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Thursday, July 30, 2015

20 year old Oliver Preston from Leeds is the creator of the Trails of a Yorkshire Man Blog, he tells us why he loves to be from Yorkshire

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Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII

Terry Fletcher visits the costume department at English Heritage

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James Reed with his uke

A carpet salesman is making a song and dance about his home town, as Paul Mackenzie reports.

Photographs by Kirsty Thompson

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Jess in action at the CommSport Open Meeting in Sheffield earlier this season. Picture by Andy Chubb

Rising star Jess Mayho is hoping athletics can capture the public imagination in the way cycling has. Paul Mackenzie reports

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Forward Ladies Award Ceremony

Women in busines from Yorkshire encouraged to be part of prestigous awards.

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Yorkshire champion Gary Verity, who promotes the county around the world

The chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, talks rollercoasters, cricket and breathtaking views

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Gareth Barlow

A young farmer from York is hoping for an agricultural revolution

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Pupils at a Leeds school are bowling along nicely

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Share your reading passions

Share your reading passions with writers and other readers at the new Readers’ Afternoon Tea, says Sharon Canavar

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Pupils from Merlin Top Primary in Keighley are entranced by storyteller Sita Brand

Storytelling is an invitation that has been open and accepted since the beginning of time.

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New head of Hipperholme Junior School Sarah Weller with pupils Luchia Shaw and William Bentley

A new head teacher launches an exciting learning journey

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Hull Collegiate School

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Hull Collegiate School2

Hull Collegiate School is the only independent co-educational day school in East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire to provide a coherent education for children aged 3 to 18 years.

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Social Events


Guests celebrated the opening of the new Caulfield Company showroom in association with partners Solarlux UK at Harewood Bridge, near Leeds.

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The band - Bejazzled

A summer garden party at Scampston Hall near Malton has raised more than £11,000 for a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre.

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Representing Knight Frank, from left, Tim Waring, Lindsey Thomas,George Dennis, David Peters, Nick van Zeller

Guests celebrate the continued success of a leading independent real estate consultants at an exclusive lunch. Esther Leach reports

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Michelle Mone

Michelle Mone is a seriously impressive woman. And not just because she looks positively Amazonian in her towering Louboutin heels and can accurately assess someone’s bra size from ten paces.

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Emma and Phil McDonald the parents of Freddie, two and Louie, five

Family and friends organised a summer charity ball inspired by two-year-old Freddie McDonald’s fight against liver disease.

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Lydia Hannon, Ginny Howe, Ibby MacPherson

Riders, judges and officials of the Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials came together at a pre-competition cocktail party at Braham Park, near Wetherby.

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Back: Ellen Kolding, Vicki Green, Kirstine Kolding, Anna Floyd, Jess Humphreys, Gabby Grogan, Alice Whitelam, Rachel McKee, Abi Tordoff, Lizzy Cormack
Front: Izzy DaCosta, Lucy Lister

Ashville College, Harrogate held its annual sixth form ball in the town’s Old Swan Hotel.

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Reading Matters 3rd Fundraising Gala Dinner, Midland Hotel, Bradford.
Staff from Barclay's Bank who sponsored the event, Holly Ritchie, Janet Hird, Dawn Moody, Claire Acornley, Diana Bambrough, Sarah Goodwin, Jayne Ingham, Pragna Mistry.

Author Gervase Phinn and TV presenter Harry Gration gave their support to raising literacy standards at the Reading Matters’ fundraising gala dinner at The Midland Hotel in Bradford.

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Celebrity Interviews

Friday, July 3, 2015

Internationally acclaimed cellist Julian Lloyd Webber tells Sheena Hastings how a serious health problem has led to new opportunities

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Pic Joan Russell
Barbara Taylor Bradford celebrating the launch of her new novel at Rudding Park, Harrogate for Yorkshire ife readers.

Readers welcome one of Yorkshire’s best-loved authors to an exclusive brunch

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Joe Root celebrates reaching his century during Day Four of the 1st Investec Test between England and India at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground in Nottingham, UK. Photo: Ben Radford/Visionhaus

Martin Pilkington gets the lowdown on the Yorkshire cricket star

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Peter Snow -  Photo by Geoffrey Swaine

Journalist headlines Harrogate History Festival at The Old Swan Hotel from October 23rd-26th

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Homecoming queen - Linda Barker back home in Bradford

There’s something very likable about Linda Barker. She’s got an open, honest way about her and a ready, borderline-raucous laugh that makes you feel immediately at home in her company.

Presumably she was the life and soul of the party at school; always enthused, always positive and always at the front of the class with her hand up. Well, not always.

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