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Food and Drink

Judge Jim Buttress casts his eye over some apples with TV gardener Joe Swift

Harrogate Flower Show judge Jim Buttress prepares for the Big Allotment Challenge

Annie Stirk meets a horticulturalist who really knows his onions (and any other veg you’d care to mention)

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Joanne Harris MBE at home in Allmondbury  - Kyte Photography

Best-selling author Joanne Harris discusses the sensual charms of chocolate

Chocolat author Joanne Harris and food writer Fran Warde join forces to create The Little Book of Chocolate

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Merewood Country House Hotel

Short Break - Merewood Country House Hotel and Restaurant, Windermere

Set in 20 acres of land overlooking Lake Windermere, the Merewood Country House Hotel is grand and yet very inviting

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A tier of Copper Horse classic desserts

Yorkshire Life Luncheon - The Copper Horse, Seamer, Scarborough

Guests enjoy a perfect performance on a plate, says Annie Stirk

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Places

Fargate and Queen Victorias statue in 1907 shortly after its unveiling

Old photographs shed an interesting new light on Sheffield’s history

Sheffield has come a long way since George Orwell referred to it as ‘the ugliest town in the Old World’.

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William Bradley  the Yorkshire Giant  was a very prominent Weighton resident

Market Weighton - the heart of East Yorkshire

Is ‘the heart of East Yorkshire’ still getting pulses racing? Jo Haywood finds out

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The rolling countryside towards Dore and Totley

Dore and Totley - communities campaigning for change

Community pride has set two neighbouring villages on the campaign trail as Andrew Vine reports

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All Hallows Church in Kirkburton  is considered to be one of the most complete examples of a 13th century church in West Yorkshire

Five reasons to visit Kirkburton

Kirkburton has a long history and is noted in the Domesday Book

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JMW Turners Knaresborough Castle

Art and Yorkshire: From Turner to Hockney at the Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

A new blockbuster Harrogate exhibition traces Yorkshire’s influence on artists

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Holiday E-Edition

Great British Life Holidays

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Style

Scapoli from Get Ahead Hats is sure to get you noticed, from £50 to hire and £99.99 to buy

Racing Fashion - Hats

Don’t set off for the races without a hat. You’ll need some sassy headgear

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The Tom Ford spring 2014 colour collection includes eight new sheer lip colours, £36 and four new nail lacquer shades , £26

Beauty products - Spring 2014

Create the first flush of youth with Spring’s divine new colours

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Model turned model manager Bernadette Gledhill

Former fashion model Bernadette Gledhill helping to boost teenagers’ body confidence

Bernadette Gledhill talks to Jo Haywood about the importance of walking tall

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Walks

Stoodley Pike

South Pennines Walk - Todmorden

Stride out along moorland tracks and old packhorse routes that cross the wide open spaces of the South Pennines

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Glaisedale village

North Yorkshire Walk - Glaisedale, North York Moors

A story of adventure adds romance to a wonderful walk in North Yorkshire

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Burbage walkers

Peak District Walk - Longshaw Estate and Burbage

This fine walk, chosen especially for those in the south of the region, takes you along moorland tracks and through woodland

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Middlesmoor Chruch

North Yorkshire Walk - Nidderdale Way and Ramsgill

This wonderful walk makes good use of the Nidderdale Way to explore three charming villages.

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Competitions

The private cinema at Rudding Park

Win a unique Food and Flicks Cinema Experience at Rudding Park, Harrogate

Rudding Park, Harrogate is not just an award-winning hotel with a wonderful restaurant, luxurious spa and challenging golf course on the edge of a beautiful town in North Yorkshire. It also has its own private cinema.

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Cafe W, Waterstones

Win one of four £50 gift cards Waterstones Gift Cards

Artisan bread and award-winning jams from some of Yorkshire’s finest producers are just a few of the delicious goodies on the locally-sourced menu at Café W, Waterstones’ brand new coffee shop which opens April 26th when the much-loved bookshop relocates from High Ousegate in York to stunning new city centre premises on Coney Street.

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Gerry Weber

WIN! Five pairs of Gerry Weber Footwear to give away! Worth up to £100 each.

We have five pairs of Gerry Weber shoes to give away! The lucky winners will be provided with a voucher code to spend at www.josefseibelandfriends.co.uk for a pair of Gerry Weber shoes or sandals worth up to £100.

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Gardens

Judge Jim Buttress casts his eye over some apples with TV gardener Joe Swift

Harrogate Flower Show judge Jim Buttress prepares for the Big Allotment Challenge

Annie Stirk meets a horticulturalist who really knows his onions (and any other veg you’d care to mention)

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Watering your plants in spring is a fine balancing act

Gardening Tips - nurture new growth in Spring

Fingers crossed for warmer weather, says Suzie Hanson, head gardener at Brodsworth Hall

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New Curator Paul Cook with some of the spring bulbs being planted against the backdrop of Dogwood Midwinter Fire.

RHS Harlow Carr plan a special welcome for the Tour de France Grande Depart

The new curator at RHS Harlow Carr Paul Cook plans a special welcome for the Tour de France Grande Depart

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Showcase

Yorkshire Holiday Cottages.

