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Black Dyke Band 2014

Black Dyke Brass Band has wins the British Open Championship for a record 30th time,

Yorkshire’s premier band hits all the right notes at the British championships

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Historical fiction is hot

Why historical fiction is in the middle of a golden age

Historical fiction has shaken off its anorak, says Sharon Canavar, chief executive of Harrogate International Festivals

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Stories on a Postcard exhibition by Settle Stories

Settle Stories - creative talent on the back of a postcard

There are short stories, and then there are stories so short you can fit them on the back of a postcard.

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View towards Hebden Bridge from Horsehold Road.

Better Together - the thriving culture of co-operatives in Hebden Bridge

The spirit of co-operation is still strong in Hebden Bridge, as Jo Haywood discovers

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Yorkshire Life Luncheon - The Spiced Pear, Hepworth

The best instagram accounts in Yorkshire

We celebrate the best smartphone photographers in the region

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8 Sharon Canavar, Simon Theakston and Festival Chairman, Fiona Movley

Harrogate International Festivals prepare for 50th anniversary celebrations

Chief executive of Harrogate International Festivals, Sharon Canavar, writes her debut column for us as her team prepares for a very special anniversary

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Sunrise at Hornsea

Spending a weekend in Hornsea

Why not smuggle in a weekend in Hornsea?

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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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Silver birch on the path, the Wharfe below

Artist profile - Paul Talbot Greaves

Meet artist Paul Talbot Greaves who is inspired by the moors on the doorstep of his West Yorkshire home

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Shopping is varied in Barnsley including visiting continental markets

Five reasons to visit Barnsley

Fancy a grand day out? Set your sat-nav for the south of the county

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Events

Northern Ballet - Dracula (Photo Merlin Handy)

What’s on in Yorkshire

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

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Staithes Art Festival

Things to do on the Yorkshire coast

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

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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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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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Wildlife

Returning bees will be creating a buzz in York

York’s Buzzing project breathes new life into local meadows

Have you heard the buzz about York’s meadows? If not, you soon will as a new project has been launched to transform an area 50 times the size of York Minster’s nave, into vibrant meadows buzzing with wildlife and rich with colourful wildflowers that both people and pollinators can enjoy.

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Anthoy Caro's Promenade 1996 with grazing Canadian geese

Yorkshire Sculpture Park launch YSP Wild - a new project to help discover wildlife

Wildlife experts team up with an international arts venue to introduce the outdoors to visitors

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Pic Joan Russell
Actor Matthew Rhys reading poetry at Thorpe Perrow Arboretum in Bedale.

Actor Matthew Rhys leafs through a book or two in aid of Thorp Perrow Arboretum

There has been much curiosity and excitement surrounding the filming in Yorkshire of the television drama Death Comes to Pemberley, the PD James sequel to Pride and Prejudice. But few probably realised leading man Matthew Rhys, who plays Darcy in the three part programme, also has a connection with Thorp Perrow Arboretum, near Bedale in North Yorkshire. He has been the guest of owners Sir John and Lady Niki Ropner and Sir John’s daughter Annabel Dugdale, a long time friend of the actor.

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Places

View towards Hebden Bridge from Horsehold Road.

Better Together - the thriving culture of co-operatives in Hebden Bridge

The spirit of co-operation is still strong in Hebden Bridge, as Jo Haywood discovers

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Sunrise at Hornsea

Spending a weekend in Hornsea

Why not smuggle in a weekend in Hornsea?

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Shopping is varied in Barnsley including visiting continental markets

Five reasons to visit Barnsley

Fancy a grand day out? Set your sat-nav for the south of the county

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Coxworth Ivan, Angora goat

2014 Great Yorkshire Show - photo special

Fine weather brings out the crowds and royalty at the Great Yorkshire Show

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Denby Dale sits in the shadow of an architecturally stunning viaduct

Community spirit is alive and well and living in Denby Dale

When Kirklees Council announced that seven rural libraries would have to be run by volunteers to secure their long-term survival, some communities reacted with anger. But not Denby Dale.

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Holidays E-Edition

Holidays E-Edition

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Walks

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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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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Photography

Yorkshire Life Luncheon - The Spiced Pear, Hepworth

The best instagram accounts in Yorkshire

We celebrate the best smartphone photographers in the region

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Whitby Morning - Simon Penson

Yorkshire Life Reader Photos - September 2014

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

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Candy Shop in Skipton - Rachael Waddington

Yorkshire Life Reader Photos - August 2014

Some of your best shots on the theme of food

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Discover Out & About

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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Oulton Hall Hotel

18th century Mansion - Oulton Hall Hotel

The sweeping driveway leads up to one of the grandest entrances in Yorkshire, where you’re met by the beaming smile of Ian, the concierge; welcome to Oulton Hall.

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Monk Fryston Hall.

Monk Fryston Hall

This former manor house dating back to the 12th century is set in 30 acres of delightful gardens and mature woodland, with its own lake and famous replica Lucerne Bridge.

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Wentworth Woodhouse

Wentworth Woodhouse - the largest privately-owned house in Europe

Wentworth Woodhouse, in Wentworth, South Yorkshire, the largest privately-owned house in Europe, is finally awaking from its slumber. Two houses of totally different architectural styles built by The First Marquess of Rockingham between 1725 & 1750; the west front of the house in the baroque style & the east front in the later Palladian style.

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Out & About Showcase

Spring Valley Park

Spring Valley Holiday Park, Scarborough, N. Yorkshire

12 month Holiday Park of 25 luxurious homes with a 12 month occupancy in Scarborough, ideally suited for the National Park and Coast. With stunning views and in quiet surroundings.

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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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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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