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WW1 conscientious objectors: Richmond Castle's history

A new exhibition at Richmond Castle will shed fresh light on the lives of men who refused to fight in World War One.

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The castle served as a barracks and prison for conscientious objectors.

The exhibition will reveal the names of 400 men who passed through, as well rare and unseen artefacts from the time.

Researchers have searched thousands of military records to compile the list.

According to English Heritage, who run the castle and museum, it is the most comprehensive list of Richmond conscientious objectors in existence.

Richmond Castle
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Years & Years: Harrogate singer plays in Scarborough

Pop star Olly Alexander is back in his home county today as his chart-topping band Years & Years play in Scarborough.

Olly Alexander
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The Harrogate-born singer says he plans to "create some magic on the stage" tonight at the town's Open Air Theatre.

He said: "I'm very, very, very excited because I love this theatre and it looks amazing."