Tour de France puts the ‘tour’ in Yorkshire Tourism

It’s not just the big race giving the industry a positive outlook.

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Darley Classic Period Mouldings Before and After.

Restoring Classical Period Features in Your Home

Removing the elegant classical features of your home is not the only option – instead there are skilled craftsmen at hand to help you restore your home to its former glory.

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Dr Niki Baxter

Women’s health: Abnormal bleeding – a cause for concern?

Promotional Feature: Dr Niki Baxter runs a friendly Women’s Health Clinic at Claremont Private Hospital in Sheffield, where she regularly sees ladies with all types of common health concerns including abnormal or unexpected vaginal bleeding. Here she shares a straightforward guide about abnormal bleeding.

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The Outlook Hotel

The Outlook Hotel, Scarborough

Located in a quiet, picturesque area of Britain’s First Seaside resort you will find the Outlook Hotel.

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Events

Easter at Castle Howard

Things to do in Yorkshire during Easter

Easter’s the perfect time to come out of your shell on a family day out

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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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Philip-Lorca diCorcia Photographs: 1975-2012

What’s On in Yorkshire - April 2014

A guide to some of the best entertainment around the region compiled by Tony Greenway

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Whitby promenade

The Yorkshire coast gears up for an event packed summer

Hopes are high for a bumper tourist season along the Yorkshire coast, as the resorts gear up for a summer packed with events. Andrew Vine reports

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Paul Weller

Paul Weller announces Forestry Commission gigs.

Paul Weller has confirmed five forest gigs, appearing as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live concert programme in spectacular woodland locations across the country.

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Homes and Gardens

Nidd Park House, Nidd, Harrogate

The top seven million pound properties for sale in Yorkshire

What does a million or so pounds buy you in today’s market?

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The Thorncliffe, Huddersfield

The top seven country cottages for sale in Yorkshire

We take a look at the range of country cottages on the market around the county

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Bank House, Shadwell, Leeds

The top seven properties with wonderful views for sale in Yorkshire

We discover properties around the county with a great outlook

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Local People

Pic Joan Russell
The Kirkburton Rapier Dancers pictured at the Foxglove Pub.  L-r Mark Shaw,Tom Stringfellow (the Captain).,Ken Clarkson,Peter  Philpott  Bob Schofield and Allan Winpenny.

Kirkburton Rapiers celebrate 40 years of Yorkshire long sword dancing

A long-time tradition will never die as long as a group of men continue to dance to the tune of times gone by as David Marsh discovers

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Grim conditions greet the boys as they prepare for battle

Where the Poppies Now Grow - a child’s-eye view of the First World War

Yorkshire author Hilary Robinson has dedicated her new children’s book exploring a friendship ravaged by the brutality of war to the memory of her great uncle who fell at the Somme.

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Estate agent Chris Clubley

Chris Clubley - My Yorkshire weekend

East Yorkshire estate agent Chris Clubley on making the most of every moment

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Celebrity Interviews

Barbara Taylor Bradford

Afternoon tea with Barbara Taylor Bradford at Rudding Park, Harrogate

Bestselling novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford catches up with family and friends as well as fans at an exclusive Yorkshire Life afternoon tea

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TV celebrity chef James Martin giving public cookery demonstration at Chatsworth Country Fair

Top TV chef James Martin on his curry crusade and the respect he has for tinned food

Saturday Kitchen host James Martin talks to our food expert Annie Stirk

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Life TV

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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Video by Fridge Productions

Yorkshire Dales cycling video is an instant hit

A fantastic video highlighting the amazing road cycle routes in the Yorkshire Dales National Park has just topped 3,000 YouTube views

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Discover

Monk Fryston Hall.

Monk Fryston Hall

This former manor house dating back to the 12th century is set in 30 acres of delightful gardens and mature woodland, with its own lake and famous replica Lucerne Bridge.

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Fashion and Beauty

Fashion - Nicholls Fashion and Beauty

Nicholls Fashion and Beauty has been trading on Skircoat Green for over 60 years. Originally started by Mrs Nicholls all those years ago and then taken on by Mollie and Jennifer, it is now in the hands of Mollies’ daughter Amanda. A real Family Affair!!

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Wentworth Woodhouse

Wentworth Woodhouse - the largest privately-owned house in Europe

Wentworth Woodhouse, in Wentworth, South Yorkshire, the largest privately-owned house in Europe, is finally awaking from its slumber. Two houses of totally different architectural styles built by The First Marquess of Rockingham between 1725 & 1750; the west front of the house in the baroque style & the east front in the later Palladian style.

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A different approach to development

Yorkshire Property- Zammitt Homes

Fulwith Mill Lane is one of Yorkshire’s most prestigious addresses and our development of five exclusive homes is breaking the mould in new build luxury housing.

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New Homes In Yorkshire

Yorkshire Properties - Shepherd Homes

Based in York, Shepherd Homes is part of the Shepherd Group - one of the leading family-owned, private businesses in the UK.

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