jameela Jamil didn't let illness get in the way of her big night as she attended the Primetime Emmy Awards, held at the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday evening. The Good Place star, 33, looked phenomenal as she hit the red carpet in a dazzling turquoise gown, hours after seeking treatment for her illness. Glam: Jameela Jamil didn't let illness get in the way of her big night as she attended the Primetime Emmy Awards, held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday evening Jameela's dazzling gown featured a large bow on the bodice that showcased her cleavage, cinching in at her waist before flaring out into a dramatic full skirt. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Battle of the bombshells! Kim Kardashian, Emilia Clarke,... Catherine Zeta-Jones is all class in a black and plum dress... … [Read more...] about Emmy Awards 2019: Jameela Jamil recovers from ‘severe gastritis’ to hit the red carpet in a dazzling turquoise gown hours after needing an IV DRIP