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Thursday, July 30, 2015

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

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Staff at Swinton Bivouac are laying down the final preparations for their Yorkshire Day celebrations on Saturday 1stAugust. Entry is free with a pre-booked ticket. For more information please visit www.swintonbivouac.co.uk or call 01765 535 020.

A list of bbq’s, festivals, fun activites and more in honour of Yorkshire Day.

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Al Murray pulls a few pints (but not any punches) as the Pub Landlord

York hosts its first ever fringe festival this month. So, what should the city expect?

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Clare Hunt-Brown wears a storm grey tweed Harewood dress in frabic from Abraham Moon and Sons, Guiseley

New fashion collections are unveiled at the Great Yorkshire Show this month when at least 130,000 visitors are expected to make their way to the showground in Harrogate. It’s here the region’s leading fashion designers, as well as stars of the future, showcase their latest work.

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Food & Drink

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Series 6 of the Great British Bake Off starts this week and Yorkshire can already boast of two past winners, we look back at some of our favourite bakers.

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The Queen's Head

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What is it really like being a contestant on Britain’s biggest baking show? Chetna shares behind-the-scenes tips, exciting book news and her view on THAT baked Alaska incident

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Lucy Adlington from History Wardrobe visits the 1930s

Guests enjoy one of the most luxurious afternoon tea experiences during an exclusive reader event at Bettys in Harrogate

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Michelle Mone

Michelle Mone is a seriously impressive woman. And not just because she looks positively Amazonian in her towering Louboutin heels and can accurately assess someone’s bra size from ten paces.

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Places

Thursday, July 30, 2015

20 year old Oliver Preston from Leeds is the creator of the Trails of a Yorkshire Man Blog, he tells us why he loves to be from Yorkshire

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5 things you should know about Bawtry

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Head to The Courtyard

Something for everyone

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Colourful boarding

Explore this city rich in culture and heritage

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Crescent Gardens

A spa town famous for its style and warm welcome

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Take a trip on the Wensleydale Railway from Leyburn

So much to explore

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Style

Friday, July 10, 2015

New fashion collections are unveiled at the Great Yorkshire Show this month when at least 130,000 visitors are expected to make their way to the showground in Harrogate. It’s here the region’s leading fashion designers, as well as stars of the future, showcase their latest work.

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Henson-Brickley wedding. The bridegroom is wearing a Teddy Boy jacket which played with the idea of a traditional tailored jacket Photo Yorkshire Post Newspapers Ltd

Ringo Starr and the Duke of Windsor are not the most obvious bedfellows, but when it comes to fashion they both have an eye for great British tailoring.

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The Baroque Art Team

One of Harrogate’s leading hair and lifestyle salons has launched its own art team to develop original styling. The aim is to work closely with organisations and business to help them create their individual look.

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Walks

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On a sunny Sunday in the Dales, Malham and Grassington can be bursting at the seams but Terry Fletcher suggests somewhere in between you might have all to yourself

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
signs Stockdale

Terry Fletcher heads for a walk through the wide open spaces on the eastern fringes of the Yorkshire Wolds bordering the North Sea

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Friday, June 12, 2015
The Wheelstones on Derwent Edge

Terry Fletcher takes a moorland walk with a peep into Dambusters country

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Sunday, June 7, 2015
On the Pennine Way near Malham

Terry Fletcher explores some of the many long distance walking routes that criss-cross the county

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Sunday, May 10, 2015
River Swale and Richmond Castle.

Explore beautiful Richmond before heading for a gentle valley walk

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Competitions

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Great British Life is offering a beautiful Rowallan Bronco Weekend Bag worth £180 to a lucky reader

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The Ukranian Cossack Stunt Team Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Your chance to win a three-day members’ pass for Chatsworth Country Fair 2015 including lunch in the members’ area and a family Gold Friends membership for Chatsworth

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One of the prizes; a a luxury dog hamper

Are you a dog owner? Enter the #Wunderdogs competition to win a Luxury Dog Hamper and more

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Restaurant Reviews

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This historic, character filled pub and restaurant serves a tasty meu full of local produce

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Burgers have become more upmarket in recent years

If you’re all ready to eat some barbeque food this summer, but don’t want the hassle of organising your own, there are plenty of American style eateries in the region you could try

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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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Photography

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Yorkshire Dales is the ideal place to capture a beautiful photograph. Here are a selection of images by our readers

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Robin Hoods Bay - Paula O'Hara

There are few places in the world that can boast of a landscape as diverse and beautiful as the Yorkshire coast. Here are few of our favourites taken by our readers

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Redcar - Debbie Hanson

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

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Homes & Gardens

Monday, July 27, 2015

Gallop along with us to find the very best homes with room for a pony (or six)

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Wooldale Hall - Simon Blyth

Wooldale Hall sits in the heart of the Holme Valley – a beautiful setting to match a beautiful home.

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Crag House Farm, 
Low Snowdon

Take a look at our choice of special rural retreats.

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

If you’re looking for your own corner of Eden, try these gardens of delight for size

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Local People

Thursday, July 30, 2015

20 year old Oliver Preston from Leeds is the creator of the Trails of a Yorkshire Man Blog, he tells us why he loves to be from Yorkshire

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Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII

Terry Fletcher visits the costume department at English Heritage

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James Reed with his uke

A carpet salesman is making a song and dance about his home town, as Paul Mackenzie reports.

Photographs by Kirsty Thompson

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Celebrity Interviews

Friday, July 3, 2015

Internationally acclaimed cellist Julian Lloyd Webber tells Sheena Hastings how a serious health problem has led to new opportunities

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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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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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Events

Thursday, July 30, 2015

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

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Staff at Swinton Bivouac are laying down the final preparations for their Yorkshire Day celebrations on Saturday 1stAugust. Entry is free with a pre-booked ticket. For more information please visit www.swintonbivouac.co.uk or call 01765 535 020.

A list of bbq’s, festivals, fun activites and more in honour of Yorkshire Day.

Read Full Story »
Al Murray pulls a few pints (but not any punches) as the Pub Landlord

York hosts its first ever fringe festival this month. So, what should the city expect?

Read Full Story »
Clare Hunt-Brown wears a storm grey tweed Harewood dress in frabic from Abraham Moon and Sons, Guiseley

New fashion collections are unveiled at the Great Yorkshire Show this month when at least 130,000 visitors are expected to make their way to the showground in Harrogate. It’s here the region’s leading fashion designers, as well as stars of the future, showcase their latest work.

Read Full Story »

Arts

Friday, July 24, 2015

Michelle Mone is a seriously impressive woman. And not just because she looks positively Amazonian in her towering Louboutin heels and can accurately assess someone’s bra size from ten paces.

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The glorious Victorian roof void – opened up as part of York Art Gallery’s £8m makeover (photograph: Peter Heaton)

York Art Gallery relaunches this month after facelift. Jo Haywood takes a quick peek before the doors open

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James Reed with his uke

A carpet salesman is making a song and dance about his home town, as Paul Mackenzie reports.

Photographs by Kirsty Thompson

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Yesterday, 08:00

What is it really like being a contestant on Britain’s biggest baking show? Chetna shares behind-the-scenes tips, exciting book news and her view on THAT baked Alaska incident

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

With the sixth series of the Great British Bake Off set to hit screens soon, we find out how life has changed for past contestants

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

A carpet salesman is making a song and dance about his home town, as Paul Mackenzie reports.

Photographs by Kirsty Thompson

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