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Denby Dale sits in the shadow of an architecturally stunning viaduct

Community spirit is alive and well and living in Denby Dale

When Kirklees Council announced that seven rural libraries would have to be run by volunteers to secure their long-term survival, some communities reacted with anger. But not Denby Dale.

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A view over Ullswater from Sharrow Bay

Short Break - Sharrow Bay Country House. Ullswater

Location, location, location...the Sharrow Bay hotel and restaurant looks out on one of the best views in the Lake District

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Brothers Eddie and George Chapman on home leave

Harrogate’s First World War experiences are brought to life at the Royal Pump Room

Ordinary people did extraordinary things during the Great War; a fact that’s being celebrated in a new exhibition at the Royal Pump Room Museum in Harrogate, where stories of bravery, spirit and gumption are being put in the spotlight.

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Settle, Yorkshire Dales

Five reasons to love Settle

People have been living at Settle on the banks of the Ribble since at least Anglo-Saxon times and down the years it has had a long list of incarnations from isolated farming community via market place, quarrying centre to mill town and now it has reinvented itself as a major tourist hub for the Yorkshire Dales. In recent centuries much of its wealth derived from wool and cotton though these days you will find them spinning a very different kind of yarn as it puts itself on the world story-telling map but there is plenty to draw visitors to its stately market square and streets all year round.

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A cairn marks the end of the ridge at Penhill, Wensleydale

Yorkshire Dales walk - West Witton

This walk of field paths and moorland tracks begins in the Dales village famed for the Burning of Bartle

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Members of the Scarborough scuba diving team who will take part in a shipwreck survey (standing) Sandra Laverack, Anne Morrison, Heath Samples, Duane Jackson and Iain Scott. (Front row) Tony Snelson, Stu Law, Ian Abraham, Sara Flowers and Mick Lawson

Divers to map shipwrecks off the Yorkshire coast

A major underwater shipwreck survey is to be carried out by a team of Scarborough scuba divers.

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Edith Kemp-Welsh's painting of a determined Britannia with Scarborough Castle in the background

Remember Scarborough - new exhibition explores the impact of war on the famous seaside town

A major new exhibition remembers the terrible price paid by Scarborough in the First World War

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Lodge Restaurant

Short Break - Dale Lodge Hotel, Grasmere

It’s a beer-lover’s dream as Dale Lodge combines a classy hotel with a brilliant pub, writes Roger Borrell

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Bellman Terry Ford enjoys shouting at the public

Meet Terry Ford, the bellman of Otley

If you want to know what’s going on, ask the loudest man in this special West Yorkshire town

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Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa  Pool

Short Break - Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, Bowness-on-Windermere

This hotel has modern facilities and a swish spa but it’s rooted in the early days of Lakeland tourism. Sue Riley reports

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Events

Whitby Harbour, scene of the Whitby Regatta

Things to do on the Yorkshire coast

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

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The official painting for the Tour de France Grand Depart

Le Grand Depart - a look ahead to the Tour De France in Yorkshire

The white rose county turns yellow this month as one of the world’s greatest sporting spectacles comes to Yorkshire. Andrew Vine looks at what the Tour de France holds

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Ebor Festival

What’s on in Yorkshire

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

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Team Sky Procycling ride Buttertubs Pass on Stage 1 of the 2014 Tour De France route. Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

The Yorkshire Dales prepares for the Tour de France

Is the Yorkshire Dales ready for the expected invasion by thousands of cycle race fans? Terry Fletcher reports

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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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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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Places

Denby Dale sits in the shadow of an architecturally stunning viaduct

Community spirit is alive and well and living in Denby Dale

When Kirklees Council announced that seven rural libraries would have to be run by volunteers to secure their long-term survival, some communities reacted with anger. But not Denby Dale.

Read full story »

Brothers Eddie and George Chapman on home leave

Harrogate’s First World War experiences are brought to life at the Royal Pump Room

Ordinary people did extraordinary things during the Great War; a fact that’s being celebrated in a new exhibition at the Royal Pump Room Museum in Harrogate, where stories of bravery, spirit and gumption are being put in the spotlight.

Read full story »

Settle, Yorkshire Dales

Five reasons to love Settle

People have been living at Settle on the banks of the Ribble since at least Anglo-Saxon times and down the years it has had a long list of incarnations from isolated farming community via market place, quarrying centre to mill town and now it has reinvented itself as a major tourist hub for the Yorkshire Dales. In recent centuries much of its wealth derived from wool and cotton though these days you will find them spinning a very different kind of yarn as it puts itself on the world story-telling map but there is plenty to draw visitors to its stately market square and streets all year round.

Read full story »

Members of the Scarborough scuba diving team who will take part in a shipwreck survey (standing) Sandra Laverack, Anne Morrison, Heath Samples, Duane Jackson and Iain Scott. (Front row) Tony Snelson, Stu Law, Ian Abraham, Sara Flowers and Mick Lawson

Divers to map shipwrecks off the Yorkshire coast

A major underwater shipwreck survey is to be carried out by a team of Scarborough scuba divers.

Read full story »

Edith Kemp-Welsh's painting of a determined Britannia with Scarborough Castle in the background

Remember Scarborough - new exhibition explores the impact of war on the famous seaside town

A major new exhibition remembers the terrible price paid by Scarborough in the First World War

Read full story »

Holiday E-Edition

Great British Life Holidays

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Walks

A cairn marks the end of the ridge at Penhill, Wensleydale

Yorkshire Dales walk - West Witton

This walk of field paths and moorland tracks begins in the Dales village famed for the Burning of Bartle

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Forge Valley is popular with dog walkers, botanists and birdwatchers

Yorkshire Walk - West Ayton, Scarborough

Turn your back on the beach and explore Scarborough’s secret countryside instead

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Village of Arncliffe

Yorkshire Dales Walk - Arncliffe and Kettlewell

Take these moorland tracks and riverside paths for a perfect early summer walk

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Nunnington Hall

North Yorkshire Walk - Nunnington Hall, Ryedale

Enjoy a walk that takes you back in time along river paths and farm tracks

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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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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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Warmaways

Renewable Energy - Warmaway

After over 40 years of service, Warmaway are still a local, family owned business.

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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

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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