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Easingwold is a pretty village with its landmark clock tower, neat market square and war memorial Photo Alamy

Easingwold makes a name for itself as a popular foodie hub

No self-respecting market town is complete without a decent caff; somewhere to sit back with a strong cup of Yorkshire Tea and a scone to nibble while contemplating life, the universe and everything. And Easingwold is no exception – except it doesn’t just have the one caff.

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French artisan baker Thierry Dumouchel in his Leeds boulangerie

Artisan baker Thierry Dumouchel on why we need our daily bread

Every single loaf handcrafted at Thierry Dumouchel’s West Yorkshire bakery has a lineage that can be traced back almost two decades.

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Ashley Thompson - the UK's only apprentice craft cooper

Ashley Thompson - Theakton’s apprentice craft cooper

A North Yorkshire brewery toasts its latest recruit

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Butternut squash and sweet potato soup

Six of the best winter soup and sauces from Yorkshire

In the cold months, when you need something warming and a bit spicy, here are six of the best soup and sauce suggestions...

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Places

Cannon Hall Museum.

Cawthorne and Cannon Hall Estate is a treasure trove of history

Expect the unexpected in and around the South Yorkshire village of Cawthorne, says David Marsh

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Sowerby Bridge.

Sowerby Bridge - canals, arts and community

A strong sense of community is helping to make a former textile town a force to be reckoned with, says Martin Pilkington

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7 fabulous ski resorts you must visit

7 fabulous ski resorts you must visit

From luxury in Morzine to fun on the slopes in Banff, we select seven ski resorts and chalets that are perfect for a winter break

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Fountains Abbey with snowdrops in winter -  Jonathan Pow

6 places to view snowdrops in Yorkshire

Enjoy early signs of spring with dazzling displays of a classic flower

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Ripons renowned choristers with the Very Reverend John Dobson and Sir Andrew Lawson-Tancred

Ripon Cathedral Music Trust aims to preserve 1,300 years of heritage

How Yorkshire’s smallest city has big plans to build on its musical heritage

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Style

Lavinia by Jenny Packham is a romantic, tulle gown with lace trim available in Ivory and Snowdrop, £3,600 from Ava Rose Hamilton

Wedding fashion styles - Spring 2015

Spring bridal fashion is sweetly sugar coated, says Jane Ramsay

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Look smart in this camel hair city coat, £999, wool colour block coat, £499, skirt, £199, cashmere cowl neck sweater, £175, and Maddison double zip bag, £295, Jaeger

Winter Fashion - Officewear

Enjoy getting back to the day job in fabulous workwear

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Walks

The view towards Gouthwaite

10 great walks in the Yorkshire Dales and Nidderdale

A selection of walks from the Yorkshire Life archive covering the Yorkshire Dales and Nidderdale.

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Cow and Calf

10 great walks in West Yorkshire and the Pennines

A selection of walks from the Yorkshire Life archive covering West Yorkshire and Pennines

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Siss Cross, North York Moors

North York Moors walk - Commondale

Good paths and tracks link centuries-old crosses on this fine moorland walk

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River Aire at Bingley

West Yorkshire walk - Bingley and the Aire Valley

Follow good paths and tracks for an enjoyable walk in the Aire Valley

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Gifts for walkers

Gifts for walkers and people on the go

Inspire ramblers and hikers to get up and go with our favourite Christmas presents for people who love the outdoors.

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Competitions

Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

Win a weekend in the country and a night at the theatre in York

Enjoy and relax at Sondheim’s multi-award winning musical A Little Night Music, followed by a luxurious stay at Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

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Swan Lake Spectacular at Martin Mere Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre

Win an annual family membership to WWT Martin Mere

Winter is a fantastic time to visit the nature reserve and animal collection. Many thousands of wild ducks, geese and Whooper swans are drawn to the internationally-rated wetlands, offering spectacular displays of feather and flight with an award winning experience called Swan Spectacular. Everyday the swans are fed at 3pm from Swan Link Hide and 3.30pm from Raines Observatory including a wardens talk.

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Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel

Win a VIP Health club membership for life at the Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel

Situated within gorgeous grounds between York and Harrogate - just the place to recover from the excesses of the festive season.

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Gardens

Children from Moorside Infants School in Ripon get a taste of workhouse life

Behind the scenes at Ripon’s Workhouse Museum & Gardens

A once derelict workhouse garden is blooming again thanks to volunteers in Ripon

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The splendour of Brodsworth Hall gardens Photograph by Joan Russell

Gardening tips - recycle as much green waste as possible

Prune with confidence and recycle as much green waste as possible urges Suzie Hanson, head gardener at Brodsworth Hall

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The perfect gift for garden lovers

Christmas gifts for gardeners

Looking for festive gifts for garden enthusiasts? We’ve rounded up our favourite presents for gardeners to help you get started with your Christmas shopping.

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Showcase

Swan Lake Spectacular at Martin Mere Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre

Win an annual family membership to WWT Martin Mere

Winter is a fantastic time to visit the nature reserve and animal collection. Many thousands of wild ducks, geese and Whooper swans are drawn to the internationally-rated wetlands, offering spectacular displays of feather and flight with an award winning experience called Swan Spectacular. Everyday the swans are fed at 3pm from Swan Link Hide and 3.30pm from Raines Observatory including a wardens talk.

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Before and After 1

Darley Classic Mouldings – Renovating The Old Bell Hotel

For many that decide to renovate old buildings, decorative plasterwork may appear in such a bad state of repair that total removal seems to be the only alternative.

