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Discover Yorkshire

Why everybody’s flocking to Brexit Britain

BRITAIN’S future economic strength may well depend on progressive post-Brexit government policy but one of the economy’s great pillars of strength already offers encouraging reassurance for this new era.

Tea, Toast and Post, a quirky cafe in Robin Hood's Bay, is quickly becoming a top music venue. Picture: Ceri Oakes

How a cafe in Robin Hood’s Bay became a top music venue

In one of the streets that lead down to the beach in Robin Hood’s Bay there’s a cafe. It’s called Tea, Toast and Post and it serves up fish finger sandwiches in doorstep bread, homemade scones and some say the best coffee in town.

From the series Annals of a Life Threatening Postcode (working title), 2016.

After 40 years in obscurity meet Britain’s most overlooked photographer

Is Peter Mitchell our most overlooked photographer? Martin Parr certainly thinks so. Sarah Freeman met the man who has spent 40 years finding the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Chef Andrew Pern

Starfish: Michelin-starred chef Andrew Pern opens new restaurant in Whitby

WHITBY, famed for its ice cream and fish and chips, will now be the location for a signature restaurant by one of Yorkshire’s leading chefs.

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To launch the Yorkshire Festival in 2014, a unicycle disply team performed in front of fountains which had been turned yellow, in Sheffield's Peace Gardens.

Exclusive: Question mark hangs over Tour de France festival legacy

TOURISM LEADERS have maintained that an international arts festival staged as a legacy to the Tour de France in Yorkshire will continue despite concerns that funding has yet to be secured.

The British Art Show at the Leeds Art Gallery, last October. Picture by Simon Hulme

Why Leeds is Yorkshire’s new tourist destination

TOURISM leaders have pledged to build on a boom in millions of visitors who have booked stays in the wake of a succession of international sporting and music events in a Yorkshire city.

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The pier at Cleethorpes is up for sale. Picture by Simon Hulme

End of the pier: Restored Cleethorpes gem goes under the hammer

FOR SALE: One 143-year-old pier, lovingly restored and crammed with priceless childhood memories.

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Janet Senior with The Lord Mayor of Bradford Geoff Reid and Lady Mayoress Chris Reid at City Hall, Bradford
Picture by Simon Hulme

New book provides a window into Bradford’s history

THEY ARE monuments to some of the great and the good of Bradford - but the inclusion of some family shields on the windows of Bradford City Hall are puzzling historians, despite a two-year investigation into the artworks.

Laura Good and Lisa Morrison inside the Woolpack. Pictures by Simon Hulme.

It’s much smaller than it looks on the telly! Your first look inside the Emmerdale Studio Experience

THE WOOLPACK has been the scene of many dramatic moments in the 44-year history of Yorkshire’s much-loved soap, Emmerdale.

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Linda Barker with Martin Green, Chief Executive of Hull 2017.

The party’s at your place! Hull folk ‘should throw open doors to visitors next year’

CHANGING ROOMS made her a household name. And now Linda Barker is encouraging people in Hull to do up a spare bedroom for some of the 1m visitors expected for City of Culture next year.

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Children Rhiannon, seven, Hannah, nine, and Gabriella, 13, rolling down the hill by Ray Wood at Castle Howard.

Roll up! Castle Howard designates UK’s first ‘downhill rolling zone’

AS warning signs go, it is among the more unusual you might expect to come across in the grounds of one of Yorkshire’s finest historic houses.

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The auditorium in the Hyde Park Picture House, in Leeds

Raiders of the lost archive: Leeds cinema they lit by gas gets lottery bonanza

CUSTOMERS first passed through its doors in the same year that Charlie Chaplin, Oliver Hardy and Gloria Swanson made their screen debuts.

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Fountains Abbey, near Ripon, is celebrating the success of their environmental sensitive restoration of their Half Moon Reservoir. Pictured (left to right) Michael Ridsdale, (Head of Landscape at Fountains Abbey), and Nick Hartley, (MD of Ebsford Environmental).  Picture James Hardisty

One-of-a-kind project to clear reservoir is complete

IT was a big challenge - how to remove thousands of cubic metres’ of silt from a 300-year-old reservoir without draining it, and keeping the precious flora and fauna intact.

Audience development officer Lizzy Wilson views the uncovered ceiling at Leeds Art Gallery

Spectacular roof space, hidden for 40 years, discovered at Leeds Art Gallery

Renovation work on Leeds Art Gallery has uncovered a spectacular roof space that has been hidden away for more than 40 years.

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Attractions like The Deep in Hull are enjoying a Brexit boom

Brexit boom: Yorkshire tourism surges as weaker pound makes us want to stay home

IT has been blamed for everything from job losses to a stagnating property market. But now the Brexit vote is being credited with a surge in tourism which is benefiting businesses and visitor attractions in Yorkshire.

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Amongst the foliage is Sam Shipman, the new Head gardener at  Beningbrough Hall near York.
Picture: Gary Longbottom

New head gardener looks to ‘shape the spirit’ of Beningbrough Hall’s gardens

He has carved out a horticultural career that has taken him as far afield as Istanbul.

St Andrew's Church, Bainton, near Driffield, East Yorkshire.
Picture James Hardisty.

Music to her ears: Organ rebuild completes Cathy’s 22-year restoration of Yorkshire Wolds church

WHEN the sounds of the organ at St Andrew’s Church rang through the historic building on Saturday evening, to a packed crowd that included the Bishop of Hull, it marked the culmination of a 22-year conservation crusade by Cathy Otton-Goulder.

The new Water Park in Scarborough.

Teething troubles hit Scarborough’s new Alpamare waterpark

SCARBOROUGH’S new £14m Alpamare waterpark has been hit by teething troubles, less than a week after it opened.

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Scarborough Castle.
Picture: Paul Highnam.

‘Beggars belief’: Vandals damage Scarborough Castle twice in the past week

VANDALS have attacked one of North Yorkshire’s most famous and historic castles twice in the past week.

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Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie is starring in a series of YouTube videos to sniff out potential visitors. Picture: Dominic Martin .

Here’s one we sniffed out: A York travelogue hosted by a dog

A sprightly Yorkshire Terrier has been enlisted to present a short film series touring York.

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