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Food & Drink

Yesterday, 15:49

Do you know what a moggy is? Or have you ever been presented with a courting cakes? David Marsh discovers some obscure baking specialities

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Jervaulx Blue

He’s been warned but Tony Greenway can’t resist more than a chunk of cheese, and who can blame him.

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Countess of York dining carriage

This is your chance to win a special treat at the Countess of York plus an overnight stay at the Park Inn, York

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Medici Macarons

They are considered royalty among baked treats but are they worth the angst? Esther Leach finds out

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Yorkshire Life Luncheon - Wentbridge House Hotel, Pontefract

Guests join us for lunch at a stylish West Yorkshire hotel where service is a top priority

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Places

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Thousands of visitors will be flocking to the slopes of this lofty North Yorkshire garden this month. Jo Haywood sneaks in ahead of the crowds

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Richmonds vast cobbled market place and the former Holy Trinity Church, which now houses the Green Howards Museum

The past is being kept alive in Richmond where a popular museum will soon re-open after an extensive redevelopment

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Scarborough by Nick Fletcher

We do love to be beside the seaside in Yorkshire, here are seven of our favourite resorts

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Dawn Franks with her mother June Grad shopping for perfume in Debenhams.

Out of town shopping centres learn to adapt to meet customers’ ever-changing buying habits, as Martin Pilkington discovers

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Sherburn in Elmet.

A village rich in history is used to going into battle as David Marsh discovers

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Style

Yesterday, 09:40

The destination for special occasion wear in Halifax

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Ragdoll of Pudsey

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Ragdoll of Pudsey, Leeds

Joyce Pratt opened Ragdoll of Pudsey in 1976 and her daughter Maxine joined them a year later after leaving school. Neither had any formal training but both showed an eye for fashion and a head for business from the start.

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Walks

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

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

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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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Castle Hill where Bronze Age warriors dug defensive ramparts Photograph by Terry Fletcher

Terry Fletcher discovers the beautiful countryside just a couple of miles from Huddersfield town centre

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The view towards Gouthwaite

A selection of walks from the Yorkshire Life archive covering the Yorkshire Dales and Nidderdale.

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Cow and Calf

A selection of walks from the Yorkshire Life archive covering West Yorkshire and Pennines

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Competitions

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

This is your chance to win a special treat at the Countess of York plus an overnight stay at the Park Inn, York

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Gertrude Bell at Cleveland Tontine

If you’re in need of some rest and relaxation this stunning 19th century coaching inn with its candlelit Bistro, eclectic décor and an atmosphere of old-world glamour is sure to hit the spot.

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Tern Link C7 2014 folding city bike

Inntravel are a Yorkshire based travel company specialising in slow holidays that give you the chance to get off the beaten track and experience something different to the usual tourist trails. Their slow holidays include a range of walking and cycling holidays across Europe and further afield.

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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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Showcase

Monday, April 13, 2015

Bespoke Cars of Harrogate, have made a real name for themselves in recent times, faithfully uprating the performance, look and comfort of Land Rover Defenders literally the world over.

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Studford Luxury Lodges

Our six luxury self-catering tree houses are entirely unique, built on stilts and spaced well apart for ultimate privacy and peace. Each has its own spacious decking, hot tub and sauna.

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Nuffield Health Hospital, Derby

In the last two decades, increasing numbers of people of all ages have started to realise that the key to a long and healthy life is to get active and exercise.The benefits exercise has to offer are considerable. However, for some people, there is sometimes a price to pay : injury related to their sporting activity.

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Nuffield Health Hospital, Derby

Every year, 1.6 million adults in the United Kingdom develop back pain that lasts beyond three months. Over 5 million people develop chronic pain, but only two thirds of people will recover and it has been estimated that back pain alone costs the economy £12.3 billion per year.

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Barnardo’s fostering agency

Janet (52) and Steve (59) from Doncaster, the parents of three grown up girls, foster a 13-year-old boy called Simon.

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2014 Yorkshire Life Chef of the Year The winner, Tim Bilton from The Spiced Pear, receiving his award

Your chance to nominate and support Yorkshire’s finest food and drink businesses

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Events

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Find your dream home across the channel at the French Property Exhibition at Wetherby Racecourse this May

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7 great railway days out in Yorkshire

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Haworth Station

Relax and enjoy the Yorkshire countryside on the county’s historic railways. It’s fun for all the family and not just train spotters

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Emma Bridgewater

The date is set, the venues ready for the launch of one of the most ambitious festival programmes yet

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New:What’s on in Yorkshire

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Jim Buttress, senior judge at Harrogate Spring Flower Show

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

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Photography

Thursday, April 2, 2015

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

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Tommy the terrier braving the wind on Pen-y-Ghent - Tim Cannon

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

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Yorkshire Life Reader photos - Sheep

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Pen Y Ghent by rob mcewen

With Chinese New Year just around the corner, we’ve complied a selection of photos from both our readers and photographers alike, to showcase the sheep!

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Homes & Gardens

Monday, April 13, 2015

Not convinced you’re barn to be wild? These stunning properties will convert you

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All Hallows, Church Lane, High Hoyland, Barnsley

Properties for when new just won’t do

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5 cottages in Yorkshire

Perfect little palaces for those who know small can be beautiful

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Wooldale Road, Wooldale, Holmfirth

If you’ve got seven figures to spend, one of these beauties could be the property for you

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Local People

Friday, March 20, 2015

Sharon Canavar launches a survival programme in the face of one her most challenging years

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Ripons renowned choristers with the Very Reverend John Dobson and Sir Andrew Lawson-Tancred

How Yorkshire’s smallest city has big plans to build on its musical heritage

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The Humber Bridge

Yorkshire men and women together with the region’s iconic buildings are commemorated in a unique online picture gallery

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Celebrity Interviews

Monday, January 12, 2015

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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Homecoming queen - Linda Barker back home 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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Arts

Yesterday, 15:48

Share your reading passions with writers and other readers at the new Readers’ Afternoon Tea, says Sharon Canavar

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Harewood Houes from the North East by JMW Turner Image courtesy of Harewood House Trust

Esther Leach takes a look at the Mr Turner and Mr Girtin: The Early Years exhibition

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Lilian Hocknells glorious painting of The Royal Hall Gardens

A treasure trove of fascinating new information about the contents of the Harrogate Fine Art Collection has been uncovered by internationally-respected art historian Alex Kidson.

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Join us for an evening of fine dining on board the luxury Belmond Northern Belle hosted by celebrity chef Raymond Blanc

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

The people of Stamford Bridge are fighting for the historic significance of their village to be recognised, writes Paul Mackenzie

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Discover

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Butchers Arms provides a genuine warm welcome, tucked away in the picturesque village of Hepworth in the Holme Valley.

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Escape 2 The Sands

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The Sands

The Sands are luxurious, award-winning apartments that have been given the 5-Star Gold rating by Visit Britain and are the proud winners of the White Rose Award for best self catering apartments in the whole of Yorkshire.

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The Coniston Hotel

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Coniston Hotel

Celebrate in style at the Coniston Hotel

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The Foresters Arms

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
The Foresters Arms, West Yorkshire

Jeff and Jess would like to welcome you to The Foresters

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The Palm Court Hotel

Monday, September 29, 2014
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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