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Food and Drink

Yorkshire Life Food and Drink App

Introducing The Menu by Yorkshire Life

The long-running need for the ultimate Food & Drink guide in Yorkshire is solved this month with the launch of a brand new service for our readers

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Business Profile - Holme Farmed Venison

Business Profile - Holme Farmed Venison

Yorkshireman Nigel Sampson returned to his roots in 1990 following two years as estate manager on the Isle of Jura on the West Coast of Scotland. Using his experience and passion of deer farming he has turned a one man farm into a company that produces award-winning prime venison – Holme Farmed Venison.

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Raymond Blanc

Pedal for Yorkshire charity lunch hosted by celebrity chef Raymond Blanc

Thousands of pounds are raised at a charity lunch hosted by Raymond Blanc

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Yorks ten-acre Museum Gardens offers plenty of room for a picnic

Five top picnic spots in York

York’s top urban picnic spots for sightseeing sarnie-eaters

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champagne

Six of the best celebration drinks from Yorkshire

Raise your glasses and let’s make a toast to the success of the Tour de France in Yorkshire. We’ve scoured the county on your behalf to find the best celebratory wines and beers

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Places

Spectators gather at Holme Moss, West Yorkshire, to watch the Tour de France riders pass en route from York to Sheffield in stage 2 of the race.

Huge crowds turn out to watch the Tour de France in Yorkshire

Huge crowds turned out to watch the Tour de France sweep through Yorkshire in one of the greatest spectacles the county has ever witnessed. Andrew Vine reports

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Roof tops of Pickering

Pickering - Stories from then and now

Wrap a warm blanket of nostalgia around you with a trip to Pickering, says David Marsh

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Yorks ten-acre Museum Gardens offers plenty of room for a picnic

Five top picnic spots in York

York’s top urban picnic spots for sightseeing sarnie-eaters

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Summer shoppers make a beeline for Shambles

York is aiming to be of the Uk’s top tourist destinations

Is York in for its best summer yet? Jo Haywood reports Photographs from Visit York

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Fountains Abbey

Ten of the best family days out in Yorkshire

Yorkshire days out for children and the young at heart

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Holiday E-Edition

Great British Life Holidays

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Style

Fashion historian Lucy Adlington arrives at Brodsworth Hall, near Doncaster, in a typical office workers outfit from the war years

How the First World War changed women’s fashion

Government propaganda posters denounced fashion frivolity during the First World War declaring: ‘To dress extravagantly in war time is worse than bad form, it is unpatriotic.’

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The perfect no-hassle, multi-tassel scarf, £35 from La Redoute

Summer Fashion - Fringe and Festival Wear

If you like it then you’d better put a fringe on it this summer

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Blogger Vicki Psarias modelling for Nova Harley

Vicki Psarias - How a Leeds filmmaker bagged a new modelling career

Vicky Psarias doesn’t do things by halves. As a short film director she’s garnered numerous awards, including Channel 4’s ‘Best Filmmaker’ title; as a blogger, she’s launched not one but two successful sites (her honestmum.com blog receives 80,000+ views a month); and now, in her first foray into modelling, she’s bagged a worldwide campaign.

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Walks

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

Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

Win tickets to the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

Harrogate Autumn Flower Show (12-14 September) is planning a frenzy of fruit with a celebration of apples

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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

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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Hanging flower baskets

Gardening tips - hanging baskets and a salad harvest

Why not celebrate the longest day of the year with hanging baskets and a salad harvest, says Suzie Hanson, head gardener at Brodsworth Hall

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Showcase

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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Team Sky Procycling ride Buttertubs Pass on Stage 1 of the 2014 Tour De France route. Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

The Yorkshire Dales prepares for the Tour de France

Is the Yorkshire Dales ready for the expected invasion by thousands of cycle race fans? Terry Fletcher reports

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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

Fashion historian Lucy Adlington arrives at Brodsworth Hall, near Doncaster, in a typical office workers outfit from the war years

How the First World War changed women’s fashion

Government propaganda posters denounced fashion frivolity during the First World War declaring: ‘To dress extravagantly in war time is worse than bad form, it is unpatriotic.’

Read full story »

Spectators gather at Holme Moss, West Yorkshire, to watch the Tour de France riders pass en route from York to Sheffield in stage 2 of the race.

Huge crowds turn out to watch the Tour de France in Yorkshire

Huge crowds turned out to watch the Tour de France sweep through Yorkshire in one of the greatest spectacles the county has ever witnessed. Andrew Vine reports

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Carol Gill

Carol Gill - My Yorkshire weekend

Barnsley solicitor Carol Gill talks about her favourite family days out

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Celebrity Interviews

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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TV celebrity chef James Martin giving public cookery demonstration at Chatsworth Country Fair

Top TV chef James Martin on his curry crusade and the respect he has for tinned food

Saturday Kitchen host James Martin talks to our food expert Annie Stirk

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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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Video by Fridge Productions

Yorkshire Dales cycling video is an instant hit

A fantastic video highlighting the amazing road cycle routes in the Yorkshire Dales National Park has just topped 3,000 YouTube views

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Discover

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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Balanced Being Veterinary Centre

Business Profile - Balanced Being Veterinary Centre

Balanced Being Veterinary Centre offers integrative veterinary care of the highest standard predominantly for small animals however we do also offer a specialist alternative medicine referral service for equines.

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