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2014 Yorkshire Life Food and Drink Awards

2014 Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards - the shortlist

Annie Stirk, our food and drink consultant, announces the Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2014 shortlist

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Andrew Sanderson and Annie Stirk barbeque freshly caught fish

Shore fishermen serve up a seaside feast in Bridlington

You don’t get fresher fish than that caught on the seashore,as Annie Stirk, our food and drink consultant, discovers

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Sea Bass and Sea Trout

Lemon Barbecued Sea Bass recipe

Whole fish cook really well on a barbecue – just make sure that you have asked your fishmonger to gut, scale and remove the sharp spines

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Lemon tart

Six of the best summer desserts from Yorkshire

‘Summer breeze,’ sang The Isley Brothers, ‘makes me feel fine... blowin’ through the jasmine of my mind.’ Now, plainly, that makes no sense at all — what were they on? — but it’s a great song and you sort of get its meaning, despite the mad lyrics, writes Tony Greenway.

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The Carlton School of Food kitchen

Chocolate heaven at Cooks, The Carlton School of Food

Learning to make chocolate with Fiona Sciolti, of Sciolti Botanical Chocolates.

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Places

Denby Dale sits in the shadow of an architecturally stunning viaduct

Community spirit is alive and well and living in Denby Dale

When Kirklees Council announced that seven rural libraries would have to be run by volunteers to secure their long-term survival, some communities reacted with anger. But not Denby Dale.

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Brothers Eddie and George Chapman on home leave

Harrogate’s First World War experiences are brought to life at the Royal Pump Room

Ordinary people did extraordinary things during the Great War; a fact that’s being celebrated in a new exhibition at the Royal Pump Room Museum in Harrogate, where stories of bravery, spirit and gumption are being put in the spotlight.

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Settle, Yorkshire Dales

Five reasons to love Settle

People have been living at Settle on the banks of the Ribble since at least Anglo-Saxon times and down the years it has had a long list of incarnations from isolated farming community via market place, quarrying centre to mill town and now it has reinvented itself as a major tourist hub for the Yorkshire Dales. In recent centuries much of its wealth derived from wool and cotton though these days you will find them spinning a very different kind of yarn as it puts itself on the world story-telling map but there is plenty to draw visitors to its stately market square and streets all year round.

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Members of the Scarborough scuba diving team who will take part in a shipwreck survey (standing) Sandra Laverack, Anne Morrison, Heath Samples, Duane Jackson and Iain Scott. (Front row) Tony Snelson, Stu Law, Ian Abraham, Sara Flowers and Mick Lawson

Divers to map shipwrecks off the Yorkshire coast

A major underwater shipwreck survey is to be carried out by a team of Scarborough scuba divers.

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Edith Kemp-Welsh's painting of a determined Britannia with Scarborough Castle in the background

Remember Scarborough - new exhibition explores the impact of war on the famous seaside town

A major new exhibition remembers the terrible price paid by Scarborough in the First World War

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Holiday E-Edition

Great British Life Holidays

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Style

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7 beauty products to look stunning on your wedding day

Get that all important bridal bloom with these heavenly beauty treats

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Here comes the sun

6 top cosmetic products for your beach holiday

Beauty gets an exotic make-over as we prepare to bask in glorious summer sunshine

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Hand-dyed beach wrap £45, straw shopper £55, hand-dyed leather sandals £89, St Ives stripe scarf £45, oversized bag £65 from Celtic & Co

Summer Fashion - Loose Layers and Bold Hues

Loose layers and bold hues are perfect for balmy days and nights, says Jane Ramsay

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Walks

A cairn marks the end of the ridge at Penhill, Wensleydale

Yorkshire Dales walk - West Witton

This walk of field paths and moorland tracks begins in the Dales village famed for the Burning of Bartle

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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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Competitions

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

August gardening

Gardening tips - extend the flower season

August gardening is all about extending the summer flowering season and planning for next year says Suzie Hanson, head gardener at Brodsworth Hall

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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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Showcase

Spring Valley Park

Spring Valley Holiday Park, Scarborough, N. Yorkshire

12 month Holiday Park of 25 luxurious homes with a 12 month occupancy in Scarborough, ideally suited for the National Park and Coast. With stunning views and in quiet surroundings.

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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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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

Whitby Harbour, scene of the Whitby Regatta

Things to do on the Yorkshire coast

A round-up of events on the Yorkshire coast during August

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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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Ebor Festival

What’s on in Yorkshire

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

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Yorkshire Education Guide

Yorkshire Education Guide

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Homes and Gardens

Pear Tree Cottage, Leathley, near Harrogate

Six of the best homes with tennis courts for sale in Yorkshire

It’s always Pimms o’clock when you have your own tennis court

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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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Local People

Brothers Eddie and George Chapman on home leave

Harrogate’s First World War experiences are brought to life at the Royal Pump Room

Ordinary people did extraordinary things during the Great War; a fact that’s being celebrated in a new exhibition at the Royal Pump Room Museum in Harrogate, where stories of bravery, spirit and gumption are being put in the spotlight.

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Edith Kemp-Welsh's painting of a determined Britannia with Scarborough Castle in the background

Remember Scarborough - new exhibition explores the impact of war on the famous seaside town

A major new exhibition remembers the terrible price paid by Scarborough in the First World War

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Bellman Terry Ford enjoys shouting at the public

Meet Terry Ford, the bellman of Otley

If you want to know what’s going on, ask the loudest man in this special West Yorkshire town

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Celebrity Interviews

Amy Garcia

BBC Look North presenter Amy Garcia reflects on her Yorkshire homecoming

Wakefield born presenter on motherhood and her love of the countryside

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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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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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Discover

Croft Residential

Croft Residential

ENJOY COMING HOME, EVERY DAY.

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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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