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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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Are you an adrenaline junkie?

If your feel time for an adventure, these activity venues in the county will provide the thrills

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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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Cannon Hall Farm

They say never work with animals and children, but these magnificent seven farms are a great day out for the family

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Lightwater Valley

From white knuckle rides to a mind boggling giant maze, we pick our favourite theme parks

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The Derbyshire Life cross country fence    - Fiona Scott-Maxwell

The Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials is three days of thrilling world-class competition combining elegant dressage, nail-biting show jumping and dramatic cross-country around the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire’s beautiful parkland at Chatsworth near Bakewell, Derbyshire.

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Jane, Pete, Maisie and Joe Zanzottera (and Jigsaw the cat) with their borrowed artwork, Common Chimpanzee, Plains Zebra, Walrus and Wildebeest Mounts by Sara Porter

Like a lot of great art, the true beauty of Leeds Picture Library is its simplicity. It’s open to anyone who lives in Yorkshire; you simply have to register, pay a small subscription (£16 a quarter or £48 a year) and then take your pick from around 1,000 artworks at quarterly selection weekends or via a catalogue in Leeds Art Gallery’s gift shop.

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Tour de France in Cragg Vale West Yorkshire by John Bradley

The inaugural Tour de Yorkshire takes place on 1st-3rd May 2015. We give you the lowdown on some of our favourite locations along the route

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Events

Wed, 10:05

If your feel time for an adventure, these activity venues in the county will provide the thrills

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Cannon Hall Farm

They say never work with animals and children, but these magnificent seven farms are a great day out for the family

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Lightwater Valley

From white knuckle rides to a mind boggling giant maze, we pick our favourite theme parks

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Beverley Festival

Not sure where to go this summer for the best festival experience? We’ve got it covered in our mini guide to Yorkshire festivals for 2015

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Tour de France in Cragg Vale West Yorkshire by John Bradley

The inaugural Tour de Yorkshire takes place on 1st-3rd May 2015. We give you the lowdown on some of our favourite locations along the route

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Wildife

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Could East Yorkshire be sitting on an economic boost worth £30 million a year to struggling coastal communities? The answer could be yes, says Tom Marshall of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

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Returning bees will be creating a buzz in York

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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A penguin helpfully points out the luxury features of The Deeps latest exhibit

Hull says hello to its newest residents

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Discover Out & About

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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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Sheffiled Sports Stadium

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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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

Thursday, April 3, 2014
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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Places

Are you an adrenaline junkie?

If your feel time for an adventure, these activity venues in the county will provide the thrills

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Cannon Hall Farm

They say never work with animals and children, but these magnificent seven farms are a great day out for the family

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Lightwater Valley

From white knuckle rides to a mind boggling giant maze, we pick our favourite theme parks

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Walks

Saturday, March 7, 2015

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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North York Moors walk - Commondale

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Siss Cross, North York Moors

Good paths and tracks link centuries-old crosses on this fine moorland walk

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Photography

Thursday, March 5, 2015

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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A growing blanket of snow over Simon Fell, Yorkshire Dales - John Wood

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

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Show Me The Way To Go Home, Blakey Ridge - Janet Danks

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

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The Humber Bridge south tower from the Hessle foreshore - Gordon Ratcliffe

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

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Artist profile - Juliette Howick

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Knaresborough

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

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

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Updated:The best instagram accounts in Yorkshire

Friday, September 12, 2014
Yorkshire Life Luncheon - The Spiced Pear, Hepworth

We celebrate the best smartphone photographers in the region

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Whitby Morning - Simon Penson

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

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Candy Shop in Skipton - Rachael Waddington

Some of your best shots on the theme of food

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Cow and Calf rocks at Ilkley - Phil Moon

A selection of some of the best shots on the theme of big and small

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Three Trees at Goldsborough - Robin Hudson

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

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Out & About Showcase

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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Gleaming Fresh Clean

Your chance to win cleaning vouchers from Gleaming Fresh Clean and ease the burden of your domestic chores.

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Image used courtesy of Rolls-Royce plc

The Trent XWB is the very latest engine developed by Rolls-Royce. It is the world’s most efficient large aero engine flying and recently started passenger carrying service with Qatar Airways, almost exactly 100 years after the first Rolls-Royce aero engine, the Eagle, ran for the first time.

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Swan Lake Spectacular at Martin Mere Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre

Winter is a fantastic time to visit the nature reserve and animal collection. Many thousands of wild ducks, geese and Whooper swans are drawn to the internationally-rated wetlands, offering spectacular displays of feather and flight with an award winning experience called Swan Spectacular. Everyday the swans are fed at 3pm from Swan Link Hide and 3.30pm from Raines Observatory including a wardens talk.

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Spring Valley Park

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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