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Downton star supports York women’s campaign

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Cokie Van der Velde, working for the MSF in Africa

An inspirational woman from North Yorkshire has been recongnised for her efforts to fight deadly disease and deal with crises around the world. Paul Mackenzie reports

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Two special paving stones are being laid at Harrogate Cenotaph for VC recipients Charles Hull and Donald Simpson Bell

Harrogate pays tribute to a First World War hero

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Jenny Wallwork, former Badminton Champion

Former Garforth schoolgirl is using her experience with bulimia to help others to combat mental illnesses.

Words by Paul Mackenzie Photographs by Joan Russell

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Prince Charles visits the Abraham Moon & Sons mill in Guiseley as patron of the Campaign for Wool

HRH spent a day visiting businesses and community projects around Yorkshire

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Rachael, Geoffrey and Emma Boycott

The wife and daughter of Geoffrey Boycott talk about life with the Yorkshire and England cricketing legend. Words by Paul Mackenzie. Photographs by Andy Bulmer

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Birdwell Primary School May Queen 1960s

A wealth of historical movie material filmed in Yorkshire is now available for free online. Tony Greenway finds out more

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Social Events

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Avid readers and headline authors helped make the third Harrogate History Festival, hosted by the arts charity Harrogate International Festivals, a resounding success.

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Warren Thompson, Amanda Barratt

Generous guests raised a staggering £31,000 for Martin House Children’s Hospice at Redrow’s recent Red Tie Ball at Oulton Hall Hotel in Leeds.

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X factor star Alexandra Burke, opens the new Broadway shopping centre with leader of Bradford Council David Green, George Walsh-Waring, Markus Meijer, Peter Miller, Lord Mayor of Bradford Joanne Dodds

There’s rarely been quite so much excitement over the opening of a new shopping centre as there has been in Bradford

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Richard Mantle,Virginia Lloyd, David Cowan

Guests celebrated the launch of Opera North’s new season at Harewood House, near Leeds.

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Brasserie Blanc re-opening party, Leeds

Monday, October 26, 2015
Charlie Hague, Holly McClaren, Sarah Whitham, Zoey Panesar

A new-look Brasserie Blanc in Leeds was unveiled at a re-opening party where guests enjoyed cocktails, bubbly and canapés, all mini versions of dishes from the menu.

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Carol Walmsley, Tricia Heaps, Annabel Hartley

Guests raised £11,000 during a Royal National Lifeboat Institution autumn extravaganza at Rudding Park, Harrogate which included a cookery demonstration by award-winning chef Stephanie Moon.

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Maggie’s Yorkshire is due to open in the grounds of St James’s, Leeds, in 2017

Why we should all dig deep to ensure Yorkshire people get the cancer support they deserve. Words by Jo Haywood

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Sporting celebrities line up for event photo

Alan Shearer, Jessica Ennis-Hill, AP McCoy and Jimmy Anderson were among the sporting guests who teed off at Hallamshire Golf Club to help TV’s Dan Walker raise thousands for The Children’s Hospital Charity, Sheffield.

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Celebrity Interviews

Monday, August 10, 2015

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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Julian Lloyd Webber

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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