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Food and Drink

Yorkshire Life Food and Drink App

Introducing The Menu by Yorkshire Life

The long-running need for the ultimate Food & Drink guide in Yorkshire is solved this month with the launch of a brand new service for our readers

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Business Profile - Holme Farmed Venison

Business Profile - Holme Farmed Venison

Yorkshireman Nigel Sampson returned to his roots in 1990 following two years as estate manager on the Isle of Jura on the West Coast of Scotland. Using his experience and passion of deer farming he has turned a one man farm into a company that produces award-winning prime venison – Holme Farmed Venison.

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Otley Food and Drink Festival

Otley Food and Drink Festival - Sunday July 27th

Otley Food and Drink Festival returns this Sunday (July 27th) and look out for Yorkshire Life’s food and drink consultant Annie Stirk.

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Raymond Blanc

Pedal for Yorkshire charity lunch hosted by celebrity chef Raymond Blanc

Thousands of pounds are raised at a charity lunch hosted by Raymond Blanc

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Yorks ten-acre Museum Gardens offers plenty of room for a picnic

Five top picnic spots in York

York’s top urban picnic spots for sightseeing sarnie-eaters

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Places

Roof tops of Pickering

Pickering - Stories from then and now

Wrap a warm blanket of nostalgia around you with a trip to Pickering, says David Marsh

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Yorks ten-acre Museum Gardens offers plenty of room for a picnic

Five top picnic spots in York

York’s top urban picnic spots for sightseeing sarnie-eaters

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Summer shoppers make a beeline for Shambles

York is aiming to be of the Uk’s top tourist destinations

Is York in for its best summer yet? Jo Haywood reports Photographs from Visit York

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Fountains Abbey

Ten of the best family days out in Yorkshire

Yorkshire days out for children and the young at heart

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Views of and from the Cow and Calf .

Ilkley prepares a warm welcome for the Tour de France

One Yorkshire town used to welcoming visitors is more than ready for an invasion of cycle race fans

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Holiday E-Edition

Great British Life Holidays

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Style

Blogger Vicki Psarias modelling for Nova Harley

Vicki Psarias - How a Leeds filmmaker bagged a new modelling career

Vicky Psarias doesn’t do things by halves. As a short film director she’s garnered numerous awards, including Channel 4’s ‘Best Filmmaker’ title; as a blogger, she’s launched not one but two successful sites (her honestmum.com blog receives 80,000+ views a month); and now, in her first foray into modelling, she’s bagged a worldwide campaign.

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Emily wears Mistral cardigan, Cygnet t-shirt, May Fair silk square featuring the May Fair floral designed by Julie Dodsworth, a British Waterway silk scarf. Charlotte wears Dearne dress from British Waterways Collection with British Waterways print wrap scarf designed by Julie Dodsworth. Clare wears Eliza summer Liddesdale jacket with printed lining in body and under collar) Fulling polo shirt and Daisy Field silk square designed by Julie Dodsworth

Local students debut their work on the Great Yorkshire Show catwalk

Stars of the future get their chance at the Great Yorkshire Show

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Say it with flowers - Bring the house down with this fabulous festival cover-up, £25 from Miss Selfridge

Summer Fashion - cover up on the beach

Your essential cover-ups for when a day at the beach beckons

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Walks

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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Village of Arncliffe

Yorkshire Dales Walk - Arncliffe and Kettlewell

Take these moorland tracks and riverside paths for a perfect early summer walk

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Nunnington Hall

North Yorkshire Walk - Nunnington Hall, Ryedale

Enjoy a walk that takes you back in time along river paths and farm tracks

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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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Competitions

Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

Win tickets to the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

Harrogate Autumn Flower Show (12-14 September) is planning a frenzy of fruit with a celebration of apples

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Marks and Spencer Food

Win a £100 M&S food and drink gift card

To celebrate their return to the Great Yorkshire Show, Marks and Spencer is offering Yorkshire Life readers the chance to win a selection of its finest food and drink.

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Multi York

Win a £1,000 voucher to spend at Multiyork

To celebrate the launch of their new concept store in West Yorkshire Retail Park Birstall, British furniture manufacturer and retailer Multiyork is offering one lucky Yorkshire Life reader the chance to win £1,000 worth of vouchers to spend across their entire range

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Gardens

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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Farmer's Cottage Rotating Sphere Seater from John Lewis

Bring some sunshine to your garden this summer

With those first breaths of summer comes the need to freshen up the home, inside and out

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Hanging flower baskets

Gardening tips - hanging baskets and a salad harvest

Why not celebrate the longest day of the year with hanging baskets and a salad harvest, says Suzie Hanson, head gardener at Brodsworth Hall

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Showcase

On 5 restaurant at Ascot Racecourse

Another Level

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE

Joanne Sindall reveals the multi-million-pound On 5 restaurant that is open for Royal Ascot – with Tom Kerridge as chef in residence

