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Campaigners rail against plan for old Yorkshire railway line

A DECISION on whether to turn the old rail line between Scarborough and Whitby into a track suitable for high speed bikes will be taken by councillors next month after a heated consultation period that has seen a protest petition signed by more than 7,000 people.

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Dave Purvis is one of Britains leading coracle builders

Ancient crafts on show at Moors festival

IT is the biggest woodland event in the north, with more than 100 artisans demonstrating crafts that date back centuries.

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Lady Florence Bell at the original production at Mount Grace Priory near Northallerton, in 1927

How they’re reviving the Yorkshire village fete with a cast bigger than Ben Hur

IT WAS a village show with a cast bigger than Ben Hur.

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Ben Wray recreates Reginald Farrer's shotgun technique.  Picture: Charlotte Graham/Guzelian

How one shotgun explorer helped shape the great British garden

IT ISN’T a technique anyone on Gardeners’ Question Time ever advocated, but this is how they once propagated plants in the Dales.

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The Harbour at Staithes, out of season. 
Picture by Gerard Binks

Tide turns for all-weather visits to coast

IT SPANS 36 miles along the edge of the North York Moors National Park, and takes in some of England’s most breathtaking scenery.

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Victoria: Pinewood, but more posh - film sets fit for a Queen in Yorkshire

Victoria: Pinewood, but more posh - film sets fit for a Queen in Yorkshire

It is Pinewood but more posh - a pop-up film studio inside one of Yorkshire’s grandest residences.

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York is a magnet for tourists

Chop sticks but not chips tempt Chinese visitors to Yorkshire

THEY like Harry Potter, afternoon tea and the Premier League, but not fish and chips or the seaside - which makes York and Huddersfield the top destinations for the region’s increasing numbers of visitors from China, according to data from tourism officials.

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Curator Robin Diaper with an amplification horn mistaken by one child as a device for making crumpets, on show as part of Bill Baileys Cabinet of Curiosities exhibition at Hull Maritime Museum.  Picture by Tony Johnson.

Hull museum drafts in comedian Bill Bailey for new exhibition

Today we might write it off as a vanity project, but to Sir William Constable, it was a window of wonder on to everything in the known world.

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Day One of the Tour de Yorkshire

Tour de Yorkshire Day 1: Thrills and spills at the seaside

Even before the tumble on the approach to the finishing tape in Scarborough, the crowds had been buzzing.

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The Tour de Yorkshire is a free show like no other

Tour de Yorkshire preview: What you need to know about this weekend’s big event

THE Tour de Yorkshire will be an opportunity for Yorkshire’s local communities to present themselves and the county to the world as never before, the chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire says.

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A silver and gold hoard (927 AD) found in the Vale of York in 2007 and acquired jointly by the British Museum, the Yorkshire Museum and Harrogate Museum. Picture: Trustees of the British Museum and York Museums Trust.

Seven best archeological hoards found in Yorkshire

Yorkshire has been at the heart of English history for more than 2,000 years and its past and its landscape have been shaped by Roman and Viking invaders, the War of the Roses and the English Civil War.

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Flying Scotsman will be one of four locos travelling in tandem

Y17 conference: Unique rail date as Flying Scotsman meets new Azuma loco

THE PAST, present and future of Yorkshire’s east coast main line will converge in a unique rail event next month, it was announced today.

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The Vikings have returned to Jorvik.

Culture clash as Viking life is relived in 21st century York

IT IS a clash of cultures like no other: the “Great Heathen Army” of Danish warriors who built a fortress in Viking York are being brought back to virtual life as a 21st century “national centre of excellence”.

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The Lister Arms  in Malham.

Dales pub voted among Britain’s top dogs

A DALES pub has been named one of the most dog friendly in Britain.

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Yorkshire’s literary tourism trail

Everyone knows that books are good for the soul, but now it turns out that they are also providing a boost to Yorkshire’s tourism industry.

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The TV cast of Fat Friends

Exclusive: Fat Friends the Musical to premiere in Leeds this year

A slimming club where the members confessed their inner most secrets while desperately try to shed a few more pounds proved a TV ratings winner. And now Fat Friends, created by Yorkshire screenwriter Kay Mellor, is about to get a new lease of life as a musical.

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Video: Inside the newly-restored Ferens Gallery in Hull

It was on January 12, 1917 that the industrialist and philanthropist Thomas Robinson Ferens bought a plot of land in the centre of Hull to build a brand new gallery. So it was something of a happy coincidence that exactly 100 years on the gallery which bears his name reopened its doors following a £5m renovation project.

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An art installation titled Arrivals and Departures by arts collective 'imitating the dog' is projected onto The Deep in Hull, forming part of the Made in Hull series marking the official opening of its tenure as UK City of Culture.

‘How this culture extravaganza has already changed opinions of Hull’

AROUND 60,000 people poured into Hull to see the opening night of City of Culture 2017, with tens of thousands more experiencing the spectacular fireworks display from vantage points across the North and South bank of the Humber.

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The Tour de Yorkshire is expected to bring record crowds

How to get an 18-day break on just nine days’ leave this spring

TOURISTS flocking to Yorkshire to see the third running of the county’s annual cycle race will help create what officials are expecting to be a record period of trade this spring.

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Ballet dancers Alice Rathbone, Benjamin Jones, Daisy Edwards and Daisy Kerry recreate The Nutcracker in the Painted Hall at Chatsworth House. Picture: F Stop Press

Five golden rings: Yorkshire’s poshest Christmas trees

When Kelly Smith says she makes two guys from building services attend bauble- hanging classes before they get near one of Castle Howard’s Christmas trees, she’s not entirely joking. While the workshops aren’t formal, Kelly, who is known as Fairy Christmas around the North Yorkshire stately home, has certain rules that must be obeyed.

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