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Events

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Chatsworth Country Fair

The popular Chatsworth Country Fair, set in the beautiful parkland in the Peak District, will once again be jam packed with fun and entertainment for all the family across all three days.

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The new exhibition hall at the Great Yorkshire Show showground, Harrogate

Unique agricultural events centre will boost Yorkshire economy

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Great Yorkshire Show
Wicked at The Alhambra, Bradford

Tony Greenway highlights the best entertainment around the region this month

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All the signs are good that this year’s festival is going to be even bigger than the last

South Yorkshire’s premier – and most twinkly – acoustic music festival returns, as Jo Haywood reports

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Food & Drink

Friday, July 8, 2016
Ready for the summer

The remarkable revival of gin continues, proving a real tonic for distillers and drinkers

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The ProCook (procook.co.uk) stoneware tagine in Moroccan blue and terracotta, £35

In the first of a new series in which we try out new gadgets, ingredients and kitchenalia, Jo Haywood test drives a tagine.

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Healthy grains, superfoods, fruit and milk – a balanced way to start the day

Are you a cereal offender when it comes to skipping breakfast? Here’s a solution to bowl you over, says Jo Haywood

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Yorkshire Food
Malton Food Lovers Festival

We are all foodies in Yorkshire, and it's no surprise our diverse variety of food festivals are some of the most well attended in the country

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Things to do in Yorkshire Yorkshire Food
90-day salt-aged beef sirloin and braised rib with celeriac cooked in malt, blewits, grains and leeks

Guests join us for a five-star lunch in five-star company.

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Yorkshire Life Luncheon

Places

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Golden Wensleydale, from Hawes by Gordon Ratcliffe

Yorkshire Day is nearly upon us once again as the 1st of August marks that time of the year to celebrate all things Yorkshire. We’ve compiled all the best ways to celebrate the day including some special (and tasty) events dedicated purely to the celebration of our county.

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Things to do in Yorkshire
The sweep of the Great Yorkshire Way

As traffic begins to flow on the Great Yorkshire Way, Jo Haywood looks at its impact on the future of Doncaster

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Doncaster
A pair of mute swans on the water at Old Moor in the  Dearne Valley Photo by Alamy

A pioneering partnership breathes new life into the Dearne Valley landscape

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Dearne Valley
Colourful Scarborough Photo by Tony Bartholomew

We do like to be beside the seaside but is there really a good reason for thronging to the Yorkshire coast, asks Tony Greenway.

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Coastal Yorkshire
Town Hall and market...

It’s been Joanne Maltby’s ambition to help give her hometown of Wetherby in West Yorkshire a higher profile. She created #wetherbyhour on Twitter, a regular hour-long, online networking session that supports and brings local businesses together. Here she tells us why and how she went about it

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Style

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Oh, the 1950s skirts

Vintage fans get a glimpse into Marks & Spencer’s fascinating fashion archive

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Men's shark printed hoodie from Bored Sport

We’ve got two hoodies and four t-shirts from Bored Sport up for grabs for one lucky Great British Life competition winner!

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Naomi wears a fitted dress of contrasting fabric, with original suit jacket revers designed to overlay with hand-stitched bows and halter neck detail, incorporating shoulder-button detailing created by Millie Paver, 17, of York. Clare wears a dramatic black fitted dress with a detailed train created with contrasting fabric and hand-painted suit trouser leg created by Shannon Lickers, 17, of Tadcaster. Amy wears a modern business style dress with pinstripe halter-neck suiting, fitted with contrasting piping, zip and panelled skirt created by Polly Everitt, 16, of Malton. All students at York College of Art & Design

Fabulous fashion from international and regional designers is on the programme for next month’s Great Yorkshire Show.