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Jimmy Quinn riding Yeager wins The Deloitte Handicap Stakes at Ascot racecourse on July 27, 2013. Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Photo Finish

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE

James Gill meets race-loving Alan Crowhurst, who pursued his passion to become an award-winning photographer

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Royal Ascot unveils David Mach collage. Photo credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images for Royal Ascot

Great British Drama

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE

David Mach tells Eleanore Kelly the story of perhaps the greatest social event anywhere in the world. This he did in the form of a collage entitled ‘The Great British Drama’

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Film still of My Fair Lady. Image copyright: 1964 Rex Features

My Fair Lady

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE

As My Fair Lady celebrates its 50th anniversary, Harriet Worsley discovers Ascot’s special influence on costume designer

Cecil Beaton

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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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Events

Circo Rum Ba Ba at Seafest

Discover the Yorkshire coast in July

Revel in the summer celebrations on the seafront this month with the help of Janet Deacon

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The official painting for the Tour de France Grand Depart

Le Grand Depart - a look ahead to the Tour De France in Yorkshire

The white rose county turns yellow this month as one of the world’s greatest sporting spectacles comes to Yorkshire. Andrew Vine looks at what the Tour de France holds

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The Great Yorkshire Show

What’s on in Yorkshire - July 2014

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

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Team Sky Procycling ride Buttertubs Pass on Stage 1 of the 2014 Tour De France route. Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

The Yorkshire Dales prepares for the Tour de France

Is the Yorkshire Dales ready for the expected invasion by thousands of cycle race fans? Terry Fletcher reports

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Yorkshire Education Guide

Yorkshire Education Guide

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Homes and Gardens

The Quillet, Linton

Dream Properties - The Quillet, Linton

A fabulous family home in one of North Yorkshire’s prettiest villages

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exterior

Dream Properties - Kingthorpe House, Near Pickering, North Yorkshire

This beautiful country house estate also has a detached two-bedroom cottage, stables and mature landscaped gardens

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Mill Meadows

Property - Mill Meadows proves popular with discerning buyers

More and more people are discovering that the lovely seaside town of Filey is a perfect retirement location, thanks to its stunning surroundings, great amenities and friendly atmosphere.

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Local People

Leeds Pals raising committee

Yorkshire’s volunteer battalions in the First World War

To mark the First World War centenary, Andrew Vine looks back on the bravery of Yorkshire’s volunteer battalions

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Blogger Vicki Psarias modelling for Nova Harley

Vicki Psarias - How a Leeds filmmaker bagged a new modelling career

Vicky Psarias doesn’t do things by halves. As a short film director she’s garnered numerous awards, including Channel 4’s ‘Best Filmmaker’ title; as a blogger, she’s launched not one but two successful sites (her honestmum.com blog receives 80,000+ views a month); and now, in her first foray into modelling, she’s bagged a worldwide campaign.

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Simon Robinson of Dalesbred Furniture

Simon Robinson - My Yorkshire weekend

Simon Robinson, owner of Dalesbred bespoke furniture in Settle, on his made-to-measure weekends

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Celebrity Interviews

Alan Titchmarsh

Alan Titchmarsh - What I miss most about Yorkshire

Yorkshire’s favourite gardener Alan Titchmarsh traces the roots of his passion for the Prince’s Countryside Fund

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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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Arts

Waggons roll past York's iconic minster

A look ahead to the 2014 York Mystery Plays

York prepares for a summer of medieval mystery

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nthony Marn's artistic take on the tour

Yorkshire’s artistic take on the Tour de France

The Tour de France is the inspiration for the 100-day festival which was launched at the end of March triggering celebratory events all over the county. The race is the inspiration for many an artist and to offer a different perspective and take an artistic tour.

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Ben Crick  a conductor in his element

Conductor Ben Crick on the revival of Harrogate Festival Orchestra

Ben Crick is not your typical conductor and classically trained cellist. He’s very – how shall we put it? – northern.

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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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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

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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Sheffiled Sports Stadium

Get set for a fun night out at Yorkshire’s premier Greyhound Racetrack!

At Owlerton Greyhound Stadium you can choose to dine in our Panorama Restaurant, entertain in our Executive Boxes or simply enjoy the infectious buzz Trackside.

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Warmaways

Renewable Energy - Warmaway

After over 40 years of service, Warmaway are still a local, family owned business.

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Redbrick Mill

Redbrick Mill Interiors

Redbrick Mill is the North’s Leading destination for interiors with over 40 of the most innovative & essential names in furniture, design, art, accessories, cookware and gifts.

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Balanced Being Veterinary Centre

Business Profile - Balanced Being Veterinary Centre

Balanced Being Veterinary Centre offers integrative veterinary care of the highest standard predominantly for small animals however we do also offer a specialist alternative medicine referral service for equines.

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