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

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The Ride2Stride festival comes to Settle

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Settle in the Yorkshire Dales Photo by Alamy

Outdoor enthusiasts bring an economic boost to an historic market town in the Yorkshire Dales, reports Terry Fletcher

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New Mikron Theatre Company members James McLean, Steve McCourt, Rachael Henley, Ellen Chivers Photo by Peter Boyd

A unique theatre company takes to the waterways to entertain audiences around the country

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Peter Roberts in his stunning Himalayan garden

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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Share your reading passions

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

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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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Butterflies like the early emerging brimstone make the most of spring flowers, in this case an English bluebell Austin Morley

April is the time to get out and discover wildlife awakening from its winter slumbers – along with exciting new arrivals, as Tom Marshall from the Yorkshire Nature Triangle reports

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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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Events

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Outdoor enthusiasts bring an economic boost to an historic market town in the Yorkshire Dales, reports Terry Fletcher

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French property is attracting huge interest from British buyers

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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Wildife

Friday, April 10, 2015

April is the time to get out and discover wildlife awakening from its winter slumbers – along with exciting new arrivals, as Tom Marshall from the Yorkshire Nature Triangle reports

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BBC Springwatch at Bempton Cliffs

Millions of TV viewers got a taste of the wild side of Yorkshire as the BBC Springwatch show headed to the Yorkshire coast for its Easter Special.

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Bluebell woods can be found all across Yorkshire during Springs

There is no greater sight than a woodland floor carpeted with the lilac haze of bluebells in Spring

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The 400ft chalk cliffs of Flamborough and Bempton are a big draw for seabirds and visitors alike Photo David Nichols

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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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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Places

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Outdoor enthusiasts bring an economic boost to an historic market town in the Yorkshire Dales, reports Terry Fletcher

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Peter Roberts in his stunning Himalayan garden

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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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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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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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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Out & About 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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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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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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