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Sunbridge Wells, underground retail development in the city centre with bars and shops

Shoppers in Bradford will be going underground when an unusual new mall opens next month

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Bradford
The weed dance is the February highlight of the great crested grebe calendar, and one of natures most stunning courtship rituals (c) Alistair Marsh Photography

It’s the most romantic month of the year and although it’s chilly across Yorkshire’s countryside, the amorous antics of our wildlife can certainly warm the heart. Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Tom Marshall gets all loved-up

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All Saints Church - still the beating heart of the town

Never visited Pocklington? Then put it on your to-do list now, says Richard Darn. Photographs by Joan Russell

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City of Troy Maze

There’s no need for a wooden horse if you want to take in Troy while on this walk in the hills near Scackleton, writes Terry Fletcher

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Ripon Cathedral

The Very Reverend John Dobson, Dean of Ripon, tells us about his cathedral city. Photographs by Joan Russell

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Image courtesy of Welcome to Yorkshire

If you want the right answer, you've got to find the right venue, says Jo Haywood

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The night sky above Ribblehead viaduct

A week-long festival is being held in Yorkshire’s national parks to celebrate our starry skies

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Author profile - Helen Cadbury, Heworth

Friday, February 5, 2016
Crime writer Helen Cadbury with some of her favourite books at her home in York

Crime writer Helen Cadbury helps us launch a new series about Yorkshire-based authors and their favourite books. Interview by Jo Haywood. Photographs by Joan Russell

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Handler Chris Wadsworth (left) joins Jon Traill in the West Beck chalk stream to investigate the riverbed gravels at the heart of the ‘Crystal Clear’ project

Horse power has been giving nature a helping hoof in the Wolds. Words and photographs by Tom Marshall

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Artist profile - Kate Lycett, Hebden Bridge

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Castle Carr, Luddenden Dean
Ill fortune seemed to befall anyone connected to Castle Carr. The castle was commissioned by Captain Joseph Priestly Edwards in 1859, though he and his eldest son died in a railway accident before it was completed. It took over 100 men eight years to build it. It was briefly inhabited by his youngest son before being sold on. The site of the castle was too isolated; it was damp and plagued by midges and disputes with locals over rights of way.  It was never fully inhabited. Initially it was used as a hunting lodge; eventually the estate was sold for the water rights and the castle became derelict, being used for munitions storage during the Second World War. It was demolished in 1962. The castle was huge. Hollywood gothic in style and scale, it stood alone and incongruous on the moors. The castle surrounded a large courtyard which had at its centre a fountain guarded by four vast stone hounds. Hounds guarded the stairs and the fireplaces inside, and it was decorated with hunting t

Ruined houses are a passion for a Yorkshire artist who can’t help but attempt to reveal their secrets

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Hebden Bridge

Events

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Attack

It takes more than a flood to dampen enthusiasm for Canute’s anniversary celebrations

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New:What’s on in Yorkshire

Sunday, January 31, 2016
Elixir of Love

A round up of events in and around Yorkshire during February

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Things to do in Yorkshire

New:Things to do on the Yorkshire coast

Sunday, January 31, 2016
Coastival

There is plenty of entertainment at the coast even at this time of year, says Janet Deacon

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Coastal Yorkshire Things to do in Yorkshire
Sharon Canavar

Seek comfort in the arts with the help of Harrogate International Festivals which urges you to explore, discover and experiment

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Beverley Festival

Not sure where to go this year for the best festival experience? We’ve got it covered in our mini guide to Yorkshire festivals for 2016

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Things to do in Yorkshire

Wildife

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The weed dance is the February highlight of the great crested grebe calendar, and one of natures most stunning courtship rituals (c) Alistair Marsh Photography

It’s the most romantic month of the year and although it’s chilly across Yorkshire’s countryside, the amorous antics of our wildlife can certainly warm the heart. Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Tom Marshall gets all loved-up

Read Full Story »
Handler Chris Wadsworth (left) joins Jon Traill in the West Beck chalk stream to investigate the riverbed gravels at the heart of the ‘Crystal Clear’ project

Horse power has been giving nature a helping hoof in the Wolds. Words and photographs by Tom Marshall

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Avocet flock in flight - Chris Grady

From leaping salmon to the world’s fastest bird and mighty whales to the most delicate of dragonflies and orchids – Yorkshire’s wild side has it all. Tom Marshall picks out some unmissable spots to enjoy this year

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Robin by Richard Bowler

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Tom Marshall discovers that family and friends are not the only visitors we play host to at Christmas time

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The red kite returns to Yorkshire

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Red kite - photo Mike_Snelle

There are few moments that genuinely stop you in your tracks, but seeing a red kite seemingly hovering over a busy main road, just inches above rooftop satellite dishes is certainly one of them. Unless you happen to live in the north of Leeds, it’s unlikely that you can add this bird of prey to your own garden tick list, but nowadays you don’t actually have to go that far to see one.

