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Christmas 
Gingerbread house

Six of the best Christmas bakes in Yorkshire

Tony Greenway goes in search on top Christmas confectionery

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Give your home a warm and cosy look at Christmas with these gorgeous tea light holders.
£10 available from In-Spaces, www.in-spaces.com

Prepare your table for Christmas with our selection of festive diningware

Whether you’re staying in or eating out, we have Christmas dinner (and all the trimmings) sorted.

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Blackberry soufflé

Ditch the Christmas pudding and serve up souffle this Christmas

Mix up these delicious desserts for family and friends at Christmas, says chef Stephen Bulmer

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Places

Miracle of the Mirror, 2002, Joan Fontcuberta

Stranger Than Fiction exhibition, National Media Museum, Bradford

Portraits of mermaids, miracles, flying hybrid beasts and recently discovered galaxies are just some of the remarkable subjects of a subversive new exhibition at the National Media Museum in Bradford. Stranger Than Fiction, which runs until February 5th, gathers together more than 30 years’ work by award-winning photographer Joan Fontcuberta. Using the visual languages of journalism, advertising, museum displays and scientific journals, his convincing yet subversive and deadpan works are an investigation of photography’s authority and our natural inclination to believe what we see.

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Beverley Minster from Westwood Pastures

Is Beverley set to become a major tourist destination?

There are new opportunities to be grasped for towns like Beverley in East Yorkshire, as Esther Leach discovers

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Beverley Minster East Window

6 things to do in Beverley

The East Yorkshire market town is well worth a visit

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Grass Woods, Grassington

Why Grassington is one of the Yorkshire Dales’ most visited villages

Community is important in Grassington as Esther Leach discovers

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Style

Empreinte’s Marlène in black, with a nod to the roaring twenties, celebrates sensual curves subtly revealed through voile effect mesh tulle and couture lace. 32C-40G £85 to £91; brief £41.50, sizes eight-18 from The Lingerie Room

Winter Fashion - Lingerie and Nightwear

Lingerie is more luxurious than ever in new, gorgeous designs and colours, as Jane Ramsay discovers

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Contemporary British style

Is Yorkshire set to become the cutting edge in men’s fashion?

Made to measure bepoke tailoring service opens in Leeds

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Walks

River Aire at Bingley

Yorkshire walk - Bingley and the Aire Valley

Follow good paths and tracks for an enjoyable walk in the Aire Valley

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Gifts for walkers

Gifts for walkers and people on the go

Inspire ramblers and hikers to get up and go with our favourite Christmas presents for people who love the outdoors.

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Hawnby Church

North York Moors walk - Hawnby

There are good paths and tracks but a high ridge to climb on this lovely moorland walk

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Barbondale

Countryside Walk - Barbon

A decision to increase the size of the Yorkshire Dales National Park is expected soon. Terry Fletcher takes a walk through the proposed new area

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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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Competitions

Goldsborough Hall

Win a luxury break at Goldsborough Hall

Goldsborough Hall, a breathtaking 17th century historic house with gardens, is offering one lucky Yorkshire Life readerthe chance to win a fabulous night’s stay in a luxurious suite, with dinner for two and breakfast included.

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The Star Fish brooch from Zamsoe

Win four pieces of Zamsoe jewellery

The Great British Life Shop has teamed up with Zamsoe to offer one competition winner four pieces of jewellery worth £87.

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Statues & Sculptures large garden sculpture worth £99

Win a large Statues & Sculptures garden statue worth £99

The Great British Life Shop has teamed up with Statues & Scultpures to offer one lucky competition winner a garden statue worth £99.

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Gardens

The perfect gift for garden lovers

Christmas gifts for gardeners

Looking for festive gifts for garden enthusiasts? We’ve rounded up our favourite presents for gardeners to help you get started with your Christmas shopping.

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Rudding Park kitchen garden

Creating the perfect kitchen garden at Rudding Park Hotel

Gardeners’ Question Time expert Matthew Wilson provides the answer at Rudding Park

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Statues & Sculptures large garden sculpture worth £99

Win a large Statues & Sculptures garden statue worth £99

The Great British Life Shop has teamed up with Statues & Scultpures to offer one lucky competition winner a garden statue worth £99.

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Showcase

be.loved handbags

Save 15% on Be.Loved British made handbags and satchels

Save 15% on Be.Loved handbags this Christmas. All bags and satchels are made by hand in North Wales.

