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Yorkshire’s funny and rude place names may affect the value of your home

What’s in a name and does it affect the value of your home if you live in Slack Bottom or Booze?

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Sainsbury's has a good selection of faux plants

bring summer indoors

Never mind the weather, enjoy sunshine and flowers indoors. Sharon Dale reports.

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House where dreams came true

This riverside retreat in the Yorkshire Dales has been given a new look and a 
new life by its latest owners. Sharon Dale reports.

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The historic house was a hospital before being bought by the Shirle Hill cohousing group

Cohousing grows as people look for a caring sharing place to live

Cohousing projects in Yorkshire are creating a happier and healthier way to live but funding them is not easy. Sharon Dale reports. Pictures by Paul Horobin.

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Holme Castle, �625,000, Yorkshiresfinest.org

Chance to be king or queen of “Summer Wine” castle

Holme Castle, Holme, near Holmfirth

Price; £625,000

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Rake Farm, Glaisdale, �995,000, www.jackson-stops.co.uk

Two homes in the scenic hillside village of Glaisdale

Rake Farm, Glaisdale

Price: £925,000

Contact: Jackson Stops and Staff, York, tel: 01904 625033, www.jackson-stops.co.uk

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Expansive Wakefield family home comes with its own all weather tennis court - £1,100,000

Expansive Wakefield family home comes with its own all weather tennis court - £1,100,000

Specifically designed to create a bright, airy and spacious home overlooking its own private gardens, this expansive family house has been thoughtfully finished to an excellent standard.

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My cabinet reshuffle

Renovating her own home gave Suzi Ellis an idea for a furniture business that is 100 per cent Yorkshire. Sharon Dale reports. Main pictures by Tony Johnson.

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Newby Hall owner Lucinda Compton (left) and shell artist Linda Fenwick, pictured in one of the Shell Pavillions at Newby Hall, near Ripon. Picture by Simon Hulme

Shell work of art

Linda Fenwick and Lucinda Compton have collaborated to create two shell-encrusted buildings that we are all invited to share. Sharon Dale reports. Pictures by Simon Hulme.

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The Old Rectory, Walkington

Wolds rectory restored to glory

The Old Rectory, Walkington

Price: £1.85m

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Miami solar lanterns, �7.99 each, Lights4fun.co.uk

Kitchens, firepits and water features are garden must-haves

It’s summer and time to make the most of the outdoor room. Sharon Dale looks at al fresco fashions and fads.

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There are 11 awards

Property awards open for entry

The Yorkshire Residential Property Awards are now officially open for entry. Sharon Dale reports.

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Somnus divan and  mattress by Harrison Spinks, from �1,709 for a single bed.

Made in Yorkshire

Supporting home grown furniture makers helps the local economy. Sharon Dale reports.

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If you see it you can usually buy it

Continental treasure house

This historic building in York has been transformed from an Indian restaurant into two chic apartments and a café. Sharon Dale reports.

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The dining room with table topped with scaffolding boards painting in Annie Sloan's Paloma.

Splendid and self-sufficient handmade home

High Penhowe is the pinnacle of John and Sally Medforth’s property journey. Now they are selling the perfect house in the country. Sharon Dale reports.

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Kate Thornburn's crockery is made in Stock on Trent but most of what we eat and drink from is imported. www.whatkateloves.co.uk

Buy local food but don’t forget to check the origin of your plate

by Robin and Patricia Silver, The Home, Salts Mill, thehomeonline.co.uk

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The house that could cost its new owner just 2 to buy

Is this the cheapest home on the market in the UK? It could be yours for just £2

A mum has put her house up for sale, but not in the conventional manner.

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Video: Meet the Yorkshire artist inspired by superstition, folklore and old wives’ tales

You may want to put a lemon under your chair after visiting Alice Pattullo’s exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Sharon Dale reveals why.

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Family who built the perfect garden

Craftsmanship, care and a lot of hard graft have made this cottage and its land into an idyll for plants, animals and people. Sharon Dale reports.

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An artist's impression of the crowd funded homes being built at Merton Lane, Sheffield.

Success for developers whose idea attracted a new crowd

Banks are being challenged as developers find new ways to fund building projects. Sharon Dale reports.

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