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Yorkshire cookery writer Sam Stern.

To launch our new foodie Q&A column, we catch up with young York cookery writer Sam Stern

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Yorkshire Food
Tom Wrigglesworth

Whenever I am interviewed in my capacity as a comedian it never seems long before a question along the lines of ‘are people from Yorkshire funnier than their southern counterparts?’ This has probably been debated since the Big Bang, or at least since the Church established the province of Canterbury and the province of York. Either way it’s no doubt still hotly contested in student union bars throughout the land, and when I’ve been asked to field it, I’ve dodged the question and mumbled something about how we’re all the same.

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Heather French, one of the festival directors of Books by the Beach, Scarborough

As authors descend on Scarborough for Books by the Beach, festival director Heather French talks to Jo Haywood about her literary loves. Photographs by Tony Bartholomew

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Scarborough
Danny Willett reacts after putting on the 18th green in the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Photo by Michael Madrid/USA Today Spo/REX/Shutterstock

The 28-year-old Sheffield winner of the Masters 2016, Britain’s first Masters win in 20 years, says his achievement still hasn’t sunk in.

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Sheffield
Yorkshire Rows

Yorkshire welcomes home four fantastic mums who have rowed into the history books

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Horsforth's Millennium stone

Former Lord Mayor of Leeds Brian Cleasby tells us about his favourite West Yorkshire village

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Griselda Togobo, managing director, Forward Ladies, was the guest speaker at Yorkshire Life Business Women's lunch, Black Swan, Helmsley

Can spending more time at home lead to a more successful work life? Jo Haywood asks Leeds business leader Griselda Togobo

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Social Events

Thu, 00:00
Claire Holmes, Jenna Hardy

At least 430 guests attended the Yorkshire Haven’s sixth annual Blossom Fashion Show at the Queen’s Hotel, Leeds and raised more than £16,500.

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Charles with young festivals supporters

Charles and Camilla are put to work making pastry on a visit to Yorkshire

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Harrogate Bettys
Students from Heckmondwike Grammar School raising money for community aid project in Sri Lanka

More than £5,500 was raised at a ball to help students from Heckmondwike Grammar School take part in a community expedition to Sri Lanka.

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An appeal on behalf of Calderdale Rising

Friday, January 29, 2016
Calderdale Rising

Jenny Dutson, owner of The Workshop in Hebden Bridge, makes a plea for help on behalf of the people of flood-hit Calder Valley

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Floods
Fiona Movley, Lee Child, Sharon Canavar, CEO of Harrogate International Festivals

Bestselling author Lee Child flew from New York to appear at an exclusive event for Harrogate International Festivals.

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Tom Dodwell, Amy Richards, Debbie Dodwell, Chris Winspear

More than £5,000 was raised at a charity dinner for the Royal Engineers Association, Bomb Disposal Branch, held at the Queens Hotel, Leeds, which was attended by 250 guests.

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Jenny Cross, Christianne Wolff, Claire Turner

Business women from Yorkshire dominated the UK Forward Ladies Women in Business Awards held at the Queens Hotel, Leeds.

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Sarah Sobka, Stephen Burwood

Yorkshire’s Young Achievers of 2015 were honoured at an awards ceremony in front of an audience of 400 guests at Leeds United’s Centenary Pavilion.

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Celebrity Interviews

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
John Foxx

John Foxx was the original founder of the popular 70’s band, Ultravox and has a career which has spanned for nearly fifty years. I spoke to John about his time growing up in Chorley where he was born and his involvement in the adaptation of the E.M. Forster short story, “The Machine Stops” by Pilot Theatre and the York Theatre Royal.

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Anna Wintour

Students are urged to learn from the best and be self sufficient. Photographs by Andy Bulmer

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Jo Brand atempts to from Hull to Liverpool for Sport Relief

Don’t laugh but comic Jo Brand is planning a coast to coast trek for Sport Relief

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Tom Wrigglesworth

Radio 4 host on growing up in Sheffield and his love of the Peak District

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The Great British Bake Off contestants - Photographer: Mark Bourdillon

After star baker Marie was compared to Rod Stewart this week, we couldn’t help but spot that many of the other contestants shared some spooky similarities with celebrities too…

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