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Events

Yesterday, 00:00

Out and about In the Dales

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The St Leger at Doncaster

One of the country’s oldest racing festivals gets ready to welcome many thousands of visitors. David Marsh discovers what’s in store

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Yorkshire Fossil Festival

Festivals, parades, music and plenty of theatrical drama to enjoy at the seaside this month, says Janet Deacon

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Confusions, Stephen Joseph Theatre

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

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Food & Drink

Yesterday, 14:11

Not your ordinary rainbow cake, this lemon sponge with fresh fruit decoration is perfect for a children’s birthday party or just to brighten up a rainy day

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Game pie served with fresh vegetables

Try this fast food version of game pie which can be made in double quick time if you buy ready prepared short crust pastry

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Pheasant nuggets are served

A quick feast for all the family

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Kate Henry's gluten-free chocolate torte.

Kate Henry from The Great British Bake Off shares a guilt-free dinner party recipe – perfect for chocoholics who want reduce their sugar intake

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Howard Middleton (Photo by Kirsten Johnson)

Sheffield star of the Great British Bake Off reveals his bad habits in the kitchen, baking tips and life since the BBC cookery show

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Places

Yesterday, 00:00

Protests grow as ministers delay a decision on the future shape of the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District national parks. Terry Fletcher reports

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Denby Dale's impressive landmark viaduct

There are lots of reasons to visit the Denby Dale district – here are just a few to get you started.

Photographs by Joan Russell

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There's an awful lot history in gardens such as those at  Brodsworth Hall, near Doncaster

Digging into the past is preserving some of Yorkshire’s oldest gardens for the future, as Terry Fletcher discovers

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Inside the Victoria Quarter shopping arcade Photo Harry Archer

Leeds is one of the most visted cities in the Uk and it’s easy to see why. Take a look at our guide to some of best places to visit in Leeds, whether it is a short stay or just a day off there is something here for everyone.

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Blair Castle Horse Trials 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Blair Castle  © Paul Booth

Scotland’s Blair Castle plays host to the FEI European Championships of Eventing from 10-13 September 2015

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Style

Friday, July 10, 2015

New fashion collections are unveiled at the Great Yorkshire Show this month when at least 130,000 visitors are expected to make their way to the showground in Harrogate. It’s here the region’s leading fashion designers, as well as stars of the future, showcase their latest work.

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Henson-Brickley wedding. The bridegroom is wearing a Teddy Boy jacket which played with the idea of a traditional tailored jacket Photo Yorkshire Post Newspapers Ltd

Ringo Starr and the Duke of Windsor are not the most obvious bedfellows, but when it comes to fashion they both have an eye for great British tailoring.

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The Baroque Art Team

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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Walks

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

On a sunny Sunday in the Dales, Malham and Grassington can be bursting at the seams but Terry Fletcher suggests somewhere in between you might have all to yourself

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
signs Stockdale

Terry Fletcher heads for a walk through the wide open spaces on the eastern fringes of the Yorkshire Wolds bordering the North Sea

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Friday, June 12, 2015
The Wheelstones on Derwent Edge

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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Competitions

Tue, 09:00

Great British Life is offering a 12 month subscription to the Jam and Chutney Tasting Club with The Garden Pantry worth £120 to a lucky reader

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Clif Bar competition

In association with the Coun-trywide Great Tour we have a hamper packed with Clif Bar goodies worth £250 to give away.

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The Blue Lion, East Witton

Yorkshire Life is offering readers the chance to win a two-night weekend break, worth over £400, at the award-winning Blue Lion Inn in the beautiful village of East Witton, Wensleydale

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Restaurant Reviews

Sponsored:The Queen’s Head

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

This historic, character filled pub and restaurant serves a tasty meu full of local produce

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Sponsored:Orlando’s Italian Restaurant

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Orlando's Italian Restaurant

Welcome to Orlando’s where Orlando and his wife, Carolina, are dedicated to preparing authentic food cooked in a classic Italian style.

