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Fresh produce on sale

Fodder - the successful blueprint for farm shops

A unique farm shop that has transformed the link between local produce and customers is celebrating its fifth anniversary. Andrew Vine reports

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Yorkshire Life Lunch, Chapters Hotel & Restaurant, Stokesley.

Yorkshire Life Luncheon - Chapters Hotel and Restaurant, Stokesley

Guests join us for an exclusive summer lunch at Chapters in Stokesley

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Snacks are for any occasion

Six of the best posh snacks from Yorkshire

There must be more to snacks than those bags of Gary Lineker-endorsed fried potatoes, writes Tony Greenway.

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Beer Fruit Chutney served with ploughman's lunch

Yorkshire food producers join forces to create unique products

Partnerships among local food producers are an exciting way of taking new ideas to market, as Esther Leach reports

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Yorkshire Street Food lovers are set for a treat

The British St Food Awards come to Leeds

A look ahead to For The Love Of Food, the biggest festival of street food in the world

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Places

View towards Hebden Bridge from Horsehold Road.

Better Together - the thriving culture of co-operatives in Hebden Bridge

The spirit of co-operation is still strong in Hebden Bridge, as Jo Haywood discovers

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Sunrise at Hornsea

Spending a weekend in Hornsea

Why not smuggle in a weekend in Hornsea?

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Shopping is varied in Barnsley including visiting continental markets

Five reasons to visit Barnsley

Fancy a grand day out? Set your sat-nav for the south of the county

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Coxworth Ivan, Angora goat

2014 Great Yorkshire Show - photo special

Fine weather brings out the crowds and royalty at the Great Yorkshire Show

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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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Holidays E-Edition

Holidays E-Edition

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Style

A simple silhouette combined with characteristic Ian Stuart detailing makes  this Jakarta gown a statement design,  £2366

Wedding Gowns Fashion - Autumn/Winter 2014

From vintage styles to pretty pastels, you’ll be spoilt for choice when shopping for your dream wedding gown this season

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Sleek, straight hair starts with a healthy cleaning and conditioning regime

How to get frizz-free, straight hair

Enjoy a frizz-free, fuss-free life with a little help from those in the know

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Look the part in this pretty hat, £236,  from Nigel Rayment Boutique

Wedding fashion - accessories

Whether you’re the guests or the star attraction, when you’re dressing for the big day there’s drama in the detail

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Walks

Hard to get lost

Yorkshire Wolds Walk - Market Weighton

Some will tell you the Wolds can never match the striking landscapes in Yorkshire’s three national parks but that is to miss the point, as this delightful circuit proves. What they lack in drama these rolling chalk hills more than make up in charm and exquisite villages. Plus on this walk there are characters galore, including a giant, a king and a rather disgruntled duke.

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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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Competitions

Lodore Falls Hotel

Win a festive break for two at The Lodore Falls Hotel in the Lake District worth £800

Yorkshire Life is delighted to have teamed up with the beautiful Lodore Falls Hotel in the Lake District to offer readers the chance to win A Taste of Christmas Break with mulled wine and mince pies, two nights’ accommodation, five course dinners and festive afternoon tea.

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Black Swan afternoon tea

Win a delicious afternoon tea at The Black Swan Hotel in Helmsley

The award-winning Black Swan Tearoom at Helmsley is both charming and traditional, and offers a fabulous quintessentially English afternoon tea experience, which even connoisseurs wouldn’t be able to fault.

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Harrogate History Festival

Win Two Weekend Rover Tickets to the Harrogate History Festival 23-26 October 2014

Harrogate International Festivals invites you to delve into the characters, intrigues and stories that stood the test of time to become the stuff of history books.

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Gardens

Dont forget to net off your ponds and water cascades

Gardening tips - prepare your garden for cooler weather

Begin thinking about protecting your plants from frost, says Suzie Hanson, head gardener at Brodsworth Hall

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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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Showcase

The AGA City60 in rose

The new AGA City60

Promotional Feature

Celebrate the arrival of the new 60cm-wide AGA City60 at one of the many events planned across the UK.

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RM English Office

Business Profile - RM English, Some things are changing but not our passion for property

After all the excitement of the Tour de France in Yorkshire RM English are having a “grand depart” of their own. The York based branch of the land and estate agents are on the move to brand new premises. After more than a decade in New Street they have now opened the doors to bigger and brighter offices in bustling Castlegate.

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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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Events

Northern Ballet - Dracula (Photo Merlin Handy)

What’s on in Yorkshire

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

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Staithes Art Festival

Things to do on the Yorkshire coast

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

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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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Photography

Yorkshire Life Luncheon - The Spiced Pear, Hepworth

The best instagram accounts in Yorkshire

We celebrate the best smartphone photographers in the region

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Whitby Morning - Simon Penson

Yorkshire Life Reader Photos - September 2014

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

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Candy Shop in Skipton - Rachael Waddington

Yorkshire Life Reader Photos - August 2014

Some of your best shots on the theme of food

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Yorkshire Education Guide

Yorkshire Education Guide

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Homes and Gardens

Carr House, Kirklees Hall, Clifton, Brighouse

Seven of the best period properties for sale in Yorkshire

Period properties that offer space and style in abundance

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Horsforth Vale - Redrow Homes

Yorkshire Properties - Balmoral, Horsforth, near Leeds

Redrow offers you the chance to be king or your own castle

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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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Local People

South Yorkshire business coach Gail Cherry

Gail Cherry - My Yorkshire weekend

South Yorkshire business coach Gail Cherry shares her inspirations

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Rhiannon Gayle (with Richard, Meg and Owain)

Rhiannon Gayle - My Yorkshire weekend

Rhiannon Gayle, choir director of Rock Up and Sing in Harrogate, on what hits the right note with her family

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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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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

Black Dyke Band 2014

Black Dyke Brass Band wins the British Open Championship for a record 30th time

Yorkshire’s premier band hits all the right notes at the British championships

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Historical fiction is hot

Why historical fiction is in the middle of a golden age

Historical fiction has shaken off its anorak, says Sharon Canavar, chief executive of Harrogate International Festivals

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Stories on a Postcard exhibition by Settle Stories

Settle Stories - creative talent on the back of a postcard

There are short stories, and then there are stories so short you can fit them on the back of a postcard.

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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

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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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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