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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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Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon - Mr Chris Blundell

Easy-to-absorb bunion guide - Sheffield Foot & Ankle Centre

Mr Mark Davies and Mr Chris Blundell run the Sheffield Foot & Ankle Centre at Claremont Private Hospital. They see all types of traumatic and non-traumatic adult foot and ankle problems.

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Redrow Homes

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

If an Englishman’s home is truly his castle then Redrow’s Arts & Crafts inspired Balmoral in picturesque Horsforth, near Leeds, is the perfect place to pull up your drawbridge.

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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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Great British Holidays & Breaks



Great British Holidays & Breaks


Events

Cinderella, Harrogate Theatre

Christmas shows and pantos in Yorkshire

Our guide to some of the best pantos and Christmas shows on this festive season

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Top Hat at Leeds Grand Theatre

What’s on in Yorkshire

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

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Magic Lantern Man Robin Lidster

Things to do on the Yorkshire coast

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

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Crowds of people at the German Christmas market Millennium Square Leeds England

The best Christmas Markets in Yorkshire

With Christmas just around the corner, what better way to soak up the magic than at your local Christmas market?

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Photography

Show Me The Way To Go Home, Blakey Ridge - Janet Danks

Yorkshire Life Reader Photos - December 2014

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

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The Humber Bridge south tower from the Hessle foreshore - Gordon Ratcliffe

Yorkshire Life Reader Photos - November 2014

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

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Knaresborough

Artist profile - Juliette Howick

Juliette Howick describes how her passion for photography has developed into ambition to make it her career

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Yorkshire Education Guide

Yorkshire Education Guide

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Homes and Gardens

Esplanade Court, St Marys Walk, Harrogate

Seven of the best penthouse properties for sale in Yorkshire

Enjoy life at the top with our selection of perfect penthouses

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Folly Hall, Harrogate

Dream Properties - Folly Hall, Thornthwaite

Head to Harrogate for a fabulous farmhouse with more than 20 acres

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High Firs, Ling Lane, Scarcroft, Leeds

Seven of the best properties with gorgeous gardens for sale in Yorkshire

Make your friends green with envy with these great properties for gardeners

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Local People

Dame Fanny Waterman, Leeds

Classical music star Dame Fanny Waterman to pen autobiography

Dame Fanny Waterman at theage of 94 has begun an autobiography telling the story of her extraordinary life. She talks to Andrew Vine

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Informed Financial Planning Tenth Anniversary Celebration, The Brooklyn Bar, Leeds.
Lara San Juan, Emma Wise, Bethany Jones, Becky Colley.

Informed Financial Planning 10th anniversary celebrations, Brooklyn Bar, Leeds

Informed Financial Planning, a firm of chartered financial planners based in Hull, celebrated its 10th anniversary with a drinks reception and buffet for about 50 guests at the Brooklyn Bar in Leeds during which a short speech was given by managing director Kevin Ferriby.

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Robert Sharpe, director of music at York Minster, put the choristers through their paces

Meet the choristers of York Minster

Singing the praises of the hard-working mini Minster choristers

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Celebrity Interviews

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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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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Arts

Miracle of the Mirror, 2002, Joan Fontcuberta

Stranger Than Fiction exhibition, National Media Museum, Bradford

Portraits of mermaids, miracles, flying hybrid beasts and recently discovered galaxies are just some of the remarkable subjects of a subversive new exhibition at the National Media Museum in Bradford. Stranger Than Fiction, which runs until February 5th, gathers together more than 30 years’ work by award-winning photographer Joan Fontcuberta. Using the visual languages of journalism, advertising, museum displays and scientific journals, his convincing yet subversive and deadpan works are an investigation of photography’s authority and our natural inclination to believe what we see.

Read full story »

Dame Fanny Waterman, Leeds

Classical music star Dame Fanny Waterman to pen autobiography

Dame Fanny Waterman at theage of 94 has begun an autobiography telling the story of her extraordinary life. She talks to Andrew Vine

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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 Foresters Arms, West Yorkshire

The Foresters Arms

Jeff and Jess would like to welcome you to The Foresters

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A Life with a View Fragrances

20% OFF A Life with a View fragrances and candles

Save 20% off all purchases of candles and fragrances by A Life with a View on the Great British Life Shop

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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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Croft Residential

Croft Residential

ENJOY COMING HOME, EVERY DAY.

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