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Places

Fri, 00:00
Sunbridge Wells, underground retail development in the city centre with bars and shops

Shoppers in Bradford will be going underground when an unusual new mall opens next month

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Bradford
All Saints Church - still the beating heart of the town

Never visited Pocklington? Then put it on your to-do list now, says Richard Darn. Photographs by Joan Russell

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Ripon Cathedral

The Very Reverend John Dobson, Dean of Ripon, tells us about his cathedral city. Photographs by Joan Russell

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Image courtesy of Welcome to Yorkshire

If you want the right answer, you've got to find the right venue, says Jo Haywood

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The night sky above Ribblehead viaduct

A week-long festival is being held in Yorkshire’s national parks to celebrate our starry skies

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Walks

Wed, 00:00
City of Troy Maze

There’s no need for a wooden horse if you want to take in Troy while on this walk in the hills near Scackleton, writes Terry Fletcher

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Yorkshire Dales walk - Stainforth

Sunday, January 10, 2016
Stainforth Force

A favourite Yorkshire Dales walk for a bright winter’s day. Words and photographs by Terry Fletcher

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Yorkshire Dales Walks

Yorkshire walk - Fountains Abbey

Monday, December 14, 2015
Walkers on one of the seven bridges

This is an ideal walk for a short winter’s day. Words and photographs by Terry Fletcher

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Barbondale

Campaigners welcome the long-awaited decision to extend the Dales and Lakes national parks but there is work still to be done. Words and photographs by Terry Fletcher

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Yorkshire Dales

Yorkshire walk - Boltby, near Thirsk

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
The view from the ridge

Stride out across fields and along woodland paths to enjoy wonderful moorland views. Words and photograph by Terry Fletcher

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Photography

Saturday, November 21, 2015
Cold Dawn in Whitby by Terence Irwin

So will we getting some snow this year? Our readers certainly hope so. We’ve had some beautiful snow photos uploaded to our website over the years, here are a few of our favourites

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photography

The Yorkshire Life 2016 calendar

Monday, November 16, 2015
2016 Yorkshire Life Calendar

Don’t miss the Yorkshire Life calendar which comes free with the December issue of your favourite magazine.

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photography
Whitby Harbour

This month we feature our first set of images by a photographer caputuring the Yorkshire countryside using a drone

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RibbleHead Viaduct by Trevor Wright

Ribblehead Viaduct carries the Settle-Carlisle Railway across Batty Moss in North Yorkshire. The Grade 2 listed structure is 440 yards in length and stands at 104 feet above the valley floor. It has become a popular subject for our reader photographers over the years.

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photography
Scarborough Funfair by Richard Sayer

Scarborough was originally a medieval settlement, a fishing port and a popular holiday resort. It’s easy to see why our readers love taking photos here

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Coastal Yorkshire photography
Hebden Bridge in the Snow by Rebecca Greenwood

Hebden Bridge is without doubt, a great place to visit, but is a worthy destination for photographers? Take a look at these images from our talented readers

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Hebden Bridge photography
Fountains Abbey water garden by Helen Tabor

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is beautiful all year round, as these photos by our readers illustrate

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photography
New Mill, Saltaire by Mark Davis

This West Yorkshire model village became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001 and is a popular spot for our local photographers

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photography
York Railway Station by John Cobham

York is one of the most visited destinations in the UK throughout the year, it’s easy to see why from our reader photos

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York photography
Bathed In A Golden Glow, Fountains Abbey by Janet Danks

As we wave goodbye to the summer sun, we can look forward to th explosion of colour that Autumn brings. Here are a few scenes our readers captured

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Autumn photography
Rainbow over Whitby by Garry Hornby

The Abbey, the piers, those steps, that lamppost... there are so many photo opportunities in Whitby, as our readers will testify

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Whitby Coastal Yorkshire photography
Pimms and Cupcakes by Becs from Lay the Table

We love our food in Yorkshire, from farm shops and food markets to award winning pub grub and restaurants. We love talking , writing and now taking photos of our eating habits. We talk to a few people who have made documenting their foodie exploits a part of their everyday lives

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