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Events

Thu, 17:05
Attack

It takes more than a flood to dampen enthusiasm for Canute’s anniversary celebrations

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New:What’s on in Yorkshire

Sunday, January 31, 2016
Elixir of Love

A round up of events in and around Yorkshire during February

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Things to do in Yorkshire

New:Things to do on the Yorkshire coast

Sunday, January 31, 2016
Coastival

There is plenty of entertainment at the coast even at this time of year, says Janet Deacon

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Coastal Yorkshire Things to do in Yorkshire
Sharon Canavar

Seek comfort in the arts with the help of Harrogate International Festivals which urges you to explore, discover and experiment

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Food & Drink

Sponsored:Tickton Grange, Beverley

Mon, 11:55
Tickton Grange

Family owned for over thirty years, a few miles from Beverley with its spiring Minster and a stone’s throw away from the East Yorkshire coast and the Yorkshire Wolds.

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Steamed dumplings

Celebrate Chinese New Year or impress dinner party guests with this tasty Dim Sum recipe

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Where do you go for a romantic meal?

Tony Greenway searches for some special places for that special occassion

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6 of the best

Sponsored:Middletons Hotel

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Middletons Hotel

As part of six historic grade II listed buildings, Middletons is a peaceful retreat in the heart of York’s city centre

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Places

Thu, 17:04
Image courtesy of Welcome to Yorkshire

If you want the right answer, you've got to find the right venue, says Jo Haywood

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Leeds city centre

The most interesting people, places and organisations you should be following on social media in and around Leeds.

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Leeds
A chinook brings in supplies so repair work can get underway at York’s Foss Barrier

Receding water levels and a rising tide of community spirit – how Yorkshire is fighting back. Photographs by Nigel Holland

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Exploring the history of Wansford

Friday, January 22, 2016
History of Wansford

A decade ago, a feature in Yorkshire Life was the impetus for a woman from Wansford to trace the history of her village

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Why you should visit Whitby in winter

Monday, January 18, 2016
Whitby in winter light.

Is Whitby winning over visitors as a year-round attraction? Jo Haywood finds out

Photographs by Tony Bartholomew

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Whitby Coastal Yorkshire

Style

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
9 of the best indulgent treats and personalised presents for Valentine’s Day | Great British Life

We pick 9 of the best indulgent treats and personalised presents for Valentine’s Day

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Richmond-based clinical nutritionist Angela Beecroft

There are 100 trillion reasons why good health starts with gut health. This is the number of cells (give or take the odd million) that make up our microbiome, the three to four pounds of bacteria that live in each and every one of us.

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10 things to consider when buying a watch

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Choosing between premium watches, like this impressive Rolex, is a nice predicament to be in – savour it

How to find a watch that ticks (and tocks) all the right boxes

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Walks

Sunday, January 10, 2016
Stainforth Force

A favourite Yorkshire Dales walk for a bright winter’s day. Words and photographs by Terry Fletcher

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Yorkshire Dales Walks
Monday, December 14, 2015
Walkers on one of the seven bridges

This is an ideal walk for a short winter’s day. Words and photographs by Terry Fletcher

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Friday, November 20, 2015
Barbondale

Campaigners welcome the long-awaited decision to extend the Dales and Lakes national parks but there is work still to be done. Words and photographs by Terry Fletcher

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Yorkshire Dales
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
The view from the ridge

Stride out across fields and along woodland paths to enjoy wonderful moorland views. Words and photograph by Terry Fletcher

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Howgill Fells from the Ocky

Revel in the superb views of this lovely walk along field and riverside paths. Words and photographs by Terry Fletcher

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Yorkshire Dales Walks

Competitions

Mon, 09:32
Valentines day competition | Great British Life

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Great British Life is offering 10 lucky competition entrants the chance to win fantastic gifts in time for the most romantic day of the year

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Darwin Forest Country Park

Yorkshire Life is offering the chance to win a luxury lodge holiday in the Peak District

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The Bessie Ellen

Jump on board one of the Nation’s heritage vessels and set sail for a seven-night adventure to the stunning Isles of Scilly, situated just 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall

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Restaurant Reviews

Mon, 11:55
Tickton Grange

Family owned for over thirty years, a few miles from Beverley with its spiring Minster and a stone’s throw away from the East Yorkshire coast and the Yorkshire Wolds.

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Where do you go for a romantic meal?

Tony Greenway searches for some special places for that special occassion

Read Full Story »
6 of the best

Sponsored:Middletons Hotel

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Middletons Hotel

As part of six historic grade II listed buildings, Middletons is a peaceful retreat in the heart of York’s city centre

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The Fat Badger, Harrogate

We all love a good pub meal in Yorkshire, and North Yorkshire has some of the best fine dining pubs in the country. Here are some that you might like to try, in no particular order

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Sponsored:Ye Old Sun Inn, Tadcaster

Thursday, November 26, 2015
Ye Old Sun Inn, Tadcaster

Here at Ye Old Sun Inn there is a great mix from the Olde Worlde Charm of the 18c building and the delight of the recent refurbishments throughout.

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Gardens

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
The brigh and beautiful Pooh dahlia

A one-time outcast among blooms is now welcomed back in many a garden border and flower vase, says Jo Banks

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Introducing the Ampleforth Rose

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
The Yellow Rose of Ampleforth Photo by Tony Bartholmew

We love roses in Yorkshire of course and a new one has been dedicated to helping a very good cause

Photographs by Joan Russell

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Yorkshire Life Food and Drink Awards.

