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Queen Victoria etchings that once sparked a right royal row go on show in Yorkshire

The Royal Family’s strained relations with the media are as infamous as they are numerous.

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The white stuff

Putting the “For Sale” sign up on their dream home has been very difficult for Ben and Sara Smith. The couple have transformed what was a bog-standard 1980s property into a stunning, contemporary abode they have renamed “The White House”.

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Russell Howard will be performing at Leeds and Sheffield as part of his arena tour.

Russell Howard: Why I am always worried about outstaying my welcome

He is one of the country’s most popular comedians, now Russell Howard talks to Phil Penfold ahead of his latest tour.

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1 March 2017...Sheffield chef Vicky Wainwright, a former school cook who has become chef of the year for Marco Pierre-White. Picture Scott Merrylees

Sheffield mum’s journey from school cook to chef for Marco Pierre White

A single mother from a Yorkshire council estate tells Chris Burn how she went from school cook to chef for Marco Pierre White.

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Customers who receive a poor service from their landline or broadband provider could be in line for automatic compensation as part of new proposals.

Compensation payments could soon be paid for poor broadband or landline service

Customers who receive a poor service from their landline or broadband provider could be in line for automatic compensation as part of new proposals.
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Hull fruit and veg wholesalers Phil Hough and Dennis Butler, who were moved out of the city centre, return to Humber Street, home of the original Fruit Market. Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe.

It’s now Hull’s cultural quarter, but does the Fruit Market’s revival impress its former traders?

Hull’s Fruit Market has become the hub for City of Culture, but to see whether its transformation impresses the former traders, Sarah Freeman took two of them back to their old stomping ground.

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Jonathan Dimbleby, whose latest book examines the human drama of the Battle of the Atlantic. (Picture: Matt Austin).

Maritime battle that helped turn the tide of the Second World War

Jonathan Dimbleby’s latest book lifts the lid on the Battle of the Atlantic during the Second World War. Chris Bond talks to the broadcaster about this often overlooked wartime story.

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Horton-In-Ribblesdale C of E Primary School, Brackenbottom Lane

Four North Yorkshire village primary schools to close - with fears more will follow

They have educated children for generations. But village schools across Yorkshire are in decline - with several now planning to close their doors for good. Chris Burn reports.

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Faith story: Reverend Richard Coles, the former pop star who was ordained into the Anglican priesthood in 2005.  (Picture: Mike Prior).

Richard Coles - his journey from pop to pulpit

The Reverend Richard Coles was a pop star who became a priest. He talks to Chris Bond about his unlikely journey and why he believes Christianity still matters.

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Harry Smith, 94, was in Hamburg when the war ended in 1945.

How songs and music brought hope in the dark days of the Second World War

As Dame Vera Lynn celebrates her 100th birthday, Chris Bond speaks to people about their wartime memories and finds out why songs and music were so important to them.

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Mums are still 'lending' money to their adult children.

Bank of Mum: 17% of mothers still lend money to their adult children, survey finds

Mothers are more likely than fathers to continue giving their children cash handouts after they have grown up, a survey has found.

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Vines grow on Waiheke with a view of the sea.

Why there’s more to New Zealand’s wineries than Sauvignon Blanc

Think of New Zealand and you might just think of Sauvignon Blanc. After all, 70 per cent of New Zealand’s wine is packed with those fresh, zippy, gooseberry-charged flavours that have made New Zealand Sauvignon the standout wine revolution of the last 20 years.

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Marianne McNamara who is director of Mikron Theatre Company.
2 February 2017.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

All aboard Yorkshire’s only floating theatre company

As the 2017 season begins, Marianne McNamara talks to Sarah Freeman about heading up Yorkshire’s only floating theatre company.

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Florist Heather Hutchinson.

My Yorkshire: Florist Heather Hutchinson on her favourite people and places

After studying at the London College of Fashion, Heather Hutchinson returned to Yorkshire to become a partner in the family florist business. The Hedgerow, which was set up by her mother Wendy, is in Threshfield, near Grassington.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will make their first public appearance on Friday since William faced a media backlash following his "lads only" skiing break.

William and Kate set to make first public appearance since 'lads-only' ski trip furore... and that special nightclub dancing

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will make their first public appearance on Friday since William faced a media backlash following his "lads only" skiing break.

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Britain ‘may be paying into EU budget for next decade in Brexit divorce’, warns top MEP

Britain ‘may be paying into EU budget for next decade in Brexit divorce’, warns top MEP

Top EU officials are taking a tough line as Brexit negotiations approach. Chris Burn reports from the European Parliament in Strasbourg as the battle lines are drawn.

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Barnsley's Roy Taylor will skipper one of the 12 boats in this year's Clipper Race.

Land-locked Yorkshireman Roy Taylor handed dream of skippering in Clipper Race

IT is famed the world over for being one of the longest and most grueling races ever conceived.
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In the studio of Emily Sutton photographed by Alun Callender

Making space for art

Artists and makers opened the door of their studios to Yorkshire author and designer Sally Coulthard, who has chronicled the creative spaces in an inspiring new book. Sharon Dale reports. Main picture by Gary Longbottom.

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Police stand by in the early hours of Friday, July 14, 2016, on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, southern France, next to the lorry that had been driven into crowds of revelers. Now a Yorkshire firm is helping to prevent such attacks. (AP Photo)

Yorkshire company playing key role in preventing terror attacks

Marshalls has reported record profits after seeing strong demand for sturdy street furniture that can help prevent the terrorist atrocities that hit Nice and Berlin last year.

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Whats cooking: Prue Leith has become a recognisable face on TV. (PA).

Prue Leith on Bake Off, ‘rampaging children’ and fattening cakes

She could soon be heading up Bake Off, but until that is confirmed, Prue Leith talks to Susie Mesure about ‘rampaging children’, ambition and fattening cakes.

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