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Burgers have become more upmarket in recent years

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, August 25, 2015

We love roses in Yorkshire of course and a new one has been dedicated to helping a very good cause

Photographs by Joan Russell

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How to search for orchids in the wild

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Dactylorhiza maculate at RHS Harlow Carr

Expect the unexpected when you go looking for orchids in the wild, says Liz Groves

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Photography

Yesterday, 19:02

The Abbey, the piers, those steps, that lamppost... there are so many photo opportunities in Whitby, as our readers will testify

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Pimms and Cupcakes by Becs from Lay the Table

We love our food in Yorkshire, from farm shops and food markets to award winning pub grub and restaurants. We love talking , writing and now taking photos of our eating habits. We talk to a few people who have made documenting their foodie exploits a part of their everyday lives

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Late Afternoon near Grassington - Karol Gajewski

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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Homes & Gardens

Thu, 00:00

Looking for a home with a view? It has to be a penthouse really

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5 equestrian properties in Yorkshire

Gallop along with us to find the very best homes with room for a pony (or six)

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Wooldale Hall - Simon Blyth

Wooldale Hall sits in the heart of the Holme Valley – a beautiful setting to match a beautiful home.

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Crag House Farm, 
Low Snowdon

Take a look at our choice of special rural retreats.

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Local People

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A wealth of historical movie material filmed in Yorkshire is now available for free online. Tony Greenway finds out more

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Pimms and Cupcakes by Becs from Lay the Table

We love our food in Yorkshire, from farm shops and food markets to award winning pub grub and restaurants. We love talking , writing and now taking photos of our eating habits. We talk to a few people who have made documenting their foodie exploits a part of their everyday lives

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5 things you should know about Hawes

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
The Dales Countryside Museum.

A much visited market town in the Yorkshire Dales

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Celebrity Interviews

Monday, August 10, 2015

After star baker Marie was compared to Rod Stewart this week, we couldn’t help but spot that many of the other contestants shared some spooky similarities with celebrities too…

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Julian Lloyd Webber

Internationally acclaimed cellist Julian Lloyd Webber tells Sheena Hastings how a serious health problem has led to new opportunities

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Pic Joan Russell
Barbara Taylor Bradford celebrating the launch of her new novel at Rudding Park, Harrogate for Yorkshire ife readers.

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

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Events

Yesterday, 00:00

Out and about In the Dales

Read Full Story »
The St Leger at Doncaster

One of the country’s oldest racing festivals gets ready to welcome many thousands of visitors. David Marsh discovers what’s in store

Read Full Story »
Yorkshire Fossil Festival

Festivals, parades, music and plenty of theatrical drama to enjoy at the seaside this month, says Janet Deacon

Read Full Story »
Confusions, Stephen Joseph Theatre

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

Read Full Story »

Arts

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A wealth of historical movie material filmed in Yorkshire is now available for free online. Tony Greenway finds out more

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Artist profile - Lucy Pittaway

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Lucy Pittaway

A North Yorkshire artist is inspired by her travels here and abroad. We showcase a selection of her work

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A scene from Dad's Army filmed in North Yorkshire

Yorkshire Studios hopes to bring big Hollywood productions to the county Tony Greenway reports

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Wed, 09:00

Kate Henry from The Great British Bake Off shares a guilt-free dinner party recipe – perfect for chocoholics who want reduce their sugar intake

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

A wealth of historical movie material filmed in Yorkshire is now available for free online. Tony Greenway finds out more

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The first ever winner of the Great British Bake Off, Edd Kimber talks growing up in Yorkshire, inspiration, Patisserie Made Simple, and what’s next.

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Sponsored Articles


Tuesday, August 4, 2015
The Queen's Head

This historic, character filled pub and restaurant serves a tasty meu full of local produce

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Orlando's Italian Restaurant

Welcome to Orlando’s where Orlando and his wife, Carolina, are dedicated to preparing authentic food cooked in a classic Italian style.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The Butchers Arms, Hepworth

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

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Monday, April 13, 2015
Land Rover Defenders “Invictus” Edition

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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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
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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