On 21 September, over 150 highly esteemed guests, finalists and sponsors joined Yorkshire Life to celebrate the 22nd Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards at Rudding Park, Harrogate - here we announce the winners

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Photography

Saturday, November 21, 2015
Cold Dawn in Whitby by Terence Irwin

So will we getting some snow this year? Our readers certainly hope so. We’ve had some beautiful snow photos uploaded to our website over the years, here are a few of our favourites

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photography

The Yorkshire Life 2016 calendar

Monday, November 16, 2015
2016 Yorkshire Life Calendar

Don’t miss the Yorkshire Life calendar which comes free with the December issue of your favourite magazine.

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photography
Whitby Harbour

This month we feature our first set of images by a photographer caputuring the Yorkshire countryside using a drone

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Homes & Gardens

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Gateforth Hall

Croft Residential estate agents York specialises in marketing exclusive properties across North and West Yorkshire.

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5 cosy cottages

For those who like ‘cosy’ to mean spacious and high-spec

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Alston Lodge, Harrogate

Our selection of palatial properties fit for a queen

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St Leonard's Place at night

One of York’s newly restored landmark properties captures buyers’ imagination

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Local People

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Tom Wrigglesworth

In the first of his new series of regular columns, the Sheffield-born comedian recalls how he (almost) moved back home

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Leeds city centre

The most interesting people, places and organisations you should be following on social media in and around Leeds.

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Leeds

Andrew Middleton - a life in antiques

Monday, January 4, 2016
Andrew Middleton with part of his carpet and rug collection at his home in Cawood, near York

One of the world’s foremost carpet experts spins Jo Haywood a colourful yarn about his life as a collector. Photographs by Joan Russell

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Celebrity Interviews

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Jo Brand atempts to from Hull to Liverpool for Sport Relief

Don’t laugh but comic Jo Brand is planning a coast to coast trek for Sport Relief

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Tom Wrigglesworth

Radio 4 host on growing up in Sheffield and his love of the Peak District

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The Great British Bake Off contestants - Photographer: Mark Bourdillon

After star baker Marie was compared to Rod Stewart this week, we couldn’t help but spot that many of the other contestants shared some spooky similarities with celebrities too…

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Events

Thu, 17:05
Attack

It takes more than a flood to dampen enthusiasm for Canute’s anniversary celebrations

Read Full Story »

New:What’s on in Yorkshire

Sunday, January 31, 2016
Elixir of Love

A round up of events in and around Yorkshire during February

Read Full Story »
Things to do in Yorkshire

New:Things to do on the Yorkshire coast

Sunday, January 31, 2016
Coastival

There is plenty of entertainment at the coast even at this time of year, says Janet Deacon

Read Full Story »
Coastal Yorkshire Things to do in Yorkshire
Sharon Canavar

Seek comfort in the arts with the help of Harrogate International Festivals which urges you to explore, discover and experiment

Read Full Story »

Arts

Fri, 00:00
Crime writer Helen Cadbury with some of her favourite books at her home in York

Crime writer Helen Cadbury helps us launch a new series about Yorkshire-based authors and their favourite books. Interview by Jo Haywood. Photographs by Joan Russell

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Castle Carr, Luddenden Dean
Ill fortune seemed to befall anyone connected to Castle Carr. The castle was commissioned by Captain Joseph Priestly Edwards in 1859, though he and his eldest son died in a railway accident before it was completed. It took over 100 men eight years to build it. It was briefly inhabited by his youngest son before being sold on. The site of the castle was too isolated; it was damp and plagued by midges and disputes with locals over rights of way.  It was never fully inhabited. Initially it was used as a hunting lodge; eventually the estate was sold for the water rights and the castle became derelict, being used for munitions storage during the Second World War. It was demolished in 1962. The castle was huge. Hollywood gothic in style and scale, it stood alone and incongruous on the moors. The castle surrounded a large courtyard which had at its centre a fountain guarded by four vast stone hounds. Hounds guarded the stairs and the fireplaces inside, and it was decorated with hunting t

Ruined houses are a passion for a Yorkshire artist who can’t help but attempt to reveal their secrets

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Hebden Bridge
Executive director Robin Hawkes and artistic director James Brining in the auditorium of the Quarry Theatre at West Yorkshire Playhouse  Photo Anthony Robling

Green light for major improvements at award-winning theatre

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Friday, January 29, 2016
Calderdale Rising

Jenny Dutson, owner of The Workshop in Hebden Bridge, makes a plea for help on behalf of the people of flood-hit Calder Valley

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Saturday, January 2, 2016
An arial shot of Westermost Rough wind farm built by DONG Energy 10 km off Withernsea Photo Paul Langrock

Construction is expected to begin on Hornsea Project One in the New Year

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Coastal Yorkshire
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
The Red Cross in Yorkshire

Red Cross volunteer drivers Sean Ridley and Nick Stenhouse got a taste of the film industry recently when they starred in a documentary about the work of the Red Cross in rural Yorkshire.

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Sponsored Articles


Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Gateforth Hall

Croft Residential estate agents York specialises in marketing exclusive properties across North and West Yorkshire.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Middletons Hotel

As part of six historic grade II listed buildings, Middletons is a peaceful retreat in the heart of York’s city centre

Read more
Thursday, December 24, 2015
PenLife

Dreaming of visiting exotic locations on a round-the-world trip or a new car but don’t have the budget to match? Financial expert Julie Wilson from Pen-Life Associates says actully these can be achievable with just a few changes to your lifestyle

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Thursday, November 26, 2015
Ye Old Sun Inn, Tadcaster

Here at Ye Old Sun Inn there is a great mix from the Olde Worlde Charm of the 18c building and the delight of the recent refurbishments throughout.

Read more
Sunday, October 18, 2015
The New Pack Horse

Hello and a very warm welcome to The New Pack Horse at Moorside, Cleckheaton. We’re a freehold local village pub and restaurant offering a warm welcome and a cosy, relaxed atmosphere.

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