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Local People

Mon, 19:27
Ripon Cathedral

The Very Reverend John Dobson, Dean of Ripon, tells us about his cathedral city. Photographs by Joan Russell

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Tom Wrigglesworth

In the first of his new series of regular columns, the Sheffield-born comedian recalls how he (almost) moved back home

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Leeds city centre

The most interesting people, places and organisations you should be following on social media in and around Leeds.

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Leeds

Andrew Middleton - a life in antiques

Monday, January 4, 2016
Andrew Middleton with part of his carpet and rug collection at his home in Cawood, near York

One of the world’s foremost carpet experts spins Jo Haywood a colourful yarn about his life as a collector. Photographs by Joan Russell

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The Hepworth Wakefield – celebrating its fifth anniversary this year with Simon still at the helm (Photograph: Guzelian)

Simon says… thank you to the colleagues who have helped him make The Hepworth Wakefield such a success

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Luke Campbell

Hull boxer turned model Luke Campbell is a big hit in and out of the ring, writes Paul Mackenzie

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Christine Yorath

Jo Haywood meets an interior designer who specialises in making houses into homes. Photographs by Joan Russell

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Social Events

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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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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Andrew and Susan Cawthray

At least 70 guests helped to celebrate the opening of a new lounge at Harrogate jewellers A Fattorini which was marked by an exhibition and fashion show displaying a selection of watches from the new Rolex Baselworld Collection.

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Anne Haggas, Amy Wall, Alison Kent, Fiona Wray, Katie Weldon

The Harrogate & District Estate Agents Association held its annual President’s Charity Dinner, its 18th, at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate. A record number of local companies and members attended the black tie event.

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The Red Cross in Yorkshire

Red Cross volunteer drivers Sean Ridley and Nick Stenhouse got a taste of the film industry recently when they starred in a documentary about the work of the Red Cross in rural Yorkshire.

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Celebrity Interviews

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
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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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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