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A few years ago I suffered a break down in a supermarket. A kind of existential crisis hit me in the cleaning products aisle with such force I became worried that the noise created by the fabric of my mind being torn apart might be heard all the way over in the cheese section.

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There’s a letter that’s been quoted and requoted of late, in light of the decline of arts subjects at GCSE. When Kurt Vonnegut was 84, high school students sent letters to the author. He responded with this beautiful wisdom: ‘Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow.’

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A tapestry is being created in Stamford Bridge to commemorate the other big battle of 1066, writes Paul Mackenzie

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The Sheffield-born comedian has moved back to the city and is pondering the merits of renovating his new home himself

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Teenagers are building careers with the help of a pioneering property project. Andrew Vine reports

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The Sheffield-born comedian finds that photography and droning on don’t always mix well.

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Steve Huison on living an artistic life

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Steve Huison — star of The Full Monty and Coronation Street — tells Tony Greenway why acting, drawing and painting are all fuel to his creative fire.

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Social Events

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Skipton Properties celebrated 30 years in business with an Alice in Wonderland garden party at Utopia at Broughton Hall.

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Rotarians, sponsors and friends helped to raise more than £16,000 for charity in an ambitious 18 month project that involved the renovation of an old Yorkshire cobble and a rowing race in the Lake District.

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A charity ladies afternoon tea at the Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa, Bolton Abbey, near Skipton with special guest, TV presenter Gaynor Barnes, raised £150 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

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Dance fans helped to raise more than £4,500 in aid of Stroke and Neuro Rehab at Dewsbury District Hospital during the Strictly Summer Ball held for 162 guests at Dewsbury Town Hall.

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Parents, staff and friends of Belmont Grosvenor School in Harrogate came together at their summer ball to raise money for the Parent Teachers Association and the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund.

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Sponsors and supporters of Three Hagges community wood and meadow raised a glass (or three) at a special summer drinks party to celebrate its success.

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Sixth form students at Harrogate Ladies’ College celebrated the end of the school year with A Midsummer’s Night Dream-inspired ball.

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2016 Great Yorkshire Show - photo special

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Photographer Andy Bulmer captures some of the highlights at one of the country’s leading countryside events

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Great Yorkshire Show

Celebrity Interviews

Monday, October 10, 2016

Sir Patrick Stewart is one of our most recognisable English actors, respected on both sides of the Atlantic. Though he now can place himself among his childhood heroes – Gielgud, Olivier and Guinness – Yorkshire-born Patrick says life changed for him on the spring mornings he played by the river.

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The stars of the TV documentary series The Yorkshire Vet still can’t quite believe its success, as Tony Greenway finds out during a visit to their Thirsk surgery.

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Exclusive: Nick Clegg on what Brexit means for Yorkshire

Monday, September 19, 2016

Nick Clegg, Sheffield Hallam MP and new EU spokesman for the Lib Dems, argues for an early general election in an exclusive interview with Yorkshire Life.

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Kay Mellor OBE has been an influential mainstay in British television drama for three decades – writing, directing and acting in stories that evoke her love for Yorkshire.

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Jonny Bairstow has followed his father into the Yorkshire and England cricket teams and is now one of a new breed of powerful, big-hitting players changing the face of the game. He speaks to Martin Pilkington

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Yorkshire Cricket

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