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Food and Drink

2014 Yorkshire Life Chef of the Year The winner, Tim Bilton from The Spiced Pear, receiving his award

Submit your nominations for the 2015 Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards

Your chance to nominate and support Yorkshire’s finest food and drink businesses

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Hendersons has been spicing up our lives since 1885

The history of Henderson’s Relish - a real Yorkshire icon

A real taste of Yorkshire celebrates its 130th birthday with a new cookbook

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Women in Business Luncheon

Yorkshire Life Forward Ladies Luncheon - The Black Swan, Helmsley

Top business women from across Yorkshire join us for lunch at The Black Swan in Helmsley

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Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms in York

The best afternoon teas in Yorkshire

We set Tony Greenway the enviable task of seeking out the finest tea experiences in Yorkshire and he hasn’t let us down

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Everyone needs the aid of a good cookbook from time to time

Six of the best cookery books from Yorkshire

Is there a cookery book that has changed your life? Personally, I’ll always be grateful to Rick Stein’s India which taught me how to — finally — cook a halfway decent, authentic curry, writes Tony Greenway.

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Places

Volunteers work at Bingley Five Rise Locks on the Leeds Liverpool Canal

Life along Yorkshire’s rivers and canals

Our rivers and canals are more important than ever as Yorkshire works towards a better quality of life Esther Leach reports

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Part of the first local authority produced gold-winning garden at Chelsea Flower Show in 2010

Roundhay Park, one of the jewels in the crown of the city of Leeds

David Marsh wanders through one of the most treasured open spaces in Leeds

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Halifax viewed from Beacon Hill overlooking the town centre.

Halifax banks on future investment in culture and tourism

Investment continues to give the capital of Calderdale a welcome boost, says Jo Haywood

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Style

Lavender spa

10 of the best spa days in Yorkshire

A guide to some of the leading spa treatments to help plan a special treat on Mother’s Day

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Time to Rock The Ages with the new Jo Malone collection launching on March 1 that has been inspired by five defining eras of history. Tudor Rose and Amber and Lily of the Valley and Ivy are our personal favourites, £42 each

Mother’s Day gifts - Perfume

The perfect gift for Mother’s Day on March 15th? It’s got to be fragrance

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Fashion City York

A look ahead to Fashion City York Weekend - April 10th-12th

It’s all about collaboration when it comes to preparing for Fashion City York Weekend

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Walks

Rylstone Cross is a wonderful viewpoint

Yorkshire Dales walk - Rylstone and Cracoe

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

West Yorkshire walk - Castle Hill, Farnley Tyas, nr Huddersfield

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

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The view towards Gouthwaite

10 great walks in the Yorkshire Dales and Nidderdale

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

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Cow and Calf

10 great walks in West Yorkshire and the Pennines

A selection of walks from the Yorkshire Life archive covering West Yorkshire and Pennines

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Siss Cross, North York Moors

North York Moors walk - Commondale

Good paths and tracks link centuries-old crosses on this fine moorland walk

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Competitions

Harrogate Flower Show

Win one of 10 pairs of tickets to the Harrogate Spring Flower Show

Harrogate Spring Flower Show is the first big event in the gardening calendar, welcoming the new growing season with a spectacular celebration of the very best in horticulture

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Cook’s Professional Nutriblend Pro Mixer

Win a Cook’s Professional Nutriblend Pro Mixer plus a selection of Savvy Foods goodies

Savvy Foods, creators of award-winning naturally sweet and nutritious spreads and preserves, are offering one lucky Yorkshire Life reader the chance to win an amazing prize of a Cook’s Professional Nutriblend Pro Mixer plus a selection of Savvy Foods goodies and their own recipe e-book.

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Swan Lake Spectacular at Martin Mere Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre

Win an annual family membership to WWT Martin Mere

Winter is a fantastic time to visit the nature reserve and animal collection. Many thousands of wild ducks, geese and Whooper swans are drawn to the internationally-rated wetlands, offering spectacular displays of feather and flight with an award winning experience called Swan Spectacular. Everyday the swans are fed at 3pm from Swan Link Hide and 3.30pm from Raines Observatory including a wardens talk.

