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Events

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

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Artemis Lion Fish will be at Scarborough Seafest

There’s a military theme at the coast this month plus plenty of other events to keep everyone entertained, says Janet Deacon.

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Delicate water avens, which are much tougher than they look

Go wild in the country this summer with a fabulous festival of flowers

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Superman was among the star turns at last years Arts Festival. What do you mean its not really him? Photo Craig Shaw

The 22nd annual event takes place from June 26 to July 5

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Food & Drink

Sunday, June 28, 2015

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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Fish and chips at the seaside - do they taste better?

Brace yourselves for a culinary conundrum that’s led to many a scrap

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BrewDog Sheffield

If you are planning a night out in the Steel City or just meeting friends for a few drinks here are a few places that might fit the bill

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Quick recipe box

Are recipe box schemes the way forward for time-poor cooks? Jo Haywood puts one to the test

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Malton Food Lovers Festival

We’re all foodies in Yorkshire, and it’s no surprise our diverse variety of food festivals are some of the most well attended in the country

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Places

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Halifax museum celebrates a glittering new tourism award

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Delicate water avens, which are much tougher than they look

Go wild in the country this summer with a fabulous festival of flowers

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The photographs show the transition between winter and spring flowers. The moody, deep tones of the hellebore - a flower which grows easily in Yorkshire and which can be seen in many of the borders at Harlow Carr - moving into the brighter pinks of the first spring tulips and blossom

Celebrate the variety of cut flowers this month with the help of Yorkshire growers. Photographs by Sarah Mason Photography

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Leyburns 1940s weekend attracts thousands of visitors Photos by Mark Elsworth markelsworthphotography.co.uk

This gateway town draws visitors for many different reasons not least its historical connections, says Terry Fletcher

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Skipton Castle.

Yorkshire has a vast collection of castles and fortresses with a rich and fascinating history. Some have fallen into ruin while some have retained all their medieval splendour. We pick a few of our favourites

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Style

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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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Cycling in Yorkshire Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

A couple from Ilkley are helping people of all shapes and sizes look the part as they follow in the tracks of the Tour riders

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House of Elliot

Monday, April 20, 2015
House of Elliot

The destination for special occasion wear in Halifax

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Walks

Friday, June 12, 2015

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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Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Ruins of Kirkham Priory

Head for the secluded ruins of Kirkham Priory and enjoy a lovely riverside walk

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Saturday, March 7, 2015
Rylstone Cross is a wonderful viewpoint

No apologies for featuring this favourite walk not far from the bustling market town of Skipton

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Competitions

Yesterday, 11:05

Visit the ‘Hepworth in Yorkshire’ and ‘Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World’ exhibitions

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Foodie Festival  Photo: Dale Martin

Foodies Festival, the UK’s biggest celebration of food and drink, comes to Ripley Castle in Harrogate from August 21st-23rd.

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Sidmouth Harbour Hotel

Sidmouth Harbour Hotel is beautifully situated on the East Devon coast, with breathtaking panoramic views over sparkling Lyme Bay and the glorious Sid Valley.

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Restaurant Reviews

Sunday, June 28, 2015

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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Children from Moorside Infants School in Ripon get a taste of workhouse life

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

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Photography

Yesterday, 19:41

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

Yesterday, 00:00

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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The rolling hills of rural Yorkshire make an enticing backdrop for a lodge home

If you’re planning on buying a holiday home, these helpful tips should see you find exactly what you need.

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The Mistal - Simon Blyth

Act quickly to ensure The Mistal becomes your bespoke dream home

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Local People

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Rising star Jess Mayho is hoping athletics can capture the public imagination in the way cycling has. Paul Mackenzie reports

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Forward Ladies Award Ceremony

Women in busines from Yorkshire encouraged to be part of prestigous awards.

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Yorkshire champion Gary Verity, who promotes the county around the world

The chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, talks rollercoasters, cricket and breathtaking views

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Celebrity Interviews

Monday, April 27, 2015

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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Peter Snow -  Photo by Geoffrey Swaine

Journalist headlines Harrogate History Festival at The Old Swan Hotel from October 23rd-26th

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Events

02:00

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

Read Full Story »
Artemis Lion Fish will be at Scarborough Seafest

There’s a military theme at the coast this month plus plenty of other events to keep everyone entertained, says Janet Deacon.

Read Full Story »
Delicate water avens, which are much tougher than they look

Go wild in the country this summer with a fabulous festival of flowers

Read Full Story »
Superman was among the star turns at last years Arts Festival. What do you mean its not really him? Photo Craig Shaw

The 22nd annual event takes place from June 26 to July 5

Read Full Story »

Arts

Monday, June 22, 2015

City’s cultural powerhouse ambitions are given a major boost

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The Owl

Meet a young artist and illustrator who loves to tell a story

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In the spotlight  the Stephen Joseph Theatre (Photograph: James Drawneek)

The SJT has staged more than 350 new productions in its 60-year history

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Skegness is a part of The Countrywide Great Tour route this summer. We reveal some of the best restaurants and places to stay in the Lincolnshire coastal town

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Our love of coffee should make us more curious about our favourite caffeine fix, reports Esther Leach

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Readers welcome one of Yorkshire’s best-loved authors to an exclusive brunch

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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Monday, March 30, 2015
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