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Great Yorkshire Show

Walks

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Lower Barden Reservoir and Simon's Seat

Terry Fletcher makes the most of the summer colours on this glorious walk from Embsay reservior

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Looking across Uncleby

Terry Fletcher eases the stresses of a busy everyday life on an afternoon walk with just skylarks overhead for company

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Yorkshire Wolds
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Robin Hood's Bay

Terry Fletcher likes to be beside the seaside on this walk which takes in spectacular views and fascinating history

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Whitby Coastal Yorkshire
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Julia Bradbury at Malham in the Yorkshire Dales

Julia Bradbury walks the walk (and talks the talk) at Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival

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Sheffield
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Bluebells in Middleton Woods, Ilkley

Enjoy this particular woodland walk while you can. Words and photographs by Terry Fletcher

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West Yorkshire walk Ilkley

Competitions

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

Yorkshire Life has teamed up with Harrogate Autumn Flower Show – held September 16th-18th – to offer the chance to win one of 15 pairs of tickets.

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Win a Weetons hamper

Enjoy a little taste of Yorkshire with the Weetons Classic Yorkshire Hamper – worth £150! This fabulous prize includes Yorkshire favourites such as Harrogate honey, Weetons raspberry jam, Taylors English breakfast tea, Leventhorpe sparkling brut and much more!

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Men's shark printed hoodie from Bored Sport

We’ve got two hoodies and four t-shirts from Bored Sport up for grabs for one lucky Great British Life competition winner!

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Restaurant Reviews

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Oxo's Restaurant

Oxo on the Mount, part of the Mount Royal Hotel,York, serves food cooked with passion and pride.

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Lamb, wild garlic and wild asparagus

Jo Haywood takes a walk on the Wild side in Harrogate

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Yorkshire Restaurants Harrogate

Ad Feature: Best Western Plus Dean Court Hotel, York

Monday, April 25, 2016
Best Western Plus Dean Court Hotel

Located on York’s most historic street, The Dean Court Hotel has established itself as one of the most luxurious and finest hotels in the city centre.

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Spinach and egg pizzetta

We try tapas-style food located on the fourth floor of Harvey Nichols in Leeds

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Yorkshire Restaurants Leeds

Ad Feature: The Old Swan Hotel

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
The Old Swan Hotel

The Old Swan is one of the most famous hotels in the lovely spa town of Harrogate, with a history going back nearly 200 years...

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Gardens

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
God’s Own County – A Garden for Yorkshire winner of the RHS People's Choice for large show garden

Matthew Wilson wins RHS People’s Choice Award for Best Show Garden

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10 simple ideas for a beautiful garden this spring (Trudy Wilkerson/Shutterstock)

From the best flowers to plant in spring to inspiring cottage garden style – we reveal 10 things to do this month in the garden to ensure an awesome outside space

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Photography

Saturday, July 16, 2016
Beverley Westwood by Paul Lakin

Our readers share their photos of this popular East Yorkshire market town

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photography
Evening falls on Bridlington Harbour by Karol Gajewski

There’s nothing quite like being by the seaside in the summer, our readers share their photos from a popular Yorkshire resort

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photography Coastal Yorkshire
River Wharfe upstream of Buckden by Stephen Davison

Wharfedale is arguably the most popular dale in the Yorkshire Dales, our reader share their photos.

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photography

Homes & Gardens

Monday, July 11, 2016
Cally Hall at Whirlaw Common in Todmorden

Find out how the good life just got better

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Charnwood

How much would you love to net a house with a tennis court?

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Manor Cottage

For property with style and heritage, you’ve got to look at the listed elite.

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Local People

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Tom Wrigglesworth

By the time you read this, the citizens of the UK will have voted in one of the biggest referendums our ballot boxes have seen. Stay in the EU and stand with Brussels, or wash our hands of the whole thing and mutter apologies about it all being a colossal misunderstanding. Regardless of where you stand, surely now is the time to address a far bigger question. Should Yorkshire be part of the UK?

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Gyles Brandeth

Newby Hall creates a paw-pose built haven for Gyles Brandreth’s teddy bear collection

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Sharon Canavar

It’s frenetic behind the scenes as the Harrogate International Festivals burst upon us.

