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Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Tom Wrigglesworth

The Sheffield-born comedian gets hot under the collar after his barbecues fail to hit the culinary heights

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Hannah Cockroft  training  in Rio

At the London Olympics in 2012, Yorkshire finished higher in the medal table than many competing nations. Andy Greeves speaks to three athletes who will be hoping for a repeat of that feat in Rio.

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Lisa Byrne

Unwavering support made all the difference to my recovery from a dreadful disease

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Lewis Southward

A teenager from Pontefract is aiming for the big time with his slick rhymes, writes Paul Mackenzie

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Tom Wrigglesworth

By the time you read this, the citizens of the UK will have voted in one of the biggest referendums our ballot boxes have seen. Stay in the EU and stand with Brussels, or wash our hands of the whole thing and mutter apologies about it all being a colossal misunderstanding. Regardless of where you stand, surely now is the time to address a far bigger question. Should Yorkshire be part of the UK?

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Gyles Brandeth

Newby Hall creates a paw-pose built haven for Gyles Brandreth’s teddy bear collection

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Sharon Canavar

It’s frenetic behind the scenes as the Harrogate International Festivals burst upon us.

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Social Events

Yesterday, 00:00
Guest speakers Kerry Daynes, author of Is There A Psycho in Your Life? and Jamie Bartlett author of The Dark Net.

Guest speakers at Raworths Literary Lunch, part of the Harrogate International Festivals, shone a light on the mysterious Dark Net and offered hints on how to spot a psychopath.

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Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s CEO Dr Rob Stoneman describes a new threat to Askham Bog, exactly 70 years since it was first secured for protection from development

Iconic broadcaster makes an impassioned plea for the future of Wildlife Trusts

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Yorkshire Wildlife
Millie, Katie and Evie Richardson, Louise Ball

Guests celebrated the opening of a new Daniella Draper silver and gold jewellery store in Beverley, East Yorkshire.

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Lucy Poddington, Sophie Chaffer, Ruby Bassi.

Supporters of the charity Reading Matters raised more than £17,400 at their annual gala dinner attended by 150 guests at the Midland Hotel, Bradford.

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Emma and Jason Midgley, Margaret and Graham Bateman, Helen Rushworth, Patrick Brook, Canaan Smithies, Melissa Costello, Holly Shepherd, Tom Brook

More than £4,500 was raised for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice during Yorkshire’s Finest Estate Agents’ third annual charity ball at Bagden Hall, Denby Dale, West Yorkshire.

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Zoe Mulvenna of The Prince's Trust with designer bags for auction

Some of Yorkshire’s most glamorous and influential women came together for the first ‘Lunch with an Old Bag’ fundraiser, held in aid of The Prince’s Trust.

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Mowlem & Co open Harrogate branch

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Angela Swift, Maryane Carey, Julia Brown, Nikita Malhotra

Guests and clients celebrated the opening of a new showroom for luxury kitchen and furniture specialists Mowlem & Co in Albert Street, Harrogate at a drinks reception to mark the occasion.

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Katie Reed, Richard Stroud, Rita Howson

The search for the region’s brightest and bravest young people in 2016 got off to a flying start with the launch of the Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards.

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Celebrity Interviews

Saturday, August 20, 2016
Kay Mellor Photo by Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock

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
Jonny Bairstow

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
Corinne Bailey Rae at Black Girls Rock, New Jersey Photo by Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock

Singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae, back with a new album after six years, tells Tony Greenway about her musical influences and heroes and why she loves life in Leeds

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Julia Bradbury at Malham in the Yorkshire Dales

Julia Bradbury walks the walk (and talks the talk) at Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival

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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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