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Tue, 17:00

Leeds Male Voice Choir is still loud and proud after 100 tuneful years, as Jo Haywood discovers

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Columnist Lisa Byrne is hoping to exorcise the ghosts of Christmasses past with a wholesome festive season – and no drunken reality TV ‘stars’

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“Although the tape measure that never leaves my hand and the pencil behind my ear offer the illusion of a very enthusiastic amateur, I’m invariably stumped by an acronym that smashes my cover like a BS876 approved sledgehammer meeting a rusty RSJ lintel”

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Columnist (and aspiring novelist) Lisa Byrne joins in the bicentenary celebrations for one of Yorkshire’s most remarkable families.

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Sir Alan Ayckbourn makes an unusual appearance at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. Tony Greenway joins the audience

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Columnist Lisa Byrne shares some spooky experiences as she prepares for Hallowe’en.

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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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Social Events

Monday, November 21, 2016

It tool two and a half years of research tracking down former Leeds Girls High School pupils from the class of 1966 to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

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Events have been taking place throughout the year to mark the 10th anniversary of the formation of The Yorkshire Regiment, including a fundraising gala dinner on behalf of The Yorkshire Regiment Benevolent Fund and Bloodwise Leukaemia Research which was held at the Cedar Court Hotel, Harrogate.

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More than £105,000 has so far been raised for essential repairs and restoration of York Minster.

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York Minster

Friends of Harrogate International Festivals mark the charity’s half century at a glittering ball

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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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Celebrity Interviews

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Bestselling crime writer and author of the Inspector Banks series Peter Robinson, tells Tony Greenway why Yorkshire is a thriller of 
a location for his police detective hero.

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Yorkshire Dales

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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Leeds Bradford


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Bride: The Wedding Show returns to Knutsford, Cheshire on February 4-5

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