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Celebrity Interviews

Friday, July 15, 2016
Jonny Bairstow

Jonny Bairstow has followed his father into the Yorkshire and England cricket teams and is now one of a new breed of powerful, big-hitting players changing the face of the game. He speaks to Martin Pilkington

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Yorkshire Cricket
Corinne Bailey Rae at Black Girls Rock, New Jersey Photo by Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock

Singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae, back with a new album after six years, tells Tony Greenway about her musical influences and heroes and why she loves life in Leeds

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Leeds
Julia Bradbury at Malham in the Yorkshire Dales

Julia Bradbury walks the walk (and talks the talk) at Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival

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Sheffield

Events

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Chatsworth Country Fair

The popular Chatsworth Country Fair, set in the beautiful parkland in the Peak District, will once again be jam packed with fun and entertainment for all the family across all three days.

Read Full Story »
The new exhibition hall at the Great Yorkshire Show showground, Harrogate

Unique agricultural events centre will boost Yorkshire economy

Read Full Story »
Great Yorkshire Show
Wicked at The Alhambra, Bradford

Tony Greenway highlights the best entertainment around the region this month

Read Full Story »
All the signs are good that this year’s festival is going to be even bigger than the last

South Yorkshire’s premier – and most twinkly – acoustic music festival returns, as Jo Haywood reports

Read Full Story »

Arts

Yesterday, 00:00
Spencer Tunick's Sea of Hull installation Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

People in Hull got naked for American artist Spencer Tunick as part of a mass street art installation.

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Hull
A history of Yorkshire in 70 objects

The final part of the fascinating series marking our 70th anniversary. We have worked with museums and historic homes around the county to produce this unique collection of items which help to tell Yorkshire’s story.

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Rachel Dove, authour of The Chic Boutique on Baker Street, at her home in Stanley, Wakefield

We rummage through the bookshelves of a debut West Yorkshire author.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Welcome to Hull

The man behind the London Olympic ceremonies and the Grand Départ sets his sights on Hull

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Hull
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Jack wears a Bob jacket, £250, Bob polo shirt, £75, Replay jeans, £115 and Umberto Fornari pocket square, £28, all from Lynx Menswear. Sarah models a Frank Lyman jumpsuit, £230, from Walk in Style

Get ready for longer, brighter days with inspiration from our exclusive fashion shoot at Goldsborough Hall, near Knaresborough

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Friday, April 22, 2016
The estate village of West Heslerton – yours for just £20m

Are you ready for a once-in-a-lifetime property investment?

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Sponsored Articles


Monday, July 18, 2016
Win a Weetons hamper

Enjoy a little taste of Yorkshire with the Weetons Classic Yorkshire Hamper – worth £150! This fabulous prize includes Yorkshire favourites such as Harrogate honey, Weetons raspberry jam, Taylors English breakfast tea, Leventhorpe sparkling brut and much more!

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Friday, May 20, 2016
Dom & Geri

When local Leeds-based Dominic Copsey heard an advert for personalised greetings card company Moonpig on the radio five years ago, it got him thinking. The personalised gifts market is growing rapidly, but at the time there was nobody who offered personalised wrapping paper.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Rybrook Land Rover

Exciting investment is planned by a prestige motor group in Yorkshire, as Martin Pilkington reports

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Monday, April 18, 2016
Park Leisure Holiday Homes

Anyone who has visited the North Yorkshire Dales will be able to tell you that the region is packed with beautiful scenery, historic sites, and locals who are passionate about the history and culture. That’s what makes this region one of the UK’s best undiscovered holiday destinations. Here are some of the reasons you should visit the Dales courtesy of Park Leisure.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Cedar Retreats

Cedar Retreats is an exclusive development of holiday lodges set around a tranquil lake in a relaxing location close to the Yorkshire Dales.

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