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Gala date for historic Driffield grain route

Jumping on board a Humber keel might not seem the wisest move in today’s environment of child abduction, trafficking and health and safety driven agendas, but for a seven-year-old Jim Hood back in 1943 it was all about adventure.

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The Parterre garden  at Sledmere House  at Sledmere. Picture: Gary longbottom

Bike route: Rolling along in the wide Wolds

With summer now definitely upon us I took my first-ever trip to the Yorkshire Wolds for this week’s ride and added some coastal resorts into my route to give it a seaside flavour. At 58 miles long it’s quite a bit further than my usual pedals, but a lack of any monster climbs meant my legs could just about handle it.

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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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Severe flooding caused chaos in Sheffield in 2007

The fight to protect Sheffield from repeat of deadly floods of 2007

A decade after flooding killed two people in Sheffield, including a schoolboy, a £19m defence scheme is almost complete. But years of extra work lie ahead - and only if more money can be secured. Chris Burn reports.
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A widow’s plea: ‘We must find a way to beat this horrible disease’

A widow’s plea: ‘We must find a way to beat this horrible disease’

The widow of a man who died of blood cancer is adding her backing to Yorkshire research to find a cure for the disease. Catherine Scott reports.

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Grand Central: Kept buzzing - to infirmity and beyond!

That’s me pictured above. On the left. Just to be clear. Seen right is reason for this column, my great granddaughter. ​Not third generation, you understand. But my granddaughter. Who’s great. And grand. In true Tyke terminology.

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Wasteland in Chapeltown back in 1987.

Chapeltown - the story of a troubled Leeds suburb

It’s 30 years since youths clashed with police sparking riots in the Chapeltown area of Leeds. Chris Bond looks at how this inner-city suburb is battling to overcome its past.

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From care home to top engineer, Faye suceeds in a man’s world

From care home to top engineer, Faye suceeds in a man’s world

Engineering isn’t normally seen as a career for girls, but Faye Banks is on a mission to change all that. Catherine Scott reports.

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Marty Jopson is presented the new Invented in the North programme.

Marty Jopson: Why Yorkshire is the true home for aviation’s pioneers

A self-confessed science nerd and champion of Yorkshire pioneers, Marty Jopson tells Sarah Freeman why we need to nurture the spirit of invention.

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Anita Rani is calling for more diversity on TV.

Countryfile star Anita Rani says diversity on TV 'important'

Countryfile presenter Anita Rani has said she "thanks god she exists" as a northern, Asian woman on television.
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9 June 2017.....Bill Graham runs a walking group, from New Wortley Community Centre, for middle aged men in Leeds in what was one of the highest suicide areas of the city. Picture Scott Merrylees

The men’s walking group helping tackle high suicide rates in part of Leeds

A men’s walking group is at the forefront of a strategy to tackle suicide rates in the city. Community leader Bill Graham tells Neil Hudson why small steps are helping make a big change...

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D-Day veteran Ken Cooke, 92, at his home in York. (Gary Longbottom).

York veteran recalls the D-Day landings

Ken Cooke is one of the last surviving D-Day veterans from York and his wartime experiences are among those recounted in a new play. Chris Bond talked to him.

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Sex, marriage - and car maintenance - are among the topics of conversation dads DON'T enjoy having with their children, a study has found.

Sex, marriage and car maintenance among subjects dads hate discussing with their sons

Sex, marriage - and car maintenance - are among the topics of conversation dads DON'T enjoy having with their children, a study has found.
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St Michaels of Coxwold, which lords over the landscape, is said to be one of the first churches in Yorkshire. Picture by Tony Johnson.

Village Focus: Coxwold’s historical charm

Its pristine streets, manicured grass banks and honey-coloured stone houses lend Coxwold village qualities that undoubtedly see it qualify as a setting for big screen period dramas.

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Grenfell Tower death toll rises to 79 as footage shows extent of damage

The death toll from the Grenfell Tower tragedy rose to 79, police said, as the nation stopped to remember those killed in the fire.
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Sheep grazing at the top of Rosedale Chimney Bank.

Pastoral scene that owes a debt to shock and ore

With its lush rolling hillsides in the background and sheep contentedly grazing on the pasture, this rural setting looks every inch a scene of beatific serenity.

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Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward of Bananarama.

‘There’s still the shared love of what we do and it is an excuse to just have a laugh’ says Keren Woodward on the Bananarama reunion

Keren Woodward was one third of one of the 80s biggest bands. With Bananarama now fully reunited, she talks to Duncan Seaman.

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Real home: The Yorkshire Laird

Getting away from it all proved difficult for swashbuckling businessman Jonathan Turner.

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Chris Skidmore, from Yorkshire NUM, is concerned about the fate of recreation grounds like the one in Grimethorpe. Picture: Scott Merrylees

Yorkshire's former mining communities losing their recreation grounds

The final whistle has blown on several recreation grounds in former Yorkshire mining communities. But can more be done to avoid others suffering a similar fate? Chris Burn reports.

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Ian Toothill was determined to scale Everest after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Ian Toothill: Why cancer didn’t stop me conquering Everest

Told he had no more than a year to live, cancer sufferer Ian Toothill decided to scale Everest. He tells Sarah Freeman why he ignored medical advice to take on the biggest challenge of his life

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