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Romance author Susan Stephens talks about the love of her life – books

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From a Bedouin tent to a Bridlington bunk, a York archaeologist traces the story of an iconic figure

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Kicking off the new year with a series of concerts aimed at bringing classical music to young people.

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Technology has transformed our lives, our homes and our relationships – where will it all end?

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Recalling the flooding misery that caused chaos across Yorkshire but also brought communities together.

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Floods

I recently read an article on the cost of staging festivals – a cost that often left organisers crying in the portable loos. As we’re Harrogate, and not a greenfield festival, we may have plush toilets in beautiful venues, but we are not immune to the occasional eye-watering glance at the balance sheets.

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

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Leeds

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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Haworth

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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There’s a letter that’s been quoted and requoted of late, in light of the decline of arts subjects at GCSE. When Kurt Vonnegut was 84, high school students sent letters to the author. He responded with this beautiful wisdom: ‘Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow.’

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A tapestry is being created in Stamford Bridge to commemorate the other big battle of 1066, writes Paul Mackenzie

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The Sheffield-born comedian has moved back to the city and is pondering the merits of renovating his new home himself

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Teenagers are building careers with the help of a pioneering property project. Andrew Vine reports

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Leeds

The Sheffield-born comedian finds that photography and droning on don’t always mix well.

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Steve Huison on living an artistic life

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Steve Huison — star of The Full Monty and Coronation Street — tells Tony Greenway why acting, drawing and painting are all fuel to his creative fire.

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Oscar-winning filmmaker celebrates award for Stutterer by going back to school

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