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Gardens

Goldsborough Hall gardens

Creating a kitchen garden at Goldsborough Hall

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

Behind the scenes at Ripon’s Workhouse Museum & Gardens

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

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The splendour of Brodsworth Hall gardens Photograph by Joan Russell

Gardening tips - recycle as much green waste as possible

Prune with confidence and recycle as much green waste as possible urges Suzie Hanson, head gardener at Brodsworth Hall

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Showcase

Betta Living

Interior Trends for 2015

Interior design trends seem to disappear as soon as they arrive, making way for brand new inspirations, styles and colour palettes. 2015 will be no exception, with certain trends already making waves!

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Image used courtesy of Rolls-Royce plc

21st February - 22nd March Rolls-Royce Trent XWB 100 years in the making, The Silk Mill, Derby

The Trent XWB is the very latest engine developed by Rolls-Royce. It is the world’s most efficient large aero engine flying and recently started passenger carrying service with Qatar Airways, almost exactly 100 years after the first Rolls-Royce aero engine, the Eagle, ran for the first time.

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Beevers Beds

A Handmade bed using only the finest natural materials, designed and made especially for you

Beevers is a small family firm established 25 years ago in the picturesque fishing port of Whitby, North Yorkshire, set in an inspiring former 18th century sail making factory.

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Swan Lake Spectacular at Martin Mere Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre

Win an annual family membership to WWT Martin Mere

Winter is a fantastic time to visit the nature reserve and animal collection. Many thousands of wild ducks, geese and Whooper swans are drawn to the internationally-rated wetlands, offering spectacular displays of feather and flight with an award winning experience called Swan Spectacular. Everyday the swans are fed at 3pm from Swan Link Hide and 3.30pm from Raines Observatory including a wardens talk.

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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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Events

Paloma Faith

What’s on in Yorkshire

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

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Fashion City York

A look ahead to Fashion City York Weekend - April 10th-12th

It’s all about collaboration when it comes to preparing for Fashion City York Weekend

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Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade attracts all sorts

Top festivals to look out for in Halifax and Calderdale during 2015

Rubber duck racing, dock leaf pudding cook off and burlesque – a weird and wonderful year of Calderdale festivals

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Photography

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

Yorkshire Life Reader Photos - March 2015

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

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Pen Y Ghent by rob mcewen

Yorkshire Life Reader photos - Sheep

With Chinese New Year just around the corner, we’ve complied a selection of photos from both our readers and photographers alike, to showcase the sheep!

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A growing blanket of snow over Simon Fell, Yorkshire Dales - John Wood

Yorkshire Life Reader Photos - February 2015

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

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Yorkshire Education Guide

Yorkshire Education Guide

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Homes and Gardens

5 cottages in Yorkshire

5 cosy cottages on sale in Yorkshire

Perfect little palaces for those who know small can be beautiful

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Wooldale Road, Wooldale, Holmfirth

Seven of the best million pound properties for sale in Yorkshire

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

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Local People

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

Ripon Cathedral Music Trust aims to preserve 1,300 years of heritage

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

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The Humber Bridge

Iconic Yorkshire stamps commemorated in a new online picture gallery

Yorkshire men and women together with the region’s iconic buildings are commemorated in a unique online picture gallery

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Janine & Phillip Murphy

Janine Murphy - My Yorkshire weekend

Fish and chip entrepreneur Janine Murphy on why she has a whale of a time when she gets the chance

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Celebrity Interviews

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

Is Joe Root an England captain in the making?

Martin Pilkington gets the lowdown on the Yorkshire cricket star

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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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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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Arts

Children make memories with a photo exhibition

How Northern Ballet is bringing the joy of dance to seriously ill children

One of the country’s leading ballet companies works hand in hand with an arts charity to improve the lives of seriously ill young people

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Henry Moore, Upright Motive No.1: Glenkiln Cross; Upright Motive No 2, Upright Motive No 7, 1955-56 bronze. Photo Jonty Wilde, courtesy Tate

Back to a Land - Henry Moore exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

This month we hand over our Gallery pages to the award-winning Yorkshire Sculpture Park for a preview of a major Henry Moore exhibition

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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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Discover

The Sands

Escape 2 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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Coniston Hotel

The Coniston Hotel

Celebrate in style at the Coniston Hotel

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The Foresters Arms, West Yorkshire

The Foresters Arms

Jeff and Jess would like to welcome you to The Foresters

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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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