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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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Pupils from years 3 and 4 Mount School , York enjoy a real bread making session with James Goodwin

The Mount School in York gets an A* for its food

School meals just aren’t what they used to be. And thank heavens for that. Where once there was lumpy mash and custard you had to slice with a hacksaw, now there is delicious, healthy food.

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Butcher manager Keelham Farm Shop in Thornton Lee Scott with Supreme Pork Pie Champion trophy

Keelham Farm Shop crowned Pork Pie champions

Keelham Farm Shop wins coveted pork pie title, as sausage crown falls to Hofmann’s Butchers in Wakefield

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Dumouchel's Baguette Pierre

The best bakeries in Leeds

Baking of all kinds is the rage now but not everyone has the time or the knack of turning out the perfect loaf or a beautiful cake. So we found a few of the expert bakeries in Leeds which daily do the job for us.

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Trouts being smoked, smoke house

Six of the best smoked food products from Yorkshire

Tony Greenway.smokes out some tasty products from across Yorkshire

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Places

.Leeds Victorian arcades are home to a mix of specialist stores

Ten reasons to love Leeds at Christmas

This year’s fantastically festive Magical Leeds programme offers a heady combination of entertainment, shopping and traditional Christmas merrymaking aimed at attracting tourists and injecting a super-duper dose of festive spirit into the lives of residents.

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The Montpellier, Harrogate

Mike Newby - former mayor joins Visit Harrogate

We catch up with Harrogate’s new tourism chief to find out what’s happening this holiday season

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Haworth

7 reasons to love Haworth

There is a strong sense of the past in this Pennine village and not necessarily because of its Bronte connections

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Craftsman Phil Bradley and his willow dragon

Natural sculptures revealed at RHS Harlow Carr in Harrogate

Sculptures can look very life-like, but few are actually alive. Which is what sets apart the living willow fences created by craftsman Phil Bradley as part of his new art trail at RHS Harlow Carr on the outskirts of Harrogate.

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Style

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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Striking print dress by Tia £135 from Through the Looking Glass

Winter Fashion - Get blue for the party season

Find your show-stopping style for the party season at fashion stores around the county, says Jane Ramsay

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This classic Decleor Lip Balm Cracker, £9.50 from House of Fraser, contains a nourishing 10ml lip balm to protect, smooth and soften dry lips (a perfect stocking filler  hint, hint)

7 of the best cosmetic products on sale this winter

Our pick of the fantastic cosmetics available this season

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Walks

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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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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Competitions

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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Christmas at Park Lodge

Celebrate Christmas at Park Lodge and win a shooting package for four

Park Lodge Shooting School, a premier shooting ground in East Yorkshire, is offering a fabulous festive prize to celebrate the launch of its 2014 Christmas programme.

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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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Gardens

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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Clean and oil garden tools for winter storage

Gardening tips - get ready for a winter workout in November

There’s much to do in the garden before the cold weather closes in but all the hard work will pay off, says Suzie Hanson, head gardener at Brodsworth

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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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Events

Gourmet food is on the menu in Harrogate

A look ahead to Christmas in Harrogate

Winter wonders in Harrogate and district

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The Great Gatsby - Northern Ballet

What’s on in Yorkshire

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

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Whitby Abbey illuminated for Whitby Goth weekend

Things to do on the Yorkshire coast

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

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Fireworks

Bonfire night events in Yorkshire

Plans for spectacular firework displays and parties are well under way around the region

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Photography

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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Halton East - Mrs S Johnson

Yorkshire Life Reader Photos - October 2014

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

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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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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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Local People

Raworths Literary Lunch earlier this year resulted from an ‘uneasy experience’

Do you suffer from FOMO? - The Fear Of Missing Out

Dare she miss a networking event just in case a golden opportunity slips through her fingers? Sharon Canavar worries

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Pic Joan Russell
Pictured...the Duchess of Devonshire,attending a lunch and booksigning at the Devonshire Arms in Bolton Abbey.

Meeting the late Dowager Duchess of Devonshire at The Devonshire Arms Hotel, Bolton Abbey

As the death of the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire is announced, we look back to a wonderful afternoon spent in her company at The Devonshire Arms Hotel in Bolton Abbey, where she told Jo Haywood about her life as a Mitford and her surprising passion for hens and Elvis

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Lindsey Thomas (My Yorkshire Weekend)

Lindsey Thomas - My Yorkshire Weekend

Lindsey Thomas, an associate at Knight Frank in Harrogate, gives us a guided tour of her perfect weekend

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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

Kate Worsley winner of the Historical Fiction Award.

2014 Harrogate History Festival, Old Swan Hotel

Leading writers including Peter Snow, Sandi Toksvig and Bernard Cornwell headed the Harrogate International Festivals History Festival which explored the crooks and crevices of historical writing.

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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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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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