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Mon, 16:04

Like all polite, middle-class parents, I’m keen to gets the kids away from the TV and in front of some art occasionally, writes Tony Greenway. This means that, over the years, I have explored pretty much every arty venue that Yorkshire has to offer. At some point in the trip though, they get bored of looking at pictures, sculptures and exhibits and inevitably utter the dreaded phrase: ‘We need a drink. And a bun.’

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Tom doing a spot of shopping at Malton Relish deli

Jo Haywood visits a town that is a genuine foodie destination

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Scott pours green beans into the roaster

Our love of coffee should make us more curious about our favourite caffeine fix, reports Esther Leach

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Gareth Barlow

A young farmer from York is hoping for an agricultural revolution

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Cheers! Owner Dave Hughes and commercial director David Broadhead raise a glass at Acorn Brewerys Old No 7 pub

Italians can now enjoy a taste of Yorkshire thanks to a Barnsley brewery

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Places

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If Rhododendrons are your thing then you couldn’t do much better than visit RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate.

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The white rose of Yorkshire coffee design

Like all polite, middle-class parents, I’m keen to gets the kids away from the TV and in front of some art occasionally, writes Tony Greenway. This means that, over the years, I have explored pretty much every arty venue that Yorkshire has to offer. At some point in the trip though, they get bored of looking at pictures, sculptures and exhibits and inevitably utter the dreaded phrase: ‘We need a drink. And a bun.’

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Tom doing a spot of shopping at Malton Relish deli

Jo Haywood visits a town that is a genuine foodie destination

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The Ride2Stride festival comes to Settle

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Settle in the Yorkshire Dales Photo by Alamy

Outdoor enthusiasts bring an economic boost to an historic market town in the Yorkshire Dales, reports Terry Fletcher

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Peter Roberts in his stunning Himalayan garden

Thousands of visitors will be flocking to the slopes of this lofty North Yorkshire garden this month. Jo Haywood sneaks in ahead of the crowds

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Style

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A couple from Ilkley are helping people of all shapes and sizes look the part as they follow in the tracks of the Tour riders

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House of Elliot

Monday, April 20, 2015
House of Elliot

The destination for special occasion wear in Halifax

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Ragdoll of Pudsey

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Ragdoll of Pudsey, Leeds

Joyce Pratt opened Ragdoll of Pudsey in 1976 and her daughter Maxine joined them a year later after leaving school. Neither had any formal training but both showed an eye for fashion and a head for business from the start.

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Walks

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Explore beautiful Richmond before heading for a gentle valley walk

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North Yorkshire Walk - Kirkham Abbey

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Ruins of Kirkham Priory

Head for the secluded ruins of Kirkham Priory and enjoy a lovely riverside walk

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Rylstone Cross is a wonderful viewpoint

No apologies for featuring this favourite walk not far from the bustling market town of Skipton

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Castle Hill where Bronze Age warriors dug defensive ramparts Photograph by Terry Fletcher

Terry Fletcher discovers the beautiful countryside just a couple of miles from Huddersfield town centre

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The view towards Gouthwaite

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

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Competitions

Friday, May 1, 2015

Great British Life is offering a handcrafted garden sculpture worth £150 to a lucky reader

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Gertrude Bell at Cleveland Tontine

If you’re in need of some rest and relaxation this stunning 19th century coaching inn with its candlelit Bistro, eclectic décor and an atmosphere of old-world glamour is sure to hit the spot.

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Countess of York dining carriage

This is your chance to win a special treat at the Countess of York plus an overnight stay at the Park Inn, York

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Gardens

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Expect the unexpected when you go looking for orchids in the wild, says Liz Groves

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Goldsborough Hall gardens

Clare Oglesby, owner of Goldsborough Hall, looks forward to growing luscious fruits and vegetables as well as edible flowers

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

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

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Showcase

Monday, April 13, 2015

Bespoke Cars of Harrogate, have made a real name for themselves in recent times, faithfully uprating the performance, look and comfort of Land Rover Defenders literally the world over.

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Studford Luxury Lodges

Our six luxury self-catering tree houses are entirely unique, built on stilts and spaced well apart for ultimate privacy and peace. Each has its own spacious decking, hot tub and sauna.

