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A sign of peace in No Mans Land

The Christmas Truce - war heroes remembered in new book

Children remember the bravery of soldiers who fought and survived the First World War

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Personalised ski socks

9 gift ideas for the sport lover

Stuck for ideas for someone who loves sport and being active? Try these for size...

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Miracle of the Mirror, 2002, Joan Fontcuberta

Stranger Than Fiction exhibition, National Media Museum, Bradford

Portraits of mermaids, miracles, flying hybrid beasts and recently discovered galaxies are just some of the remarkable subjects of a subversive new exhibition at the National Media Museum in Bradford. Stranger Than Fiction, which runs until February 5th, gathers together more than 30 years’ work by award-winning photographer Joan Fontcuberta. Using the visual languages of journalism, advertising, museum displays and scientific journals, his convincing yet subversive and deadpan works are an investigation of photography’s authority and our natural inclination to believe what we see.

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Beverley Minster from Westwood Pastures

Is Beverley set to become a major tourist destination?

There are new opportunities to be grasped for towns like Beverley in East Yorkshire, as Esther Leach discovers

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Beverley Minster East Window

6 things to do in Beverley

The East Yorkshire market town is well worth a visit

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River Aire at Bingley

Yorkshire walk - Bingley and the Aire Valley

Follow good paths and tracks for an enjoyable walk in the Aire Valley

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Dame Fanny Waterman, Leeds

Classical music star Dame Fanny Waterman to pen autobiography

Dame Fanny Waterman at theage of 94 has begun an autobiography telling the story of her extraordinary life. She talks to Andrew Vine

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The previously tired balcony seating has been given a new lease of life

Curtain up on the new-look Sheffield Lyceum Theatre

It’s taken 190 builders, 14 specialist contractors, 66 solar panels, 11.5 miles of cabling, 900 square metres of carpet, 1,100 reupholstered seats, 1,000 litres of paint and £1.93m, but Sheffield Lyceum Theatre now looks considerably younger than its 177 years.

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Ox Pasture Hall Hotel

Short break - Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, Scarborough

With Scarborough just a short ride away, the Ox Pasture Hall Hotel is the perfect location for a rural break

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Events

Cinderella, Harrogate Theatre

Christmas shows and pantos in Yorkshire

Our guide to some of the best pantos and Christmas shows on this festive season

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Top Hat at Leeds Grand Theatre

What’s on in Yorkshire

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

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Magic Lantern Man Robin Lidster

Things to do on the Yorkshire coast

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

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Crowds of people at the German Christmas market Millennium Square Leeds England

The best Christmas Markets in Yorkshire

With Christmas just around the corner, what better way to soak up the magic than at your local Christmas market?

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Gourmet food is on the menu in Harrogate

A look ahead to Christmas in Harrogate

Winter wonders in Harrogate and district

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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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Places

Miracle of the Mirror, 2002, Joan Fontcuberta

Stranger Than Fiction exhibition, National Media Museum, Bradford

Portraits of mermaids, miracles, flying hybrid beasts and recently discovered galaxies are just some of the remarkable subjects of a subversive new exhibition at the National Media Museum in Bradford. Stranger Than Fiction, which runs until February 5th, gathers together more than 30 years’ work by award-winning photographer Joan Fontcuberta. Using the visual languages of journalism, advertising, museum displays and scientific journals, his convincing yet subversive and deadpan works are an investigation of photography’s authority and our natural inclination to believe what we see.

Read full story »

Beverley Minster from Westwood Pastures

Is Beverley set to become a major tourist destination?

There are new opportunities to be grasped for towns like Beverley in East Yorkshire, as Esther Leach discovers

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Beverley Minster East Window

6 things to do in Beverley

The East Yorkshire market town is well worth a visit

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Grass Woods, Grassington

Why Grassington is one of the Yorkshire Dales’ most visited villages

Community is important in Grassington as Esther Leach discovers

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Walks

River Aire at Bingley

Yorkshire walk - Bingley and the Aire Valley

Follow good paths and tracks for an enjoyable walk in the Aire Valley

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Gifts for walkers

Gifts for walkers and people on the go

Inspire ramblers and hikers to get up and go with our favourite Christmas presents for people who love the outdoors.

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Hawnby Church

North York Moors walk - Hawnby

There are good paths and tracks but a high ridge to climb on this lovely moorland walk

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Barbondale

Countryside Walk - Barbon

A decision to increase the size of the Yorkshire Dales National Park is expected soon. Terry Fletcher takes a walk through the proposed new area

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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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Photography

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

Yorkshire Life Reader Photos - December 2014

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

Yorkshire Life Reader Photos - November 2014

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

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Knaresborough

Artist profile - Juliette Howick

Juliette Howick describes how her passion for photography has developed into ambition to make it her career

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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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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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York House Leisure

Park Leisure - Chantry Country and Leisure Park

Chantry Country and Leisure Park is set in the beautiful countryside setting of Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales, making it the perfect idyllic retreat for all, from young families to couples enjoying their retirement.

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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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