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Merewood Country House Hotel

Short Break - Merewood Country House Hotel and Restaurant, Windermere

Set in 20 acres of land overlooking Lake Windermere, the Merewood Country House Hotel is grand and yet very inviting

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Fargate and Queen Victorias statue in 1907 shortly after its unveiling

Old photographs shed an interesting new light on Sheffield’s history

Sheffield has come a long way since George Orwell referred to it as ‘the ugliest town in the Old World’.

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Grim conditions greet the boys as they prepare for battle

Where the Poppies Now Grow - a child’s-eye view of the First World War

Yorkshire author Hilary Robinson has dedicated her new children’s book exploring a friendship ravaged by the brutality of war to the memory of her great uncle who fell at the Somme.

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Harrogate Crime Writing Festival

JK Rowling to headline Harrogate Crime Writing Festival as her alter ego Robert Galbraith

Magical addition to Harrogate Crime Writing Festival’s killer line-up

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LAN April artist of the month

Artist of the Month - Sheila Dewsbury

The unpredictable South Pennine weather is a major influence of the work of Sheila Dewsbury, writes Barbara Waite

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Ann M  Holmes

Artist profile - Ann M Holmes, Hebden Bridge

Meet Ann M Holmes a fine art and landscape photographer based in the Pennine hill town of Hebden Bridge

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William Bradley  the Yorkshire Giant  was a very prominent Weighton resident

Market Weighton - the heart of East Yorkshire

Is ‘the heart of East Yorkshire’ still getting pulses racing? Jo Haywood finds out

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The rolling countryside towards Dore and Totley

Dore and Totley - communities campaigning for change

Community pride has set two neighbouring villages on the campaign trail as Andrew Vine reports

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Stoodley Pike

South Pennines Walk - Todmorden

Stride out along moorland tracks and old packhorse routes that cross the wide open spaces of the South Pennines

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Woolly Bike Trail

The Tour de France in Yorkshire - a mini guide to the Yorkshire Festival 2014

Yorkshire Festival 2014 is the first ever arts festival to precede the Tour de France, the world’s biggest annual sporting event

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Events

Easter at Castle Howard

Things to do in Yorkshire during Easter

Easter’s the perfect time to come out of your shell on a family day out

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Woolly Bike Trail

The Tour de France in Yorkshire - a mini guide to the Yorkshire Festival 2014

Yorkshire Festival 2014 is the first ever arts festival to precede the Tour de France, the world’s biggest annual sporting event

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Philip-Lorca diCorcia Photographs: 1975-2012

What’s On in Yorkshire - April 2014

A guide to some of the best entertainment around the region compiled by Tony Greenway

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Whitby promenade

The Yorkshire coast gears up for an event packed summer

Hopes are high for a bumper tourist season along the Yorkshire coast, as the resorts gear up for a summer packed with events. Andrew Vine reports

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Paul Weller

Paul Weller announces Forestry Commission gigs.

Paul Weller has confirmed five forest gigs, appearing as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live concert programme in spectacular woodland locations across the country.

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Wildlife

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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123 Paul Osbaliston walks with handlers, with Harbour lodge in the background

Ryan Kay goes along to a grouse pointing test that few get chance to witness on Haworth Moor

Every year, the German Shorthaired Pointer Club holds a grouse pointing test on Haworth Moor that few ever get chance to witness. Ryan Kay and his dog Mollie go along.

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Places

Fargate and Queen Victorias statue in 1907 shortly after its unveiling

Old photographs shed an interesting new light on Sheffield’s history

Sheffield has come a long way since George Orwell referred to it as ‘the ugliest town in the Old World’.

Read full story »

William Bradley  the Yorkshire Giant  was a very prominent Weighton resident

Market Weighton - the heart of East Yorkshire

Is ‘the heart of East Yorkshire’ still getting pulses racing? Jo Haywood finds out

Read full story »

The rolling countryside towards Dore and Totley

Dore and Totley - communities campaigning for change

Community pride has set two neighbouring villages on the campaign trail as Andrew Vine reports

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All Hallows Church in Kirkburton  is considered to be one of the most complete examples of a 13th century church in West Yorkshire

Five reasons to visit Kirkburton

Kirkburton has a long history and is noted in the Domesday Book

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JMW Turners Knaresborough Castle

Art and Yorkshire: From Turner to Hockney at the Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

A new blockbuster Harrogate exhibition traces Yorkshire’s influence on artists

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Holiday E-Edition

Great British Life Holidays

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Walks

Stoodley Pike

South Pennines Walk - Todmorden

Stride out along moorland tracks and old packhorse routes that cross the wide open spaces of the South Pennines

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Glaisedale village

North Yorkshire Walk - Glaisedale, North York Moors

A story of adventure adds romance to a wonderful walk in North Yorkshire

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Burbage walkers

Peak District Walk - Longshaw Estate and Burbage

This fine walk, chosen especially for those in the south of the region, takes you along moorland tracks and through woodland

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Middlesmoor Chruch

North Yorkshire Walk - Nidderdale Way and Ramsgill

This wonderful walk makes good use of the Nidderdale Way to explore three charming villages.

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Castle Howard Mausoleum

Yorkshire Walk - Castle Howard

Feast on wonderful views in and around the grounds of one of Yorkshire’s finest country houses

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Discover Out & About

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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The Mount School

The Mount School

The Mount School produces a very special kind of girl; mature, quietly confident to be herself, to think independently, live adventurously and to be socially considerate.

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Out & About Showcase

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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