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Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon - Mr Chris Blundell

Easy-to-absorb bunion guide - Sheffield Foot & Ankle Centre

Mr Mark Davies and Mr Chris Blundell run the Sheffield Foot & Ankle Centre at Claremont Private Hospital. They see all types of traumatic and non-traumatic adult foot and ankle problems.

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Redrow Homes

Redrow offers you the chance to be king of your own castle

If an Englishman’s home is truly his castle then Redrow’s Arts & Crafts inspired Balmoral in picturesque Horsforth, near Leeds, is the perfect place to pull up your drawbridge.

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The AGA City60 in rose

The new AGA City60

Promotional Feature

Celebrate the arrival of the new 60cm-wide AGA City60 at one of the many events planned across the UK.

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Events

Who knew the Vikings were so fashion-forward?

Get ready for the Best Beard Competition at the Jorvik Viking Festival

The Vikings return to York and they’re offering style tips

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Rigoletto, The Spa , Scarborough

What’s on in Yorkshire

A guide to entertainment we think you will enjoy compiled by Tony Greenway

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Cinderella, Harrogate Theatre

Christmas shows and pantos in Yorkshire

Our guide to some of the best pantos and Christmas shows on this festive season

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Shrove skipping, Scarborough

Things to do on the Yorkshire coast

It’s festival time at the coast and more than a few are in training for Scarborough’s Pancake Day races, says Janet Deacon

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Photography

Show Me The Way To Go Home, Blakey Ridge - Janet Danks

Yorkshire Life Reader Photos - December 2014

A selection of some of your best shots on the theme of wildlife

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The Humber Bridge south tower from the Hessle foreshore - Gordon Ratcliffe

Yorkshire Life Reader Photos - November 2014

A selection of some of your best shots on the theme of bridges

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Knaresborough

Artist profile - Juliette Howick

Juliette Howick describes how her passion for photography has developed into ambition to make it her career

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Yorkshire Education Guide

Yorkshire Education Guide

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Homes and Gardens

Wooldale Road, Wooldale, Holmfirth

Seven of the best million pound properties for sale in Yorkshire

If you’ve got seven figures to spend, one of these beauties could be the property for you

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Esplanade Court, St Marys Walk, Harrogate

Seven of the best penthouse properties for sale in Yorkshire

Enjoy life at the top with our selection of perfect penthouses

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Folly Hall, Harrogate

Dream Properties - Folly Hall, Thornthwaite

Head to Harrogate for a fabulous farmhouse with more than 20 acres

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Local People

Ripons renowned choristers with the Very Reverend John Dobson and Sir Andrew Lawson-Tancred

Ripon Cathedral Music Trust aims to preserve 1,300 years of heritage

How Yorkshire’s smallest city has big plans to build on its musical heritage

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The Humber Bridge

Iconic Yorkshire stamps commemorated in a new online picture gallery

Yorkshire men and women together with the region’s iconic buildings are commemorated in a unique online picture gallery

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Janine & Phillip Murphy

Janine Murphy - My Yorkshire weekend

Fish and chip entrepreneur Janine Murphy on why she has a whale of a time when she gets the chance

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Celebrity Interviews

Joe Root celebrates reaching his century during Day Four of the 1st Investec Test between England and India at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground in Nottingham, UK. Photo: Ben Radford/Visionhaus

Is Joe Root an England captain in the making?

Martin Pilkington gets the lowdown on the Yorkshire cricket star

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Peter Snow -  Photo by Geoffrey Swaine

King of the political swingometer Peter Snow talks history in Harrogate

Journalist headlines Harrogate History Festival at The Old Swan Hotel from October 23rd-26th

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Homecoming queen - Linda Barker back home in Bradford

Linda Barker, the nation’s favourite interior designer on her school days in Bradford

There’s something very likable about Linda Barker. She’s got an open, honest way about her and a ready, borderline-raucous laugh that makes you feel immediately at home in her company.

Presumably she was the life and soul of the party at school; always enthused, always positive and always at the front of the class with her hand up. Well, not always.

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Arts

Staithes - view from the beach, acrylics artwork

Artist profile - Heather Dixon, Howden

Yorkshire Life contributor Heather Dixon comes from an artistic family but never imagined her own paintings would ever see the light of day. Here she explains how that’s all changed

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The Humber Bridge

Iconic Yorkshire stamps commemorated in a new online picture gallery

Yorkshire men and women together with the region’s iconic buildings are commemorated in a unique online picture gallery

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Life TV

Woolly Bike Trail

The Tour de France in Yorkshire - a mini guide to the Yorkshire Festival 2014

Yorkshire Festival 2014 is the first ever arts festival to precede the Tour de France, the world’s biggest annual sporting event

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Yorkshire Puddings - photo by Chris Blackburn

How to make the perfect Yorkshire Pudding *VIDEO*

Celebrate National Yorkshire Pudding Day by trying the original, award winning recipe by Christopher Blackburn, UK Yorkshire Pudding Champion

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Discover

Coniston Hotel

The Coniston Hotel

Celebrate in style at the Coniston Hotel

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The Foresters Arms, West Yorkshire

The Foresters Arms

Jeff and Jess would like to welcome you to The Foresters

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A Life with a View Fragrances

20% OFF A Life with a View fragrances and candles

Save 20% off all purchases of candles and fragrances by A Life with a View on the Great British Life Shop

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The Palm Court Hotel

The Palm Court Hotel

Having been awarded 1 AA Rosette for culinary excellence our aim is always to give our guests a nutritional, seasonal and healthy variety of menu choices that are prepared with quality local produce.

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The Black Swan Exterior

The Black Swan Hotel

Yorkshire is renowned for producing some of the finest foods in the UK, and nowhere is this more obvious than at The Black Swan Hotel...

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