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Lamb Chilli con Carne

Lamb Chilli con Carne Recipe

Wholegrain Basmati is a world apart from Pure Basmati in terms of flavour and texture.

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A typical curry house dish

The best curry houses in Yorkshire

Although curries are commonly known as ‘Indian food’ a sizable portion of the restaurants are run by Bangladeshi or Pakistani families and many of dishes you see on the menu are western adaptations of recipes originating from the north of the subcontinent. Yorkshire loves curry and here are some of our favourites

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Dried tomatoes and garlic in oil

The art of making chutney at Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate

A crash course in the fine old art of chutney making by a man who knows his onions (and tomatoes and elderberries…)

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Giant Wild Rice Medley

Giant Wild Rice Medley Recipe

The nuttiness and texture from the Giant Wild Rice needs something with similar properties from the spice world - and that something has to be mustard seeds.

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Yves Quemerais French Chef at Home

Could a personal chef be the answer to all your dining dilemmas?

Private dining is a burgeoning business in Yorkshire with a growing number of chefs taking restaurant standard cookery into people’s homes.

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Trinity Walk

Six reasons to visit Wakefield

There are many reasons to visit this surprising city. Here are just a few

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The West End of York Minster

The Hepworth’s Gott Collect celebrates the artistic inspiration of Yorkshire

Discover how Yorkshire has long been a place of artistic inspiration with the Gott Collect at The Hepworth, Wakefield

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Wild Lupin, a tiered lace over silk design, £1,960, made-to-measure

Kate Beaumont Vintage Wedding Fashion Shoot

Be inspired for your special day with dreamy vintage dresses from Sheffield designer Kate Beaumont

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Get that perfect smile

Beauty - top tips to get that perfect smile

Want to look younger? A cosmetic dentist may be the answer

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The relaxed tailoring  of this Jaeger coat works equally well with workwear and off-duty denim

Winter Fashion - Outerwear

With outerwear like this you’ll be happy that winter is on its way

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Countryside Walk - Barbon

A decision to increase the size of the Yorkshire Dales National Park is expected soon. Terry Fletcher takes a walk through the proposed new area

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Hard to get lost

Yorkshire Wolds Walk - Market Weighton

Some will tell you the Wolds can never match the striking landscapes in Yorkshire’s three national parks but that is to miss the point, as this delightful circuit proves. What they lack in drama these rolling chalk hills more than make up in charm and exquisite villages. Plus on this walk there are characters galore, including a giant, a king and a rather disgruntled duke.

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A cairn marks the end of the ridge at Penhill, Wensleydale

Yorkshire Dales walk - West Witton

This walk of field paths and moorland tracks begins in the Dales village famed for the Burning of Bartle

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Forge Valley is popular with dog walkers, botanists and birdwatchers

Yorkshire Walk - West Ayton, Scarborough

Turn your back on the beach and explore Scarborough’s secret countryside instead

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Black Swan Hotel. Helmsley

Win a luxury two-night break at the Black Swan Hotel in Helmsley

Enjoy the welcoming hospitality of one of North Yorkshire’s most popular and award-winning hotels

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Cooks Professional Stand Mixer

Win a Cooks Professional Stand Mixer and field fare goodies

Make light of heavy work with this versatile addition to your kitchen which can be used for everything from mixing cake batter, kneading dough, mincing meat plus much more. Get a further helping hand from field fare, with its extensive range of frozen fruits, berries and vegetables - no preparation required and stored conveniently in your freezer.

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Black Swan afternoon tea

Win a delicious afternoon tea at The Black Swan Hotel in Helmsley

The award-winning Black Swan Tearoom at Helmsley is both charming and traditional, and offers a fabulous quintessentially English afternoon tea experience, which even connoisseurs wouldn’t be able to fault.

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Dont forget to net off your ponds and water cascades

Gardening tips - prepare your garden for cooler weather

Begin thinking about protecting your plants from frost, says Suzie Hanson, head gardener at Brodsworth Hall

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August gardening

Gardening tips - extend the flower season

August gardening is all about extending the summer flowering season and planning for next year says Suzie Hanson, head gardener at Brodsworth Hall

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Mowing the grass

Gardening tips - extend the summer in your garden by dead heading and watering your plants

Sit back and relax, but only after your summer garden chores says Suzie Hanson, head gardener at Brodsworth Hall

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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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RM English Office

Business Profile - RM English, Some things are changing but not our passion for property

After all the excitement of the Tour de France in Yorkshire RM English are having a “grand depart” of their own. The York based branch of the land and estate agents are on the move to brand new premises. After more than a decade in New Street they have now opened the doors to bigger and brighter offices in bustling Castlegate.

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Show jumping

A look ahead to Countryside Live 2014 - October 18th and 19th

Fun for family and animal friends at Countryside Live

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Crazy World of Arthur Brown at Musicport

What’s on in Yorkshire

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

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Whitby Goth Weekend

Things to do on the Yorkshire coast

A round-up of events on the Yorkshire coast during October

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Halton East - Mrs S Johnson

Yorkshire Life Reader Photos - October 2014

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

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Yorkshire Life Luncheon - The Spiced Pear, Hepworth

The best instagram accounts in Yorkshire

We celebrate the best smartphone photographers in the region

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Whitby Morning - Simon Penson

Yorkshire Life Reader Photos - September 2014

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

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Yorkshire Education Guide

Yorkshire Education Guide

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Homes and Gardens

Folly Hall, Harrogate

Dream Properties - Folly Hall, Thornthwaite

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

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High Firs, Ling Lane, Scarcroft, Leeds

Seven of the best properties with gorgeous gardens for sale in Yorkshire

Make your friends green with envy with these great properties for gardeners

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Carr House, Kirklees Hall, Clifton, Brighouse

Seven of the best period properties for sale in Yorkshire

Period properties that offer space and style in abundance

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Pear Tree Cottage, Leathley, near Harrogate

Six of the best homes with tennis courts for sale in Yorkshire

It’s always Pimms o’clock when you have your own tennis court

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Local People

Lindsey Thomas (My Yorkshire Weekend)

Lindsey Thomas - My Yorkshire Weekend

Lindsey Thomas, an associate at Knight Frank in Harrogate, gives us a guided tour of her perfect weekend

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Part of the First World War archive now on display at Ogdens James Street shop

Letters discovered in a Harrogate jewellers’ attic give a personal account of the Great War

Walter Ogden was an ordinary lad with his heart set on adventure. At 19, he should have been making his first forays into the family jewellery business, established by his father in 1893, having fun with his friends and romancing the girls of Harrogate.

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Pianist James Rhodes only later pursued his childhood dream   Photo by REX

Why James Rhodes is a real inspiration to schoolchildren

With hard work and a dream, anything can change says Sharon Canavar

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Celebrity Interviews

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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Amy Garcia

BBC Look North presenter Amy Garcia reflects on her Yorkshire homecoming

Wakefield born presenter on motherhood and her love of the countryside

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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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Unity Works

Unity Works - a new home for creative business and live entertainment shapes up in Wakefield

The first phase of an ambitious music venue, conference centre and hub for creative businesses has been completed in Wakefield and celebrated with a unique recycling project.

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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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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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Croft Residential

Croft Residential


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Humphrey & Tilly

Business profile - Humphrey & Tilly

Founded in 2009 and named after our Labradors, we are a traditional gentlemen’s & ladies outfitters of the finest country clothing and shooting & fishing apparel.

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