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Halifax viewed from Beacon Hill overlooking the town centre.

Halifax banks on future investment in culture and tourism

Investment continues to give the capital of Calderdale a welcome boost, says Jo Haywood

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

The Yorkshire Nature Triangle hopes to bring prosperity to the Yorkshire Coast

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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Henry Moore, Upright Motive No.1: Glenkiln Cross; Upright Motive No 2, Upright Motive No 7, 1955-56 bronze. Photo Jonty Wilde, courtesy Tate

Back to a Land - Henry Moore exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

This month we hand over our Gallery pages to the award-winning Yorkshire Sculpture Park for a preview of a major Henry Moore exhibition

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Pen Y Ghent by rob mcewen

Yorkshire Life Reader photos - Sheep

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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Author Lee Child with Sarah Millican

Can the arts solve the north/south divide?

Arts festivals can enhance our quality of life not just culturally but also financially. Sharon Canavar explains

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Guide Stone on Blakey Rigg North York Moors National Park

Why the North York Moors National Park needs your help

The figures are disturbing. Almost half the funding to support the North York Moors National Park has been cut over the last four years.

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Helmsley upriver

10 things to do in Helmsley

Helmsley is the only market town within the North York Moors National Park and it’s full of character and charm. So what should you do when you visit?

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Phoenix Strings

A look ahead to the Spring Chamber Music Series in Harrogate

Love inspires many works by our great composers and the musicians who perform them, as Sharon Canavar explains

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Events

Fashion City York

A look ahead to Fashion City York Weekend - April 10th-12th

It’s all about collaboration when it comes to preparing for Fashion City York Weekend

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Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade attracts all sorts

Top festivals to look out for in Halifax and Calderdale during 2015

Rubber duck racing, dock leaf pudding cook off and burlesque – a weird and wonderful year of Calderdale festivals

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Harrogate Flower Show

Win one of 10 pairs of tickets to the Harrogate Spring Flower Show

Harrogate Spring Flower Show is the first big event in the gardening calendar, welcoming the new growing season with a spectacular celebration of the very best in horticulture

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Rigoletto, The Spa , Scarborough

What’s on in Yorkshire

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

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Wildlife

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

The Yorkshire Nature Triangle hopes to bring prosperity to the Yorkshire Coast

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

Read full story »

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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Places

Halifax viewed from Beacon Hill overlooking the town centre.

Halifax banks on future investment in culture and tourism

Investment continues to give the capital of Calderdale a welcome boost, says Jo Haywood

Read full story »

Henry Moore, Upright Motive No.1: Glenkiln Cross; Upright Motive No 2, Upright Motive No 7, 1955-56 bronze. Photo Jonty Wilde, courtesy Tate

Back to a Land - Henry Moore exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

This month we hand over our Gallery pages to the award-winning Yorkshire Sculpture Park for a preview of a major Henry Moore exhibition

Read full story »

Guide Stone on Blakey Rigg North York Moors National Park

Why the North York Moors National Park needs your help

The figures are disturbing. Almost half the funding to support the North York Moors National Park has been cut over the last four years.

Read full story »

Helmsley upriver

10 things to do in Helmsley

Helmsley is the only market town within the North York Moors National Park and it’s full of character and charm. So what should you do when you visit?

Read full story »

Walks

Castle Hill where Bronze Age warriors dug defensive ramparts Photograph by Terry Fletcher

West Yorkshire walk - Castle Hill, Farnley Tyas, nr Huddersfield

Terry Fletcher discovers the beautiful countryside just a couple of miles from Huddersfield town centre

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The view towards Gouthwaite

10 great walks in the Yorkshire Dales and Nidderdale

A selection of walks from the Yorkshire Life archive covering the Yorkshire Dales and Nidderdale.

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Cow and Calf

10 great walks in West Yorkshire and the Pennines

A selection of walks from the Yorkshire Life archive covering West Yorkshire and Pennines

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Siss Cross, North York Moors

North York Moors walk - Commondale

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

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River Aire at Bingley

West Yorkshire walk - Bingley and the Aire Valley

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

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Photography

Pen Y Ghent by rob mcewen

Yorkshire Life Reader photos - Sheep

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

Yorkshire Life Reader Photos - February 2015

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

Yorkshire Life Reader Photos - December 2014

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

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Discover Out & About

The Sands

Escape 2 The Sands

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

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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Out & About Showcase

Image used courtesy of Rolls-Royce plc

21st February - 22nd March Rolls-Royce Trent XWB 100 years in the making, The Silk Mill, Derby

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

Win an annual family membership to WWT Martin Mere

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

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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