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Nuffield Health Hospital, Derby

In the last two decades, increasing numbers of people of all ages have started to realise that the key to a long and healthy life is to get active and exercise.The benefits exercise has to offer are considerable. However, for some people, there is sometimes a price to pay : injury related to their sporting activity.

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Nuffield Health Hospital, Derby

Every year, 1.6 million adults in the United Kingdom develop back pain that lasts beyond three months. Over 5 million people develop chronic pain, but only two thirds of people will recover and it has been estimated that back pain alone costs the economy £12.3 billion per year.

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Barnardo’s fostering agency

Janet (52) and Steve (59) from Doncaster, the parents of three grown up girls, foster a 13-year-old boy called Simon.

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Events

Thursday, April 30, 2015

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

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New:Things to do on the Yorkshire coast

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Dale Power Solutions P1 Grand Prix of the Sea

Sci-fi stars and other hairy goings-on make up a hugely entertaining month at the seaside, says Janet Deacon

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The Ride2Stride festival comes to Settle

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Settle in the Yorkshire Dales Photo by Alamy

Outdoor enthusiasts bring an economic boost to an historic market town in the Yorkshire Dales, reports Terry Fletcher

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French property is attracting huge interest from British buyers

Find your dream home across the channel at the French Property Exhibition at Wetherby Racecourse this May

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Photography

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A selection of some of your best shots on the theme of favourites places

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Sneaking Up - Paul Taylor

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

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Tommy the terrier braving the wind on Pen-y-Ghent - Tim Cannon

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

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Homes & Gardens

Monday, April 13, 2015

Not convinced you’re barn to be wild? These stunning properties will convert you

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All Hallows, Church Lane, High Hoyland, Barnsley

Properties for when new just won’t do

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5 cottages in Yorkshire

Perfect little palaces for those who know small can be beautiful

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Wooldale Road, Wooldale, Holmfirth

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

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Local People

Friday, April 24, 2015

A young farmer from York is hoping for an agricultural revolution

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Sharon on the far left will face the camera more often than not this year

Sharon Canavar launches a survival programme in the face of one her most challenging years

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

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

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Celebrity Interviews

Monday, April 27, 2015

Readers welcome one of Yorkshire’s best-loved authors to an exclusive brunch

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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

Martin Pilkington gets the lowdown on the Yorkshire cricket star

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Peter Snow -  Photo by Geoffrey Swaine

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

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Arts

Mon, 16:04

Like all polite, middle-class parents, I’m keen to gets the kids away from the TV and in front of some art occasionally, writes Tony Greenway. This means that, over the years, I have explored pretty much every arty venue that Yorkshire has to offer. At some point in the trip though, they get bored of looking at pictures, sculptures and exhibits and inevitably utter the dreaded phrase: ‘We need a drink. And a bun.’

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Pic Joan Russell
Barbara Taylor Bradford celebrating the launch of her new novel at Rudding Park, Harrogate for Yorkshire ife readers.

Readers welcome one of Yorkshire’s best-loved authors to an exclusive brunch

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New Mikron Theatre Company members James McLean, Steve McCourt, Rachael Henley, Ellen Chivers Photo by Peter Boyd

A unique theatre company takes to the waterways to entertain audiences around the country

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Our love of coffee should make us more curious about our favourite caffeine fix, reports Esther Leach

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Readers welcome one of Yorkshire’s best-loved authors to an exclusive brunch

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Join us for an evening of fine dining on board the luxury Belmond Northern Belle hosted by celebrity chef Raymond Blanc

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Discover

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Butchers Arms provides a genuine warm welcome, tucked away in the picturesque village of Hepworth in the Holme Valley.

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Escape 2 The Sands

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The Sands

The Sands are luxurious, award-winning apartments that have been given the 5-Star Gold rating by Visit Britain and are the proud winners of the White Rose Award for best self catering apartments in the whole of Yorkshire.

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The Coniston Hotel

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Coniston Hotel

Celebrate in style at the Coniston Hotel

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The Foresters Arms

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
The Foresters Arms, West Yorkshire

Jeff and Jess would like to welcome you to The Foresters

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The Palm Court Hotel

Monday, September 29, 2014
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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